Steve (Etienne Michels)

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Background Information
Name: Etienne Michels
Country of Birth: France France
Birthday: July 9, 1995 (1995-07-09) (age 22)
Residency: News Label - Europe.png Europe
Team: NeverBack Gaming
Role: Top
Favorite champions:   
Soloqueue IDs: Stev3, SPARTA Steve, LDLC Steve, ROCCAT Stëve, ROCCAT Baker, godlikejungler
Social Media and Links
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Team History
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May 2013 - Jun 2013
Playing-DucksLogo std.png Playing Ducks
Jun 2013 - ??? 2013
ESClogo std.png ESC Gaming Europe
Sep 2013 - Oct 2013
STOlogo std.png Salade Tomate Oignon
Feb 2014 - Mar 2014
Logo std2.png Steve Bakes Cookies
Jun 2014 - ??? 2014
RoughNeXlogo std.png RoughNeX
Oct 2014 - Feb 2015
Spartalogo std.png ThunderBot SPARTA
Mar 2015 - Mar 2015
PkDlogo std.png Planetkey Dynamics
Mar 2015 - Mar 2015
Logo std2.png Mashallah Gaming
Mar 2015 - May 2015
LDLClogo std.png Team-LDLC
May 2015 - Jan 2016
ROCCATlogo std.png Team ROCCAT
Jan 2016 - May 2016
ELlogo std.png Elements
May 2016 - Dec 2016
S04logo std.png FC Schalke 04
Dec 2016 - Jun 2017
PSGlogo std.png Paris Saint-Germain
Jun 2017 - Present
NB.logo std.png NeverBack Gaming
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Etienne "Steve" Michels is the top laner for NeverBack Gaming.


Etienne "Steve" Michels is from Strasbourg, France. He started playing games with Pokemon and Legend of Zelda on the Gameboy and then switched to PC gaming with Age of Empires and Sim City, then Unreal Tournament, Guild Wars, Warcraft 3, and Dota before beginning to play League of Legends.

League of Legends Career

Steve started playing League of Legends on the NA server. In the first week of ranked play, he reached 1530 Elo, which was top 30 on the server at the time. He moved to the EU server when it was created. Originally an AD carry player in seasons 1 and 2, Steve switched to toplane during season 3 when he started playing with amateur teams. After graduating from high school, he decided to take a year off from studies to pursue competitive gaming from 2013-2014, and during that time he played with Team ESC Gaming and Steve Bakes Cookies.

2015 Preseason

At the end of his gap year, Steve returned to school, studying physics and engineering. However, when Sparta approached him to become their toplaner in October 2014, Steve agreed and put his studies on hold again to move to Paris and live in their gaming house. With Sparta, Steve qualified for the EU Expansion Tournament via the ranked 5's ladder. Sparta were knocked out in Round 1 of the online phase after being beaten by Different Dimension.

2015 Season

After a couple months with Team-LDLC, Steve joined ROCCAT, replacing Overpow for the LCS Summer Season. The split itself was relatively successful for Steve and the team, finishing the regular season in 5th place partly thanks to Steve's impressive performances on  Maokai and  Ekko in particular. 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

In December 2015, Team ROCCAT announced they would loan Steve and MrRalleZ to an unnamed Challenger team for the 2016 spring season;[1] however, the two instead joined LCS team Elements. Elements's roster for the 2016 season seemed weak to fans, and many expected them to be relegated; however, they were able to hang on to seventh place for the majority of the split to automatically requalify for the summer split without seeing any post-season play.


  • Has lived in Belgium and Saudi Arabia.
  • Has played badminton at a regional competitive level


  • 2015
  • 2014



External Links


  1. Team ROCCAT's Facebook Post