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Player Information
Kyle Freedman
July 9, 1992 (1992-07-09) (age 26)
Alternate IDs:
melonzz, Swindle, swindlezz, swindlemelonzz
Signature Hero:
Leshrac Jakiro Silencer
Approx. Total Earnings:
2014-??-?? — 2014-08-27
2014-08-27 — 2018-03-16

Kyle "melonzz" Freedman is an American former professional American Heroes of Newerth player who switched full time to Dota 2 in mid-2014. He is currently teamless and played for compLexity Gaming until March 2018.


Heroes of Newerth[edit]

Kyle "Swindlemelonzz" Freedman got his start in competitive gaming playing Heroes of Newerth. He primarily played for team stayGreen with his brother, Zfreek. Team stayGreen's roster started with Swindlemelonzz, Zfreek, Skyzoe, and Sender; they added Chessie and SlickZ when Skyzoe and Sender left. stayGreen went on to win a few more tournaments before it disbanded. Following his transition to Dota 2, he spent four years at Complexity Gaming before being controversially evicted from the team in early 2018.

Dota 2[edit]

Kyle started playing Dota 2 after coming back from his hiatus. He originally put down competitive gaming, but soon grew tired and realized playing Dota 2 was his dream as his former teammate ppd on Evil Geniuses placed third at The International 2014 the year before. He knew he had the skills to be the best so he charged into Dota 2. His brother zfreek put down offers from other teams to join his brother. Together, they went in to the scene and were picked up by Complexity Gaming with the roster of Moonmeander, Riser, Zfreek, Swindlemelonzz, and Limmp. The roster changed with Riser's injury, but the HoN vets proved to everyone that they were a force to be contended with when they 2-0'd the North American Rejects in the TI5 American Qualifiers. At The International 2015, he was featured in a player profile, in tandem with his brother, Zfreek and was placed 9-12th in the tournament. [1]

In 2016, he came fourth place in EPICENTER, beating fellow North American rivals, Evil Geniuses in the lower brackets.

On March 16th, 2018 Complexity Gaming announced the departure of Kyle, citing the published reason indicating "Personality conflicts within the team were too severe to continue". [2] He later found immediate success as an analyst with the English talent for several tournaments such as DAC 2018, EPICENTER 2018 and the Supermajor. [3] His efforts later awarded him an invite to The International 2018.



Date Placement LP Tier Tournament Team Results Prize
2017-10-152017-10-15 A33 - 4th A2Major StarLadder i-League Invitational Season 3 1 : 2 $30,000
2016-12-072016-12-07 A99 - 16th A1Premier The Boston Major 2016 0 : 2 $62,500
2016-06-182016-06-18 A55 - 6th A1Premier ESL One Frankfurt 2016 0 : 2 $12,582
2016-06-092016-06-09 A99 - 12th A1Premier The Manila Major 2016 0 : 2 $45,000
2016-05-142016-05-14 A44th A1Premier EPICENTER 2016 0 : 2 $30,000
2016-03-202016-03-20 A33 - 4th A1Premier Dota Pit League Season 4 0 : 2 $25,386
2016-03-052016-03-05 A55 - 6th A1Premier The Shanghai Major 2016 0 : 2 $202,500
2016-02-082016-02-08 A11st A2Major Dota 2 Canada Cup - Season 6 3 : 0 $24,458
2015-12-022015-12-02 A55 - 6th A1Premier Game Show Global eSports Cup Season 1 0/3/2 Grp. S. $15,000
2015-08-052015-08-05 A99 - 12th A1Premier The International 2015 1 : 2 $221,155
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament

Hightlight Videos[edit]


Dota 2[edit]





Heroes Of Newerth[edit]





  1. "TI5 Player Profiles - swindlemelonzz & zfreek - Complexity". 2015-07-27. Retrieved September 30, 2016.
  2. "Thank You, Kyle". complexitygaming. 2018-03-16.
  3. Artyom "dfs" Kutateladze (2018-03-20). "Kyle and Winter will help cover the DAC 2018 Major in China". Retrieved 2018-04-15.