TheViper

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TheViper at NAC 5. Photo by GamerLegion.
Player Information
Name:
Ørjan Larsen
Nationality:
Born:
December 13, 1991 (age 32)
Status:
Active
Years Active:
2011 - Present
Alternate IDs:
Neo_
Approx. Total Winnings:
$367,353
Games:
Age of Empires I
Age of Empires II
Age of Empires III (inactive)
Age of Empires IV (inactive)
Ratings
Tournament (AoE2):
2442 (current)
2479 (highest)
RM Voobly (AoE2):
2729 (highest)
Links
Achievements
The Tribal Wars 2012 The Medieval Wars 2013 Clash of the Titans War is Coming WSVG World Championship Maldives 2015 Clan Masters: Invitational Escape Gaming - Euro Cup King of the Desert Battle of Africa Nili's Apartment Cup King of the Desert 2 Nili's Apartment Cup 2 Hidden Cup 2 Escape Champions League LAN Finals Nili's Apartment Cup 3 Hidden Cup III Death Match World Cup 3: Gold League Death Match World Cup 4 Red Bull Wololo V: Enthrone GENESIS King of the Desert IV Wandering Warriors Cup Golden League: Round 2 Warlords T90 Titans League 2: Platinum League
History
????-??-?? — ????-??-??
2010-07-21 — 2011-03-16
2011-03-16 — 2011-10-23
2011-10-23 — 2018-07-14
2018-07-14 — 2020-07-27
2020-09-10 — Present

Ørjan "TheViper" Larsen (born December 13, 1991) is a Norwegian Age of Empires I, Age of Empires II, Age of Empires III (inactive) and Age of Empires IV (inactive) player who is currently playing for GamerLegion.

Biography[edit]

TheViper is known for his late game capabilities, decision making, exceptional macro and unit control. Becoming an active player in 2010, TheViper has won more tournaments than any other AoE2 player in history and is often considered to be the best AoE2 player of all time. In May 2019 TheViper moved to Leipzig, Germany.

Age of Empires II[edit]

This section is an excerpt from Age of Empires II Biography of TheViper

TheViper's first major tournament appearance was in World Clan League 7 with his team Revenge of Knight. They finished 2nd place, only losing to TyRanT in the Final Group Stage. After WCL 7, kkab approached TheViper and JorDan_23 and invited them to join TyRanT. Although TheViper was mostly the bench player during WCL 7, his talent was recognized by kkab.[1]

Age of Empires IV[edit]

TheViper had access to Age of Empires IV during various stages of the game's pre-alpha, alpha, and beta versions. However, it was not until the creator preview event two weeks before the game's official release date of October 28th, 2021, that TheViper started actively playing and practicing.

On November 6, 2021, TheViper played in the Genesis Qualifier, AoE4's first big S tier tournament. He qualified for the main event by defeating ZertoN 2 to 0. During the entire qualifier, TheViper did not lose a single game played during the entire 512 player qualifier.
He won the main event by winning 3:1 against LucifroN7 and RecoN and 4:2 in the finals against TheMista.

Achievements[edit]

Recent Matches[edit]

DateTimeTierTournamentScoreVs. PlayerVOD
2024-07-0716:00 UTCA1A-TierShenAiXie CupShenAiXie Cup3:4Romania Mihai06
2024-07-0616:00 UTCA1A-TierShenAiXie CupShenAiXie Cup4:1Brazil F1Re
2024-06-1513:00 UTCA7MiscShenAiXie Cup: Showmatch #2ShenAiXie Cup: Showmatch #24:0China Yo
2024-06-0917:00 UTCA0S-TierWarlords IIIWarlords III3:5Canada Hera
2024-06-0815:00 UTCA0S-TierWarlords IIIWarlords III4:2Uruguay Sebastian
2024-06-0718:15 UTCA0S-TierWarlords IIIWarlords III4:0Serbia DauT
2024-06-0418:15 UTCA0S-TierWarlords IIIWarlords III4:0Argentina Nicov
2024-05-0915:55 UTCA7MiscWarlords III: Round Robin ShowmatchWarlords III: Round Robin Showmatch0:4Canada Hera
2024-05-0913:30 UTCA7MiscWarlords III: Round Robin ShowmatchWarlords III: Round Robin Showmatch2:1Spain TaToH
2024-05-0515:30 UTCA7MiscWarlords III: Round Robin ShowmatchWarlords III: Round Robin Showmatch3:2China Yo
Complete list of matches in any tournament

Earnings Breakdown[edit]

Gear and Settings[edit]

Hardware (list of)
Mouse Mousepad
Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro Razer
Monitor Refresh rate
ASUS VG248QE 144 Hz
Keyboard Headset
Razer Huntsman Tournament Edition Bose QuietComfort 20
Last updated on 2024-01-07 (184 days ago).

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Trivia[edit]

  • His father Svein «_PkZ_» Larsen founded the website AoEZone in 2008, and is himself an active member of the AoE2 community.
  • TheViper is renowned for choosing yellow as his signature in-game color. This tradition traces back to his childhood, when he would observe his father play against a colorblind friend who consistently opted for yellow. Admiring the skill of his dad's opponent, TheViper was inspired to adopt yellow as his hallmark hue. [2]
  • TheViper has also reached Grandmaster status in Star Craft 2.
  • Since TheViper seemed to have very good maps more often than other players, especially T90Official liked to talk about TheViper's "map hax" (in jest).
  • TheViper is known for doing "Masterpieces", winning games with very unconventional strategies.
  • TheViper is also well known for his comeback ability (example 1 vs Hera, example 2 vs Barles).
  • MembTV often refers to Viper as "the snake".
  • Debbie, Ørjan's significant other, often refers to him as Vipey when casting games he is on.
  • TheViper will often listen to ASMR videos when doing work for his YouTube channel.[3]
  • TheViper likes to play other games than Age of Empires II as a warm-up for tournament games, such as Starcraft and Age of Empires III.
  • TheViper's and Debbie's dog is called Justus.
  • TheViper is named after the nickname of the WWE wrestler Randy Orton.[4]
  • Ørjan Larsen has two brothers, one is older and one is younger[5]
  • TheViper sometimes is compared to pop musician Ed Sheeran.[6]
  • In the "Top 50 best Age of Empires 2 players of all time" ranking, which was published on aoezone.net in December 2020, TheViper was voted in the 1st place by various other expert players. Furthermore, he also was designated with the title "The Greatest of All Time".[7]
  • In the "World Sport Ranking" by sportspedia TheViper was voted 15th place in 2020.[8]
  • He has wrist issues since 2020.[9]
  • He won the 4th edition of Zugzwang (including 3,000€ prizemoney), a chess tournament organized by Rocket Beans TV. It's an invitational tournament aimed towards amateur chess players who are streamers or friends of the house (VOD). [10] [11]
  • 23rd of October 2021 was the last day Viper streamed at Twitch before he was moving to Facebook Gaming.[12]

Gallery[edit]

Additional Content[edit]

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