Taimou

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Player Information
Name:
Timo Kettunen
Birth:
August 30, 1993 (1993-08-30) (age 25)
Country:
Status:
Team:
Approx. Total Earnings:
$65,553
Alternate IDs:
uomiaT, MrGoodAim, Taimoulina, xQc
Common Team Role(s):
DPS
Season 1:
87 (Final: 80)
Season 2:
4492 (Final: 4367)
Season 3:
4491 (Final: 4236)
Season 4:
4598 (Final: 4542)
Links
Achievements
Overwatch APEX Season 1 (with Team Envy)
National Teams
History
2015-10-27 – 2015-12-10
2016-02-10 – 2016-03-08
2016-04-08 – 2016-04-23
2016-04-23 – 2017-10-05
2017-10-05 – Present

Timo "Taimou" Kettunen is a Finnish player currently playing for the Dallas Fuel.

He is primarily a hitscan player known for his aggressive Widowmaker and McCree play.

History[edit]

Early Years[edit]

Timo ”Taimou” Kettunen was born on August 30th, 1993, in Juankoski, Finland. He would play his first video game, Doom II, at the age of 2. From then on, he found a love for video games. During the early 2000s, Kettunen heard of Korean StarCraft players earning money through competitions, and decided that it would be his dream job to become a professional gamer. At the age of 17, he decided that he truly wanted to be a professional player, and dedicated himself to it. [1] He would find a competitive background in many games such as League of Legends, Team Fortress 2, and Counter Strike: Global Offensive.

Professional Career[edit]

k1ck eSports Club and IDDQD (Overwatch Closed Beta)[edit]

On October 27th, 2015, the day when Overwatch Closed Beta started, the Portuguese organization k1ck eSports Club announces that they will form an Overwatch team, consisting of some of their former Day of Defeat players and other players from around Europe, including Taimou.[2] They would find little success during Closed Beta, usually losing tournaments after the second round. Taimou would only play 5 tournament games with them before leaving the team on December 10th, 2015. He would not play on another team until two months later.

On February 13th, 2016, the GosuGamers Overwatch Weekly EU #3 took place. Through the tournament, the team IDDQD was announced. The original IDDQD squad consisted of many soon-to-be big names of the Overwatch competitive scene, such as chipshajen, INTERNETHULK, HarryHook, and Taimou. Taimou and the IDDQD squad would win Gold on their first tournament, sweeping most of the tournament and winning in a close 3-2 game against REUNITED in the finals. Right off the bat on their first game, IDDQD made a statement with the win on how powerful their roster was. Taimou and the team would continue to win Gold for 11 tournaments straight, destroying the GosuGamers and ESL series, while also winning 3 King of the Watch games. Finally, they would lose for the first time on April 9th, 2016, in the One Nation of Gamers Overwatch Invitational, where they would lose to Cloud9 in the semifinals, and then lose to IMPULSE 11 during Loser’s Round 2 to ultimately get 4th place in the tournament. IDDQD would play their last tournament on March 14th, 2016, in the Game On Overwatch Arena Season 1. During the group stages, the team dominated, going 7-0 and beating every team that was participating in the tournament. In the playoffs, they would beat teams melty eSport Club and REUNITED cleanly, but would surprisingly lose to Flat Earth in the finals, who lost in the first round but made a comeback through the Loser’s bracket. After that, the team would be picked up by the organization Team EnVyUs.

Team EnVyUs (Early 2016 — Late 2017)[edit]

On April 23rd, 2016, two days before the end of Overwatch Closed Beta, the organization Team EnVyUs announces that they will have an Overwatch roster once again, picking up team IDDQD. [3] Much like the former IDDQD team, Team EnVyUs found major success, winning Gold in 61% of all their tournaments. They completely wiped teams such as Team Liquid and Cloud9 in a number of times, and won the OGN Overwatch APEX Season 1 tournament, being one of the first western teams to challenge and win against Korean teams. For the majority of the time, Team EnVyUs were considered to be the best team in the West. On August 19th, 2017, the team participated in the Overwatch Contenders 2017 Season 1: North America through an invitation. Unsurprisingly, they completely destroyed the tournament. During the group stages, the team went 7-0, winning against every participating team, mostly by landslide. During the playoffs, they beat team FNRGFE 3-0 during the semifinals, and beat FaZe Clan 4-0 during the finals. On September 20th, 2017, it was announced that EnVyUs would have a spot in the Overwatch League as the Dallas Fuel. [4][5]

Dallas Fuel (Late 2017 — Present)[edit]

During the Preseason of the Inaguaral Season of Overwatch League, the Dallas Fuel went 2-0. They had a well built fanbase, and everything was looking good for the Dallas Fuel going into the first season. However, due to internal turmoil and communication problems, Dallas Fuel would go 3-7 during stage 1, confusing fans and raising questions for the management of the team. During stage 1, Taimou played his traditional Widowmaker/McCree with Roadhog, not noticabally underperforming during the stage. During stage 2, problems occured with the main tank position for the team, with former member xQc being released and OGE being suspended for boosting. Surprisingly, Taimou was picked to be the replacement for main tank at this stage, despite the team having main tank cocco on their team. The team would once again underperform, going 2-7 during the stage.

Information[edit]

Gear and settings[edit]

Mouse settings [citation needed] (list of) (calculate)
Mouse Curvature Circumference Mouse Setup Sensitivity Zoom
Logitech
G Pro Wireless
1584 MPI
1.039 deg/mm
13.6 in/rev
34.6 cm/rev
800 CPI
@ 1000 Hz
5 35%
No date of last update specified!
Hardware [6]
Mouse Mousepad
Logitech G Pro Wireless ZOWIE G-SR
Monitor Refresh rate
BenQ XL2540 240 Hz
Keyboard Headset
Vortex POK3R White LE Frosted HyperX Cloud II
Last updated on 2018-08-30 (108 days ago).

Trivia[edit]

  • Has a competitive background in Team Fortress 2[7], Dirty Bomb, League of Legends and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
  • Has been banned from ETF2L for insulting nationality, taunting terrorism victims via offensive team names, and ignoring admin warnings, on top of his previous offenses. The ban was later extended to a permanent ban for using alt accounts.[8]
  • Was sanctioned for sexually harassing a presenter of OGN in Twitch Chat during an Interview of Morte. The issue got a lot of media attention in Korea and Team EnVyUs was facing disqualification from OGN Overwatch APEX, but got a last chance because the organisation and Taimou formally apologized for his behavior.[9] Taimou was fined one round of "fight money," money earned for each match win in the league.[10]
  • Was sanctioned for leaking teams of OGN Overwatch APEX and was fined one round of fight money also.[citation needed]

Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Team Result Prize
2018-11-03 A55 - 8th A3Premier Overwatch World Cup Overwatch World Cup 2018 0 : 3 $16,000
2018-06-17 A910th A3Premier Overwatch League Overwatch League - Inaugural Season 12/28 Grp. S. $50,000
2017-10-08 A11st A2Major Overwatch Contenders Overwatch Contenders 2017 Season 1: North America 4 : 0 $40,000
2016-12-18 A11st A2Major Major League Gaming Major League Gaming Vegas 2016 4 : 0 $40,000
2016-12-03 A11st A3Premier Overwatch APEX Overwatch APEX Season 1 4 : 0 $87,170
2016-11-05 A44th A3Premier Overwatch World Cup Overwatch World Cup 2016 1 : 2 $18,000
2016-09-30 A22nd A3Premier Overwatch Open Overwatch Open 1 : 3 $32,000
2016-08-21 A33 - 4th A3Premier ESL 2016 ESL Overwatch Atlantic Showdown - Gamescom 2 : 3 $12,000
2016-06-26 A11st A2Major One Nation of Gamers Operation Breakout 3 : 0 $7,500
2016-06-26 A11st A2Major OG OG Invitational 4 : 0 $15,000
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament

Awards[edit]

Date Tier Tournament Team Award Prize
02Tournament Awards
02 2016-12-03 02Premier A3Premier 02 Overwatch APEX Overwatch APEX Season 1 02Team EnVyUs 02MVP Finals 021,713$1,713

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