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Bird
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Background Information
NameErik Sjösten
Country of BirthUnited States United States
BirthdayJanuary 27, 1995 (age 27)
Residency
EU
 Europe
Competitive
RoleSupport
Previous Role(s)Tank
Social Media & Links
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Team History
Jan 2016 - May 2016
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Jun 2016 - Aug 2016
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Sep 2016 - Jan 2017
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Jan 2017 - Mar 2017
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Mar 2017 - Apr 2017
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Apr 2017 - May 2017
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Jun 2017 - Sep 2017
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Sep 2017 - Dec 2019
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Biography

Erik 'Bird' Sjösten is a long-standing and well reputed name within the Hi-Rez esports ecosphere. With background in competitive SMITE, Sjösten took on the role of Coach for the team Titan, placing first at the EU Regionals of Season 1 and second at the SMITE Word Championship of Season 1. After Season 2 of SMITE, Sjösten found themselves moving to Paladins feeling more at home within the FPS genre.

Captain of the NiP roster, Sjösten has been present for the entire duration of Paladins esports as a whole and takes a very active role as a content creator within the overall community, producing regular videos on topics such as tierlists, loadouts, and overall game strategy. Role wise, Sjösten primarily plays the Support role for his team but is well versed with all Champions at a competitive level. With plenty of LAN experience under his belt from both SMITE and Paladins, he's an irreplaceable asset to his team with the knowledge that he's able to bring both in and out of game.

"I'm generally considered more of an analytical player more so than mechanical" he writes, continuing "due to my past in coaching and analysis I've carried over to Paladins focusing more on team compositions and such".

Sjösten's favourite Champion is Jenos; "I like putting my juke boots on!", referring to Jenos' movement ability 'Stellar Wind'.

Trivia

Achievements

Bird Tournament Results
DatePlaceEventTeamRoster
2019-11-17A11Unknown Infobox Image - Tournament.png Paladins World Championship 2020Ninjas in Pyjamaslogo std.pngNiP
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 bonkar,
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 isbittenner,
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 Bird,
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 Alex,
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 DiGeDoG,
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 NTBees
2019-10-25A44Unknown Infobox Image - Tournament.png 2019 PPL Phase 2Ninjas in Pyjamaslogo std.pngNiP
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 bonkar,
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 isbittenner,
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 Bird,
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 Alex,
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 DiGeDoG,
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 NTBees
2019-07-03A22Unknown Infobox Image - Tournament.png 2019 Mid Season InvitationalNinjas in Pyjamaslogo std.pngNiP
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 bonkar,
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 isbittenner,
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 Bird,
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 Alex,
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 DiGeDoG
2019-06-21A11Unknown Infobox Image - Tournament.png 2019 PPL Phase 1Ninjas in Pyjamaslogo std.pngNiP
FrontLineLanePick.png
 bonkar,
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 isbittenner,
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 Bird,
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 Alex,
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 DiGeDoG
2018-11-18A55 - 8Unknown Infobox Image - Tournament.png Paladins World Championship 2019Ninjas in Pyjamaslogo std.pngNiP
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 Kcruncy,
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 DiGeDoG,
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 Bird,
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 Kowa,
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 Bonkar
2018-10-11A22Unknown Infobox Image - Tournament.png 2018 EU PPL Fall SplitNinjas in Pyjamaslogo std.pngNiP
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 Kcruncy,
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 DiGeDoG,
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 Bird,
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 Kowa,
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 Bonkar
2018-06-28A33Unknown Infobox Image - Tournament.png 2018 EU PPL Summer SplitNinjas in Pyjamaslogo std.pngNiP
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 Shipa,
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 PERDO,
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 Bird,
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 Bonkar,
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 DiGeDoG
2018-04-21A33Unknown Infobox Image - Tournament.png 2018 EU Paladins Premier League Spring SplitNinjas in Pyjamaslogo std.pngNiP
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 Shipa,
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 PERDO,
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 Bird,
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 Laizy,
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 Bonkar
2018-01-07A33 - 4Unknown Infobox Image - Tournament.png World Championship 2018Ninjas in Pyjamaslogo std.pngNiP
FrontLineLanePick.png
 Shipa,
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 PERDO,
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 Bird,
FlexLanePick.png
 Laizy,
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 Bonkar
2017-11-17A33Unknown Infobox Image - Tournament.png PPL 2017 Fall Split FinalsNinjas in Pyjamaslogo std.pngNiP
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 Shipa,
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 PERDO,
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 Bird,
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 Laizy,
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 Bonkar
2017-07-15A33 - 4Unknown Infobox Image - Tournament.png DreamHack Valencia 2017GankStarslogo std.pngGS
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 Thiel,
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 Laizy,
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 Bird,
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 dialer,
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 bonkar
2017-04-09A22Unknown Infobox Image - Tournament.png Paladins Masters Spring 2017Carbon 6logo std.pngC6
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 Thiel,
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 Laizy,
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 Bird,
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 bonkar,
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 Northernberg
A11Unknown Infobox Image - Tournament.png Paladins Invitational 2017Burrito Esportslogo std.pngBRT
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 Bird,
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 Laizy,
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 Thiel,
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 bonkar,
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 Spunkki

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