Ace

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Player Information
Name:
Marcus Folke Hoelgaard Christensen
Birth:
January 19, 1994 (1994-01-19) (age 25)
Country:
Status:
Active
Role(s):
Signature Hero:
Meepo Razor Lone Druid
Approx. Total Earnings:
$708,601
Links
History
2012-06-12 — 2012-11-13
2012-11-13 — 2013-04-03
2013-08-21 — 2013-10-16
2013-10-16 — 2014-01-23
2014-01-24 — 2014-02-09
2014-02-09 — 2014-09-30
2015-01-18 — 2015-03-09
2015-03-09 — 2015-04-29
2015-08-31 — 2016-06-24
2016-06-24 — 2016-12-09
2016-12-09 — 2017-01-05
2017-01-05 — 2017-05-13
2017-05-19 — 2017-09-05
2017-09-05 — 2018-09-05
2018-09-17 — Present

Marcus "Ace" Hoelgaard is a Danish professional Dota 2 player who currently plays for Ninjas in Pyjamas.

Biography[edit]

Marcus played soccer before venturing into computer games such as Counter-Strike and DotA Allstars. [1] He later made the transition in Dota 2 and has played in several European teams, mostly all-Danish teams such as Meet Your Makers and Danish Bears and a short stint in Cloud 9 for a few years before arriving at their carry player for Team Secret in August 2017. Since his addition to the squad, he has provided Team Secret several tournament victories in the current 2017-18 Dota Circuit and resurged Team Secret's performance in the competitive circuit.

Professional Career[edit]

Ace first started off his Dota 2 professional career with Danish squads with his brother Link, and fellow compatriot Cr1t- in the early days of Dota 2. After the dissolution of 3DMAX Ace took a break from competitive Dota as he was busy with school.[2] In August 2013 he was announced to be joining Team Life, where his brother was already playing, to replace Mini playing the fifth position.[2] He continued to play in various Danish teams for a few years before joining Danish Bears in August 2015. He rose to prominence from his individual and collective performances with the sponsored sides, The Imperial and Cloud 9 respectively and rose in the solo MMR Europe ranks, leading to his announcement to Team Secret from a cryptic Instagram post of ace cards.

Trivia[edit]

  • He is the brother of Link.
  • Played on his brother's account before giving him the name.
  • Ace played in a 1v1 Bo3 against Cr1t- for a Dota 2 beta key.

Achievements[edit]

DatePlaceTierTournamentTeamResultPrize
2019-06-16AA1stA1MajorStarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor Season 2StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor Season 2Ninjas in Pyjamas3 : 2$125,000
2019-04-28AA1stA1MajorOGA Dota PIT Minor 2019OGA Dota PIT Minor 2019Ninjas in Pyjamas3 : 2$125,000
2018-11-18DA4thA0PremierThe Kuala Lumpur MajorThe Kuala Lumpur MajorNinjas in Pyjamas1 : 2$80,000
2018-08-24EA5 - 6thA0PremierThe International 2018The International 2018Team Secret0 : 2$1,148,950
2018-06-09DA4thA0PremierChina Dota2 SupermajorChina Dota2 SupermajorTeam Secret1 : 2$120,000
2018-03-25AA1stA1MajorDreamLeague Season 9DreamLeague Season 9Team Secret3 : 0$125,000
2018-01-07AA1stA1MajorCaptains Draft 4.0Captains Draft 4.0Team Secret3 : 2$108,000
2017-12-03AA1stA0PremierDreamLeague Season 8DreamLeague Season 8Team Secret3 : 0$500,000
2017-10-29BA2ndA0PremierESL One Hamburg 2017ESL One Hamburg 2017Team Secret0 : 2$200,000
2017-01-15BA2ndA0PremierWorld Electronic Sports Games 2016World Electronic Sports Games 2016Cloud91 : 2$400,000
Complete list of results in any tournament

Gallery[edit]

Interviews[edit]

2018[edit]

2017[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Sameer Chandra (2017-05-10). "DOTA2: Exclusive interview with Cloud9 captain Ace". realsport101.com. Retrieved 2018-04-15.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Johan "Sun_Tzu" Järvinen (2013-08-21). "Ace new fifth for Team Life". joinDOTA. Retrieved 2013-08-21.