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Zven

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[e][h] Zven
Player Information
Name:
Jesper Svenningsen
Birth:
(1997-06-24) June 24, 1997 (age 23)
Country:
Status:
Active
Approx. Total Earnings:
$266,868
Alternate IDs:
Zvanillan, Phlow, Niels, Niels HD, NielsXD, Stæhr
Role:
Signature Champions:
Kalista Lucian Sivir Ezreal
Links
History
2013-02-15 — 2013-09-17Tricked Esport
2013-09-17 — 2013-??-??CJ Gaming
2013-11-25 — 2014-01-12Intellectual Playground
2014-01-17 — 2014-04-24SK Gaming Prime
2014-12-17 — 2016-05-18Origen
2016-05-18 — 2017-11-24G2 Esports
2017-11-24 — 2019-11-19Team SoloMid
2019-11-19 — 2021-05-29Cloud9
2021-05-29 — PresentCloud9 Academy

Jesper "Zven" Svenningsen (born June 24, 1997) is a Danish player who is currently playing as a Bot laner for Cloud9 Academy.

Biography[edit]

Zven is an incredibly talented ADC that created waves in the Challenger scene during mid 2014 due to his stellar mechanical play on champions like Jinx & Kalista. Whilst his team, SK Gaming, qualified for the EU LCS for the 2015 Spring split without him, his mechanical skill alone caught the attention of former Fnatic midlaner xPeke, who recruited Zven (at this point playing as Niels) to join his new organisation, Origen, with them going through the Challenger series to qualify for the split. This would also be where he would meet his long teammate/bot lane, Mithy.

In the EU LCS Summer 2015 split, Niels quickly made a name for himself as one of the most gifted ADC's in Europe alongside Rekkles, winning the Rookie of the split award, and overall becoming a key asset for the team due to his solid play. With sOAZ in the top lane, Amazing in the Jungle, xPeke in the mid lane, and Mithy to help Niels in the bottom lane, Origen quickly made a name for themselves as one of the best teams in Europe, finishing 2nd place in their first ever split with a 12-6 record and narrowly losing a five-game set to Fnatic in the finals. However, the team still made it to Worlds 2015 after winning the gauntlet, where they would go on an incredible upset run at the event, taking down teams like LGD Gaming, KT Rolster, and Flash Wolves towards the semi finals. They would lose 3-0 to eventual winners, SK Telecom T1 there, however.

In 2016, Niels and Mithy decided to join another new organisation, G2 Esports, ran by former SK Gaming mid laner ocelote. This would also be where Niels would change his in-game name from Niels to Zven. Whilst on G2, Zven, alongside Mithy continued to be one of the best bot lanes in Europe, thanks to the twos synergy. With their play, and an up-and-coming superstar in Perkz also on the roster, G2 would dominate the 2016 split, winning playoff and therefore qualifying for Worlds 2016, where they would unfortunately & unexpectedly bomb out of the tournament in group stage.

2017 saw Zven and Mithy stay on G2 where they continued to impress with their consistent mechanical play and synergy, where they would finish 1st in the spring split, qualifying G2 Esports for that years MSI. They would finish 2nd place to SK Telecom T1 at the MSI 2017, upsetting a number of notable teams (such as Team WE, Flash Wolves, and even SK Telecom T1 in the group stage). G2 would again win the Summer Split, qualifying them for Worlds 2017, where they would again fail to make it out of groups.

In 2018, Zven and Mithy left G2 Esports to travel to North America, where they would join one of the most dominant teams in the NA LCS, Team SoloMid. The decision did not work out as smoothly as planned, however, with them finishing 5-6 in their first split with the team, and with them failing to qualify for Worlds for the first time in both the player's and organisation's history. This also saw longtime teammate, Mithy, leave Zven to join a revitalised Origen roster during the Spring split's offseason.

2019 also led to further struggles for both Zven and TSM overall, and whilst they made it to finals in Spring finals, a devastating misplay by Zven on Ezreal against Skarner led to them narrowly losing to Team Liquid 3-2. These struggles would continue into the summer split, with TSM falling to Clutch Gaming 3-1 in the quarter finals.

In 2020, Zven was traded to Cloud9. He traveled to Korea for an extended bootcamp with new support Vulcan before joining the rest of the team. He started the 2020 Spring Split very strong, going deathless in the first five games of the season.

Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Team Result Prize
2021-04-11 A11st A1Premier LCS LCS Spring 2021 00078 3 : 2 $100,000
2020-04-19 A11st A1Premier NA LCS LCS Spring 2020 00080 3 : 0 $100,000
2019-04-13 A22nd A1Premier NA LCS LCS Spring 2019 00067 2 : 3 $50,000
2017-09-03 A11st A1Premier EU LCS EU LCS Summer 2017 00080 3 : 0 $95,280
2017-05-21 A22nd A1Premier Mid-Season Invitational Mid-Season Invitational 2017 00057 1 : 3 $338,000
2017-04-23 A11st A1Premier EU LCS EU LCS Spring 2017 00079 3 : 1 $85,720
2017-02-26 A22nd A1Premier Intel Extreme Masters IEM Season XI - World Championship 00048 0 : 2 $30,000
2016-08-28 A11st A1Premier EU LCS EU LCS Summer 2016 00079 3 : 1 $56,455
2016-04-17 A22nd A1Premier EU LCS EU LCS Spring 2016 00057 1 : 3 $28,175
2015-10-24 A33 - 4th A1Premier World Championship 2015 World Championship 00047 0 : 3 $150,000
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament

Awards[edit]

Date Tier Tournament Team Award
02Tournament Awards
02 2021-03-19 021 A1Premier 02 LCS LCS Spring 2021 02Cloud9 021st All-Pro Team
02 2020-08-14 021 A1Premier 02 NA LCS LCS Summer 2020 02Cloud9 021st All-Pro Team
02 2020-04-04 021 A1Premier 02 NA LCS LCS Spring 2020 02Cloud9 021st All-Pro Team
02 2019-04-13 021 A1Premier 02 NA LCS LCS Spring 2019 02Team SoloMid 023rd All-Pro Team
02 2018-08-21 021 A1Premier 02 NA LCS NA LCS Summer 2018 02Team SoloMid 023rd All-Pro Team
02 2018-03-24 021 A1Premier 02 NA LCS NA LCS Spring 2018 02Team SoloMid 022nd All-Pro Team
02 2017-08-18 021 A1Premier 02 EU LCS EU LCS Summer 2017 02G2 Esports 022nd All-Pro Team
02 2017-04-07 021 A1Premier 02 EU LCS EU LCS Spring 2017 02G2 Esports 021st All-Pro Team
02 2016-08-10 021 A1Premier 02 EU LCS EU LCS Summer 2016 02G2 Esports 021st All-Pro Team
02 2015-08-13 021 A1Premier 02 EU LCS EU LCS Summer 2015 02Origen 02Rookie of the Split
01Weekly Awards
01 2018-03-18
2018-02-25
2018-02-11
011 A1Premier 01 NA LCS NA LCS Spring 2018 01Team SoloMid 01OP 5 - Week 9
OP 5 - Week 6
OP 5 - Week 4
01 2016-03-18
2016-01-29
2016-01-22
011 A1Premier 01 EU LCS EU LCS Spring 2016 01Origen 01OP 5 - Week 9
OP 5 - Week 3
OP 5 - Week 2
01 2015-06-05
2015-05-29
2015-05-29
011 A1Premier 01 EU LCS EU LCS Summer 2015 01Origen 01OP 5 - Week 2
MVP - Week 1
OP 5 - Week 1

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  • Zven is the first player to win a domestic league title in both Europe and North America.

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