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Player Information
Nicolás Bruno
(1992-02-21) February 21, 1992 (age 30)
Years Active:
2001 - 2006, 2011 - Present
Total Earnings:
Alternate IDs:
Kalashnicov • shadowplay_ • Instincts
RM Elo (Voobly AoE II):
2607 (highest)
Tournament Elo
(AoE II):
Battle of Africa 2 Battle of Africa 3
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 against 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 made the decision to leave Aftermath as a member, but he still took part in showmatches with his former teammates. Less than a year later, he rejoined, alongside Hera and Liereyy, to the clan.

In 2022 he won the 3v3 tournaments Return of the Clans and Battle of Africa 3 with his Aftermath teammates, defeating GamerLegion in both finals. He also became the first JorDan's Medieval Brawl champion in a tough bracket successively beating Yo, Vinchester and Villese, with every series defined in the last map.


2022-06-261stA0S-TierTeamBattle of Africa 3Battle of Africa 3AftermathAftermathAftermath5 : 4GamerLegionGamerLegion$2,000
2022-05-061st - 2ndA1A-TierTeamRise of the ElephantsRise of the ElephantsAftermathAftermathAftermath3/0/1Grp S.$320
2022-03-201stA1A-TierTeamReturn of the ClansReturn of the ClansAftermathAftermathAftermath4 : 2GamerLegionGamerLegion$375
2020-06-071stA0S-TierTeamBattle of Africa 2Battle of Africa 2AftermathAftermathAftermath5 : 4Team SecretTeam Secret$2,000
2019-09-012ndA0S-TierTeamEscape Champions League LAN FinalsEscape Champions League LAN FinalsAftermathAftermathAftermath2 : 5Team SecretTeam Secret$500
2019-05-111stA1A-TierTeamEscape Champions League Americas 4v4Escape Champions League Americas 4v4AftermathAftermathAftermath3 : 0SuomiSuomi$600
2019-05-011stA1A-TierTeamEscape Champions League Americas 2v2Escape Champions League Americas 2v2AftermathAftermathAftermath3 : 0Team SecretTeam Secret$901
2019-03-171stA1A-TierTeamEscape Champions League Southeast Asia 3v3Escape Champions League Southeast Asia 3v3AftermathAftermathAftermath3 : 2Team SecretTeam Secret$402
2018-11-291stA1A-TierTeamEscape Champions League Middle East 3v3Escape Champions League Middle East 3v3AftermathAftermathAftermath3 : 2SYSY$402
2014-08-173rdA0S-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
2022-11-2516:00 UTCA0S-TierWarlordsWarlords1:4Austria LiereyyWatch VOD
2022-11-2016:15 UTCA0S-TierWarlordsWarlords3:1Norway MbL40C
2022-11-1914:00 UTCA0S-TierWarlordsWarlords2:3Russia VinchesterWatch VOD
2022-11-1316:00 UTCA0S-TierWarlordsWarlords3:2China YoWatch VOD
2022-11-0618:30 UTCA0S-TierWarlords: QualifierWarlords: Qualifier3:1Austria FreakinAndy
2022-11-0518:00 UTCA0S-TierWarlords: QualifierWarlords: Qualifier3:0Vietnam saymynameWatch Game 2
2022-11-0516:25 UTCA0S-TierWarlords: QualifierWarlords: Qualifier2:0Germany Kugelblitz
2022-08-2112:00 UTCA0S-TierRed Bull Wololo: Legacy 2022 Age of Empires II Qualifier #1Red Bull Wololo: Legacy 2022 Age of Empires II Qualifier #14:3Vietnam ACCMWatch VOD
2022-08-2015:50 UTCA0S-TierRed Bull Wololo: Legacy 2022 Age of Empires II Qualifier #1Red Bull Wololo: Legacy 2022 Age of Empires II Qualifier #13:2Ukraine classicpro
2022-08-2013:30 UTCA0S-TierRed Bull Wololo: Legacy 2022 Age of Empires II Qualifier #1Red Bull Wololo: Legacy 2022 Age of Empires II Qualifier #12:0Turkey Cyclops
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 (609 days ago).

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  • 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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