trace

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Player Information
Name:
Martin Alexander Bang Heldt
Birth:
July 1, 1990 (1990-07-01) (age 27)
Country:
Status:
Approx. Total Winnings:
$39,173
Alternate IDs:
spore'11
Links
History
Counter-Strike 1.6:
XXXX – XXXX
XXXX – XXXX
XXXX – XXXX
2007-11-29 – 2008-05-11
2008-06-02 – XXXX
2009-09-23 – 2011-11-02
2012-01-31 – 2012-04-13
2012-04-16 – 2012-04-22

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive:

2012-06-26 – 2013-07-09
2015-12-08 – 2016-??-??

Martin "trace" Bang Heldt (born July 1, 1990) is a Danish professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player and former Counter-Strike 1.6 player. Starting out in the Danish Counter-Strike 1.6-scene, trace was known as a high class aimer and was at his peak, in mTw, considered to be one of the best players at the time. Before joining the famous mTw.dk, the best Danish team of all time, trace played under several good teams on the Danish scene, including fearme, ATS-Gaming, Spirits of Amiga[1], wooSai [2] and MoD. In 2010, he and mTw.dk was the second best team in the world, only with Natus Vincere above them. 2010 was a year, where most of the international event had the Ukrainians on the top of the podium, with the Danes right behind them.

Professional career[edit]

In 2009, trace joined mTw.dk replacing Mohammed 'MJE' Eid, who left for retirement.[3] Trace won his first ever event with the Danish giants, gaining top spot at the small Danish LAN SLAP LIVE#19. Later, Oliver 'minet' Minet replaced Jonas 'whimp' Svendsen, and the mTw.dk of 2009-2010 was complete.

mTw.dk managed to win the online league ESL Nordic two times in a row, before the disbandment of the tournament. Even though the Danish powerhouse was, by many, considered the best team in the world at that time, the Danes was forever placed second at almost all event. Among these second places, the players have medals from tournaments like DreamHack Winter 2009, SEC 2010, DreamHack Winter 2010, World Cyber Games 2010, Intel Extreme Masters V European Championship and many more.

However, the team did succeed in winning DreamHack Summer 2010 beating Swedish H2k Gaming 2-0 in the Grand Final.

The chapter of the great Danes of mTw.dk ended after their last event, Intel Extreme Masters VI New York, ending 5-6th, however using two substitutes throughout the tournament, HLTV.orgs very own Martin 'Nix0n' Winther in the groupstage and later Christian 'turkizh' Bindslev in the playoffs.

After the fall of the Danish powerhouse mTw.dk, trace joined up with Timm 'ArcadioN' Henriksen and Xapso, later known as eSrael.dk, before joining SK Gaming. However, after some disappointing results, such as 4th at the Intel Extreme Masters World Championship 2012 and 5-6th at Copenhagen Games 2012, the team decided to remove trace. However, trace said to the Danish website XplayN.com that the communication was the main problem, and that was what lead to the kick.

Later that year, trace joined his fellow countrymen Finn 'karrigan' Andersen and Michael 'Friis' Jørgensen in fnatic. Having just won Copenhagen Games 2012, fnatic looked strong, and the team continued to dominate the 1.6-scene, winning both GameGune 2012, PGS 2012 and DreamHack Bucharest 2012 before making the switch to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

Having lost his motivation and general liking of the game, trace has now decided to retire from professional Counter-Strike.

Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Team Result Prize
2013-04-14 A22nd A1Premier EMS One Spring Season 0 : 2 $7,000
2012-10-21 A11st A2Major DreamHack Bucharest 2012 2 : 0 $5,000
2012-07-28 A11st A2Major GameGune 2012 2 : 1 $14,785.61
2011-03-05 A33rd A1Premier Intel Extreme Masters V 2 : 1 $8,500
2011-01-23 A22nd A1Premier IEM V European Championship Finals 1 : 2 $9,500
2010-10-03 A22nd A1Premier World Cyber Games 2010 1 : 2 $10,000
2010-06-22 A11st A1Premier DreamHack Summer 2010 2 : 0 $7,814.17
2009-12-06 A22nd A2Major Arbalet Europe 2009 13 - 16 $10,000
2009-11-28 A22nd A1Premier DreamHack Winter 2009 1 : 2 $7,172.59
2009-11-15 A33rd A1Premier World Cyber Games 2009 2 : 0 $10,000
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Trivia[edit]

  • Was voted the 3rd best player of 2010.[4]
  • Was voted the 4th best player of 2011.[5]

References[edit]