Maikelele

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Player Information
Name:
Mikail Bill
Birth:
May 3, 1991 (1991-05-03) (age 27)
Country:
Status:
Years Active (Player):
2008-Present
Roles:
Approx. Total Winnings:
$104,358
Alternate IDs:
eksem, Maikel, MaikeleleRR, MaikeleleRL
Links
History
Counter-Strike 1.6:
2010-06-11 — 2010-08-16
2010-08-17 — 2010-09-12
2010-09-12 — 2010-09-24
2010-09-24 — 2010-09-29
2011-01-12 — 2011-01-15
2011-01-15 — 2011-04-07
2011-04-08 — 2011-05-06

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

2012-??-?? — 201?-??-??
2012-09-18 — 2012-10-09
2012-10-09 — 201?-??-??
2013-05-23 — 2013-06-20
2013-06-20 — 2014-02-11
2014-03-07 — 2014-05-22
2014-05-22 — 2014-07-04
2014-07-04 — 2014-08-11
2014-08-22 — 2014-09-16
2014-10-01 — 2014-10-13
mousesports (Stand-in)
2014-11-04 — 2015-03-18
2015-03-18 — 2015-04-23
2015-05-05 — 2015-09-11
2015-09-11 — 2016-01-20
2016-01-20 — 2016-04-10
2016-04-10 — 2016-??-??
FaZe Clan (Inactive)
2016-06-05 — 2016-08-07
2016-08-30 — 2016-11-06
NiP (Stand-in)
2016-12-22 — 2017-02-01
2017-03-20 — 2017-05-23
2017-05-23 — 2017-06-04
Team Dignitas (Inactive)
2017-06-04 — 2017-08-31
2018-01-11 — 2018-05-07
2018-05-07 — Present

Mikail "Maikelele" Bill (formerly known as "eksem"; born May 3rd, 1991) is a Swedish professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player and former Counter-Strike 1.6 player. He is currently playing in Digital Chaos.

Professional career[edit]

In 2013, Maikelele (then known as eksem) first rose into the scene under the name of Team Refuse, whom would attend DreamHack Summer 2013 with most notably. Prior to this, he would play in domestic tournaments and qualifiers. After some success, his team would join LGB eSports whom he would attend the first major with, DreamHack Winter 2013 where he would additionally achieve "legend status". Eventually he would leave LGB along with his teammate, Alexander "SKYTTEN" Carlsson due to disputes within the team causing both to leave. During this period, he would move around different teams such as Team Property and SK Gaming.

After his stint with SK, he renamed himself to Maikelele and he would eventually make his move to Ninjas in Pyjamas where he would place second at DreamHack Winter 2014 falling to Team LDLC.com in the grand final. It was shortly after a second place in MLG X Games Aspen Invitational and a win at Assembly Winter 2015 that Maikelele would see himself on the chopping block of NiP as they would try out Marcus "Delpan" Larsson and later Aleksi "allu" Jalli to replace him.

Eventually Maikelele would leave Ninjas in Pyjamas and would join LGB eSports again but with a Norweigan team. He would also leave this team, not lasting very long as he planned to create the international super team alongside his Norweigan teammate Håvard "rain" Nygaard as well as Belgian player, Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom of Epsilon eSports, joined by ex-BUYPOWER duo, Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham and Spencer "Hiko" Martin. This team was speculated to have been the following five, but the deal with the American duo fell through resulting in former teammate, SKYTTEN, and Ricardo "fox" Pacheco of k1ck eSports Club at the time to join instead. They would eventually band under Team Kinguin, although they would later replace SKYTTEN for Dennis "dennis" Edman, another one of Maikelele's former teammates from the Swedish LGB. In addition, the team's success at the majors was very highly unexpected as Maikelele & co. would qualify for ESL One: Cologne 2015 and beat Team Immunity and more importantly Cloud9 to make it to the quarterfinals where they would lose to Team SoloMid. Hopes for the team were still in the air as Maikelele would help win Gaming Paradise 2015 before Team Kinguin was acquired by Gamers2 (later G2 Esports) where Maikelele would help lead the team to a semifinal finish at DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca 2015, falling to Team EnVyUs just as they were at the brink of upsetting them to make a finals appearance at the last major of the year.

It was until January 2016 when the magic all faded away, following dennis' departure to Fnatic before G2 Esports were picked up by FaZe Clan. At this point, Maikelele's team were unable to make it past groups at any tournament including the next major: MLG Major Championship: Columbus where he would be eliminated in groups for the first time. Shortly after, he decided to step down from FaZe but remained on the bench for the time being.

During his off period, he would mostly play in the Yoggi Yalla Cup and a few online qualifiers before being called upon by NiP to stand in for them. During this period, Maikelele would replace Jacob "pyth" Mourujärvi on the lineup due to a hand injury that stopped him from competing with the team. Within the time he stood in for NiP, he won StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 2 over G2 Esports, succumbed a group stage exit in EPICENTER 2016 before then making it into the top 4 of ESL Pro League Season 4 - Finals falling to SK Gaming.

Maikelele would then be dismissed from Ninjas in Pyjamas but prior to this, he was released from FaZe Clan with fox later being released not long after. He himself decided to form a Swedish team under the name of qwerty, which DreamHack would specially invite to compete at DreamHack Open Leipzig 2017 although they would place last, thus causing the team to disband shortly after being created. Shortly after, he would band with fox again as well as former FaZe teammate, Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad to form another new international team which would be acquired by Team Dignitas. The trio would be joined by Faruk "pita" Pita, Ninjas in Pyjamas' former coach and Ruben "RUBINO Villarroel . Maikelele and pita would not last long on the team as they were soon released but this did not stop them from sticking together for an extended amount of time, all good things come to an end eventually and pita would join Gux & Friends and Maikelele would join Red Reserve, a team of up and coming Swedish players like Maikelele once was.

Maikelele's campaign with Red Reserve would be deemed as a success for the most part, as he would help to place second at GeForce Cup 2017 (as a stand-in), falling to Space Soldiers and more notably a second place at DreamHack Open Valencia 2017 where he would fall to his former teammates on Ninjas in Pyjamas. The team were unable to live up to their achievements in the long run, despite qualifying for ESEA Season 26: Premier - Europe as Hampus "hampus" Poser, the team's in-game leader would leave. Former teammate Fredrik "slap" Junbrant would play as a stand-in but eventually Red Reserve would release the team due to internal problems the organization were unable to fix. Maikelele would leave the team and hampus would replace him in passions.

After a few months of not being under the radar, Maikelele would return and form a new project with three-time major champion, Markus "pronax" Wallsten, pyth, Aleksandar "jayzaR" Zarkovic and Mattias "bENNY" Rosback on Enyoy. Despite not having much success in the early months of the team, Dota 2 organization Digital Chaos would offer the team to join and represent them in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, thus the organization acquiring Enyoy.

Gear and settings[edit]

Mouse settings [1] (list of)
Mouse Curvature cm/rev in/rev CPI In-game sens. Windows sens. Zoom sens. Raw input eDPI Polling rate
ZOWIE GEAR EC2-A 1267 MPI 43.3 17 400 2.4 5/11 1 On 960 500 Hz
Last updated on 2017-12-28 (144 days ago).
Hardware
Mouse Mousepad
ZOWIE GEAR EC2-A (White) Xtrfy XTP1 (Maikelele Edition)
Monitor Refresh rate In-game resolution Scaling
ZOWIE by BenQ 144 Hz 1280×960 Stretched
Keyboard Headset
Xtrfy X2 RGB HyperX Cloud II
Last updated on 2017-12-28 (144 days ago).
Crosshair settings [2] (list of)
Style Size Thickness Sniper Gap Outline Dot Color Alpha
4 3 0.4 1 -1 Yes (thickness 0) Yes (1) Custom (5) 255
No date of last update specified!
Click "Expand" for a code to copy and paste into your console.
cl_crosshairalpha 255; cl_crosshaircolor 5; cl_crosshaircolor_b 255; cl_crosshaircolor_r 240; cl_crosshaircolor_g 0;cl_crosshairdot 1; cl_crosshairgap -1; cl_crosshairsize 3; cl_crosshairstyle 4; cl_crosshairusealpha 1; cl_crosshairthickness 0.4; cl_crosshair_sniper_width 1; cl_crosshair_drawoutline 0;

Career achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Team Result Prize
2017-07-15 A22nd A2Major DreamHack Open Valencia 2017 0 : 2 $20,000
2016-11-30 A55 - 8th A1Premier ELEAGUE Season 2 1 : 2 $50,000
2016-10-30 A33rd - 4th A1Premier ESL Pro League Season 4 - Finals 1 : 2 $45,000
2016-09-11 A11st A1Premier StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 2 2 : 0 $130,000
2015-11-22 A33rd - 4th A1Premier Intel Extreme Masters X - San Jose 1 : 2 $11,250
2015-11-01 A33rd - 4th A1Premier DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca 2015 1 : 2 $22,000
2015-09-08 A11st A2Major Gaming Paradise 2015 2 : 0 $30,000
2015-02-01 A11st A2Major Assembly Winter 2015 2 : 0 $12,000
2015-01-25 A22nd A1Premier MLG X Games Aspen Invitational 1 : 2 $12,500
2014-11-29 A22nd A1Premier DreamHack Winter 2014 1 : 2 $50,000
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament

Trivia[edit]

  • Maikelele's cousin Benjamin "Xerial" Sjögren is a former professional Quake player.[3]
  • Maikelele mentioned during the ASUS ROG Play It Cool event in December 2015 that he is part-Turkish, after Mantrousse announced that Turkish player: Marqnue, won himself an ASUS ROG NOMAD Backpack and Origin Pro headset for being the best pistoleer in his game against the All-Stars, which consisted of Maikelele himself, GeT_RiGhT, shox, JZFB and Lolz1e.[4]

Interviews[edit]

2017[edit]

2015[edit]

2014[edit]

Highlights[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. https://www.twitch.tv/maikelele, settings shown in a twitch video and commands like !res & !sens
  2. mymarioncobretti (2015-10-21). "CS:GO players share crosshair settings". g2esports.com.
  3. http://wiki.quakeworld.nu/Xerial
  4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pdu1lNRMGeo