Grrrr...

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[e][h]Protoss Grrrr...
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Player Information
Name:
기욤패트리
Romanized Name:
Guillaume Patry
Birth:
June 19, 1982 (1982-06-19) (age 35)
Country:
Race:
Alternate IDs:
GiYom, X'Ds~Grrrr...
Nicknames:
Green Eyed Warrior
Links
Achievements
2000 Hanaro OSL
History
2002 - 2003
2003 - 2004


Guillaume "Grrrr..." Patry is a retired StarCraft progamer from Canada who played Protoss for Hexatron.

Biography[edit]

[1]Grrrr... was the most successful player of the "First Generation in Korea" and was one of the most successful foreigners of all time. Mainly playing as Protoss, Grrrr... was also known for his ability to play all races at a very high level and compete with the best players at the time.

After dominating the first few online leagues arranged by Blizzard and AMD Professional Gamers League, Guillaume "X'Ds~Grrrr..." Patry turned his eyes to Seoul, South Korea, the perfect place for a progamer to develop as a player. Guillaume moved to South Korea in the year 2000, and became a StarCraft icon. Despite being the only foreigner in Korea at the time, he rolled over every obstacle. He never actually practiced hard as a player, but relied on clever tactics, strategic insight and a deep understanding of the game to win.

Over the years, the Reaver Drop as well as his tendency to perform the "Gas Rush" became Guillaume's trademark strategies. As his era was before the time of flawless game mechanics, the upcoming players eventually began to overtake Patry by simply training harder, and using new techniques. Unlike the newcomers, Patry did not hotkey his buildings, thinking hotkey spamming was useless. The new Replay feature which arrived with the 1.08a patch also made his games far easier to analyze, and his once superior knowledge and strategies were soon discovered and countered. Throughout this period, Guillaume's biggest threat became SlayerS `BoxeR`.

Although his period of dominance and success was very short, Grrrr... left a big mark on the progaming scene. The most innovative Protoss player of his time, his contribution to the creation of new Protoss strategies can easily be compared to what Boxer did for Terran. His favorite match up was PvZ, and he gave some insight to his strategies in an interview with SCLegacy in 2001:

"My favorite match up is Protoss vs Zerg. I don't mean that I win PvZ all the time, but I mean that I like to play it. What I like to do against a 3 hatch hydra user is a simple zealot rush with fast gas, then stop making zealots after 5, tech quickly to Templars and possibly expand even before my templar archives is done. Then I get psi storm/archons and zealot speed. I really like to get fast templar and fast expansion, and it's the best way. It works best at 12:00 on lost temple." To this day, quickly expanding under the safety of Templar tech is a standard aspect of PvZ.

Around the time of this interview, Guillaume had cut playing Brood War to 20 hours a week, and he had started to get interested in other things in life. Not long after, our most shining foreign star started to fade, only taking third place at WCG 2003.

As of March 2014 he participates in Hearthstone tournaments organized by Ongamenet.

Trivia[edit]

  • The only foreigner to win an OSL.
  • One of the "First Generation in Korea" players.
  • Mainly played Protoss, but could play all races at a very high level.
  • Grrrr... Retired in 2004.
  • Was one of the four players participating in the OGN Brood War Legends Match in 2015 alongside BoxeR, YellOw and NaDa.

Accomplishments[edit]

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2003-10-18 A33rd World Cyber Games 2003 World Cyber Games 2 : 1 South Korea Ticon small bw.png Silent_Control $5,000
2001-05-05 A33rd OnGameNet StarLeague 2001 Hanbitsoft OSL 2 : 0 South Korea Picon small bw.png Kingdom
2000-05-16 A11st OnGameNet StarLeague 2000 Hanaro OSL¹ 3 : 2 South Korea Zicon small bw.png H.O.T-Forever $18,000
1999-09-02 A11st 1999 Brood War Tournament World Championships 3 : 0 South Korea Ticon small bw.png [B_Blade]Leader $10,000
1999-05-23 A11st 1999 PGL Season 4 1 : 0 USA Zicon small bw.png Soso $10,000
1998-11-14 A33rd 1998 PGL Season 3  ? : ?  — $3,200
¹(2nd OSL in Pro Gaming History)
Place Year Event/League
2nd 2000 2002 GhemTV Starleague Season 1
OSL Champion
Tooniverse Progamer Korea Open
Preceded By:
South Korea Zicon small bw.png Freemura
Hanaro OSL
16th May 2000-1st November 2000
Canada Picon small bw.png Grrrr...
Freechal OSL
Succeeded By:
South Korea Picon small bw.png GARIMTO

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