Joakim "Akke" Akterhall (pronounced "[ack-eh]") is a Sheik player who currently plays DotA 2 for Horde.
Gothenburg native Akke has a long history in gaming - apart from being involved in the competitive DotA scene since 2006 and being part of the Alliance team (formerly No Tidehunter) that won The International III without losing a series, he has also won the Nintendo Swedish Championships three times in 2004, 2006 and 2012. He is one of Alliance's six original members alongside NaNiwa, Loda, AdmiralBulldog, EGM and S4.
Super Smash Bros. Melee
While officially signed up by Alliance as a professional DotA 2 player when Alliance acquired No Tidehunter, Akke still plays Melee from time to time. Before he joined No Tidehunter, he notably played at Smashers' Reunion: Melee Grande in 2012, where he placed 5th in doubles playing Sheik alongside EK's Sheik against a field that included Armada, Ice, PPMD (then still known as Dr. Peepee) and Leffen despite not being a full-time Smash player. He also played at B.E.A.S.T 5, the biggest European Melee tournament to date.
- Aside from being a three-time Swedish national Nintendo champion, he has also been the runner-up three times.
- Is a close friend of Armada from before Armada joined Alliance. When Alliance opened a Melee division in November 2014 and signed him, he welcomed Armada to the team on behalf of the DotA squad on Twitter. and responded to a fan asking if he, Loda and AdmiralBulldog could beat Armada in a handicap match with "Probably not."
- Before joining No Tidehunter and later Alliance, he played DotA competitively for Counter Logic Gaming and eXperience Gaming, among other teams.
- Was selected by TI3 Compendium owners to compete in the All-Star Match at The International III. Others chosen included Loda, Dendi and Puppey.
- His best-known DotA heroes include Crystal Maiden, Keeper of the Light, Enchantress and Chen.
- Chop (2012-11-05). "Akke trefaldig Nintendo-mästare [Akke threefold Nintendo Champion]" (in Swedish). rakaka.se. Retrieved 2013-03-08.
- @FollowAkke: "Happy to say I now play for the same organization as @ArmadaUGS, welcome to the family! May the turnips be with u :)" Twitter (Akke's official account)