Johan "pieliedie" Åström is a Swedish professional Dota 2 player who is currently the captain of Forward Gaming.
pieliedie started playing WarCraft 3 in 2005. He started playing Dota with online friends in a team called "Gvision". Some of the other players on the team over time included SK Gaming's "Bogdan" and "zoN-", as well as BenTzeR and pepp3, famous from mTw in Dota 2. They were quite successful and achieved a 4th place at Farm 4 Fame #2. Later the team was picked up by an organization called "eSports-United". However, after DreamHack Summer 2009 some of pieliedie's teammates were quitting Dota so he decided to do so as well.
pieliedie started playing Dota 2 in January 2012. He was scouted by asuna in a pub game, who approached him to join a team he was creating, Kaipi. A few months later, FATA- and paS joined the team and in November 2012 they achieved 2nd place in GosuLeague Season 4.
The Kaipi roster did frequently change, and pieliedie was the only player who was on the team during its entire life. September 19th 2013, the Kaipi team was bought by RaTtLeSnAkE, who invested $200,000 into salary, a gaming house, equipment and travel fees, to make Kaipi play under the RaTtLeSnAkE.int tag. The team was later renamed to Speed Gaming to provide a more solid identity in the Dota 2 community. Because of issues with their manager, the team left to join the Cloud9 organization. In the weeks before the Dota 2 Asia Championships, it was revealed that pieliedie would no longer be playing with Cloud 9, although he still remained on contract with the organization. He was later seen playing for both MeePwn'd and Team Tinker. On May 8th, 2015, mousesports officially signed pieliedie and the rest of Team Tinker. After two months of Team Tinker, Mousesports decided to sponsor the team. However after a short period with the team and failing to qualify for The International 2015, Mousesports parted ways with the team, leaving PieLieDie waiting until the transfer period after the conclusion of TI5 to form a new team. He later joined Team Secret on the 22nd August 2015 and showed inital success with winning MLG 2015 World Finals and Nanyang Dota 2 Championships Season 1 and finishing runners-up in Valve's first major, Frankfurt Major 2015 and ESL One New York 2015. However over the winter-period of 2015-16 his team saw a drop in form.
With Team Secret not in their best form, many were speculative on their peformance of the upcoming Shanghai Major 2016. However showing a decent groupstage, Pieliedie's virtuoso peformances as a support with Lion and Io at the mainstage led his team all the way to the grand finals, beating previous major winners OG 3-1 to win the tournament and was awarded MVP. However immediately after the tournament saw the departure of w33 and MiSeRy, with Arteezy and UNiVeRsE as the replacements. Pieliedie and his team fell in a slump of form even with the addition of Bulba despite making through the The International 2016 from the open qualifiers, where in the tournament he placed last place.
|2016-11-13||1st||Major||ROG MASTERS 2016||3 : 0||$71,250|
|2016-07-24||2nd||Premier||StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 2||1 : 3||$60,000|
|2016-03-06||1st||Premier||The Shanghai Major 2016||3 : 1||$1,110,000|
|2015-11-21||2nd||Premier||The Frankfurt Major 2015||1 : 3||$405,000|
|2015-11-01||1st||Premier||Nanyang Dota 2 Championships||3 : 2||$105,688|
|2015-10-18||1st||Premier||MLG World Finals||3 : 1||$113,982|
|2014-12-07||2nd||Premier||The Summit 2||1 : 3||$77,728|
|2014-10-05||2nd||Premier||World Cyber Arena 2014||0 : 3||$88,792|
|2014-07-20||5 - 6th||Premier||The International 2014||1 : 2||$655,439|
|2013-11-24||1st||Premier||MLG Championship Columbus||2 : 1||$68,480|
|Complete list of results in any tournament|
- 2017-04-28 | The Kiev Maior | Interview | PieLieDie - TeamSecret by Sheever of PGL at The Kiev Major 2017
- 2016-08-14 | TI6 - Interview PieLieDie - PressDay by The sGt at The International 2016
- 2016-06-13 | Интервью с PieLieDie после Manila Major by Danielle of RU TeamSecret at Manila Major 2016 (trans. )
- 2016-03-08 | Pieliedie - intervju by Drayich at Shanghai Major 2016
- 2016-01-17 | Интервью с PieLieDie (+ русские субтитры) @ Starladder i-League LAN by IneskaUA of Dota2 RuHub at Starladder i-League StarSeries Season 1 (trans. )
- 2015-11-15 | Pieliedie at Frankfurt Major [русские титры] by Morf at Frankfurt Major 2015
- 2015-11-01 | Послематчевое интервью с Secret.pieliedie @ Nanyang Dota 2 Championships by Dota 2 RuHub at Nanyang Dota 2 Championships Season 1 (trans. )
- 2014-07-18 | TI4 Interview: pieliedie and Hot_Bid by Hot_Bid of Valve at The International 2014
- 2014-04-30 | DreamHack Bucharest 2014 - Interview - Johan "pieliedie" Astrom - Cloud 9 by PGL.TV at DreamHack 2014 Bucharest
- 2014-01-08 | 20 Questions 20 Answers: pieliedie by TL.net
- 2013-11-26 | MLG Columbus Post Victory Interview with Pieliedie by Vykromond of Beyond the Summit at MLG Columbus 2013
- 2013-08-21 | Interview with Kaipi's pieliedie about his team, post TI3 Shuffle and everything Dota 2 by Epi of joinDOTA
- Åström, Johan (2013-08-21). Interview with Kaipi's pieliedie about his team, post TI3 Shuffle and everything Dota 2. Interview with Epi. joinDOTA.com. Retrieved 2013-08-22.
- Martin "Altariel" Schultze (2008-10-19). "Gvision adds Bogdan". SK Gaming. Retrieved 2013-08-23.
- Eric "reinnnn" Khor (2013-09-19). "Rattlesnake picks up Kaipi". GosuGamers. Retrieved 2013-09-20.
- Everx (2013-10-09). "UPDATE: RattleSnake Renamed Speed Gaming". joinDOTA. Retrieved 2014-07-15.
- Jack Etienne (2014-02-09). "DotA 2 has arrived". Cloud9. Retrieved 2014-07-15.
- ProxyPL (2015-01-06). "Cloud 9's new roster on fire in DAC!". joinDOTA. Retrieved 2015-07-07.
- Ian J. Barker (2015-01-13). "Pieliedie and Aui 2000 kicked off Dota team, still part of Cloud9". The Daily Dot. Retrieved 2015-07-07.
- René "René" Lannte (2015-05-08). "mouz adds Team Tinker and three CS:GO players". blog.mousesports.com. Retrieved 2015-05-08.
- Phillip Aram (2015-05-08). "mouz adds Team Tinker and three CS:GO players". blog.mousesports.com. Retrieved 2015-05-08.
- René "René" Lannte (2015-05-08). "mouz adds Team Tinker and three CS:GO players". blog.mousesports.com. Retrieved September 14, 2016.
- Mousesports (2015-07-15). "Mousesports signs Team Tinker". Facebook. Retrieved September 14, 2016.
- "New Team Secret roster". 2015-08-22. Retrieved September 14, 2016.
- "Pieliedie Lion Incredible Performance Shanghai Major Highlights Dota 2". 2016-03-07. Retrieved September 14, 2016.
- Mike Stubbsy (2016-03-07). "Pieliedie is our MVP of the Shanghai Major". RedBull eSports. Retrieved September 14, 2016.
- "Team Secret Spring 2016". Kemal Sadikoglu. 2016-03-22. Retrieved September 14, 2016.