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[e][h]Protoss GARIMTO
Player Information
Romanized Name:
Kim Dong Soo
March 1, 1981 (1981-03-01) (age 36)
Alternate IDs:
GARIMTO_Kr, Garimto..[TosS], [Ori]GOARIMTO, SSreGiTosS, GG13-ProTosS, Corral
Zealot, Farmer Toss, GARIMTOSS
2000 Freechal OSL2001 SKY OSL
???? - 2003
2007-01 - 2007-??

Kim "GARIMTO" Dong Soo is a retired StarCraft progamer from South Korea who played Protoss for KTF MagicNs.


First bursting on the progaming when it was just only starting off, he impressed many with his Protoss vs. Zerg play, as well as his many uses of hiding buildings. Playing for Hanbit Stars, winning two OGN Starleagues and being known as the protoss who has revolutionised modern Protoss, he eventually retired, settling onto a life of commentating with OGN for Proleagues and game designing with a company. His last hurrah was during the Panasonic OSL, where, even though he was semi-retired, was able to put on an excellent last stand, especially against the Emperor, SlayerS_`BoxeR`.

GARIMTO won two major OnGameNet Starleagues in Freechal (defeating SKELTON, 3-0) and the Emperor himself in the SKY 2001 OSL, BoxeR (3-2), where the latter went on to have a tough time in later OSL finals. Besides the OGN leagues, he would rarely appear in Teamleagues for Hanbit or KPGA Tournaments. GARIMTO departed the Hanbit Stars for the military after the 2002-2003 Panasonic OSL.[1]

After his military service, he decided to return to progaming. He quit his job as a commentator, and signed a lucrative contract with KTF MagicNs. [2] He was listed on the roster as a player, but most viewed him as more of a mentor and a coach. He played once, losing to Free during the 2007 Shinhan Proleague R2 before once again retiring.

GARIMTO is as a vocal member of the StarCraft community with many famous sayings, amongst which, GARIMTO coined the phrase "Sense of Star."

GARIMTO was also very active in the early online StarCraft forums GemQ. During this era, GARIMTO was a part of a vocal faction which included Autumn and H.O.T-Forever. When GARIMTO lost a match to Boxer's hidden double barracks strategy, Autumn criticized Boxer for cheesing. This resulted in a series of heated arguments between Boxer's fans and Autumn's faction.


GARIMTO was the first Protoss to win 2 OSLs.


In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2001-12-28 A11st OnGameNet StarLeague 2001 SKY OSL 3 : 2 Ticon small bw.png BoxeR
2000-11-01 A11st OnGameNet StarLeague 2000 Freechal OSL 3 : 0 Zicon small bw.png SKELTON
Place Year Event/League
3rd 2001 Korea Telecom King of Kings
1st 2001 Cheonan Cyber Games Sports Festival
2nd 2001 GGTV Star Wars Episode 2
1st 2000 Chun Choo Game Festival
2nd 2000 SBS Progamer Korea Open King of Kings
OSL Champion
Hanaro OSL
Preceded By:
Canada Picon small bw.png Grrrr...
Freechal OSL
1st November 2000-5th May 2001
South Korea Picon small bw.png GARIMTO
Hanbitsoft OSL
Succeeded By:
South Korea Ticon small bw.png BoxeR
Coca-Cola OSL
Preceded By:
South Korea Ticon small bw.png Boxer
28th December 2001-16th June 2002
South Korea Picon small bw.png GARIMTO
Succeeded By:
South Korea Ticon small bw.png Sync

Notable Games[edit]


GARIMTO vs. Boxer 2000 Sky OSL, Game 1 on Incubus.