GuineaPig

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[e][h]ProtossIcon.png GuineaPig
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Player Information
Name:
김현태
Romanized Name:
Kim Hyun Tae
Birth:
October 9, 1993 (1993-10-09) (age 24)
Country:
Race:
Alternate IDs:
GuineaPigCommando, TSL.GuineaPig, EternalPrime
Total Earnings:
$1,878.59
Links
History
TSL, Prime
2011-02-20 - 2012-01-16
MVP 
2012-01-16
Retired

Kim "GuineaPig" Hyun Tae is a retired Protoss player from South Korea who formerly played for Prime, Team SCV Life and MVP.

Wings of Liberty[edit]

GuineaPig first surfaced during the first GSL season, playing under the id "EternalPrime", where he lost to eventual champion FruitDealer 0-2 in the Round of 64. GuineaPig later qualified for the 2010 Sony Ericsson StarCraft II Open Season 3, by this time playing for TSL. He defeated Junwi 2-0 in the Round of 64 before losing to Leenock 0-2 in the Round of 32. His games vs. Zerg opponents helped to popularize Void Ray-Colossus play in PvZ--Artosis would credit him for creating a style of play he called "AirToss" during his first game against Junwi, where GuineaPig won with a pure-Void Ray strategy combined with complete wall-offs and Photon Cannon defenses.

GuineaPig has since become a consistent player for MVP in team leagues as Random.

During the GSL October preliminaries, it was revealed that GuineaPig had switched back to playing as Protoss.[1]

On the 16th of January 2012, GuineaPig confirmed on his twitter[2] that he left MVP.

On the 23rd of June 2012, GuineaPig announced that he would be retiring from professional gaming.[3]

ESV TV Korean Weekly[edit]

On November 17, 2011, GuineaPig participated in the ESV TV Korean Weekly Season 1 Weekly 15. After taking down Mentalist, Avenge, YangSongE, and Jjun, GuineaPig advanced in to the finals to face CranK. In the finals, GuineaPig defeated CranK by a score of 4-1 and grabbed first place.

Code A[edit]

GuineaPig played in the inaugural GSL January Code A tournament. He would fall 0-2 to August in the first round.

GuineaPig has qualified for and competed in the upcoming revamped GSL November Code A tournament. However, he was defeated by asd 0-2 in the Round of 48.

Trivia[edit]

  • Played as Terran and Random for many months in 2011 before changing back to Protoss.[Citation needed]

Achievements[edit]

In Minor Tournaments
Date Place Event Team Result Winnings
2011-12-11 A22nd TL Open Map Contest 2 : 3 Ticon small.png aLive $500
2011-11-17 A11st ESV TV Korean Weekly Season 1 #15 4 : 1 Picon small.png CranK $100
Complete Results in any Tournament

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