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| teams = [[Image:flag_se.gif]] [[Divide et Impera]]<br>[[John Bauer Quakers]]<br>[[Image:flag_dk.gif]] [[Fallen Angels]]<br>[[Image:flag_se.gif]] [[Veterans]]<br>[[Image:flag_eu.gif]] [[Slackers2]]
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| teams = [[Image:flag_se.gif]] [[Divide et Impera]]<br>[[John Bauer Quakers]]<br>[[Image:flag_dk.gif]] [[Fallen Angels]]<br>[[Image:flag_se.gif]] [[Veterans]]<br>[[Image:flag_eu.gif]] [[Slackers2]]<br>[[Image:flag_se.gif]] [[Chosen]]
| teams_years = [[1999]]-[[2000]]<br>[[2004]]<br>[[2004]]<br>[[2004]]-[[2007]]<br>[[2007]]
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| teams_years = [[1999]]-[[2000]]<br>[[2004]]<br>[[2004]]<br>[[2004]]-[[2007]]<br>[[2007]]<br>[[2013]]
 
| achievement_years = [[2006]]<br>[[2006]]<br>[[2007]]
 
| achievement_years = [[2006]]<br>[[2006]]<br>[[2007]]
 
| achievement_tournaments = EQL Season 2 DIV3<br>NQR Season 9 SS Cup<br>EQL Season 5 DIV2
 
| achievement_tournaments = EQL Season 2 DIV3<br>NQR Season 9 SS Cup<br>EQL Season 5 DIV2
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By many hopefully considered as a humble and nice bloke with a passion for Quakeworld and the competitive aspect around it.
 
By many hopefully considered as a humble and nice bloke with a passion for Quakeworld and the competitive aspect around it.
 
== First contact ==
 
Åke Vader first started out his online gaming career back in [[1999]] with the clan [[Image:flag_se.gif]] [[Divide et Impera]] which he founded along with his cousin [[Björta]]. Back then it was all HPW action and a common place to gib on was [[FZ]]'s FFA servers - especially in the evenings when the price for surfing was sliced in half. The career with [[DEI]] was a painful one and not many games were won. After having played for a year or so, he quit Quakeworld and moved on to other games, specifically Quake 2 and Quake 3 Arena. Between 2000-2002 he passively followed the Quakeworld scene while playing mainly Quake 3 1on1.
 
 
== The return ==
 
As we all know, everyone who leaves Quakeworld always come back sometime, and this was the case with Mr.Vader too. In 2003 he founded [[Refragged]], a competitor to the big site [[QuakeWorld.nu]] which also offered scene news. With the help of [[FZ]] he managed to get web space for the site and later on also a few volunteers in the editorial department. After a couple of years the site went inactive and he remained passive within the scene. The art of writing was picked up after the venture with Refragged and so he started doing some coverage on Quakeworld for [[ESReality]], an E-sport site created by old school player [[Image:flag_gb.gif]] [[Sujoy]], which was welcomed by the admins over there.
 
 
== Finally a decent connection ==
 
When Åke Vader graduated from upper secondary school he decided it was time to move out and continue his studies on a university. The city he settled for was Jönköping and at this time he could finally get a decent DSL connection that allowed online gaming under optimal conditions.
 
As he had no idea where he really stood compared to the competition, he decided to start out slowly in the [http://nqr-network.com/nqr7/division.php?id=9 lowest tier of NQR7] in a clan called [[John Bauer Quakers]]. The venture there was a fairly successful one performance wise for himself, although a disappointment if you look at the clan as a whole.
 
 
After [[John Bauer Quakers]], Åke Vader wanted another challenge as the clan wasn't too active and he felt he could take another step on the Quakeworld ladder. He then joined [[Image:flag_dk.gif]] [[Fallen Angels]] and played there until the clan became too inactive. He soon, again, looked for another clan and his previous performances caused the division 2 clan [[Image:flag_se.gif]] [[Veterans]] to open their eyes for him as they were in need of players. A good move by both the clan and Mr.Vader who really enjoy eachother's company.
 
 
Around this time the main Quakeworld site [[QuakeWorld.nu]] was hacked which lead to a depression within the community. There were literally no big news sites nor tournaments around and especially the lack of tournaments made Åke Vader volunteer when he heard [[Image:flag_se.gif]] [[Zanne]] was about to start a league on his own called [[European Quake League]]. He offered his services and still maintains parts of the site today. After several EQL and NQR seasons with [[Image:flag_se.gif]] [[Veterans]], Åke Vader was picked up by [[Image:flag_eu.gif]] [[Slackers]]' project called [[Image:flag_eu.gif]] [[Slackers2]].
 
 
== Trivia ==
 
The alias Åke Vader is a combination of an old fashion Swedish firstname ("Åke") and the lastname is stolen from the master of the dark force: Darth Vader in Star Wars. The reason for picking this alias in the first place is that Åke is a quite old fashioned name (and also the name of Linus' father) which makes the combination Åke Vader sound silly, yet brilliant, in Swedish as Darth Vader is such an evil character. That it is a unique alias that people will recognise is a plus too.
 
  
 
== Activity ==
 
== Activity ==
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== External links ==
 
== External links ==
 
* [http://www.challenge-tv.com/index.php?mode=demos&game=2&searchtext=Ake+Vader Demos with Åke Vader] at [[Challenge-TV]]
 
* [http://www.challenge-tv.com/index.php?mode=demos&game=2&searchtext=Ake+Vader Demos with Åke Vader] at [[Challenge-TV]]
* [http://qw.fragzone.se Refragged]
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* [http://www.refragged.com Refragged]
* [http://www.eql.nu European Quake League]
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* [http://eql.quakeworld.nu European Quake League]
 
* [http://www.esreality.com ESReality]
 
* [http://www.esreality.com ESReality]
* [http://www.skavibe.com Skavibe] (personal website)
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* [http://www.twitch.tv/ake_vader Åke Vader's Twitch Stream Channel]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 21:49, 26 January 2015


Åke Vader
Vader happy after having fed his brand new phone with beer. It didn't like it.
Personal information
Alias(es) Alpha 1
Real name Linus
Date of birth 1985
Nationality Flag se.gif Swedish
Current clan Chosen
Current status Active
Clan history
Year(s) Clan
1999-2000
2004
2004
2004-2007
2007
2013
Flag se.gif Divide et Impera
John Bauer Quakers
Flag dk.gif Fallen Angels
Flag se.gif Veterans
Flag eu.gif Slackers2
Flag se.gif Chosen
Achievements
Year(s) Tournament Type Place
2006
2006
2007
EQL Season 2 DIV3
NQR Season 9 SS Cup
EQL Season 5 DIV2
4on4
4on4
4on4
runner-up
Winner
runner-up
CHTV demos

By many hopefully considered as a humble and nice bloke with a passion for Quakeworld and the competitive aspect around it.

Activity

External links