Nicholai “dev1ce” Reedtz is a Danish AWPer in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
After moving to CSGO from Counter-Strike: Source, dev1ce initially played under the Copenhagen Wolves banner starting in January 2013. At CPH, dev1ce was paired up with Peter “dupreeh” Rausmussen, beginning a synergy between the two players that would continue for years to come.
Copenhagen Wolves disbanded in December 2013. dev1ce and the rest of the roster formed über G33KZ in its place, playing under that name until Team Dignitas signed the players in February 2014.
Both dev1ce and DIG saw success in early 2014, with the AWPer helping take home first-place finishes at Fragbite Masters Season 2 and the first season of Gfinity’s Pro League. For his efforts, dev1ce made HLTV’s top player list for the first time, ranking 20th for the year.
His caliber of play increased significantly from 2014 to 2015, where he was named the third-best player in the world. It was around that time that the Dignitas roster that would go on to be known as Astralis started to make waves in international competitions.
dev1ce moved from DIG to a short-lived campaign under Team SoloMid in 2015 before he and his teammates left TSM and created a player-owned organization named Astralis, with the name being made official in January 2016.
dev1ce’s time with Astralis and his fellow teammates has seen the AWPer win four CSGO Major titles in Astralis’ dominant era. This is the most major titles won by any single team in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive history.
Counter to many flashier AWPers, dev1ce was a top-tier defensive sniper. Preferring to steadily hold sites and angles, dev1ce often lacks many of the highlight plays that come from wilder or more mobile AWP users, but was considered by many analysts to have been CSGO’s premier AWPer during his time in the game.
dev1ce added to his accolades as the CSGO player with the most total MVPs in a single year. The AWPer nabbed seven tournament MVPs to beat out former record holder and fellow CSGO veteran Christopher “GeT_RiGhT” Alesund, who had previously held the record with six MVP medals in 2013.