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[e][h] SyndereN
Player Information
Troels Lyngholt Nielsen
December 24, 1989 (1989-12-24) (age 25)
Common Team Role(s):
Solo, Utility
Signature Hero:
Lina Night Stalker Invoker
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2008-10-?? — 2008-11-??
2008-11-?? — 2009-03-??
2009-02-?? — 2009-04-??
2009-??-?? — 2009-??-??
2009-??-?? — 2009-??-??
2009-12-12 — 2010-03-06
2010-03-06 — 2010-10-10
2010-??-?? — 2011-??-??
2011-??-?? — 2011-??-??
2011-??-?? — 2011-??-??
2011-12-05 — 2013-01-19
2013-01-19 — 2013-02-26
2013-05-01 — 2013-12-19

Troels "SyndereN" Nielsen is a retired Danish player.


Dota 1[edit]

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[edit]

As a player[edit]

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 because on January 27, 2013, mTw shut down for good.[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 as a commentator. [11].

As a caster[edit]

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 where 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".[12] 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.[13]

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


With mousesports[edit]

Date Place Event Result Winnings
2013-05-28 A11st EMS One Summer Cup #2 2 : 1 Absolute Legends Absolute Legends $600
2013-05-21 A33 - 4th EMS One Summer Cup #1 0 : 1 RoX RoX $100
2013-05-12 A11st Bigpoint Battle #4 2 : 1 Kaipi Kaipi €1,500
2013-05-10 A55 - 6th WePlay Dota2 League Season 1 1 : 2 Natus Vincere Natus Vincere $1,000 in hardware

With mTw[edit]

Date Place Event Result Winnings
2012-08-19 A33rd Samsung European Encounter 0 : 2 Copenhagen Wolves Copenhagen Wolves €1000
2012-07-31 A11st ProDOTA2 Non-Pro League Season 1 3 : 0 PaiN Gaming paiN Gaming $5000
2012-07-30 A11st 4PL Play4Dota2 2012 #7 2 : 0 PotM Bottom PotM Bottom €400
2012-07-29 A11st The Premier League Masters 3 : 0 Natus Vincere Natus Vincere $500
2012-07-08 A33rd The Premier League Season 2 8 : 3 Group Stage $2,000
2012-07-01 A11st GosuLeague Season 2 4:3:0 Group Stage $2,000
2012-06-17 A11st DreamHack 2012 Summer 2 : 1 Natus Vincere Natus Vincere 100,000 SEK
2012-06-10 A11st The International 2012 — West Qualifiers 3 : 1
2012-05-27 A11st The Arena #2 2 : 0 CompLexity Gaming compLexity Gaming $1,000

With Wild Honey Badgers[edit]

Date Place Event Result Winnings
2011-11-26 A11st DreamHack 2011 Winter 2 : 1 Fnatic Fnatic 50,000 SEK








  1. Patrik "Raistlin" Hellstrand (2009-12-12). "Drayich returns as syndereN forms 'THE SHIT!'". Retrieved 2013-05-15.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "heikki" (2010-10-10). "Online Kingdom disbands". Retrieved 2013-05-15.
  3. Vincent "em0_llama" Nunes (2010-03-06). "TheShit! is now OK". Retrieved 2013-05-15.
  4. Kai "Treble1999" Chua (2011-12-07). "mTw acquire Wild Honey Badgers". Retrieved 2014-07-14.
  5. "mymTw - All good things comes to an end"
  6. "Matrim and Tulex return to mTw"
  7. "mTw and Clan Poland not traveling to DreamHack"
  8. "mTw officially shuts down"
  9. Re-Defining Madness disbands
  10. SyndereN Joins Mouz
  11. SyndereN retires as a player
  13. Ren "Ren" Vitug (2014-06-06). "UPDATED : Multiple EN casters and personalities confirm TI4 invite". Retrieved 2014-07-15.

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