|Name||Alvar Martín Aleñar|
|Country of Birth||Spain|
|Birthday||May 19, 1989 (age 30)|
|Soloqueue IDs||SK Araneae, NaVi Araneae, flyingpoop2 (KR)|
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Alvar "Araneae" Martín Aleñar is a League of Legends esports player, currently coach for MAD Lions E.C..
Alvar "Araneae" Martín Aleñar is a League of Legends player from Mallorca, Spain. His first overall gaming experience was Street Fighter (on the SNES platform). DOOM was the first PC game he played. From there he moved on to play Counter-Strike, Smash Bros Brawl and Defense of the Ancients (DotA); he started to play League of Legends when one of his friends saw him playing a DotA tournament.
Aleñar's competitive League of Legends career began in May 2010, when he joined the team Dimegio Club, where he played with future star players nRated, Wickd, and ocelote. He stayed with the roster through their acquisition by SK Gaming, but then left in March 2011 to join Team Dignitas EU; however, the team disbanded the next month. Aleñar played for several teams over the next few years, including Wizards e-Sports Club, MeetYourMakers, Natus Vincere, and SK Gaming.
In January 2013 Aleñar joined Team ALTERNATE, where he played in the summer split of the Season 3 European LCS. A year later, he left ALTERNATE to join Millenium, where he played in the spring split of the 2014 European LCS. After the spring split, he left the team and became the coach of Fnatic. On October 10, Aleñar left Fnatic.
Araneae joined Spanish team Baskonia eSports in January 2016 as their head coach.
- Used to play Brood Mother on DotA. His username, "Araneae", is a tribute to her, it means "spiders" in Latin.
- He was one of the first players to play Elise extensively, long before she became popular.
- Played Cho'Gath and Alistar early in his career; gained notoriety for the latter both in solo queue and in competitive play.
- Likes snowboarding and wakeboarding.
- Along with his ex-teammate ocelote, he is known to be a very excitable player in live events, often times shouting loud enough to be heard on the live stream.
- Loves his cat Ara so much that he made a Facebook page for it.
- Diamondprox jokingly considers Araneae to be a Spanish InSec because of his amazing Lee Sin play.
- Doesn't necessarily have a favorite meal, but no cook can rival his mother.
- Favorite drink is strawberry milkshake.
- Favorite book is The Hobbit. It is the only book he read more than twice.
- Favorite movie is the 2nd movie of The Dark Knight saga.
- His favorite animated movie is Princess Mononoke. As far as anime, he likes Fullmetal Alchemist.
- His father is his role model.
- Was attending a University as he competed in the LCS (Engineering Major).
- His perfect Spanish Olympic Dream team is Peke top lane, Peke mid lane, Peke AD, Peke support and him in the jungle.
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- July 31, Araneae: "In Europe, there is a lack of attention towards the image of the team and the players." with Darius Matuschak on The Shotcaller
- January 6 - Millenium Returns With ex-Alternate's Roster with in2LOL
- January 8 - 'Reflections' with Araneae (video) with onGamers
- January 29 - Araneae: The climb back to the top (video) with ESL TV
- February 6 - Catching up with Araneae with onGamers
- March 7 - EU LCS 2014 W8: Interview with Millenium Araneae (video) with SK Gaming
- May 27 - The player I'm passionate about: Diamondprox (by Araneae) (video) with OnGamers
- June 26 - Araneae: Fnatic coach talks League of Legends with Redbull
- July 4 - EU LCS 2014 Summer W7: Interview with Fnatic Araneae (video) with SK Gaming
- August 4 - From Player to Coach: An Interview with Araneae with eSportspedia
- January 29 - Araneae: 'I shouldn't be quiet about the SK kick anymore..they didn't really tell my I am kicked' (video) with Team Acer
- February 7 - Araneae, former SK Jungler, now jungling for Team ALTERNATE, AMA! with Reddit
- February 28 - Who is Araneae? (English) (German) with Team ALTERNATE
- February 28 - Interview with Araneae (English) (German) with Team ALTERNATE
- May 9 - Words With Araneae: LCS Promotion Success with LoLEsports
- May 12 - "We just did not believe that we won" - Araneae Interview with in2LOL
- June 24 - ATN. Araneae Interview: "The famous are not the best, Asians are, so try to learn from them." with GosuGamers
- June 26 - Interview with Araneae - Head to head with Alternate's Jungler with Eclypsia
- July 10 - Words With Alvar "Araneae" Aleñar (video) with Matt Demers
- December 3 - Entrevista a Alvar 'Araneae' Martín (Spanish video) with Arenazero
- December 7 - Araneae: Kerp is going to be one of the best Mid Laners in S4! with Team ALTERNATE
- December 20 - Araneae discusses Alternate game against CLG and how Europe has colonized American LCS (video) with onGamers
- April 1 - Interview with Araneae: "In the current metagame, jungling means 'control of laning phase' " with Team Dignitas
- July 28 - Araneae on rejoining SK and his former disputes with ocelote (video) with Team Acer
- August 15 - SK's Araneae & YellOwStaR preparation talk (video) with ESL
- August 20 - SK LoL Gamescom Interview 2012 (video) with SK Gaming
- September 28 - Season 2 finals preview: Araneae, Patoy & Travis with SK Gaming
- October 29 - Interview with Araneae with LOLESP
SK Araneae at Gamescom 2012
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