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Wagamama

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Player Information
Name:
Niklas Högström
Birth:
April 7, 1989 (1989-04-07) (age 32)
Country:
Status:
Active
Role(s):
Signature Hero:
Templar Assassin Meepo Queen of Pain
Approx. Total Earnings:
$8,473
Links
History
DotA:
2010-02-13 — 2011-09-07
2011-09-07 — 2011-12-21
Dota 2:
2011-09-07 — 2011-12-21
2011-12-21 — 2012-09-12
2012-09-12 — 2012-10-18
2012-10-18 — 2013-01-07
2013-02-01 — 2014-01-27
2015-05-05 — 2015-08-19
2015-09-02 — 2015-10-08
2016-09-11 — 2016-10-17
2016-10-14 — Present
Complexity (Streamer)
2016-10-21 — 2017-01-??
2017-09-?? — 2018-08-13

Niklas "Wagamama" Högström is a Swedish Dota 2 streamer and former professional player who last played for LeftOneTV.

Biography[edit]

DotA[edit]

Wagamama started playing Dota in 2004 on an amateur level.[1] He made his name in the competitive scene captaining an all-Swedish squad, consisting of, among others Mini, smulgullig and panterspot, who were picked up by "Druidz" in early 2010.[2] In a scene where teams jumped from sponsor to sponsor on a monthly basis, the Druidz squad stayed with their sponsor for more than one and a half years before they finally parted in September 2011.[3] The squad took the name "Emocore" (EMC) and went looking for a sponsor as they transitioned into Dota 2 during Autumn 2011.[3]

Dota 2[edit]

Emocore's search for a sponsor was concluded when Infused picked them up on December 21st, 2011. The squad consisted of Wagamama, Mini, Reesion, EGM aka Doney and Fishbone. On September 12th, 2012, after almost a year, the team left Infused and became known as Skånes Elit[4] until they were picked up by Pulse eSports on October 18th, 2012.[5] After a short sponsorship run with Pulse eSports the team disbanded.[6]

A month later, in February 2013, QPAD announced a Dota 2 team led by Wagamama and SingSing called QPAD Dragons, who shortly afterwards changed their name to QPAD Red Pandas.[7]

On October 14th 2016, he joined compLexity Gaming as a streamer.[8]

Trivia[edit]

  • He released a YouTube video about a succinct summary of each hero on the 12th September 2016.[9]
  • Has released a number of guides for beginners or amateur-level players, including this one for players that want to improve their understanding of the game.
  • Wagamama or 我がまま means "selfishness" in Japanese.[10][11][12]

Achievements[edit]

DatePlaceTierTournamentTeamResultPrize
2019-09-29AA1stA1Tier 2Midas Mode 2 - EuropeMidas Mode 2 - EuropeSir Sadim's StunnersSir Sadim's StunnersSir Sadim's Stunners3 : 0AllianceAlliance$22,000
2018-07-24BA2ndA2Tier 3Dota 2 Summer CupDota 2 Summer CupLeftOneTVLeftOneTVLeftOneTV0 : 3Akatsuki ClanAkatsuki Clan$2,000
2015-09-19CA3 - 4thA2Tier 3Elimination ModeElimination ModeElimination ModeROOT GamingROOT GamingROOT Gaming0 : 2Digital ChaosDigital Chaos$1,000
2015-07-06AA1stA2Tier 3Game Show InvitationalGame Show Invitational4 Clover & Lepricon4 Clover & Lepricon4 Clover & Lepricon3 : 0Burden UnitedBurden United$7,000
2015-06-30EC5 - 8thA0Tier 1Esportal Dota 2 LeagueEsportal Dota 2 League4 Clover & Lepricon4 Clover & Lepricon4 Clover & Lepricon1 : 24 Anchors + SC4 Anchors + SC$1,600
2015-06-13AA1stA4MonthlyMSI Dragon Battle #6MSI Beat IT 2014MSI Dragon Battle #64 Clover & Lepricon4 Clover & Lepricon4 Clover & Lepricon2 : 1sQreen's SquadsQreen's Squad$1,686
2015-05-20AA1stA4MonthlyGIGABYTE Challenge #15GIGABYTE ChallengeGIGABYTE Challenge #154 Clover & Lepricon4 Clover & Lepricon4 Clover & Lepricon2 : 0ALTERNATE aTTaXALTERNATE aTTaX$1,672
2013-03-26AA1stA2Tier 3SK Trophy #1SK Trophy #1QPAD Red PandasQPAD Red PandasQPAD Red Pandas3 : 2Absolute LegendsAbsolute Legends$1,000
2012-10-21DA4thA0Tier 1StarLadder StarSeries Season 3StarLadder StarSeries Season 3Pulse eSportsPulse eSportsPulse eSports0 : 2Team EmpireTeam Empire$2,000
2012-02-02BA2ndA2Tier 3D2E ChallengeD2E ChallengeTeam InfusedTeam InfusedTeam Infused1 : 2DD.DotaDD.Dota$657
Complete list of results in any tournament

Gallery[edit]

Interviews[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Niklas "Wagamama" Högström (2012-09-11). "Wagamama's Guide to better Dota!". Retrieved 2013-04-15.
  2. "DL Cup Presents: Druidz!". Druidz.se. 2010-02-13. Retrieved 2013-04-15.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Linus "Tjernobylbarnet" Staaf (2011-09-07). "Druidz goes emo". GosuGamers. Retrieved 2013-04-15.
  4. Christoph "malnor" Helbig (2012-09-12). "Infused team becomes Skånes Elit". GosuGamers. Retrieved 2013-04-15.
  5. Sovann "Skim1" Kim (2012-10-18). "Skånes Elit picked up by Pulse Esports". GosuGamers. Retrieved 2013-04-15.
  6. Lucas "Colbi" Bigham (2013-01-07). "D2L, Pulse Disbands"// "Virtus Pro & 3D MAX In, Pulse & WhA Out". EvilGeniuses.net. Retrieved 2013-04-15.
  7. "QPAD Dragons". QPAD's Facebook page. 2013-02-01. Retrieved 2013-04-15.
  8. Andrew "aMies" Miesner (2016-10-14). "Stream Team Welcomes Waga". Retrieved October 16, 2016.
  9. "Dota2 - Going over ALL heroes individually (LONG VID!)". Wagamama. 2016-09-12. Retrieved October 16, 2016.
  10. "わがまま (Wagamama) definitions". tangorin.com. Retrieved 2015-05-08.
  11. WagaGaming (2014-01-02). "Origin of "Wagamama"". Twitter /WagaGaming. Retrieved 2015-05-08.
  12. WagaGaming (2013-09-14). "Meaning of "Wagamama"". Twitter /WagaGaming. Retrieved 2015-05-08.