North American esports organization Team Envy has announced the return of former Dallas Fuel hitscan DPS player Timo “Taimou” Kettunen. However, the 26-year-old will be joining the organization’s Overwatch Contenders team instead.
Today, we welcome home @DF_Taimou.
We're excited to have an OG Envy member BACK on the contenders!
Please give him a warm welcome! pic.twitter.com/ydxGyyn2gQ
— ENVY (@Envy) January 8, 2020
Taimou returns to Team Envy
“I could have stayed benched whole year and get a higher salary but instead I wanted to pursue happiness that is professional play again,” Taimou said on Twitter. “Streaming is not it. 9-5 ain’t it. Whatever game or league I’m gonna be playing until I’m 40 years old.”
Taimou joined Team EnVyUs in 2016 – a time before the Overwatch League had gone through franchising. He started his competitive Overwatch career playing for teams like K1ck Esports Club, G2 Esports, and IDDQD. He then quickly became known for his hitscan Widowmaker and McCree gameplay.
However, the Overwatch scene at this time was much smaller, with even Major events only offering a total of $25,000 prize pools. Nevertheless, Team Envy went on to good performance at events like Gosu Gamers, King of the Watch, ESL’s Overwatch Atlantic Showdown, and the BTS Overwatch Cup.
Return to Overwatch League?
Taimou’s other notable achievements include 2nd at the Overwatch Open, 1st at Season 1 of Overwatch APEX, and 1st at 2016’s Major League Gaming Vegas event. He also competed at the 2016 Overwatch World Cup representing Team Finland, where the team finished 4th to take home $18,000. Taimou continued with the team for Season 1 of 2017’s Overwatch Contenders and eventually the Inaugural Season with the Dallas Fuel.
However, with a different meta and a fine for disciplinary action, Taimou did not have as much playtime, which led to his benching. This opportunity will be a chance for him to make it back to the Overwatch League. What do you think about this situation? Let us know about your opinion, and keep up with Daily Esports for all of your Overwatch coverage.