Adam Friberg

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Adam Friberg
Status Active
Born (1991-10-19) October 19, 1991 (age 26)
Hometown Sweden Gothenburg, Sweden
Nationality Sweden Swedish
Current team Heroic
Role Entry fragger
Games Counter-Strike: Source
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Championships ESL One Cologne 2014
Professional career
2012 - 2017 Sweden Ninjas In Pyjamas
2017 - 2018 European Union OpTic Gaming
2018 - present Denmark Heroic
Competition record
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Top 8 LAN Placings
Representing Sweden Ninjas in Pyjamas
1st SteelSeries GO, 2012
1st DreamHack Valencia, 2012
1st ESWC, 2012
1st DreamHack Winter, 2012
1st AMD Sapphire, 2012
1st THOR Open, 2012
1st NorthCon, 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 MIKZ Challenge
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 European Union 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.[1] Friberg previously played for Ninjas in Pyjamas where he won his only major to date, ESL One Cologne 2014.

2015 Slump[edit]

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).[2] With the NiP player's contracts were up for negotiations during the holiday season 2015, it was rumored that Friberg would retire,[3] but these rumors were quickly denied by the organisation.[4] 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[edit]

On the 12th of June 2017, NiP released a statement on their website[5] 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.[6]

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.[7] 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.[8]

On the 31st of July NiP released Friberg from his contract.[9]

Between Teams[edit]

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.[10]

OpTic Gaming[edit]

On the 18th of August 2017, reports surfaced that Friberg was joining up with OpTic Gaming, following them losing several players to Cloud9.[11] 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.[12] Since then, the team has been disqualified from both ELEAGUE Premier and DreamHack Masters Malmö.[13][14] 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.[15]

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.[16]

Merchandise[edit]

In October 2015, NiP in co-operation with Alvesta Glass released an ice cream in Friberg's honor, called "King Of Banana",[17] referring to his nickname as the "king" of a certain part on a CS:GO map (de_inferno) called "Banana".

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Twitter conversation between Adam and Erik Friberg". twitter.com. Retrieved 2016-12-15. 
  2. ^ "CS:GO Statistics for Friberg". HLTV.org. Retrieved 2016-03-14. 
  3. ^ "G2 Trio to NiP". HLTV.org. Retrieved 2016-03-14. 
  4. ^ "NiP: "No changes planned"". HLTV.org. Retrieved 2016-03-14. 
  5. ^ Digital, KJA (2017-06-12). "Announcement: Roster change Ninjas in Pyjamas CS:GO - Ninjas in Pyjamas - Official Website". Ninjas in Pyjamas - Official Website. Retrieved 2017-07-18. 
  6. ^ "cs_summit Spring 2017". HLTV.org. Retrieved 2017-07-18. 
  7. ^ "NiP sign REZ; friberg steps down". HLTV.org. Retrieved 2017-07-18. 
  8. ^ "friberg open to North America move". HLTV.org. Retrieved 2017-07-18. 
  9. ^ "NiP release friberg". HLTV.org. Retrieved 2017-08-23. 
  10. ^ "ESL One Cologne talent announced". HLTV.org. Retrieved 2017-07-18. 
  11. ^ "OpTic to unveil European team - report". HLTV.org. Retrieved 2017-08-23. 
  12. ^ "OpTic forms international roster". HLTV.org. Retrieved 2017-08-23. 
  13. ^ "OpTic disqualified from ELEAGUE Premier". HLTV.org. Retrieved 2017-08-23. 
  14. ^ "Cloud9 replace OpTic at DreamHack Masters Malmö". HLTV.org. Retrieved 2017-08-23. 
  15. ^ "ESL Pro League Season 6 North America". HLTV.org. Retrieved 2017-08-23. 
  16. ^ "Friberg announces free agency". HLTV.org. Retrieved 2018-02-12. 
  17. ^ "King of Banana Ice-Cream Takes Over Sweden". NiP.gl. Retrieved 2016-03-14.