Maikelele

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Maikelele
Mikail Bill
StatusActive
Born (1991-05-03) May 3, 1991 (age 28)
HometownEskilstuna, Sweden
NationalitySwedish[1]
RoleRifler and Awper
GamesCounter-Strike: Global Offensive
OrganizerKarl Gustav Magnus Arwidsson
Professional career
2010-06-11 – 2010-08-16Begrip Gaming
2010-08-17 – 2010-09-12icsu
2010-09-12 – 2010-09-24wCrea
2010-09-24 – 2010-09-29icsu
2011-01-12 – 2011-01-15FroZeN HeLLGuardZ
2011-01-15 – 2011-04-07decerto
2011-04-08 – 2011-05-063DMAX
2012-09-18 – 2012-10-09CAI
2012-10-09 – 201?-??-??Volt Gaming
2013-05-23 – 2013-06-20Team Refuse
2013-06-20 – 2014-02-11LGB eSports
2014-03-07 – 2014-05-22Team Property
2014-05-22 – 2014-07-04SK Gaming
2014-07-04 – 2014-08-11ESG!
2014-08-22 – 2014-09-16UnWanted
2014-10-01 – 2014-10-13mousesports (stand-in)
2014-11-04 – 2015-03-18Ninjas in Pyjamas
2015-03-18 – 2015-04-23LGB eSports
2015-05-05 – 2015-09-11Team Kinguin
2015-09-11 – 2016-01-20G2 Esports
2016-01-20 – 2016-??-??FaZe Clan
2016-06-05 – 2016-08-07mixbanan
2016-08-30 – 2016-11-06Ninjas in Pyjamas (stand-in)
2016-12-22 – 2017-02-01qwerty
2017-03-20 – 2017-06-04Team Dignitas
2017-06-04 – 2017-08-31Red Reserve
2018-01-11 – 2018-05-07Enyoy
2018-05-07 – 2018-10-19Digital Chaos
2018-12-05 – 2019-09-06NoChance
2019-09-06 – PresentSMASH Esports

Mikail Bill (born 3 May 1991), better known by his in-game name Maikelele, is a Swedish professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player for Digital Chaos.[2] He has also played for qwerty, G2 Esports, Team Kinguin, LGB eSports, Ninjas in Pyjamas, mousesports, UnWanted, ESG!, FaZe Clan, SK Gaming, Team Property and Red Reserve.[3]

Career[edit]

Counter-Strike Career[edit]

Maikelele, then known as "Eksem", started playing for a notable competitive Counter-Strike in 2010 known as Begrip Gaming.[4]

2013/2014[edit]

He would first gain prominence in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive when he joined LGB eSports in August 2013.[5] LGB eSports qualified for the first CS:GO Major, DreamHack Winter 2013, through the online qualifiers.[6] The team ended up placing 5-8th.[7] LGB eSports parted ways with Eksem on February 2, 2014.[8]

On March 27, 2014, Eksem joined SK Gaming.[9] SK Gaming went on to qualify for DreamHack Summer 2014 where they placed 5–8th, losing to HellRaisers in the quarterfinals.[10] SK Gaming dropped the roster on May 6.[11] Eksem and the rest of ex-SK Gaming went on to form the team "ESG!". It was on ESG! where Eksem changed his alias to Maikelele.[4] The team was picked up by Heat eSports for Gfinity G3 and ultimately disbanded on August 12, 2014.[12] Maikelele briefly joined UnWanted on August 22, 2014 alongside fellow ESG! member Alexander "SKYTTEN" Carlsson.[13] Maikelele left the team on September 16, 2014, citing attitude issues.[14] Maikelele acted as a stand-in for Mousesports during the ESWC 2014 qualifiers and ended up qualifying for the main event.[15]

On November 4, 2014 he replaced Robin "Fifflaren" Johansson on Ninjas in Pyjamas.[16] They finished 2nd at DreamHack Winter 2014.

2015/2016[edit]

NiP then finished second at MLG X Games Aspen Invitational. The team announced they were holding tryouts to replace Maikelele in February 2015 and he officially left the team on March 18.[17] Maikelele briefly joined LGB eSports' Norwegian lineup on March 18, 2015.[18]

Team Kinguin picked up an international Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team on May 5 which consisted of Maikelele, rain, fox, ScreaM, and SKYTTEN.[19]

In August 2015 Team Kinguin dropped their Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team because of corporate restructuring and the team was picked up by Gamers2, now known as G2 Esports.[20] The team made it to the semi-finals of DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca 2015.

On January 20, 2016 it was announced that FaZe Clan had picked up G2's Counter-Strike team for an unknown amount of money.[21] In April, FaZe placed 9-12th at MLG Major Championship: Columbus. On April 3, 2016 Maikelele announced on Twitter that he was leaving FaZe Clan.[22][23]

On July 24, after over three months of being without a team, Maikelele announced that he is planning to create a new CS:GO team and also return to the AWPer position.[24]

Maikelele returned as a stand-in for Ninjas in Pyjamas for SL i-League StarSeries Season 2. Ninjas in Pyjamas won the tournament on September 11, 2016 after beating G2 Esports in the finals.[25]

2017-present[edit]

In 2017 Maikelele formed a short lived team known as qwerty with Swedish teammates atter, wenton, slap and the Bosnian player and former Ninjas in Pyjamas coach pita.[26]

In March, Maikelele was signed by Dignitas in a European mix team.[27] After only 1 month, Maikelele was removed ane he joined Red Reserve and made grand final at DreamHack Open Valencia where Swedish squad ended second after being defeated by Ninjas in Pyjamas.[28]

On September 1, 2017, Red Reserve organization and the players parted ways after internal problems within the team.[29] Maikelele left the team and took a step back from competitive gaming. In January 2018, Maikelele returned to competitive gaming with Team Enyoy, teaming up with Markus "pronax" Wallsten, Jacob "pyth" Mourujärvi, Mattias "benny" Rosback, and Aleksandar "jayzaR" Zarkovic.

On May 7, 2018, Team Enyoy signed long term contracts with Digital Chaos whom decided to venture into Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.[30] On October 19, 2018, Maikelele and pronax left Digital Chaos because of unsuccessful online tournaments and because they wished to build an international team, something the organisation did not agree with.[31]

On October 21, 2018, Maikelele joined LeftOut for play the Europe Minor Open Qualifier for IEM Katowice 2019.[32] LeftOut would eventually become NoChance, and they came 5th-6th in the European Minor for the StarLadder Major: Berlin 2019. In September of 2019, NoChance were signed by a new e-sports organisation, SMASH.[33]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pdu1lNRMGeo
  2. ^ "Maikelele announces return to competition; to team up with pronax, pyth, jayzaR". HLTV.org. Retrieved 2018-03-14.
  3. ^ "Maikelele". Liquipedia Counter-Strike Wiki. Retrieved 2018-03-14.
  4. ^ a b "Player Profile: The life of Maikelele". G2 Esports. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  5. ^ Kovanen, Tomi. "The story of LGB eSports". HLTV. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  6. ^ "Schedule, groups and more casters!". DreamHack. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  7. ^ Milicevic, Toni. "fnatic win DreamHack Winter 2013". HLTV. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  8. ^ Kovanen, Tomi. "LGB add twist and cype". HLTV. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  9. ^ Wynne, Jared. "SK Gaming goes back to roots, picks up a 'Counter-Strike' team". The Daily Dot. Retrieved 4 April 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  10. ^ Abdullaev, Rahim. "NiP wins Dreamhack Summer 2014 CS:GO". GreatFrag. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  11. ^ Mira, Luis. "SK release CS:GO team". HLTV. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  12. ^ Moseley, Allen. "ESG! disbands, will continue to participate in Starladder". Gosu Gamers. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  13. ^ Allen, Moseley. "Former ESG! players create new team UnWanted". Gosu Gamers. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  14. ^ Mira, Luis. "Maikelele leaves UnWanted". HLTV. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  15. ^ Luke, Matt. "mouz, 3DMAX, and GPLAY to Qualify for ESWC 2014". Gosu Gamers. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  16. ^ Lingle, Samuel (November 4, 2014). "Maikelele is the new Ninja in Pyjamas". The Daily Dot.
  17. ^ Wynne, Jared (February 13, 2015). "NiP hasn't dropped Maikelele, but it's holding tryouts to replace him". The Daily Dot. Retrieved February 13, 2015.
  18. ^ Park, Paul. "Maikelele joins LGB eSports". theScore esports. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  19. ^ "Team Kinguin CS:GO is here!". Kinguin. Retrieved 6 April 2016.
  20. ^ Lewis, Richard (August 12, 2015). "Kinguin pulls back from esports sponsorships amid corporate restructuring". The Daily Dot.
  21. ^ "G2's Counter-Strike team acquired by FaZe Clan". G2 Esports. January 20, 2016. Retrieved January 20, 2016.
  22. ^ Maikel Bill [@maikelele] (3 April 2016). "This might come as a chock but I'll not continue with @FaZeClan - will release a statement about it when I'm home from USA" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  23. ^ http://www.dailydot.com/esports/maikelele-leaves-faze-clan-mlg-columbus/
  24. ^ http://www.dailydot.com/esports/maikelele-return-pro-counter-strike/
  25. ^ Švejda, Milan. "NiP win StarSeries Season 2 Finals". HLTV.org. Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  26. ^ "Maikelele, pita form qwerty". HLTV.org. Retrieved 2017-01-18.
  27. ^ Burazin, Zvonimir "Professeur". "dignitas unveil new roster". HLTV. Retrieved 9 September 2019.
  28. ^ Nordmark, Sam. "Maikelele and pita reportedly cut from Dignitas". HLTV. Retrieved 9 September 2019.
  29. ^ Burazin, Zvonimir "Professeur". "Red Reserve and team part ways; Maikelele out". HLTV. Retrieved 9 September 2019.
  30. ^ Aznar Miles, Lucas "LucasAM'. "Digital Chaos sign Enyoy". HLTV. Retrieved 9 September 2019.
  31. ^ Bektaş, Bünyamin "BenjaCS". "Chaos release pronax, Maikelele". HLTV. Retrieved 9 September 2019.
  32. ^ Mira, Luis "MIRAA". "LeftOut trio reunite for Europe Minor qualifier". HLTV. Retrieved 9 September 2019.
  33. ^ L., Aleksei. "NoChance sign with SMASH Esports". HLTV. Retrieved 9 September 2019.

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