Johan “N0tail” Sundstein is a professional Dota 2 player who is currently playing for OG.
Johan was one of the youngest competitive Heroes of Newerth players in the world, where he played the solo mid role. After the switch to Dota 2, Johan took on the support role, becoming well known for his performances as Chen and Wisp. It was during this transition he quickly developed his micromanagement skills, leading to his renowned Meepo play. Despite his age, Johan was the in-game leader of the Fnatic.EU Dota 2 team.
Heroes of Newerth
Starting as a casual DotA and then Heroes of Newerth player Johan, at the age of 15, met Jascha “NoVa” Markuse and Tal “Fly” Aizik in-game where they decided to start playing together. The group became an unsponsored side project of Fnatic manager Danijel “StreeT” Remus. After changes in the existing Fnatic HoN roster and the promising performances of Johan and his friends the group merged with Fnatic players Henrik “FreshPro” Hansen and Kalle “Trixi” Saarinen. The new Fnatic squad almost immediately began to achieve wins in online tournaments, and soon after obtained their first LAN victory in DreamHack Winter 2011. Along with his team Johan was able to secure 1st place victories in four consecutive DreamHack events.
As a result of the decreasing activity in the competitive HoN scene Johan transitioned from Heroes of Newerth to Dota 2 with his team-mates Jascha “NoVa” Markuse, Tal “Fly” Aizik and Adrian “Era” Kryeziu on March 30th 2012, remaining under Fnatic.EU banner. Persevering through a difficult start in the competitive Dota 2 scene Fnatic eventually won the Thor Open 2012 LAN event, and have since consistently placed top positions in many major online and LAN tournaments. In April of 2013 Johan and his team were invited to compete at Valve’s The International 2013 in Seattle. On the months leading up the event Fnatic participated in a Bootcamp in Belgrade Serbia, and ultimately achieved a top 8 finish in the tournament. On the 27th August 2014 BigDaddy bid farewell to Fnatic and had this to say:
“Today I’m leaving Fnatic, this has been my first and only organization to play under, but all good things must come to an end. I would like to thank everyone who has supported me through the years, as long as you’re watching I will be playing :)”
- Johan is very keen on dogs and other animals.
- Was previously known as N0tail before he changed his name to BigDaddy on June 21st, 2014. However, after creating OG in 2015 he dropped the BigDaddy name and returned to using N0tail as his nickname.
- Along with Fly, he is the first player to win 4 Valve sponsored events.
|2017-08-10||7 – 8th||Premier||The International 2017||0 : 2||$617,198|
|2017-04-30||1st||Premier||The Kiev Major 2017||3 : 2||$1,000,000|
|2017-04-04||2nd||Premier||Dota 2 Asia Championships 2017||0 : 3||$91,799|
|2016-12-10||1st||Premier||The Boston Major 2016||3 : 1||$1,000,000|
|2016-08-09||9 – 12th||Premier||The International 2016||0 : 2||$311,557|
|2016-06-19||1st||Premier||ESL One Frankfurt 2016||3 : 0||$157,273|
|2016-06-12||1st||Premier||The Manila Major 2016||3 : 1||$1,110,000|
|2015-11-21||1st||Premier||The Frankfurt Major 2015||3 : 1||$1,110,000|
|2014-12-23||1st||Premier||Dota Pit League Season 2||3 : 0||$36,269|
|2014-12-21||1st||Premier||XMG Captains Draft 2.0||3 : 2||$96,860|