WCS 2016 Signature Series: Polt Tribute

Choi ‘Polt’ Seong Hun is a Terran player from South Korea living in the United States.

Polt is one of top 10 players in prize money earned in StarCraft II. He earned over $82,000 in 2013 alone and formerly held the record for highest individual tournament prize at $95,000 for his 2011 GSL Super Tournament victory. Since then Polt has managed consistent success as a StarCraft II pro player.

Originally, Polt was known for his invincible TvP, at one point with a 10-0 win streak in GSL Code S. He is now more widely known as an incredible TvZ player, winning several tournaments against talented zerg players.

In January 2014, Polt became the second Korean to obtain an Athlete Visa from the U.S. government after viOLet allowing him to continue to compete in WCS in the America region after the regional changes introduced in 2015.

In 2016 Polt placed 1st in the 2016 WCS Winter Circuit Championship- competing against a handful of skilled players such as Dayshi, FireCake, and Nerchio. In the finals he faced off against Snute in a tough best of seven series, ultimately Polt was victorious, and solidified his spot in the WCS Global Playoffs for 2016.

Unfortunately, due to Polt’s obligation to serve in the Korean military he was forced to give up his place at the 2016 WCS Global Playoffs and return to Korea.

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