Nicolai Reedtz

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dev1ce
Nicolai "Device" Reedtz
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Personal information
BornSeptember 8, 1995
HometownVejle, Denmark
NationalityDanish
Nickname(s)Sundev1ce, devve
Professional career
Current teamAstralis
GamesCounter-Strike: Source, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, DOTA 2
RoleAwper
Career prize money$1,392,801
Teams
2013-01-18 – 2013-03-09Copenhagen Wolves
2013-03-23 – 2013-06-21heroic
2013-06-21 – 2013-09-18Copenhagen Wolves
2013-11-04 – 2013-12-08Copenhagen Wolves
2013-12-08 – 2014-02-16über G33KZ
2014-02-16 – 2015-01-25Team Dignitas
2015-01-29 – 2015-12-03Team SoloMid
2015-12-03 – 2016-01-18Team Question Mark (?)
2016-01-18 – PresentAstralis

Nicolai Reedtz (born September 8, 1995 in Vejle[1]), better known as dev1ce (also known as device[2]), is a Danish professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) player. He currently plays as an AWPer for Astralis, along with Dupreeh, Glaive, Xyp9x, and Magisk.

Early life[edit]

Device began playing video games when he was a teen with his brother. His talent was immediately noticeable. He was also an exceptional badminton player. In fact, at age 14 the big clubs in Denmark wanted him to play for them. He turned their offers down, citing a knee injury and a higher level of passion for video games.

Career[edit]

Earnings[edit]

As of March 3, 2018, dev1ce has approximately earned $1,446,601 throughout his CS:GO career.[3]

2013[edit]

Device’s first official CS:GO debut was with the Swedish team Fnatic as a temporary stand-in in March, 2013 in the ESL Major Series One – Spring 2013: Cup #4.[4] After that, he started in the Copenhagen Wolves team[5] with Nico, Cajunb, Dupreeh and Fetish.[6] He won several small events with Copenhagen Wolves and in the DreamHack Winter 2013, the biggest event in 2013, he finished at fifth to eighth place.[7]

2014[edit]

In February 2014 he was hired by the United Kingdom organization Team Dignitas[8] with Cajunb, Dupreeh, Xyp9x and Fetish[9] (Fetish was replaced with Karrigan in December 2014[10]). Dev1ce played well with this team but never won first place in any tournament; they often won third place. He claimed the 20th place in a top 20 CS:GO players in the world of 2014.[11]

2015[edit]

In 2015, with the same lineup, they switched to the American organization Team SoloMid (TSM).[12] Dev1ce started with the new organization[13] and competed in many tournaments and won the top place. He finished the year being number 3 out of the top 20 players in the world on HLTV.org.[14]

2016/2017/2018[edit]

At the end of 2015, Device and teammates separated from Team SoloMid and continued without any organization with the same teammates in the team named Question Mark.[15] In January 2016, they created their own organization called “Astralis[16] which is Device's current team.[17] At the end of 2016, he claimed the 3rd place in top a 20 players in the world of 2016.[18] In 2017, Astralis won the major tournament ELEAGUE Major 2017[19][20] and claimed the 1st team ranking in the world in 2017 and have been so throughout most of 2018 on HLTV.org.[21][22][23] Device placed #2 in 2018, surpassing GeT_RiGhT's record for the most tournament MVP's earned in a single year (6 in 2013), earning his seventh at the ECS S6 Finals. [24]

2019-Present[edit]

Device is currently regarded as one of the best Counter-Strike players in the world, establishing an ongoing era for Astralis, having won their fourth major title and MVP title at StarLadder Major: Berlin 2019.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "dev1ce". astralis.gg. Retrieved 2 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Nicolai "device" Reedtz". hltv.org. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  3. ^ "dev1ce-Liquipedia Counter-Strike wiki".
  4. ^ "ESL Major Series One - Spring 2013: Cup #4. (n.d.)". hltv.org. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Copenhagen Wolves". cphwolves.gg. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  6. ^ Mira, Luis "MIRAA". "CPH WOLVES ADD NICO, DEVICE". hltv.org. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  7. ^ "DreamHack Winter 2013". wiki.teamliquid.net. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  8. ^ "Dignitas". team-dignitas.net. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  9. ^ Mira, Luis "MIRAA". "DIGNITAS SIGN ÜBER G33KZ". hltv.org. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  10. ^ Mira, Luis "MIRAA". "KARRIGAN SIGNS FOR DIGNITAS". hltv.org. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  11. ^ Tgwri1s. "Top 20 players of 2014: device (20)". hltv.org. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  12. ^ "TSM". tsm.gg. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  13. ^ lurppis. "TEAM SOLOMID PICK UP DIGNITAS". hltv.org. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  14. ^ Stich. "Top 20 players of 2015: device (3)". hltv.org. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  15. ^ Mira, Luis "MIRAA". "TSM LOSE CS:GO TEAM". hltv.org. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  16. ^ Earl Carlo "dreamslayer28" Guevarra. "CS:GO Team Question Mark Forms Player-Owned Team Astralis". esports.inquirer.net. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  17. ^ "Nicolai "dev1ce" Reedtz". astralis.gg. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  18. ^ LucasAM. "Top 20 players of 2016: device (3)". hltv.org. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  19. ^ Burazin, Zvonimir "Professeur". "ASTRALIS WIN THE ELEAGUE MAJOR!". hltv.org. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  20. ^ "Astralis Wins ELeague Major 2017". wwg.com. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  21. ^ Steven Cropley. "ELEAGUE Major: No. 1 Astralis Wins its First Ever Major". wwg.com. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  22. ^ "Astralis took first place in the ranking of the best teams in the world [CS: GO]". cybbet.com. Retrieved 23 November 2017.
  23. ^ "CS:GO Ranking - World Ranking". hltv.org. 23 July 2018. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  24. ^ "device claims ECS Season 6 MVP award". HLTV.org. Retrieved 2019-06-17.