|Name:||Erlend Våtevik Holm|
|Country of Birth:||Norway|
|Birthday:||May 21, 1996|
|Team:||FC Schalke 04|
|Soloqueue IDs:||GoldPoro6 (NA), LD nuke, eksde12345, nukedùck, fishpudding, Jewduck, 3DMAX Nukeduck, the nukeducker, ROCCAT Nukedùck, Magnus Carlsën|
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Nukeduck is a League of Legends player hailing from Arendal, Norway. He first started playing Super Smash Bros Melee. He would move on to playing World of Warcraft, Defense of the Ancients (DOTA) but was not able to speak English back then (which hindered his chances at going further).
Early in Season 1, his floorball coach introduced Nukeduck and his friends to League of Legends. The Norwegian player had a lot of fun due to playing with them constantly, and he stuck to LoL ever since (unlike his friends).
After a Platinum rank finish in Season 1, he meteorically rose through the solo queue rankings, as his champion pool was well adapted to the Season 2 meta. Playing against the same people made him enjoy the game, just as he used to enjoy it when playing with his friends. He teamed up with puszu and MeDroiD on his first team. Competitive gaming made him step up as he would play against better players as his trials would shape his playstyle.
Nukeduck qualified to the Season 3 World Championship with his team Lemondogs, finishing 2nd in the Summer Playoffs. However, he moved to Ninjas in Pyjamas alongside mithy and Zorozero on the wake of Bjergsen's departure to Team SoloMid. As the team failed to hold its relegation spot against KMT, he participated in the Challenger Series.
On March 28, 2014, Nukeduck was fined $500 USD for using offensive, racist language in a League of Legends game lobby.
On June 6, 2014, Erlend Våtevik Holm was Suspended from the League Championship Series and the Challenger Series through the end of 2014 due to extremely toxic behavior in solo queue. This behavior included, but was not limited to, in game harassment, verbal abuse, and general toxicity.
On December 9, 2014 Nukeduck's ban was lifted by Riot, leaving him free to play in the 2015 LCS and Challenger Series.
At the start of the season, Nukeduck joined Team ROCCAT. The team had an unsuccessful LCS Spring Split, finishing the regular season in 8th place, which meant that they would play in the Summer Promotion. Here, the team faced Copenhagen Wolves Academy and came out victorious, securing their spot in the Summer Split.
The Summer Split itself was far more successful for Nukeduck and the team, finishing the regular season in 5th place partly thanks to Nukeduck's impressive performances on a range of champions. This meant they would qualify for the Summer Playoffs, where the team were beaten in the quarterfinals by Unicorns Of Love, meaning that they would pick up 20 Championship Points and go on to play in the 2015 Season Europe Regional Finals. Team ROCCAT went on to lose to eventual qualifiers Origen in Round 2 of the gauntlet.
Nukeduck left ROCCAT in December 2015 and joined Team Vitality, a French organization that expended into League of Legends by purchasing Gambit Gaming's LCS slot. With himself, Cabochard, Shook, Hjärnan, and kaSing comprising the roster, the team was considered one of the top lineups in the LCS, and they finished the split in third place, behind the surprise first-place G2 Esports and second-place H2k. In the playoffs, however, they were upset by the sixth-place Fnatic and eliminated in the quarterfinals.
- Nukeduck came from two parts:
- 'Nuke' from his DotA days (when you massively chunk a champion's health with a single attack)
- 'Duck' because it went along
- Used to play basketball and floorball in the local scene before League of Legends.
- His improvement in English coincided with his League of Legends early days, as he would have English courses at school.
- His first champions were Ryze and Malzahar
- Was primarily known for his Malzahar early in his career
- Likes fantasy adventure movies such as The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and the Lord of the Rings saga
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- January 20, Postgame Interview EU LCS Spring 2018 wk 1 day 1 with Drakos on LoL Esports
- February 17, Player Spotlight: Nukeduck with LoL Esports
- July 3, Nukeduck on rating players against each other: “Everyone plays well and everyone makes mistakes, so I think it’s really hard to say which player is the best.” with Darius Matuschak on The Shotcaller
- December 13, Nukeduck: "I'm excited for the project Schalke is building for 2018" with Xing Li on Dot Esports
- February 6, Nukeduck on Shook: 'Our synergy is not the best but we understand each other' with theScore
- February 15, Vitality's Nukeduck: 'My biggest strength which I can bring to the team is versatility' with theScore
- February 29, Nukeduck on mid champions: 'I don't like to play Ahri or LeBlanc that much anymore' with theScore
- June 27, Nukeduck on Vitality's struggles: Our players 'have really different mindsets about the game' with theScore
- July 30, Nukeduck: Origen and we were overrated with Redbull
- January 15, Nukeduck: "I had a lot of time to think about my mindset and behavior" with fragbite
- January 29, Behind The Scenes: LCS Berlin with Team ROCCAT's nukeduck with ROCCAT
- March 11, EU LCS 2015: Nukeduck "We don't have an advantage in either Bo1 or Bo3" (video) with SK Gaming
- March 15, Nukeduck: "I think the team everyone expected to see will come soon" (video) with fragbite
- July 15, ROCCAT maxrounds15 #9: Nukeduck with ROCCAT
- January 25, Nukeduck interviewed: the changes in the mid meta from S3 to S4, comparisons with Bjergsen, facing Faker at Worlds with onGamers
- April 24, Nukeduck Video Interview (video) with EsportsHeaven
- June 26, LCS Moscow 2013: Harryduck`s interview with LD Nukeduck (video) with Harryduck
- July 17, Who are the LemonDogs? Midlane: Nukeduck (video) with Lemondogs
- August 24, Who Are the Lemondogs and Where Did They Come From? (video) with GameSpot
- September 13, nukeduck 'Grilled' (video) with Team Acer
- September 17, Nukeduck pre-game Interview on Day 3 of Worlds (video) with GameSpot
- September 18, LolKing's S3 Worlds Coverage - Interview with NukeDuck (Erlend Holm) (video) with LolKing
- January 21, 5 Players to watch in 2015 LCS Spring Split from Azubu
- July 1, Salvaging Solo Queue: The Misuse of Nukeduck and Incarnati0n from theScore
- June 15, Rivals LoL talkshow - Episode 1 by Team Dignitas
- December 15, Team Vitality LCS 2016 - Player Spotlight #3 - Nukeduck by Team Vitality
- January 02, Thorin's Thoughts - Nukeduck and the Arrogance of Brilliance (LoL) by Thorin
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- Esports Competition Ruling: Fining of Nukeduck and Mithy forums.na.leagueoflegends.com
- League of Legends Competition Ruling - Suspension of Nukeduck and Mithy euw.leagueoflegends.com
- End-of-Suspension Review: Erlend “Nukeduck”Holm lolesports.com