Samuel «Boxi» Svahn is a professional Dota 2 player, a representative of the European region. Being of Swedish descent, Boxi protects the status of the country as one of the most remarkable esports countries. We present to your attention Boxi’s road to becoming an esportsman.
The beginning of the career
Like the majority of esportsmen, Boxi had started his career way before his arrival to a professional organization. Since his early years, Samuel has been fond of video games, which consequently helped him to build a pretty successful career.
Boxi began his road to big achievements in 2016. Then, he was spending countless hours in high-level matchmaking, which allowed him to join his very first team. It was Evil Corporation. In fact, it was a team, which consisted of players with high ratings, which participated in small tournaments.
With this team, Boxi placed 5th-6th at ProDotA Cup Europe #13, 9th-16th at OMEN Dota 2 Cup, 5th-6th at ProDotA Cup Europe #14, and 3rd-4th at Swift Forward Cup Winter 2017.
The team tried to make it to the closed qualification for The Kiev Major in March 2017 but it failed, having held the 3rd-4th place in the open qualifying matches. However, the performance at small championships allowed Boxi to gain experience and make a statement. He moved to Alliance in November 2017.
Alliance and the first success
Having joined Alliance in autumn 2017, Boxi started working properly on his play. The first gaming period in the new famous organization was tough. However, the team did not give up and continued practicing.
Alliance tasted the first results of hard training sessions in October 2018. Then, the team prevailed at the championship Reshuffle Madness, which became the first tournament Boxi won in his career. The team was unstable again later and it managed to return to the high competitive level only in 2019.
The team held the 3rd place at OGA Dota PIT Minor 2019 in April 2019 and finished second at StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor Season 2 two months later.
The team placed 5th-6th at EPICENTER Major 2019 in June 2019, which allowed Alliance to qualify for The International 2019 directly. The team won DOTA Summit 10 in July and went to The International in August. It was the first TI tournament for almost the whole roster of Alliance. It is not surprising that the team failed and held the 13th-16th place. The performance was the last one for Boxi on the roster of Alliance.
The roster of Alliance moved to the organization Team Liquid in October 2019.
Team Liquid and personal achievements
Having gained experience in competitive matches, the performance for Liquid was more successful. The team placed 5th-6h at MDL Chengdu Major and 5th-6th at DreamLeague Season 13 in November 2019 and January 2020, respectively. With esports going online, Team Liquid continues playing on the highest level. Boxi with the team managed to enter the top three at WePlay! Pushka League S1: Division 1 and place 2nd at OGA Dota PIT 2020 Online: Europe/CIS.
Boxi has already earned more than 228,000 dollars of prize money in his career.