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Thursday 25 August 2016
Further proof that eSports is now a sport!
Emil "HeatoN" Christensen - picture courtesy of wikimedia.org
Sources in the Swedish eSports Federation (SeSF) have just advised "eSports, and other
games", that Emil"HeatoN" Christensen (of
Ninja's in Pyjamas - NiP - fame) will compete against ex-olympians
and world champions in traditional sport in Sweden's Ninth season of the Masters Championship.
in Pyjamas are
currently one off the most successful CounterStrike: GO teams in the
are delighted now to shape culture, which sees the news as a
confirmation of e-sports as a "real" sport.
"HeatoN" Christensen will be competing against:
in 1965 in Gothenburg and started playing golf at age eleven. As an
amateur, she won SM 1981-84, 1986, 1988. Became professional in 1989
on the European Tour and came to the LPGA Tour in 1992. She won a
major (the Kraft Nabisco Championship, 1993) and four LPGA titles.
Helen Alfredsson represented Europe in the Solheim Cup eight times,
which is the second most of all in the European team (1990, 1992,
1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2007 and 2009.
in 1972 in Alvesta who turned professional ATP player in 1991 and
until 54 November 2008 won double titles and six singles titles. At
best he was ranked world number one in doubles and number four in the
singles. Was considered to have one of the world's top server tours
and volleys and well known for its own victory gesture: "Brussels
in 1975 in Stockholm who has played for elite clubs Nerike and Solna
Vikings. She has played in both the Deaf and hearing the national
team in basketball, has won six European Championships for the Deaf,
the World Championships for the Deaf, an Olympic gold medal for the
deaf, eight national championships for the hearing and U20 gold for
the hearing. She was named the world's best dövidrottare in both
2001 and 2004.
Isaksson, pole vault
in 1948 in Stockholm, which competed for Sundbybergs IK and
Österhaningen IF. Had the world record in the pole vault outdoors
for a few months in 1972 and world record indoors in three
installments from 1970 to 1972. Won ten SM rod, silver in there
Championships in 1969 and two silver in the European Championships
Indoor in 1970 and 1971. In addition to their athletic performance
Kjell Isaksson became known to a wider audience when he was a
successful participant in the SVT program "Superstars".
Larsson, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
in 1987 in Kristinehamn. At age 14 she moved to Jönköping and it
was there that he began his Jiu-Jitsu training. Has a black belt in
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and is the first world champion with the black
belt from Sweden. When Brazilian Jui-Jitsu came to Sweden in 2007
began Janni immediately compete. In 2010 she moved to Denmark to
improve their training facilities. She ended her career 2015.
in 1973 in Stockholm and competed in Greco-Roman wrestling. Took the
European Championship in 2000 in the 85 kg class and European
Championship gold in 2004 in the 96 kg class, World Championships
2003 in the 96-kg class and both the European and World Championship
bronze in 1998. Finished his career in 2007.
in 1980 in Askim, outside Gothenburg and Väsby Simsällskap. She is
one of the most successful swimmer of all time and was "resident"
in the national team from 1995 to 2010, when she finished her career.
Her biggest success came in freestyle and European Championship gold
in the 200m when she defeated world number one Laure Manadou and was
only two hundredths of the world record she counts as one of its
highlights. In total she has 43 medals in international competitions,
including individual World Championship gold, silver and bronze, and
three European Championships.
Rooth, ice hockey
in 1979 in Änge Holm and started playing ice hockey in Rogle BK's
boys team. After high school she moved to Boston and played one
season with the Assabet Valley Girls Club. In American college
hockey, she was recruited to the University of Minnesota and played
for the Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs and won the US college
championships 2001-2003. Participated in the Swedish Olympic women's
ice hockey national team 1998-2006 and took Olympic silver in 2006.
In December 2014 - after finishing career in 2010 - she was elected
as the first Swedish woman into the IIHF Hall of Fame.
"Posa" Serenius, ice racing
in 1948 in Hedemora Posa became world champion in ice racing on two
occasions, 1995 and 2002. He is also the world champion teams (1985,
1995, 2002) and has participated in a total of 32 World Cup finals,
where he, in addition to her two World Championship gold also three
silver medals. Posa Serenius is the protagonist of the documentary
film "Icy Riders" (2008).
in 1977 in Lund and debuted in Veberöds A team (Division III) at age
14. 1997 enlisted Wä IF her and during the year the club went up in
the Damallsvenskan. October 30 the same year she made her debut in
the Swedish national team. 2000 wrote on Sjögran of Malmö FF, where
she stayed until 2011, when she made a proffsår in the US (Sky Blue
FC). She has the Swedish record in the number of international
matches played - 210 pieces.
Therese Sjögran, football
in 1976 in Gothenburg, a midfielder with the number 8 in Elfsborg
from 1994 to autumn 2015. 2001-2005 he played in Southampton. Played
in the Swedish national team from 1999 to 2013 and, according to
official statistics, Anders Svensson, the male player who played the
most internationals - 148 pieces. He became a Swedish champion with
Elfsborg in 2006 and 2012 and participated in the 2002 World Cup and
2006 and European Championship in 2004, 2008 and 2012.
It will be really fun to be with, but most of all we prove that there
is no doubt that e-sports is a sport and what we can do together,
translated from what Christensen wrote on Facebook. (Det
ska bli riktigt kul att vara med, men allra mest att vi alla bevisar
att det inte är något snack om att e-sport är en sport och vad vi
kan göra tillsammans).