Overview: "device" in detail
About the player
Born in Denmark, Device is a professional CS:GO, player. He goes by Nikolai Ridtz in real life. In the course of his Esports career, he earned over $1 million. This is quite impressive, even if we consider the most famous and eminent players on the professional scene.
Because of its innate talent, the device became popular. He received the award of best CS:GO player in 2015. According to the nominations for the world's best player in 2019, Nikolai took second place. Then he won the world championship in 2020.
On September 8, 1995, Device was born in Denmark, a beautiful country. Despite his love for computer games from a very young age, it was Counter-Strike that captured his heart. At first, he started out playing CS source. His name was well known in the gaming community.
Device Career Path
Counter-Strike Source was the starting point of his career. Initially, Device was unable to show his full potential. After the release of Counter-Strike Global Offensive, Nikolai immediately began to play this game. He spent 2012 improving his skills for CSGO.
The Device had his own team in 2015, and they won both large and small tournaments. Afterward, other professional players began to recognize him. Throughout the years, the Device team has remained in the top ten lineups.
Nikolai Ridtz was a member of the following teams during his professional career:
- Copenhagen Wolves
- Team Dignitas
- Heroic eSports
- Team SoloMId
The majority of his time was spent in Astralis. Over 500 matches were played with the squad during his time there. Additionally, this clan has been named one of the best for the year 2017-2019. They won 72% of their matches, which is undisputed.
Copenhagen Wolves launched Dev1ce's career. He participated in the DreamHack Winter 2013 competition with the team, which ended up in 5-8th place.
Together with teammates from uber G33KZ, dev1ce joined Team Dignitas in February 2014. Team SoloMid acquired the team shortly thereafter. Three tournaments in a row were won by TSM in the middle of 2015.
TSM players left for the Question Mark tag at the end of 2015 due to disagreements with the club. Def1ce, with sponsorship support, and the company formed the Astralis organization in January 2016.
For the 2016 season, the results of the team were inconsistent. But the team won the ELEAGUE Major 2017 for a strong start to 2017. The Danes were not considered favorites before this tournament began.
Kjarbye left the Astralis after a disastrous major in Boston, where the team finished 12-14th. Magisk from OpTic Gaming was recruited to replace Kjarbye. This was the beginning of the so-called Astralis era. Astralis won tournament after tournament.
Having played for a team for more than six years Dev1ce unexpectedly left it in April 2021. His achievements during this period include winning 18 MVP awards, 28 trophies, and ranking among the top twenty players of the year.