Shaz

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Player Information
Name:
Jonas Suovaara
Birth:
May 12, 1998 (1998-05-12) (age 20)
Country:
Status:
Approx. Total Earnings:
$9,183
Alternate IDs:
Shazardous, Shazard, RichChigga
Common Team Role(s):
Support
Signature Hero:
Links
History
2016-07-22 - 2016-??-??
2016-??-?? - 2017-03-07
2017-03-07 - 2017-07-31
2017-08-15 - 2017-11-02
2017-11-02 – Present

Jonas "Shaz" Suovaara is a Finnish player who currently plays for the Los Angeles Gladiators.

Gear & Settings[edit]

Mouse settings
Mouse Effective DPI cm/360 in/360 DPI In-game sens.
Zowie EC1-A 3200 43.3 17 800 4

History[edit]

Early Years[edit]

Jonas Suovaara was born in Vaasa, Finland on May 12th, 1998. Growing up, he had always played different types of video games, one of the oldest being Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory when he was 8. One of the bigger influences for this was his father, who also played some video games himself. After watching content creators on YouTube playing Call Of Duty, Suovaara had thought that it would've been cool if he himself could make a living from playing video games. [1]

Professional Career[edit]

Reason Gaming (July 2016-August 2016)[edit]

On July 22nd, 2016, Shaz (who was under the name Shazardous at the time) joins the reformation of the Reason Gaming's Overwatch team. He would play in his first official tournament at the Overwatch Open: Europe Regional - Qualifier 1 on July 23rd, 2016. Reason Gaming would lose in the first round of the tournament in a 1-0 game against Deathmatch Gang. After a disappointing first tournament, the team strived to find stable grounding to progress with. However, they would go on to lose most of their tournaments in the first or second round until for a whole month. On August 14th, 2016, the team would find their first win in the GO4Overwatch Europe Cup #11. They would plummet through many minor league teams, ultimately beating an under performed GamersOrigin in the finals 3-1. They would win another tournament two weeks later in the Multiplay Insomnia 58. They would beat GamersOrigin in the Semifinals, Team EndPoint in the Winner's Finals, and once again beat GamersOrigin 3-0 in the Grand Finals. This would be the last tournament Shaz plays with Reason Gaming, as he would leave the team after. Reason Gaming would then disband on an unknown date.

The Chavs (November 2016-March 2017)[edit]

On November 6th, 2016, the Go4Overwatch Europe Cup #23 took place. Through this tournament, team The Chavs were announced, consisting of 3 of the previous Reason Gaming players including Shaz. They would take first place out of four teams during the tournament, beating minor teams Team Vitality and Fragsters. They would go on to win 4 out of the next 5 tournaments they played in, beating big name teams such as Team Dignitas and mousesports. On February 18th, 2017, The Chavs would play in the biggest tournament that they've ever played: Enter The Arena: Overwatch. The tournament consisted of 32 teams, such as Denial eSports, Counter Logic Gaming, and Selfless Gaming. Sadly, the team would not go very far in this tournament. They would beat Ronin and Evolve Gaming both in a 2-0 game, but would lose to Hammers eSports who's roster had big-name players such as JAKE, Avast, and super. This would be the last official tournament that Shaz plays under the team The Chavs, as the team would be picked up by, ironically, Hammers eSports.

Hammers eSports (March 2017-July 2017)[edit]

On March 6th, 2017, the former Hammers eSports roster would be bought from by Luminosity Gaming to form Luminosity Gaming Evil. [2] One day later, Hammers eSports would acquire team The Chavs. [3] On March 23rd, 2017, Hammers eSports would play in their first tournament, the Overwatch PIT Championship - Europe Season 1. They would go on to lose in the group stages with a 1-4 record. Hammer eSports participated in the Rivalcade Weekly #7 Eruope. They would sweep the tournament, winning every game in a landslide and taking gold. That would be the last gold they won, as they under performed in the tournaments that came after.

Although Hammers eSports was to play in the first Open Qualifer for Contenders: Season Zero NA, they ultimately couldn't due to their playoff participation in the Overwatch TaKeOver 2. After losing in the first round of the loser's final in TaKeOver, Hammers eSports were determined to show their very best in the second qualifier of Contenders. In the end, they beat Flatline, TwistedSin, and EnVision eSports all in a 2-0 match before losing to Toronto eSports in a close 2-1. They made it to the top 7, and were qualified to play in the Overwatch Contenders 2017 Season Zero: North America. Sadly, they would lose in the group stages with a disappointing 0-1-5 record. One month later on July 31st, 2017, Hammer eSports releases their Overwatch team. [4]

Team Gigantti (August 2017-November 2017)[edit]

On August 15th, 2017, Shaz joins Team Gigantti to replace Zuppeh.[5] It was on Team GIgantti where Shaz found the most success in. He played his first tournament with Team Gigantti in the ASUS ROG Tournament 2017 - Summer. The team would win this short tournament, beating ENCE eSports in the Semifinals and GamersOrigin in the finals. Perhaps his biggest win would come from Overwatch Contenders 2017 Season 1:Europe. Here, Team Gigantti revealed that they were truly one of the top European teams in the game. During group stages, they would go 7-1, losing their only game to Misfits. In the Semifinals, they would beat 123 in a slaughter 3-0. The finals would place them against Misfits, the only team that could prove to beat them efficiently. The match was a close back and forth game, and surprisingly, Team Gigantti came out at top. They showed that they were the best of the best on Europe, and many Overwatch League scouts saw the potential of the players. Five out of the six players found a place in the Overwatch League, and most of them found success.

Los Angeles Gladiators (November 2017-Present)[edit]

On November 2nd, 2017, Shaz, along with fellow Gigantti player BigGoose, were both announced to have joined the LA Gladiators. [6] Shaz, being one of the two only supports on the team, was on the starting roster 100% of the time. During Stage 1, the Gladiators showed nothing too flashy, passing by with a 4-6 record and placing 8th overall out of 12 teams. Stage 2 showed the addition of famous main tank player Fissure, and the team started improving, finishing stage 2 with a 6-4 record. Perhaps Shaz's biggest moment on stage 2 was when he was on Tracer while DPS player Hydration was on Lucio. Despite playing support for almost of all of his career, Shaz showed to hold his ground, and the Gladiators ended up winning the round.


Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Team Result Prize
2017-11-05 A11st A3Minor ASUS ROG Tournament ASUS ROG Tournament 2017 - GameXpo 3 : 1 $4,320
2017-10-08 A11st A2Major Overwatch Contenders Overwatch Contenders 2017 Season 1: Europe 4 : 3 $40,000
2017-04-04 A11st A6Weekly Rivalcade Rivalcade Weekly #7 Europe 2 : 0 $300
2017-01-28 A11st A3Minor Overwatch XTRA Cup 3 : 0 $2,532
2016-12-12 A11st A5Monthly Go4Overwatch Go4Overwatch Europe Monthly Final - November 2016 3 : 0 $662
2016-11-24 A11st A3Minor Underdogs Season 3 2 : 0 $1,400
2016-11-11 A11st A3Minor The Gauntlet Overwatch Cup #2 3 : 2 $1,200
2016-11-06 A11st A6Weekly Go4Overwatch Go4Overwatch Europe Cup #23 3 : 0 $163
2016-08-28 A11st A3Minor Multiplay Insomnia 58 3 : 0 $4,251
2016-08-14 A11st A6Weekly Go4Overwatch Go4Overwatch Europe Cup #11 3 : 1 $163
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament

References[edit]

  1. Shaz gave this information to a Liquipedia contributor in private for use on this page
  2. "LG ACQUIRES HAMMERS OVERWATCH TEAM, NOW LG EVIL". Luminosity Gaming. 2017-03-06.
  3. "The Chavs is aquired". Hammers Esports. 2017-03-07.
  4. Hammers Esports drops their European roster
  5. Shaz joins the team, as Zuppehw leaves
  6. Los Angeles Gladiators Reveal