MoonMeander

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[e][h]Digitalchaoslogo std.png MoonMeander
MoonMeander DreamLeague Season 5.jpg
Player Information
Name:
David Tan
Birth:
January 28, 1992 (1992-01-28) (age 25)
Country:
Status:
Active
Approx. Total Earnings:
$776,213
Alternate IDs:
Moon, MoonMeanderated, MoonS
Role(s):
Signature Hero:
Dark Seer Nature's Prophet Earthshaker
Solo MMR:
8183
(last update: 2017-07-22)
Links
History
2014-05-01 — 2014-08-19
2014-08-19 — 2014-08-27
2014-08-27 — 2015-01-23
2015-05-07 — 2015-08-28
2015-08-28 — 2015-10-31
2015-10-31 — 2016-08-25
2016-02-04 — 2017-04-14
2017-04-14 — 2017-05-31
2017-05-31 — 2017-08-01
2017-09-13 — Present

David "MoonMeander" Tan is a professional Dota 2 player from Canada. He is known for his eccentric personality and stream.

Biography[edit]

Heroes of Newerth[edit]

MoonMeander is one of the most recognisable players from the Heroes of Newerth scene. MoonMeander's popularity rose because of his consistent streaming and affiliation with the arguably infamous Dotallyrad organization. MoonMeander was picked up by Tralfamadore to standin for team Trademark eSports at the upcoming NASL Season 2. The team ultimately took 3rd place at NASL, beating out Fnatic 2-1. Shortly after his strong debut at NASL, MoonMeander quickly transitioned from a pubstar to a mainstay of the competitive HoN scene. MoonMeander's signature aggression and go big or go home style of play continued to fuel his ever growing fan base. MoonMeander eventually joined compLexity Gaming's HoN squad and continued to perform at a high level in online and offline events. While dedicating the majority of his time to practice and competition, MoonMeander would still constantly stream for his fans. When the HoN competitive scene began to decline, MoonMeander decided to switch to Dota 2.

Dota 2[edit]

Dream Destroyers[edit]

MoonMeander formed a team with former coL.HoN teammate Bkid and other past Heroes of Newerth players Bloody Nine, Ensoe and WwD. The team first played under the name Black Sheep, however later renamed themselves Dream Destroyers.

compLexity Gaming[edit]

On August 19th 2014, MoonMeander left Dream Destroyers and joined stayGreen, replacing Chessie. On August 27th 2014, stayGreen was picked up by compLexity Gaming. On January 23rd 2015, MoonMeander left compLexity Gaming's Dota 2 squad citing that he "wasn't the right fit, both mentally and mechanically". However, MoonMeander rejoined compLexity Gaming's roster along with Zyzz and Fly on May 7th 2015. compLexity Gaming qualified for The International 2015 and placed 9th-12th at the main event. They were knocked out in the lower bracket round 2 by Virtus Pro, 1-2.

(monkey) Business[edit]

Post The International 2015, both MoonMeander and Fly parted ways with compLexity Gaming, joining Fly's former teammate N0tail, pubstar Miracle- and Danish competitive scene mainstay Cr1t- to form the team (monkey) Business.

OG[edit]

On the 31st of October 2015, MoonMeander and his (monkey) Business teammates formed the organisation OG, bankrolled by Hitbox. After a few weeks of formation, he won the first Valve Major, The Frankfurt Major 2015 and later winning DreamLeague Season 5 into 2016. In valve's third major, The Manila Major 2016, he was featured in a player profile and also won the tournament beating fierce rivals Team Liquid 3-1 in the grand finals. He continued to show success after the major winning, ESL One Frankfurt 2016 and finishing second place at the The Summit 5. However despite topping group A in The International 2016, OG crashed to an early exit after losing to TNC Gaming in the second round of the lowers bracket and MoonMeander later departed OG to join Digital Chaos as their offlaner [1]

Digital Chaos[edit]

MoonMeander's new team Digital Chaos started the season with middling performances at The Summit 6 and Elimination Mode 2.0, but that didn't stop them from placing in the top four at The Boston Major. Next, they would win ESL One Genting 2017, beating Newbee in a closely contested five game grand finals. However, they struggled to maintain their momentum, losing the Dota 2 Asia Championships 2017 Americas Qualifier to Team NP then placing last at StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 3. Two weeks before The Kiev Major, the team suddenly left Digital Chaos to play under the independent team name Thunderbirds. [2]

Thunderbirds[edit]

As Thunderbirds, MoonMeander and his teammates placed last at The Kiev Major, beat Team NP in the EPICENTER 2017 AM Qualifier, then lost to Team NP at The Summit 7 American Qualifier. They played under the Thunderbirds team name for about a month and a half before signing with Swedish organization Planet Odd. [3]

Planet Odd[edit]

Despite the abrupt name changes, the team roster remained unchanged throughout the year. With their new organization, MoonMeander's squad went undefeated in the DreamLeague Season 7 NA Division and qualified for the DreamLeague Season 7 offline LAN Finals in Atlanta, USA right before The International 2017.

Even though the team enjoyed early season success and featured four out of five TI 6 runner ups, they weren't assured a direct invite to The International 2017 due to their recent shaky results. Planet Odd had two last minute chances to secure an invite at EPICENTER 2017 and Galaxy Battles. Unfortunately, they finished just outside of the top three teams in their group at EPICENTER 2017, eliminating them before the playoffs. At Galaxy Battles, Planet Odd performed well, but were beaten by Newbee twice in a 2-1 winners' finals and a 3-0 grand finals sweep. They were not one of the six teams to receive a direct invite to The International 2017.

Planet Odd had a solid showing in the group stage of The International 2017 North American Qualifier, but they were the first team to be eliminated in the playoffs. By not qualifying for The International 2017, MoonMeander will miss his first Valve-sponsored event since The International 2014.

Trivia[edit]

  • Known for several sayings such as, "NEVA EVA", "Get on my level", "Big Play/s", "Small Son" and "What kind of steak do you want to be?".
  • Known for making speeches, dancing and doing push-ups on his stream.
  • In Heroes of Newerth, he was known for spamming chat macros ("dropping Gs" was the most infamous macro) after getting a kill/making a big play. These macros were widely adopted by the HoN community.
  • In Heroes of Newerth, he was known for playing a variety of heroes such as Bubbles (Puck), Kraken, Soulstealer (Shadow Fiend), Drunken Master and Pharaoh (Clockwerk).

Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Team Results Prize
2017-01-08 A11st A1Premier ESL One Genting 2017 Digitalchaoslogo std.png 3 : 2 Newbeelogo std.png $125,000
2016-12-10 A33 - 4th A1Premier The Boston Major 2016 Digitalchaoslogo std.png 0 : 2 Adfinemlogo std.png $250,000
2016-08-09 A99 - 12th A1Premier The International 2016 OGLogo std.png 0 : 2 Tnclogo std.png $311,557
2016-06-19 A11st A1Premier ESL One Frankfurt 2016 OGLogo std.png 3 : 0 Navilogo std.png $157,273
2016-06-12 A11st A1Premier The Manila Major 2016 OGLogo std.png 3 : 1 Liquidlogo std.png $1,110,000
2016-05-22 A11st A2Major DreamLeague Season 5 OGLogo std.png 3 : 0 Navilogo std.png $50,000
2016-05-15 A33rd A1Premier EPICENTER 2016 OGLogo std.png 1 : 2 Newbeelogo std.png $60,000
2015-11-28 A11st A2Major DreamLeague Season 4 OGLogo std.png 3 : 0 Empirelogo orig std.png $55,000
2015-11-21 A11st A1Premier The Frankfurt Major 2015 OGLogo std.png 3 : 1 Secretdotalogo std.png $1,110,000
2015-08-05 A99 - 12th A1Premier The International 2015 CompLexity Gaminglogo std.png 1 : 2 Virtuslogo std.png $221,155
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Highlight Videos[edit]

Interviews[edit]

Dota 2[edit]

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2014[edit]

Heroes of Newerth[edit]

2013[edit]

2012[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Geoffrey "SophoS" Magdziasz (2016-08-26). "Moo out, Blitz and Moon added to Digital Chaos". GosuGamers.net. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  2. Hancock, Thomas (14 April 2014). "DigitalChaos Team Update". digitalchaos.gg.
  3. @planetoddesport (2017-05-31). "Happy to announce our latest addition". twitter.com.