During his Brood War career, Lee ‘Flash’ Young Ho was known for being one of the best and most dominant players in the history of the game, winning six StarLeagues throughout his illustrious career (four in one year as well as the OSL/MSL in the same season). At the 2012 MLG Spring Pro Circuit, Flash won the KeSPA Exhibition Tournament by beating Bisu 2-0 in the finals in dominant fashion.
Following KT Rolster’s win in the 2010-2011 Shinhan Bank Proleague final, while recovering from surgery on his right arm, Flash started playing StarCraft II on the ladder and quickly reached the Master League. In April 2012, he was reported to be practicing SC2 again and to be enjoying the game. In early May, Flash was reported to be considering to switch to Protoss, but kept practicing Terran as remaining with the same race for the upcoming hybrid BW/SC2 2011-2012 Proleague Season 2 seemed more suited. The South Korean player also stated that, in his opinion, it would take him a year to reach the skill level of the current SC2 top players, and one or two more years to reach his Brood War level of skills. On May 12, a South Korean website released the first videos of Flash practicing StarCraft II, playing Terran on the ladder.