(마재윤) (born 23 November 1987
), known by the pseudonym sAviOr
), and dubbed The Maestro
for his uncanny play, is a professional South Korean e-sports
gamer of the real-time strategy
. He plays the Zerg
race and is one of the most successful and popular players of all time.
sAviOr is a member of CJ Entus, a professional StarCraft: Brood War
e-sports team sponsored by CJ CGV
, an entertainment subsidiary of the CJ Corporation
Ma Jae-Yoon has been rated first in the KeSPA (Korean e-Sports Player's Association) ratings nine times, only Park Sung-Joon
(JulyZerg) has more first place rankings for the Zerg race with eleven. sAviOr is widely considered to have been the most dominant professional Brood War
player of 2006. He has won three MSLs (MBCGame
Starleague) and one OSL (Ongamenet Starleague
Over the past few months in the 2007–2008 seasons Ma Jae-Yoon has lost several important matches. He has especially faltered in the latest season of matches, where he was eliminated in the first round of both the MSL and the OSL with a total record of 0–5. One theory of his recent decline in performance is that he was devastated and never recovered from his 0–3 loss to Kim Taek-Yong
(Bisu) in the GOM TV Season 1 MSL finals on 3 March 2007
; and then later, in November 2007, he lost to Bisu again in the quarterfinals of the 2007 Ever OSL 1–2.
Ma Jae-Yoon is currently ranked 5th in the March 2008 KeSPA ranking with 1,540.5 points, he is behind Lee Jae-Dong (Jaedong) (2,400.3), Kim Taek-Yong (Bisu) (2,302.6), Song Byung-Gu (Stork) (2,219.6), and Lee Young-Ho (Flash) (1,747.5).
His career hit a new low when he failed to make it past the first round in the 2008 EVER OSL. He lost to the newcomer Spear, and then to his old rival, Lee Yun Yeol (Red_NaDa). He currently features in many of CJ Entus's 2v2 matches, but has yet to play a 1v1 match in the ProLeague this season. He was recently demoted to the CJ Entus B-team. However, his improved performance following the demotion will have Ma Jae Yoon return to CJ Entus Team A on July 21, 2008.
Savior went undefeated through winner brackets and finally won the Blizzcon 2008 tournament by defeating Nada 2-0.
- 161–101 (61.45%) record for official televised games, including 55–24 (69.62%) versus Protoss opponents (as of 3 March 2008)
- 1st place, 2008 Blizzcon 2008 Tournament
- 3rd place, 2007 World Cyber Games Korea Finals
- 2nd place, 2007 Shinhan Bank Ongamenet Masters
- 1st place, 2006–2007 3rd Shinhan Bank Ongamenet Starleague
- 2nd place, 2006–2007 GOM TV MBCGame Starleague Season 1
- 1st place, 2006 Pringles MBCGame Starleague Season 2
- 1st place, 2006 Pringles MBCGame Starleague Season 1
- 2nd place, 2005–2006 Cyon MBCGame Starleague
- 1st place, 2005 UZOO MBCGame Starleague