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TACO

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[e][h]TACO
Player Information
Name:
Epitácio Pessoa de Melo Filho
Nationality:
Born:
January 24, 1995 (age 29)
Status:
Years Active (Player):
2011 – Present
Alternate IDs:
VACO, TACOTN1
Approx. Total Winnings:
$1,072,629
Links
History
Counter-Strike
2011-??-?? – 2011-??-??
2011-??-?? – 2011-??-??
2011-??-?? – 2011-??-??
2012-??-?? – 2012-??-??

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
2014-10-05 – 2015-07-21
2015-07-21 – 2015-08-02
2015-08-02 – 2015-11-23
2015-11-23 – 2016-07-01
2016-07-01 – 2018-03-22
2018-01-13 – 2021-03-??
Yeah (Organization)
2018-03-22 – 2018-04-06
SK Gaming (Inactive)
2018-04-06 – 2018-12-21
2018-12-21 – 2020-09-13
2020-09-13 – 2021-01-08
MIBR (Inactive)
2021-01-21 – 2022-06-30
2022-06-30 – 2023-02-27
2023-02-27 – 2023-08-15
00 Nation (Inactive)
2023-08-15 – 2023-09-22
Fake Natty (Inactive)
2023-09-22 – 2023-09-26
Legacy (Inactive)


Epitácio "TACO" de Melo (born January 24, 1995) is a Brazilian professional Counter-Strike 2 player and a former Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player as well as a semi-professional Counter-Strike player. He is best known for being a core member of the Luminosity-SK-MIBR lineup, with a brief stint in Team Liquid.

Gear and Settings[edit]

Mouse Settings [1][2] (list of)
Advanced
MouseeDPIDPIPolling RateSensitivityZoomRaw Input
Razer
Viper Ultimate
7604001000 Hz1.91On
Updated as of 2019-10-24 (1702 days ago)
Mouse Settings [1][2] (list of) (calculate)
Simple
MouseCurvatureCircumferenceMouse SetupSensitivityZoomRaw.
Razer
Viper Ultimate
1003 MPI
0.658 deg/mm
21.5 in/rev
54.7 cm/rev
400 DPI
@ 1000 Hz
1.91On
Updated as of 2019-10-24 (1702 days ago)
Hardware[1][2] (list of)
Mouse Mousepad
Razer Viper Ultimate Razer Gigantus
Monitor Refresh rate In-game resolution Scaling
ZOWIE XL2546 240 Hz 1152×864 Stretched
Keyboard Headset
Razer Huntsman (Tournament Edition) Razer Kraken (Tournament Edition)
Last updated on 2019-01-17 (1982 days ago).

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Achievements[edit]

DatePlacementTierTypeTournamentTeamResultPrize
2020-04-192ndS-TierOffline/OnlineGlobal OffensiveFlashpointFlashpointFlashpoint Season 1MIBRMIBR1 : 2MAD Lions$250,000
2018-07-292ndS-TierOfflineGlobal OffensiveELEAGUEELEAGUEELEAGUE Premier 2018Team LiquidTeam Liquid0 : 2Astralis$200,000
2017-12-101stS-TierOfflineGlobal OffensiveESL Pro LeagueESL Pro LeagueESL Pro League Season 6 - FinalsSK GamingSK Gaming3 : 1FaZe Clan$225,000
2017-10-291stS-TierOfflineGlobal OffensiveEPICENTEREPICENTEREPICENTER 2017SK GamingSK Gaming3 : 2Virtus.pro$250,000
2017-07-091stS-TierOfflineGlobal OffensiveESL OneESL OneESL One: Cologne 2017SK GamingSK Gaming3 : 0Cloud9$100,000
2017-06-251stS-TierOfflineGlobal OffensiveEsports Championship SeriesEsports Championship SeriesEsports Championship Series Season 3 - FinalsSK GamingSK Gaming2 : 1FaZe Clan$250,000
2017-05-071stS-TierOfflineGlobal OffensiveIntel Extreme MastersIntel Extreme MastersIntel Extreme Masters XII - SydneySK GamingSK Gaming3 : 1FaZe Clan$100,000
2016-07-101stS-TierOfflineGlobal OffensiveESL OneESL OneESL One: Cologne 2016SK GamingSK Gaming2 : 0Team Liquid$500,000
2016-05-151stS-TierOfflineGlobal OffensiveESL Pro LeagueESL Pro LeagueESL Pro League Season 3 - FinalsLuminosity Gaming3 : 2G2 Esports$200,000
2016-04-031stS-TierOfflineGlobal OffensiveMajor League GamingMajor League GamingMLG Major Championship: Columbus 2016Luminosity Gaming2 : 0Natus Vincere$500,000
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Trivia[edit]

  • He is from Recife, Pernambuco, the fourth-largest city in Brazil. [3]
  • His nickname is a play on his first name, and most likely does not in fact refer to the Mexican dish; but rather to a nickname his aunt gave him when he was a child, because she never liked the name his parents gave him, "Epitácio".
  • Was a founding board member of the Counter-Strike Professional Players' Association. [4]

Interviews[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 [1]
  2. 2.0 2.1 [2]
  3. TACO (2017-12-14). "Queridos amigos repórteres do Brasil: eu sou Pernambucano, nascido em Recife - logo sou Recifense" [Dear reporter friends from Brazil: I am Pernambucano, born in Recife - therefore I am Recifense] (in Brazil Portuguese).
  4. Lars "Yossarian" Esmarch (2018-06-29). "Players' Association announced". HLTV.