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Loda

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Player Information
Name:
Jonathan Emanuel Berg
Birth:
March 19, 1988 (1988-03-19) (age 32)
Country:
Status:
Active
Team:
Alternate IDs:
Laoda, Lodaberg, LiveAndLetLoda, LordOfDolAmroth
Nicknames:
L-God
Role(s):
Signature Hero:
Juggernaut Lifestealer Slardar
Approx. Total Earnings:
$696,586
Links
History
DotA:
2006-07-14 — 2006-??-??
2006-??-?? — 2006-10-??
2006-10-?? — 2006-12-03
2006-??-?? — 2007-06-30
2007-06-30 — 2009-03-10
2009-03-13 — 2009-03-19
2009-05-18 — 2009-07-12
2009-07-12 — 2010-07-01
Dota 2:
2011-12-11 — 2012-02-06
2012-02-02 — 2012-05-18
2012-05-18 — 2012-09-19
2012-10-29 — 2013-04-12
2013-04-12 — 2017-06-09
2017-06-09 — 2017-08-31
Alliance (Inactive)
2017-08-31 — 2018-06-03
2018-06-03
Retired
2018-06-03 — Present
Alliance (Coach)

Jonathan "Loda" Berg is a professional Dota 2 player currently coaching for team Alliance. Having played professionally since 2006 together with team-mate and support player Akke and creating and captaining several successful teams, he is one of the biggest veterans in the scene. Considered one of the best players in the world during the 2007-2008 era, he was one of the few players raised up to legendary status by the Chinese, giving him the nickname "L-God" and is still very famous in the Chinese Dota community[1]. Rivaling Danish veteran captain Maelk, who lead team MYM in many finals versus Loda's successful DotA: Allstars team SK Gaming had this to say about him during his peak with SK in 2008:[2]

Loda has a great energy in game and has a magic ability to lead his allies into certain death but still come out on top. He has a flair for entertaining people and is a great guy online as well as offline. A quote I think describes him well, and that I think he would agree with, would be "This is Loda's world, we are just lucky to live in it!".
MYM|Maelk (Behind the mask of Loda[2])

Biography[edit]

This section is an excerpt from Biography of Loda

Loda started playing DotA under the name "LordOfDolAmroth", a nickname derived from the Lord of The Rings, some time prior to 2006 but it was during the summer of that year that his competitive career began. After playing in-houses and other leagues with some pro players and other people with his friend Akke[3], he felt that he had what it took to play at the competitive level and created a team called Team_Team[4] with a lineup consisting of Akke, Bogdan, KwoM and Renji in the summer of 2006. Together as T_T, they registered for the qualifiers for the new upcoming ESL DotA International Premiership Series[5]. Despite being a team of completely unknown players, they managed to qualify for the main tournament[6] after beating teams such as Maelk's team lolboat[6], which was already considered a top team at the time. But shortly after their success with the newly created T_T, Loda and Akke decided to leave the team and join a new team together with the Danish players Maelk, MaNia and Paccie called Jukes on You[7], or "JoY", after being approached by Maelk.[3] With JoY Loda and Akke won MYM Prime Defending #3 in October 2006 which resulted MYM picking up the team, with the additions of German players LevenT and H4nn1. But after winning DreamHack Winter 2006 in December the same year with the original JoY squad only a weeks after their sponsorship from MYM, Loda and Akke left the team after feeling that playing for an international team was not quite the same as their old Swedish T_T squad.[3] Playing for MYM was also the only time Loda played support together with Akke.[7]

Achievements[edit]

DatePlaceTierTournamentTeamResultPrize
2017-01-15CA3rdA0Tier 1World Electronic Sports Games 2016World Electronic Sports Games 2016Alliance2 : 1$200,000
2016-08-10IC9 - 12thA0Tier 1The International 2016The International 2016Alliance0 : 2$311,557
2016-01-17AA1stA0Tier 1StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 1StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 1Alliance2 : 0$120,891
2015-12-20AA1stA0Tier 1World Cyber Arena 2015World Cyber Arena 2015Alliance3 : 2$370,071
2015-06-07BA2ndA0Tier 1joinDOTA MLG Pro League Season 2joinDOTA MLG Pro League Season 2Alliance1 : 2$41,812
2014-06-16AA1stA0Tier 1DreamLeague Season 1DreamLeagueDreamLeague Season 1Alliance3 : 2$74,000
2014-01-15AA1stA0Tier 1Dota 2 Champions League Season 1Dota 2 Champions League Season 1Alliance3 : 0$25,000
2013-08-11AA1stA0Tier 1The International 2013The InternationalThe International 2013Alliance3 : 2$1,437,190
2013-06-17AA1stA0Tier 1DreamHack Summer 2013DreamHackDreamHack Summer 2013Alliance2 : 1$21,681
2013-05-26AA1stA0Tier 1G-1 Champions League Season 5G-1 Champions LeagueG-1 Champions League Season 5Alliance2 : 0$40,770
Complete list of results in any tournament
DatePlaceTierTournamentTeamResultPrize
2019-08-20MC13 - 16thA0Tier 1The International 2019The International 2019Alliance0 : 1$514,951
2019-07-28AA1stA1Tier 2DOTA Summit 10DOTA Summit 10Alliance3 : 0$42,000
2019-06-29EA5 - 6thA0Tier 1EPICENTER Major 2019EPICENTER Major 2019Alliance0 : 2$60,000
2019-06-16BA2ndA1Tier 2StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor Season 2StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor Season 2Alliance2 : 3$70,000
2019-05-30KA11 - 12thA1Tier 2ESL One Birmingham 2019ESL One Birmingham 2019Alliance1/0/4Grp S.$3,000
2019-04-28CA3rdA1Tier 2OGA Dota PIT Minor 2019OGA Dota PIT Minor 2019Alliance0 : 2$35,000
2019-01-22MC13 - 16thA0Tier 1The Chongqing MajorThe Chongqing MajorAlliance0 : 1$10,000
2019-01-04EC5 - 8thA1Tier 2WePlay! Dota 2 Winter MadnessWePlay! Dota 2 Winter MadnessAlliance1 : 2$2,500
2018-11-13IC9 - 12thA0Tier 1The Kuala Lumpur MajorThe Kuala Lumpur MajorAlliance0 : 2$15,000
2018-10-25IA9 - 10thA1Tier 2ESL One Hamburg 2018ESL One Hamburg 2018Alliance0/3/2Grp S.$5,000
Complete list of coaching results in any tournament

Awards[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Interviews[edit]

2019[edit]

2018[edit]

2015[edit]

2014[edit]

2013[edit]

2012[edit]

2010[edit]

2008[edit]

2007[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Eric "ReiNNNN" Khor (2013-05-24). "G-1 League day two blog by ReiNNNN". GosuGamers. Retrieved 2013-05-25.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Gessarin "Alisha" Sawadiwong (2008-08-19). "Behind the mask of Loda". myMYM. Retrieved 2013-08-17.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Tomislav "Senchantorpeist" Lukinić (2013-01-24). "LOKKE – The unbreakable twins". ThePremierLeague.eu. Retrieved 2013-03-08.
  4. Old Team_Team ESL.eu team profile
  5. ESL International Premiership Series
  6. 6.0 6.1 DotA Premiership Series Season I Qualifier Bracket
  7. 7.0 7.1 Jonathan "Loda " Berg (2013-07-24). "There and back again by Loda, del 1". tv6.se. Retrieved 2013-08-15.