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Player Information
Patrik Lindberg
June 10, 1988 (age 35)
Years Active (Player):
2003 – Present
Alternate IDs:
iZnoGouD, f0restw0w~, f0rp
Approx. Total Winnings:
2003-??-?? – 2003-??-??
2004-??-?? – 2004-04-21
2004-04-21 – 2004-07-08
2004-07-13 – 2004-10-09
2004-10-18 – 2004-??-??
2004-12-01 – 2005-05-05
2005-05-05 – 2006-01-04
2006-01-05 – 2010-12-07
2010-12-07 – 2012-07-30

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
2012-08-10 – 2020-01-21
2020-01-21 – 2022-05-10
2022-05-10 – 2022-06-16
Dignitas (Inactive)

Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg (born June 10, 1988) is a Swedish professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player and former professional Counter-Strike player. He is known for his long-standing performance and has gained a reputation as one of the greatest Counter-Strike players of all time.

He is best known for his four years of tenure with Fnatic, which he helped bring to prominence as the dominant team of 2009 and broke the record for the highest-earning team in a calendar year for Counter-Strike at the time, as well as his almost decade-long stint with Ninjas in Pyjamas that saw the team creating an invincible dynasty in the early days of Global Offensive with a record 87-map win streak.

Professional Career[edit]

Gear and Settings[edit]

Mouse Settings [1] (list of)
MouseeDPIDPIPolling RateSensitivityZoomRaw Input
MZ1 Wireless
1400400500 Hz3.51On
Updated as of 2021-08-25 (761 days ago)
Mouse Settings [1] (list of) (calculate)
MouseCurvatureCircumferenceMouse SetupSensitivityZoomRaw.
MZ1 Wireless
1848 MPI
1.213 deg/mm
11.7 in/rev
29.7 cm/rev
400 DPI
@ 500 Hz
Updated as of 2021-08-25 (761 days ago)
Hardware [1]
Mouse Mousepad
Xtrfy MZ1 Wireless Xtrfy GPZ1
Monitor Refresh rate In-game resolution Scaling
ZOWIE XL2546 240 Hz 1600×900 Native
Keyboard Headset
HyperX Alloy Origins HyperX Cloud II Wireless
Updated as of 2022-08-22 (399 days ago)

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Crosshair Settings [2] (list of)
5111-3.5Yes (thickness 1)Yes (1)Green (1)200
Updated as of 2022-06-22 (460 days ago)
Click "Expand" for sharecode and console commands to copy and paste.
Commandscl_crosshairalpha 200; cl_crosshaircolor 1; cl_crosshairdot 1; cl_crosshairgap -3.5; cl_crosshairsize 1; cl_crosshairstyle 5; cl_crosshairusealpha 1; cl_crosshairthickness 1; cl_crosshair_sniper_width 1; cl_crosshair_outlinethickness 1; cl_crosshair_drawoutline 1;


2017-11-191stS-TierOfflineIntel Extreme MastersIntel Extreme MastersIntel Extreme Masters XII - OaklandNinjas in PyjamasNinjas in Pyjamas3 : 2FaZe Clan$129,000
2017-07-151stA-TierOfflineDreamHack OpenDreamHack OpenDreamHack Open Valencia 2017Ninjas in PyjamasNinjas in Pyjamas2 : 0Red ReserveRed Reserve$50,000
2016-11-201stS-TierOfflineIntel Extreme MastersIntel Extreme MastersIntel Extreme Masters XI - OaklandNinjas in Pyjamas2 : 1SK GamingSK Gaming$128,000
2016-09-111stS-TierOfflineStarSeries i-LeagueStarSeries i-LeagueStarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 2Ninjas in Pyjamas2 : 0G2 Esports$130,000
2016-04-171stS-TierOfflineDreamHack MastersDreamHack MastersDreamHack Masters Malmö 2016Ninjas in Pyjamas2 : 0Natus Vincere$100,000
2014-08-171stS-TierOfflineESL OneESL OneESL One: Cologne 2014Ninjas in Pyjamas2 : 1Fnatic$100,000
2009-03-081stS-TierOfflineIntel Extreme MastersIntel Extreme MastersIntel Extreme Masters IIIFnatic16 - 13Meet Your Makers$50,000
2008-10-191stS-TierOfflineIntel Extreme MastersIntel Extreme MastersIEM III Global Challenge MontrealFnatic2 : 0SK GamingSK Gaming$25,000
2006-12-201stS-TierOfflineCPLCPL2006 CPL WinterFnatic2 : 0Meet Your Makers$30,000
2005-07-011stS-TierOfflineWEGWEGWEG 2005 S02Begrip Gaming2 : 0Team Catch-Gamer$50,000
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament



  • Got engaged to longtime girlfriend Sandra on January 14, 2017. [3] The couple married on August 5, 2017. [4]
  • Considers RobbaN and Xizt two of the best players he's been under the leadership of, due to their unique way of in-game leading. [5]


  • Was named the best Swedish player of 2007 by Fragbite. [6]
  • Was ranked the 6th best player of 2010 by HLTV. [7]
  • Was ranked the 5th best player of 2011 by HLTV. [8]
  • Was ranked the 2nd best player of 2013 by HLTV. [9]
  • Was ranked the 7th best player of 2014 by HLTV. [10]
  • Was ranked the 16th best player of 2015 by HLTV. [11]
  • Was ranked the 7th best player of 2016 by HLTV. [12]
  • Was ranked the 10th best player of 2016 by Thorin. [13]



  • f0rest, GeT_RiGhT, and Xizt formed one of the longest standing Global Offensive player trios ever. Their first period together was under Ninjas in Pyjamas' banner and lasted 5 years and 187 days, from August 10, 2012 to February 13, 2018 (when Xizt was replaced by dennis). The trio then reunited on January 20th, 2020 in the new Dignitas lineup, before the latter two were benched on September 16, 2020.
  • f0rest and GeT_RiGhT formed one of the longest partnerships of all time in Counter-Strike. Their first stint of partnership lasted 3,902 days, from the time GeT_RiGhT joined Fnatic on January 19, 2009 to when he stepped down from NiP on September 26, 2019. The duo then extended their time together when they reunited on January 21, 2020 under the Dignitas banner, until September 16, 2020, when the latter was benched and later retired.
  • Is one of the three players who has been a permanent member of all three historical Swedish teams Ninjas in Pyjamas, SK Gaming and Fnatic. The other two are GeT_RiGhT and Tentpole.