From the fringes of sports culture to sold-out stadiums and viewerships to rival the Superbowl. The billion-dollar industry of esports has established itself as the next frontier of global sports entertainment. As esports organizations continue to acquire global fandoms to rival traditional sports teams; individual talents are rising above the ranks, smashing stereotypes and raising the profile of the sport.
25-year-old Dane, Nicolai ‘dev1ce’ Reedtz is regarded as the greatest ‘Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’ (CS:GO) player of all time.
For all non-gamers, CS:GO is a multiplayer first-person shooter played by esports organizations around the world. The decorated esports icon joins legendary Swedish organization, Ninjas in Pyjamas (NIP) on a three-year contract, positioning him as the most valuable player in esports history. According to esportsearnings.com, dev1ce has earned an eye-watering $1.8M across the competition.
Famed for revolutionizing the industry’s approach to health, well-being, and team psychology, the Danish Sniper has dominated the scene for the past six years. As the star-player of the record-breaking Astralis team, dev1ce won four major tournaments; earned an unparalleled six consecutive top-five placements, and broke the record for most tournament MVPs in a single year.
dev1ce’s focus is to continue building his legacy and maintain a standard of excellence and longevity never before seen in esports. With NIP, dev1ce aims to reclaim the team’s former glory, while setting a new standard for professional players, his team, and the industry as a whole.
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