The progenitor of the “Classic Jimmy” meme, Jimmy ‘DeMoN’ Ho, returns to North America with Digital Chaos picking up him up just hours after parting ways with the eccentric David ‘MoonMeander’ Tan.
Classic Jimmy Who?
The expression “Classic Jimmy” comes from player-turned-commentator Ben ‘Merlini’ Wu during a tournament back in 2014.
DeMoN was then playing as a stand-in for Team Liquid and for some reason, he was pushing an already pushed top lane while the rest of his team was struggling to stay in control of the game. To make matters worse, he capped it off by somehow dying to an enemy support.
From then on, the “Classic Jimmy” meme was born.
For all his infamy, however, DeMoN is actually a well-respected veteran whose playing career dates back to when the game was still a WarCraft 3 mod.
He had had quite a successful career in Dota 2, having played in 4 TIs so far. Many also credit him for helping TNC Pro Team pull off a massive upset in main stages of The International 6 against OG.
DeMoN most recently played for Team Tuho, which disbanded after failing to qualify for any tournament this season.
Is It Enough?
DeMoN’s move back to North America and Digital Chaos comes with a bit of drama; he essentially formed the team, then-known as Team Onyx, to qualify for the Kiev Major only for the team to kick him out just a month after they signed with Digital Chaos.
More importantly, however, the question remains if the recent roster change is enough for them to actually qualify for a tournament in a stacked NA region.
— Jimmy Ho (@DotaDeMoN) October 3, 2017
Digital Chaos have yet to qualify for a tournament so far. Although if it’s any consolation, they have reached the Grand Finals in a couple of qualifiers. But still, coming close doesn’t quite cut it, especially for a team fresh off of a respectable performance at TI7 and generally considered as one of the powerhouses of the region.
With most of the qualifiers already over, it’ll be a while before we see the new Digital Chaos squad back in action.
What do you think the return of Classic Jimmy will do the team? Do you think they’ll do better with him at the helm? Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments down below.