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Player Information
Nicolás Bruno
(1992-02-21) February 21, 1992 (age 29)
Years Active:
2001 - 2006, 2011 - Present
Total Earnings:
Alternate IDs:
Kalashnicov • shadowplay_ • Instincts
RM Elo (AoE II DE):
2505 (current)
2505 (highest)
RM Elo (Voobly):
2607 (highest)
Battle of Africa 2
2014-??-?? — 2017-??-??
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2018-01-28 — 2020-10-03
2021-08-18 — Present

Nicolás "Nicov" Bruno (born February 21, 1992) is an Argentine Age of Empires II player who is currently playing for Aftermath. He is currently living in Rome, Italy.


Nicov first started playing Age of Empires II in 2001 or 2002, mostly playing Death Match and Custom Scenario. After taking a break from the game in 2006, he returned in 2011 when he started playing the Random Map game mode.[1] In 2014, Nicov joined the Argentinian clan Dreamers (zZ).

Nicov's first tournament success came in 2014 when he took a shared fifth place in Veterans of the Clash.[2] That same year, Nicov was part of the Argentinian team that placed third in SY Nations Cup I, together with Fedex, Gary, PaTiN, JuanNNN and Mago.[3]

Further success came in 2015 when he won Poisn's Nomadness 1 together with Mentalist.[4] In 2017, he won the Escape Gaming Masters 2 after beating DauT in the grand finals.[5] Nicov has won all three editions of the Argeking Cup: in 2017 and 2019 he won against Twigg in the finals, while in 2018 he beat Fedex.[6]

For Battle of Africa (2018), Nicov joined Aftermath. With his new clan, they claimed second place in this tournament after losing to TyRanT (later known as Team Secret) in the grand finals.[7] Aftermath also finished runner-up to Team Secret in the Escape Champions League (2018-19). [8] Nicov was one of the champions in single tournaments inside the ECL, winning againts TheMax the final of the Escape Champions League, West Europe, 1v1. Together with MbL and Hera, Nicov won the Two Pools Tournament (2019).[9] In Battle of Africa_2 (2020), Nicov and his teammates defeated at least Team Secret in the finals.

During King of the Desert_3, he takes the desition to leave the Aftermath as member, but he still taken a part in the showmatchs with their ex teammates. Less than a year later, he re-joins, alongside with Hera and Liereyy, to the clan.

Nicov is one of the few players that played all the editions of the Red Bull Wololo and the Hidden Cup.


2020-06-07AA1stA0S-TierTeamBattle of Africa 2Battle of Africa 2AftermathAftermathAftermath5 : 4Team SecretTeam Secret$2,000
2019-09-01BA2ndA0S-TierTeamEscape Champions League LAN FinalsEscape Champions League LAN FinalsAftermathAftermathAftermath2 : 5Team SecretTeam Secret$500
2019-06-14AA1stA1A-Tier1v1Escape Champions League West Europe 1v1Escape Champions League West Europe 1v1AftermathAftermathAftermath3 : 0Finland TheMax$1,008
2019-05-11AA1stA1A-TierTeamEscape Champions League Americas 4v4Escape Champions League Americas 4v4AftermathAftermathAftermath3 : 0SuomiSuomi$600
2019-04-14AA1stA1A-TierTeamEscape Champions League Americas 2v2Escape Champions League Americas 2v2AftermathAftermathAftermath3 : 0Team SecretTeam Secret$901
2019-03-17AA1stA1A-TierTeamEscape Champions League Southeast Asia 3v3Escape Champions League Southeast Asia 3v3AftermathAftermathAftermath3 : 2Team SecretTeam Secret$402
2018-11-18AA1stA1A-TierTeamEscape Champions League Middle East 3v3Escape Champions League Middle East 3v3AftermathAftermathAftermath3 : 2SYSY$402
2018-04-29BA2ndA0S-TierTeamBattle of AfricaBattle of AfricaAftermathAftermathAftermath0 : 4TyRanTTyRanT$406
2017-02-12AA1stA1A-Tier1v1Escape Gaming Masters #2 - Survival GuideEscape Gaming Masters #2 - Survival Guide3 : 1Serbia DauT$1,200
2014-08-17CA3rdA0S-TierTeamSY Nations Cup 1SY Nations Cup 1Argentina AArgentina AArgentina A1 : 4Brazil ABrazil A$583
Complete list of results in any tournament

Recent Matches[edit]

DateTimeTierTournamentScoreVs. PlayerVOD
2021-12-0316:15 UTCA0S-TierKing of the Desert 4King of the Desert 41:3Spain TaToHWatch VOD
2021-11-2721:30 UTCA0S-TierKing of the Desert 4King of the Desert 43:1Brazil dogaoWatch VOD
2021-11-2514:10 UTCA0S-TierKing of the Desert 4King of the Desert 41:3Serbia DauTWatch VOD
2021-11-2122:30 UTCA2B-TierAorus League 2Aorus League 23:0Argentina CapochWatch VOD
2021-11-2100:45 UTCA2B-TierAorus League 2Aorus League 22:0Argentina CapochWatch VOD
2021-11-2002:45 UTCA2B-TierAorus League 2Aorus League 22:0Brazil F1ReWatch VOD
2021-11-1823:00 UTCA2B-TierAorus League 2Aorus League 22:0Chile SobekWatch VOD
2021-11-1816:30 UTCA0S-TierKing of the Desert 4King of the Desert 43:1Vietnam SongSongWatch VOD
2021-09-1612:10 UTCA0S-TierRed Bull Wololo VRed Bull Wololo V2:0Poland BarlesWatch VOD
2021-09-1512:15 UTCA0S-TierRed Bull Wololo VRed Bull Wololo V0:2Serbia DauTWatch VOD
Complete list of matches in any tournament

Earnings Breakdown[edit]

Gear and Settings[edit]

Hardware (list of)
Mouse Mousepad
Razer DeathAdder Elite Razer
Philips (23)
Keyboard Headset
Razer BlackWidow Tournament Edition Razer Kraken Tournament Edition
Last updated on 2021-03-31 (249 days ago).


  • In the "Top 50 best Age of Empires 2 players of all time" ranking, which was published on in December 2020, Nicov was voted in the 23rd place by various other expert players.[10]
  • He currently is a "sort-of" fulltime Age of Empires II player/streamer/coach.
  • His favorite civs are Mongols, Chinese, and Lithuanians.


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