He has two cats.
He came up with his tag when he was around eight years old and didn’t really put too much though into it, aside from adding a couple of extra letters to his real name, as he liked the way it sounded. He later added on ‘tv’ when he joined Twitch.
Taimoutv was introduced to video games by his two older brothers, and mostly played games such as One Must Fall: 2097, NetHack, Linley’s Dungeon Crawl, Minebombers, Warcraft 1 & 2 and StarCraft, among others while he was growing up. Outside of video games, he also played floor ball and badminton, but dropped them when he entered middle school.
His family got a decent PC in 2002 right before he turned nine, and one of his brothers started playing Counter-Strike 1.6 on it, so he also did. This marked the beginning of his love for competitive online games. He then went on to play a variety of other games including Warcraft 3, League of Legends, Brink, Shootmania, StarCraft2, Team Fortress 2 (TF2), Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, World of Warcraft and Dirty Bomb, as well as many others.
He first started dreaming of becoming a pro-player when he was around ten years old, but didn’t really think that it would be possible, especially as most of the competitive scene was overseas. This changed for him when he started playing TF2 and realized that his dream might become viable.
Taimoutv joined K1CK-eSport’s TF2 team in October 2010. In February 2010, they decided to switch over to Overwatch (OW). However, the team didn’t last long, and he soon switched to IDDQD. They performed well in online tournaments. However, one of his teammates left and they were searching for a sixth member. At the same time, Team EnVyUs was experiencing roster issues, which resulted in the team disbanding. One of their members, Tailspin, asked if he could join their roster. They gave him a trial and agreed.
As a result of Tailspin’s decision, Team EnVyUs looked at IDDQD’s performance record and reached out to them to form Team EnVyUs’s new OW roster. They jumped at the offer and signed on with the organization. In April 2016, he and his teammates moved to Team EnVyUs’s gaming house in the US.
In November 2017, he moved over to Dallas Fuel, but was removed from their main roster in early 2018 and focused on streaming and acting as a substitute with them until February 2019, when he again joined the main roster. He then left them in December 2019 and rejoined Team Envy in January 2020.
He has a long-term girlfriend.
According to his Twitch chat bot, Taimoutv has ~350 subscribers. Therefore, he should be earning at least $875 USD per month. This excludes other income that he receives from sponsorships, his team salary, tiered subscriptions, tournament winnings, advertisements, donations, and Twitch cheer bit contributions. EsportsEarnings puts his lifetime tournament winnings at ~$61,000 USD. Furthermore, Overwatch league places the minimal base salary of pro-players at $50,000 USD per season.
Although he doesn’t have a set schedule, Taimoutv tends to stream daily for at least 4 hours per session.
Counter-Strike 1.6 is his favorite game of all time.
If you want to go down this path of trying to become a professional player… if you have the financial backing for it, then just do it. It’s a once in a lifetime [opportunity.] Just don’t give up. You’re going to get beaten down multiple times and if you make it, it’s going to be worth all of your failures by far… so just keep going.