TLO

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Player Information
Name: Dario Wünsch
Birth: July 13, 1990 (1990-07-13) (age 24)
Leipzig, Germany
Country: Germany Germany
Race: Zerg
Team: Team Liquid
Alternate IDs: TheLittleOne, Liquid`TLO, GameOfDrones
WCS Rank (Points): #42 (975 points)
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History
2010-07-26 - Present


Dario "TLO" Wünsch is a StarCraft II player from Germany. TLO is a former Brood War and Supreme Commander player currently playing for Team Liquid. Known for his happy and carefree demeanor, as well as his unique strategies, TLO is a favorite of fans worldwide.

He played Random during the Beta, switched to Terran after launch, and again to Zerg around BlizzCon 2010. In early 2011, he announced returning to Random after a period of relative inactivity due to injury, but then switched back to Terran in March 2011. More recently, TLO has gone back to playing Zerg, starting during Battle in Berlin.

TLO's tactics became very popular during GSL when he used Nuclear launches to confuse his enemy while he dropped marines in his opponent's main base or to move his enemy's army where he wanted to ambush them. TLO's Terran is overall very solid, flexible to his strategies and hard to break.

In Beta[edit]

After seeing his unique play and creative builds during the Team Liquid SC2 Invitational #1, a fan club thread was created on the Team Liquid forums: TLO Fan Club Thread. That same strong play earned him his invitation to join Team Liquid.

TLO enjoyed a very successful beta period with two Go4SC2 ESL cup victories, a ZOTAC win and second place in the International PLU.cn Kaspersky Cup. Due to his popularity and success, he was invited to Day[9]'s King of the Beta tournament.

Wings of Liberty[edit]

TLO kicked off Wings Of Liberty with two live events. He won a Best of 5 showmatch against MaDFroG at the European Warcraft Regionals[1] before heading to the IEM Global Challenge Cologne to play in the live $15,000 tournament.

On August 13, 2010, it was announced that TLO was heading to Korea with other Liquid` members: Nazgul and Jinro in preparation for the GOMTV Global StarCraft II League. They stayed in the oGs House with players like Ensnare and TheStC and competed in South Korean live events, as well as online events from around the world. On the 28th of August, TLO qualified for the GOMTV StarCraft II Open 1 after going through Group B1.[2] He advanced to the Round of 32 before losing to house mate oGsHyperdub 1-2. TLO's victory in the first set became one of the most viewed VoDs on GOMTV.[3] TLO qualified yet again for GSL Season 2 where he encountered former Brood War player SangHo in the Round of 64. He ultimately lost 1-2 in what was his final televised match as a Terran player.

TLO was one of the 2 representatives of Europe for Blizzcon 2010. He later competed with the entire Team Liquid roster at the MLG Dallas National Championships where he placed 5th.

In early November, it was announced that for unspecified personal reasons, TLO was returning to his home in Leipzig after the MLG Dallas event and competing in the foreign scene. Speaking in the Liquid Weekly #14, TLO said that "due to a number of reasons I do not wish to go into at this time, living and playing in Germany is what will benefit both me and my team the most right now."[4] Although his results in the previous 2 GSLs qualified him for Code A for the 2011 January Tournament, TLO chose to remain in Germany instead. He has since participated in the DreamHack SteelSeries LAN-Tournament as one of the 16 invitees where he was upset in the group stages by MaNa and LaLuSh.

On May 22, TLO streamed StarCraft for 24 hours straight in order to raise money for Doctors Without Borders. The charity marathon, dubbed "Starcraft Without Borders", proved to be an enormous success, raising over $2487 in ad revenue and earning him the nickname "Dr. Dario". The stream for this event peaked at 26,000 live viewers, overtaking the official NASL stream which was also live during this period.[5]

TLO was one of the 50 players invited to participate in the North American Starleague and was placed into Division 1. He ended the season with a record of 10-11 in his group, with four series wins and five series losses, placing sixth in the division and 28th overall, qualifying for Season Two. However, he relinquished his spot in the tournament.[6]

At MLG Columbus 2011, TLO went 1-4 in Pool D, winning against Machine, but losing to HayprO, iNcontroL, LosirA, and MajOr. He lost to ViBE in the Championship Bracket knocking him from the tournament.

On June 10th, 2011, TLO announced he was taking a break from playing SC2 due to the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome he experiences in both hands. He will continue to be involved in the E-sports scene during that time, whether it be casting or some other organizational role.[7] On July 18, it was announced that TLO has been recovering well, and managed to qualify for Germany's WCG Playoffs.[8]

At MLG Anaheim 2011, TLO went 1-4 in Pool A, winning against Tyler, but losing to DongRaeGu, HayprO, HuK, and NaNiwa. He lost to his teammate Sheth in the Championship Bracket, after beating iNcontroL, knocking him from the tournament.

TLO saw a modest run at MLG Raleigh 2011 where he found himself in Pool C. He finished 1-4, falling to SeleCT, Slush, teammate HerO and DongRaeGu, although he managed to defeat TricKsteR 2-1.[9] His run in the championship bracket was short-lived as he was knocked out by DeMusliM 2-0. TLO finished 25th in the tournament.[10]

On September 10, TLO competed in the The SHOUTcraft Invitational #3 and placed in a tournament for the first time since January 2011. He lost to White-Ra 3-0 in the third place match, finishing 4th overall.

On September 14, he defeated GoOdy 3-1 in a best of 5 showmatch, organized by the German community.[11]

TLO played in MLG Orlando where he was seeded into Group A. TLO managed to beat Drewbie in group play, but lost all of his other matches, therefore placing second last in his group. In the Championship Bracket, he would lose in his first match to Polt 0-2, ending his run in the tournament in 22nd place behind his teammate Tyler.[12]

For Battle in Berlin and 2011 MLG Providence TLO chose to again switch race and play Zerg.

TLO announced on December 13th, 2011 via Twitter that he would be moving back to Korea in the following year to rejoin his teammate Jinro,[13] finally departing on May 15th, 2012.[14]

2012[edit]

TLO's most recent placing in 2012 was at the ASUS ROG The GD Invitational he was placed in group B with Kas, elfi, & MaNa going 3-0 in series and only dropping 1 map to MaNa which placed him straight into the Semifinals he then went up against elfi, losing 1-3 which gave him a final placing of 3rd/4th in the ASUS ROG The GD Invitational. TLO also participated in 2012 DreamHack Open/Bucharest where he was able to go through the group stages and reach the quarterfinals, beating notable players, such as Ziktomini, Beastyqt, and Harstem, before ultimately losing 0-2 against Nerchio, who ended up winning the tournament.

Finished 41-48th in the MLG Pro Circuit Winter.

Finished 45-60th in IPL 4.

Finished 23-45th in NASL Season 3.

Made the Ro32 at HSC 5, meaning he was not able to attend group stages at TaKe's place, having fallen short in the online qualifiers.

Finished 23-45th in NASL Season 4.

Reached as far as the Ro32 at DreamHack Valencia. TLO finished last in his group with a record of 2-5. He lost to TheSTC 0-2, won agaisnt JeaL 2-1, then losing to HerO 0-2.

TLO did much better at DreamHack Bucharest only losing in the Ro8. In his run he took out Harstem 2-1 but the lost to Nerchio 0-2. This would be one of his best result for 2012.

He finished in the Ro12 for DreamHack Winter. Finishing third in his group stage going 9-6, he then have to face Snute. He loses with a score of 1-3.

The last event of 2012 for TLO would be HSC 6. He would top his group in group stage 2 over MC, Grubby and Kas going 4-1 in matches. In the playoffs he would face the korean zerg Symbol, in a close series TLO ends up losing 2-3 in the BO5. This would conclude 2012 for TLO.

2013 in Wings of Liberty[edit]

Starting the year off strong, TLO would place in the Ro8 at IEM Season VII Katowice. In the group stage round robin style, TLO placed second over Grubby, mOOnGlaDe, Snute and Tarson. In the Ro12, he would defeat MaNa 3-2 to face First. First would prouve to be too strong and 3-0's TLO.

Heart of the Swarm[edit]

2013[edit]

At IEM Season VII World Championship TLO placed 21-24th. He lost in the round robin group stage with a 2-8 record, his group contained Mvp, Dream, Stephano, Golden and Grubby.

In the first season of WCS Europe, TLO finished in 5th place taking out Shuttle, Kas, Strelok, MMA but ultimately losing to Mvp 0-3, the eventual champion of Season 1.

At DreamHack Stockholm, TLO got as far as the Ro16 losing to NaNiwa 1-2.

At WCS Season 1 finals TLO placed in the Ro16, finishing third on his group, winning against Stephano 2-1, but ultimately losing to Soulkey and aLive without taking a map. He finished with a record of 2-5.

Making it as far as the Ro8 at DreamHack Open Summer, he took out Squirtle in the Ro16, but lost to TaeJa 0-2.

His highest finish of the year happened at HomeStory Cup 7, where he finished third overall. In group stage 1, he placed second within his group over Dragon and Harstem, with Seed taking first, he went 5-2 in the group. In group stage 2, TLO placed first overall over MC, Bunny and NightEnD with a record of 4-2. Bunny and MC each took a game off him. In the playoffs, he would 3-1 Violet, but fall 2-3 against TaeJa. He ultimately won 3-2 over HyuN and took third place.

At WCS Europe Season 2, TLO only went as far as the Ro32, getting knocked out by MMA and MaNa, going 3-4 overall. He won 2-0 over MaNa, then got 2-0'd by MMA and lost 2-1 to MaNa.

At ASUS ROG Summer 2013, he made it as far as the Ro32, being defeated 3-1 by TaeJa, then winning 3-0 over Bischu and getting 3-1'd by HyuN.

Season 3 of WCS Europe would be same as Season 2. His group consisted of Happy, duckdeok and SaSe. He went 3-4 in games and 1-2 in series.

At DreamHack Bucharest TLO made it as far as the Ro32, getting knocked out by Nerchio and elfi.

At IEM New York, TLO placed 13-16th, finishing last in his group.

At HomeStory Cup VIII, TLO went as far as the Ro32, getting knocked out by MC and HeRoMaRinE.

For the last tournament of 2013, TLO attended DreamHack Winter. He ended up placing in the top 13-16th, barely advancing in the group stage to play JYP in Losers round 1. He got 2-0'd by the Korean Protoss player and his run ended there.

2014[edit]

The first event TLO attended was WCS Europe. He made it as far as the Ro16 before getting knocked out of a group containing BabyKnight, Welmu and StarDust. He finished 1-4 in maps, losing 0-2 to StarDust and 1-2 to Welmu.

His best result so far was at IEM Sao Paulo in which he placed 3rd-4th. He qualified online taking out StarDust, Kane, Snute and MaNa. In stage 2 of the offline even, he finished second taking out Shakti and hellokitty. He went 4-2 in games losing only to MC. In stage 3, TLO upset Bomber 3-2 but fell to herO 1-4.

TLO is seeded directly into Ro32 for WCS Europe Season 2 due to his run in Season 1. His group, consisting of MC, Happy and Golden is set to play the 27th May 2014.

Trivia[edit]

  • Considers Snute to be the most handsome progamer in Europe.
  • Played Protoss in Brood War
  • Has severe Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in both wrists
  • Got his nickname (TLO stands for "TheLittleOne") from playing 2v2 in Supreme Commander with his older brother "TheBigOne".
  • His big brother uses the nickname "TheBigOne" despite being shorter.
  • Was given the nickname "NostraDario" (reference to Nostradamus) for his predictive nuke that killed many of Hyperdub's Vikings in the 2010 TG Sambo Intel StarCraft II Open Season 1
  • TLO is a member of Germany's national team - Team Germany.
  • TLO originally played StarCraft II under the nickname of "TheLittleOne" as mentioned above, but as this was shortened by fans to "TLO", he preferred the shortened version.
  • TLO played Random throughout most of beta, then switched to Terran for early release. Later he switched to Zerg for a very brief amount of time, before switching back to random, then Terran again, but recently played Zerg since The Battle in Berlin.
  • He became the first and only player to win an episode of the weekly ZOTAC Cup while playing as random.
  • Is a noted fan of the series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.[15]
  • Has stated numerous times on his stream that he will not shave his beard until he places exceptionally well or outright wins a tournament.
  • His beard has a fanclub.
  • He just adopted an abandoned kitty that he named Spot, he found the cat when he was going out for dinner in the streets in Korea. They are now living happily together.
  • Once had Day9 send him a shipment of sand to impress a girl. Day9 was very amused when he heard that TLO's try failed.[16]

Achievements[edit]

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2014-02-01 Intel Extreme Masters A33 - 4th IEM Season VIII - Sao Paulo 0 : 3 Protoss herO $2,000
2013-06-23 HomeStory Cup A33rd HomeStory Cup VII 3 : 2 Zerg HyuN $3,000
In Major Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2014-05-04 A44th TaKeTV ULTRA Invitational 1 : 2 Protoss Socke $750
2014-03-09 A33rd SeatStory Cup 3 : 2 Terran jjakji $2,000
2013-07-28 A33 - 4th Red Bull Training Grounds 2 1 : 3 Protoss HuK $1,400
2012-10-14 A33 - 4th ASUS ROG The GD Invitational 1 : 3 Protoss elfi $1,000
2011-01-08 A11st Poker Idol Starcraft II EU Championship 3 : 0 Terran SjoW £1,500
Complete Results in any Tournament

WoL Matches[edit]

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Beta Matches[edit]

Heart Of The Swarm Beta[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Interviews[edit]

TLO loves the Wiki

2014[edit]

2013[edit]

2012[edit]

2011[edit]

2010[edit]

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