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Player Information
Troels Lyngholt Nielsen
December 24, 1989 (1989-12-24) (age 26)
Common Team Role(s):
Offlane, Support, Solo Middle
Signature Hero:
Keeper of the Light Invoker Lina
Solo MMR:
7521 (last update: 2016-05-12)
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2013-01-19 — 2013-02-26
2013-05-01 — 2013-12-19
2015-12-02 — 2016-02-29
2016-02-29 — Present

Troels "syndereN" Nielsen is a Danish Dota 2 player. He currently plays with No Diggity.



In December 2009 SyndereN formed "THE SHIT!", a team consisting mainly of Scandinavian players.[1] They experienced some success as they became the first team to take a game off of "" at a point where they were seen as invincible.[2] "THE SHIT!" also finished second in "Farm4Fame 2.4".[2] They were picked up by a sponsor, Online Kingdom, in March 2010.[3] As Online Kingdom the squad won "European Dota Championship Pro League", and got into the top 8 at ESWC 2010.[2] They finally disbanded after a brief period of inactivity in October 2010.[2]

Dota 2

As a player

SyndereN's big break in Dota 2 came when his current team of "Wild Honey Badgers" won the Dreamhack Winter 2011 Dota 2 tournament. Shortly after the tournament completed, SyndereN and his team were picked up by mTw to form their Dota 2 division.[4] Despite running into a few changes with the team and even a complete revamp, SyndereN continued to prove his capabilities as a captain and a player by leading mTw to tournament victories in The GD Studio's Arena #2 for $1,000 and more notably, retained their DreamHack championship at Dreamhack Summer 2012 against Na`Vi for 50,000 SEK (approximately US$7,500).

With the same line-up as DreamHack Summer 2012, SyndereN managed to qualify for The International 2012. Shortly before the tournament rumors started that the team had internal issues and SyndereN was removed from the role as captain. After a disappointing 3-11 record at the event, all players, except for SyndereN, left the organization. It was made clear that SyndereN would, yet again, build a team from scratch.[5]

On October 31 of 2012, mTw announced their new Dota 2 squad with SyndereN at the helm again. The new team consisted of Matrim, Tulex, Warlog, Dutch_freak and SyndereN himself.[6] The newly established mTw team was expected to participate in Dreamhack Winter 2012 on the backs of the invitation the previous mTw squad received for winning DreamHack Summer 2012 over Na'Vi. Unfortunately for SyndereN and his fresh dota squad, they were unable to attend DreamHack Winter 2012, stating that they were not up to the level of skill they wish to be.[7] SyndereN was never able to really show off his newest mTw Dota 2 squad on a big stage as mTw definitely shut down on January 27, 2013.[8] After that, ex-mTw played under the moniker of Re-defining Madness. On February 26th, SyndereN announced the disbandment of Re-defining Madness due to a lack of progress and lackluster performance, and the players went their own ways.[9]

On May 1, 2013, SyndereN joined mousesports, where he replaced the recently removed Alex.[10] On December 19th 2013 SyndereN announced his retirement as a professional player to focus on his work as a commentator.[11]

On December 2, 2015, SyndereN announced his return to competitive play, with the creation of Steak Gaming.[12]. After two months, the team was disbanded. On the 29th of February, 2016, SyndereN announced the formation of a new team, No Diggity, with Era, KheZu, qojqva, and YapzOr.

As a caster

In addition to being a popular player, SyndereN has also co-cast with Tobi Wan for The Defense Season 1 and 2, along with a few games of The International 2012. He is well liked for the insight he provides during the casts as well as his good chemistry with Tobi. Some of SyndereN's most notable casts were for The Defense Season 1 finals when he flew to Germany to cast with Tobi Wan in person. In January 2014, SyndereN joined Dotacinema as a caster under the title "Head of e-Sports".[13] There, he formed a casting duo with the ex-HoN caster SUNSfan and proceeded to cast the Dotacinema organized tournament, XMG Captains Draft Invitational. The duo is currently casting as part of the North American Hub for the "The International 4" qualifiers. On June 6, 2014, Valve officially invited him to The International 4 as a personality.[14]

Outside of casting, SyndereN is, along with Puppey, one of the experts on the talk-show TalkDOTA hosted by joinDOTA and Tobi Wan.


Date Placement Tier Tournament Team Result Prize
2016-05-25 A77 - 8th A7Qualifier SL i-League StarSeries Season 2 European Qualifier No Diggity 0 : 2 $0
2016-05-21 A44th A2Major DreamLeague Season 5 No Diggity 1 : 2 $10,000
2016-04-21 A22nd A7Qualifier DreamLeague Season 5 League Play No Diggity 8/6 Grp. S. $8,000
2013-07-23 A11st A7Showm. WePlay Showmatch #3 Mousesports 4 : 1 RoX $1,200
2013-07-21 A22nd A1Premier RaidCall Dota 2 League Season 3 Mousesports 0 : 3 Natus Vincere/Natus Vincere $3,000
2013-06-17 A55 - 8th A1Premier DreamHack ASUS ROG Dota 2 Tournament Mousesports 1 : 2 Alliance $1,547.40
2012-07-29 A11st A3Minor The Premier League Masters MTw 3 : 0 Natus Vincere/Natus Vincere $500
2012-07-08 A33rd A1Premier The Premier League Season 2 MTw 8/-/3 Grp. S. $2,000
2012-06-18 A11st A1Premier DreamHack Corsair Vengeance Dota 2 Cup- Summer 2012 MTw 2 : 1 Natus Vincere/Natus Vincere $14,386
2011-11-26 A11st A2Major DreamHack Corsair Vengeance Dota 2 Championship Wild Honey Badgers 2 : 1 Fnatic/Fnatic.RS $7,126.50
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