Vander Domestic Career
Oskar “Vander” Bogdan began his LoL career as an AD carry for DELTAeSPORTS. Still, his first notable showings happened on EloHell. Together with his teammates, he attended the Season 2 Regional Finals, but unfortunately, they clashed with the tournament favorites—Moscow Five—in the Quarterfinals. In a predictable fashion, EloHell suffered a 0-2 defeat and were eliminated from the tournament.
After such a disappointing showing, the lineup disbanded, and Vander went on to play for The Mighty Midgets. His team took part in DreamHack Winter 2012 but failed to make it past the group stage. The entire roster was later acquired by Mousesports, and Vander left the organization shortly thereafter.
He took a brief break before returning and joining Millenium. But as luck would have it, the organization disbanded several weeks later. Afterward, Vander signed with Eternity Gaming. He participated in a string of smaller tournaments and decided to switch to support for DreamHack Summer 2013. The move worked. Eternity finished their group with a 2-1 record and qualified for the playoffs. And while they fell 0-2 at the hand of Dark Passage, this was still one of Vander’s best showings.
When the Eternity lineup left the organization, Vander went on to Kiedys Mialem Team (KMT). His stay was brief, though, as the entire roster received an invitation to join H2K. Their first tournament was DreamHack Bucharest 2013. H2K tore through the competition, defeating the likes of Team Property, Millenium, and Copenhagen Wolves to claim their first trophy.
They also attended the 2014 EU LCS Spring Prequalifier 1. H2K did well at the tournament, defeating RoughNeX 3-0 to enter the Promotion Tournament. The entire lineup joined GF-Gaming before getting inexplicably dropped a week later. Still, this roster didn’t disband. Instead, they reformed as Kiedyś Miałem Team.
On KMT, Vander went to DreamHack Winter 2013. His team showed up in the group stage, securing a 3-0 record and qualifying for the playoffs. There, KMT took down LowLandLions 2-0 to advance to the finals. However, this was the end of the line for them, and they fell in a close series against SK Gaming.
Next, KMT used the spot they earned on H2K to participate in the Promotion Tournament. They did well on the Challenger Stage and dismantled Ninjas in Pyjamas to qualify for the 2014 EU LCS Spring Split. In the off-season, the entire KMT roster was picked up by Team ROCCAT.
Despite being complete newcomers, ROCCAT stood their ground against LCS veterans. With a 15-13 record over the regular season, they qualified for the playoffs in fourth place. In the Quarterfinals, ROCCAT crushed Gambit Gaming, but the following loss to SK Gaming knocked them down to the third-place match. There, ROCCAT upset Alliance in a dominant 2-0 victory.
ROCCAT entered the 2014 Summer Split with high hopes, but suddenly, they started struggling. Even so, they managed to come back in the latter half of the split to secure a sixth-place finish and a spot in the playoffs. Once again, they started their run with a win, this time against SUPA HOT CREW. But the subsequent losses to Fnatic and SK Gaming led to ROCCAT finishing summer in fourth place.
ROCCAT decided to stick together for the 2015 Spring Split. But the result was nothing short of disastrous. After going 6-12 in the regular season, they were knocked down to the Promotion Tournament. There, they protected their LCS slot with a 3-0 victory over CW Academy.
In summer, ROCCAT picked up the slack and qualified for the playoffs with an 8-10 record. Unfortunately, their run came to an end after a quick 2-3 loss to UOL. Of course, ROCCAT could still qualify for Worlds through the Regional Finals. They kicked off the tournament with a win against Giants Gaming, but the subsequent loss to Origen put an end to their ambitions.
In the off-season, Vander joined H2K. The organization entered the 2016 EU LCS Spring Split with a brand new roster and proved its worth as a top-tier team. H2K’s 14-4 run earned them a bye to the Semifinals, but they ran out of steam in a clash with the resurging Origen lineup. A 2-3 loss knocked them down to the third-place match where H2K lost a close series against Fnatic.
In the 2016 Summer Split, H2K were plagued by internal issues. This reflected poorly on their record, and they finished the season in fourth place. Even so, they managed to recollect themselves for the playoffs. Their 3-0 victory over Fnatic showed a lot of promise, but a 2-3 loss to Splyce knocked them down to another third-place match. There, H2K defeated Unicorns of Love with a 3-1 score. In spite of such an underwhelming run, H2K managed to collect enough Championship Points to qualify for Worlds.
Despite this success, Vander left H2K to join FC Schalke 04. With his help, Schalke took over the 2017 EU CS Spring Split without dropping a single game. But inexplicably, they fell apart in the playoffs, losing 1-3 in their series against Misfits Academy. This caused Vander to leave for Team Vitality. Still, his new team couldn’t find success in the 2017 EU LCS Summer Split, and failed to break into the playoffs.
Vander then returned to Schalke 04 to play in the 2018 EU LCS Spring Split.
Vander International Tournaments
On Team ROCCAT, Vander went to his first international tournament, IEM Season 9 Cologne. His team scored a confident victory against Dolphins of Wall Street, but the following series against CLG ended in a 1-2 defeat.
On H2K, he took part in IEM Season 10 Cologne. They defeated Cloud9 in the Quarterfinals, but the subsequent loss to ESC Ever knocked them out of the competition.
Then, H2K attended the 2016 World Championship. In the group stage, they persevered against EDG and AHQ to secure a #1 seed. This caused them to meet Albus Nox Luna in the Quarterfinals, and H2K took down the wildcard team with a 3-0 score. Still, their run came to an end with a 0-3 Semifinals loss to Samsung Galaxy.