It wasn't easy, but Life won the 'StarCraft II: Heart of the Storm' tournament in the Major League Gaming Winter Championships in Dallas on Sunday to make it back-to-back titles.
Tied 2-2 in a tense final match, Life, who currently plays for the StarTale team in South Korea, rallied his Zerg forces and won two consecutive games against Flash to complete the victory and take home a $25,000 prize.
Life, whose real name is Lee Seung Hyun, has had an amazing run these past few months. At the MLG Fall Championships in November, he became the youngest champion in Major League Gaming history at just 15 years old by winning the StarCraft II title. Then in January, Life, who recently turned 16, earned a dramatic, come-from-behind win in the Iron Squid tournament in France by winning four in a row against MVP's DongRaeGu (DRG) after being down three games to zero.
Life earned a number one seeding going into this weekend's Winter Championships and started the tournament by shutting out Minigun in round one. But he narrowly edged out 17-seeded Polt and 24-seeded Last in the second and third rounds of the tournament by a single game -- three games to two. He then swept fifth-seeded MC in three games to meet Flash in the exciting finals.
We can't wait to see what Life has in store for the rest of 2013.