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[e][h] GuineaPig
Player Information
Romanized Name:
Kim Hyun-tae
October 9, 1993 (1993-10-09) (age 26)
Alternate IDs:
GuineaPigCommando, TSL.GuineaPig, EternalPrime
Total Earnings:
TSL, Prime
2011-02-20 — 2012-01-16

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.


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


In A1Premier tournaments
2010-11-3017 - 32nd2010 Sony Ericsson StarCraft II Open Season 30 : 2 Leenock$433.50
In A3Minor and A5Monthly tournaments
2011-10-122ndTLAF Map Contest TL Open2 : 3 aLive$500
2011-05-291stClash of the Houses: MvP2 : 0 KeeN$64.75
Complete Results in any Tournament

Team Achievements

In A1Premier tournaments
2011-10-081st2011 Global Starcraft II Team League Season 15 : 3$2,509.09
2011-05-192ndGlobal Starcraft II Team League May4 : 5$657.48
In A2Major tournaments
2011-12-223rdIPL Team Arena Challenge3 : 5$90.91
Complete Results in any Tournament