|Country of Birth:||France|
|Birthday:||April 8, 1996|
|Alternate IDs:||sandcastlemaker1, steeelbackmaker1, Steeelbackmaker, GSI Steeelbackkk, FnaticSteeelBack, SteeelB4ck, ODY SteeelBack|
|Peak League:||Challenger I (NA)|
|Peak League:||Challenger I (EU)|
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Pierre "Steeelback" Medjaldi is the AD carry for Team Vitality.
Steeelback's first stint on a competitive team was with GSI Gaming, though he did not compete in any major tournaments with the organization.
On November 9th, 2014, Steeelback joined the newly formed SK Gaming Prime together with beansu, Trashy, Godbro and Hiiva, in order to compete in the 2015 Spring Expansion. The team were knocked out in Round 1 of the online phase after being beaten by Reason Gaming. Despite this disappointment, Steeelback and the team also competed in 2014 Black Monster Cup Europe Winter. SK Prime finished 2nd, losing only to H2k-Gaming who qualified for the LCS just a week after the tournament.
Steeelback joined Fnatic for the spring LCS split, part of a new roster including himself, YellOwStaR, Febiven, Reignover, and Huni. They finished the regular season in second place, behind SK Gaming and then won the playoffs after a 3-2 finals victory over Unicorns of Love. Representing Europe at the Mid-Season Invitational, Fnatic surpassed expectations, advancing to the bracket stage and bringing SK Telecom T1 to 5 games; however, they were unable to beat the Korean team and finished tied for third place with ahq e-Sports Club. Despite their strong performance in the spring, they changed their roster slightly prior to the start of the summer season, re-adding Rekkles as starting AD carry and moving Steeelback to a substitute position.
After Rekkles took his starting position on Fnatic, Steeelback left the team and moved to North America to join Odyssey Gaming for the NACS Summer 2015 qualifier. However, the team was eliminated after a second-round loss to Cloud9 Tempest. After the third week of the summer season, Steeelback joined Imagine, a team that had successfully qualified for the NACS.
Imagine finished fourth in the regular season, with a 6-4 record. In the 2015 NACS Summer Playoffs, they lost in the semifinals to eventual tournament winner Renegades, but won the third place match against Cloud 9 Tempest to secure a spot in the 2016 LCS Promotion Tournament. Chosen by Team 8, they lost 3-1 - out of LCS qualification, but regardless retaining their 2016 NACS spring season placement.
At the start of the season, Steeelback joined Unicorns Of Love. After Fnatic withdrew from IEM San Jose due to medical problems, Unicorns Of Love took their spot, fielding Hylissang and Vizicsacsi from their 2015 roster along with new members Gilius, Fox, and Steeelback. They were eliminated in the quarterfinals of the tournament by Counter Logic Gaming. UOL finished in fifth place in the LCS, after being forced to replace Diamondprox in the jungle due to visa issues. They were eliminated in the quarterfinals by Origen.
Current Season Statistics
|EU LCS 2016 Summer Statistics|
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|2015-08-11||2015 NA Challenger Series Summer Playoffs||Team Imagine 2 : 0 Cloud9 Tempest|
|2015-07-22||2015 NA Challenger Series Summer Season||Team Imagine 6 : 4 Group Stage (W/L)|
|2015-07-06||League One North American Cup Week 12||Odyssey Gaming 3 : 1 Level Havoc Gaming|
|2015-06-29||League One North American Cup Week 11||Odyssey Gaming 3 : 0 Mirage eSports|
|2015-05-09||2015 Mid-Season Invitational||Fnatic 2 : 3 SK Telecom T1|
|2015-04-19||2015 EU LCS Summer Playoffs||Fnatic 3 : 2 Unicorns Of Love|
- January 15th, UOL Steeelback—"Our goal for Unicorns is to go to Worlds" with DailyDot
- March 15th, Steeelback on his performance: 'I look good because I have good players next to me too' with theScore
- March 23rd, Steeelback on UoL in playoffs: 'If we keep on improving...we can finish top three' with theScore
- June 3rd, Steeelback: Team ROCCAT is 'one of the strongest lineups I've ever been with' with theScore
- February 25th, Hello, I'm Fnatic Steeelback AMA! with Reddit
- April 19th, Steelback post-Spring Finals Interview: "YellOwStaR was here to help us a lot in our mentality" (video) with 1337 Magazine
- April 19th, Steelback: "Vi är mest rädda för kinesiska och koreanska lag" (video) with fragbite
- April 29th, Interview with Fnatic Steelback: “I feel that I can be one of the best and compete at a really high level.” with News of Legends
- May 10th, Steeelback: 'I really wanted to show everyone in the world that Europe is strong' with the Daily Dot
- May 30th, Liquid Legends MSI Grand Recap from TeamLiquid
- October 27th, Steelback—"I wish I could have proved myself after MSI" with Daily Dot
- February 1st - Player Cards - Fnatic by Gold Per 10
- The new era of Fnatic League of Legends fnatic.com
- The Return of Rekkles fnatic.com
- Fnatic's tweet twitter.com