Kim Dong-soo (video game player)

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Kim Dong-soo
Revised RomanizationGim Dong-su
McCune–ReischauerKim Tong-su
Personal information
Born (1981-03-01) 1 March 1981 (age 38)
Career information
LeagueShinhan Proleague
Career history
???? - 2003Hanbit Stars
2007-01 - 2007-??KTF MagicNs

Kim Dong-soo, (born 1 March 1981) or Garimto, is a South Korean former professional StarCraft player.[1] He now commentates[2][3][4] and is in charge of marketing in South Korea for the clothing brand Undefeated.[5][6]

He is one of only seven players to win the Ongamenet Starleague (OSL) twice. Garimto and was nicknamed "The Zealot",[1][7] and was notable for succeeding even during Boxer's height of dominance when many Protoss players struggled. He also innovated heavily with Protoss build-orders, making frequent use of "hidden" tech buildings and other tricks. Garimto had to quit professional StarCraft in order to do his Korean military service,[8] but now regularly acts as a commentator for games.[2][3][4] In his commentary he is known for criticizing current Protoss players for playing sloppily and hence not achieving the potential of the race. Garimto completed his military service in the Republic of Korea Army on December 21, 2006 and rejoined the e-sports competition as part of KTF,[9][10] but retired from professional gaming after playing only one game, a loss to Free during the 2nd half of Shinhan Proleague 2007.[1][11] He briefly returned to professional gaming in January 2007 after joining KTF MagicNs.[12]

Tournament results[edit]

  • 1st — 2000 Freechall OnGameNet Starleague[11]
  • 1st — 2001 SKY OnGameNet Starleague[11]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "TLPD - Player Information - Garimto". Retrieved 4 April 2010.
  2. ^ a b "김동수, 나이스게임TV 해설자로 합류". Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  3. ^ a b "스타2 과연 뜰까? e스포츠 산증인, 김동수 답하다". Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  4. ^ a b "김동수 해설 위원 "해설의 '매라신' 되겠다"". Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  5. ^ "8게임단-웅진 유니폼에 숨은 비밀은?". Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  6. ^ "웅진 새로운 하계 유니폼 공개". Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  7. ^ Amezquita, Camilio. "Garimto about Starcraft 2: "It is not a game like BW where you can win by making a lot of units"". Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  8. ^ "프로게이머로 복귀하는 '가림토' 김동수". 2006-12-22. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  9. ^ "김동수 KTF 유니폼 입는다". Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  10. ^ "'가림토' 김동수, 군복무 마치고 KTF로 입단". Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  11. ^ a b c "KTF 매직엔스 조용호, 김동수 동반 은퇴". 2008-01-14. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  12. ^ Hellstrand, Patrik "Raistlin" (18 October 2007). "Garimto returns to the professional leagues". GosuGamers. Retrieved January 13, 2016.