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Player Information
Ørjan Larsen
December 13, 1991 (age 31)
Europe Europe
Years Active:
2011 - Present
Alternate IDs:
Approx. Total Winnings:
Age of Empires II
Age of Empires III (Inactive)
Age of Empires IV
RM DE (AoE2):
2716 (current)
2813 (highest)
Tournament (AoE2):
2356 (current)
2396 (highest)
RM Voobly (AoE2):
2729 (highest)
Escape Gaming - Euro CupDMWC 4Red Bull Wololo VGENESISGolden LeagueTTL 2: Platinum League
????-??-?? — ????-??-??
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 II, Age of Empires III (Inactive) and Age of Empires IV player who is currently playing for GamerLegion.


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.


2022-12-173rdS-TierThe Grand MeleeThe Grand Melee
4 : 3$14,000
5 : 2$10,000
2021-12-121stS-TierKing of the Desert IVKing of the Desert IV
5 : 2$20,667
4 : 2$7,000
2021-09-191stS-TierRed Bull Wololo VRed Bull Wololo V
4 : 3$26,750
2020-03-221stS-TierHidden Cup IIIHidden Cup III
Team SecretTeam Secret
4 : 0$13,560
2020-01-121stS-TierNili's Apartment Cup IIINili's Apartment Cup III
Team SecretTeam Secret
6 : 4$8,112
2019-09-011stS-TierEscape Champions League LAN FinalsEscape Champions League LAN Finals
Team SecretTeam Secret
5 : 2
2019-02-171stS-TierNili's Apartment Cup 2Nili's Apartment Cup 2
Team SecretTeam Secret
7 : 3$5,000
2015-03-291stS-TierWar is ComingWar is Coming
TyRanT LegendsTyRanT Legends
4 : 0
TyRanT WarlordsTyRanT Warlords
Extended list of results

Recent Matches[edit]

DateTimeTierTournamentScoreVs. PlayerVOD
2023-06-0717:00 UTCA1A-TierMasters of Arena 7Masters of Arena 73:2Germany Blackheart
2023-06-0419:00 UTCA1A-TierMasters of Arena 7: QualifierMasters of Arena 7: Qualifier3:0Denmark Dobbs351
2023-06-0318:00 UTCA1A-TierAoE2 Admirals League 2AoE2 Admirals League 22:0Ukraine classicpro
2023-05-3106:00 UTCA1A-TierMasters of Arena 7: QualifierMasters of Arena 7: Qualifier2:0Mexico Chirris
2023-05-2815:55 UTCA0S-TierKing of the Desert VKing of the Desert V0:5Canada Hera
2023-05-2717:30 UTCA0S-TierKing of the Desert VKing of the Desert V4:1Norway MbL40C
2023-05-2517:00 UTCA0S-TierKing of the Desert VKing of the Desert V4:0China Vivi
2023-05-2316:30 UTCA0S-TierKing of the Desert VKing of the Desert V3:2Vietnam ACCM
2023-05-1916:20 UTCA0S-TierKing of the Desert VKing of the Desert V3:0Poland Barles
2023-05-1317:00 UTCA0S-TierKing of the Desert VKing of the Desert V3:1Peru Hearttt
Complete list of matches in any tournament

Earnings Breakdown[edit]

Gear and Settings[edit]

Hardware (list of)
Mouse Mousepad
Razer Mamba Elite Razer
Monitor Refresh rate
ASUS VG248QE 144 Hz
Keyboard Headset
Razer Huntsman Tournament Edition Bose QuietComfort 20
Last updated on 2021-03-31 (801 days ago).

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  • His father Svein «_PkZ_» Larsen founded the website AoEZone in 2008, and is himself an active member of the AoE2 community.
  • TheViper's signature ingame color is yellow.
  • 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).
  • 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.[2]
  • 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.[3]
  • Ørjan Larsen has two brothers, one is older and one is younger[4]
  • TheViper sometimes is compared to pop musician Ed Sheeran.[5]
  • In the "Top 50 best Age of Empires 2 players of all time" ranking, which was published on 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".[6]
  • In the "World Sport Ranking" by sportspedia TheViper was voted 15th place in 2020.[7]
  • He has wrist issues since 2020.[8]
  • 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). [9] [10]
  • 23.10.2021 was the last day Viper streamed at Twitch before he was moving to Facebook Gaming.[11]


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