SpawN's professional career started around 2002 when he joined the Matrix. Matrix was considered one of the best offline teams at the time, which was due to the team being sponsored and played at internet café Matrix. This gave the players a very good connection and gave the team a huge advantage in online games. Although they were superior online, it did not work well offline, so SpawN left the team to go to team9 instead. Despite a fourth place at CPL Winter 2002, SpawN left team9 to return to Matrix again. In 2003, SEL was started where SpawN and Matrix set up. In the first season of SEL, Matrix went all the way to the final where they lost to team9. Despite the success in SEL, it began to go bad for Matrix. During the second season of SEL they missed the playoffs and in season three, SpawN chose to leave Matrix. Instead, SpawN went to SEL competitors HighlandOnline. After two 9-12th seats at ESWC and GameGune, SpawN chose to leave HighlandOnline. Although the future was now uncertain about SpawN he would have a new chance.
In autumn 2003, Brunk chose to leave SK Gaming. Even though SK Gaming already had five members of the team, this meant trouble to the German organization. In the upcoming World Cyber Games 2003, all players had to belong to the same nation. With the Norwegian player elemeNt in the team, SK Gaming was forced to pick up a Swedish stand-in for WCG and that player was SpawN. SK Gaming went undefeated and won the tournament with stand-in SpawN. Before CPL Copenhagen elemeNt could not participate due of studies and SpawN was once again taken as a stand-in. SK Gaming again went undefeated by the tour and won easily against Gamepoint in the final. The success of SK Gaming resulted in the German organization choosing to pick up SpawN on a full-time basis. In 2004, SK Gaming was dominant and won most of the tournamets of the year. Despite this, they chose to leave the organization at the end of the year to instead recreate the legendary team Ninjas in Pyjamas.
Despite a third place on CPL Spain and a second place at Rixhack with Ninjas in Pyjamas, SpawN, Vilden, Hyper, fisker and Ahl chose to return to SK Gaming. The return to SK Gaming was successful and the team managed to win both CPL Summer and Winter 2005. In 2006, however, SK Gaming made worse and after a 9-12th spot at Dreamhack Summer, SpawN chose to leave SK Gaming instead to replace Heaton in Ninjas in Pyjamas. With Ninjas in Pyjamas, there was victory at KODE5 2006 and a second place at WCG 2006 before SpawN together with RobbaN chose to leave Ninjas in Pyjamas for SK Gaming. At the beginning of 2008, SpawN chose to step down from SK Gaming to make way for the Swedish super talent GeT_RiGhT. Pretty soon, it appeared that the young GeT_RiGhT not worked with the other members of SK Gaming and SpawN made comeback in the team. In September 2008, SpawN left SK Gaming and disappeared from the professional scene. Despite a stand-in for Blank at IEM III European Championship Finals, SpawN did not show much in the first half of 2009. In the fall of 2009, SpawN made comeback when joining H2k. After poor results with H2k, the team was split up and SpawN chose to finish his playing career and instead become a coach for H2k. After three months as a coach, SpawN chose to retire from Counter-Strike in May 2010.
Impact and legacy
Before his retirement from playing professionally, SpawN was considered by some to be one of the best players in the world at his peak. He spent most of his playing career with SK Gaming and helped the team to several important titles. Together with the Swedish national team, he won the ESL European Nations Championship in 2004 and 2006 .
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- He is the younger brother of former CS 1.6 pro player MegatoN.