Marcus "Ace" Hoelgaard is a professional Dota 2 player who currently plays for Ninjas in Pyjamas.
Marcus played soccer before venturing into computer games such as Counter-Strike and DotA Allstars.  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.
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. In August 2013 he was announced to be joining Team Life, where his brother was already playing, to replace Mini playing the fifth position. 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.
- 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.
|2018-11-18||4th||Premier||The Kuala Lumpur Major||1 : 2||$80,000|
|2018-08-24||5 - 6th||Premier||The International 2018||0 : 2||$1,148,948|
|2018-06-09||4th||Premier||China Dota2 Supermajor||1 : 2||$120,000|
|2018-03-25||1st||Major||DreamLeague Season 9||3 : 0||$125,000|
|2018-02-23||5 - 6th||Premier||ESL One Katowice 2018||1 : 2||$50,000|
|2018-01-07||1st||Major||Captains Draft 4.0||3 : 2||$108,000|
|2017-12-03||1st||Premier||DreamLeague Season 8||3 : 0||$500,000|
|2017-10-29||2nd||Premier||ESL One Hamburg 2017||0 : 2||$200,000|
|2017-01-15||2nd||Premier||World Electronic Sports Games 2016||1 : 2||$400,000|
|2016-10-09||1st||Major||WESG 2016 Europe & CIS Finals||2 : 0||$29,970|
|About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament|
- 2018-10-27 | NiP's Ace about their early elimination in the group stage of ESL One Hamburg by Melek "m3lly" Balgun of DW eSports at ESL One Hamburg 2018
- 2018-08-21 | Ace at TI8: "Lately, we've been very sloppy with Rosh. We've lost a lot of Roshans out of nowhere." by Jesper "Julmust" Bergeskans of cybersport.com at The International 2018
- 2018-07-06 | Interview with Secret.Ace by Pao of Womboxcombo Plus
- 2018-03-07 | The Bucharest Major - Interview with Ace by SirActionSlacks of PGL at Bucharest Major 2018
- 2018-03-02 | Team Secret Ace Interview by JoinDOTA at ESL One Katowice 2018
- 2017-05-10 | DOTA2: Exclusive interview with Cloud9 captain Ace by Sameer Chandra of realsport101.com
- Sameer Chandra (2017-05-10). "DOTA2: Exclusive interview with Cloud9 captain Ace". realsport101.com. Retrieved 2018-04-15.
- Johan "Sun_Tzu" Järvinen (2013-08-21). "Ace new fifth for Team Life". joinDOTA. Retrieved 2013-08-21.