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Background Information
Name:Johan Sundstein
Birthdate:1993-10-08 (age 28)
Country:Denmark Denmark
Team:OG OG
Role:Support, Captain
Alternate IDs:BDN, BigDaddyN0tail, BigDaddy
Signature heroes:Abaddon icon.png Oracle icon.png Chen icon.png
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History
Dota 2:
2012-03-30 — 2014-08-27
2014-08-27 — 2015-01-01
2015-01-05 — 2015-08-14
2015-08-28 — 2015-10-31
2015-10-31 — Present
2019-11-27 — 2020-??-??
OG Seed (Coach)

Johan "N0tail" Sundstein is a Danish professional Dota 2 player who is currently the captain of OG OG.

Biography[]

Johan was one of the youngest competitive Heroes of Newerth players in the world, where he played the solo mid role. After the switch to Dota 2, Johan took on the support role, becoming well known for his performances as Chen and Wisp. It was during this transition he quickly developed his micromanagement skills, leading to his renowned Meepo play. Despite his age, Johan was the in-game leader of the Fnatic.EU Dota 2 team.[1]

Heroes of Newerth[]

Starting as a casual DotA and then Heroes of Newerth player Johan, at the age of 15, met Jascha “NoVa” Markuse and Tal “Fly” Aizik in-game where they decided to start playing together. The group became an unsponsored side project of Fnatic manager Danijel "StreeT" Remus. After changes in the existing Fnatic HoN roster and the promising performances of Johan and his friends the group merged with Fnatic players Henrik "FreshPro" Hansen and Kalle “Trixi” Saarinen. The new Fnatic squad almost immediately began to achieve wins in online tournaments, and soon after obtained their first LAN victory in DreamHack Winter 2011. Along with his team Johan was able to secure 1st place victories in four consecutive DreamHack events.[2]

Dota 2[]

As a result of the decreasing activity in the competitive HoN scene Johan transitioned from Heroes of Newerth to Dota 2 with his team-mates Jascha “NoVa” Markuse, Tal “Fly” Aizik and Adrian "Era" Kryeziu on March 30th 2012, remaining under Fnatic.EU banner. Persevering through a difficult start in the competitive Dota 2 scene Fnatic eventually won the Thor Open 2012 LAN event, and have since consistently placed top positions in many major online and LAN tournaments. In April 2013 Johan and his team were invited to compete at Valve's The International 2013 in Seattle. On the months leading up the event Fnatic participated in a Bootcamp in Belgrade Serbia, and ultimately achieved a top 8 finish in the tournament. On the 27th August 2014 BigDaddy bid farewell to Fnatic and had this to say: “Today I'm leaving Fnatic, this has been my first and only organization to play under, but all good things must come to an end. I would like to thank everyone who has supported me through the years, as long as you're watching I will be playing :)”[3]

After The International 2014, N0tail and Fly joined up with ex-Natus Vincere players Puppey and Kuroky, as well as s4 to form Team Secret. His stint in this all-star roster was cut short as he left the team in conjunction with the removal of Fly, and he ended up in Cloud 9 for The International 2015. After an admirable effort in the group stage, the roster fell short during the main stage and he decided to form his own roster following the event. Reuniting with Fly, the two players created (monkey) Business, recruiting talent from different backgrounds and regions. The team later on turned into their own organisation, OG.

OG was N0tail's path to redemption and success alike, with initial success coming at the Frankfurt Major 2015 climbing through the entire lower bracket to take the win against his old team, Team Secret. The season added a second win at a Valve event before The International 2016. At The International 2016 however, the team crumbled during the main stage and the favourites of the tournament were swiftly knocked down to the lower bracket by MVP Phoenix and then knocked out by TNC. The aftermath saw three of his teammates leave the organisation. N0tail rallied together with Fly and once again saw additions from several backgrounds and regions to win two more Valve events prior to The International 2017.

Trivia[]

  • He is the player with the highest tournament earnings in Dota 2 and esports.[4]
  • On August 25th, 2019, he became the first two time The International-Winner, after winning two consecutive TIs, TI8 and TI9. He achieved this together with his teammates Ceb, ana, Topson, and JerAx on team OG.
  • He is the most decorated professional Dota 2 player, having won 4 Majors and 2 Internationals.
  • He is the first and only Danish player to win The International.
  • Had the highest average deaths per game (9.55) at the The International 2018.
  • He holds the record for the most deaths (20) in a single game at The International. He achieved this feat while playing for OG as Pugna against Virtus.pro during Game 2 of their Group Stage series at The International 2017.
  • He is very keen on dogs and other animals.[5]
  • Was previously known as N0tail before he changed his name to BigDaddy on June 21st, 2014. However, after creating OG in 2015 he dropped the BigDaddy name and returned to using N0tail as his nickname.

Achievements[]

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With OG

2018
Date Place Event Opponent Winnings
2018-08-25 A11st The International 2018 3 : 2  PSG.LGD PSG.LGD $11,227,487
2018-05-27 A55th - 6th ESL One Birmingham 2018 1 : 2  Fnatic Fnatic $34,000
2018-05-20 A77th - 8th MDL Changsha Major 0 : 2  Newbee Newbee $25,000
2018-05-06 A55th - 6th EPICENTER XL 0 : 1  FlyToMoon FlyToMoon $30,000
2018-04-07 B313th - 14th Dota 2 Asia Championships 2018 3/-/4  Grp. S. $10,000
2018-03-25 A55th - 6th DreamLeague Season 9 0 : 2  Newbee Newbee $15,000
2018-03-11 A99th The Bucharest Major 2/-/3  Grp. S. $0
2018-02-22 A77th - 8th ESL One Katowice 2018 0 : 2  Team Liquid Team Liquid $20,000
2018-01-21 A44th Galaxy Battles 2: Emerging Worlds 0 : 1  Team Spirit Team Spirit $45,000
2018-01-06 A33rd - 4th Captains Draft 4.0 0 : 2  Vici Gaming Vici Gaming $37,500
2017
2017-12-17 A33rd - 4th Dota Summit 8 1 : 2  Fnatic Fnatic $36,000
2017-12-10 A11st MDL Macau 2 : 0  TNC Pro Team TNC Pro Team $130,000
2017-11-24 A33rd Midas Mode 0 : 2  Natus Vincere Natus Vincere $4,500
2017-11-04 A55th - 6th AMD SAPPHIRE Dota PIT League 0 : 1  Newbee Newbee $15,000
2017-08-10 A77th - 8th The International 2017 0 : 2  PSG.LGD PSG.LGD $617,198
2017-07-08 A44th Mars Dota 2 League 2017 0 : 2  PSG.LGD PSG.LGD $18,750
2017-06-07 A77th - 8th EPICENTER 2017 1/0/3  Grp. S. $10,000
2017-05-27 A55th - 6th The Manila Masters 1 : 2  Team Faceless Team Faceless $10,000
2017-04-30 A11st Kiev Major 2017 3 : 2  Virtus.pro Virtus.pro $1,000,000
2017-04-04 A22nd Dota 2 Asia Championships 2017 0 : 3  Invictus Gaming Invictus Gaming $91,799
2017-02-26 A33rd - 4th StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 3 1 : 2  VGJ.Thunder VGJ.Thunder $30,000
2017-02-17 A11st Elimination Mode 3.0 3 : 1  compLexity Gaming compLexity Gaming $12,000
2017-01-22 A22nd Dota Pit League Season 5 2 : 3  Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses $34,965
2016
2016-12-10 A11st Boston Major 2016 3 : 1  Ad Finem Ad Finem $1,000,000
2016-11-24 A11st Elimination Mode 2.0 3 : 2  Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses $10,000
2016-11-20 A22nd The Summit 6 0 : 3  Virtus.pro Virtus.pro $22,500
2016-10-02 A33rd Mars Dota 2 League 2017 1 : 2  Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses $31,250
2016-08-09 A99th - 12th The International 2016 0 : 2  TnC Gaming TnC Gaming $311,557
2016-07-17 A22nd The Summit 5 1 : 3  Wings Gaming Wings Gaming $22,735
2016-06-19 A11st ESL One Frankfurt 2016 3 : 0  Natus Vincere Natus Vincere $157,273
2016-06-12 A11st Manila Major 2016 3 : 1  Team Liquid Team Liquid $1,110,000
2016-05-22 A11st DreamLeague Season 5 3 : 0  Natus Vincere Natus Vincere $50,000
2016-05-15 A33rd EPICENTER 2016 1 : 2  Newbee Newbee $60,000
2016-04-16 A44th StarLadder i-League Invitational 1 : 2  Vici Gaming Reborn Vici Gaming Reborn $7,500
2016-03-04 A77th - 8th Shanghai Major 2016 1 : 2  Fnatic Fnatic $105,000
2016-01-31 A33rd MarsTV Dota 2 League Winter 2015 0 : 2  Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses $27,766
2015
2015-12-12 A44th The Summit 4 0 : 2  Virtus.pro Virtus.pro $11,487
2015-12-06 A22nd The Defense Season 5 1 : 3  Team Liquid Team Liquid $19,647
2015-11-26 A11st ASUS ROG DreamLeague Season 4 3 : 0  Team Empire Team Empire $55,000
2015-11-21 A11st Frankfurt Major 2015 3 : 1  Team Secret Team Secret $1,110,000
2015-11-08 A33rd Dota 2 Champions League Season 6 3 : 1  Golden Boys Golden Boys $7,500

With Cloud9

2015
Date Place Event Opponent Winnings
2015-08-04 A99th - 12th The International 2015 0 : 2  Vici Gaming Vici Gaming $217,222
2015-07-12 A22nd Dota Pit League Season 3 0 : 3  Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses $57,056
2015-06-20 A55th - 8th ESL One Frankfurt 2015 1 : 2  Invictus Gaming Invictus Gaming $14,663
2015-06-07 A33rd MarsTV Dota 2 League 2 : 1  Vici Gaming Vici Gaming ¥180,000
2015-05-15 A55th - 6th The Summit 3 1 : 2  Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses $9,509
2015-04-26 A33rd SLTV Star Series Season 12 1 : 2  Invictus Gaming Invictus Gaming $21,000
2015-02-08 A55th - 6th Dota 2 Asia Championship 2015 1 : 2  Team Secret Team Secret $144,169

With Team Secret

2014
Date Place Event Opponent Winnings
2014-12-23 A11st Dota Pit League Season 2 3 : 0  Virtus.pro Virtus.pro $36,269
2014-12-21 A11st DotaCinema Presents the XMG Captains Draft 2.0 3 : 2  Virtus.pro Virtus.pro $96,599
2014-12-07 A33rd The Summit 2 3 : 0  Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses $44,521
2014-10-26 A22nd SLTV Star Series Season 10 2 : 3  Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses $46,796
2014-10-10 A33rd - 4th ESL One New York 2014 0 : 2  Vici Gaming Vici Gaming $13,000

With Fnatic

2014
Date Place Event Opponent Winnings
2014-07-12 B313th - 14th The International 2014 6 / 9  Round Robin (W/L) $21,861
2014-06-29 A33rd - 4th ESL One Frankfurt 2014 1 : 2  Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses $20,225
2014-06-25 A22nd Dota 2 Champion's League Season 3 2 : 3  Team Empire Team Empire $16,959
2014-06-23 A33rd D2L Western Challenge 0 : 2  Natus Vincere Natus Vincere $10,278
2014-06-14 A55th ASUS ROG DreamLeague Season 1 0 : 2  mousesports mousesports $22,500
2014-06-08 A55th - 6th The Summit 0 : 2  Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses $2,559
2014-04-16 A11st MLG T.K.O. Europe 3 : 1  Team Empire Team Empire $14,000
2014-04-01 A11st DC Presents: The XMG Captains Draft Invitational 3 : 1  Natus Vincere Natus Vincere $20,000
2014-01-18 A44th SLTV StarSeries Season Eight 0 : 2  Natus Vincere Natus Vincere $12,400
2014-01-08 A22nd HyperX D2L Season 4 1 : 3  PSG.LGD PSG.LGD $15,000
2013
2013-12-14 A22nd Fragbite Masters 2013 1 : 2  Alliance Alliance 50,000 SEK
2013-12-08 A22nd RaidCall EMS One Fall 2013 1 : 3  Vici Gaming Vici Gaming $7,000
2013-11-30 A22nd ASUS ROG DreamLeague Kick-Off Season 0 : 3  Natus Vincere Natus Vincere $15,000
2013-08-11 A77th - 8th The International 2013 3 : 1  Orange Esports Orange Esports $43,116
2013-07-25 A33rd Corsair Gaming Summer Tournament 2013 3 : 1  mousesports mousesports $1,500
2013-07-21 A22nd Bigpoint Battle 6 3 : 1  Kaipi Kaipi €500
2013-07-14 A33rd - 4th RaidCall EMS One Summer 2013 3 : 1  Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses $4,000
2013-06-28 A11st Eizo Cup 5 3 : 1  Kaipi Kaipi €1,250
2013-06-23 A22nd Bigpoint Battle 5 3 : 1  Artyk Gaming €500
2013-06-04 A33rd - 4th RaidCall EMS One Summer Cup 3 3 : 1  Quantic Gaming Quantic Gaming $100
2013-05-08 A77th - 8th WePlay Dota 2 League Season 1 3 : 1  Natus Vincere Natus Vincere $500
2013-04-20 A55th - 8th RaidCall EMS One Spring 2013 3 : 1  Natus Vincere Natus Vincere $2,000
2013-04-13 A33rd - 4th DreamHack Dota2 Invitational 3 : 1  Alliance Alliance $1,000
2013-04-07 A22nd SLTV StarSeries Season Five 3 : 1  No Tidehunter No Tidehunter $4,000
2013-03-30 A22nd The Defense 3 3 : 1  Virtus.pro Virtus.pro $5,000
2013-03-12 A33rd - 4th RaidCall EMS One Spring Cup 4 3 : 1  Virtus.pro Virtus.pro $100
2013-03-03 A11st DotaHut Invitational 2 : 0  mousesports mousesports $1,200
2013-02-26 A33rd - 4th RaidCall EMS One Spring Cup 3 0 : 1  No Tidehunter No Tidehunter $100
2013-02-12 A22nd RaidCall EMS One Spring Cup 1 1 : 2  Natus Vincere Natus Vincere $200
2012
2012-02-12 A33rd SLTV StarSeries Season Four 1 : 2  Team Empire Team Empire $2,000
2012-02-12 A11st Thor Open 2 : 0  No Tidehunter No Tidehunter 100,000 SEK
2012-02-12 A33rd - 4th Dreamhack Winter 2012 Corsair Vengeance Cup 0 : 2  Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses 25,000 SEK
2012-02-12 A11st Dreamhack Open 2012 Valencia 2 : 0  ASES e-Sports Club €4,000
2012-02-12 A11st Absolute Legends Dota 2 Invitational 2 3 : 1  Team Infused Team Infused $700
2012-02-12 A11st SLTV ProSeries Season Two 2 : 0  Copenhagen Wolves Copenhagen Wolves $700

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