Adrian "Era" Kryeziu got his start in esports playing with Sweden’s top Heroes of Newerth teams, most notably Lions eSportKlubb. He found his way to Fnatic’s HoN team alongside Johan “N0tail” Sundstein and Tal “Fly” Aizik, which later transitioned to represent the Fnatic in Dota 2.
The team performed well after making the jump, most notably winning DreamHack Valencia 2012 and Thor Open 2012. Fnatic was given an invitation to compete in The International 2013 and finished in the top eight.
Era and the rest of the roster remained attached to Fnatic in the following season, which proved to be one of hot streaks and slumps for the team. The team struggled after TI3, found its step during the holiday season, but began stumbling again towards winter’s end. A hot streak in the spring with first-place finishes in MLG T.K.O. Europe and XMG Captains Draft Invitational was just enough to get the team another invitation to The International.
Controversy erupted around Era ahead of TI4 as the team tried to force Era out of its roster ahead of the event due to concerns over his anxiety issues, and this move came against Era’s wishes. Valve stepped in and barred Fnatic from making the substitution. Fnatic unsurprisingly underwhelmed at the event after the controversy, settling into a 13th-place finish.
The Fnatic roster largely dissolved after this, with Era landing with the all-Swedish LAJONS. The team was then signed by Ninjas in Pyjamas on New Year’s Day 2015. NiP posted strong results throughout the year, placing top-four in almost every event it participated in. Despite this, Era and the team were not invited to The International 2015. The team failed to qualify for TI5, but finished the season strong by winning joinDOTA MLG Pro League Season 2 and placing third at DreamLeague Season 3.
Though the team looked ready to explode in the following season, NiP underwhelmed. This resulted in the team later disbanding.
Era moved onto Steak Gaming and began competing alongside Troels Lyngholt "syndereN" Nielsen. The pair then formed No Diggity, which was sponsored by Escape Gaming. The squad qualified for The International 2016 through the Wild Card tournament, but finished in only 13th place at the event.
Escape Gaming remained largely intact following TI6, but three of its players eventually split off from the organization. Era remained with syndereN and reunited with members of the 2012 Fnatic team to form January 25th. That team was then sponsored by Ninjas in Pyjamas.
Though Era’s first run with NiP was a strong one, this new roster performed poorly. Ahead of the qualifiers to The International 2017, Era left to join Swedish rivals Alliance. Alliance failed to qualify for TI7.
Era and other members of Alliance then left, and he reunited with syndereN at No Diggity. This only lasted a few weeks, with the former members of Alliance instead forming the core of The Final Tribe. TFT struggled to stand out in a crowded European field in the new Dota Pro Circuit, performing well in smaller events but failing to qualify for majors and minors. TFT failed to qualify for The International 2018, but stayed intact in the following season.
The following season was largely the same story, with TFT performing well but failing to climb over bigger names in the scene. The team came close to qualifying for The International 2019, but fell in the grand finals of the EU qualifiers to Chaos Esports Club.
TFT merged with GODSENT in the following organization, with Era changing banners as well. This only lasted a short time before he left to join Chicken Fighters. After a strong performance in the ESL One Los Angeles EU and CIS league, Chicken Fighters was sponsored by Ninjas in Pyjamas, marking Era’s third stint with the organization.
The new NiP roster underwhelmed in its first few events with the organization.