Two Koreans are back and they are joined by two newcomers.
Kim Dong Hwan, "AZUBU.viOLet"
The fate of Korean players trying their luck in the foreign countries is not always rewarded with success, but for viOLet it was. The Zerg has scored several big performances topped with a win in a MLG Arena event, and has proved he was marketable enough to get his personal sponsorship. As a player that reached Code S, he could have surfed his wave to take the foreign money, but viOLet really improved his game since he left Korea. He was good enough to get a Code S seed usually given only to foreigners. It is now time for the Zerg to show how good he is in the Iron Squid.
Lee Dong Nyoung, "FXO.Leenock"
Invited to the first Iron Squid, Leenock had a very tough group but certainly did not do as good as he expected. Fortunately for him, he is still one of the best Zergs around. Leenock is on a heater lately as he conquered his second MLG title and managed to reach the Ro8 of the GSL Code S. He is back in shape, the skill level that brought him all the way to the GSL finals last November. It is no surprise to see such a player coming back for Iron Squid II and he will want to capitalize on his momentum to reach the finals and a first trip to Europe.
Lee Jung Hoon, "MarineKingPrime"
MarineKing was doing fairly well in Iron Squid, ending first in his group and then… Symbol. MKP got taken by surprise and annihilated by Symbol, this series was the first step of a rivalry in which battles were fought all around the world. 2012 has not been that nice to the Terran, having him struggle to get through the first rounds of GSL Code S, but he is back. MKP reduced his travelling time to practice more and reached the Ro8 of the Code S right away. He is now confident enough to enter Iron squid II where he will be trying to achieve his triple crown with a European title.
Won Lee Sak, "StarTale.PartinG"
It has been said that Iron Squid I was lacking Protoss players, luckily enough, Korea has seen the rise of several outstanding disciples of Aiur these last months. The rise of the Protoss was led by an infernal duo coming from StarTale, PartinG and Squirtle. PartinG was at some point nearly unbeatable in PvT, but got carried away by is cocky personality. The Protoss is a showman and one of the best of his race as he just demonstrated by manhandling Prime with a stunning all kill in IPTL. PartinG has rarely shown up in international events, and Iron Squid is his first opportunity to go to Europe and show his ceremonies to an overheated crowd.