Jaedong - Lee, Jae Dong

Lee "Jaedong" Jae Dong - StarCraft: Brood War Player

Lee, Jae Dong
Date of Birth:
January 9, 1990
Korean Age:
Korea, Republic of
Korea, Republic of
World Ranking:
Country Ranking:

Total Prize Money Earned:
$619,476.55 From 99 Tournaments
Alternate IDs:
8thTEAM_JD, EGJDRC, EG_JD_RC, Jaedong, n.Die_Jaedong, n.Die_yOngKIN


Lee "Jaedong" Jae Dong is a Zerg player in StarCraft: Brood War and its sequel StarCraft II. He is generally considered the greatest Zerg player in StarCraft: Brood War's 13 year long history of professional play. He is also one of a handful of top tier StarCraft: Brood War professionals who managed to achieve great success in its sequel, StarCraft II, as well. His success earned him the nicknames "The Tyrant", "Legend Killer", and "God of Destruction".

Jaedong made his debut as a licensed progamer in 2006, playing for the team Lecaf Oz. He immediately impressed, winning the 2006 Rookie of the Year Award at the 2nd Annual Korea e-Sports Awards. In December of 2007 Jaedong won his first major tournament, the 2007 Ever OSL (OnGameNet StarLeague). Jaedong would go on to win this title twice more in his career, becoming the third player to win the prestigious "Golden Mouse" award for winning three OSL titles, and the second after SlayerS_'BoxeR' to win two OSL titles back-to-back. In addition Jaedong won two MSL (MBCGame StarCraft League) titles, various smaller tournaments, and spend a total of 16 months as the number one ranked player in Korea.

Jaedong switched to playing StarCraft II in 2012, along with the majority of Korea's StarCraft: Brood War professionals. While his initial results where poor, Jaedong steadily improved. On December 12, 2015, Evil Geniuses announced Jaedong would be joining their StarCraft II division.

In the second half of 2013, Jaedong returned to the ranks of the world's top StarCraft players, having numerous high tournament finishes, a first place finish in the ASUS ROG: NorthCon 2013 tournament, and a second place finish in that year's premier tournament, the WCS 2013 Global Finals at Blizzcon 2013; awarding enough prize money to dethrone Fatal1ty, who had held the top position of the prize money won in esports for years.

On November 1, 2016, Evil Geniuses announced Jaedong would retire at the end of Blizzcon 2016.

Earnings By Year

Total ResultsOnline ResultsOffline/LAN Results

Earnings By Age

Total ResultsOnline ResultsOffline/LAN Results
27 Years Old$1,702.0010.27%|$0.0000.00%|$1,702.0010.27%
26 Years Old$1,666.0010.27%|$0.0000.00%|$1,666.0010.27%
25 Years Old$31,130.41195.03%|$2,380.4190.38%|$28,750.00104.64%
24 Years Old$62,947.642310.16%|$2,071.0260.33%|$60,876.62179.83%
23 Years Old$126,230.111820.38%|$0.0000.00%|$126,230.111820.38%
22 Years Old$2,859.3740.46%|$0.0000.00%|$2,859.3740.46%
21 Years Old$12,702.3742.05%|$0.0000.00%|$12,702.3742.05%
20 Years Old$98,019.82815.82%|$0.0000.00%|$98,019.82815.82%
19 Years Old$86,265.66813.93%|$0.0000.00%|$86,265.66813.93%
18 Years Old$130,494.95821.07%|$0.0000.00%|$130,494.95821.07%
17 Years Old$65,028.98410.50%|$0.0000.00%|$65,028.98410.50%
16 Years Old$429.2410.07%|$0.0000.00%|$429.2410.07%

Earnings By Game

Total ResultsOnline ResultsOffline/LAN Results
StarCraft II$224,833.536536.29%|$4,451.43150.72%|$220,382.105035.58%
StarCraft: Brood War$394,643.023463.71%|$0.0000.00%|$394,643.023463.71%

Earnings By Team

Total ResultsOnline ResultsOffline/LAN Results
8th Team$2,115.2630.34%|$0.0000.00%|$2,115.2630.34%
Evil Geniuses$221,551.606135.76%|$3,284.76140.53%|$218,266.844735.23%
StarCraft: Brood War (Hwaseung OZ)$196,987.852031.80%|$0.0000.00%|$196,987.852031.80%
StarCraft: Brood War (Lecaf OZ)$195,953.171331.63%|$0.0000.00%|$195,953.171331.63%
Korean National Team$1,166.6710.19%|$1,166.6710.19%|$0.0000.00%

Highest Prize Money Won

Top Placements

19 Tournaments
10 Tournaments
18 Tournaments

Other Statistics

Overall Ranking

Jaedong is currently ranked #63 in highest overall earnings, and #5 in highest earnings for players from Korea, Republic of.

Prize Money Earned Under 18 Years of Age

Before his 18th birthday, Jaedong was awarded $65,458.22 in cash prizes from 5 tournaments. 10.57% of his total prize money was earned before January 9, 2008.

Largest Prize from a Single Tournament

Out of the 99 tournaments where Jaedong received a cash prize, the largest was $52,203.51 from GOMTV MSL #4 2008 on March 8, 2008. He placed 1st, making up 8.43% of his total prize money won.

$100,000 Milestone

On March 8, 2008, Jaedong reached $100,000 in total prize money won with a $52,203.51 cash prize from his 1st place finish at GOMTV MSL #4 2008. Prize money from 8 tournaments got him to that point.

Recent Earnings

In the last 90 days, Jaedong has been awarded $1,702.00 in prize money from a single tournament, all of which came in the last month.


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