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Svenskeren

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Svenskeren
C9 Svenskeren 2018 Summer.png
Background Information
NameDennis Johnsen
Country of BirthDenmark
Birthday1/2/1996
Competitive
TeamCloud9
RoleJungler
Peak LeagueChallenger I
Alternate IDsSK Jungler (KR), jungle is succes (NA), luhadhukd (NA), TSM Svenskeren, C9 Svenskeren
"Svenskeren" (Real Name: Dennis Johnsen) is a Danish League of Legends player, current Jungler for Cloud9.

Biography

Known for his aggressive and invade-heavy playstyle, as well as his great mechanics on Lee Sin, Svenskeren has been in the professional scene since 2011. He bounced around on small time European teams for a while, before he finally landed a spot on Copenhagen Wolves in the inaugural EU LCS split. The team didn't find much success and Svenskeren continued to move around other European teams such as Ninjas in Pyjamas and SUPA HOT CREW. His most successful time in Europe came when he was part of SK Gaming. They weren't able to win a split but Svenskeren gained his reputations for being a very individually skilled jungler. SK Gaming was able to qualify for the 2014 World Championship but Svenskeren was suspended for three games after he was caught making racist comments.

The team was knocked out in the group stage and could never replicate the same success. They were eventually relegated in 2015 and Svenskeren left the team. Learning from his mistakes, he moved to North America and joined Team SoloMid for 2016. The team had two years of domestic success, winning three LCS titles and going to Worlds twice, as well as MSI once. Although in all of their major international appearances, they were knocked out in the Group Stage. After his own play suffered and he felt like he was being limited on TSM, Svenskeren left and joined Cloud9 for the 2018 season, hoping to return to his previous form and win his fourth NA LCS split.

Career History

2011

Svenskeren first joined the League scene in 2014. He would bounce around smaller teams such as 3DMAX and Team Mistral.

2012

He would join the Copenhagen Wolves in August of 2012. The team would have moderate success, making it to the semifinals of DreamHack Winter 2012, falling 0-2 to CLG Europe. They would also place second at THOR Open 2012 and would then earn first place finishes at NorthCon eSport Arena 2012 and Eclypsia Christmas Cup.

2013

During the inaugural spring split of the LCS, Svenskeren would play on Copenhagen Wolves but the team didn't have much success. They would place 5th in the regular season with a 13-15 record. In playoffs, they fell 1-2 to Evil Geniuses in the Quarterfinal. In the Summer Split, Svenskeren would leave the team to join the Ninjas in Pyjamas. NiP would achieve similar results to the Wolves, placing 5th in the regular season with a 15-13 record. Svenskeren would not play for the team in the playoffs. He would then leave the team in November of 2013 to join SK Gaming. Near the end of 2013, SK would go on a winning spree in smaller tournaments, getting 1st place finishes in EUW Challenger Series #15, Black Monster Cup #4, WePlay LoL Invitational and DreamHack Winter 2013.

2014

SK Gaming would participate in the 2014 season of the LCS. In the Spring Split, SK would have a very impressive regular season run, finishing 1st with an 18-10 record. But they would fall 1-3 to Fnatic in the finals, finishing 2nd. Summer was tougher for SK, as they would finish 4th in the regular season with a 15-13 record. After finishing 3rd in the playoffs, SK Gaming would qualify for the 2014 World Championship, this being Sven's first worlds appearance. However, right before the group stages began, Svenskeren was caught using an offensive summoner name which was declared to be racist by Riot. He was then banned from SK Gaming's first three group stage games. Despite taking one game off of Taipei Assassins and Team SoloMid, SK Gaming finished 3rd in the group and was unable to advance.

2015

The spring split of the 2015 EU LCS was rather strange for SK. While they finished 1st in the regular season with an impressive 15-3 record only dropping three games, they were defeated by Unicorns of Love in the playoffs and then by H2k-Gaming in the 3rd place match. Despite the team having a lot of talented players and Svenskeren being recognized as a strong carry jungler, they were unable to work out their internal problems. The Summer Split turned out to be SK's downfall as the team finished 9th in the regular season and was then relegated from the LCS by G2 Esports. Svenskeren would then leave the team in November to join NA powerhouse Team SoloMid.

2016

Svenskeren's first appearance as TSM's jungler was at IEM Season X - San Jose where they would defeat LGD Gaming 2-0 to advance to the semifinals but would then lose 0-2 to Origen. TSM would also later attend IEM Season X - World Championship as the defending champions. They were however unable to defend their title, only making it to the semifinals where they lost 0-2 to SK Telecom T1. After a very shaky regular season in the 2016 NA LCS Spring Split, TSM entered the 2016 NA LCS Spring Playoffs as the 6th seed, the lowest in the organization's history. They were however able to defy expectations and make it to the finals, defeating Cloud9 and the heavy favorites Immortals. In the finals they would face off against rivals Counter Logic Gaming and despite a close 5 game series, CLG was able to win the championship with a 3-2 win. This meant TSM failed to qualify for the 2016 Mid-Season Invitational. Despite some disappointing results, the team went to bootcamp in Korea in preparation for the Summer Split. TSM proved to be the most dominant team in NA after going 17-1 in the regular season of the summer split. Heading into the 2016 NA LCS Summer Playoffs as the heavy favorites, they proved to be the best after defeating Counter Logic Gaming in the semifinals and then Cloud9 in the finals, taking home their fourth NA LCS title and qualifying for the 2016 World Championship as NA's #1 seed.

Heading into Worlds, TSM was drawn in Group D along with Royal Never Give Up, Samsung Galaxy and Splyce.

Trivia

  • Also competes at a high level in StarCraft II.
  • Has a diverse pool of jungle champs which includes  Lee Sin,  Nunu, and  Maokai.
  • His name means "The Swede" in Danish.
  • Won the MVP award in the third week of the EU LCS 2015 Spring Season.

Achievements

2016
Date Event Result
2016-04-17 2016 NA LCS Spring Playoffs Silver.png TSM 2 : 3 CLGlogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming
2016-03-06 IEM Season X - World Championship SF.png Team SoloMid 0 : 2 SKT T1logo std.png SK Telecom T1
2015
Date Event Result
2015-11-22 IEM Season X - San Jose SF.png TSM 0 : 2 Origenlogo std.png Origen
2015-04-18 2015 EU LCS Spring Playoffs Copper.png sk 2 : 3 H2klogo std.png H2k-Gaming
2014
Date Event Result
2014-08-16 2014 EU LCS Summer Playoffs Bronze.png SK Gaming 3 : 0 ROCCATlogo std.png Team ROCCAT
2014-04-17 2014 EU LCS Spring Playoffs Silver.png SK 1 : 3 Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic
2013
Date Event Result
2013-11-30 DreamHack Winter 2013 Gold.png sk 2 : 1 KMTlogo std.png Kiedys Mialem Team
2013-11-17 EUW Challenger Series Week 15 Cup Gold.png sk 3 : 2 TCMlogo std.png TCM Gaming
2012
Date Event Result
2012-12-21 Eclypsia Christmas Cup Gold.png copenhagen wolves 3 : 0 Giantslogo std.png Giants Gaming
2012-12-15 NorthCon eSport Arena 2012 Gold.png copenhagen wolves 2 : 1 Acerlogo std.png Team Acer
2012-12-09 THOR Open 2012 Silver.png copenhagen wolves 0 : 2 Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic
2012-11-23 DreamHack Winter 2012 SF.png copenhagen wolves 0 : 2 CLG EUlogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming Europe

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  • 2015
  • 2017

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