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Sander Vo0 Kaasjager

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Status  Retired
Nationality  Dutch
Name  Sander Kaasjager
Hometown  Naarden
Nickname(s)  Vo0
Date of birth  (1985-06-21) June 21, 1985 (age 30)
Games  PainkillerQuake 4Quake IIWorld of Warcraft

Sander vo0 kaasjager at quakecon 2011


Sander Kaasjager, who played under the pseudonym Vo0 (pronunciation: 'vu:), is a former Dutch professional player of the first person shooter games Painkiller, Quake 4, and Quake II, and also World of Warcraft.

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Career

He formerly played for esports team Fnatic. When the Cyberathlete Professional League, World Series of Video Games, and other tournaments dropped Painkiller in favor of Quake 4, Kaasjager retired from professional gaming on June 21, 2006 to pursue his studies for the upcoming college semester.

Originally starting with Quake II, Kaasjager later rose to widespread popularity with the release of a self-made montage of highlight footage (or "frag video") from the game Challenge ProMode Arena., which showcases Kaasjager's unique aggressive style of playing.

He made a comeback to competitive gaming on April 30, 2007, participating in the World of Warcraft competition of the World Series of Video Games representing Fnatic once again.

Kaasjager has won more professional Painkiller tournaments than any other player. He has competed in multiple professional gaming tournaments around the world. Kaasjager won two world championship titles, one with the CPL, and one with the ESWC, both in 2004.

In 2005, Kaasjager competed in the 2005 CPL World Tour, in which he won at five out of nine stops and earned $223,000. Kaasjager was named the Most Valuable Player of the tour. Overall, Kaasjager won over $250,000 in prize money at professional Painkiller tournaments, more than any other player. Vo0 played in the finals of the CPL World Tour against Fatal1ty but ended up losing.

After retiring, he has been known to play Quake 3 Challenge ProMode Arena (CPMA), Warsow, QuakeWorld and Quake Live.

2004

  • 1st – CPL Extreme Summer Championships 2004 – 1on1 (Dallas, U.S.)
  • 1st – CPL Extreme Winter Championships 2004 – 1on1 (Dallas, U.S.)
  • 1st – Electronic Sports World Cup 2004 – 1on1 (Poitiers, France)
  • 1st – Netgamez 2004B – 1on1 (Nieuwegein, Netherlands)
  • 2005

  • 2nd – CPL World Tour Grand Finals – 1on1 (New York City)
  • 3rd – CPL World Tour Stop Chile 2005 – 1on1 (Santiago, Chile)
  • 1st – CPL World Tour Stop Italy 2005 – 1on1 (Milan, Italy)
  • 2nd – CPL World Tour Stop Singapore 2005 – 1on1 (Singapore)
  • 1st – CPL World Tour Stop UK 2005 – 1on1 (Sheffield)
  • 2nd – CPL World Tour Stop USA 2005 – 1on1 (Dallas)
  • 1st – CPL World Tour Stop Sweden 2005 – 1on1 (Jonkoping)
  • 1st – CPL World Tour Stop Brazil 2005 – 1on1 (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • 2nd – CPL World Tour Stop Spain 2005 – 1on1 (Barcelona)
  • 1st – CPL World Tour Stop Turkey 2005 – 1on1 (Istanbul)
  • 1st – CPL World Tour Spain Qualifier 2005 – 1on1 (Istanbul)
  • 2007

  • 2nd – World Series of Video Games, China – 3on3 (Wuhan, China)
  • 2008

  • 7th – QuakeCon 2008 Intel Quake Live 1v1 Championship – 1on1 (Dallas, Texas)
  • 8th – GameGune 2008 – 1on1 (Bilbao, Spain)
  • 13th – Electronic Sports World Cup Masters of Paris– 1on1 (Paris, France)
  • 2nd – Electronic Sports World Cup qualifier – 1on1 (Enschede, Netherlands)
  • 2009

  • 4th – Intel Extreme Masters Season IV American Championship finals Quake Live – 1on1 (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
  • 1st – Dreamhack Summer CPM Quake III Championship – 1on1 (Jonkoping, Sweden)
  • Awards

  • Most Valuable Player CPL World Tour 2005
  • (ESports Award) eSports Player of the Year 2005
  • (ESports Award) Newcomer / Breakthrough of the Year 2005
  • Personal life

    Kaasjager was born in Naarden, Netherlands on June 21, 1985. He enrolled at the in Delft as a student of mechanical engineering but dropped out to focus on gaming. He attended the University of Texas at Dallas and is a member of the UTD Comets men's tennis team. Vo0 has a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering.

    References

    Sander "Vo0" Kaasjager Wikipedia


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