Ace
Marcus Hoelgaard 
Denmark
Team Secret
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.
Rough series to start the Dreamleague playoffs
November 25, 2016
Ace's series started out well but quickly went south in The Imperial's 0-2 loss to Team Liquid at the Dreamhack Dreamleague season 6 playoffs. He finished with an overall KDA of 3/7/5.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 Ace played Luna in the Dire safe lane. Ace got off to a nice start, dominating his lane like Luna is supposed to. He was the net-worth leader for most of the game, and along with BabyKnight's core Warlock Ace, gave The Imperial massive teamfight power. Liquid's teamfight was strong as well, and if the Chaotic Offering golems were quickly dealt with, The Imperial's teamfight was actually very weak. The Imperial lost two fights near their base, and that was the game. Ace finished with a 2/3/2 KDA. In Game 2 Ace played Juggernaut in the Dire safe lane. He had an alright start to the game, but The Imperial's first few fights ended in his deaths. He went for a desperate 21-minute Battle Fury to try and catch up, but by that point Miracle's Alchemist had doubled his net worth and then some. Ace never even got close to catching up, and the Battle Fury was the nail in that coffin. Ace finished with a 1/4/3 KDA.
Dominant display in 2-0 victory
November 11, 2016
Ace finished The Imperial's 2-0 win over Vega Squadron with a final KDA of 22/7/23.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1, Ace played as Phantom Assassin. Only having to contend with Mag's Tidehunter for farm, Ace was able to accrue his items quickly. Ace was able to carve through Vega, with appropriate countermeasures to all of Vega's disables. In Game 2, Ace played Phantom Assassin again. This time only facing a Nyx Assassin, Ace had an even easier time in lane, accumulating items faster than before. Despite never being able to take down fn's Ursa, Ace obliterated the rest of Vega. Leaving fn with a gimped team was more than enough to put an end to Vega as Imperial took the series 2-0.
Pattern of inconsistency forming in 1-1 draw
November 7, 2016
Ace finished The Imperial's 1-1 draw against Virtus.Pro in DreamLeague Season 6 with an KDA of 24/7/18.
ANALYSIS
Ace dominated in Game 1 as Luna in a dual safe lane with Ryze's Rubick. After securing several early kills against Slardar and grabbing a 13-minute Dragon Lance, Ace was able to dominate Game 1, with the assistance of BabyKnight. In Game 2, Ace played Juggernaut. Despite getting a fairly quick Manta Style, Ace was unable to overcome the lockdown from Virtus.Pro.
Unable to finish off Liquid in 1-1 draw
November 7, 2016
Ace finished The Imperial's 1-1 draw with Team Liquid in Dream League Season 6 having a KDA of 31/9/22.
ANALYSIS
Ace played Weaver in Game 1, running a dual lane with NoiA's Abaddon. He found good farm in the lane, but was able to take off after several mid game kills. Doing his best to split push Liquid to death, Ace dealt 10,100 damage to buildings en route to a Game 1 victory. In Game 2, Ace played a fearsome Ursa, scooping up a Blink Dagger in only eight minutes. Despite racking up 17 kills during the match, Ace's Linken's Sphere was not an acceptable substitute for the Black King Bar needed against Team Liquid and The Imperial fell to the pushing power of Team Liquid.
Split series vs Team NP after great Game 1
October 19, 2016
Ace looked stellar in Game 1 but fell flat in Game 2 of The Imperial's 1-1 series tie vs Team NP in Dreamhack DreamLeague season 6. Ace finished with a 7/5/15 overall KDA.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 Ace played Legion Commander in the Dire safe lane. Ace had the most passive early game of his team, content to farm away top while his teammates rampaged around the rest of the map. When Ace joined in the fighting, Imperial's advantage increased even more. Ace finished the game with a 4/0/8 KDA. Imperial took Game 1 in a complete stomp. In Game 2 Ace played Phantom Assassin in the Dire off lane. Although he got off to a nice start, a solo death to MSS' Nyx Assassin slowed him down considerably going into the post-lane phase. He went for a Battle Fury to catch up and try to match up against Aui_2000's Naga Siren. Although he dealt considerable damage 15 percent of the time, Imperial couldn't afford to rely on critical strikes vs the slow death that is Naga Siren. Ace finished with a 3/5/7 KDA. The Imperial lost Game 2.
Ace: 0-2 Loss to No Diggity eliminates team from ESL One Frankfurt qualifier
April 19, 2016
Ace played a solid series, but was unable to do enough in the Danish Bears' 0-2 loss vs. No Diggity in the ESL One Frankfurt European qualifier. Ace finished with an overall KDA of 12/7/8. Danish Bears are eliminated from ESL One Frankfurt.
ANALYSIS
In Game One, Ace played Gyrocopter in the Dire top safe lane. Although he played well, it wasn't enough to bring the Danish Bears to victory. Ace finished the game with a KDA of 5/2/5, participating in 100 percent of his team's 10 kills. He managed to deal 9,400 damage to enemy heroes, but this couldn't tip the scale in Danish Bears's favor. Ace also secured two towers for his team. Danish Bears lost Game One 10-18. In Game Two, Ace played Ursa in the Dire top safe lane. Although he played well, Ursa is not a hero that can carry by itself. Ace dealt an impressive 10,400 damage to enemy heroes considering his team's position in the game. He finished with a 7/5/3 KDA, also securing a barrack and two Roshans for his team. Danish Bears lost Game Two 13-27.