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This article is about the professional player. For other uses of "moon", see Moon (Disambiguation).
MoonMeander
MoonMeander Profile.jpg
Background Information
Name:David Tan
Birthdate:1992-01-28 (age 29)
Country:Canada Canada
Malaysia Malaysia
Team:Undying Undying
Role:Support, Offlaner
Alternate IDs:Moon
Signature heroes:Earthshaker icon.png Clockwerk icon.png Rubick icon.png
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History
Dota 2:
2014-05-01 — 2014-08-19
Dream Destroyers
2014-08-19 — 2014-08-27
stayGreen
2014-08-27 — 2015-01-23
2015-05-07 — 2015-08-28
2015-08-28 — 2015-10-31
2015-10-31 — 2016-08-25
2016-08-25 — 2017-04-14
2017-04-14 — 2017-05-31
2017-05-31 — 2017-08-01
2017-09-13 — 2017-10-03
2018-01-06 — 2018-01-30
2018-01-30 — 2018-03-01
2018-03-01 — 2018-03-11
2018-03-11 — 2018-04-17
2018-05-27 — 2018-08-30
2018-09-08 — 2019-03-20
Tigers
2019-03-21 — 2019-03-23
Flying Penguins
2019-04-02 — 2019-??-??
ggngg
2019-08-29 — 2020-03-03
Fighting PandaS
2020-03-03 — 2020-10-05
CR4ZY
2021-01-03 — Present

David "MoonMeander" Tan is a Canadian/Malaysian professional Dota 2 player currently playing for Undying Undying.

Heroes of Newerth[]

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[]

Dream Destroyers[]

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[]

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[]

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[]

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, 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[]

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[]

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[]

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.

Achievements[]

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With Planet Odd

2017
Date Place Event Opponent Winnings
2017-07-22 A22nd DreamLeague Season 7 2 : 3  Team Liquid Team Liquid $45,000
2017-06-18 A22nd Galaxy Battles 0 : 3  Newbee Newbee $22,500
2017-06-07 A77th - 8th EPICENTER 2017 1/0/3  Grp. S. $10,000
2017-06-01 A11st DreamLeague Season 7 - NA Division 3/0/0  Grp. S. $6,000

With Thunderbirds

2017
Date Place Event Opponent Winnings
2017-04-27 A99th - 16th Kiev Major 2017 0 : 2  Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses $62,500

With Digital Chaos

2017
Date Place Event Opponent Winnings
2017-02-25 A77th - 8th StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 3 0 : 2  VGJ.Thunder VGJ.Thunder $7,500
2017-01-08 A11st ESL One Genting 2017 3 : 2  Newbee Newbee $125,000
2016
2016-12-17 A33rd - 4th China Top 2016 0 : 2  Newbee Newbee $28,738
2016-11-23 A44th Elimination Mode 2.0 1 : 2  Team NP Team NP $2,000
2016-12-10 A33rd - 4th Boston Major 2016 0 : 2  Ad Finem Ad Finem $250,000

With OG

2016
Date Place Event Opponent Winnings
2016-08-09 A99th - 12th The International 2016 0 : 2  TnC Gaming TnC Gaming $311,557
2016-07-17 A22nd The Summit 5 1 : 3  Wings Gaming Wings Gaming $22,735
2016-06-19 A11st ESL One Frankfurt 2016 3 : 0  Natus Vincere Natus Vincere $157,273
2016-06-12 A11st Manila Major 2016 3 : 1  Team Liquid Team Liquid $1,110,000
2016-04-16 A44th StarLadder i-League Invitational 1 : 2  Vici Gaming Reborn Vici Gaming Reborn $7,500
2016-03-04 A77th - 8th Shanghai Major 2016 1 : 2  Fnatic Fnatic $105,000
2016-01-31 A33rd MarsTV Dota 2 League Winter 2015 0 : 2  Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses $27,766
2015
2015-12-12 A44th The Summit 4 0 : 2  Virtus.pro Virtus.pro $11,487
2015-12-06 A22nd The Defense Season 5 1 : 3  Team Liquid Team Liquid $19,647
2015-11-28 A11st ASUS ROG DreamLeague Season 4 3 : 0  Team Empire Team Empire $55,000
2015-11-21 A11st Frankfurt Major 2015 3 : 1  Team Secret Team Secret $1,110,000
2015-11-08 A33rd Dota 2 Champions League Season 6 3 : 1  Golden Boys Golden Boys $7,500

With (monkey) Business

2015
Date Place Event Opponent Winnings
2015-10-18 A33rd - 4th MLG World Finals 2015 1 : 2  Team Secret Team Secret $34,194
2015-09-21 A55th - 8th WCA 2015 - European Pro Qualifiers 0 : 2  Virtus.pro Virtus.pro $3,000

With compLexity Gaming

2015
Date Place Event Opponent Winnings
2015-08-05 A99th - 12th The International 2015 1 : 2  Virtus.pro Virtus.pro $221,155
2015-07-17 A33rd - 4th BTS Americas #1 1 : 2  Champions of Summer's Rift Champions of Summer's Rift $1,000
2014
2014-12-11 A77th - 8th Dota Pit League Season 2 0 : 2  Cloud9 Cloud9 $2,015

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References[]

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