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[e][h] f0rest
Player Information
Patrik Lindberg
June 10, 1988 (1988-06-10) (age 31)
Years Active (Player):
2003 – Present
Approx. Total Winnings:
Alternate IDs:
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 – Present

Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg (born June 10, 1988) is a Swedish professional gamer, who is known for his long-standing superior performance in the competitive Counter-Strike scene. Having played competitively since 2005, Lindberg, going by the pseudonym of "f0rest", has widely gained a reputation within the electronic sports scene as one of the best-performing Counter-Strike players in the world. [1] Lindberg is best known for his four years of tenure on the Fnatic roster, which he helped bring to prominence as the dominant team of 2009, which was the year the team broke the record for the highest-earning team in Counter-Strike history. [2] Near the end of 2010, Lindberg left Fnatic and joined SK Gaming, [3] which he remained with until July 2012. [4] Soon after, he transitioned over to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and joined Ninjas in Pyjamas. [5] His tenure with the Swedish organization lasted until January 2020 when Dignitas managed to secure his service for their new line-up, thus reunited him with his old NiP teammates Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund, Richard "Xizt" Landström, Adam "friberg" Friberg and Robin "Fifflaren" Johansson. [6]


Early years[edit]

It all began in Upplands Väsby, where f0rest grew up. He began playing video games at an early age and kept his interest in gaming during his growth. Soon after the year 2000, he came in touch with the Half-Life modification called Counter-Strike, all thanks to a father to one of Patrik's friends, who played the game. After a lot of playing, Patrik joined up with clans named seadogs and d00m, and later on advanced to a LAN café sponsored team called Virtual Experience Online, VxO abbreviated, where Tentpole among others played. He was only 15-16 years old during his time in these teams, and it didn't take long until people started noticing him. After a lesser success in VxO, both f0rest and Tentpole went to a newly renovated team called Embrace. This group of people did a lot of noise during Optihack 2005, where they were their performance was a huge upset. They defeated, among others, Pentagram, Eyeballers, e-star and mTw to end up in second place, winning 25 000 SEK, which is approximately 2,900€. Only months later, f0rest, RobbaN and Tentpole left Embrace to become a part of Begrip alongside Calippo and IsKall. [7]

Professional career[edit]

Lindberg began his professional gaming career in early 2005, when he made his international debut at the global finals in South Korea for the World e-Sports Games, alongside the new Swedish team of Begrip Gaming. There, Begrip defeated all opponents, including the defending champions Catch-Gamers and won the prize pot of 50,000 USD. [8] Following this victory, Lindberg dropped out of high school to concentrate on his Counter-Strike career. [9] In 2005, Lindberg was nominated for the eSports Award 2005, under the categories for "Newcomer of the Year" and "Best Counter-Strike Player". [10] In early 2006, Lindberg left Begrip alongside his teammate Kristoffer Nordlund, (known also as Tentpole), and signed a contract with Fnatic and became a permanent member of the team. [11]

Lindberg's first year in Fnatic proved to be successful, having the team earn upwards of 100,000 USD, which was acknowledged by Turtle Entertainment. During 2006, Fnatic won the Cyberathlete Professional League Championship, the World Tour, along with a silver medal at the Electronic Sports World Cup. Lindberg was once again nominated for the eSports Award and won the Counter-Strike Player of the Year Award. [12] However, Fnatic faced a major slump from 2007 through 2008, as the team failed to win any major tournaments and only achieved a handful of medals. [13] The team regained its form and chemistry in 2009, however, with the retirement of Oscar "Archi" Torgersen and Oscar "ins" Holm and the recruitment of Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund and Rasmus "GuX" Ståhl. [14] During 2009, Fnatic was the single most dominant team, having garnered gold medal victories at the Intel Extreme Masters Global Challenge, European Finals and World Championship, ESWC 2009, e-Stars Seoul, KODE5 and World eSports Masters. In 2009, Lindberg was nominated for the eSports Award 2009, under the category of "Regional eSports Player of the Year Northern Europe", but lost to his teammate Alesund, who won the main category for eSports Player of the Year. [15]

Fnatic could not repeat its success from 2009 in the 2010 season, however, as the team found itself at odds with the Ukrainians from Natus Vincere- the single most-dominant team in the history of the professional Counter-Strike scene, with their winnings being upward of 220,000 USD. [16] Following this underwhelming year, Lindberg, along with his teammates Alesund and Ståhl, attempted to have Fnatic replace the team's in-game leader, Patrik "cArn" Sättermon, as well as its captain, Harley "dsn" Örwall, with SK Gaming's Jimmy "allen" Allén and Robert "RobbaN" Dahlström. This was, however, not approved, so Lindberg and Alesund left Fnatic and joined SK Gaming. [17] Early 2011 proved to be slow for SK, as they failed to impress at their first event, IEM European Championship Finals, getting eliminated during the group stage, while Lindberg's previous team won the event themselves. [18] SK Gaming managed to regain their form, however, and finished as the second highest-earning team of 2011, behind the Polish lineup of ESC Gaming. [19]

On July 26, 2012, it was reported that SK Gaming had gone into a state of disarray, with the head coach, Anton Budak, resigning from the organisation, along with Patrik Lindberg and his teammates Robert Dahlström and Christopher Alesund. According to Budak, this came as a result of SK refusing to send the players to GameGune 2012. [4] The following August, it was announced that Lindberg would be making a transition over to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, by joining the team Ninjas in Pyjamas, which included Alesund in its roster. [5] On January 21, 2020, Lindberg left NiP and reunited with his old teammates Alesund, Richard "Xizt" Landström and Adam "friberg" Friberg in a new Dignitas lineup. [20][21]

Gear and Settings[edit]

Mouse Settings [22] (list of)
MouseeDPIDPIPolling RateSensitivityZoomRaw InputPointer Speed
1400400500 Hz3.51Off6/11
Last updated on 2019-02-15 (405 days ago).
Mouse Settings [22] (list of) (calculate)
MouseCurvatureCircumferenceMouse SetupSensitivityZoomRaw.Pointer Speed
1848 MPI
1.213 deg/mm
11.7 in/rev
29.7 cm/rev
400 DPI
@ 500 Hz
3.51Off6/11 (×1)
Last updated on 2019-02-15 (405 days ago).
Hardware [23]
Mouse Mousepad
ZOWIE by BenQ EC2-A HyperX FURY S Pro
Monitor Refresh rate In-game resolution Scaling
ASUS ROG SWIFT PG248Q 240 Hz 1280×960 Stretched
Keyboard Headset
HyperX Alloy Origins HyperX Cloud Alpha S
Last updated on 2020-02-02 (53 days ago).
Crosshair Settings [22] (list of)
Style Size Thickness Sniper Gap Outline Dot Color Alpha
4 6 1 1 -1 No No (0) Green (1) 50
Last updated on 2018-05-01 (695 days ago).
Click "Expand" for a code to copy and paste into your console.
cl_crosshairalpha 50; cl_crosshaircolor 1; cl_crosshairdot 0; cl_crosshairgap -1; cl_crosshairsize 6; cl_crosshairstyle 4; cl_crosshairusealpha 1; cl_crosshairthickness 1; cl_crosshair_sniper_width 1; cl_crosshair_drawoutline 0;

Career Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Type Tournament Team Result Prize
2017-11-19 A11st A1S-Tier Offline Intel Extreme Masters XII - Oakland 3 : 2 $129,000
2017-07-15 A11st A2A-Tier Offline DreamHack Open Valencia 2017 2 : 0 $50,000
2016-11-20 A11st A1S-Tier Offline Intel Extreme Masters XI - Oakland 2 : 1 $128,000
2016-09-11 A11st A1S-Tier Offline StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 2 2 : 0 $130,000
2016-04-17 A11st A1S-Tier Offline DreamHack Masters Malmö 2016 2 : 0 $100,000
2015-03-15 A22nd A1S-Tier Offline ESL One: Katowice 2015 1 : 2 $50,000
2014-08-17 A11st A1S-Tier Offline ESL One: Cologne 2014 2 : 1 $100,000
2009-03-08 A11st A1S-Tier Offline Intel Extreme Masters III 16 - 13 $50,000
2006-12-20 A11st A1S-Tier Offline 2006 CPL Winter 2 : 0 $30,000
2005-07-01 A11st A1S-Tier Offline WEG 2005 S02 13 - 7 $50,000
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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive[edit]





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  2. Breslau, Rod (2011-07-13). "The 10 Best Moments in Pro-Gaming History". Kotaku.
  3. Ellersiek, Timothy (2010-12-07). "SK Gaming announces new CS lineup for 2011". SK Gaming.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Kovanen, Tomi (2012-07-26). "SK Gaming's CS division in shambles".
  5. 5.0 5.1 Velazco, Gerardo (2010-08-11). "NiP comes back for CS:GO". SK Gaming.
  6. Heather "sapphiRe" Garozzo (2020-01-21). "A New Dynasty | Welcome DIG CS:GO". Dignitas.
  7. André Åkerblom (2012-08-15). "Get to know NiP-f0rest-".
  8. Choudhury, Nafiz (2005-07-01). "Begrip Win Over Catch-Gamer". SK Gaming.
  9. "1on1 with f0rest". SteelSeries. 2011-08-27.
  10. Tasdemir, Mikail (2005-08-20). "eSports Awards 2005". Mousesports.
  11. Choudhury, Nafiz (2006-01-04). "Begrip Down to Three". Fnatic.
  12. Vuitton, Roy (2006-08-26). "Fnatic Wins E-Sports Team of the year & f0rest CS player of the year at GC". Fnatic.
  13. "Counter-Strike: EM III Grand Finals Full Preview". GotFrag. 2009-03-05.
  14. Koller, Dominic (2009-02-24). "Archi to leave gaming, GuX joins fnatic". SK Gaming.
  15. "eSports Player of the Year – The Nominees". eSports Award. 2009-07-13.
  16. Kristensen, Marc Winther (2010-11-30). "Na´Vi scored $220,000 in 2010".
  17. Horton, Samuel (2010-01-05). "2010: A Year in Review". SK Gaming.
  18. Mira, Luis (2011-01-23). "fnatic over mTw to win IEM5 Europe".
  19. Shields, Duncan (2011-12-22). "Polish power – 2011's team of the year (ESC)". SK Gaming.
  20. "CS:GO Roster Update: Goodbye f0rest". Ninjas in Pyjamas. 2020-01-21.
  21. Heather "sapphiRe" Garozzo (2020-01-21). "A New Dynasty | Welcome DIG CS:GO". Dignitas.
  22. 22.0 22.1 f0rest on ProSettings
  23. Dignitas video
  25. Petar "Tgwri1s" Milovanovic (2011-01-15). "Top 20 players of 2010: f0rest (6)".
  26. Petar "Tgwri1s" Milovanovic (2012-01-16). "Top 20 players of 2011: f0rest (5)".
  27. Petar "Tgwri1s" Milovanovic (2014-01-19). "Top 20 players of 2013: f0rest (2)".
  28. Petar "Tgwri1s" Milovanovic (2015-01-14). "Top 20 players of 2014: f0rest (7)".
  29. Petar "Tgwri1s" Milovanovic (2016-01-05). "Top 20 players of 2015: f0rest (16)".
  30. Lucas "LucasAM" Aznar Miles (2017-01-14). "Top 20 players of 2016: f0rest (7)".
  31. {{cite web|url= StarSeries S2 Finals: Top players|date=2016-09-15|author=Petar "Tgwri1s" Milovanovic|publisher=[[HLTV].org]}}
  32. Milan "Striker" Švejda (2016-11-21). "f0rest: MVP medal for my whole team".
  33. Petar "Tgwri1s" Milovanovic (2012-10-09). "f0rest MVP of DH Valencia".
  34. "Who's the best IGL you've ever played with?". ESL. 2017-07-06.
  35. f0rest (2017-01-14). "Feel honored to end up on 7th place this year, looking forward to this year! And also BOOM engaged!".
  36. Patricia Thern (2017-08-05). "Precis hemkommen från dagens så fina bröllop med Sandra och Patrik " [Just returned from today's wedding with Sandra and Patrick] (in Sweden Swedish).