Jonathan "PimpmuckL" Liebig is a Dota 2 observer and producer for Moonduck and has been involved in several tournaments in the DPC as a member of the production team.
Jonathan's first roots of DotA began when he was in high school when his friends introduced him to Warcraft III, later to custom games on Battle-net and consequently DotA. While studying he developed a deep interest in DotA and said Sleep, School, DotA, repeat was his daily routine. His alias, PimpmuckL came from the combination of two television series names, first with from German television was a TV series for Kids with the name Pumuckl -a small imp that was careless but liked to have fun) and the second was the MTV show, Pimp My Ride. With sudden interest, he decided if I could Pimp (the Pumuckl) it would be a good nickname.
With DotA's sequel emerging, he transitioned into Dota 2 and began watching thousands of hours of Dota 2. Starting off casting tier 2-3 games covering South-East Asian Dota 2 content for DotaTalk TV on his twitch and hitbox channel, PimpuckL's beginnings of casting came from a happy accident when the caster "Lily" suffered a blue screen and for the production to continue smoothly, he volunteered to continue to cast the game until she got back. Whenever Lily had a technical problem, Jonathan would unmute himself and cast the game until she came back. Since then he has developed a further fanbase in the community through his production and casting at BeyondTheSummit, moonduck.tv and at premier events such as The Frankfurt Major and The International. While producing, he is a student at RWTH Aachen University currently finishing his bachelor's degree in computer science and is very responsive in the Dota 2 reddit page.
As a caster
While casting at DotaTalk TV, his channel chat began to show some praise for his performances while Lily had technical problems. He later continued to pursue with casting and was invited to the TI4 Qualifiers Hub and later attended his first LAN event of Excellent Moscow Cup Season 2 later that year. However, since then he decided to focus more on being an observer and with production.
As a content producer
PimpmuckL currently has provided guides and tutorials below:
- (Dota 2) Best Performance Guide: Windows, Linux, Vulkan & Co on Nvidia & AMD
- Dota 2 Casting/Observing Tutorial + config How-To
- Finding the best streaming settings
- His favourite colour is Orange
- His primary nickname, PimpmuckL came from a Pumuckl, which is a Kobold featured in a comic series which ran when he was young and Imp from the popular automotive TV show, Pimp My Ride
- His secondary nickname (JJ) was from his time during study when he skipped two classes, and after his second "jump", he was called "Jumper Jo" with Jo derived from his first name, Jonathan. The nickname was later abbreviated to JJ, and has become a popular secondary nickname for him
Notable Events Casted or Hosted
|2019-08-25||Tier 1||The International 2019||Observer|
|2019-05-12||Tier 1||MDL Disneyland® Paris Major||Observer|
|2019-01-27||Tier 1||The Chongqing Major||Observer|
|2018-08-25||Tier 1||The International 2018||Observer|
|2018-05-27||Tier 1||ESL One Birmingham 2018||Observer||None|
|2018-02-25||Tier 1||ESL One Katowice 2018||Observer||None|
|2017-10-29||Tier 1||ESL One Hamburg 2017||Observer|
|2017-05-28||Tier 1||The Manila Masters||Observer||None|
|2016-06-19||Tier 1||ESL One Frankfurt 2016||Observer||None|
|2015-11-21||Tier 1||The Frankfurt Major 2015||Stats/Observer|
|About achievementsBroadcasts from any Tournament|
- 2018-06-13 | PIMPMUCKL ON HIS CAREER, LAYERTH, TI PREDICTIONS AND MORE by Karan "KarYb4u" Rathod of esportsheaven.com
- 2016-06-17 | Road to ESL One Frankfurt: PimpmuckL, the Dota 2 Analyst by NGN Nividia
- 2015-08-06 | 2P.Dota TI5 Interview: Pimpmuckl by Toffees of 2p.com at The International 5
- 2015-07-23 | Behind the all-seeing eye of Dota 2’s observers by Chris Higgins of RedBull esports
- 2014-08-19 | Excellent Moscow Cup announced - short interview with Pimpmuckl by Sovann "Skim" Kim of GosuGamers
- "Well, if I "pimp" this Pumuckl Imp-troll, just like MTV does their rides, this could be quite the nickname. So, no it's not offensive, no I'm no "Pimp" IRL but this name is quite cute in my opinion.". PimpmuckL - JJ. March 25, 2014. Retrieved August 19, 2016.
- Chris Higgins (July 23, 2015). "Behind the all-seeing eye of Dota 2’s observers". RedBull esports. Retrieved August 20, 2016.
- Sovann "Skim" Kim (August 19, 2014). "Excellent Moscow Cup announced - short interview with Pimpmuckl". GosuGamers.