|Country of Birth||Denmark|
|Birthday||January 2, 1996 (age 23)|
|Soloqueue IDs||SK Jungler (KR), Blue Buff Giver, Paradiser, jungle is succes, luhadhukd, JG thank you (KR), NA JG 1 (KR), NA 1 (BR), C9 Sven (KR)|
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Svenskeren started his competitive League of Legends career with LoLLeague, before joining 3DMAX towards the end of the season, where he played with puszu. Svenskeren then left to join Leethuanyan's roster, which was picked up by Team Mistral soon after. During his time with the team, Mistral played at Kings of Europe, and managed a 3rd place finish, behind the powerhouses of Moscow Five and CLG Europe. Before the 3rd place match, where Mistral went up against Team Sypher, Svenskeren was replaced by Kottenx, leaving him team-less.
After a long break from the competitive scene, Svenskeren joined the Copenhagen Wolves towards the end of the season. His first appearance with his new team was at DreamHack Winter 2012, where he and the Wolves performed well, only losing to CLG Europe in the semifinals. He and the team also competed at the THOR Open 2012, coming in 2nd behind Fnatic. Svenskeren and the team followed up these tournaments with more success, placing 1st at NorthCon eSport Arena 2012 and in the Eclypsia Christmas Cup.
Svenskeren stayed with the team into the next season, as the Copenhagen Wolves looked to qualify for the LCS. At the LCS Spring Qualifiers, the team finished in 2nd in their group, behind against All authority, but went on to beat Millenium in their qualification match, sealing CW a place in the Spring Split.
The Copenhagen Wolves performed relatively well in the Spring Split, finishing 5th overall. Svenskeren himself impressed on Jarvan IV in particular. The team's performance in the split was enough to secure them a spot in the Spring Playoffs. The playoffs however, did not go well for Svenskeren and the team, who lost to Evil Geniuses in the quarterfinals. This meant that the Copenhagen Wolves would have to fight for their LCS status in the Summer Promotion. Svenskeren and CW managed to win their promotion match-up against Samurai in Jeans, securing the organization a place in the next split.
Just a few days later, the entire roster left the team, and Svenskeren went on to join Ninjas in Pyjamas. With the team, he played in the first 2 weeks of the Summer Split before being replaced by Malunoo. NiP finished 5th, but Svenskeren did not feature again for the team.
Towards the end of the season, Svenskeren left Ninjas in Pyjamas, forming SUPA HOT CREW with fredy122 with one goal in mind - to reach the LCS. The team lived up to it's expectations, though the founding members left before this happened. Both fredy122 and Svenskeren went on to join SK Gaming only a month after the formation of SHC.
Svenskeren's first tournament with SK was the amateur tournament at IEM Cologne. Unfortunately, the team lost to Copenhagen Wolves in the first round of the tournament. Next up for Svenskeren and SK Gaming was DreamHack Winter 2013. Unbeaten in the group stage, SK went on to win the tournament, beating Intellectual Playground in the semifinals and Kiedys Mialem Team in the final.
It was then time for the Spring Promotion; Svenskeren and SK Gaming would both have the chance to return to the LCS. The team faced Svenskeren's former team, SUPA HOT CREW, in their promotion match-up. A tight-fought series saw SK Gaming come out winners, meaning that they would be playing in the upcoming Spring Split.
Svenskeren competed with a fresh SK Gaming roster in the Spring Split. After a few shaky weeks, it was clear that the changes to the team's roster had served the team well. Svenskeren's Evelynn, Pantheon and Elise helped fuel SK's improvement in results, and their ascent on the rankings table began. By the penultimate week, SK had made it to 3rd place behind Alliance and Fnatic, but a perfect superweek saw SK claim 1st place. SK's performance in the spring split secured them a place in the Spring Playoffs. The playoffs saw Svenskeren and SK Gaming beat Team ROCCAT in the semifinal, but lose to Fnatic in the final, resulting in a 2nd place finish for the team.
SK started the Summer Split strong, and Svenskeren's Lee Sin and Elise helped the team stay within the top 3 teams until the 9th week. Poor results toward the end of the split saw SK in 5th place after the penultimate week, but a late surge resulted in the team finishing in 4th place overall. Following this was the Summer Playoffs, a chance for Svenskeren and the team to qualify for the World Championship. SK finished 3rd in the playoffs, losing to Alliance in the semifinal, but beating Team ROCCAT in the 3rd place match, securing themselves a place in the World Championship.
On September 17, 2014, it was announced that Svenskeren violated the World Championship Event rules by using racially insensitive language while interacting with players on the Taiwan server. He was fined $ 2,500 USD and suspended from SK Gaming's first three 2014 Season World Championship matches.
The World Championship saw SK placed in Group B along with Star Horn Royal Club, Team SoloMid and Taipei Assassins. SK only managed 2 wins in the group, but notably beat TSM in their last match of the group stage. SK finished in 3rd place in their group, meaning that they would not go any further in the tournament.
The Spring Split was a huge success for Svenskeren and SK Gaming, finishing 1st in the regular season and losing only 3 games in the process, partly thanks to Svenskeren's impressive performances on a range of champions including Jarvan IV and Rengar. Svenskeren also picked up the Weekly MVP award for Week 3 of the split.
Due to SK being in 1st place in the Spring Split at the specified cutoff date, the team were invited to compete at the IEM Season IX - World Championship. After a Round 1 win against the yoe Flash Wolves, SK Gaming lost to GE Tigers in Round 2 of the winners bracket, putting them into Round 2 of the losers bracket. Svenskeren and SK Gaming were then knocked out by yoe Flash Wolves after losing to the Taiwanese team in their 2nd meeting at the tournament.
The team's regular season performance meant that SK Gaming would have a bye to the semifinals of the Spring Playoffs, where they would fall to Unicorns Of Love in a tight series, and become the first regular season 1st place finishers to fall in the semifinals of playoffs in LCS history. They went on to lose the 3rd place match to H2k-Gaming, securing themselves 30 Championship Points for the split.
The Summer Season was far less successful for Svenskeren and the team, ultimately finishing the regular season in 9th place. This meant that they would have to fight for their LCS status in the 2016 Spring Promotion, where they faced Gamers2. A well-fought series eventually saw SK Gaming, who had been a part of the European LCS since it's conception, lose their place in the LCS.
Svenskeren entered talks to join both Team SoloMid and H2k. After initially turning down TSM's offer of a tryout, Svenskeren was set to join H2k; however, TSM offered him a starting spot on their roster, and he accepted. However, H2k claimed that the transfer was illegal due to his having agreed in writing to join H2k. Regardless, Reginald claimed that this move abided by Riot's rules, and thus had signed Svenskeren to TSM on November 8. TSM's full roster for IEM San Jose included Hauntzer, Svenskeren, Bjergsen, Doublelift, and kaSing. TSM defeated LGD Gaming but then lost to Origen in the semifinals. After IEM, kaSing departed the team and was replaced by former star Fnatic support YellOwStaR.
TSM's NA LCS season started out rocky, with a 50% winrate for the first three weeks. Regardless, they were invited to IEM Katowice in March. There, they dropped their first game to the Korean Challenger team Ever but recovered in the loser's bracket before losing in the semifinals to eventual tournament winners SK Telecom T1 and finishing tied for third place with Royal Never Give Up. After returning to North America, their rocky season continued, and they finished in sixth place, the lowest they'd ever finished in the history of the LCS, with a huge comeback loss to Echo Fox in the last game. Guaranteed to face first-seed Immortals if they were even able to beat Cloud9 in the quarterfinals, TSM seemed poised to have their lowest playoff result in the history of the LCS as well.
However, after signing the well-known sports psychologist Weldon in the break before playoffs, TSM showed significant improvement as a team. They easily defeated Cloud9 3-1 in the quarterfinals and went on to crush Immortals 3-0 in the semifinals, although a lot of their win over Immortals was blamed on surprising draft picks by their opponents, including a top-lane Lucian in Game 1 and no sign of the heavily-in-meta Ekko from either team. In the finals, TSM faced CLG, a matchup with an even more heated rivalry than normal due to Doublelift's team switch prior to the season's start. Ultimately CLG won 3-2, and TSM finished the split in second place, out of reach of the Mid-Season Invitational.
Support YellOwStaR departed TSM during the mid-season break to return to Fnatic, and after a Korean bootcamp during the mid-season break to try out new support players, TSM signed Dream Team's Biofrost as his replacement. Despite being a LCS rookie, Biofrost proved himself almost immediately at the start of the Summer Season. TSM didn't lose a single series until week 8, where they fell 0-2 to then ninth-place Phoenix1. That series was their only loss of the regular season, and they also nearly swept the Playoffs, defeating CLG 3-0 and then Cloud9 3-1 in the finals, qualifying them for the World Championship with North America's first seed.
TSM's 2017 was domestically very successful. In the spring split despite looking shaky at different stages of the regular split, TSM finished 1st with a 15-3 record. In the playoffs TSM defeated Cloud9 3-2 in the finals in a very close series to capture yet another LCS title. This also qualified them for the 2017 Mid-Season Invitational. Despite fan expectations being decent, TSM failed to live up to expectations and finished in 5th place with a 4-6 record. In the tiebreaker game against Flash Wolves the team lost and were knocked out of MSI. In summer after Doublelift's return and WildTurtle's departure to FlyQuest, TSM was expected to dominate the split. They would finish 1st in the regular season with 14 wins and 4 losses but were not back to their dominant selves. In the playoffs they defeated Team Dignitas 3-1 in the semifinals and then took down Immortals 3-1 in the finals to capture their third title in a row which was a first in NA LCS history. The win also qualified TSM for the 2017 Season World Championship.
They were seeded in a group that looked weak on paper and consisted of a shaky Flash Wolves, and untested Misfits Gaming and a questionable Team WE. TSM started off well with a 2 wins and 1 loss in Week 1 but then in Week 2 they performed worse and went 1-2. Having to play a tiebreaker against Misfits Gaming, TSM lost and were eliminated from Worlds in the group stage yet again in a fashion similar to last years'. Svenskeren left TSM in November and joined Cloud9 in the same month.
For the 2018 Season, Cloud9 added Licorice and Svenskeren to their LCS Roster. Things went well in the beginning of 2018 Spring Season for C9. They were in second place for most of the season, however, on the final day of LCS, C9 fell to fifth place. They played Team Liquid in the Spring Quarterfinals and lost 0-3.
C9 started 2018 Summer Season by promoting Goldenglue, Keith, and Zeyzal to the LCS roster. By Week 5 C9 were in tenth place. After bringing back Jensen and Sneaky to the main roster as well as subbing in Blaber for the rest of the summer season, Cloud9 surged and made it to second place and secured a playoff bye by the end of the regular season. In the playoffs, Cloud9 defeated Team SoloMid 3-2 in the Semifinals and lost 0-3 to Team Liquid in the Finals. They moved onto the Regional Qualifier and won 3-0 over TSM to make worlds.
At the 2018 World Championship, Cloud9 once again had to make it through the Play-In stage. They went 4-0 in the Play-In group stage, and beat Gambit Esports 3-2 to advance to the Main Event. Cloud 9 were seeded into Group B, dubbed the "Group of Death", with Team Vitality, Royal Never Give Up, and Gen.G. Cloud9 defied expectations and made it out of the group in second place with a 4-3 record after losing the first place tiebreaker to RNG.
In the Quarterfinals, C9 made history and defeated Afreeca Freecs 3-0, making it the first time since the Season One World Championship that a North American team had made semifinals. In the Semifinals, C9 lost 0-3 to Fnatic.
- Also competes at a high level in StarCraft II.
- Has a diverse pool of jungle champs which includes Lee Sin, Nunu, and Maokai.
- His ID "Svenskeren" means "the Swede" in Danish.
- Won the MVP award in the third week of the EU LCS 2015 Spring Season.
- This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.
- January 18, Sven: C9's Korean bootcamp is letting them clap everyone in scrims with Travis Gafford on YouTube
- February 4, C9 Svenskeren: "When Licorice joined C9, he had no clue about macro, he just played lane and did what he was told. He's on a whole other level now." with Byungho "Haao" Kim and Nick Geracie on Inven Global
- February 12, C9 Svenskeren: “A lot of NA mids, at least from solo queue, they’re just chilling back waiting to get carried. I think being confident in their ability to carry games is where NA mids lack” with Izento on Esports Heaven
- March 12, 'We give TL too much respect, but against any other team, we just kill those idiots' with Choi "Locodoco" Yoon-seop on YouTube
- January 20, Postgame interview CLG vs. C9 NA LCS Spring 2018 Wk 1 day 1 with Ovilee on LoL Esports
- January 31, Svenskeren compares C9 to TSM, why he feels less pressure now, still praises Reginald's success with Travis Gafford on YouTube
- February 19, Svenskeren: I know how depressed TSM get after a loss so I wanted to make them feel that way with Travis Gafford on YouTube
- February 25, Svenskeren Believes Echo Fox is Cloud9's Toughest Competition - DBLTAP Exclusive Interview with DBLTAP on YouTube
- September 5, C9 Svenskeren: "Being put down to the academy was a right decision because I can improve on my own skill as a player." with Dasol "Viion" Jang on Inven Global
- September 5, Svenskeren: "When we knew that we were subbing in, I almost got teary eyes." with Parkes Ousley on The Shotcaller
- October 4, C9 Svenskeren: "Some may say that I have it easy not playing, but the fact that you can't do anything while seeing your team make a lot of mistakes is sometimes really frustrating." with Joonkyu "Lasso" Seok, Woo "Ready" Hyun on Inven Global
- October 11, C9 Svenskeren: "I just thought the game was doomed...But, when I saw one Galio Q do 60% of Jarvan’s health, I was like ‘Okay, we can win...PHEW, we can actually win" with Joonkyu "Lasso" Seok, James "Bick" Hong on Inven Global
- October 22, Cloud9 Svenskeren trying to payback C9 for taking him in after TSM with Ovilee May on ESPN Esports
- February 23, Svenskeren on Reginald stepping in to solve TSM’s issues and the jungler's healthy lifestyle with Yahoo! Esports
- March 24, Svenskeren: 'I’m not satisfied with how I played this split, hopefully I can make it up in playoffs' with Yahoo! Esports
- June 28, Svenskeren on comfort picks, Rift Rivals, and seeing his family in EU with Travis Gafford
- July 6, TSM Svenskeren on EU's perceived superiority over NA: "I guess Europeans love to talk a lot of shit" with Inven Global
- July 8, TSM Svenskeren on being one-trick Lee Sin: "I have to try hard in NA where opponents are tough" with Inven Global
- August 17, TSM Sven responds to Contractz jungler ranking, 'we're gonna see in playoffs who's the best' with Travis Gafford
- June 8, Svenskeren: ‘Biofrost takes all criticism very well because he wants to improve’ with theScore
- June 21, Svenskeren believes TSM is currently the best team in the NA LCS with Yahoo!
- March 14, Svenskeren talks about the competition at IEM and the life of a professional gamer with theScore
- July 9, SK Svenskeren 1on1 "We enjoy working with CandyPanda" with SK gaming
- January 26, Svenskeren: 'Not sure if we will move to Cologne' (video) with Team Acer
- March 17, Svenskeren: "Our chances in the LCS are good" with Copenhagen Wolves
- November 11, in2LOL Interview with Svenskeren from Copenhagen Wolves (video) with in2LOL
- May 5, TSM Svenskeren MSI Vlog (2m59s)
- February 16, Svenskeren already looks better on Cloud9 than on TSM, and he gets a shot at revenge this week by Aaron Mickunas on DOT Esports
- February 18, C9 Svenskeren shows up big in his revenge win over TSM by Aaron Mickunas on DOT Esports
- October 23, Svenskeren’s journey to the Worlds semifinals is one of personal redemption by Xing Li on Dot Esports
- July 30, The Fallen: A Love Letter to Svenskeren from theScore
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