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[e][h] MaddeLisk
Player Information
Madeleine Leander
January 27, 1986 (age 36)
Alternate IDs:
ALMaddeLisk, eSaharaMadde, Mandelisk
Approx. Total Winnings:
Years active:
2010 - 2014
????-??-?? — ????-??-??
2011-12-13 — 2012-03-22
2012-03-22 — 2012-07-11
2012-08-31 — 2012-12-04
2013-01-29 — 2016-12-23
Recent Matches
MaddeLisk  Sweden
South Korea  StarDust
2014-11-25 19:20:00UTC  
MaddeLisk  Sweden
Sweden  SortOf
2014-11-21 17:00:13UTC  
MaddeLisk  Sweden
Ukraine  Kas
2014-11-21 17:00:11UTC  
MaddeLisk  Sweden
Sweden  QueenE
2014-09-13 00:00:00UTC  
MaddeLisk  Sweden
Denmark  SpaceMarine
2014-06-14 10:00:00UTC  

Madeleine "MaddeLisk" Leander (born January 27, 1986) is a retired Swedish Zerg player.

She was known as a regular participant in female-only tournaments.


Unlike most StarCraft II players, MaddeLisk has no competitive videogame background. SC2 is the first PC game she ever bought. She started to play some months after the official release of the game.[1]

On November 29, 2014, MaddeLisk received the "Gamer of the Year" award from the Swedish youth gaming organization Sverok. The award was in recognition of her efforts to make eSports more accessible to those outside of the scene.[2]

Wings of Liberty[edit]

MaddeLisk realised her first achievement on June 2011, when she took the third place of the Iron Lady Champion Cup #1. She kept competing in female-only tournaments, winning an Iron Lady MousePAD Challenge on August. On December 2011, MaddeLisk left Team BX3 and was recruited by team eSahara as a member of their talent team.[1] One month later, she managed to reach the grand finals of the Ladies for the win! #2, where she was defeated by flo. She then competed in a mixed-gender event, the third qualifier for the E-Sport SM, the Swedish National Championship, where she was eliminated in group stage with a 3-2 record. She won the female ESL autumn cup 2011 and the winter cup 2012 and the Iron Lady cup #7.

In April 2012, MaddeLisk attended a premier tournament for the first time of her career, the 2012 DreamHack Open Stockholm, she also competed in the DreamHack Summer two months later. On 11 July 2012, it was announced that she would not be renewing her contract with Absolute Legends, and has parted ways with the team.[3] On 31 August 2012, Quantic Gaming announced they had signed her.[4]

MaddeLisk is also a Swedish caster, having cast for E-Sport SM in the Spring of 2012, and DreamHack Summer 2013 in English.

On December 4, 2012, it was announced that Quantic Gaming was disbanding,[5] rendering MaddeLisk teamless.

On January 29, 2013, she joined team Millenium.[6]

Heart of the Swarm[edit]

On April 26, 2013, MaddeLisk played at 2013 DreamHack Open Stockholm. In the first group stage, she defeated her first opponent Suede 2-0, but lost to Bischu and White-Ra 0-2, leaving her with a 1-2 match score and third place in the group, eliminating her from the tournament.

On June 15, 2013, MaddeLisk competed at 2013 DreamHack Open Summer. She repeated her performance from Stockholm, defeating IcookTacos but losing to SortOf and TargA to drop out of the tournament third in her group.

On August 31, 2013, MaddeLisk played against QueenE in the IeSF 2013 World Championship Swedish Final to determine who would represent Sweden at the main tournament. She handily defeated her Protoss opponent 3-0 with effective use of Roaches and Zerglings as well as a proxy Hatchery to deny QueenE's expansions. At the main tournament on November 2–3, 2013, she went undefeated in a single map to take first place, triumphing 3-0 against Akane in the finals.

On December 1, 2013, MaddeLisk was personally sponsored by XMG.[7]

MaddeLisk casted several DreamHack tournaments in 2014 with the Swedish television network SVT, including the Valencia, Summer, Stockholm, and Winter tournaments. She also casted the 2014 WCS Global Finals for SVT from the DreamHack studio in Stockholm.[8]


  • She is a PhD student in mathematics, studying at Stockholm University in Sweden.[1]
  • She can bench 75 kg (around 165 lb), and her goal in weightlifting is to outbench IdrA.[9][10][11]
  • She appeared in an Coca-Cola TV ad as part of the Share a Coke campaign in Sweden and chose to invite Apollo, who had just moved to Sweden, to share a Coke with her.[12] Apollo accepted, and the two shared their drink at DreamHack Summer.[13][14]
  • Enjoys Nutella a great deal.[15][16][17]
  • May have been the first eSports player to get doping tested[18]
  • Was ranked #13 on the 2013 Veckans Affärer "Sveriges 101 Supertalanger" (Swedish Super Talents) list.[19][20]


In A2Major Tournaments
2015-09-021stCascade1xbet Clan League Season 7
4 : 3CascadeCascade$240
In A3Minor Tournaments
2016-09-011stSC2Improve Team League Season 6
4 : 2Team LiquidTeam Liquid$252.02
2014-05-251stGdA Ladies of the Swarm 3MilleniumMillenium3 : 1$136.27
2013-12-141stGdA Ladies of the SwarmMilleniumMillenium4 : 0$96.19
2013-10-282ndCascade1xbet Clan League Season 5
2 : 4Empire-EnceEmpire-Ence$75
2012-07-081stFemme Fatale StarCraft 2 CupAbsolute LegendsAbsolute Legends3 : 2$125
2012-02-181stIron Lady Champion Cup #7eSaharaeSahara2 : 1$100
2011-06-253rdIron Lady Champion Cup #11 : 2$25
In A4Basic Tournaments
2013-02-101stUniversity Star LeagueMilleniumMillenium4 : 2$70
Complete list of results in any tournament

HotS Matches[edit]



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Matchup Statistics

 vs Protossvs Terranvs Zergvs RandomTotal
as Zerg35 - 3450.7 %46 - 2961.3 %60 - 4855.6 %21 - 387.5 %162 - 11458.7 %

Earnings Statistics

1v1 Medal Statistics