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[e][h] Link
Player Information
Sylvester Hoelgaard
April 19, 1992 (1992-04-19) (age 27)
Alternate IDs:
LINK, LinkLink
Approx. Total Earnings:
2009-03-?? — 2009-??-??
2009-??-?? — 2010-??-??
2010-??-?? — 2011-09-04
Dota 2:
2010-??-?? — 2011-09-04
2011-09-04 — 2011-09-??
2011-09-?? — 2011-11-12
2011-11-12 — 2012-01-30
2012-01-30 — 2012-02-21
2012-02-21 — 2012-04-29
2012-10-01 — 2012-11-17
2012-11-17 — 2013-03-??
2013-05-10 — 2013-07-26
2013-07-26 — 2013-10-16
2013-10-16 — 2013-12-19
2014-03-31 — 2014-07-27

Sylvester "Link" Hoelgaard is a professional Dota 2 player that is currently teamless. His brother is the professional Dota player Marcus "Ace" Hoelgaard.



Link started playing Dota in 2004. He describes his first year with the game:
"6 years ago I played a lot of TD with my friends on bnet. DotA was getting hosted more and more frequently and I decided to join a game by myself, i hated it cuz i died all the time n probably left a lot of games. Then I got my first killing spree with Bloodseeker n have been hooked since then."[1]

Link started his competitive Dota career in a team called "Back To Basics", in early 2009.[2][3] He moved on to play with "RapE" before joining NORDIC-eSports.

Dota 2[edit]

Link's Dota 2 career began at The International 2011, where his team NORDIC-eSports were a reserve team. He left them not long after the event to join another all-Danish team, NeVo.[4][5] NeVo were shortly thereafter dropped by their sponsor and changed their name to monkeybusiness. They attended ESWC 2011 and achieved 4th place.

In November 2011 monkeybusiness were picked up by SK Gaming.[6] They went to DreamHack Winter 2011 where they finished 3rd. This was to be their only notable result under the SK tag however, as the organization dropped them in January 2012.[7] This would be the start of an intense period of sponsor switching for the Danish squad. They played for DD.Dota for about a month and were then picked up by Quantic Gaming.[8] They stayed there for two months, and then the full squad except for Link in April 2012 joined Eclypsia.[9]

Link went teamless for a while during Summer 2012, as he did his army duty.[10] He played as a stand-in for The Tough Bananas (later known as Copenhagen Wolves) a few times.[11] After a while he grew into the squad on a permanent basis, and when the team was picked up by Meet Your Makers in October 2012 he was officially on the six man roster.[12] The MYM roster did not work out as planned and in November they combined with ShibaGaming to form a new version of DD.Dota.[10] Link and some fellow Danes stayed on the team until March 2013.

In May 2013 Link was announced on Lions Pride's new roster.[13] Despite no notable tournament finishes the team remained together even though they lost their sponsor, and subsequently changed name to Team Life, in July 2013.[14] The following month Link's brother Ace joined the team replacing Mini, which made the roster all Danish.[15] It also meant that the team had one carry player too much, and so Link switched to playing support.


  • Link was voted the cutest girl in Dota 2 for 2012. [16]


2019-12-01AA1stA2MinorESL Championnat National Winter 2019ESL Championnat National Winter 2019Zero Respect3 : 2$1,867
2014-04-08GD7 - 11thA0PremierDreamLeague Season 1DreamLeagueDreamLeague Season 1Meet Your Makers2/-/12Grp S.$8,000
2013-10-20BA2ndA3MonthlySteelSeries Euro Cup #2SteelSeries Euro Cup #2Mousesports1 : 2$200
2013-09-21BA2ndA2MinorStarLadder ProSeries Season 7StarLadder ProSeries Season 7Team Life0 : 2$500
2013-09-15AA1stA2MinorNetolic Pro League #3 WestNetolic Pro LeagueNetolic Pro League #3 WestTeam Life3 : 0$500
2013-09-08BA2ndA3MonthlySteelSeries Euro Cup #1SteelSeries Euro Cup #1Team Life2 : 3$250
2012-03-04BA2ndA0PremierThe Defense Season 1The Defense Season 1Quantic Gaming2 : 3$3,304
2012-02-02AA1stA2MinorD2E ChallengeD2E ChallengeDD.Dota2 : 1
No team template exists for name "team_infused".
2011-11-26CA3rdA1MajorDreamHack Winter 2011DreamHackDreamHack Winter 2011SK Gaming2 : 0$2,145
2011-10-25DA4thA0PremierElectronic Sports World Cup 2011Electronic Sports World CupElectronic Sports World Cup 2011Monkeybusiness1 : 0 
Complete list of results in any tournament






  1. Hendrik "chsn" De Backer (2012-03-16). "Streamer spotlight: Quantic.Link". SK Gaming. Retrieved 2013-08-21.
  2. Hoelgaard, Sylvester (2012-06-15). Link: I learned invaluable lessons. Interview with Calvin "Jaywalker" C. joinDOTA. Retrieved 2013-08-21.
  3. "NORDIC-eSport Facebook page". 2011-09-04. Retrieved 2013-08-21.
  4. Ronaldo "Vashyron" Bammann (2011-09-04). "NORDIC's CalculuS and Link move to Nevo". GosuGamers. Retrieved 2013-08-21.
  5. Samuel "DarthBotto" Horton (2011-11-12). "SK Gaming signs ex-monkeybusiness". SK Gaming. Retrieved 2013-05-13.
  6. Duncan "Thorin" Shields (2012-01-30). "SK's Dota 2 team has been released". SK Gaming. Retrieved 2013-05-13.
  7. Kai "Treble1999" Chua (2012-02-21). "Quantic-Gaming pick up DD". GosuGamers. Retrieved 2013-05-13.
  8. "Kere" (2012-04-29). "Quantic Gaming roster joins Eclypsia". Retrieved 2013-08-21.
  9. 10.0 10.1 Sovann "Skim" Kim (2012-11-17). "dd.Dota to combine ShibaGaming and MYM". GosuGamers. Retrieved 2013-08-21.
  10. Kai "Treble1999" Chua (2012-07-12). "Copenhagen Wolves return with TTB". GosuGamers. Retrieved 2013-08-21.
  11. "corni-" (2012-10-01). "MYM 2012 - The Comeback to Dota2!". myMYM. Retrieved 2013-08-21.
  12. Eric "reinnnn" Khor (2013-05-10). "Lions Pride returns with Link and Danish squad". GosuGamers. Retrieved 2013-08-21.
  13. "Tezzeret" (2013-07-26). "eL'Pride folds, Dota 2 team leaves". joinDOTA. Retrieved 2013-08-21.
  14. Johan "Sun_Tzu" Järvinen (2013-08-21). "Ace new fifth for Team Life". joinDOTA. Retrieved 2013-08-21.