Yo-hwan 'gonia119_kr' Lim is one of the most famous professional gamers in Korea and the world, and is known for much more than his StarCraft victories. Nicknamed the ‘Terran Emperor,’ Lim and his extraordinary control with bionics and dropships and brilliant strategies (never before used by Korean pro gamers) played a huge part in making pro gaming known to the general public.
While at the top of his game in the 2000s Lim once won ten straight matches at the WCG 2001, taking home the gold. His final match against Bertrand of France in 2001, as well as his match against his arch rival Jin-ho Hong, drew great attention from gamers everywhere.
Yo-hwan Lim became the first player to win two WCG tournaments in a row (2001 and 2002), and remains the only person to have won the WCG StarCraft tournament two years in a row.