|Born||October 19, 1991|
Counter-Strike: Source |
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
|Championships||ESL One Cologne 2014|
|2012 - 2017||Ninjas In Pyjamas|
|2017 - 2018||OpTic Gaming|
|2018 - present||Heroic|
|Counter-Strike: Global Offensive|
|Top 8 LAN Placings|
|Representing Ninjas in Pyjamas|
|1st||SteelSeries GO, 2012|
|1st||DreamHack Valencia, 2012|
|1st||DreamHack Winter, 2012|
|1st||AMD Sapphire, 2012|
|1st||THOR Open, 2012|
|1st||Mad Catz CS:GO Invitational 2013|
|1st||TECHLABS Cup, 2013|
|1st||Copenhagen Games, 2013|
|2nd||SLTV StarSeries V Finals, 2013|
|1st||RaidCall EMS One Spring 2013 Finals, 2013|
|1st||ESEA Invite Season 13 Finals, 2013|
|1st||Svecup Västerås, 2013|
|1st||Swedish Championship, 2013|
|1st||DreamHack Summer, 2013|
|1st||SLTV StarSeries VI Finals, 2013|
|1st||ESEA Invite Season 14 Finals, 2013|
|1st||DreamHack Bucharest, 2013|
|3rd||SLTV StarSeries VII Finals, 2013|
|2nd||RC EMS One Fall Finals, 2013|
|2nd||DreamHack Winter 2013|
|1st||Fragbite Masters 2013|
|2nd||EMS One Katowice 2014|
|1st||Copenhagen Games 2014|
|2nd||SLTV StarSeries IX|
|1st||DreamHack Summer 2014|
|5th-8th||ESEA Invite Season 16 Global Finals, 2014|
|1st||IronGaming RTX, 2014|
|5th-8th||Gfinity 3 LAN, 2014|
|Champion||ESL One Cologne 2014|
|2nd||DreamHack Winter 2014|
|2nd||MLG X Games Aspen, 2015|
|1st||ASUS ROG Winter, 2015|
|2nd||ESL One Katowice 2015|
|2nd||Gfinity Spring Masters 1, 2015|
|3rd||CS:GO Championship Series, 2015|
|2nd||FACEiT League 2015 Stage 1 Finals, 2015|
|5th-8th||Gfinity Spring Masters 2, 2015|
|3rd-4th||DreamHack Open Summer, 2015|
|1st||ESPORT-SM CS:GO, 2015|
|2nd||Gfinity Summer Masters 1, 2015|
|5th-8th||ESWC 2015 CS:GO, 2015|
|5th-8th||FACEiT League 2015 Stage 2, 2015|
|5th-8th||ESL One Cologne 2015|
|3rd-4th||DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca 2015|
|2nd||Fragbite Masters Season 5, 2015|
|5th-8th||MLG Major Championship Colombus 2016|
|1st||DreamHack Masters Malmö 2016|
|3rd-4th||ESL Pro League Season 3 Finals, 2016|
|2nd||DreamHack Open Zowie Summer 2016|
|5th-8th||ELeague Season 1, 2016|
|1st||Starladder StarSeries i-League Season 2, 2016|
|1st||IEM XI Oakland, 2016|
|5th-8th||DreamHack Masters Las Vegas 2017|
|5th-8th||cs_summit Spring 2017|
|Representing OpTic Gaming|
|3rd||European Minor - ELEAGUE Major 2018|
|3rd-4th||iBUYPOWER Masters 2017|
|5th-8th||IEM Oakland 2017|
|5th-8th||ESL Pro League Season 6 Finals|
|5th-8th||Esports Championship Series Season 4|
Adam Friberg (born October 19, 1991) is a Swedish competitive Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player currently playing for Heroic. As of 2015, he has earned approximately $748,000 in CS:GO tournament winnings. He is the cousin of Erik Friberg, a footballer who previously played for Seattle Sounders FC. Friberg previously played for Ninjas in Pyjamas where he won his only major to date, ESL One Cologne 2014.
Throughout 2015, Friberg received an overload of negative attention, as he struggled to keep up with the best players in the world, like Olofmeister or his own teammates, like GeT RiGhT. Friberg's 2015 rating was 0.96, with -220 kills (4788/5008, K/D). With the NiP player's contracts were up for negotiations during the holiday season 2015, it was rumored that Friberg would retire, but these rumors were quickly denied by the organisation. In 2015 NiP severely struggled to win anything, with their only international win being ASUS ROG Winter in January 2015.
Stepping down from Ninjas in Pyjamas
On the 12th of June 2017, NiP released a statement on their website stating that Friberg would step down from the starting line-up of NiP, with Fredrik "REZ" Sterner from Epsilon Gaming replacing him. The last match Friberg played with NiP was the versus G2 in the online section of ECS Season 3 Europe, with his last LAN tournament being cs_summit Spring 2017, where NiP placed 5th-6th.
Even though Friberg was no longer part of the active roster, he was still contracted to the NiP organisation, and HLTV reported that if he decides to not pick up the mouse and keyboard again, he will be offered a position within the NiP organisation. In an interview with journalist Richard Lewis however, Friberg stated that he would be open to moving to North America, on the conditions that he finds a team he truly believes in, and that he believes can bring home titles.
On the 31st of July NiP released Friberg from his contract.
On June 23, ESL released the talent for the upcoming ESL One Cologne 2017 event. For the first time, Friberg would be working on the analyst desk, alongside Janko "YNk" Paunović and Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill.
On the 18th of August 2017, reports surfaced that Friberg was joining up with OpTic Gaming, following them losing several players to Cloud9. The report stated that the new OpTic team would exist of Aleksi "allu" Jalli, Friberg's previous teammate from NiP transferring from FaZe Clan, Óscar "mixwell" Cañellas who was already signed to OpTic, Emil "Magisk" Reif from NORTH and Keith "NAF" Markovic who was part of OpTic's previsous line-up standing in. The rumors were confirmed on the 21st of August. Since then, the team has been disqualified from both ELEAGUE Premier and DreamHack Masters Malmö. The team was disqualified because the majority of the team that qualified/were invited is no longer part of OpTic Gaming. The team is currently playing in the North American league of ESL Pro League Season 6.
On February 12th it was revealed that Friberg was released from his contract with OpTic Gaming, and would again be a free agent. This comes after the shuffles that took place after the Boston Major.
In October 2015, NiP in co-operation with Alvesta Glass released an ice cream in Friberg's honor, called "King Of Banana", referring to his nickname as the "king" of a certain part on a CS:GO map (de_inferno) called "Banana".
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