A revolutionary Warcraft III player that set the benchmark for competitive play, the Korean is the latest to be inducted into the Esports Hall of Fame presented by paysafecard!
It’s safe to say that Jang ‘Moon’ Jae Ho revolutionised an entire esport; his mastery of the Night Elf race in Warcraft III led him to create his own unique strategy for them, earning him the nickname ‘The fifth race’ and later setting the benchmark for all future Night Elf competitive play.
Born in 1986, the Korean first started playing professional WC3 in 2003, just after The Frozen Throne was released. Of the four races to choose from; humans, undead, orcs and night elves, Moon quickly became attached to the last, showcasing the strength of the night elves in the MBC Sonokong Prime League II, his first competition. Despite his inexperience in esports he finished first, and started what would be a lengthy career live on Korean national television.
His success didn’t stop there; Moon went on to win multiple tournaments both nationally and internationally, making him the highest earning Warcraft III player. With such a record it seemed obvious Moon was a natural at the game, but Jang was up for a challenge. From 2010 till 2012 he also started playing StarCraft II, becoming a hybrid player and leaving his mark in countless tournaments for both games.
After a hiatus due to mandatory military service, Moon returned in 2015 for the next step in his Warcraft III career. Fighting his way back to the top proved understandably difficult, and it would be several years before Jang would find success, achieving first place at the WGL 2018 Winter Grand Finals.
At 32 years old, Moon is certainly one of the most experienced and veteran esport players in the world, but he isn’t about to stop now. For his ongoing outstanding career and his unparalleled innovations in competitive Warcraft III for 15 years, he is the latest inductee into the esports Hall of Fame.