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Player Information
Name:
Erik Sjösten
Birth:
January 27, 1995 (1995-01-27) (age 25)
Status:
Active
Approx. Total Earnings:
$51,000
Role:
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History
2016-01-?? – 2016-05-??
2016-05-?? – 2016-08-??
2016-09-09 – 2017-03-29
2017-03-29 – 2017-04-06
2017-04-13 – 2017-05-02
2017-05-02 – 2017-09-12
2017-09-12 – Present

Erik "Bird" Sjösten (born January 27, 1995) is an American professional Paladins player. He is currently living in Sweden and playing for Ninjas in Pyjamas.

Biography[edit]

Erik 'Bird' Sjösten is a long-standing and well reputed name within the Hi-Rez esports ecosphere. With background in competitive SMITE, Sjösten took on the role of Coach for the team Titan, placing first at the EU Regionals of Season 1 and second at the SMITE Word Championship of Season 1. After Season 2 of SMITE, Sjösten found themselves moving to Paladins feeling more at home within the FPS genre.

Captain of the NiP roster, Sjösten has been present for the entire duration of Paladins esports as a whole and takes a very active role as a content creator within the overall community, producing regular videos on topics such as tierlists, loadouts, and overall game strategy. Role wise, Sjösten primarily plays the Support role for his team but is well versed with all Champions at a competitive level. With plenty of LAN experience under his belt from both SMITE and Paladins, he's an irreplaceable asset to his team with the knowledge that he's able to bring both in and out of game.

"I'm generally considered more of an analytical player more so than mechanical" he writes, continuing "due to my past in coaching and analysis I've carried over to Paladins focusing more on team compositions and such".

Sjösten's favourite Champion is Jenos; "I like putting my juke boots on!", referring to Jenos' movement ability 'Stellar Wind'.

Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Team Result Prize
2019-11-17 A11st A1Tier 1 Paladins World Championship 2019 00088 4 : 2 $100,000
2019-10-25 A22nd A1Tier 1 PPL 2019 Phase 2 000020/8 20/8 Grp. S. $0
2019-07-03 A22nd A1Tier 1 Mid-Season Invitational 2019 00056 1 : 4 $30,000
2019-06-21 A11st A1Tier 1 PPL 2019 Phase 1 000012/2 12/2 Grp. S. $0
2018-11-16 A55 - 8th A1Tier 1 Paladins World Championship 2018 00057 1 : 3 $25,000
2018-10-11 A22nd A1Tier 1 PPL Europe Fall 2018 000005/3 5/3 Grp. S. $0
2017-10-28 A22nd A1Tier 1 PPL Europe Fall 2017 000005/3 5/3 Grp. S. $0
2017-07-14 A33 - 4th A1Tier 1 Paladins Summer Premier - DreamHack Valencia 2017 00066 2 : 4 $10,000
2017-04-09 A22nd A1Tier 1 Paladins Masters Spring 2017 00076 3 : 4 $15,000
2017-01-08 A11st A1Tier 1 Paladins Invitational 2017 00087 4 : 3 $75,000
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