TheViper

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Player Information
Name:
Ørjan Larsen
Birth:
(1991-12-13) December 13, 1991 (age 29)
Country:
Status:
Active
Years Active:
2011 - Present
Team:
Total Earnings:
$148,880
Alternate IDs:
Neo_
RM Elo (DE):
2480 (current)
2528 (highest)
RM Elo (Voobly):
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 Qualifier A 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
History
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2011-08-23 — 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 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. His father Svein «_PkZ_» Larsen founded the website AoEZone in 2008, and is himself an active member of the AoE2 community. In May 2019 TheViper moved to Leipzig, Germany.

Achievements[edit]

DatePlaceTierModeTournamentTeamResultPrize
2020-03-22AA1stA0S-Tier1v1Hidden Cup IIIHidden Cup IIITeam Secret4 : 0Canada Hera$13,560
2020-01-12AA1stA0S-Tier1v1Nili's Apartment Cup IIINili's Apartment Cup IIITeam Secret6 : 4Canada Hera$8,112
2019-09-01AA1stA0S-TierTeamEscape Champions League LAN FinalsEscape Champions League LAN FinalsTeam Secret5 : 2$900
2019-02-17AA1stA0S-Tier1v1Nili's Apartment Cup 2Nili's Apartment Cup 2Team Secret7 : 3Spain TaToH$5,000
2019-02-03AA1stA0S-Tier1v1King of the Desert 2King of the Desert 2Team Secret5 : 3Austria Liereyy$5,000
2016-10-09BA2ndA0S-TierTeamClan Masters: The Final ShowdownClan Masters: The Final ShowdownTyRanT4 : 5$1,400
2015-10-11AA1stA0S-Tier1v1WSVG World Championship Maldives 2015WSVG World Championship Maldives 2015TyRanT3 : 2China Mr_Yo$3,250
2015-03-29AA1stA0S-TierTeamWar is ComingWar is ComingTyRanT Legends4 : 0$7,420
2013-12-08AA1stA0S-Tier1v1Clash of the TitansClash of the TitansTyRanT4/1Grp S.$6,000
2012-07-15AA1stA0S-TierTeamThe Tribal Wars 2012The Tribal Wars 2012TyRanT$1,200
Complete list of results in any tournament

Recent Matches[edit]

DateTimeTierTournamentScoreVs. PlayerVOD
2021-05-3016:00 UTCA1A-TierEllie's Charity Invitational 2Ellie's Charity Invitational 25:3China Mr_YoWatch VOD
2021-05-2918:00 UTCA1A-TierEllie's Charity Invitational 2Ellie's Charity Invitational 24:2Austria LiereyyWatch VOD
2021-05-2216:15 UTCA1A-TierEllie's Charity Invitational 2Ellie's Charity Invitational 23:0Brazil F1Re
2021-05-1715:00 UTCA1A-TierArabia Invitational IIArabia Invitational II4:1China Mr_YoWatch VOD
2021-05-1619:00 UTCA8Show M.EGCTV Blind Civ Series #4: TheViper vs DauTEGCTV Blind Civ Series #4: TheViper vs DauT0:4Serbia DauTWatch Game 1 Watch Game 2 Watch Game 3 Watch Game 4
2021-05-1614:00 UTCA1A-TierArabia Invitational IIArabia Invitational II3:0Serbia DauTWatch VOD
2021-05-1415:00 UTCA1A-TierArabia Invitational IIArabia Invitational II3:0Argentina NicovWatch VOD
2021-05-1217:00 UTCA8Show M.Challenge Showmatch (2) - Hera vs TheViperChallenge Showmatch (2) - Hera vs TheViper6:5Canada Hera
2021-05-0918:00 UTCA0S-TierDeath Match World Cup 4Death Match World Cup 46:3Turkey TheCodeWatch VOD
2021-05-0818:00 UTCA0S-TierDeath Match World Cup 4Death Match World Cup 45:0United Kingdom I2aGeWatch VOD
Complete list of matches in any tournament

Earnings Breakdown[edit]

Gear and Settings[edit]

Hardware
Mouse Mousepad
Razer Mamba Elite Razer
Monitor Refresh rate
Asus VG248QE 144 Hz
Keyboard Headset
Razer Huntsman Tournament Edition Bose QuietComfort 20 in ears
Last updated on 2021-03-31 (80 days ago).
  • Microphone: Audio Technica 2035 XLR

Trivia[edit]

  • TheViper's favorite color to play is yellow.
  • Since TheViper seemed to have very good maps more often than other players, especially T90Official liked to talk about TheViper's "map hax" (ironically).
  • 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).
  • Age of Empires runs in the family, with TheViper's father, PkZ, owning and operating the AoEZone website.
  • 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.[1]
  • 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 Wrestler Randy Orton (born 01.04.1980)[2]
  • Ørjan Larsen has two brothers, one is older and one is younger[3]
  • TheViper sometimes is compared to pop musician Ed Sheeran.[4]
  • 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".[5]
  • In the "World Sport Ranking" by sportspedia TheViper was voted 15th place in 2020.[6]
  • He has wrist issues since 2020.[7]

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