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Player Information
Emil Christensen
June 14, 1984 (1984-06-14) (age 33)
Years Active (Player):
Approx. Total Winnings:
Counter Strike
2001-??-?? – 2001-??-??
2001-05-06 – 2001-??-??
2001-??-?? – 2002-??-??
2002-06-14 - 2004-12-31
2005-01-01 - 2006-08-14
2007-08-14 - 2007-08-30

Counter-Strike: Source

2007-09-24 - 2008-11-18

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

2012-08-10 – Present
NiP (Manager)

Emil Pathric William Christensen (born 14 June 1984 in Stockholm), alias HeatoN, is a former Swedish professional Counter-Strike player, formerly playing as captain of the gaming team Ninjas in Pyjamas (NiP). He is widely considered as one of the best Counter-Strike players of all time. Emil's first hobby was ice hockey, but he retired because of injury. A friend (CS player fRa1L, from RevolutioN) told him to try Counter-Strike. Christensen was part of the original Ninjas in Pyjamas team of 2001 which won the Cyberathlete Professional League World Championship that year. He and the other members of Ninjas in Pyjamas went on to become the foundation to the highly successful SK Sweden, one of the most successful teams in electronic sports history. Christensen led SK Gaming to the World Cyber Games Counter-Strike championship in 2003 and to 4th place in 2004.

Christensen was nominated for Best Counter-Strike Player of the Year in 2004, losing out to SK Gaming teammate, Tommy "Potti'" Ingemarsson. He was selected for the Global Gaming League European Counter-Strike All-Star team in 2005.At the beginning of 2005 he and the rest of SK Sweden chose not to renew their contracts with SK Gaming and re-formed NiP. Since then some of the NiP players moved back to SK Gaming but Christensen and others have stayed on at Ninjas in Pyjamas. NiP are now competing at professional LAN tournaments again, after a hiatus in which SpawN joined after HeatoN decided to take time off for personal reasons.

Christensen, along with the other members of Ninjas in Pyjamas, assisted in the design of the SteelSound 5H (USB) Headphones produced by SteelSeries. In December 2006 he travelled to New York and Dallas to provide support for his teammates as they competed in the WSVG world finals and CPL winter respectively. NiP were expected to be strong contenders in both tournaments, however bowed out uncharacteristically early. In September 2007 HeatoN quit playing Counter-Strike to be coach of NiP but was then offered a chance to be a general manager for Stockholm in the CGS. HeatoN's CGS franchise is called the Stockholm Magnetik and has a Counter-Strike: Source team, Dead or Alive 4 players, one male, one female, a FIFA 08 player and two Forza Motorsport 2 players to represent him and his franchise.

In September 2015 HeatoN was found guilty of fraud associated with the 2014 sale of NiP to Diglife, and was sentenced pay a fine and perform community service.[1]

Gear and settings[edit]

Mouse settings [2] (list of)
Mouse Effective DPI cm/rev in/rev CPI In-game sens. Windows sens. Polling rate
Xtrfy M3 960 43.3 17 400 2.4 6/11 1000 Hz
No date of last update specified!
Mouse Mousepad
Xtrfy M3 Xtrfy XGP1-L4
Monitor Refresh rate In-game resolution Scaling
EIZO Foris FG2421 144 Hz 1280×720 Stretched
Xtrfy XG1-R LED
No date of last update specified!
Crosshair settings (list of)
Style Size Thickness Sniper Gap Outline Dot Color Alpha
5 4 0 1 0 Yes (thickness 1) No (0) Custom (5) 255
No date of last update specified!
Click "Expand" for a code to copy and paste into your console.
cl_crosshairalpha 255; cl_crosshaircolor 5; cl_crosshaircolor_b 0; cl_crosshaircolor_r 0; cl_crosshaircolor_g 250;cl_crosshairdot 0; cl_crosshairgap 0; cl_crosshairsize 4; cl_crosshairstyle 5; cl_crosshairusealpha 1; cl_crosshairthickness 0; cl_crosshair_sniper_width 1; cl_crosshair_outlinethickness 1; cl_crosshair_drawoutline 1;


Date Placement Tier Tournament Team Result Prize
2006-08-27 A11st A1Premier NGL-One Season I 2 : 1 $25,505
2006-06-20 A11st A1Premier WSVG DreamHack Summer 2006 16 - 11 $12,500
2004-11-01 A11st A1Premier Nollelva Digital Event 2004 2 : 0 $10,564.62
2004-08-01 A22nd A1Premier 2004 CPL Summer 5 - 13 $21,000
2003-12-20 A11st A1Premier 2003 CPL Winter 13 - 4 $30,000
2003-10-18 A11st A1Premier World Cyber Games 2003 2 : 0 $40,000
2003-08-03 A11st A1Premier 2003 CPL Summer 13 - 8 $60,000
2002-06-24 A11st A1Premier 2002 CPL Summer 2 : 0 $25,000
2001-12-09 A11st A1Premier 2001 CPL Winter 2 : 1 $50,000
2001-09-02 A11st A1Premier 2001 CPL Europe Berlin 4 : 3 $9,117
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament


  • Became the first person inducted into the Esports Hall of Fame at ESL One: Cologne 2016 [3]
  • HeatoN will compete in the season 9 of the Swedish reality competition show Mästarnas Mästare (idiomatic translation Champion of Champions). HeatoN will be the first ever esporter to compete in the show.
  • The famous "Zowie EC" mice are named by him.
  • He got married on October 14th 2017.[4]
  • Was voted the 6th best player of Counter-Strike by Ognian "steel" Gueorguiev. [5]


HLTV Highlights[edit]



  1. Lingle, Samuel (October 30, 2015). "Counter-Strike legend HeatoN guilty of carelessness in accounting fraud case, avoids jail time". Retrieved November 12, 2015.
  2. Heaton's mouse setup, https://www.instagram.com/xtrfy/
  3. "ICYMI, here's the first ever Esports Hall of Fame induction ceremony!". Esports Hall of Fame. 2016-07-10.
  4. "Congratulations to @Real_HeatoN on getting married today! ❤️". Ninjas in Pyjamas. 2017-10-14.
  5. steel (2009-12-29). "ESEA Top 100 - #6 HeatoN". ESEA.