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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 (DE):
2438 (current)
2457 (highest)
RM Elo (Voobly):
2607 (highest)
Battle of Africa 2
2014-??-?? — 2017-??-??
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2018-01-28 — 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 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] Together with MbL and Hera, Nicov won the Two Pools Tournament (2019).[9]


2020-06-07AA1stA0S-TierTeamBattle of Africa 2Battle of Africa 2Aftermath5 : 4$2,000
2019-09-01BA2ndA0S-TierTeamEscape Champions League LAN FinalsEscape Champions League LAN FinalsAftermath2 : 5$500
2019-06-14AA1stA1A-Tier1v1Escape Champions League West Europe 1v1Escape Champions League West Europe 1v1Aftermath3 : 0Finland TheMax$1,008
2019-05-11AA1stA1A-TierTeamEscape Champions League Americas 4v4Escape Champions League Americas 4v4Aftermath3 : 0$600
2019-04-14AA1stA1A-TierTeamEscape Champions League Americas 2v2Escape Champions League Americas 2v2Aftermath3 : 0$901
2019-03-17AA1stA1A-TierTeamEscape Champions League Southeast Asia 3v3Escape Champions League Southeast Asia 3v3Aftermath3 : 2$402
2018-11-18AA1stA1A-TierTeamEscape Champions League Middle East 3v3Escape Champions League Middle East 3v3Aftermath3 : 2$402
2018-04-29BA2ndA0S-TierTeamBattle of AfricaBattle of AfricaAftermath0 : 4$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 A1 : 4$583
Complete list of results in any tournament

Recent Matches[edit]

DateTimeTierTournamentScoreVs. PlayerVOD
2021-06-1401:00 UTCA2B-TierAorus LeagueAorus League1:3Brazil dogaoWatch VOD
2021-06-1323:30 UTCA2B-TierAorus LeagueAorus League2:1Brazil F1ReWatch VOD
2021-06-1322:30 UTCA2B-TierAorus LeagueAorus League2:0Argentina CapochWatch VOD
2021-06-1301:45 UTCA2B-TierAorus LeagueAorus League1:0Argentina TwiggWatch VOD
2021-06-1300:00 UTCA2B-TierAorus LeagueAorus League0:1Brazil dogaoWatch VOD
2021-06-1221:20 UTCA2B-TierAorus LeagueAorus League1:0Argentina Lucky_RoxWatch VOD
2021-06-0615:50 UTCA0S-TierRed Bull Wololo IV: Qualifier 2Red Bull Wololo IV: Qualifier 24:1Vietnam BacTWatch VOD
2021-06-0518:45 UTCA0S-TierRed Bull Wololo IV: Qualifier 2Red Bull Wololo IV: Qualifier 23:0Russia Dark
2021-06-0517:00 UTCA0S-TierRed Bull Wololo IV: Qualifier 2Red Bull Wololo IV: Qualifier 22:0Argentina Pela
2021-06-0113:00 UTCA3C-TierDeep Waters Pro-League: Season 1Deep Waters Pro-League: Season 13:0Vietnam BacT
Complete list of matches in any tournament

Earnings Breakdown[edit]

Gear and Settings[edit]

Mouse Mousepad
Razer Deathadder Elite Razer
Philips 23
Keyboard Headset
Razer Blackwidow Tournament Edition Razer Kraken Tournament Edition
Last updated on 2021-03-31 (75 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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