You nominated Bomber, Dear, Jaedong, Life, Maru, MC, MMA, Naniwa, Polt, Scarlett, Soulkey, and Taeja for 2013 Global Favorite Player of the year. The community's votes have been counted, and we have a winner!
Your Global Favorite Player of 2013 is:
Full name: Lee ‘Jaedong’ Jae Dong Race: Zerg Team: Evil Geniuses
In 2013, Jaedong earned over $110,000 through multiple tournament placings and yes, two tournament wins. He started the year by defeating MC to win the Kingston HyperX 10-Year Anniversary tournament, and ended 2013 with a first place win over Scarlett at ASUS ROG: NorthCon.
He also 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 world, despite not having won a single WCS or or WCS Tier event. He then defeated Mvp, Dear, and Maru before losing 1:4 to the BlizzCon champion, sOs, in the Grand Final.
Thanks to his 2nd place finish at BlizzCon, Jaedong became the eSports player with the highest career total prize money.
Check out a few video selections from 2013, starring Jaedong: