Nukeduck

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Nukeduck
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Background Information
Name: Erlend Våtevik Holm
Country of Birth: Norway Norway
Residency: News Label - Europe.png Europe
Competitive
Team: Team Vitality
Role: Mid
Previous Role: Support
Favorite champions:   
Soloqueue IDs: GoldPoro6 (NA), LD nuke, eksde12345, nukedùck, fishpudding, Jewduck, 3DMAX Nukeduck, the nukeducker, ROCCAT Nukedùck, Magnus Carlsën
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Team History
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Dec 2011 - Feb 2012
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Jul 2012 - Oct 2012
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TtDragonslogo std.png Tt Dragons
Nov 2012 - Nov 2012
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H2klogo std.png H2k-Gaming
Nov 2012 - Jan 2013
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TeamSoloMebdilogo std.png Team Solo Mebdi
Jan 2013 - Jun 2013
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SNSlogo std.png Sinners Never Sleep
Jun 2013 - Nov 2013
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Nov 2013 - May 2014
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NiPlogo std.png Ninjas in Pyjamas
May 2014 - Jun 2014
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Jun 2014 - Dec 2014
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Jan 2015 - Dec 2015
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Dec 2015 - Present
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Erlend "Nukeduck" Våtevik Holm is the mid laner for Team Vitality.

Biography

Nukeduck is a League of Legends player hailing from Arendal, Norway. He first started playing Super Smash Bros Melee. He would move on to playing World of Warcraft, Defense of the Ancients (DOTA) but was not able to speak English back then (which hindered his chances at going further).

Early in Season 1, his floorball coach introduced Nukeduck and his friends to League of Legends. The Norwegian player had a lot of fun due to playing with them constantly, and he stuck to LoL ever since (unlike his friends).

After a Platinum rank finish in Season 1, he meteorically rose through the solo queue rankings, as his champion pool was well adapted to the Season 2 meta. Playing against the same people made him enjoy the game, just as he used to enjoy it when playing with his friends. He teamed up with puszu and MeDroiD on his first team. Competitive gaming made him step up as he would play against better players as his trials would shape his playstyle.

Nukeduck qualified to the Season 3 World Championship with his team Lemondogs, finishing 2nd in the Summer Playoffs. However, he moved to Ninjas in Pyjamas alongside mithy and Zorozero on the wake of Bjergsen's departure to Team SoloMid. As the team failed to hold its relegation spot against KMT, he participated in the Challenger Series.

On March 28th, 2014, Nukeduck was fined $500 USD for using offensive, racist language in a League of Legends game lobby.[1]

On June 6th, 2014, Erlend Våtevik Holm was Suspended from the League Championship Series and the Challenger Series through the end of 2014 due to extremely toxic behavior in solo queue. This behavior included, but was not limited to, in game harassment, verbal abuse, and general toxicity.[2]

2015 Preseason

On December 9th, 2014 Nukeduck's ban was lifted by Riot, leaving him free to play in the 2015 LCS and Challenger Series.[3]

At the start of the season, Nukeduck joined Team ROCCAT. The team had an unsuccessful LCS Spring Split, finishing the regular season in 8th place, which meant that they would play in the Summer Promotion. Here, the team faced Copenhagen Wolves Academy and came out victorious, securing their spot in the Summer Split.

The Summer Split itself was far more successful for Nukeduck and the team, finishing the regular season in 5th place partly thanks to Nukeduck's impressive performances on a range of champions. This meant they would qualify for the Summer Playoffs, where the team were beaten in the quarterfinals by Unicorns Of Love, meaning that they would pick up 20 Championship Points and go on to play in the 2015 Season Europe Regional Finals. Team ROCCAT went on to lose to eventual qualifiers Origen in Round 2 of the gauntlet.

2016 Season

Nukeduck left ROCCAT in December 2015 and joined Team Vitality, a French organization that expended into League of Legends by purchasing Gambit Gaming's LCS slot. With himself, Cabochard, Shook, Hjärnan, and kaSing comprising the roster, the team was considered one of the top lineups in the LCS, and they finished the split in third place, behind the surprise first-place G2 Esports and second-place H2k. In the playoffs, however, they were upset by the sixth-place Fnatic and eliminated in the quarterfinals.

Trivia

  • Nukeduck came from two parts:
  • 'Nuke' from his DotA days (when you massively chunk a champion's health with a single attack)
  • 'Duck' because it went along
  • Used to play basketball and floorball in the local scene before League of Legends.
  • His improvement in English coincided with his League of Legends early days, as he would have English courses at school.
  • His first champions were  Ryze and  Malzahar
  • Was primarily known for his  Malzahar early in his career

Pentakills

Date Region Tournament Team Vs Champion Pos W/L KDA SB VOD
2017-07-14 News Label - Europe.png Europe EU LCS Summer 2017 - Week 6 VITlogo std.png  NiPlogo std.png   Corki Mid W 10/0/3
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Achievements

  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
2017
Date Event Result
2017-08-13 2017 EU LCS Summer Round Robin Copper.png Team Vitality VITlogo std.png 5 : 8 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2017-04-02 2017 EU LCS Spring Round Robin Copper.png Team Vitality VITlogo std.png 3 : 10 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2015
Date Event Result
2015-08-30 2015 Season Europe Regional Finals Bronze.png Team ROCCAT ROCCATlogo std.png 2 : 3 Origenlogo std.png Origen

Interviews

  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013

Articles

Other Content

Gallery

External Links

References

  1. Esports Competition Ruling: Fining of Nukeduck and Mithy forums.na.leagueoflegends.com
  2. League of Legends Competition Ruling - Suspension of Nukeduck and Mithy euw.leagueoflegends.com
  3. End-of-Suspension Review: Erlend “Nukeduck”Holm lolesports.com