|Country of Birth||Denmark|
|Alternate IDs||OG Niels, Zvenillan, I LOVE YOU LAURA (KR)|
|Team||Start Date||End Date||Role|
Despite playing League of Legends professionally since 2013, Zven's first major showing came in 2015 when he joined Origen. Forming a formidable bottom lane duo with long time partner Mithy, he was one of the main factors behind Origen's crushing performance in the EU Challenger Series. The team made it to the LCS quickly and finished second in their first LCS split. Qualifying for Worlds in a similar manner, they would end up having a performance Europe can be proud of, finishing 3rd-4th after losing to SK Telecom T1 in the semifinals.
Zven in particular was praised for his consistency and team fighting. He and Mithy would end up leaving Origen and joining G2 Esports after the team entered a huge slump. Though this decision was criticized by fans, Zven would end up winning multiple splits with G2. Unfortunately the team wasn't able to show up at Worlds twice in a row. He and Mithy then decided to move over to North America and join Team SoloMid for the 2018 Season in the hopes that they'll have better international showings.
Originally playing under the alias Stæhr during his time at Hoang5, he changed his name to Niels HD when he moved to Tricked eSports. He made this move along with compatriot Jesiz, as Tricked acquired the roster of Hoang5. The first big LAN event that he competed in with Tricked was the Copenhagen Games 2013. With the team, he also competed in the SCAN & NVIDIA EUW Invitational, where they were knocked out in the semifinals by a strong Eternity Gaming lineup.
He left Tricked later on in the year, joining CJ Gaming. After a short time on the team's roster, Niels moved to Intellectual Playground, where he played with Santorin and NeeGodbro. During his time with the team, he accomplished a 2nd place finish at the WePlay LoL Invitational, losing in the final to an LCS-hardened SK Gaming outfit. He also competed at DreamHack Winter 2013, where he and Intellectual Playground finished 3rd, losing in the semifinals again to the same strong SK Gaming team, which happened to feature his former teammate, Jesiz.
After leaving Intellectual Playground, he joined Team Kappa Prime, changing his name to Phlow. He and the team came competed in the SCAN EUW Winter Invitational, but were knocked out by Gamers2 in the semifinals. However, the team's lineup impressed, and were picked up by SK Gaming Prime soon after. Under his new alias, Zvanillan, the first tournament he played with the team was the FACEIT Challenger Invitational. SK Prime came in 2nd, losing to Ninjas in Pyjamas in the final. Zvanillan and the team also competed in Challenger Spring Series #1, where SK Prime were knocked out in the quarterfinals by the same NiP team.
SK Prime also played in the 2nd FACEIT Challenger Invitational. The tournament was another success, with Zvanillan and the team finishing 2nd behind Gamers2. His last tournament with the team was at the Copenhagen Games 2014, where SK Prime couldn't make it out of their group. The team's roster then disbanded, and with this Zvanillan decided to take a break from the competitive scene.
With Origen, Niels qualified for the EUCS Spring Qualifier via the Challenger Ladder, where they beat Millenium Spirit in their bracket final, securing their qualification to the EUCS Spring Season. Origen were unbeaten until their penultimate game of the split, against LowLandLions.White, and despite dropping that one game easily secured first place in the regular season. Origen also placed highly in tournaments throughout this period, winning the ESL MWC Challenge and Gamers Assembly 2015. The Spring Playoffs saw Origen beat Reason Gaming in the semifinals 2-1 and then going on to sweep Copenhagen Wolves Academy (the team formerly known as LowLandLions.White) in the final to win the tournament and secure automatic qualification to the LCS Summer Season.
Throughout the EU LCS Summer Season, Origen jostled for 2nd position with H2k-Gaming, while Fnatic sat far ahead in an undefeated 1st place throughout. Impressive individual performances including Niels's Kalista and Corki helped the team to a 2nd place regular season finish, and with it a bye past the Summer Playoffs quarterfinal round. Niels himself was awarded the title for Outstanding Rookie of the Split. In the semifinals, Origen faced off against rivals H2k and won 3-1; perhaps even more impressively, they took two games off Fnatic in the finals despite ultimately losing the series. Their second-place overall finish earned Origen 90 Championship Points, enough for the second seed in the 2015 Season Europe Regional Finals. There, they beat Team ROCCAT in a 3-2 series and then Unicorns of Love in an easy 3-0 and successfully qualified for the 2015 World Championship, where they would play as Europe's #3 seed.
At the 2015 World Championship, Origen were drawn into Group D along with Team SoloMid, KT Rolster, and LGD Gaming. Origen went 3-0 in the 1st week of the round robin and ended the group with a 4-2 record, meaning they would advance to the knockout stage of the tournament. Origen won their quarterfinal series 3-1 against the Flash Wolves, becoming the first Western team to win a best-of-five at a World Championship, but were later knocked out by SK Telecom T1 in the semifinals.
Origen and Niels competed at IEM San Jose, and were given a bye to the semifinals due to Fnatic's withdrawal from the tournament. The team fielded their roster from the previous season, but with PowerOfEvil in the mid lane and xPeke taking a coaching role. They took down Team SoloMid in the semifinals, and went on to beat Counter Logic Gaming in the final - winning the tournament without losing a single game. In January 2016, Niels renamed to Zven.
Origen's performance at IEM San Jose resulted in their qualification to the IEM World Championship. At the tournament, they first lost to Royal Never Give Up in the upper bracket of their group before then losing to Team SoloMid in the lower bracket, resulting in the team's elimination from the tournament.
After the end of the spring split, Mithy and Zven left Origen and joined G2 Esports.
- Favorite dish is Kebab.
- Was the only non-LCS player to be named in gaming.dk's team of the year.
- Was introduced to WhiteKnight108 and HawkDon through solo queue.
- Outstanding Rookie of the 2015 Season EU LCS Summer Split.
|2016-08-28||2016 EU LCS Summer Playoffs||G2 3 : 1 Splyce|
|2016-07-31||2016 EU LCS Summer Season||G2 10-8-0 Not found|
|2016-04-17||2016 EU LCS Spring Playoffs||Origen 1 : 3 G2 Esports|
|2015-12-13||All-Star Los Angeles 2015 5v5||EU LCS Allstars 0 : 2 LCK Allstars|
|2015-11-22||IEM Season X - San Jose||OR 3 : 0 Counter Logic Gaming|
|2015-10-24||2015 Season World Championship||OR 0 : 3 SK Telecom T1|
|2015-08-31||2015 Season Europe Regional Finals||OR 3 : 0 Unicorns Of Love|
|2015-08-23||2015 EU LCS Summer Playoffs||OR 2 : 3 Fnatic|
|2015-04-08||2015 EU Challenger Series Spring Playoffs||OR 3 : 0 Copenhagen Wolves Academy|
|2015-04-06||Gamers Assembly 2015||OR 3 : 0 Millenium|
|2015-03-25||2015 EU Challenger Series Spring Season||OR 9 : 1 Not found|
|2015-03-04||ESL MWC Challenge||OR 2 : 0 Gamers2|
|2014-02-02||FACEIT Challenger Invitational||SK Prime 0 : 2 Ninjas in Pyjamas|
|2013-12-22||WePlay LoL Invitational||Intellectual Playground 0 : 3 SK Gaming|
|2013-11-29||DreamHack Winter 2013||Intellectual Playground 1 : 2 SK Gaming|
- October 3rd, Niels efter segern över TSM with Fragbite
- October 4th, Niels on going undefeated at Worlds, Hermit's coaching, and Origen's winning mentality with The Daily Dot
- October 5th, Niels on Origen's start: 'I don’t feel like there’s pressure on me to perform [but] maybe there is now that we’re 3-0' with theScore
- October 16th, "We got lucky" Niels on Origen's amazing quarter finals performance with PC Gamer
- December 11th, Niels: "Everyone wanted to win against NA, and then win the 1v1 tournament" with theScore
- January 14th - Ask the Pros: Origen's Zven with LoL Esports
- February 2nd - Origen's Zven: 'Not going 2-0 this week would have been bad for us' with The Score Esports
- March 24th - Zven on facing UoL in the playoffs: 'UoL is the weakest team of the other five in the playoffs' with theScore
- April 11th - Zven on H2K's performance: 'I'm really disappointed in Vander and Jankos overall' with The Score Esports
- April 30th - Zven In The Spotlight with Origen
- August 19th - Zven: 'If we won the split, we would make up for the G2 fiasco at MSI...that would be a nice thing' with TheScore eSports
- January 22nd - "Fnatic ist unser größter Konkurrent" with sport1
- April 3rd - Zven's playstyle: "Win lane if you can, but don't cost your team the game. Don't try to be a star." with Blitz Esports
- May 12th - G2 Zven: 'The most important thing here is that we got better as a team' with YAHOO! Esports
- July 4th - G2 Zven on UOL and Fnatic at Rift Rivals: “(They) are pure best-of-one teams. They are much better in best-of-ones than best-of-fives, in my opinion.” with Slingshot Esports
- August 15th - Player Spotlight: Niels by LoL Esports
- August 21st - WATCH FOR THESE PLAYERS IN THE LCS FINALS AND 3RD PLACE MATCHES by Emily Rand (lolesports.com)
- September 11th - WORLDS 2015 TEAM PROFILE - ORIGEN by CaptainTim (esportsheaven.com)
- October 4th - Niels on going undefeated at Worlds, Hermit's coaching, and Origen's winning mentality by Josh Raven (dailydot.com)
- December 10th - Best of Origen Niels "youtube.com"
- September 22nd - League of Legends Worlds: 7 AD carries to watch by Taylor Cocke (esports.yahoo.com)
- September 24th - The Worlds Top 20: #16 - Zven by LoL Esports
- September 25th - Past to Present: The Story of Zven by theScore Esports
- September 26th -
- November 4th - Kelsey Moser's EU LCS 2016 Player Awards and All-Stars Votes by Kelsey Moser (thescoreesports.com)
- January 23rd - Zven: 'We used to play really fast and when things went wrong they went really, really wrong really, really fast' by Sasha Erfanian (thescoreesports.com)
- March 14th - G2 Esports: Defeating the Monster by G2 Esports
- March 31st - Zven & Mithy: Synergy at first sight by LoL Esports
- April 6th - The top 10 players from the 2017 EU LCS Spring Split by theScore esports
- April 24th - Zven: “Maybe if we do well at MSI, we can make up a little bit for what happened in the past, and it will change some fans’ minds.” by Vince Nairn (slingshotesports.com)
- May 9th - Mid-Season Invitational 2017 power rankings by Gabriel Zoltan-Johan (thescoreesports.com)
- May 11th -
- G2 Zven on Nunu pick: "We've actually practiced it, and it always worked for us." by Jaeic Lee (invenglobal.com)
- The Moment: MSI 2017 Group Stage Day 2 Highlight by Byungho Kim (invenglobal.com)
- May 18th - Eyes on MSI: Europe Ep. 3 by LoL Esports
- May 20th - G2 Zven: "Doing scrims against SKT, WE, FW allowed us to learn and catch up" by Jaeic Lee (invenglobal.com)
- May 30th - This is our Kingdom by LoL Esports
- September 20th - WORLDS 2017 TOP 20 by LoL Esports
- September 28th - G2 Esports talk tactics and strategy for Worlds by Pieter van Hulst (redbull.com)
- Origen's Twitter Posttwitter.com
- LCS 2015 Summer Split awards presented on PTL and LCS Finals lolesports.com