TSM Timado (then playing under the banner of Team Undying) at TI10


TSM's Timado Talks About Rivalry with SabeRLight- & Impact of Head Coach MoonMeander

Ammar Aryani
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Enzo "Timado" Gianoli expressed his excitement to play against his old teammate Jonáš "SabeRLight-" Volek and his new team, Shopify Rebellion.
He had high praise for TSM's head coach, David "MoonMeander" Tan, noting that his leadership and drafting skills made him the best player on the team in the previous iteration of the roster.
Timado believes that MoonMeander could lead TSM to success in the future, and is on par with PSG.LGD's coach, Zhang "xiao8" Ning.

TSM’s carry player Enzo "Timado" Gianoli was recently pulled aside for a quick interview following the team’s victory in Division I of the North American Dota 2 Pro Circuit 2023 (DPC 2023): Winter Tour against Thiuth Gaming. In the interview, Timado explained that he is looking forward to facing his old teammate Jonáš "SabeRLight-" Volek’s and his new team Shopify Rebellion. He also talked about what TSM’s head coach David "MoonMeander" Tan brings to the table.

Timado had nothing but respect and praises for his current head coach

During the winner’s post match interview, TSM’s Timado was asked by Clinton "Fear" Loomis about his feelings in regards to SabeRLight- 's departure to Shopify Rebellion.

While Timado noted with a smile that there was no love lost between the two following the latter’s departure, he jokingly called out SabeRLight- by saying that he will be looking forward to facing each other as rivals.“That kid [SabeRLight-]? He has to watch his back, man. [laughs] I have his number, I know his strategies. I’m going to lane against him and I’m going to beat him in the game. I’ll be going all out as if it’s a TI Grand Final when we play Shopify Rebellion,” he said.

He then went on to talk about the team’s head coach, David "MoonMeander" Tan’s impact within the new roster. While Timado had previously played with MoonMeander for the past two years, he noted that he had nothing but praises for his former captain turned coach.

Personally, I respect Moon a lot. Moon always had this phrase at every tournament that we have played at, where he said that “If I’m playing like the best player on the team, something is wrong. Like I’m not the best player in the team but if I’m playing like the best within the team, that means you guys are underperforming. And I felt like what he said was the truth, because I can tell that his mechanical skills are limited but in my opinion he is the best player in the team due to his leadership and drafting skills.” 

Timado then ended the interview by saying MoonMeander could possibly be on par with PSG.LGD’s coach, Zhang "xiao8" Ning in the foreseeable future as he believes that MoonMeander can lead TSM into a new successful era under his guidance.

TSM’s next scheduled opponents will be nouns on January 16th. This could prove to be TSM’s first real challenge this DPC season with nouns boasting notable players like Nicolas "Gunnar" Lopez and David "Moo" Hull in its lineup.

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Ammar has been actively engaged in the esports industry in Malaysia in multiple roles in the past. Now, he utilizes his esports expertise to create insightful and meaningful content as the de facto Dota 2 writer at AFK Gaming.

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