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The Earth Spirit luminary was the first player to make it to four consecutive Major finals: He achieved second place with Team Liquid at The Shanghai Major and The Manila Major, then joined OG and got first place at The Boston Major and The Kiev Major.
His results also paid off financially: He currently holds the second place in the rank of overall earnings in esports, right after his team mate Johan 'BigDaddyN0tail' Sundstein.
JerAx career so far
- 2013: Rat in the dark
- QPAD Red Pandas
- Team Tinker
- MVP HOT6ix
- Team Liquid
- 2020: Retired
His first steps towards playing professionally started with him moving from Finland to Stockholm to join the team QPAD Red Pandas* in 2013. Two years later, he was approached by Soung-Gon 'Heen' Lee to join the South Korean team MVP HOT6* which led to his first appearance at The International.
The rest is history: Under Team Liquid his skill started to blossom, under OG it got forged to perfection, peaking at two TI wins. After all these years of steady competing and grinding, JerAx now ends his career as a professional player.
The master of support
His Earth Spirit is so dangerous, teams often ban it even when ES was not even being particularly strong on the patch. But there is no way to contain JerAx as he mastered a large hero pool. A stellar Tusk, Earthshaker, Rubick, Elder Titan – the list of heroes he played successfully in competitive games goes on and on and features basically all supports. Let's take a look at some of his best plays.
King of creating space, then mocks Liquid
JeraX baits with fake warding
"Jerax kicks fat kid into bullies"
Killing invisible Puppey with Earth Spirit
JerAx trolls and tries to kill Ana
Insane save with Tiny by tossing Arteezy before the Timber Chain hits
The saviour of OG with perfect Earth Shaker play
"Jerax with the Fifa plays" saves his Alchemist
Earth Spirit initiates four man Boulder Smash on smoked Vici Gaming
Flawless Phoenix X Void combo
JerAx steals Fissure with Rubick, perfectly traps Wings' escaping cores
Blink - steal boat - boost your team - profit!
Terrorblade kill with Windranger
The president of Finland meets Topson and JerAx
We wish JerAx the best for his future plans!
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