|Name:||Erlend Våtevik Holm|
|Country of Birth:||Norway|
|Alternate IDs:||GoldPoro6 (NA), LD nuke, eksde12345, nukedùck, fishpudding, Jewduck, 3DMAX Nukeduck, the nukeducker, ROCCAT Nukedùck|
|Peak League:||Diamond I (NA)|
|Peak League:||Challenger I (EU)|
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Erlend "Nukeduck" Våtevik Holm is the mid laner for Team Vitality.
Nukeduck is a League of Legends player hailing from Arendal, Norway. He first started playing Super Smash Bros Melee. He would move on to playing World of Warcraft, Defense of the Ancients (DOTA) but was not able to speak English back then (which hindered his chances at going further).
Early in Season 1, his floorball coach introduced Nukeduck and his friends to League of Legends. The Norwegian player had a lot of fun due to playing with them constantly, and he stuck to LoL ever since (unlike his friends).
After a Platinum rank finish in Season 1, he meteorically rose through the solo queue rankings, as his champion pool was well adapted to the Season 2 meta. Playing against the same people made him enjoy the game, just as he used to enjoy it when playing with his friends. He teamed up with puszu and MeDroiD on his first team. Competitive gaming made him step up as he would play against better players as his trials would shape his playstyle.
Nukeduck qualified to the Season 3 World Championship with his team Lemondogs, finishing 2nd in the Summer Playoffs. However, he moved to Ninjas in Pyjamas alongside mithy and Zorozero on the wake of Bjergsen's departure to Team SoloMid. As the team failed to hold its relegation spot against KMT, he participated in the Challenger Series.
On March 28th, 2014, Nukeduck was fined $500 USD for using offensive, racist language in a League of Legends game lobby.
On June 6th, 2014, Erlend Våtevik Holm was Suspended from the League Championship Series and the Challenger Series through the end of 2014 due to extremely toxic behavior in solo queue. This behavior included, but was not limited to, in game harassment, verbal abuse, and general toxicity.
On December 9th, 2014 Nukeduck's ban was lifted by Riot, leaving him free to play in the 2015 LCS and Challenger Series.
At the start of the season, Nukeduck joined Team ROCCAT. The team had an unsuccessful LCS Spring Split, finishing the regular season in 8th place, which meant that they would play in the Summer Promotion. Here, the team faced Copenhagen Wolves Academy and came out victorious, securing their spot in the Summer Split.
The Summer Split itself was far more successful for Nukeduck and the team, finishing the regular season in 5th place partly thanks to Nukeduck's impressive performances on a range of champions. This meant they would qualify for the Summer Playoffs, where the team were beaten in the quarterfinals by Unicorns Of Love, meaning that they would pick up 20 Championship Points and go on to play in the 2015 Season Europe Regional Finals. Team ROCCAT went on to lose to eventual qualifiers Origen in Round 2 of the gauntlet.
Nukeduck left ROCCAT in December 2015 and joined Team Vitality, a French organization that expended into League of Legends by purchasing Gambit Gaming's LCS slot. With himself, Cabochard, Shook, Hjärnan, and kaSing comprising the roster, the team was considered one of the top lineups in the LCS, and they finished the split in third place, behind the surprise first-place G2 Esports and second-place H2k. In the playoffs, however, they were upset by the sixth-place Fnatic and eliminated in the quarterfinals.
- Nukeduck came from two parts:
- 'Nuke' from his DotA days (when you massively chunk a champion's health with a single attack)
- 'Duck' because it went along
- Used to play basketball and floorball in the local scene before League of Legends.
- His improvement in English coincided with his League of Legends early days, as he would have English courses at school.
- His first champions were Ryze and Malzahar
- Was primarily known for his Malzahar early in his career
- Likes fantasy adventure movies such as The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and the Lord of the Rings saga
Current Season Statistics
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|2014-05-19||Solomid EU Tournament Circuit/Invitational 6||Ninjas in Pyjamas 3 : 0 Gamers2|
|2014-05-07||Solomid EU Tournament Circuit/Invitational 5||Rest In Pepperonis 3 : 1 Gamers2|
|2014-04-19||Copenhagen Games 2014||Ninjas in Pyjamas 2 : 0 Cloud9 Eclipse|
|2014-04-11||2014 EU Challenger Series Playoffs||Ninjas in Pyjamas 1 : 3 Cloud9 Eclipse|
|2014-03-20||2014 EU Challenger Series #2||Ninjas in Pyjamas 2 : 0 Denial eSports EU|
|2014-02-14||2014 EU Challenger Series #1||Ninjas in Pyjamas 0 : 2 Cloud9 Eclipse|
|2014-02-02||FACEIT Challenger Invitational||Ninjas in Pyjamas 2 : 0 SK Gaming Prime|
|2014-01-28||EUW Challenger Series #18||Ninjas in Pyjamas 3 : 0 The Fox Sound|
|2013-08-25||LCS Europe Season 3 Summer Playoffs||Lemondogs 1 : 3 Fnatic|
|2013-05-06||Season 3 EU LCS Summer Promotion||Sinners Never Sleep 3 : 0 against All authority|
|2013-04-23||EUW Challenger Series Week 1||Sinners Never Sleep 3 : 1 Team ALTERNATE|
|2013-04-11||LCS Season 3 Go4LoL Summer Promotion Qualifier||Sinners Never Sleep 2 : 1 MeetYourMakers|
|2013-03-31||Go4LoL EU West #135||Sinners Never Sleep 1 : 0 SNOGARD Dragons|
|2013-03-20||SoloMid EU Invitational 2||Uncle Ruckus' Revenge 0 : 2 Team ALTERNATE|
- January 15th - Nukeduck: "I had a lot of time to think about my mindset and behavior" with fragbite
- January 29th - Behind The Scenes: LCS Berlin with Team ROCCAT's nukeduck with ROCCAT
- March 11th - EU LCS 2015: Nukeduck "We don't have an advantage in either Bo1 or Bo3" (video) with SK Gaming
- March 15th - Nukeduck: "I think the team everyone expected to see will come soon" (video) with fragbite
- July 15th - ROCCAT maxrounds15 #9: Nukeduck with ROCCAT
- January 25th - Nukeduck interviewed: the changes in the mid meta from S3 to S4, comparisons with Bjergsen, facing Faker at Worlds with onGamers
- April 24th - Nukeduck Video Interview (video) with EsportsHeaven
- June 26th - LCS Moscow 2013: Harryduck`s interview with LD Nukeduck (video) with Harryduck
- July 17th - Who are the LemonDogs? Midlane: Nukeduck (video) with Lemondogs
- August 24th - Who Are the Lemondogs and Where Did They Come From? (video) with GameSpot
- September 13th - nukeduck 'Grilled' (video) with Team Acer
- September 17th - Nukeduck pre-game Interview on Day 3 of Worlds (video) with GameSpot
- September 18th - LolKing's S3 Worlds Coverage - Interview with NukeDuck (Erlend Holm) (video) with LolKing
- January 21st, 5 Players to watch in 2015 LCS Spring Split from Azubu
- July 1st, Salvaging Solo Queue: The Misuse of Nukeduck and Incarnati0n from theScore
- January 02nd - Thorin's Thoughts - Nukeduck and the Arrogance of Brilliance (LoL) by Thorin
- Esports Competition Ruling: Fining of Nukeduck and Mithy forums.na.leagueoflegends.com
- League of Legends Competition Ruling - Suspension of Nukeduck and Mithy euw.leagueoflegends.com
- End-of-Suspension Review: Erlend “Nukeduck”Holm lolesports.com