Andreas Franck "Cr1t-" Nielsen is a Danish professional Dota 2 player who is currently playing for Evil Geniuses.
2011-2014: Early beginnings and development
Cr1t- was introduced to Warcraft III by his cousin, initially playing custom games and DotA on a casual basis. After playing a number of public matches, he wanted to further invest into Dota by creating teams and playing scrims on the Dotalicious server. Upon later meeting Ace he began his competitive debut under We haz Asian in June 2012 when Unicornxoxo asked Cr1t- to join the team as a mid player. Later that year the team with a mixture of Danish and German players won the preliminary tournament for the fourth season of Star Series and Cr1t- was later recruited by H2k Gaming. However the team later disbanded after a short period and the next two years saw Cr1t- unable to find stability and success after a series of constant rotations among Danish teams such as Team Life and Meet Your Makers. However, studying in high school and playing competitively, Cr1t- found it difficult to excel in both and later decided to leave Lianghao in late 2014 to finish off his schooling. Despite not having much success with the teams he joined prior to 2015, he wanted to make a statement that he is still a good player by playing in-house league such as FPL and IXDL, mostly on the American servers.
2015-present: Breakthrough with Monkey Business, OG and Evil Geniuses
He continued to play in-house leagues as well as solo matches making whenever he had spare time. With the conclusion of The International 2015, the shuffle period commenced and rumors spreading that he would join Alliance proved false when Cr1t- later joined Monkey Business on the August 26, 2015. In an interview, Cr1t- cited that there was more potential to grow under N0tail's group and there would have been pressure under the Swedish team, Alliance, dealing with a swede comprised team. After discussions with n0tail and S4 on Cr1t's teamless position saw Alliance focus on a Swedish player, hence OG invited Cr1t-. The newly formed squad showed signs of promise by reaching third place at MLG 2015 World Finals and qualifying for The Frankfurt Major after reaching first place in the European Qualifiers. The squad later formed as OG. Despite falling to the lowers bracket, the duo support of Fly and Cr1t- emerged and their meteoric rise from the lowers bracket saw them beat Team Secret in the grand finals. It was also Cr1t's first trophy in a premier event and for his team.
Early 2016 showed a slump in performance with early exits in The Shanghai Major 2016 and Dota Pit League Season 4 respectively. At the Manila Major, he displayed a world-class talent on Earth Spirit, Elder Titan and Lion and was named MVP of the tournament defeating their rivals, Team Liquid 3-1 in the grand finals. In the 2016 International, he placed 9-12th in the tournament losing to shock opponents, TNC Gaming and later departed OG. He later joined Evil Geniuses on the 15th September, taking the position of the departing captain PPD. In October, he won his first tournament with the team at MDL Autumn 2016 and led his team to the semi-finals of the Boston Major, before being defeated by eventual winners, OG. He finished the 2016 calendar winning China Top 2016 and awarded the best-duo support (with ex-player, Fly at OG) of the year by GosuGamers.
"Honestly, Andreas is a much more suitable captain than I thought when he first joined, and I only expect this team, full of fresh talent and arguably the best at every position, to succeed beyond every expectation with Andreas leading them."
Cr1t- started his first tournament of 2017 on a high note, beating OG 3-2 at the Dota Pit League Season 5, despite intermittent and long delays. Following the victory, him and his team had intentions of taking a break for a month before their bootcamp in March focusing on more prestigious tournaments such as DAC 2017 and the Kiev Major. Following the team's victory at The Manila Masters, and a short run at The International 2017, Cr1t- moved back to position 5.
- Had the highest average assists per game (19.11) at The International 2018.
- Reached 10000 MMR on April 11th, 2020.
- His favourite football team is Arsenal FC, a team that plays in the Premier League
|2013/10/16 - 2014/01/23||mousesports||79||31||48||39.24||3.24||5.30||8.22||285||309|
|2014/02/09 - 2014/07/27||Meet Your Makers||109||40||69||36.70||3.20||6.48||8.23||269||285|
|2015/08/28 - 2015/10/31||(monkey) Business||59||43||16||72.88||2.69||4.53||10.34||286||301|
|2015/10/31 - 2016/08/23||OG||213||141||72||66.20||2.96||4.77||11.89||288||310|
|2016/09/15 - Present||Evil Geniuses||729||467||262||64.06||3.37||5.25||13.58||293||382|
|2020-01-26||2nd||Tier 1||DreamLeague Season 13||2 : 3||$160,000|
|2019-08-23||5 - 6th||Tier 1||The International 2019||0 : 2||$1,201,552|
|2018-08-25||3rd||Tier 1||The International 2018||0 : 2||$2,680,879|
|2017-05-28||1st||Tier 1||The Manila Masters||3 : 1||$125,000|
|2017-04-30||3 - 4th||Tier 1||The Kiev Major 2017||0 : 2||$250,000|
|2016-12-10||3 - 4th||Tier 1||The Boston Major 2016||0 : 2||$250,000|
|2016-10-02||1st||Tier 1||Mars Dota 2 League 2016 Autumn||3 : 1||$112,500|
|2016-06-19||1st||Tier 1||ESL One Frankfurt 2016||3 : 0||$157,273|
|2016-06-12||1st||Tier 1||The Manila Major 2016||3 : 1||$1,110,000|
|2015-11-21||1st||Tier 1||The Frankfurt Major 2015||3 : 1||$1,110,000|
|Complete list of results in any tournament|
- 2019-07-04 | Talking DPC at ESL One Birmingham #3 - Cr1t by Dan Offen of Position Six at ESL One Birmingham
- 2018-08-29 | Cr1t- TI8 Interview: “We were in a place on the team where everyone shifted the blame on somebody else.” by Stephen Chiu of vpesports.com at The International 2018
- 2017-05-31 | Before the breakup; Interview with Cr1t- at ESL One Birmingham by Adam "GearBrylls" Hitchcock of gosugamers.net at ESL One Birmingham 2018
- 2018-05-29 | Entrevista a Cr1t- - ESL One Birmingham 2018 by Alvaro "Darklight" Sanchez of BeyondTheSummit ES at ESL One Birmingham 2018
- 2017-06-11 | EPICENTER Interview: Cr1t- (EG) by Oleg Kulikov of Epicenter gg (trans. by Epicenter gg)
- 2016-01-21 | Интервью с игроком EG - Andreas Franck "Cr1t-" Nielsen @ DotaPit S5 by IneskaUA of Dota 2 RuHub at Dota Pit League Season 5
- 2016-10-19 | The final call: Cr1t steps up to the captain's plate by Eric Van Allen of espn.com.au
- 2016-10-01 | MDL 2016 Interview-EG crlt- by KBBQ of MarsTV at MDL Autumn 2016 (trans. by KBBQ)
- 2016-07-17 | HotBid Interview - Cr1t- by Hot_Bid of BeyondTheSummit at The Summit 5
- 2016-02-25 | Interviews with BigDaddy, Fly and Cr1t by MarsTV at The Shanghai Major 2016
- 2015-12-09 | n0tail & Cr1t - Summit 4 Interview w/ Slacks by SirActionSlacks of BeyondTheSummit at The Summit 4
- 2015-11-15 | Interview with OG.CR1T by Dota2.net of Team Spirit at Frankfurt Major 2015
- 2015-10-08 | cr1t-: "There are some serious benefits from losing all the time" by Av Sam 'Wndwrt' Nordmark of Fragbite.se
- 2013-06-19 | Cr1t: el'Prides CEO is a troll [Русские титры] by Morf of ProDota.ru at DreamHack Summer 2013
- Morf (2013-06-19). "Cr1t: el'Prides CEO is a troll [Русские титры"]. Prodota.ru. Retrieved August 29, 2016.
- Ulrich "KongoTime" Hanten (2012-11-13). "H2K Gaming sign We haz Asian". GosuGamers. Retrieved August 29, 2016.
- Annabelle Fischer (2015-08-28). "BigDaddyN0tail's new team revealed: (monkey) Business". thescoreesports. Retrieved August 29, 2016.
- "HotBid Interview - Cr1t-". Dota2.net. 2015-11-15. Retrieved August 29, 2016.
- Lawrence "Malystryx.GDS" Phillips (2017-01-22). "Cr1t: "We (EG) want to do well but we want to learn more than anything"". joinDOTA. Retrieved 2017-01-21.
- Malystryx.GDS (2015-10-30). "Monkey Business rebrand themselves OG and will be "bankrolled by Hitbox"". joinDOTA. Retrieved August 29, 2016.
- Ollie Ring (2016-06-13). "Cr1t- is our MVP of the Manila Major". RedBull esports. Retrieved August 29, 2016.
- BluemoonSC (2016-08-24). "OG SAY GOODBYE TO MOON, CR1T-, AND MIRACLE-". Liquid Dota. Retrieved August 29, 2016.
- "DAY TWO THE NEW EG DOTA 2". evilgeniuses.gg. 2016-09-15. Retrieved September 15, 2016.
- Lawrence "Malystryx.GDS" Phillip (2016-10-03). "Cr1t success: Magnificent Evil Geniuses crowned MDL 2016 Champions". joinDOTA. Retrieved December 11, 2016.
- "3rd-4th place Boston Major". EvilGeniuses.gg. 2016-12-10. Retrieved December 11, 2016.
- "Dota 2 Gosuawards 2016". GosuGamers. 2016-12-31. Retrieved 2017-01-24.
- Eric Van Allen (2016-10-19). "The final call: Cr1t steps up to the captain's plate". espn.com.au. Retrieved 2017-01-24.
- Lawrence "Malystryx.GDS" Phillips (2017-01-23). "EG crowned champions of DotaPit after 8 hour long Grand Finals in Croatia". joinDOTA. Retrieved 2017-01-24.
- "Fear Is Out". evilgeniuses.gg. 2017-09-02. Retrieved 2017-09-26.
- Cr1tdota (2020-03-27). "part of the club". twitter.com. Retrieved 2020-05-01.
- datdota. "Cr1t-". Retrieved 2020-03-24.