Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Adam "friberg" Friberg (born October 19, 1991) is a Swedish professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player and former Counter-Strike: Source player. Following a legendary 5-year tenure with Ninjas in Pyjamas, he signed for OpTic Gaming as the in-game leader. 6 months later, the team disbanded, and friberg was left teamless for 3 months until he joined Heroic.
Friberg grew up in one of the bigger cities in Sweden, Gothenburg and was highly interested in sports. He played ice hockey in his youth, but eventually the gaming took over. Around the new millennium he started playing computer games, but at this point it was very casual. Unlike most of the professional Counter-Strike-players, Friberg didn't play much 1.6 before he went to Source as this was the first Counter-Strike title he bought, around 2005. He started to play Source because he always preferred the newer title. About three years after he bought the game, he started to play it more seriously and found out he had talent. He started mixing around and play gathers in 2008, and quickly noticed that he had an aiming talent. In the beginning of 2009, he joined his first serious clan Games4u.se. But after just one month Friberg where cut from the team, but he returned again after just a month. Games4u.se did good and where eventually picked up by 30P-Gaming. With 30P-Gaming they got the financial support they needed to go to tournaments and events and the first tournament under the new name was SLAP #17 in Denmark. Its started good for 30P-Gaming in Denmark and reached the semifinals where the danish team DSRack waited. But the danes where to good an sent them to the lower-bracket where the team Raided waited, a team 30P-Gaming beat in the first round. But something went wrong and 30P-Gaming lost the match and where eliminated from the tournament. In the summer of 2009 Friberg and company left 30P-Gaming to join the famous gaming organization H2k Gaming. With H2k Gaming Friberg go his first international success in Source at DSRack #1 where they got a third placement.
In October 2010 after H2k Gaming decided to not to send them to DSRack #3 they left the organization and instead joined Blight Gaming. Friberg and his team Blight Gaming went to Denmark to play DSRack #3. Not only did they manage to beat one of the best teams in Europe in the group stage, they also had a five hour long marathon against the American Team Dynamic, who ended up grabbing the second place in the tournament. For Blight they once again got eliminated in the lower-bracket. After the performance in Denmark, Friberg was offered a spot in 30P-Gaming, the best team in Sweden back then. The team had a gaming house in Dublin where four of the players worked and lived together. Although 30P-Gaming consisted some of the most experience Swedish players like Fifflaren, hauNted and Helblinde the team struggled and their best achievement was a 7th-8th placement at 30P LAN (a LAN-tournament 30P-Gaming hosted). In June 2011 30P-Gaming disbanded but Friberg decided to stay i Dublin and continue his work at IBM. In October 2011 Friberg joined forces with msk, NEiLZiNHo, ptk and rdl to attend ESWC 2011 under FM eSports. They got a 9th-10th placement and this new lineup disbanded after the event. Friberg continued to play at a slowly dying Source-scene and in 2012 he attended Copenhagen Games 2012 in Denmark under the name HEAT-Gaming. But as usual for Friberg in Danish tournaments HEAT-Gaming where eliminated in the lower bracket.
After Valve announce a new game called Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Friberg switch over to the new game. When the famous Swedish organization Ninjas in Pyjamas decided to return they had one spot left after the signing of GeT_RiGhT, f0rest, Xizt and Fifflaren. Heaton owner of the team wanted to have a 1.6-player to fill the last spot on the team but Fifflaren and the new CEO Fisko (former CEO of 30-P Gaming) insisted that they should try Friberg instead. After a successful tryout he joined Ninjas in Pyjamas as their fifth. Ninjas in Pyjamas obtained their first victory in Global Offensive at SteelSeries GO where they beat BuggIT in the finals. From August 2012 to April 2013, Ninjas in Pyjamas went on a record setting streak of 87-0 in LAN tournament map wins that was only stopped by Virtus.pro in StarLadder StarSeriers V. In 2014 they won their first Major at ESL One: Cologne 2014 after beating their Swedish rivals fnatic with 2-1 in the finals. After the victory in Cologne Fifflaren decided retire. Ninjas in Pyjamas struggled and didn't win much during 2015. In 2016 they decided to try Pyth as their fifth. With Pyth they manage to win DreamHack Masters Malmö 2016 but they still struggled and at the major ESL One: Cologne 2016 for the first time missed the playoffs. But this wasnt enough bad news for the ninjas and soon after the major it was announced that Pyth went inactive due to an wrist injury. Ninjas in Pyjamas added their former teammate Maikelele as stand-in for the team and once again the ninjas wrote history as the first team ever to win an tournament with a stand-in, StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 2. Before the team would attend Intel Extreme Masters XI - Oakland Pyth returned to the active lineup. They manage to win the tournament and now had won three tournament in 2016 and where favorites to qualify for the next major. But as the NiP-roller coaster went up it would fall again. And in the ELEAGUE Major Atlanta 2017 - Offline Qualifier they where eliminated by Vega Squadron and for the first time Ninjas in Pyjamas missed an major. They struggled a lot in early 2017 and decided to replace Pyth with the young AWP:er draken from Epsilon eSports. But the change didn't help and in June 2017 Ninjas in Pyjamas decided to replace Friberg with REZ from Epsilon eSports.
Friberg went inactive and started to steam when searching for a new team to play in. In July 2017 Friberg attended ESL One: Cologne 2017 as an analyst and rumours started that Friberg would become a permanent broadcaster. But in August he joined forces with the newly formed international lineup of OpTic Gaming. OpTic Gaming with Friberg as an IGL did well and was a promising team for the upcoming 2018-season. But in February 2018 Mixwell and Magisk decided to leave OpTic Gaming. Due to this the team disbanded. Once again Friberg went inactive and once again took the role as analyst at Intel Extreme Masters Season XII - World Championship. In May 2018 Friberg play as stand-in for Heroic at StarSeries & i-League CS:GO Season 5 - European Qualifier. The stand-in resulted in Friberg joining Heroic on a permanent basis.
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|2016-11-20||1st||Premier||Intel Extreme Masters XI - Oakland||2 : 1||$128,000|
|2016-09-11||1st||Premier||StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 2||2 : 0||$130,000|
|2016-04-17||1st||Premier||DreamHack Masters Malmö 2016||2 : 0||$100,000|
|2015-03-15||2nd||Premier||ESL One: Katowice 2015||1 : 2||$50,000|
|2014-11-29||2nd||Premier||DreamHack Winter 2014||1 : 2||$50,000|
|2014-08-17||1st||Premier||ESL One: Cologne 2014||2 : 1||$100,000|
|2014-03-16||2nd||Premier||ESL Major Series One Katowice 2014||0 : 2||$50,000|
|2013-11-30||2nd||Premier||DreamHack Winter 2013||1 : 2||$50,000|
|2013-08-18||1st||Premier||ESEA Global Finals Season 14||2 : 1||$20,000|
|2012-11-24||1st||Premier||DreamHack Winter 2012||2 : 0||$22,637.58|
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- friberg played as a substitute for Dota 2 team Vegetables Esports Club.
- Was voted the 11th best player of 2013 by HLTV.org.
- Was voted the 14th best player of 2014 by HLTV.org.
- 2015-01-24 | MLG Aspen Invitational by Vladimir "Angel" Kojadinovic of GosuGamers.net at