Nicolai “dev1ce” Reedtz started playing Counter-Strike when he was only 10 years old, and CS:GO right after the release of the game in 2012. Besides that he does not want to share much about his personal life. He is a humble player who does not talk about himself often and he does not think that he is one of the best, but his opponents know he is.
Dev1ce CS:GO Professional Career
Dev1ce played his first official CS:GO with the Swedish team Fnatic as a temporary stand-in in March 2013 on the ESL Major Series One. In 2014 he went to Team Dignitas where he played with professionals that are still active, René “cajunb” Borg, Peter “dupreeh” Rasmussen, Andreas “Xyp9x” Højsleth, and Finn “karrigan” Andersen. Although Team Dignitas never played the Grand-Finals of any CS:GO event, dev1ce was placed in TOP 20 CS:GO players in 2014.
Things got better for him in 2015, he joined American team Solo Mid and won many tournaments with them. In January of 2016, he and his teammates organized their own team called Astralis. Together they won many titles and they are still on top and the first placed team currently. He was in the TOP 20 players on HLTV list for the last 5 years.
- 20th in 2014
- 3rd in 2015
- 3rd in 2016
- 5th in 2017
- 3rd in 2018
In May of 2018, things started to go sideways for dev1ce. He was diagnosed with IBS and that kept dev1ce away from CS:GO scene. Ruben “RUBINO” Villarroel, Jacob “Pimp” Winneche and Dennis “dennis” Edmand tried to step-in as a temporary solution but no one could replace him.
The problem is that there is still no real cure for an illness like IBS. Dev1ce had to change his lifestyle completely. He started a very strict diet and after 2 months he was finally back from a medical leave.
Device in 2018
Dev1ce is currently playing for Astralis team as a primary AWP with 1,16 rating on HLTV in the last 6 months. In 2018, he was MVP of 4 tournaments, including ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2018, ECS Season 5 finals and FACEIT Major in London. This player is always at his top performance, he is not aggressive and not so talented as s1mple but he is smart. That is what makes him one of the best players in the world.
There’s no doubt that esports move fast. A team or player can go from best in the world to mediocre in months. That is the main reason he is at the top for the 4 years straight. Even the best players have bad days and bad aim, but with his smart gameplay and right holds he is able to always come on top without bad performances.