Wagamama

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[e][h]Dotalogo std.png Wagamama
Wagamama 2013DHS.jpg
Player Information
Name:
Niklas Högström
Country:
Status:
Active
Team:
Approx. Total Earnings:
$1,398
Role(s):
Signature Hero:
Templar Assassin Meepo Queen of Pain
Solo MMR:
7487 (last update: 2017-08-11)
Links
History
DotA:
2010-02-13 — 2011-09-07
2011-09-07 — 2011-12-21

Dota 2:

2011-09-07 — 2011-12-21
2011-12-21 — 2012-09-12
2012-09-12 — 2012-10-18
2012-10-18 — 2013-01-07
2013-02-01 — 2014-01-27
2015-05-05 — 2015-08-19
2015-09-02 — 2015-10-08
2016-09-11 — 2016-10-17
2016-10-21 — Present

Niklas "Wagamama" Högström is a Swedish professional Dota 2 player who is currently playing for Thinking.

Biography[edit]

DotA[edit]

Wagamama started playing Dota in 2004 on an amateur level.[1] He made his name in the competitive scene captaining an all-Swedish squad, consisting of, among others Mini, smulgullig and panterspot, who were picked up by "Druidz" in early 2010.[2] In a scene where teams jumped from sponsor to sponsor on a monthly basis, the Druidz squad stayed with their sponsor for more than one and a half years before they finally parted in September 2011.[3] The squad took the name "Emocore" (EMC) and went looking for a sponsor as they transitioned into Dota 2 during Autumn 2011.[3]

Dota 2[edit]

Emocore's search for a sponsor was concluded when Infused picked them up on December 21st, 2011. The squad consisted of Wagamama, Mini, Reesion, EGM aka Doney and Fishbone. On September 12th, 2012, after almost a year, the team left Infused and became known as Skånes Elit[4] until they were picked up by Pulse eSports on October 18th, 2012.[5] After a short sponsorship run with Pulse eSports the team disbanded.[6]

A month later, in February 2013, QPAD announced a Dota 2 team led by Wagamama and SingSing called QPAD Dragons, who shortly afterwards changed their name to QPAD Red Pandas.[7]

On October 14th 2016, he joined compLexity Gaming as a streamer.[8]

Trivia[edit]

  • He released a youtube video about a succinct summary of each hero on the 12th September 2016.[9]
  • Has released a number of guides for beginners or amateur-level players, including this one for players that want to improve their understanding of the game.
  • Wagamama or 我がまま means "selfishness" in Japanese.[10][11][12]

Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Team Results Prize
2016-11-11 B313 - 16th A3Minor ProDotA Cup Europe #12 Dotalogo std.png 0 : 1 Fantasticfivelogo std.png $0
2016-09-28 A55 - 8th A3Minor Dota 2 Champions League Season 8 Lvluplogo std.png 0 : 2 Flipsid3logo std.png $0
2016-09-23 B313 - 16th A3Minor BTS Europe #4 Lvluplogo std.png 0/0/3 Grp. S. $0
2016-09-22 A99 - 12th A3Minor ProDotA Cup Europe #10 Lvluplogo std.png 0 : 1 Prlogo std.png $0
2015-09-19 A33 - 4th A3Minor Elimination Mode Rootlogo std.png 0 : 2 Digitalchaoslogo std.png $1,000
2015-06-30 A55 - 8th A1Premier Esportal Dota 2 League 4cloverandlepriconlogo std.png 1 : 2 4anchorslogo std.png $1,600
2015-06-13 A11st A5Monthly MSI Dragon Battle #6 4cloverandlepriconlogo std.png 2 : 1 Sqreenssquadlogo std.png $1,690
2012-10-21 A44th A1Premier StarLadder StarSeries Season 3 Pulselogo std.png 0 : 2 Empirelogo orig std.png $2,000
2012-10-03 A66th A7Qualifier StarLadder StarSeries Season 3: Round Robin Skanelogo std.png 10/-/5 Grp. S. $400
2012-07-09 A33rd A3Minor StarLadder ProSeries Season 2 Infusedicon std.png Gulogo std.png $300
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament

Notable Events Casted or Hosted[edit]

Date Tier Tournament Position Partner List
2016-08-13 A1Premier The International The International 2016 EN Commentator
2016-06-12 A1Premier Dota Major Championships The Manila Major 2016 EN Commentator
2016-05-22 A2Major DreamLeague DreamLeague Season 5 Commentator
2015-08-08 A1Premier The International The International 2015 EN Commentator
2014-07-21 A1Premier The International The International 2014 EN Analyst
2013-08-11 A1Premier The International The International 2013 EN Commentator
2012-04-17 A3Minor The Arena #1 Commentator

Gallery[edit]

Interviews[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Niklas "Wagamama" Högström (2012-09-11). "Wagamama's Guide to better Dota!". Retrieved 2013-04-15.
  2. "DL Cup Presents: Druidz!". Druidz.se. 2010-02-13. Retrieved 2013-04-15.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Linus "Tjernobylbarnet" Staaf (2011-09-07). "Druidz goes emo". GosuGamers.net. Retrieved 2013-04-15.
  4. Christoph "malnor" Helbig (2012-09-12). "Infused team becomes Skånes Elit". GosuGamers.net. Retrieved 2013-04-15.
  5. Sovann "Skim1" Kim (2012-10-18). "Skånes Elit picked up by Pulse Esports". GosuGamers.net. Retrieved 2013-04-15.
  6. Lucas "Colbi" Bigham (2013-01-07). "D2L, Pulse Disbands"// "Virtus Pro & 3D MAX In, Pulse & WhA Out". EvilGeniuses.net. Retrieved 2013-04-15.
  7. "QPAD Dragons". QPAD's Facebook page. 2013-02-01. Retrieved 2013-04-15.
  8. Andrew "aMies" Miesner (2016-10-14). "Stream Team Welcomes Waga". Retrieved October 16, 2016.
  9. "Dota2 - Going over ALL heroes individually (LONG VID!)". Wagamama. 2016-09-12. Retrieved October 16, 2016.
  10. "わがまま (Wagamama) definitions". tangorin.com. Retrieved 2015-05-08.
  11. WagaGaming (2014-01-02). "Origin of "Wagamama"". Twitter.com/WagaGaming. Retrieved 2015-05-08.
  12. WagaGaming (2013-09-14). "Meaning of "Wagamama"". Twitter.com/WagaGaming. Retrieved 2015-05-08.