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Brian Strandby
September 3, 1984 (age 38)
Years Active (Player):
2011 - 2015
Current Role:
Approx. Total Winnings:
Signature Hero:
Sand King Earthshaker
2006 — 2008
2008 — 2009
2009-10-03 — 2011-08-17
Dota 2:
2011-08-17 — 2011-08-28
2012-01-14 — 2012-01-30
2012-02-21 — 2012-04-29
2012-04-29 — 2012-05-03
2012-05-20 — 2012-06-01
2012-09-25 — 2013-06-02
2013-06-02 — 2013-06-06
2013-06-06 — 2013-10-15
2013-09-10 — 2013-10-15
2015-02-15 — 2015-03-09
2015-03-09 — 2015-04-29

Brian "MaNia" Strandby is a professional Dota 2 player from Denmark.


MaNia was one of the most well-known players in Dota for several years, with a professional career beginning in 2006. For most of his Dota career he stayed on Meet Your Makers.

Dota 2[edit]

MaNia attended The International 2011 with team Meet Your Makers, along with his teammates DeMoN, Maelk, MiSeRy and PlaymatE. They eventually placed fourth, splitting up a $80,000 prize. A week after this achievement, the whole roster left MYM.[1] MaNia played in the casual team Problem??? for several months, along with his long-time partner in MYM Maelk, but the two of them eventually parted ways as the latter started playing for Evil Geniuses in early 2012.[2]

MaNia was recruited by SK Gaming on January 14, 2012, replacing Calculus in their all Danish line-up (formerly known as MonkeyBusiness[3]) comprised of AngeL, LINK, miGGel and Ryze.[4] His time on the German team only lasted for two weeks, as SK Gaming released his Dota 2 team on January 30.[3] The whole line-up was picked up by Quantic Gaming a month later, as their first ever MOBA team.[5] The roster switched team again on April 29, joining Eclypsia, and losing LINK in the process. In Eclypsia, MaNia partnered up with PlaymatE, his long-time teammate in Meet Your Makers.[6] Their collaboration with the French team ended abruptly on May 3, as the line-up was disbanded citing Eclypsia's failure to keep its side of the bargain.[7] The all Danish roster was recruited by Copenhagen Wolves on May 20,[8] only to leave it after ten days (Copenhagen Wolves claimed that the fault was upon the roster, describing the players as broken promises).[9]

MaNia eventually splitted up with the rest of the Danish roster and planned to retire from the competitive scene, but ultimately joined Absolute Legends on September 25, where he notably partnered up with ComeWithMe.[10] The squad parted ways with the aL organization in June 2013, but soon found a new sponsor in Flip.sid3 Tactics.[11]

In September 2013 MaNia reformed DD.Dota together with teammate miGGel, 7ckngMad and Sockshka from Quantic as well as FATA- from Mouz.[12] He would continue playing for both Flipsid3 and DD.Dota.

In October 2013 MaNia announced his retirement as a professional Dota player, after 8 years in the scene.[13] He stated that his intentions were to focus on helping esports grow by coaching younger players as well as continuing to be involved with the Flipsid3 Tactics organization.[13]


2015-03-021stA2Tier 3Iron Trophy EuropeIron Trophy EuropeLianghaoLianghaoLianghao3 : 1Moscow FiveMoscow Five$2,000
2013-09-284thA1Tier 2Techlabs Cup 2013 Season 3Techlabs CupTechlabs CupTechlabs Cup 2013 Season 3DD.DotaDD.DotaDD.Dota1 : 2Al'metAl'met$1,000
2013-09-031stA6QualifierEMS One Fall Cup #1ESL Major Series OneESL Major Series OneEMS One Fall Cup #1FlipSid3 TacticsFlipsid3 TacticsFlipsid3 Tactics2 : 0Team EmpireTeam Empire$600
2013-07-145th - 8thA0Tier 1RaidCall EMS One Summer SeasonESL Major Series OneESL Major Series OneRaidCall EMS One Summer SeasonFlipsid3 TacticsFlipsid3 TacticsFlipsid3 Tactics0 : 2Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses$2,000
2013-04-213rd - 4thA0Tier 1RaidCall EMS One Spring SeasonESL Major Series OneESL Major Series OneRaidCall EMS One Spring SeasonAbsolute LegendsAbsolute LegendsAbsolute Legends0 : 2RoX.KISRoX.KIS$4,000
2013-03-031stA5WeeklyPlay4Dota 2013 #44PL Play4Dota24PL Play4Dota2Play4Dota 2013 #4Absolute LegendsAbsolute LegendsAbsolute Legends2 : 0Power RangersPower Rangers$653
2012-03-042ndA0Tier 1The Defense Season 1The DefenseThe DefenseThe Defense Season 1Quantic GamingQuantic GamingQuantic Gaming2 : 3Natus VincereNatus Vincere$3,298
2012-02-021stA2Tier 3D2E ChallengeD2E ChallengeDD.DotaDD.DotaDD.Dota2 : 1Team InfusedTeam Infused$1,310
2011-08-204thA0Tier 1The International 2011The InternationalThe InternationalThe International 2011Meet Your MakersMeet Your MakersMeet Your Makers0 : 2EHOMEEHOME$80,000
2007-12-021stA1Tier 2DreamHack Winter 2007DreamHackDreamHackDreamHack Winter 2007Meet Your MakersMeet Your MakersMeet Your Makers2 : 1SK GamingSK Gaming$4,717
Complete list of results in any tournament





  1. "MYM Disband". August 28, 2011.
  2. "MaNia: I bring experience". December 2011.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "SK's DotA2 team has been released". January 30, 2012.
  4. "SK adds Mania, removes Calculus". January 14, 2012.
  5. "Quantic Ventures Into Dota 2; Acquires DD". February 20, 2012.
  6. "Eclypsia on Dota 2 with a new team". April 29, 2012. thread
  7. "MystresS: Eclypsia refused to pay". May 3, 2012. thread
  8. "Wolves welcome Dota 2 ". May 20, 2012.
  9. "Dota 2 Part Ways ". June 1, 2012.
  10. "MaNia joins Absolute Legends". September 25, 2012.
  11. "Sun_Tzu" (2013-06-06). "ex-Absolute Legends become Flip.sid3". joinDOTA. Retrieved 2013-06-07.
  12. "What’s next for Quantic… A fresh start for something new!". 7ckngmad.
  13. 13.0 13.1 "ZeGeR" (2013-10-15). "MaNia Bids Farewell to Professional Dota 2". Retrieved 2013-10-16.