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Top 10 StarCraft 2 Players of All Time

The competition in StarCraft 2 eSports has never been as fierce as it is today. Hundreds of gamers around the world are competing for the title of the best player. But who are the ones who really stand out from the crowd and dominate? Let’s take a look at the top StarCraft 2 players of all time who have made the biggest impression on a global level and earned true fame in the world of electronic competition.

Below we have made a comparison table in which you can assess the current ranking, income, and win rate of the legends of this game.

Nickname Real Name Birth Date Race Income Winrate AMP EPM
Serral Joona Sotala 22.03.1998 Zerg $1,200,000+ 71.54% 320 344
Maru Cho Seong-ju 28.07.1997 Terran $1,150,000+ 64.76% 310 321
Rogue Lee Byeong-yeol 13.01.1994 Zerg $1,100,000+ 56.94% 342 342
Dark Park Ryung-woo 06.10.1995 Zerg $1,000,000+ 57.88% 315 304
INnoVation Lee Shin-hyung 25.07.1993 Terran $800,000+ 62.72% 297 304
TY Jeon Tae-yang 18.09.1994 Terran $700,000+ 60.17% 298 306
Stats Kim Dae-yeob 15.05.1992 Protoss $600,000+ 60.54% 298 300
Reynor Riccardo Romiti 01.07.2002 Zerg $600,000+ 65.63% 322 343
Trap Cho Seong-ho 24.03.1994 Protoss $400,000+ 61.42% 281 298
Clem Clément Desplanches 08.04.2002 Terran $250,000+ 64.29% 323 349

1. Joona “Serral” Sotala


Serral is also considered one of the best StarCraft 2 players of all time and continues to show impressive skills in many major tournaments. Joona Sotala has become known for his unique play for the Zerg, in which he uses peculiar tactics. He is also known for his stability, winning many matches without losses.

It all started with Serral in 2011 and within the last few years, he was already known by many fans. The win statistics fully confirm this. One of his biggest accomplishments was his performance at the 2018 World Championship Series, earning more than $280,000 by beating all competitors. This was Serral’s first major tournament success. He also won GSL vs. The World, DreamHack Montreal, IEM Katowice, and the ESL Pro Tour. Serral’s total earnings to date are over $1.2 million!

2. Cho “Maru” Seong-ju


Maru began his career in 2010 and has since become one of the most successful players in the history of the game. He is known for his aggressive playing style and strong control of his units. The gamer is also considered one of the best Terran players in the world. His tactics and strategies are often analyzed by many famous SC2 players.

Maru is a three-time GSL world tournament champion, winning in 2013, 2015, and 2018. He also won the 2018 WCS Global Finals and the 2019 IEM Katowice tournament. Despite his accomplishments, Lee Dong Nam is very humble and usually shows respect for his opponents. He and the fans for their support and acknowledge that his success depends on the hard work and support of the people around him.

According to statistics, Maru has won over $1,150,000 in his Starcraft 2 career, making him one of the most successful players in the history of the game. He is also the highest ranked SC2 player, peaking at 7,200 points in the world rankings.

3. Lee “Rogue” Byeong-yeol


Over the course of his career, Rogue has won many major tournaments and competitions. In total, he has earned over $1,100,000, making him one of the highest-paid StarCraft 2 players in the world. Rogue is a two-time StarCraft 2 world champion. He won Global StarCraft II League Season 2 in 2017 and the 2018 Global StarCraft II Championship. He has also won many other major tournaments, including GSL vs. The World and Super Tournament. He often plays for the Zerg and his skills make it easy to beat his opponents.

Rogue started in 2012 and won his first major championship in 2013 with a tremendous showing against the likes of Flash and soO. Currently, Rogue continues to perform at the highest level and remains the best SC2 player. His skill, experience, and unique tactics make him one of the top favorites at major tournaments, which is very attractive to fans. Rogue is known for his top-notch micromanaging ability and his ability to instantly adapt to the situation on the playing field.

4. Park “Dark” Ryung-woo


Dark is known for his crafty game strategy and attention to detail. This professional SC2 gamer from South Korea began his career in 2012 and quickly became one of the best players in the world. He still actively continues to dominate the eSports scene, delighting his fans. By the way, many professionals consider him one of the most dangerous opponents. At the same time, Dark usually shows high concentration and the ability to control his emotions during the game.

All in all, during his career, Dark has won many major tournaments, earning more than $1,000,000 in prize money. He is also the second highest-ranked professional player in StarCraft 2. His accomplishments include winning the Global Starcraft 2 League Season 2, as well as the 2019 and 2020 Starcraft 2 World Championship Series Global Finals.

5. Lee “INnoVation” Shin-hyung


INnoVation specializes in Terran gaming as a member of Dragon Phoenix Gaming. His stats are staggering: he has won over $800,000 in prize money and is ranked #3 in the world ranking of the most successful gamers in this discipline. Lee Shin-hyung is also a five-time world champion in Starcraft 2, having won GSL Code S, IEM, SSL, and others.

Born in South Korea in 1993, INnoVation began his career as a professional gamer in 2012 and today ranks among the best StarCraft 2 players, impressing fans with his high skill and intuition on the battlefield. His style has strategic genius and unexpected moves. He is able to quickly adapt to different battlefield situations and the strengths of his opponents, allowing him to confidently dominate and win.

6. Jeon “TY” Tae-yang


Another titleholder of the best SC2 players is TY, who has represented South Korea in various tournaments in the game. He has been playing since 2012 and has quickly become visible due to his skills. Today, TY is one of the most recognizable Starcraft 2 players in the world and has a reputation for being a strong and reliable opponent. Speaking of which, Jeon Tae-yang often appears at tournaments as a commentator and interacts with fans on his streams, which is very uncommon for players of this level. But the Starcraft 2 community craves it.

His strategic thinking and micromanagement allow him to use his units with maximum efficiency. This has a positive effect on his stats: TY has played over 3,500 games in his Starcraft 2 career and has a winning percentage of over 60%. He has also won numerous championships, including IEM Katowice 2018, GSL vs. the World 2019, and Homestory Cup XVIII.

7. Kim “Stats” Dae-yeob


Stats high win rate in international competitions and is widely regarded as a renowned Starcraft 2 player from South Korea. He is known for his excellent results and is regarded as one of the best representatives in the history of the game. Stats has played over 2,500 matches in a career that he started in 2012 and has won over $600,000 in prize money. He is a member of the Freecs team and is known for his success in the discipline in the role of Protoss.

One of the most impressive moments in Kim Dae-yeob’s career is his win at GSL Super Tournament 1 in 2018. In that tournament, he defeated such strong players as Rogue, INnoVation, and Dark and won a $28,000 prize. But that’s not all. He placed third at Code S 2020 and second at IEM Katowice 2019. He was also voted MVP at tournaments such as Super Tournament 2 and SSL Season 1.

Stats is an active participant in events, and his skills often draw thousands of spectators who respect his skills and dedication to the game. He continues to improve his game. His successes on the international stage and his impressive stats have made him an eSports legend.

8. Riccardo “Reynor” Romiti


Reynor is an outstanding Italian Starcraft 2 player who continues to achieve great success on the gaming scene. He began his career as a gamer in 2013, and in just a couple of years, he became a top StarCraft 2 player and is currently the leader in the world player rankings with a 7,023-point rating. After winning many tournaments and earning over $600,000 in prize money, he has garnered the support of many fans.

One of Reynor’s biggest accomplishments was winning the WCS Spring 2019 tournament, where he won $20,000 and earned a trip to the year’s main event, the WCS Global Finals. At the end of the year, Reynor finished second at the WCS Global Finals, behind only So Kim “sOs.” In 2020, Reynor continued his victorious march on the Starcraft 2 gaming scene, winning DH Masters Summer 2020, ESL Open Cup #22 Europe, and Douyu Cup 2020.

Reynor, like many professional players, is known for his aggressive and innovative strategies. He is also one of the few Starcraft 2 players who actively play for the Zerg race, which is often considered less powerful than other races, but using his skills, Riccardo Romiti has proven that it is possible to be successful at anything.

9. Cho “Trap” Seong-ho


Trap is a professional Starcraft 2 player from South Korea. He started playing SC2 in 2012 and quickly attracted attention with his skills and results in tournaments. The gamer for his quick and accurate decisions, as well as for his ability to make the right decisions in the most difficult situations. Trap often uses unexpected tactics to make his opponents act differently, which gives him an advantage on the battlefield. All this makes him one of the best Starcraft players in the world.

Trap has many Starcraft 2 tournaments he has won. He was the IEM Katowice 2020 and DreamHack Open Summer 2020 champion. He has also played in many other major tournaments such as GSL, which are some of the most prestigious tournaments in the world of Starcraft 2.

10. Clément “Clem” Desplanches


Clem is a Starcraft 2 player from France. Since his debut, he has excelled in the game and has quickly become one of the most famous and respected players in Starcraft 2. Clem is known for his aggressive play and ability to quickly adapt to his opponent’s tactics. His skills and results continue to impress newcomers and experienced players alike.

Clem began playing Starcraft 2 in 2013 when he was just 12 years old. He constantly trained and participated in numerous tournaments in Europe until he achieved his first major success on the international stage in 2018, when he won the HomeStory Cup XVII tournament. He is currently one of the best Starcraft 2 players of all time. He has achieved many significant achievements, including winning the “GSL Code S” tournament in 2021, which is one of the most prestigious tournaments in the world of Starcraft 2.

In terms of stats, Clem has played about 1,300 matches and won more than 750 of them, which is almost 60 percent of his wins. He also earned $220,000 in prize money, ranking 4th in the player rankings in terms of prizes earned.