TheViper

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Player Information
Name:
Ørjan Larsen
Birth:
(1991-12-13) December 13, 1991 (age 30)
Country:
Status:
Active
Years Active:
2011 - Present
Team:
Total Earnings:
$228,810
Alternate IDs:
Neo_
RM Elo (Voobly AoE II):
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 III Hidden Cup III Death Match World Cup 3: Gold League Death Match World Cup 4 Red Bull Wololo V GENESIS King of the Desert 4 Wandering Warriors Cup Golden League: Round 2
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 II and Age of Empires IV 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]

DatePlaceTierModeTournamentTeamResultPrize
2022-02-06AA1stA0S-Tier1v1Wandering Warriors CupWandering Warriors CupGamerLegionGamerLegionGamerLegion4 : 2Serbia DauT$6,250
2021-12-12AA1stA0S-Tier1v1King of the Desert 4King of the Desert 4GamerLegionGamerLegionGamerLegion5 : 2Russia Vinchester$20,667
2021-11-14AA1stA0S-Tier1v1GENESISGENESISGamerLegionGamerLegionGamerLegion4 : 2Greece TheMista$7,000
2021-09-19AA1stA0S-Tier1v1Red Bull Wololo VRed Bull Wololo VGamerLegionGamerLegionGamerLegion4 : 3Austria Liereyy$26,750
2020-03-22AA1stA0S-Tier1v1Hidden Cup IIIHidden Cup IIITeam SecretTeam SecretTeam Secret4 : 0Canada Hera$13,560
2020-01-12AA1stA0S-Tier1v1Nili's Apartment Cup IIINili's Apartment Cup IIITeam SecretTeam SecretTeam Secret6 : 4Canada Hera$8,112
2019-09-01AA1stA0S-TierTeamEscape Champions League LAN FinalsEscape Champions League LAN FinalsTeam SecretTeam SecretTeam Secret5 : 2AftermathAftermath$900
2019-02-17AA1stA0S-Tier1v1Nili's Apartment Cup 2Nili's Apartment Cup 2Team SecretTeam SecretTeam Secret7 : 3Spain TaToH$5,000
2015-03-29AA1stA0S-TierTeamWar is ComingWar is ComingTyRanT LegendsTyRanT LegendsTyRanT Legends4 : 0TyRanT WarlordsTyRanT Warlords$7,420
2012-07-15AA1stA0S-TierTeamThe Tribal Wars 2012The Tribal Wars 2012TyRanTTyRanTTyRanT5/0/0Grp S.$1,200
Complete list of results in any tournament

Recent Matches[edit]

DateTimeTierTournamentScoreVs. PlayerVOD
2022-05-1515:00 UTCA0S-TierGolden LeagueGolden League4:2United Kingdom DeMusliM
2022-05-0818:40 UTCA0S-TierGolden LeagueGolden League4:1Canada Wam01Watch Game 1 Watch Game 2 Watch Game 3 Watch Game 4 Watch Game 5
2022-04-3016:10 UTCA0S-TierGolden League: Round 3Golden League: Round 30:2France MarineLorDWatch Game 1 Watch Game 2
2022-04-2717:00 UTCA3C-TierBring it on 4Bring it on 43:1Spain VortiX
2022-04-2715:00 UTCA3C-TierBring it on 4Bring it on 42:0Russia Bee
2022-04-2416:30 UTCA0S-TierGolden League: Round 3Golden League: Round 32:3Serbia Beastyqt
2022-04-2415:00 UTCA0S-TierGolden League: Round 3Golden League: Round 32:1Canada 1puppypawWatch Game 1 Watch Game 2 Watch Game 3
2022-04-2318:00 UTCA0S-TierGolden League: Round 3Golden League: Round 32:1United States State
2022-04-2316:20 UTCA0S-TierGolden League: Round 3Golden League: Round 32:1Switzerland Ourk
2022-04-2315:00 UTCA0S-TierGolden League: Round 3Golden League: Round 3W:FFGreece TheMista
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 (412 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'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 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".[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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Player Profile[edit]

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