Johan "pieliedie" Åström first began gaming competitively in Defense of the Ancients alongside many of the top Swedish players of the time. The team was sponsored by eSports United, but dissolved in 2009 as many of its players moved on from DotA.
pieliedie returned to competition in 2012 with the foundation of Kaipi, an international Dota 2 team that brought in future stars from both North America and Europe. The team played in a number of European leagues and, after a string of first-place performances, found a sponsor in Chinese organization RaTtLeSnAkE.
The team was rebranded as RSnake.int, and later rebranded again as Speed Gaming. Regardless of the name, the team underwhelmed initially, but scored a huge victory by winning MLG Championship Columbus. The team was up-and-down from there, which coincided with a fallout with their manager. pieliedie and the rest of the roster broke off from Speed Gaming and found a new sponsor in Cloud9.
Under Cloud9, the team posted a string of strong placements in large events, taking second at the Monster Energy Invitational, Dota 2 Champions League Season 2, and DreamLeague Season 1. This earned Cloud9 a direct invitation to The International 2014, where the team finished fifth.
pieliedie continued competing with Cloud9 from there and helped the team continue its previous upward trajectory. Despite that, he was kicked off the team in early 2015 alongside Kurtis “Aui_2000” Ling. This led to a public dispute involving the two players, Cloud9, and Cloud9 captain Jacky “EternaLEnVy” Mao over the organization’s handling of the roster move.
pieliedie wasn’t out of action for long, as he began competing with MeePwn’d and then Team Tinker. After a fourth-place performance in StarLadder StarSeries Season 12, Team Tinker was sponsored by mousesports. The team competed under that banner just a few times, failing to qualify for The International 2015 before dissolving entirely.
Despite the rough year, pieliedie then surprisingly reunited with EternaLEnVy on Team Secret. The move instantly paid off, with top finishes in the 2015 World Cyber Arena European Pro Qualifiers, MLG World Finals, and Nanyang Dota 2 Championship. A second-place finish at the Frankfurt Major firmly entrenched Secret as one of the best squads in the world, and this was followed by winning the Shanghai Major.
Despite the victory at the Shanghai Major, Secret shocked the Dota 2 world by dropping two of its players. pieliedie continued on with the team, but the team suffered a sharp decline after the surprise move, which was followed by a last-place finish at The International 2016. pieliedie remained with Secret alongside Clement “Puppey” Ivanov, with the rest of the team leaving. A swirl of controversy followed as EternaLEnVy alleged abusive behavior and withheld earnings on the part of Puppey.
The heavily retooled Secret performed competitive;y, but was a far cry from its dominance the year before. The team failed to qualify for the Boston Major and finished in last place at the Kiev Major. This led to pieliedie leaving the team and reuniting with EternaLEnVy again on Team NP.
Team NP qualified for The International 2017 and was then sponsored by Cloud9. As Cloud9, the team suffered a 13th-place finish at TI and dissolved shortly thereafter.
pieliedie continued on with EternaLEnVy, joining an international Fnatic roster that was competing in Southeast Asia. The team posted mixed results during the year, but qualified for The International 2018 through the SEA qualifiers. This resulted in another 13th-place finish.
The 2018-2019 season was the most tumultuous of pieliedie’s career. After splitting from Fnatic, he became a journeyman in the SEA region, playing with Clutch Gamers before moving onto Mineski. He jumped to North America from there, joining a Forward Gaming lineup that signed on with Newbee after qualifying for The International 2019. The team finished ninth in the event.
Free agency was once again an ordeal for pieliedie with the start of the 2019-2020 season. Much of the North American Newbee team departed in order to form Quincy Crew. Over the course of the six months after the event, pieliedie competed just once, for T1 before also leaving that team.
He resurfaced in 2020 with a new Cloud9 lineup that once again saw him competing alongside EternaLEnVy. The team posted poor results in its first appearances.