Lee ‘Jaedong’ Jae Dong was one of the best players of the Brood War era, gathering no less than six premier titles (three time OnGameNet Starleague champion, two time MBCGame StarCraft League champion, and one time World Cyber Games champion).
Jaedong started playing StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty in 2012. He was one of 8 players brought to MLG Anaheim to play in the KeSPA Exhibition Tournament, where he took 3rd-4th by losing to Bisu. In December of 2012, Jaedong officially signed with the foreign-owned team, Evil Geniuses, and his SC2 career began to blossom.
In 2013, Jaedong earned over $110,000 through multiple tournament placings and yes, even a tournament win. He took 1st place in the Kingston HyperX 10-Year Anniversary tournament by defeating MC. He took 2nd place in an astonishing number of events, including DreamHack Summer (to StarDust), DreamHack Valencia (to HyuN), WCS America Season 2 Premier League (to Polt), WCS Season 2 Finals (to Bomber), and the 2013 WCS Global Finals at BlizzCon (to sOs).
Jaedong entered the 2013 WCS Global Finals at BlizzCon seeded at #3 in the standings, despite not having won a single WCS or or WCS Tier event. He defeated Mvp, Dear, and Maru before losing 1-4 to the BlizzCon champion, sOs, in the Finals.
Thanks to his 2nd place finish at BlizzCon, Jaedong became the eSports player with the highest career total prize money, passing ‘Fatal1ty’ from the first person shooter genre.