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Boxer in e-Star Heritage League 22 July 2009

e-Star Heritage League, hosted by Ongamenet in celebration of 10 years of e-sports, consists of 10 of the greatest players in the history of Starcraft: Nal_rA, sAviOr, Kingdom, NaDa, iloveoov (group B), ToSsGirL, YellOw, Reach, Anytime and of course, BoxeR the Emperor himself (group A). The best 2 players will advance from each group. The the total prize pool is $40,000.

Watch Boxer's group stage matches on BoxerForever.com:

Boxer's thoughts on current e-sport (SKT T1, the next Bonja, the new FA system and more) Translated by Marencielo from Osen.com, 23 December 2008

When Starcraft was introduced to Korea in 1998, not many predicted that it would be possible to open a new field called e-sports. But now after 10 years, e-sports has developed into one of the cultural industries that can attract the most audience in Korea.

And in the center of it all is the ‘Emperor’ Lim Yo-Hwan (28, SK Telecom). As the most distinguished in cultivating the infertile field of e-sports as a teenager, 10 years has passed, and now he is looking at becoming the first progamer in his 30s.

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Original article (in Korean)
The Terrans, fallen into a weakened state: will the ‘Emperor’ Lim Yo-Hwan revive it? Translated by Marencielo from Gamedonga.co.kr, 23 December 2008

‘Emperor of Terran’ Lim Yo-Hwan was discharged from the military on the 21st and returned to his former team SK Telecom T1 on the 22nd.

In his returning interview, he stated, “I will prepare myself as though I am making a fresh start. Presently, all I have is a reputation from the past. Through excruciating amounts of practice, I will return to my past self.”

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...And THE EMPEROR IS BACK!!! TeamLiquid, 22 December 2008 After 28 months serving in the Airforce, Boxer is finally back to the progaming scene. Click on the link below to see his last moments in the military uniform and how SKT T1 welcome back their captain. Article and pictures...
"I know that you (my fans) are still waiting for me. Thank you!" TeamLiquid, April 01, 2007 After being eliminated in Ongamenet offline preliminary last 2 weeks, Boxer has made his way back to MBCGame Survivor League by winning 3 matches straight in the offline preliminary held by MBCGame. As to show his gratitude to the fans for their wait, in the first game vs SuperMan, The Emperor did a spectacular nuke rush and continuously nuked the Protoss for 4 times (VOD)
His wins today means Boxer will be back to MSL Survivor League which begins on April 5th after half a year absent from the pro scene.
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MBCGame and OGN tournament system comprehensive explaination...
AirForce ACE Team founded TeamLiquid, April 04, 2007 Korea AirForce Army has officially created a Starcraft team based on its current line-up of enlisted progamers. The team is named ACE (AirForce Challenge E-Sports). Zerg veteran H.O.T-Forever will be team captain, along with Boxer, ChRh, Sunny (Terran), Rage, fOru (Protoss), and MuMuyng, Clon (Zerg).
As planned, AirForce ACE Team will participate in the 2007 Proleague starting on the 14th of this month. Get ready for Boxer's return to the scene, this time in a whole new team!
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Boxer's comeback interview TeamLiquid, December 15, 2006 It has been confirmed that BoxeR will be participating in the Survivor League as part of the Air Force team. "BoxeR has adapted well to the army and trains hard, so we have given permission to allow him to participate in progaming".
Boxer has been reported to started training once again for his Survivor match. He will be facing Pantech's Nal_keke, followed by either Samsung's StOrk or Dream.T)OriOn from CJ.
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The Emperor is back? November 27, 2006 After finishing the basic training, Boxer has been assigned to the Air Force intelligence center, where he will be allowed to train as part of the military's progaming team. He is expected to appear in the MBCgame Survivor League first round, the first step in qualifying for the next MSL. His first game will be against Nal_keke (Z) on 1st of January 2007! Read more (GosuGamers)
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"Crazy As Me" November 1, 2006 About a year ago, the famous autobiography by Lim Yo-Hwan had been translated into English by BinaryStar at yohwanbiography.blogspot.com for few charpters before being abandoned. Today, we are happy to announce that the torch has been passed to another member of the zealous Starcraft world. Marencielo, the author of the much respected progaming blog Sense of Star, has proceeded the uncompleted translation work of "Crazy As Me" at boxerbiography.blogspot.com. The book, first published in Korea in the Fall of 2004, is a comprehensive and stirring story about the life of the most important figure of e-sports, hence is an invaluable gift to all who see Starcraft and gaming in general as their life's passion. Read "Crazy As Me"...
ROKAF web site went down due to Emperor's charisma Chosun, October 31, 2006 It is reported that recently an extremely high amount of visits to the ROK Air Force's web site to see the picture of Boxer with his new division has caused the site to go down. As a result, the picture has been removed from the site and sent to Boxer's family instead. The section that hosted it has been closed and is expected to be opened back after a week.
BoxerForever also experienced a similar high traffic problem last month after being featured by FighterForum, which made the site almost inaccessible and eventually be moved to a dedicated server.
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There he goes away.. TeamLiquid, October 10, 2006 The very last pictures of Boxer in the ROKAF (Republic of Korea Air Force)'s enrolment day.
Wish you best of luck in the next 28 months, our Emperor! We know you'll be back.
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Interview with TeamLiquid.net TeamLiquid, October 8, 2006 "StarCraft at the pro level has changed so much over your career, why do you think you have been able to be successful for so long?
- I think it’s my constant renewal of new goals and sense of duty. In particular I think I had a sense of duty to change the social perception of e-sports..."
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Interview after SuperFight TeamLiquid, October 3, 2006 "..In the army, I can't do all the other things I wanted to do as a civilian. So I can actually focus on a few things better. I want to prove that the army is where progamers can learn new things, not where progamers end their careers." Read more...
CJ SuperFight: Boxer vs YellOw: 3-2 October 3, 2006 The classic fight between the two greatest rivals in Starcraft history - once again ended with Boxer winning 3-2. After the disappointing loss to Savior, Boxer got his strength back and defeated his lifetime rival YellOw in a rather old-school and nostalgic series.
Game 1: Boxer < YellOw on Jungle Story
Game 2: Boxer > YellOw on Ragranok
Game 3: Boxer > YellOw on Arcadia 2
Game 4: Boxer < YellOw on Peaks
Game 5: Boxer > YellOw on Longinus
VOD (CrunchyRoll)
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Discussion (TeamLiquid)
CJ SuperFight: Boxer vs Savior: 0-3 October 3, 2006 Savior proves why he deserves the first spot in KeSPA's ranking by defeating the Emperor 3-0, thus winning the first SuperFight match and a prize of approximately $10,000.
Game 1: Savior > Boxer on Araknoid
Game 2: Savior > Boxer on Blitz
Game 3: Savior > Boxer on Longinus
VOD (CrunchyRoll)
Discussion (TeamLiquid)
CJ SuperFight: Boxer on the big day TeamLiquid, October 3, 2006 On the day the SuperFight takes place, FighterForum has a special pictoral feature in which they have a photographer each following Boxer, YellOw, and Savior throughout the day to update their latest pictures on the fly. Read more (TeamLiquid)
Boxer's update page (FighterForum)
SKY Proleague: SKT T1 vs KTF - SlayerS_`BoxeR` vs Ever)Z(aQua SKY ProLeague Week 4, September 25, 2006 Unlike some rumors, it seems Boxer got clearance to play in SKY until the very day he had to join the army. In the last 2 weeks, SKT T1 lost to Sparykz and eNature, both are 'lesser' teams skill-wise, and now they have to face a much stronger team - KTF. But it's different this time - they got their great leader back.
Once again, a truly Boxeresque game!
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IloveOOv's message FighterForum, September 13, 2006 It is believed that IloveOOv has left a message for Boxer at our site (number 116). Here is the translation of the message:
"Brother Yo-Hwan,
I do not think this as us being separated!! Deep in my heart, I wish I could go with you. But I will become your succesor to the throne instead. Go the the army and come back safely!
From IloveOOv to Emperor with love,"
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Boxer's response to BoxerForever.com FighterForum, September 13, 2006 When asked by FighterForum about BoxerForever.com, the Emperor said: "I am grateful for the passion it shows. I am always thankful for fan interest and was again shocked by foreign fans' passion. I am simply taking a break to open the path for my juniors. I especially like the writing on the bottom (top) of the page, We know you will be back."
Thank you, Boxer! Whenever you want to say something to fans all over the world, contact us.

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CJ SuperFight: Boxer vs YellOw and IPXZerg TeamLiquid, September 15, 2006 Fans will be able to see Boxer playing some more games before joining the Army. A special event called SuperFight hosted by CJ Media will feature 2 best-of-5 matches between Boxer and 2 great Zerg players that fans want to see him fight against most. They are YellOw - his lifetime rival, and IPXZerg (aka Savior) - a new generation ZvT star.
SuperFight will take place on October 3rd, 6 days before Boxer's enrollment. What an awesome occasion to say goodbye!
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Boxer quits MSL TeamLiquid, September 15, 2006 The game against SiLvEr yesterday is probably Boxer's last Starleague game before he joins the Army. Today, Boxer has announced his withdrawal from MSL Pringles 2 due to the fact that the quarterfinal rounds will not end before his scheduled enrollment. There will be an extra game between Nal_rA and SiLvEr to decide who will take Boxer's place.
So the sad news has arrived earlier than expected, but at least fans can be comforted that Boxer has played with his best in the last 2 games.
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MSL Pringles 2 - Week 4: Boxer vs SiLvEr - Congratulations, Boxer! TeamLiquid, September 15, 2006 Our Emperor has made his second win after an overwhelming TvZ battle against the challenger SiLvEr. This win advances him to the second stage - round of 8.
Let us all hope the last days of his amazing career will last for as long as it could.
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Boxer's first visit to the Army TeamLiquid, September 15, 2006 Boxer has just visited the Air Force, where he will spend the next 2.5 years to do his service. Not so surprisingly, the Emperor was ceremonially greeted by the unit. View video...
MSL Pringles 2 2006 - Results and standings TeamLiquid, September 14, 2006 Everything you need to know about the ongoing last Starleague of the Emperror. Updated regularly by jkillashark at teamliquid.net.
Notice: Boxer will play against SiLvEr tonight (on map Longinus)!
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Happy birthday to you! FighterForum, September 04, 2006 Pics from Boxer's 26th (or 27th in Korean age) birthday party. Read more...
Emperor's sexy dance...
Interview after defeating Nal_rA: "I want to still be a pro in my 30s." TeamLiquid, August 25, 2006 "..I wanted an even longer match. I wanted to see Nal_ra use everything Protoss has, Aribters, Carriers, everything. I wanted to beat Nal_ra after he did everything he could against me. Whenever I lost to Nal_ra I lost only after showing everything I had. I hoped that would happen today too but I won before it could happen. So I'm not as happy as I thought I would be. " Read more...
MSL Pringles 2 - Week 1: Boxer defeated Nal_rA TeamLiquid, August 27, 2006 ...On the one hand Nal_rA, who placed 2nd after Savior last season, and on the other hand no less than the Emperor himself. The Emperor, who may be playing the last Starleague of his career. Both players have a long history and before this game the statistics displayed a comfortable 9-2 in Dream Toss' favour. They are also both known for their strategic genius and the ability to adapt to new and unusual maps, Blitz is such a map. Read more...
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Boxer is leaving TeamLiquid, August 17, 2006 ..The time has come. The real world has come barging into this virtual world of StarCraft and plucked the biggest and brightest star. In the back of our minds we all knew the day would come, but as the years rolled by and we clung to the faint hope that the inevitable could be put off forever. Read more...