SpawN

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Player Information
Name:
Abdisamad Mohamed
Birth:
November 11, 1985 (1985-11-11) (age 33)
Country:
Status:
Years Active (Player):
2000 – 2010
Role:
Approx. Total Winnings:
$72,800.5
Links
History
Counter-Strike
2001-??-?? – 2002-??-??
2002-??-?? - 2002-10-17
2002-12-23 – 2003-01-21
2003-01-21 – 2003-04-13
2003-05-11 – 2003-??-??
2003-07-02 – 2003-08-14
2003-09-03 – 2003-11-20
SK Gaming (Stand-in)
2003-12-23 – 2004-12-31
2005-01-01 – 2005-05-26
2005-06-27 – 2006-07-17
2006-08-14 – 2007-01-08
2007-01-09 – 2008-02-23
2008-03-11 – 2008-09-05
2009-02-27 – 2009-03-05
Blank (Stand-in)
2009-10-16 – 2010-02-26
2010-02-26 – 2010-05-26
H2k (Coach)
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Abdisamad "SpawN" Mohamed (born November 11, 1985) is a Swedish retired Counter-Strike player and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive analyst.

Biography[edit]

SpawN's professional career started around 2002 when he joined Matrix. Matrix was considered one of the best offline teams at the time, which was due to their sponsorships and playing at internet café Matrix. This gave the players a very good connection and granted 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 the autumn of 2003, Brunk chose to leave SK Gaming. Even though SK Gaming already had five members prior, this meant the German organization would need a new fifth. 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 SpawN standing in. Before CPL Copenhagen, elemeNt could not participate due to his 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 tournaments in that year. Despite this, the players 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 lost some form, and after a 9-12th spot at Dreamhack Summer, SpawN chose to leave SK Gaming to replace Heaton in Ninjas in Pyjamas. With Ninjas in Pyjamas, he found success yet again, placing first at KODE5 2006 and second at WCG 2006 before SpawN, together with RobbaN chose to leave Ninjas in Pyjamas yet again, 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 didn't have much chemistry with the other members of SK Gaming, leadingSpawN to comeback to the team. In September 2008, SpawN left SK Gaming and disappeared from the professional scene. Despite standing-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 a comeback to the scene, joining H2k. After poor results with that team, the lineup was split apart, and SpawN chose to end his playing career and become a coach for H2k. After three months as a coach, SpawN chose to retire from Counter-Strike in May, 2010.

Impact and legacy[edit]

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 achieve several important titles. Together, with the Swedish national team, he won the ESL European Nations Championship in 2004 and 2006 .

Gear and settings[edit]

Mouse Settings [1] (list of)
Advanced
MouseeDPIDPIPolling RateSensitivityRaw InputMousepad
Razer
Deathadder
15204001000 Hz3.8OnSteelSeries
SP Pro Gaming
No date of last update specified!
Mouse Settings [1] (list of) (calculate)
Simple
MouseCurvatureCircumferenceMouse SetupSensitivityRaw.Mousepad
Razer
Deathadder
2006 MPI
1.317 deg/mm
10.8 in/rev
27.3 cm/rev
400 DPI
@ 1000 Hz
3.8OnSteelSeries
SP Pro Gaming
No date of last update specified!

Achievements[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • He is the younger brother of former CS 1.6 pro player MegatoN.

References[edit]