Sander "Vo0" Kaasjager

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Sander Kaasjager
Vo0
Status Retired
Date of birth July 1, 1992
Hometown Naarden
Nationality Dutch
Games Painkiller
Quake 4
Quake II
World of Warcraft
Professional career
Fnatic
compLexity Gaming

Sander Kaasjager, who played under the pseudonym Vo0, is a former Dutch professional player of the first person shooter game Painkiller, Quake 4, Quake II, and World of Warcraft.

Career[edit]

He was formerly signed on to play for the electronic sports team Fnatic. When the Cyberathlete Professional League, World Series of Video Games, and other tournaments dropped Painkiller in favor of Quake 4, Kaasjager retired from professional gaming on June 21, 2006 to pursue his studies for the upcoming college semester.

Originally starting with Quake II, Kaasjager later rose to widespread popularity with the release of a self-made montage of highlight footage (or "frag video") from the game Challenge ProMode Arena.,[1] which showcases Kaasjager's unique aggressive style of playing.

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.

Kaasjager has won more professional Painkiller tournaments than any other player. He has competed in multiple professional gaming tournaments around the world. Kaasjager won two world championship titles, one with the CPL,[2] and one with the ESWC,[3] both in 2004.

In 2005, Kaasjager competed in the 2005 CPL World Tour, in which he won at five out of nine stops and earned $223,000. Kaasjager was named the Most Valuable Player of the tour. Overall, Kaasjager won over $250,000 in prize money at professional Painkiller tournaments, more than any other player.

Kaasjager also owns the most expensive Team Fortress 2 inventory in the world, valued at around $77,000.[4] He mainly collects Team Fortress 2 items (mostly virtual hats called "unusuals"), rarely selling any part of his collection. The highest valued item Kaasjager owns is valued at almost $20,000.[citation needed]

After retiring, he has been known to play Quake 3 Challenge ProMode Arena (CPMA), Warsow,[5] QuakeWorld and Quake Live.

Tournament placings[edit]

2009[edit]

2008[edit]

2007[edit]

2005[edit]

2004[edit]

Awards[edit]

  • Most Valuable Player CPL World Tour 2005
  • (ESports Award) eSports Player of the Year 2005
  • (ESports Award) Newcomer / Breakthrough of the Year 2005
  • CPL World Champion 2004

Personal life[edit]

Kaasjager was born in Naarden, Netherlands on July 1, 1992.[6] He attended the University of Texas at Dallas and is a member of the UTD Comets men's tennis team.[7] Vo0 has a bachelor's of science degree in mechanical engineering.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CPMA Done by Vo0 @ own3d.tv" -
  2. ^ "The CPL Announces Past 1v1 Champions" - the CPL
  3. ^ "Painkiller Final Standing" - ESWorldcup
  4. ^ http://backpack.tf/profiles/76561197976968076.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ "I-View With Vo0 By Mephist0" -
  6. ^ "Sander Kaasjager". Asian Games. Retrieved May 6, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Roster". Retrieved May 6, 2015. 

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