Freeze

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Freeze
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Background Information
Name: Aleš Kněžínek
Country of Birth: Czech Republic Czech Republic
Birthday: June 6, 1994 (1994-06-06) (age 22)
Sponsor: GUNNAR
Residency: News Label - Europe.png Europe
Competitive
Team: Tempo Storm
Role: AD
Favorite champions:     
Alternate IDs: NiP JustFreezeMe, NiP Freeze, HC Freeze, eXtatus Freeze
Peak League: ChallengerTier.png Challenger I (EU) 1337 LP
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Team History
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Sep 2012 - Jan 2013
Extatuslogo std.png eXtatus
Feb 2013 - Mar 2013
Logo std2.png Esport4Life
Mar 2013 - May 2013
Logo std2.png Samurai in Jeans
May 2013 - Jun 2013
HClogo std.png Heimerdinger's Colossi
Jun 2013 - May 2014
NiPlogo std.png Ninjas in Pyjamas
May 2014 - Sep 2014
NiPlogo std.png Ninjas in Pyjamas
Nov 2014 - Nov 2015
CHWLogo std.png Copenhagen Wolves
Jan 2016 - May 2016
RENlogo std.png Renegades
May 2016 - Jul 2016
H2klogo std.png H2k-Gaming
Dec 2016 - Present
Tempologo std.png Tempo Storm
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Aleš "Freeze" Kněžínek is the AD carry for Tempo Storm.

Biography

Aleš "Freeze" Kněžínek is from Brno, Czech Republic. His first contact with gaming was at the age of 5 as he played Diablo. He would play Defense of the Ancients (DotA) and World of Warcraft. The lack of an eSports scene in Czech Republic back then led him to believe that gaming was not an economically sound career choice.

In 2012, he moved on to League of Legends. He initially did not enjoy the game (the cartoon-like graphics and the lack of a Deny mechanic were to be faulted), but that changed as he reached level 4. He started playing in the North American servers, then changed servers due to lag issues (to EU Nordic and East). Maining top at the time, he played a lot of Normal games before going into Ranked Solo-queue. He would transfer to EU West shortly after.

Season 2

Towards the end of the season, Freeze was recruited by Czech team eXtatus, who needed an AD Carry (back then his secondary role). Here he would play alongside Kazmitch and Mozilla. They would go on to compete in national LAN tournaments, along with the SCAN Invitational, where the team made it to the semifinals.

Season 3

After leaving the Czech team at the start of the season, Freeze joined Esport4Life. Also on the team at this time were YoungBuck and Unlimited. The team changed name to Samurai in Jeans and enjoyed success in multiple Go4LoLs before finishing 2nd in the SoloMid EU Invitational 3, losing to MeetYourMakers in the final of the tournament. This was followed by a 3rd place finish at the LCS Season 3 Go4LoL Summer Promotion Qualifier, meaning they would have a chance to qualify for the LCS later on in the season.

A 1st place finish at the SoloMid EU Invitational 4 led the team into the LCS Europe Season 3 Summer Promotion in good form. Despite this, after beating Anexis eSports in the challenger round, Samurai in Jeans were unable to beat Copenhagen Wolves in their promotion matchup. Freeze left the team soon after.

He then went on to join Heimerdinger's Colossi. The team enjoyed success in multiple EUW Challenger Series, before going on to win the SCAN & NVIDIA EUW Invitational, beating Eternity Gaming in the final of the tournament. Freeze then went on to leave the team to join Ninjas in Pyjamas.

With Ninjas in Pyjamas, Freeze competed in the LCS Summer Split. Impressive performances on  Caitlyn and  Draven resulted in the team finishing in 5th place overall. Due to this, the team had a spot in the Summer Playoffs. However, the playoffs were not a success for the team, finishing 6th after losing the 5th place match to Team ALTERNATE. Freeze and the team finished the season with an appearance at IEM Season VIII - Cologne, where they came 2nd in the amateur tournament, losing to Copenhagen Wolves in the final.

2014 Season

Due to Freeze and Ninjas in Pyjamas' performance in playoffs, they would have to fight for their LCS status in the Spring Promotion. Unfortunately for Freeze and the team, they lost their promotion match to Kiedys Mialem Team.

Freeze and the team then competed in the Challenger Series, finishing 2nd in EU Challenger Spring #1. The team followed this up with 1st place finish in EU Challenger Spring #2. They then went on to come 2nd at the Challenger Spring Playoffs, losing to Cloud9 Eclipse in the final.

A 1st place finish at the Copenhagen Games 2014 led the team into the LCS Summer Promotion. However, Ninjas in Pyjamas lost their promotion matchup to Millenium. After disbanding and reforming, the organization kept hold of Freeze. They followed this with a win at DreamHack Summer 2014 and a 2nd place finish at both EU Challenger Summer #1 and EU Challenger Summer #2.

Freeze ended his time with Ninjas in Pyjamas with a 4th place finish in the Challenger Summer Playoffs, along with a 2nd place finish at the FACEIT Gamescom Challenge and 3rd in the 2014 Black Monster Cup Europe Fall.

2015 Season

After leaving Ninjas in Pyjamas when the roster disbanded in September 2014, Freeze joined the ranked 5's ladder team Unlucky Rejects, composed of the former Copenhagen Wolves roster with Freeze in place of Woolite. The team qualified for the Expansion Tournament, but on November 18th, Copenhagen Wolves announced that they were re-signing the Unlucky Rejects roster, including Freeze.[1]

Freeze participated in the Spring Split with the Copenhagen Wolves, and his impressive individual performances on  Draven and  Kalista in particular helped the team to a 6th place finish in the regular season, securing them a place in the Spring Playoffs. Freeze and the team lost to H2k-Gaming in the playoff quarterfinals, meaning they would collect 10 Championship Points for the split.

The Summer Split was far from successful for Freeze and the Copenhagen Wolves. After CW was forced to make roster changes during the split because of internal difficulties, the team finished in 10th place, resulting in autorelegation.

On November 1st, Freeze announced his free agency after his contract expired.[2]

2016 Season

After a long period of speculations, Freeze officially joined Renegades on January 6th.[3][4]

Trivia

  • The name Freeze originated from his early DotA days.
  • Is the first Czech player to play in the LCS.
  •  Gangplank was the first champ he played.
  • Went from Unranked to 2.2k Elo in only one week of Ranked solo-queue play thanks to  Ezreal and  Corki.
  • His motto is "If you gonna be the best, you have to take out the best." from the movie 'Never Back Down'.
  • Played football for six years and handball for five.
  • Likes to drink Coca Cola.
  • Likes the Sci-Fi genre in movies as long as it deals with aliens or mysterious powers, such as Chronicle. Watches the Naruto anime as well.
  • Has the utmost respect for Doublelift; used to look up to him, but sees him as a competitor now.

Achievements

  • 2014
  • 2013

Interviews

  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013

Articles & Videos

  • 2016
  • 2015

External Links

Gallery

References

  1. CW re-signs League of Legends team cphwolves.gg
  2. Freeze's tweet twitter.com
  3. Cold Wind Blows: Freeze youtube.com
  4. Renegades welcome Freeze renegades.gg


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