Timado Reveals How He Landed A Spot In OG’s Dota 2 Team

Playing for the Dota 2 division of OG Esports is no simple task – not only is it the... Owen | 28. February 2024

Playing for the Dota 2 division of OG Esports is no simple task – not only is it the most successful Dota 2 organization of all time, but OG is also known to build chemistry, retaining players for years before making changes. Enzo “Timado” Gianoli, the newest recruit of the TI-winning squad, shared insights on how he got invited to play for the team.

Invitation To Join OG

After a successful debut at DreamLeague Season 22, Timado was pulled in by the analyst desk for a post-match winner’s interview. The panel host, Tsunami, asked Timado how he got on the team.

The Peruvian mentioned he was initially supposed to be a part of the new star-studded Tundra roster. Before the announcement, numerous rumors supported the leak that Timado would play in a team with Topson. 

However, at the last minute, Tundra had the opportunity to sign Pure, who is renowned as one of the most mechanically skilled Carry players, only 20 years of age. As a result, Timado was kicked for Pure and left without a home.

Timado spent his teamless period playing pubs, looking to stay in shape and preparing for potential opportunities that would arise in the future. 

Fortunately, Gionali didn’t have to wait long, as he received a message from his former TSM teammate, Ari. Timado and Ari spent a solid year playing together in North America until OG poached the support player. 

Ari mentioned the team was looking for options for Carry players and slid a good word to OG about him. Soon enough, Timado started talking to the team captain, Ceb. The two got on the same page and started playing together, and the rest was history. 

New Surroundings For Timado

In response to a follow-up question, Timado expressed how it felt to be in a new environment, considering he had played in North and South America for his entire professional career. OG was Timado’s first team outside the Americas region, and he immediately noticed significant differences.

Timado starts by praising OG as an organization, then mentioning everyone on the team is top-tier. He had never been in such a lovely team that made him feel better about himself. 

The 23-year-old followed up by saying he still had some “NA habits” that he was still sorting out. It’s a different region that follows a different system and drafting style. Despite the challenges, Timado was given much freedom, and the team was ready to enable him.

The OG squad is currently in boot camp to participate in DreamLeague Season 22, a $1,000,000 tournament. They are performing well in the Group Stage and are projected to advance to the next stage.