|Country of Birth||Denmark|
|Birthday||June 24, 1997 (age 22)|
|Competitive IDs||Niels HD, Phlow, Zvanillan, Niels|
|Soloqueue IDs||OG Niels, Zvenillan,|
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He started playing video games with World of Warcraft at the age of 12. He eventually started playing League of Legends because his teacher at primary school introduced him to the game. He is still currently in school, as he strives to become a computer programmer in the future.
Originally playing under the alias Stæhr during his time at Hoang5, he changed his name to Niels HD when he moved to Tricked eSports. He made this move along with compatriot Jesiz, as Tricked acquired the roster of Hoang5. The first big LAN event that he competed in with Tricked was the Copenhagen Games 2013. With the team, he also competed in the SCAN & NVIDIA EUW Invitational, where they were knocked out in the semifinals by a strong Eternity Gaming lineup.
He left Tricked later on in the year, joining CJ Gaming. After a short time on the team's roster, Niels moved to Intellectual Playground, where he played with Santorin and NeeGodbro. During his time with the team, he accomplished a 2nd place finish at the WePlay LoL Invitational, losing in the final to an LCS-hardened SK Gaming outfit. He also competed at DreamHack Winter 2013, where he and Intellectual Playground finished 3rd, losing in the semifinals again to the same strong SK Gaming team, which happened to feature his former teammate, Jesiz.
After leaving Intellectual Playground, he joined Team Kappa Prime, changing his name to Phlow. He and the team came competed in the SCAN EUW Winter Invitational, but were knocked out by Gamers2 in the semifinals. However, the team's lineup impressed, and were picked up by SK Gaming Prime soon after. Under his new alias, Zvanillan, the first tournament he played with the team was the FACEIT Challenger Invitational. SK Prime came in 2nd, losing to Ninjas in Pyjamas in the final. Zvanillan and the team also competed in Challenger Spring Series #1, where SK Prime were knocked out in the quarterfinals by the same NiP team.
SK Prime also played in the 2nd FACEIT Challenger Invitational. The tournament was another success, with Zvanillan and the team finishing 2nd behind Gamers2. His last tournament with the team was at the Copenhagen Games 2014, where SK Prime couldn't make it out of their group. The team's roster then disbanded, and with this Zvanillan decided to take a break from the competitive scene.
With Origen, Niels qualified for the EUCS Spring Qualifier via the Challenger Ladder, where they beat Millenium Spirit in their bracket final, securing their qualification to the EUCS Spring Season. Origen were unbeaten until their penultimate game of the split, against LowLandLions.White, and despite dropping that one game easily secured first place in the regular season. Origen also placed highly in tournaments throughout this period, winning the ESL MWC Challenge and Gamers Assembly 2015. The Spring Playoffs saw Origen beat Reason Gaming in the semifinals 2-1 and then going on to sweep Copenhagen Wolves Academy (the team formerly known as LowLandLions.White) in the final to win the tournament and secure automatic qualification to the LCS Summer Season.
Throughout the EU LCS Summer Season, Origen jostled for 2nd position with H2k-Gaming, while Fnatic sat far ahead in an undefeated 1st place throughout. Impressive individual performances including Niels's Kalista and Corki helped the team to a 2nd place regular season finish, and with it a bye past the Summer Playoffs quarterfinal round. Niels himself was awarded the title for Outstanding Rookie of the Split. In the semifinals, Origen faced off against rivals H2k and won 3-1; perhaps even more impressively, they took two games off Fnatic in the finals despite ultimately losing the series. Their second-place overall finish earned Origen 90 Championship Points, enough for the second seed in the 2015 Season Europe Regional Finals. There, they beat Team ROCCAT in a 3-2 series and then Unicorns of Love in an easy 3-0 and successfully qualified for the 2015 World Championship, where they would play as Europe's #3 seed.
At the 2015 World Championship, Origen were drawn into Group D along with Team SoloMid, KT Rolster, and LGD Gaming. Origen went 3-0 in the 1st week of the round robin and ended the group with a 4-2 record, meaning they would advance to the knockout stage of the tournament. Origen won their quarterfinal series 3-1 against the Flash Wolves, becoming the first Western team to win a best-of-five at a World Championship, but were later knocked out by SK Telecom T1 in the semifinals.
Origen and Niels competed at IEM San Jose, and were given a bye to the semifinals due to Fnatic's withdrawal from the tournament. The team fielded their roster from the previous season, but with PowerOfEvil in the mid lane and xPeke taking a coaching role. They took down Team SoloMid in the semifinals, and went on to beat Counter Logic Gaming in the final - winning the tournament without losing a single game. In January 2016, Niels renamed to Zven.
Origen's performance at IEM San Jose resulted in their qualification to the IEM World Championship. At the tournament, they first lost to Royal Never Give Up in the upper bracket of their group before then losing to Team SoloMid in the lower bracket, resulting in the team's elimination from the tournament.
Zven and Origen had a decent spring split but didn't manage to win it. In the playoffs they made it to the finals but lost 1-3 to G2 Esports. In May of 2016, Zven along with Mithy left OG and joined G2. The move ended up being successful as the team won the Summer Playoffs with a 3-1 victory over Splyce and qualified for the 2016 Season World Championship.
G2 was placed in Group A along with ROX Tigers, Albus NoX Luna and Counter Logic Gaming. Although expectations for them were fairly high, the team only won 1 game and finished 4th place in their group which knocked them out of Worlds.
G2's Spring Season was fairly dominant. The team won their group in the regular season and only dropped one series. In the playoffs they defeated Unicorns of Love 3-1 in the finals to capture their third LCS title and qualify for the 2017 Mid-Season Invitational. At MSI although G2 had some struggles and finished 4-6 in overall record, they still made it to the knockout stage. In the semifinals they took down Team WE 3-1 but then lost 1-3 in the finals to SK Telecom T1 and finished 2nd place.
The Summer Season was much more of a struggle for G2. They were very shaky throughout the regular season and finished 2nd in their group below Fnatic. In the playoffs G2 defeated Splyce in the Quarterfinals 3-2 in a hard fought series. Although they were expected to struggle more in the following rounds, G2 swept H2k Gaming 3-0 in the semifinals. Then in the finals they swept Misfits Gaming 3-0 and won their fourth LCS title in a row. This also qualified them for the 2017 Season World Championship.
At Worlds G2 was place in Group C along with 1907 Fenerbahçe, Samsung Galaxy, and Royal Never Give Up. G2 performed much better than last year but their group was very hard. With their 3-3 record they were unable to advance any further and finished 3rd in their group. In November of 2017 Zven along with Mithy left G2 and moved over to North America to join Team SoloMid.
- Favorite dish is Kebab.
- Was the only non-LCS player to be named in gaming.dk's team of the year.
- Was introduced to WhiteKnight108 and HawkDon through solo queue.
- Outstanding Rookie of the 2015 Season EU LCS Summer Split.
- Became notorious for his preference for Ezreal after joining TSM, which was frequently in meta throughout 2018 and 2019, especially after he played it in 9 of the 18 games of the NA LCS 2018 Spring Season.
- One of two players to record a pentakill in both the EU and NA LCS, along with his TSM teammate Bjergsen
|LCS 2019 Summer Playoffs||Xayah||Bot||W||9/1/7||Link|
|NA LCS 2018 Summer Playoffs||Kai'Sa||Bot||W||9/2/6||Link||Link|
|EU LCS 2017 Summer||Twitch||Bot||W||14/3/6||Link|
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- September 28, Niels - The Shining Star of Origen by , and on Gold Per 10
- October 3, Niels efter segern över TSM with , and on Fragbite
- October 4, Niels on going undefeated at Worlds, Hermit's coaching, and Origen's winning mentality with , and on The Daily Dot
- October 5, Niels on Origen's start: 'I don’t feel like there’s pressure on me to perform [but] maybe there is now that we’re 3-0' with , and on theScore Esports
- October 16, "We got lucky" Niels on Origen's amazing quarter finals performance with , and on PC Gamer
- October 16, The Rookie Titan Attacks: Origen's Niels takes over in London by Tyler "Fionn" Erzberger on The Score
- December 11, Niels: "Everyone wanted to win against NA, and then win the 1v1 tournament" with , and on theScore Esports
- January 14, Ask the Pros: Origen's Zven with , and on LoL Esports
- January 29, Zven: "Better if bottom-Lane, the pressure point of the team's" with , and on SPORT1
- February 2, Origen's Zven: 'Not going 2-0 this week would have been bad for us' with , and on The Score
- March 10, Zven: "Wollen Vitality auf jeden Fall meiden" with , and on SPORT1
- March 24, Zven on facing UoL in the playoffs: 'UoL is the weakest team of the other five in the playoffs' with , and on The Score
- April 11, Zven on H2K's performance: 'I'm really disappointed in Vander and Jankos overall' with , and on The Score
- April 29, Facebook Post about 2016 Spring Split by , and on Zven
- April 30, Zven In The Spotlight with , and on Origen
- May 29, Cursed - Why winning Rookie of the Split may spell doom by Tyler Erzberger on ESPN
- June 17, Zven: Kikis was good, but with time Expect ‘will be as good or better than him’ with , and on The Score
- July 4, Zven talks outdrafting Fnatic and not having to 'micro-manage' Expect anymore with , and on The Score
- August 19, Zven: 'If we won the split, we would make up for the G2 fiasco at MSI...that would be a nice thing' with , and on theScore Esports
- August 29, Zven: 'It's nice not to be known as that guy who lost every final he's played in' with , and on theScore Esports
- September 25, Past to Present: The Story of Zven with , and on theScore Esports
- October 21, Hey guys, here is my "Reflecting on the Year" post. I apologize for it being... by , and on Zven
- January 22, "Fnatic is our biggest competitor" with , and on Sport1
- April 4, Zven's playstyle: "Win lane if you can, but don't cost your team the game. Don't try to be a star." with , and on Blitz Esports
- April 23, Yahoo Esports' EU LCS 2017 Spring MVP: Zven by Kelsey Moser on Yahoo! Esports
- April 24, Zven says MSI success could flip perceptions of G2 with , and on Slingshot Esports
- May 11, G2 Zven on Nunu pick: "We've actually practiced it, and it always worked for us." with , and on Inven Global
- May 20, [MSI2017] G2 Zven: "Doing scrims against SKT, WE, FW allowed us to learn and catch up" with , and on LoLEsports, transcription by Inven Global
- June 3, Zven: "PerkZ had to go to the hospital with , and on Sport1
- June 11, Post-Game Lobby: G2 Zven’s Power Rankings with , and on LoL Esports
- July 4, G2 Zven on UOL and Fnatic at Rift Rivals: “(They) are pure best-of-one teams. They are much better in best-of-ones than best-of-fives, in my opinion.” with , and on Kelsey Moser for Slingshot Esports
- July 22, Zven: “We started to treat our opponents with respect. We go “Would we play this against SKT?” and if the answer is no, we don’t pick it” with Darius Matuschak on The Shotcaller
- August 2, Zven: “I think Ocean Drake, if you get it in the laning phase (like 6, 7, 8 minutes), is the strongest Drake by far.” with , and on Slingshot Esports
- August 31, Zven: “We play the meta until it’s in our comfort zone. We don’t want to have a deficit in the draft like the Unicorns had against Misfits.” with Alexander Hugo on The Shotcaller
- October 12, G2 Zven: "I think it is the EU buff and it is the second week. It just keeps happening right?" with , and on Inven Global
- October 18, G2 Zven - AMA with , and on reddit
- December 7, Mithy, Zven, and MikeYeung talk about why they joined TSM, respond to their critics with Travis Gafford on YouTube
- December 8, Zven and mithy Fill Team SoloMid's Bot Lane: "This year, TSM has it all." with Miles Yim on chhopsky
- December 11, TSM Zven: 'I can't imagine playing with anyone else other than Mithy' with Emily Rand on ESPN
- December 12, Mithy & Zven talk about the first time they wore their TSM jerseys and excitement to face off against Doublelift with Sharon Coone on Blitz Esports
- January 26, The Top 10 Zven & Mithy Plays in Competitive League of Legends by , and on theScore esports
- February 7, TSM Zven: “I should be with Mithy no matter where I go.” with Byungho "Haao" Kim and James "Bick" Hong on Inven Global
- February 28, TSM Zven compares EU to NA solo queue and why LCS is so random right now with Travis Gafford on YouTube
- August 6, Zven: "We have not figured out our identity yet at all." with Parkes Ousley on The Shotcaller
- August 9, Zven cites lack of team identity for TSM’s poor season with Brian Chang on Dot Esports
- February 19, TSM Zven admits he's been inconsistent this split and explains why with Travis Gafford on YouTube
- February 25, TSM Zven: "Matches don't usually go to late game anymore unless the team that is winning is bad. " with Nick Geracie on Inven Global
- March 14, Team SoloMid's Zven and Smoothie chat mistakes and improvements by Emily Rand on ESPN
- April 3, Zven explains how the TSM, TL, C9 rock, paper, scissors battle has worked so far with Travis Gafford on YouTube
- April 11, 2019 LCS Spring Finals Interview with TSM Zven and Smoothie with Nick Geracie on Inven Global
- June 1, Team SoloMid's Zven hopes to move past mistake in spring final by Emily Rand on ESPN
- June 18, Zven reveals who he thinks is the best team in the LCS with Travis Gafford on YouTube
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