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Player Information
Patrik Lindberg
June 10, 1988 (1988-06-10) (age 28)
Years Active (Player):
Approx. Total Winnings:
Alternate IDs:
iZnoGouD, f0restwOw~
Prize Money











$1,462 075

2003 – 2003
2003 – 2003
2004 - 2004-04-21
2004-04-21 – 2004-07-08
2004-07-13 – 2004-10-09
2004-12-01 – 2005-05-05
2005-05-05 - 2006-01-04
2006-01-05 - 2010-12-07
2010-12-07 - 2012-07-30

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

2012-0?-?? – 2012-0?-??
2012-08-10 – Present

Patrik Lindberg (born June 10, 1988) is a Swedish professional gamer, who is known for his long-standing superior performance in the competitive Counter-Strike scene. Having played competitively since 2005, Lindberg, going by the pseudonym of "f0rest", has widely gained a reputation within the electronic sports scene as one of the best-performing Counter-Strike players in the world.[1] Lindberg is best known for his four years of tenure on the Fnatic roster, which he helped bring to prominence as the dominant team of 2009, during which year the team broke the record for the highest-earning team in Counter-Strike history.[2] Near the end of 2010, Lindberg left Fnatic and joined SK Gaming,[3] which he remained with until July 2012.[4] Soon after, he transitioned over to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and joined the team Ninjas in Pyjamas.[5]


Early years[edit]

It all began in Upplands Väsby, where f0rest grew up. He began playing videogames at an early age, and kept his interest for gaming during his growth. Soon after the year 2000, he came in touch with the Half-Life modification called Counter-Strike, all thanks to a father to one of Patriks friends, who played the game. After alot of playing, Patrik joined up with clans named seadogs and d00m, and later on advanced to a LAN café sponsored team called Virtual Experience Online, VxO abbreviated, where Tentpole amongs others played. He was only 15-16 years old during his time in these teams, and it didn't take long until people started noticing him. After a lesser success in VxO, both f0rest and Tentpole went to a newly renovated team called Embrace. This group of people did alot of noise during Optihack 2005, where they were their performance was a huge upset. They defeated, amongs others, Pentagram, Eyeballers, e-star and mTw to end up in second place, winning 25 000 SEK, which is approximately 2,900€. Only months later, f0rest, RobbaN and Tentpole left Embrace to become a part of Begrip alongside Calippo and IsKall.[6]

Professional career[edit]

Lindberg began his professional gaming career in early 2005, when he made his international debut at the global finals in South Korea for the World e-Sports Games, alongside the new Swedish team of Begrip Gaming. There, Begrip defeated all opponents, including the defending champions Catch-Gamers and won the prize pot of 50,000 USD.[7] Following this victory, Lindberg dropped out of high school to concentrate on his Counter-Strike career.[8] In 2005, Lindberg was nominated for the eSports Award 2005, under the categories for "Newcomer of the Year" and "Best Counter-Strike Player".[9] In early 2006, Lindberg left Begrip alongside his teammate Kristoffer Nordlund, (known also as Tentpole), and signed a contract with Fnatic and became a permanent member of the team.[10]

Lindberg's first year in Fnatic proved to be successful, having the team earn upwards of 100,000 USD, which was acknowledged by Turtle Entertainment. During 2006, Fnatic won the Cyberathlete Professional League Championship, the World Tour, along with a silver medal at the Electronic Sports World Cup. Lindberg was once again nominated for the eSports Award and won the Counter-Strike Player of the Year Award.[11] However, Fnatic faced a major slump from 2007 through 2008, as the team failed to win any major tournaments and only achieved a handful of medals.[12] The team regained its form and chemistry in 2009, however, with the retirement of Oscar "Archi" Torgersen and Oscar "ins" Holm and the recruitment of Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund and Rasmus "GuX" Ståhl.[13] During 2009, Fnatic was the single most-dominant team, having garnered gold medal victories at the Intel Extreme Masters Global Challenge, European Finals and World Championship, ESWC 2009, e-Stars Seoul, KODE5 and World eSports Masters. In 2009, Lindberg was nominated for the eSports Award 2009, under the category of "Regional eSports Player of the Year Northern Europe", but lost to his teammate Alesund, who won the main category for eSports Player of the Year.[14]

Fnatic could not repeat its success from 2009 in the 2010 season, however, as the team found itself at odds with the Ukrainians from Natus Vincere- the single most-dominant team in the history of the professional Counter-Strike scene, with their winnings being upward of 220,000 USD.[15] Following this underwhelming year, Lindberg, along with his teammates Alesun and Ståhl, attempted to have Fnatic replace the team's in-game leader, Patrik "cArn" Sättermon, as well as its captain, Harley "dsn" Örwall, with SK Gaming's Jimmy "allen" Allén and Robert "RobbaN" Dahlström. This was, however, not approved, so Lindberg and Alesund left Fnatic and joined SK Gaming.[16] Early 2011 proved to be slow for SK, as they failed to impress at their first event, IEM European Championship Finals, being unable to surpass the group stage, while Lindberg's previous team won the event themselves.[17] SK Gaming managed to regain their form, however, and finished as the second highest-earning team of 2011, behind the Polish team of ESC Gaming.[18]

On July 26, 2012, it was reported that SK Gaming had gone into a state of disarray, with the head coach, Anton Budak, resigning from the organization, along with Patrik Lindberg and his teammates Robert Dahlström and Christopher Alesund. According to Budak, this came as a result of SK refusing to send the players to GameGune 2012.[4] The following August, it was announced that Lindberg would be making a transition over to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, by joining the team Ninjas in Pyjamas, which included Alesund in its roster.[5]

Gear and settings[edit]

Mouse settings[19] (list of)
Mouse Effective DPI cm/360 in/360 DPI In-game sens. Windows sens. Raw input? Polling rate
ZOWIE GEAR EC2-A 1400 29.7 11.7 400 3.5 6/11 Off 500 Hz
No date of last update specified!
Mouse Mousepad
ZOWIE GEAR EC2-A Xtrfy XTP1 (f0rest Edition)
Monitor Refresh rate In-game resolution Scaling
BenQ XL2411T 120 Hz 1024×768 Black Bars
Keyboard Headset
Xtrfy XG-K2-R-RGB HyperX Cloud II
No date of last update specified!
Crosshair settings
Style Size Thickness Gap Outline Dot Color Alpha
4 5 0 -2.5 No No (0) Green (1) 990
Click "Expand" for a code to copy and paste into your console.
cl_crosshairalpha 990; cl_crosshaircolor 1; cl_crosshairdot 0; cl_crosshairgap -2.5; cl_crosshairsize 5; cl_crosshairstyle 4; cl_crosshairusealpha 1; cl_crosshairthickness 0; cl_crosshair_drawoutline 0;


Computer Hardware
Manufacturer Model
Komplett Gamer eSport Pro v2.0
Intel i7-4790K 4.0Ghz
Crucial BallistiX Sport 8Gb 1600 MHz
Graphics card
Hard Drive Type Size
Kingston SSDNow V300 SSD 240GB
Case Power Supply
Corsair Carbide 330R Blackout Edition Corsair RM550, 550W

Career achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Team Result Prize
2016-11-20 A11st A1Premier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Intel Extreme Masters XI - Oakland Ninjas in Pyjamas 2 : 1 SK Gaming $128,000
2016-09-11 A11st A1Premier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 2 Ninjas in Pyjamas 2 : 0 G2 Esports $130,000
2016-04-17 A11st A1Premier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive DreamHack Masters Malmö 2016 Ninjas in Pyjamas 2 : 0 Natus Vincere $100,000
2015-03-15 A22nd A1Premier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive ESL One: Katowice 2015 Ninjas in Pyjamas 1 : 2 Fnatic $50,000
2014-11-29 A22nd A1Premier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive DreamHack Winter 2014 Ninjas in Pyjamas 1 : 2 Team LDLC.com $50,000
2014-08-17 A11st A1Premier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive ESL One: Cologne 2014 Ninjas in Pyjamas 2 : 1 Fnatic $100,000
2014-03-16 A22nd A1Premier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive ESL Major Series One: Katowice 2014 Ninjas in Pyjamas 0 : 2 Virtus.pro $50,000
2009-03-08 A11st A1Premier Counter-Strike Intel Extreme Masters III Fnatic 16 - 13 Meet Your Makers $50,000
2006-12-20 A11st A1Premier Counter-Strike 2006 CPL Winter Fnatic 2 : 0 Meet Your Makers $30,000
2005-07-01 A11st A1Premier Counter-Strike WEG 2005 S02 Begrip Gaming 13 - 7 Team Catch-Gamer $50,000
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament


  • Was named the best swedish player of 2009 by FragBite.[20]
  • Was ranked the 6th best player of 2010 by HLTV.org.[21]
  • Was ranked the 5th best player of 2011 by HLTV.org.[22]
  • Was ranked the 2nd best player of 2013 by HLTV.org.[23]
  • Was ranked the 7th best player of 2014 by HLTV.org.[24]
  • Was ranked the 16th best player of 2015 by HLTV.org.[25]
  • Was ranked the 7th best player of 2016 by HLTV.org.[26]


Counter Strike: Global Offensive[edit]

Counter Strike 1.6[edit]





Player profiles[edit]


  1. Vilkan, Jonas Alsaker (2007-09-04). "Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg: The best there is?". GotFrag.
  2. Breslau, Rod (2011-07-13). "The 10 Best Moments in Pro-Gaming History". Kotaku.
  3. Ellersiek, Timothy (2010-12-07). "SK Gaming announces new CS lineup for 2011". SK Gaming.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Kovanen, Tomi (2012-07-26). "SK Gaming's CS division in shambles". HLTV.org.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Velazco, Gerardo (2010-08-11). "NiP comes back for CS:GO". SK Gaming.
  6. André Åkerblom (2012-08-15). "Get to know NiP-f0rest-". Fragbite.se.
  7. Choudhury, Nafiz (2005-07-01). "Begrip Win Over Catch-Gamer". SK Gaming.
  8. "1on1 with f0rest". SteelSeries. 2011-08-27.
  9. Tasdemir, Mikail (2005-08-20). "eSports Awards 2005". Mousesports.
  10. Choudhury, Nafiz (2006-01-04). "Begrip Down to Three". Fnatic.
  11. Vuitton, Roy (2006-08-26). "Fnatic Wins E-Sports Team of the year & f0rest CS player of the year at GC". Fnatic.
  12. "Counter-Strike: EM III Grand Finals Full Preview". GotFrag. 2009-03-05.
  13. Koller, Dominic (2009-02-24). "Archi to leave gaming, GuX joins fnatic". SK Gaming.
  14. "eSports Player of the Year – The Nominees". eSports Award. 2009-07-13.
  15. Kristensen, Marc Winther (2010-11-30). "Na´Vi scored $220,000 in 2010". HLTV.org.
  16. Horton, Samuel (2010-01-05). "2010: A Year in Review". SK Gaming.
  17. Mira, Luis (2011-01-23). "fnatic over mTw to win IEM5 Europe". HLTV.org.
  18. Shields, Duncan (2011-12-22). "Polish power – 2011's team of the year (ESC)". SK Gaming.
  19. CS:GO Player Setups
  20. http://www.hltv.org/news/1146-f0rest-elected-best-swedish-player-of-2007
  21. Petar "Tgwri1s" Milovanovic (2011-01-15). "Top 20 players of 2010: f0rest (6)". HLTV.
  22. Petar "Tgwri1s" Milovanovic (2012-01-16). "Top 20 players of 2011: f0rest (5)". HLTV.
  23. Petar "Tgwri1s" Milovanovic (2014-01-19). "Top 20 players of 2013: f0rest (2)". HLTV.
  24. Petar "Tgwri1s" Milovanovic (2015-01-14). "Top 20 players of 2014: f0rest (7)". HLTV.
  25. Petar "Tgwri1s" Milovanovic (2016-01-05). "Top 20 players of 2015: f0rest (16)". HLTV.
  26. Lucas "LucasAM" Aznar Miles (2017-01-14). "Top 20 players of 2016: f0rest (7)". HLTV.
  27. Petar "Tgwri1s" Milovanovic (2016-09-15). "SLi StarSeries S2 Finals: Top players". HLTV.
  28. Milan "Striker" Švejda (2016-11-21). "f0rest: MVP medal for my whole team". HLTV.