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Player Information
Tomas Hermansson
October 9, 1985 (1985-10-09) (age 34)
Counter Strike:
2003-03-08 – 2003-??-??
2003-04-14 – 2004-02-24
2004-03-26 – 2004-??-??
2004-10-18 – 2004-??-??


2004-11-08 – 2005-04-19
mTw.ATI (Manager)

Tomas "Greykarn" Hermansson is a former Swedish professional Counter-Strike 1.6 player best known for his time in KABOM. He currently works as the Chief Strategy Officer at Dreamhack.


Greykarn started playing competitive Counter-Strike in 2002 and got his breakthrough in 2003 when the owners of the small Uppsala based gamingcenter called KABOM recruited Greykarn, Swiffan, XRT, cK and cyppe. They managed to qualify for the Swedish Esport League Season 4 (this time without Greykarn who was in Hultsfred at the time). In 2004 KABOM released the squad due to motivation problems but Greykarn decided to continue and revive his old clan tepåse and later created realitysucks with future star players tentpole and f0rest. But realitysucks did not hold out for long and Greykarn decided to step down form competitive Counter-Strike. He founded NOOB Magazine a magazine about gaming and esport and in November 2004 he return to competitive Counter-Strike as manager when mTw picked up the swedish team ICSU. In January his magazine went bankrupt and three mounts after that he left his role as manager for mTw.

He was away from esports for two years when he in 2006 he created Rakaka a new website about esport news because he was tired of sites like Fragbite, GotFrag and SK Gaming where results and databases where more important than stories. They traveled the world covered different esport events and did interviews in a new rough way. Despite the success of Rakaka, there was nothing he could live. During this time Greykarn received an offer from Dreamhack for a full-time job as the Head of eSports and slowly the involvement of Rakaka moved into Dreamhack and in 2013 they decided to shut down Rakaka.

Despite his short career as a player, Greykarn has still become a pioneer for the Swedish esport scene and is still involved in it through Dreamhack.

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