Ace
Marcus Hoelgaard 
Denmark
Team Secret
Excellent series secures win for Secret
January 5, 2018
Ace finished with an overall KDA of 21/13/24 in a well-fought 2-1 series win against Evil Geniuses at Captain's Draft 4.
ANALYSIS
Ace played a fantastic Juggernaut in Game 1. He was usually the first one going into fights, because there was just no good counter to him on the side of EG. This let Ace spend most the game doing whatever he wanted, setting up Secret for a good win. Ace finished with an 8/3/6 KDA. In Game 2 Ace played Timbersaw. He did his best to carry his team, but ultimately, he couldn't do it all on his own. Ace was the only one on Secret with the durability to actually get into fights, but this often backfired on him when none of his teammates could follow up. He finished with a 6/4/2 KDA. Ace played Luna in Game 3. It was a slow start for Ace, who spent a lot of time in the early game getting killed, but he came back in force in the late game. There was no one on EG who could stand in fights with Ace's Glaives bouncing around. He finished with a 7/6/16 KDA.
Plays well in otherwise lost match
January 4, 2018
Ace worked hard in a losing effort as Team Secret lost to Mineski in the Group Stages of Captain's Draft 4. Ace finished with a 8/6/16 KDA.
ANALYSIS
In an overall disappointing performance by Team Secret, Ace is the only player who can really take some positives out of the match. He looked very comfortable on Gyrocopter and seemed to be the only member who wasn't constantly being picked off. This is still not the Secret we expect.
Racks up the assists in win
January 4, 2018
Ace played well off of his teammates as Team Secret defeated Team Empire in the Group Stages of Captain's Draft 4. Ace finished with a 2/6/16 KDA.
ANALYSIS
Very consistent throughout, Ace did his job well in this game. Playing Troll Warrior, Ace was also able to lend a large helping hand in objectives, destroying three towers, two barracks, and a Roshan, leading his team in all of the categories. Every little bit of production was needed as Secret barely escaped with a win.
Total domination after a shaky Game 1
December 2, 2017
Ace really came online in the last two games of Team Secret's 2-1 win against Team Liquid at the DreamLeague Season 8 Major. He finished with a 28/4/22 overall KDA.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 Ace played Lone Druid. Although he played well this game, it wasn't well enough to complete with the rapid and aggressive pace of the game set by Liquid. He also didn't have the burst required to bring down Liquid heroes through their triple-healing lineup. He finished with a 1/2/3 KDA. In Game 2 Ace played Lifestealer. With no good answer to Rage besides a Tiny toss, Ace was left practically untouched in most fights. He was able to deal massive damage against any of Liquid's heroes, and quickly snowballed completely out of control. He finished the game with an 18/2/8 KDA. In Game 3 Ace played Razor. Although he didn't manage to get 18 kills again, Ace played another excellent game to seal out the series for Secret. He dominated the lane phase of the game, and continued to roll over Liquid as the game went on. He finished with a 9/0/11 KDA, capping off a very impressive series with a deathless game.
Consistency is key
December 1, 2017
Ace continues to be one of the most consistent carries in DreamLeague as Team Secret beat Newbee. The Danish carry finished with a KDA of 12/5/15.
ANALYSIS
Ace curiously started the series with Huskar. Not known to be a successful pick for the player or Team Secret, Ace eventually made it work. After a rough start where he was ganked several times by Newbee, Ace picked up the pace. His 11-minute Armlet of Mordiggian was still an okay timing and he used it well to grab three kills in the victory. Ace completely bounced back in Game 2 with Luna. His comfort on the hero showed as he farmed and rotated incredibly well. His 18-minute Manta Style and 25-minute Butterfly were too much for Newbee to handle as he racked up an impressive nine kills.
Out of his element
November 24, 2017
Ace had a terrible series in the Team Secret loss to LFY in the Perfect World Masters. The Danish carry finished with a KDA of 1/15/10.
ANALYSIS
Ace went with Venomancer in the opening game of the series. He was slow to get his 13-minute Hand of Midas and was punished for it. He died eight times in the game and really couldn't help him team pull out the victory behind Cty's farmed Medusa. In Game 2, his Bristleback was more of a punching bag than anything. He bought two defensive items to start out the game, but he still died seven times and couldn't pick up a kill to save his life.
Odd Timbersaw carry pick punishes Team Secret
October 29, 2017
Ace was the best performer in Team Secret's lost against Virtus.pro in the ESL One Hamburg Final. The carry finished with a KDA of 12/9/14.
ANALYSIS
Ace played the unorthodox Timbersaw carry in the opening game of the series. He was mostly unkillable for most of the game but his damage output eventually fell off with Virtus.pro's Black King Bars. He oddly had this one dive late on that brought up questions on his focus in the series. In Game 2, he was on the Phantom Lancer. His early game was a bit shaky but he stepped up after finally getting 18-minute Diffusal Blade. He kept Team Secret in the game but his nine kills were not enough.
Dominates in Game 1
October 22, 2017
Ace finished Team Secret's 2-1 loss to Immortals during the group stages of the PGL Bucharest Minor with a final KDA of 17/14/20.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 Ace caught Immortals by surprise with a last pick, middle lane Meepo. He managed a draw in the middle lane against MP's Viper and went on to dominate the game. In Game 2, Ace managed to keep Immortal's Monkey King in check during the laning stage as Bloodseeker in a tri-lane. However, once the laning stage ended Secret was torn asunder by frequent and varying ganks from Monkey King and Nightstalker. In Game 3, Ace played Terrorblade in a dual off-lane with YapzOr's Rubick. Unable to push into Immortals lineup, Ace became fairly useless by the end of the game.
Struggles to keep up with Immortals' aggression
October 19, 2017
Ace finished with an overall KDA of 21/14/14 in Team Secret's 0-2 loss to Immortals in the group stages of the PGL Bucharest Minor.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 Ace played Arc Warden. This was a rough game for Ace. It took him a long time to come online, as is typical for Arc Warden, and by the time he could fight, the enemy heroes were well equipped to bring him down. If Immortals hadn't had so much burst damage Ace might've been able to turn things around, but he was fighting uphill no matter what. He finished with a 13/7/9 KDA. In Game 2 Ace played Huskar. This was another tough game for Ace. He was quite tanky against Immortals' magical damage, but in order to get his magic resistance Ace had to be low health. This made QO's Huskar an extremely difficult problem, even for Ace. He finished the game with an 8/7/5 KDA.
Finishes his first event with Secret in 3rd-4th place
October 15, 2017
Ace finished with an overall KDA of 13/11/16 in Team Secret's 0-2 loss to Team Liquid at the Starladder iLeague Minor. Team Secret are eliminated, finishing in 3rd-4th place.
ANALYSIS
Ace played Timbersaw in Game 1. Despite being behind almost all game, Ace did a really nice job keeping Secret competitive. He kept his farm close to the Liquid cores and did a lot of damage when he showed up to fights. Unfortunately, the rest of his team wasn't doing so well. Ace was often the last man left alive, and he couldn't do much from that position. He finished with an 11/6/8 KDA. In Game 2 Ace played Weaver. This was a rough game for Ace. He was pressured a lot, despite the rest of his team doing well in the early-game. He went for a desperate Hand of Midas to try and get back into the game, but it wasn't nearly enough. He finished with a 2/5/8 KDA.
Eventually comes up short in the first three game series of Starladder
October 13, 2017
Ace finished with an overall KDA of 19/13/32 in Team Secret's 1-2 loss to Na'Vi at the Starladder iLeague Minor.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 Ace played Lone Druid. He played an extremely solid game. He farmed well early, got his items all in good time, and was positioned well in fights. This was an excellent example of the kind of play one should expect from a top-tier carry, getting the job done even without any flash or showing off. He finished with a 4/0/11 KDA. In Game 2 Ace played Phantom Lancer. He had a very tough early game thanks to pressure from RodjER's Enchantress. After the lanes broke down, Secret was under constant pressure and Ace never had any space to farm towards a major item. He finished Boots and Travel and a Diffusal Blade by 21 minutes, but things were far too out of hand by then. He finished with a 1/3/5 KDA. In Game 3 Ace played Timbersaw. He was extremely difficult, but not impossible, for Na'Vi to bring down in this game. Ace was especially weak when hit by Ice Blast or Doom, but when he managed to dodge those abilities he was pretty powerful in fights. In the end though, this was too much to ask. Na'Vi was too focused on shutting him down. He finished with a 14/10/16 KDA.
Looking to be the right fit for Secret
September 27, 2017
Ace played a very solid game for Team Secret as they qualify for the upcoming Starladder. The well-traveled carry finished with a KDA of 13/4/18.
ANALYSIS
Ace went with Lifestealer in the opening game. His farm was actually fairly contested by s4 as he was relegated to a late 14-minute Hand of Midas. The decision to buy the third Midas of his team wasn't punished by his opponents as they eventually edged out OG with the grueling victory. In Game 2, he was on Anti Mage. His farm was much better as he got an impressive 12-minute Battle Fury. He kept OG on their toes with his impressive split-pushing. On the rare time he joined clashes he made an impact with lethal Mana Voids.
Makes up for a rough Game 1 with a Game 2 Meepo pick
September 25, 2017
Ace finished with an overall KDA of 11/6/12 in a 2-0 win over mousesports in the PGL Bucharest EU Qualifier grand finals.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 Ace played Monkey King and had a rough time, although it came in exchange for the rest of Secret doing very well. He managed to catch up quickly though thanks to the advantage from tower gold his team earned. Ace finished with a 5/4/9 KDA. In Game 2 Ace played Meepo. He made it look pretty easy in this game. Apart from a couple of deaths, Ace completely rolled over the mouz lineup once he came online. Apart from Chain Frost, there wasn't much that presented any major danger to Ace. He finished with a 6/2/3 KDA.
Picked up by Team Secret
September 5, 2017
Team Secret announced via Twitter on Tuesday that Ace would be joining the team as their new carry for the upcoming season.
ANALYSIS
Ace who has spent most of his career playing in an all-Danish lineup never found much success with the exception of being picked up by Cloud9 last season. Ace should be a nice addition to Team Secret and will undoubtedly shock people with improved play over the course of time.
Consistency the name of the game for Cloud9's carry
February 10, 2017
Cloud9 carry Ace was the most consistent player of the series in their victory over Team Secret in the Dota Asia Championship EU Qualifiers. The veteran Dane finished with a KDA of 13/7/26.
ANALYSIS
Ace started the series with Luna in the safe lane. His 10-minute Helm of the Dominator into a 20-minute Manta Style was as good a timing as it gets. He linked up with Broodmother to mow down towers in the eventual victory. In the following game, Ace was on another push specialist in Terrorblade, but this time it would be Team Secret who would control the game as Ace had a lowly three kills and three deaths. In the final game of the series, objective gaming was again on Ace's mind as he went with Drow Ranger. A 14-minute Roshan for C9 made sure that they would take control of the game and not give Secret any breathing room. Ace also finished Game 3 with an impressive 8,100 Tower Damage done as he epitomized objective gaming.
Roster History
  • No roster history available.
Event Placements
  • There are no event placements available.