|Alternate IDs:||mmbzai, ZAIZAIZAIZAIZAI, zvyagintsev|
2013-??-?? — 2013-11-22
2013-11-22 — 2013-12-23
Super Strong Dinosaurs
2014-01-31 — 2014-02-21
2014-02-21 — 2015-01-06
2015-01-06 — 2015-08-30
2015-08-30 — 2016-05-23
2016-02-29 — 2016-03-21
2016-05-23 — 2016-06-13
2016-06-13 — 2016-08-27
2016-09-15 — 2017-08-30
2017-09-05 — 2017-09-26
2017-09-26 — 2018-09-05
2018-09-11 — Present
Ludwig "zai" Wåhlberg is a Swedish professional Dota 2 player who currently plays for.
Despite his very young age, zai made a name for himself in Heroes of Newerth, playing on teams such as Trademark eSports and compLexity Gaming, and winning DreamHoN 2012 at the age of 14. In 2013 he transitioned to Dota 2 alongside fellow HoN pros Ensoe, Tralfamadore and, most importantly ppd, with whom he found quick success with team Stay Free and later Super Strong Dinosaurs. In late January 2014, he transferred to the support role and joined ppd, Arteezy and EG players Fear and UNiVeRsE in team S A D B O Y S, which would mark the start of his breakthrough in the Dota 2 scene. As S A D B O Y S went 16-2 in games in their twenty days of playing together, the team caught the attention of Evil Geniuses. On the 21st of February 2014, S A D B O Y S and zai were picked up by Evil Geniuses.
After Team Secret's 7th-8th finish at The International 5, zai left the team to complete his high school education. When the substitute player slot was introduced by Valve along with the Major system zai became the official substitute of EG. Players are permitted to be registered to more than one team (but are only allowed to accept one invite to a Major tournament), and zai utilised this to join Kaipi after completing his studies, whilst still remaining the official substitute for EG.
On 12th of June 2016 it was announced that zai would be rejoining EG along with UNiVeRsE.
Following EG's underwhelming performance at TI7, Zai chose to leave EG to form a new team with his former captain, PPD. This team would soon be picked up by OpTic Gaming.
- Zai's career high for kills in a single game is 19. He achieved this feat while playing for Team Secret as Queen of Pain in Game 1 of their Upper Bracket series against Alliance during The Summit 3 European Qualifiers.
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- 2015-07-29 | TI5 Community Report: Hot_Bid and zai
- 2015-06-11 | Zai StarGame Interview @ MDL 2015
- 2015-05-24 | Zai Interview by Hotbid (The Summit 3 by Gigabyte)
- 2015-04-24 | Team Secret Zai Interview by SLTV Starladder 12
- 2015-02-03 | Team Secret Zai Interview @ DAC 2015
- 2015-01-30 | DAC 2015. Short Interview With Secret.zai
- 2015-01-28 | DAC 2015. Interview With Secret.zai
- 2014-07-19 | Interview w/ EG.Zai @ TI4
- 2014-07-12 | EG beats Alliance, Zai counters accusations
- 2014-07-10 | TI4. Interview with EG.zai before game vs NaVi
- 2014-07-09 | TI4 Interview: zai and Hot_Bid
- 2014-06-15 | EG.Zai: "I would kill Arteezy"
- 2014-05-11 | Interview with Evil Geniuses Zai
- 2014-04-25 | Career interview with Ludwig 'Zai' Wåhlberg of Evil Geniuses
- 2014-04-18 | Short pre-match interview with Arteezy and zai @ Starladder Season IX LAN Finals
- 2014-03-05 | Interview: Inside Zai's Head