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Background Information
Name:Sylvester Hoelgaard
Birthdate:1992-4-19 (age 32)
Country:Denmark Denmark
Role:Carry
Links
Twitter:sylvhoelgaard
Twitch:linkdota
History
2009-03-?? — 2009-??-??
Back To Basics
2009-??-?? — 2010-??-??
RapE
2010-??-?? — 2011-09-04
NORDIC-eSports
2010-??-?? — 2011-09-04
NORDIC-eSports
2011-09-04 — 2011-09-??
NeVo
2011-09-?? — 2011-11-12
monkeybusiness
2011-11-12 — 2012-01-30
2012-01-30 — 2012-02-21
DD.Dota
2012-02-21 — 2012-04-29
Quantic
2012-10-01 — 2012-11-17
2012-11-17 — 2013-03-??
DD.Dota
2013-05-12 — 2013-07-24
Lions Pride
2013-07-26 — 2013-10-16
Team Life
2013-10-16 — 2013-12-19
2014-03-31 — 2014-07-27

Sylvester "Link" Hoelgaard is a Danish professional Dota 2 player that is currently teamless. His brother is the professional Dota player Marcus "Ace" Hoelgaard.

Biography[]

DotA[]

Link started playing Dota in 2004. He describes his first year with the game:
"6 years ago I played a lot of TD with my friends on bnet. DotA was getting hosted more and more frequently and I decided to join a game by myself, i hated it cuz i died all the time n probably left a lot of games. Then I got my first killing spree with Bloodseeker n have been hooked since then."[1]

Link started his competitive Dota career in a team called "Back To Basics", in early 2009.[2][3] He moved on to play with "RapE" before joining NORDIC-eSports.

Dota 2[]

Link's Dota 2 career began at The International 2011, where his team NORDIC-eSports were a reserve team. He left them not long after the event to join another all-Danish team, NeVo.[4][5] NeVo were shortly thereafter dropped by their sponsor and changed their name to monkeybusiness. They attended ESWC 2011 and achieved 4th place.

In November 2011 monkeybusiness were picked up by SK Gaming.[6] They went to DreamHack Winter 2011 where they finished 3rd. This was to be their only notable result under the SK tag however, as the organization dropped them in January 2012.[7] This would be the start of an intense period of sponsor switching for the Danish squad. They played for DD.Dota for about a month and were then picked up by Quantic Gaming.[8] They stayed there for two months, and then the full squad except for Link in April 2012 joined Eclypsia.[9]

Link went teamless for a while during Summer 2012, as he did his army duty.[10] He played as a stand-in for The Tough Bananas (later known as Copenhagen Wolves) a few times.[11] After a while he grew into the squad on a permanent basis, and when the team was picked up by Meet Your Makers in October 2012 he was officially on the six man roster.[12] The MYM roster did not work out as planned and in November they combined with ShibaGaming to form a new version of DD.Dota.[10] Link and some fellow Danes stayed on the team until March 2013.

In May 2013 Link was announced on Lions Pride's new roster.[13] Despite no notable tournament finishes the team remained together even though they lost their sponsor, and subsequently changed name to Team Life, in July 2013.[14] The following month Link's brother Ace joined the team replacing Mini, which made the roster all Danish.[15] It also meant that the team had one carry player too much, and so Link switched to playing support.

Trivia[]

  • Link was voted the cutest girl in Dota 2 for 2012.[16]

Achievements[]

  • 2nd Place Pick League XIV - Division 2A (2011) with NORDIC-eSports
  • 1st Place International DotA League (2011) with NORDIC-eSports
  • 2nd Place Intel Challenge: Supercup #9 (2011) with monkeybusiness
  • 1st Place BenQ 'The Clash' (2011) with monkeybusiness
  • 3rd Place Dreamhack Corsair Vengeance (2011) with SK Gaming
  • 1st Place D2E Challenge (2012) with DD.Dota

Interviews[]

2013[]

2012[]

2011[]

References[]

  1. Hendrik "chsn" De Backer (2012-03-16). "Streamer spotlight: Quantic.Link". SK Gaming. Retrieved 2013-08-21.
  2. Hoelgaard, Sylvester (2012-06-15). Link: I learned invaluable lessons. Interview with Calvin "Jaywalker" C. joinDOTA. Retrieved 2013-08-21.
  3. "NORDIC-eSport Facebook page". 2011-09-04. Retrieved 2013-08-21.
  4. Ronaldo "Vashyron" Bammann (2011-09-04). "NORDIC's CalculuS and Link move to Nevo". GosuGamers. Retrieved 2013-08-21.
  5. Samuel "DarthBotto" Horton (2011-11-12). "SK Gaming signs ex-monkeybusiness". SK Gaming. Retrieved 2013-05-13.
  6. Duncan "Thorin" Shields (2012-01-30). "SK's Dota 2 team has been released". SK Gaming. Retrieved 2013-05-13.
  7. Kai "Treble1999" Chua (2012-02-21). "Quantic-Gaming pick up DD". GosuGamers. Retrieved 2013-05-13.
  8. "Kere" (2012-04-29). "Quantic Gaming roster joins Eclypsia". Eclypsia.com. Retrieved 2013-08-21.
  9. 10.0 10.1 Sovann "Skim" Kim (2012-11-17). "dd.Dota to combine ShibaGaming and MYM". GosuGamers. Retrieved 2013-08-21.
  10. Kai "Treble1999" Chua (2012-07-12). "Copenhagen Wolves return with TTB". GosuGamers. Retrieved 2013-08-21.
  11. "corni-" (2012-10-01). "MYM 2012 - The Comeback to Dota2!". myMYM. Retrieved 2013-08-21.
  12. Eric "reinnnn" Khor (2013-05-10). "Lions Pride returns with Link and Danish squad". GosuGamers. Retrieved 2013-08-21.
  13. "Tezzeret" (2013-07-26). "eL'Pride folds, Dota 2 team leaves". joinDOTA. Retrieved 2013-08-21.
  14. Johan "Sun_Tzu" Järvinen (2013-08-21). "Ace new fifth for Team Life". joinDOTA. Retrieved 2013-08-21.
  15. http://forum.gamesports.net/dota/showthread.php?3706-hottest-girl-dota-player/page32
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