Amazing Domestic Career
Amazing began his League of Legends career on Absolute Legends Alpha. He went through a number of teams in an attempt to qualify for the upcoming EU LCS, but it wasn’t until he joined Copenhagen Wolves that he had his first notable showings. Together with his teammates, Amazing played in the IEM Season 8 Cologne amateur bracket. Copenhagen Wolves kicked off their run with a confident 2-0 against SK Gaming before finding another decisive 2-0 victory against Ninjas in Pyjamas.
Afterward, they went to the 2014 EU LCS Promotion. Copenhagen Wolves breezed through the group stage without dropping a single game. In the playoffs, they capitalized on this momentum by defeating MeetYourMakers 3-1 and qualifying for the 2014 EU LCS Spring Split.
Amazing had a rough time in the 2014 EU LCS Spring Split, as Copenhagen Wolves struggled to keep up with the increased level of competition. Their 13-15 record was barely enough to advance to the knockout stage where they suffered a 2-1 loss at the hand of Alliance.
With that, Copenhagen Wolves had to defend their spot in the promotion tournament. They were challenged by Denial eSports EU, but in the end, Copenhagen Wolves scored a 3-1 victory, effectively proving they were the better team. In spite of such a haphazard showing, Amazing stood out as the MVP of his team, and his mechanical prowess on Lee Sin, Elise, and Evelynn made him one of the best junglers in Europe.
In the off-season, he parted ways with Copenhagen Wolves to play in North America for Team SoloMid. At first, fans were apprehensive about the move since Amazing was replaced TSM’s veteran starter, TheOddOne. But the German jungler put these doubts to rest with a string of dominant showings in the 2014 NA LCS Summer Split. With his help, TSM produced a 16-12 record to secure a third-place regular season finish.
The playoffs went even better, as TSM defeated Team Dignitas with a 3-1 score and won a close 5-game series against LMQ. In the finals, they clashed with their main rivals, Cloud9. And for the first time in a while, TSM outperformed C9 to find a narrow 3-2 victory and raise the NA LCS trophy. With that, Amazing qualified for his first-ever World Championship.
After Worlds, Amazing inexplicably announced that he will be stepping down from Team SoloMid and returning to Europe. He cited personal reasons as the motive behind the move.
2015 started with Amazing joining Origen alongside sOAZ, xPeke, Mithy, and Niels. Together with his teammates, he took on the 2015 EU CS Spring Qualifier and defeated Millenium Spirit to break into the Challenger Series. As the league progressed, it became increasingly clear that Origen were a cut above their opponents. Their 9-1 record made it all too easy to qualify for the playoffs where Origen took down Reason Gaming and Copenhagen Wolves Academy to qualify for the EU LCS.
The 2015 EU LCS Summer Split went well for Origen. They quickly made a name for themselves as one of the best teams in Europe, and their 12-6 record amounted to a second-place finish in the regular season. Origen used this momentum to score a 3-1 semifinals victory over H2K. But the finals told a different story, and Origen suffered a 3-2 loss at the hand of the undefeated Fnatic lineup.
Since this was their first EU LCS split, this placing didn’t produce enough Championship Points to qualify for Worlds, so Origen had to go through the Regional Finals. There, they fought through an unexpectedly close 5-game series against Team ROCCAT. However, their final opponents—Unicorns of Love—proved to be much more manageable, and Origen punched their Worlds ticked with an easy 3-0 victory.
Things began to go downhill in the 2016 EU LCS Spring Split. Origen had a very slow start to their regular season, and their 11-7 record amounted to a third-place finish. Granted, they picked up the slack in the playoffs where they dismantled Unicorns of Love without dropping a single game. However, the semifinals were a lot closer, and Origen found a narrow 3-2 victory against H2K. The finals were even worse, as Origen lost 3-1 to the newly-promoted G2 Esports.
In the off-season, Origen’s bot lane of Zven and Mithy left to play for G2. This prompted a massive fall from grace, and Origen struggled to gain any ground in the 2016 EU LCS Summer Split. Their 2-8-8 record (wins-ties-losses) was drastically mediocre, so Amazing and the rest of his teammates missed out on the playoffs. In fact, they had to take part in the promotion tournament where they barely defended their LCS slot against Misfits.
After such a disappointing showing, Amazing left Origen to play for Fnatic. At this point, he was far from his peak form, which was emphasized by the fact that the entire team was struggling to overcome synergy issues. This caused Fnatic to bring in another jungler—Broxah—from their secondary lineup. As for Amazing, he was demoted to Fnatic Academy.
Amazing had a decent showing in the 2017 EU CS Spring Split. He helped Fnatic Academy secure a 2-1-2 record, which was enough to finish the regular season in second place. Afterward, Fnatic Academy won 3-2 over Paris Saint-Germain to qualify for the promotion tournament. They started their run with a confident 3-1 victory against Giants Gaming, but the following 3-2 loss to Misfits Academy knocked them down to the loser’s bracket. Still, Fnatic Academy didn’t let that get to them, and they produced another win over Giants Gaming to qualify for the 2017 EU LCS Summer Split.
Since fielding two teams was forbidden by the LCS ruleset, Fnatic sold their LCS slot to Ninjas in Pyjamas. The new owners decided to rebuild the roster, and Amazing was cut from the team. He found a new home on Mysterious Monkeys. However, his 2017 Summer Split was nothing short of disastrous.
Mysterious Monkeys struggled to stand up for themselves for the entire regular season, and their 2-11 record amounted to a last-place finish. This placing forced Mysterious Monkeys to play in the promotion tournament where they suffered back-to-back losses against FC Schalke 04 and Ninjas in Pyjamas. With that, Amazing was eliminated from the EU LCS.
Amazing spent the 2018 EU LCS Spring Split working as an analyst for Riot Games. Ultimately, he decided he still had a hunger for pro play, so he signed with FC Schalke 04 for the 2018 Summer Split.
Amazing International Tournaments
On TSM, Amazing attended his first international tournament—the 2014 World Championship. His team showed up in the group stage, and its 4-2 record was enough to advance to the playoffs over SK Gaming and Taipei Assassins. Unfortunately, that was the end of the line for TSM, as they clashed with the powerhouse Samsung White lineup in the quarterfinals. A 3-1 loss put an end to their Worlds run.
Amazing went to the 2015 World Championship as a part of Origen. Origen put on a clinic in the group stage, and their 4-2 run allowed them to advance to the playoffs. Their first series was against Flash Wolves, and Origen managed to defeat the Taiwanese lineup with a 3-1 score. The semifinals went a very different way, though, as Origen fell 3-0 to the dominant SKT T1 roster. Still, this was one of the best performances an European team had at an international tournament, so fans hailed them as heroes.
After Worlds, Origen attended IEM Season 10 San Jose. They were seeded directly in the semifinals where they kicked off their run with a 2-0 win over TSM. The finals were also one-sided, as Origen crushed CLG without dropping a single game.
Origen’s San Jose performance earned them an invitation to the IEM Season 10 World Championship. Their run was incredibly brief, though, as Origen suffered a crushing defeat at the hand of Royal Never Give Up before losing 2-1 to TSM in the loser’s bracket.