Sander Kaasjager

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Sander Kaasjager
StatusActive
Born (1985-06-21) June 21, 1985 (age 34)
HometownNaarden
NationalityDutch
GamesPainkiller
Quake II
Quake III
Quake 4
Quake Live
Quake Champions
World of Warcraft
Nickname(s)Vo0
Professional career
Fnatic
compLexity Gaming
2017Myztro

Sander Kaasjager (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈsɑndʏr ˈkaːsjaːxʏr]; born 21 June 1985), who plays under the pseudonym Vo0 (pronunciation: 'vu:), is a Dutch professional player of the first person shooter games Painkiller, Quake II, Quake III , Quake 4, Quake Live and Quake Champions, and also World of Warcraft. He has won more titles and prize money—over US$250,000—at professional Painkiller tournaments than any other player.[1]

Career[edit]

Originally starting with Quake II, Kaasjager later rose to widespread popularity with the release of a self-made highlight montage (or "frag video") from the game Challenge ProMode Arena,[2] which showcases his unique aggressive style of playing.

Kaasjager played Painkiller for esports team Fnatic. Kaasjager won two world championship titles in 2004, one with CPL[3] and one with ESWC,.[4] In 2005, Kaasjager competed in the 2005 CPL World Tour, in which he won at five out of nine stops and earned $223,000.[5] Kaasjager was named the Most Valuable Player of the tour. He played in the finals of the CPL World Tour against Fatal1ty but ended up losing.[5]

When the Cyberathlete Professional League, World Series of Video Games, and other tournaments dropped Painkiller in favor of Quake 4, Kaasjager took a break from professional gaming starting from June 21, 2006 to pursue his studies for the upcoming college semester. He made a comeback to competitive gaming on April 30, 2007, participating in the World of Warcraft competition of the World Series of Video Games representing Fnatic once again.

After retiring, he has been known to play Challenge ProMode Arena, Warsow,[6] QuakeWorld and Quake Live.

Tournament placings[edit]

2004[edit]

2005[edit]

  • 2nd – CPL World Tour Grand Finals – 1on1 (New York City)
  • 3rd – CPL World Tour Stop Chile 2005 – 1on1 (Santiago, Chile)
  • 1st – CPL World Tour Stop Italy 2005 – 1on1 (Milan, Italy)
  • 2nd – CPL World Tour Stop Singapore 2005 – 1on1 (Singapore)
  • 1st – CPL World Tour Stop UK 2005 – 1on1 (Sheffield)
  • 2nd – CPL World Tour Stop USA 2005 – 1on1 (Dallas)
  • 1st – CPL World Tour Stop Sweden 2005 – 1on1 (Jönköping)
  • 1st – CPL World Tour Stop Brazil 2005 – 1on1 (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • 2nd – CPL World Tour Stop Spain 2005 – 1on1 (Barcelona)
  • 1st – CPL World Tour Stop Turkey 2005 – 1on1 (Istanbul)
  • 1st – CPL World Tour Spain Qualifier 2005 – 1on1 (Istanbul)

2007[edit]

2008[edit]

2009[edit]

2017[edit]

  • 2nd – Quake World Championship 2017: Duel Tournament finals, Quake Champions – 1on1 (Dallas, USA)

Awards[edit]

  • Most Valuable Player CPL World Tour 2005
  • (ESports Award) Newcomer / Breakthrough of the Year 2005

Personal life[edit]

Kaasjager was born in Naarden, Netherlands on June 21, 1985.[7] He enrolled in Delft as a student of mechanical engineering but dropped out to focus on gaming.[5][8] He attended the University of Texas at Dallas and is a member of the UTD Comets men's tennis team.[9] Vo0 has a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "100.000 euro voor Nederlandse gamer". AD.nl. 23 November 2005. Retrieved 11 November 2015.
  2. ^ "CPMA Done by Vo0 @ own3d.tv"
  3. ^ "The CPL Announces Past 1v1 Champions" - the CPL Archived 2006-11-30 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Painkiller Final Standing" - ESWorldcup Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ a b c Funnekotter, Bart (16 March 2006). "Studeren of toch gamen?". NRC Handelsblad. Retrieved 26 March 2006.
  6. ^ "I-View With Vo0 By Mephist0" -
  7. ^ "Sander Kaasjager". Asian Games. Retrieved May 6, 2015.
  8. ^ Bonger, Saskia (1 December 2005). "'Gamen wordt na een tijdje saai'". Delft University of Technology. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  9. ^ "Roster". Retrieved May 6, 2015.

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