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.
- 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.
|In Premier Tournaments|
|2003-10-18||3rd||2003 World Cyber Games||2 : 1||Silent_Control||$5,000|
|2001-05-05||3rd||2001 Hanbitsoft OSL||2 : 0||Kingdom|
|2000-05-16||1st||2000 Hanaro OSL¹||3 : 2||H.O.T-Forever||$18,000|
|1999-09-02||1st||1999 Brood War Tournament World Championships||3 : 0||[B_Blade]Leader||$10,000|
|1999-05-23||1st||1999 PGL Season 4||1 : 0||Soso||$10,000|
|1998-11-14||3rd||1998 PGL Season 3||? : ?||—||$3,200|
|2nd||2000||2002 GhemTV Starleague Season 1|
| Tooniverse Progamer Korea Open
| Hanaro OSL
16th May 2000-1st November 2000
| Freechal OSL|
- 2000 interview with Grrrr...
- 2003 television interview on the Arirang talk show Heart To Heart
- 2012 interview with GosuGamers
- 2012 interview with Team Acer
- Grrr... VS H.O.T-Forever @ 2000 Hanaro OSL Finals Game #1
- Grrr... VS H.O.T-Forever @ 2000 Hanaro OSL Finals Game #2
- Grrr... VS H.O.T-Forever @ 2000 Hanaro OSL Finals Game #3
- Grrr... VS H.O.T-Forever @ 2000 Hanaro OSL Finals Game #4
- Grrr... VS H.O.T-Forever @ 2000 Hanaro OSL Finals Game #5