Freeze

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Freeze
AHG Freeze 2020 Split 1.png
Background Information
NameAleš Kněžínek
Country of BirthCzech Republic Czech Republic
BirthdayJune 6, 1994 (age 25)
Residency
EU
 Europe
Competitive
TeamAd hoc gaminglogo std.pngad hoc gaming
RoleBot Laner
Favorite ChampsEzrealSquare.pngVarusSquare.pngCaitlynSquare.pngDravenSquare.png
Soloqueue IDsNiP JustFreezeMe, NiP Freeze, HC Freeze, eXtatus Freeze
Social Media & Links
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Team History
Sep 2012 - Jan 2013
Bot Laner
Extatuslogo std.pngeXtatus
Feb 2013 - Mar 2013
Bot Laner
Logo std.pngEsport4Life
Mar 2013 - May 2013
Bot Laner
Logo std.pngSamurai in Jeans
May 2013 - Jun 2013
Bot Laner
Heimerdinger's Colossilogo std.pngHeimerdinger's Colossi
Jun 2013 - May 2014
Bot Laner
Ninjas in Pyjamaslogo std.pngNinjas in Pyjamas
May 2014 - Sep 2014
Bot Laner
Ninjas in Pyjamaslogo std.pngNinjas in Pyjamas
Nov 2014 - Nov 2015
Bot Laner
CHWLogo std.pngCopenhagen Wolves
Jan 2016 - May 2016
Bot Laner
Renegadeslogo std.pngRenegades
May 2016 - Nov 2016
Bot Laner
H2k-Gaminglogo std.pngH2k-Gaming
Dec 2016 - Aug 2017
Bot Laner
Tempo Stormlogo std.pngTempo Storm
Oct 2017 - Feb 2018
Bot Laner
Inside Gameslogo std.pngInside Games
May 2018 - Sep 2018
Bot Laner
Royal Banditslogo std.pngRoyal Bandits
Jan 2019 - May 2019
Bot Laner
Splyce Viperslogo std.pngSplyce Vipers
May 2019 - Jan 2020
Bot Laner
MAD Lions E.C.logo std.pngMAD Lions
Jan 2020 - Present
Bot Laner
Ad hoc gaminglogo std.pngad hoc gaming

Aleš "Freeze" Kněžínek is a League of Legends esports player, currently bot laner for ad hoc gaming.

Biography[edit]

Aleš "Freeze" Kněžínek is from Brno, Czech Republic. His first contact with gaming was at the age of 5 as he played Diablo. He would play Defense of the Ancients (DotA) and World of Warcraft. The lack of an eSports scene in Czech Republic back then led him to believe that gaming was not an economically sound career choice.

In 2012, he moved on to League of Legends. He initially did not enjoy the game (the cartoon-like graphics and the lack of a Deny mechanic were to be faulted), but that changed as he reached level 4. He started playing in the North American servers, then changed servers due to lag issues (to EU Nordic and East). Maining top at the time, he played a lot of Normal games before going into Ranked Solo-queue. He would transfer to EU West shortly after.

Season 2[edit]

Towards the end of the season, Freeze was recruited by Czech team eXtatus, who needed an AD Carry (back then his secondary role). Here he would play alongside Kazmitch and Mozilla. They would go on to compete in national LAN tournaments, along with the SCAN Invitational, where the team made it to the semifinals.

Season 3[edit]

After leaving the Czech team at the start of the season, Freeze joined Esport4Life. Also on the team at this time were YoungBuck and Unlimited. The team changed name to Samurai in Jeans and enjoyed success in multiple Go4LoLs before finishing 2nd in the SoloMid EU Invitational 3, losing to MeetYourMakers in the final of the tournament. This was followed by a 3rd place finish at the LCS Season 3 Go4LoL Summer Promotion Qualifier, meaning they would have a chance to qualify for the LCS later on in the season.

A 1st place finish at the SoloMid EU Invitational 4 led the team into the LCS Europe Season 3 Summer Promotion in good form. Despite this, after beating Anexis eSports in the challenger round, Samurai in Jeans were unable to beat Copenhagen Wolves in their promotion matchup. Freeze left the team soon after.

He then went on to join Heimerdinger's Colossi. The team enjoyed success in multiple EUW Challenger Series, before going on to win the SCAN & NVIDIA EUW Invitational, beating Eternity Gaming in the final of the tournament. Freeze then went on to leave the team to join Ninjas in Pyjamas.

With Ninjas in Pyjamas, Freeze competed in the LCS Summer Split. Impressive performances on CaitlynSquare.png Caitlyn and DravenSquare.png Draven resulted in the team finishing in 5th place overall. Due to this, the team had a spot in the Summer Playoffs. However, the playoffs were not a success for the team, finishing 6th after losing the 5th place match to Team ALTERNATE. Freeze and the team finished the season with an appearance at IEM Season VIII - Cologne, where they came 2nd in the amateur tournament, losing to Copenhagen Wolves in the final.

2014 Season[edit]

Due to Freeze and Ninjas in Pyjamas' performance in playoffs, they would have to fight for their LCS status in the Spring Promotion. Unfortunately for Freeze and the team, they lost their promotion match to Kiedys Mialem Team.

Freeze and the team then competed in the Challenger Series, finishing 2nd in EU Challenger Spring #1. The team followed this up with 1st place finish in EU Challenger Spring #2. They then went on to come 2nd at the Challenger Spring Playoffs, losing to Cloud9 Eclipse in the final.

A 1st place finish at the Copenhagen Games 2014 led the team into the LCS Summer Promotion. However, Ninjas in Pyjamas lost their promotion matchup to Millenium. After disbanding and reforming, the organization kept hold of Freeze. They followed this with a win at DreamHack Summer 2014 and a 2nd place finish at both EU Challenger Summer #1 and EU Challenger Summer #2.

Freeze ended his time with Ninjas in Pyjamas with a 4th place finish in the Challenger Summer Playoffs, along with a 2nd place finish at the FACEIT Gamescom Challenge and 3rd in the 2014 Black Monster Cup Europe Fall.

2015 Season[edit]

After leaving Ninjas in Pyjamas when the roster disbanded in September 2014, Freeze joined the ranked 5's ladder team Unlucky Rejects, composed of the former Copenhagen Wolves roster with Freeze in place of Woolite. The team qualified for the Expansion Tournament, but on November 18, Copenhagen Wolves announced that they were re-signing the Unlucky Rejects roster, including Freeze.[27]

Freeze participated in the Spring Split with the Copenhagen Wolves, and his impressive individual performances on DravenSquare.png Draven and KalistaSquare.png Kalista in particular helped the team to a 6th place finish in the regular season, securing them a place in the Spring Playoffs. Freeze and the team lost to H2k-Gaming in the playoff quarterfinals, meaning they would collect 10 Championship Points for the split.

The Summer Split was far from successful for Freeze and the Copenhagen Wolves. After CW was forced to make roster changes during the split because of internal difficulties, the team finished in 10th place, resulting in autorelegation.

On November 1, Freeze announced his free agency after his contract expired.[28]

2016 Season[edit]

After a long period of speculation that he was on the team, Freeze officially joined the North American Renegades on January 6.[29][30] Renegades was faced with significant roster instability in the spring LCS season, as first AD carry Freeze himself was unable to play for three games early on in the split, and then Remilia stepped down one game after his return. RF Legendary was also replaced by Flaresz for three games later on. In week 7, Team Dragon Knights's top laner Seraph was loaned to Renegades as a substitute, and the team snapped their 12-game losing streak. Going into the eighth week, Renegades and TDK traded several players, with Seraph and Ninja joining Renegades as top and mid laner, respectively, while RF Legendary, Flaresz, and Alex Ich departed. This roster finally proved successful, but it was too little too late, and the team was only able to improve to 8th place in the league, after winning a tiebreaker against Team Impulse. In the Summer Promotion Tournament, Renegades beat TDK 3-0 and qualified for the summer season.

Freeze left Renegades on May 7, wanting to return to Europe, and joined H2k-Gaming shortly after.

Trivia[edit]

  • The name Freeze originated from his early DotA days.
  • Is the first Czech player to play in the LCS.
  • GangplankSquare.png Gangplank was the first champ he played.
  • Went from Unranked to 2.2k Elo in only one week of Ranked solo-queue play thanks to EzrealSquare.png Ezreal and CorkiSquare.png Corki.
  • His motto is "If you gonna be the best, you have to take out the best." from the movie 'Never Back Down'.
  • Played football for six years and handball for five.
  • Likes to drink Coca Cola.
  • Likes the Sci-Fi genre in movies as long as it deals with aliens or mysterious powers, such as Chronicle. Watches the Naruto anime as well.
  • Has the utmost respect for Doublelift; used to look up to him, but sees him as a competitor now.

Tournament Results[edit]

This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.

Minimum place

Freeze Tournament Results
DatePlEventLast ResultTeamRoster
2020-03-170060006 Prime League Pro Division 2020 Spring Playoffs
1 : 2Unicorns Of Lovelogo std.pngUSE
Ad hoc gaminglogo std.pngAHG Scarface,  Memento,  Xioh,  Freeze,  Kamilius,  nRated
2020-03-120050005 Prime League Pro Division 2020 Spring
11 - 7Blanklogo std.pngRR
Ad hoc gaminglogo std.pngAHG Scarface,  Memento,  Xioh,  Freeze,  Kamilius,  nRated
2019-12-010010001 Iberian Cup 2019
3 : 0Vodafone Giantslogo std.pngVGIA
MAD Lions E.C.logo std.pngMAD Yoppa,  Shlatan,  PrettyGRE,  Freeze,  Prime,  Araneae,  Falco
2019-08-140050065 - 6 LVP SLO 2019 Summer Playoffs
2 : 3Movistar Riders2logo std.pngMRS
MAD Lions E.C.logo std.pngMAD Orome,  Sharp,  PrettyGRE,  Freeze,  FALCO,  Prime,  Araneae
2019-08-070040004 LVP SLO 2019 Summer
11 - 7Blanklogo std.pngRR
MAD Lions E.C.logo std.pngMAD Yoppa,  Orome,  Sharp,  Shlatan,  PrettyGRE,  Czekolad,  Freeze,  Samux,  Prime,  FALCO,  Araneae
2019-04-200050085 - 8 EM 2019 Spring Main Event
0 : 2MAD Lions E.C.logo std.pngMAD
Splyce Viperslogo std.pngSVP Oromë,  Tierwulf,  Sharp,  Hatrixx,  Freeze,  Prime,  Zen
2019-03-310010001 LVP SLO 2019 Spring Playoffs
3 : 2Origenlogo std.pngOGB
Splyce Viperslogo std.pngSVP Oromë,  Tierwulf,  Hatrixx,  Freeze,  Prime,  Zen
2019-03-200060006 LVP SLO 2019 Spring
8 - 10Blanklogo std.pngRR
Splyce Viperslogo std.pngSVP Oromë,  Sharp,  Tierwulf,  Hatrixx,  Freeze,  Prime,  Zen
2018-09-160020002 TCL 2018 Summer Playoffs
1 : 3SuperMassive Esportslogo std.pngSUP
Royal Banditslogo std.pngRBE Broken Blade,  Closer,  Abbedagge,  Freeze,  Dumbledoge,  Enatron
2018-08-200010001 TCL 2018 Summer
22 - 6Blanklogo std.pngRR
Royal Banditslogo std.pngRBE Broken Blade,  Closer,  Abbedagge,  Freeze,  Dumbledoge,  Enatron

Media[edit]

  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016

Images[edit]

Redirects

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Freeze leaves twitter.com
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Cold Wind Blows: Freeze youtube.com
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Renegades welcome Freeze renegades.gg
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Freeze's Tweet twitter.com
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Sources: Freeze and Hatrixx sign with Tempo Storm espn.com
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 TÝMY JARNÍ LEAGUE OF LEGENDS MASTERS LIGY (Czech) hitpoint.cz
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 TÝMY PODZIMNÍ HITPOINT MASTERS LIGY V LOL (Czech) hitpoint.cz
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 GCD Archive Pages: before change - TUR - 2018-09-17; after change - TUR - 2018-09-18
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Royal Bandits' Tweet twitter.com
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 OVERACTIVE MEDIA ACQUIRES TOP SPANISH ESPORTS ORGANIZATION overactive-media-group.prezly.com
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Splyce's Tweet twitter.com
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 LazerChicken's Tweet twitter.com
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 MAD Lions E.C.'s Tweet (Spanish) twitter.com
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Splyce's Tweet (Spanish) twitter.com
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 GCD Archive Pages: before change - EU - 2019-12-30; after change - EU - 2019-12-31
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 OVERACTIVE MEDIA ACQUIRES TOP SPANISH ESPORTS ORGANIZATION overactive-media-group.prezly.com
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 MAD Lions E.C.'s Tweet (Spanish) twitter.com
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 LazerChicken's Tweet twitter.com
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 Splyce's Tweet twitter.com
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 Ad Hoc Gaming's Tweet twitter.com
  21. GCD Archive Pages: before change - TUR - 2018-05-23; after change - TUR - 2018-05-25
  22. GCD Archive Pages: before change - EU - 2019-01-09; after change - EU - 2019-01-15
  23. Freeze's Tweet twitter.com
  24. Freeze's Tweet twitter.com
  25. MAD Lions' Tweet (Spanish) twitter.com
  26. GCD Archive Pages: before change - EU - 2020-01-28; after change - EU - 2020-01-30
  27. CW re-signs League of Legends team cphwolves.gg
  28. Freeze's tweet twitter.com
  29. Cold Wind Blows: Freeze youtube.com
  30. Renegades welcome Freeze renegades.gg