Timo Kettunen goes by the gaming alias, Taimou, a Finnish cyber athlete playing for EnVyUs. He is known worldwide for his aggressive strategies playing heroes Widowmaker, Mcree, RoadHog and Mercy in DPS position. When his team loses, Timo turns his anger into motivation to drive his team to win in the next tournament.
Timo is a natural gifted player that knows how to train his talent to be the best aimer in Overwatch. Aside from gaming, Taimou likes listening to music especially the Swedish metal band, Soilwork.
Where it all began:
When Timo was eight years old, he used to watch his older brothers play Counter-Strike 1.6 and decided to try out the game in 2001. In his younger days, he would dream that one day he will become a professional player, travelling abroad to play esports for a living so he practiced CS for the following ten years.
What started out as a hobby exposed him to other video games, having a competitive background in Team Fortress II playing in 2009, Starcraft 2, Shootmania and League of Legends. For the past fifteen years, Timo has played first person shooter games giving him the gaming experience. When he came across Overwatch, his motivation grew to take on the opportunity of becoming a professional player with k1ck esports Club.
EnVyUs is an American esports organisation that was established in 2007 by Mike Rufail and Tyler Thompson. The company started out with a Call of Duty team and has grown to support CS:GO, Gears of War, Halo, League of Legends, Overwatch and Starcraft II.
EnVyUs had heard about IDDQD OW team of their potential to make it big in the esports scene, developing their skills to be a top team. NV signed on the six professional players that consist of Taimou, HarryHook, cocco, chipshajen, Mickie, Effect.
The first ever esports tournaments that Taimou had attended with K1ck esports at the time in 2015 were the GosuGamers Overwatch Weekly EU #1, AlphaCast European Tournament #2 and King of the Watch Europe #1.
Kettunen moved on to play for IDDQD where he kept up a winning streak with his team that impressed EnVyUs company to sign them on. NV have beaten top teams like Reunited, Luminosity, Cloud 9, Team Liquid and Solomid.
Taimou and EnVyUs have participated in several esports events from the most recent Overwatch Rumble – April, ESL OW Atlantic Showdown – Gamescom, Alienware Monthly Melee tournaments, BEAT Invitational Season 1, Operation Breakout and many more.
The greatest achievement so far for Taimou and his team, NV was at the Overwatch APEX Season 1. The OW unit defeated AF.Blue with the amazing score of 4:0 taking home their first prize of $87K from the premier esports match.
The second highest prize reward for Timo and EnVyUs was at the Major League Gaming Vegas 2016. The event was won by NV who beat the top team, Faze Clan with the surprising score of 4:0, scooping their reward of $40K.