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[e][h]Talon EsportsTalon Esports pieliedie
Player Information
Johan Åström
August 5, 1991 (age 32)
Europe Europe
Years Active (Player):
2012 - 2022
Current Role:
Approx. Total Winnings:
Signature Hero:
Io Bane Vengeful Spirit
2007 — 2008
2008 — 2009
Dota 2:
2012-??-?? — 2013-09-19
2013-10-09 — 2014-02-09
2015-03-05 — 2015-05-08
2013-09-19 —
2014-02-09 — 2017-08-23Cloud9
2015-01-10 — 2015-02-15MeePwn'd
2015-05-08 — 2015-07-16mousesports
2015-08-22 — 2017-05-04Team Secret
2017-05-04 — 2017-07-20Team NP
2017-07-20 — 2017-08-23Cloud9
2017-08-25 — 2018-09-01Fnatic
2018-11-23 — 2019-03-21Mineski
2019-04-30 — 2019-07-21Forward Gaming
2019-07-24 — 2019-09-20Newbee
2020-01-29 — 2020-04-28Cloud9
2020-07-30 — 2020-11-185men
2021-06-14 — 2021-11-19Team Bald Reborn
2022-06-08 — 2022-08-10Team SMG
2024-01-06 — PresentTalon Esports(C.)
Upcoming Matches
No Upcoming Matches

Upcoming Tournaments
No upcoming tournaments

Johan "pieliedie" Åström (born August 5, 1991) is a Swedish Dota 2 player who is currently coaching Talon Esports.


pieliedie started playing WarCraft 3 in 2005.[1] He started playing Dota with online friends in a team called "Gvision".[1] 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.[2] They were quite successful and achieved a 4th place at Farm 4 Fame #2.[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.[1]

Dota 2[edit]

pieliedie started playing Dota 2 in January 2012.[1] 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 tag.[3] The team was later renamed to Speed Gaming to provide a more solid identity in the Dota 2 community.[4] Because of issues with their manager, the team left to join the Cloud9 organization.[5] In the weeks before the Dota 2 Asia Championships, it was revealed that pieliedie would no longer be playing with Cloud 9,[6] although he still remained on contract with the organization.[7] 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.[8][9] After two months of Team Tinker, Mousesports decided to sponsor the team.[10] 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.[11] He later joined Team Secret on the 22nd August 2015[12] and showed initial 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 performance of the upcoming Shanghai Major 2016. However showing a decent groupstage, Pieliedie's virtuoso performances as a support with Lion and Io[13] 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.[14] However immediately after the tournament saw the departure of w33 and MiSeRy, with Arteezy and UNiVeRsE as the replacements.[15] 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.


2019-08-229th - 12thTier 1The International 2019The International 2019
1 : 2
2016-11-131stTier 2ROG MASTERS 2016ROG MASTERS 2016
Team SecretTeam Secret
3 : 0
2016-03-061stTier 1The Shanghai Major 2016The Shanghai Major 2016
Team SecretTeam Secret
3 : 1
Team LiquidTeam Liquid
2015-11-212ndTier 1The Frankfurt Major 2015The Frankfurt Major 2015
Team SecretTeam Secret
1 : 3
2015-11-011stTier 1Nanyang Dota 2 ChampionshipsNanyang Dota 2 Championships
Team SecretTeam Secret
3 : 2
Vici GamingVici Gaming
2015-10-181stTier 1MLG World FinalsMLG World Finals
Team SecretTeam Secret
3 : 1
Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses
2014-12-072ndTier 1The Summit 2The Summit 2
1 : 3
Vici GamingVici Gaming
2014-10-052ndTier 1World Cyber Arena 2014World Cyber Arena 2014
0 : 3
2014-07-205th - 6thTier 1The International 2014The International 2014
1 : 2
Vici GamingVici Gaming
2013-11-241stTier 1MLG Championship ColumbusMLG Championship Columbus
Speed Gaming.intSpeed
2 : 1
Team DKTeam DK
Extended list of results




  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Åström, Johan (2013-08-21). Interview with Kaipi's pieliedie about his team, post TI3 Shuffle and everything Dota 2. Interview with Epi. Retrieved 2013-08-22.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Martin "Altariel" Schultze (2008-10-19). "Gvision adds Bogdan". SK Gaming. Retrieved 2013-08-23.
  3. Eric "reinnnn" Khor (2013-09-19). "Rattlesnake picks up Kaipi". GosuGamers. Retrieved 2013-09-20.
  4. Everx (2013-10-09). "UPDATE: RattleSnake Renamed Speed Gaming". joinDOTA. Retrieved 2014-07-15.
  5. Jack Etienne (2014-02-09). "DotA 2 has arrived". Cloud9. Retrieved 2014-07-15.
  6. ProxyPL (2015-01-06). "Cloud 9's new roster on fire in DAC!". joinDOTA. Retrieved 2015-07-07.
  7. 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.
  8. René "René" Lannte (2015-05-08). "mouz adds Team Tinker and three CS:GO players". Retrieved 2015-05-08.
  9. Phillip Aram (2015-05-08). "mouz adds Team Tinker and three CS:GO players". Retrieved 2015-05-08.
  10. René "René" Lannte (2015-05-08). "mouz adds Team Tinker and three CS:GO players". Retrieved September 14, 2016.
  11. Mousesports (2015-07-15). "Mousesports signs Team Tinker". Facebook. Retrieved September 14, 2016.
  12. "New Team Secret roster". 2015-08-22. Retrieved September 14, 2016.
  13. "Pieliedie Lion Incredible Performance Shanghai Major Highlights Dota 2". 2016-03-07. Retrieved September 14, 2016.
  14. Mike Stubbsy (2016-03-07). "Pieliedie is our MVP of the Shanghai Major". RedBull eSports. Retrieved September 14, 2016.
  15. "Team Secret Spring 2016". Kemal Sadikoglu. 2016-03-22. Retrieved September 14, 2016.