zai

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Player Information
Name:
Ludwig Wåhlberg
Birth:
August 5, 1997 (1997-08-05) (age 19)
Country:
Status:
Active
Approx. Total Earnings:
$1,227,283
Alternate IDs:
mmbzai, ZAIZAIZAIZAIZAI, zvyagintsev, dumbasseuro, NovyPirat
Role(s):
Signature Hero:
Visage Enigma Io
Solo MMR:
8123 (last update: 2017-05-17)
Links
History
2013-??-?? — 2013-11-22
2013-11-22 — 2013-12-23
2014-01-31 — 2014-02-21
2014-02-21 — 2015-01-06
2015-01-06 — 2015-08-30
2015-08-30 — 2016-05-23
2016-05-23 — 2016-06-13
2016-06-13 — 2016-08-27
2016-09-15 — Present

Ludwig "zai" Wåhlberg is a Swedish Dota player from Skara, Sweden, who is playing for Evil Geniuses.

Biography[edit]

Despite his very young age, zai made a name for himself in Heroes of Newerth, playing on teams such as Trademark eSports and compLexity Gaming, and winning DreamHoN 2012 at the age of 14. In 2013 he transitioned to Dota 2 alongside fellow HoN pros Ensoe, Tralfamadore and, most importantly ppd, with whom he found quick success with team Stay Free and later Super Strong Dinosaurs. In late January 2014, he transferred to the support role and joined ppd, Arteezy and EG players Fear and UNiVeRsE in team S A D B O Y S, which would mark the start of his breakthrough in the Dota 2 scene. As S A D B O Y S went 16-2 in games in their twenty days of playing together, the team caught the attention of Evil Geniuses. On the 21st of February 2014, S A D B O Y S and zai were picked up by Evil Geniuses.[1]

On 6th January 2015 it was announced that zai had left EG to join Team Secret and he'd be switching back to the offlane role.[2][3]

After Team Secret's 7th-8th finish at The International 5, zai left the team to complete his high school education.[4] When the substitute player slot was introduced by Valve along with the Major system zai became the official substitute of EG.[5] Players are permitted to be registered to more than one team (but are only allowed to accept one invite to a Major tournament) [6], and zai utilised this to join Kaipi after completing his studies, whilst still remaining the official substitute for EG.[7]

On 12th of June 2016 zai it was announced that zai would be rejoining EG along with UNiVeRsE.[8]

Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Team Results Prize
2016-12-18 A11st A1Premier China Top 2016 Eglogo std.png 2 : 0 Newbeelogo std.png $114,952
2016-10-02 A11st A1Premier Mars Dota 2 League 2016 Autumn Eglogo std.png 3 : 1 Newbeelogo std.png $112,500
2016-08-13 A33rd A1Premier The International 2016 Eglogo std.png 1 : 2 Digitalchaoslogo std.png $2,180,898
2015-08-06 A77 - 8th A1Premier The International 2015 Secretdotalogo std.png 1 : 2 Virtuslogo std.png $829,333
2015-06-21 A11st A1Premier ESL One Frankfurt 2015 Secretdotalogo std.png 3 : 1 Eglogo std.png $118,481
2015-06-07 A11st A1Premier MarsTV Dota 2 League 2015 Spring Secretdotalogo std.png 3 : 1 Empirelogo orig std.png $108,816.75
2015-05-17 A11st A1Premier The Summit 3 Secretdotalogo std.png 3 : 1 Eglogo std.png $115,466
2014-10-26 A11st A1Premier StarLadder StarSeries Season 10 Eglogo std.png 3 : 2 Secretdotalogo std.png $105,291
2014-09-07 A11st A1Premier World E-sport Championships 2014 Eglogo std.png 4 : 1 C9logo std.png $97,566
2014-07-20 A33rd A1Premier The International 2014 Eglogo std.png 1 : 2 Vglogo std.png $1,037,778
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