Andreas Thorstensson


Andreas Thorstensson was born in Stockholm, Sweden on January 29th, 1979 and is the Entrepreneur. At the age of 45, Andreas Thorstensson biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 29, 1979
Place of Birth
Stockholm, Sweden
45 years old
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Businessperson, Pro Gamer, Web Developer
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Andreas Thorstensson Life

Andreas Thorstensson (born January 29, 1979) is a Swedish entrepreneur, web designer, and former Counter-Strike professional gamer who plays under the name bds in the game.

He began working with Alexander T. Müller-Rodic as one of two managing directors of SK Gaming from 2001 to 2009, bringing a popular social network for gamers to congregate and gain greater exposure to a wider audience.

Thorstensson's contributions include the creation of benchmarks and articles about the Counter-Strike netcode, as well as Frag or Die, the single most downloaded Counter-Strike video to date. He is best known for his game systems and articles about the Counter-Strike netcode, as well as other Frag or Die games.

He is best known for his other start-ups, including SPRAYdio, XSReality, ESN, Toborrow, and EQT Ventures, which are well known beyond his esports career.

Thorstensson co-founded Popdog, a technology and services firm, in December 2018, marking his return to the esports industry.


Andreas Thorstensson Career

1979–1998: Early life and career

Andreas Thorstensson was born in Stockholm, Sweden, on January 29. Thorstensson said he started programming in 1989, at the age of ten, following his father's purchase of the 386SX-20. He began programming with C in 1992 and was playing video games. Thorstensson began establishing a foothold in the technological field early on, starting as a senior programmer at the newly founded internet company Spray Network in August 1997, before December 1999. In the meantime, he began working as a senior programmer for Razorfish in January 1999 and December of that year. He spent a year as the technology head of the internet broadcasting company that he founded called SPRAYdio from January to December 2000. Thorstensson served as a Technical Creative Director at Abel & Baker from January to December 2001.

Thorstensson's first widespread notice came with his creation of in 1999. Thorstensson, together with his coworkers, devoted his time to the emerging medium of electronic sports, which he dedicated to the GeekBoys' funds as a gaming clan and news syndicate. Thorstensson, now known as "bds" for GeekBoys, has achieved several record-breaking feats as the popularity of GeekBoys increased. According to statistics, he was the only recognized Counter-Strike demo player in the world. Thorstensson created Frag or Die, one of his most recognizable frag exhibitions to date, as one of his most coveted performances as a player. In addition, a service called GeekPlay was developed to increase the availability of demos in order to ensure the prompt introduction of demo play. Schroet Kommando, a German electronic sports firm, reported the acquisition of his Scandinavian-based team as his second Counter-Strike force team on September 23rd. With the people of Geekboys moving to Schroet Kommando, the original GeekBoys website was sold to Swedes David Garnett and Mattias Hjelmstedt. The two cultures would eventually merge over the next months as the squad was known as "SK.Geekboys" in the media. Thorstensson was also involved in the creation of, which changed its name and handed over to Englishman Sujoy Roy and then became in 2001.

Schroet Kommando (which was increasingly known as "SK") began a revolutionizing electron inc sports in which users could gain a sense of fame by enrolling in a subscription service, which is referred to as the "SK Insider." Thorstensson announced the first case of player contractual ties with the acquisition of Ninjas in Pyjamas to join SK on February 1, 2003, having already won a preliminary Cyberathlete Professional League Counter-Strike tournament. NiP accepted his bid due to SK's sponsorship of companies like Intel, which allowed them to travel to international tournaments. The resulting crew was the highly successful SK.Sweden team from 2003 to 2004, which became the most dominant team on the professional Counter-Strike scene to date. This seemed to come to an end on January 2, 2005, when the team decided against renewing their contracts in the hopes of receiving a larger share of the prize money and sponsorships with Ninjas in Pyjamas. However, several of the team members returned to SK later this year, on June 26.

Thorstensson collaborated with German counterpart Alexander T. Müller-Rodic, (commonly known as "TheSlaSH") for eight years as SK Gaming's managing director (commonly known as "Griff") alongside SK's founder Ralf Reichert (commonly known as "Griff"). The three of them all worked together to establish a SK Gaming website based on Müller-Rodic's time as CEO. Thorstensson has created several innovative and extremely popular online games that have aided in the growth of SK Gaming's still-expansive fan base ever since his inception into SK Gaming. This includes the first-party cross-realm ranking system for World of Warcraft, which was also in its prime, and the single most widely used third-party cross-realm ranking system in the world. Fredrik Lundgren, a Swedish footballer, became a co-owner of the GeekBoys company in 2008, earning 1% of the company's shares thanks to a football bet with Thorstensson. Thorstensson resigned from SK Gaming to continue his web design work on December 9, 2009, and became his personal business website.

Thorstensson continued to operate GeekBoys as his web-based company, the first being, a social networking platform that links news feeds from various websites under one account. Thorstensson and the website's administrators, David Sundan and Ted Persson, collaborated on the website. Thorstensson's primary goal was, which uses advanced parsers to search other social media sites for trending news and then creates a larger network.

Thorstensson, alongside Sofie Lundström, formed Toborrow, a marketplace lending platform intended to connect consumers with small businesses in need of loans. Thorstensson joined EQT Partners as a technology partner after two years of building Toborrow. Though he will keep a seat on Toborrow's board, his growth role was delegated to developer Michel Radosavljevic. EQT will keep a €566 million fund and develop Motherbrain, a tool for identifying promising startup ventures during Thorstensson's tenure. Thorstensson tried to find investment opportunities regarding esports at EQT but to no avail.

Popdog, a esports technology and services firm, was established in December 2018, with Thorstensson as a co-founder, CTO, and CPO, marking his return to the scene after nine years. Ex Evil Geniuses (EG) founder Alex Garfield as CEO, consultant Niles Heron as CSO, and former Economist Colin DeShong as CCO were among those involved in the popdog's unveiling. The first brands to partner with Popdog included the world's best analysis software for Twitch, Noscope, as well as Catalyst Sports & Media's e-sports section.

Thorstensson made his debut in video game development in May 2020 as a business consultant for Danish firm Bright Star Studios, which is best known for the creation of the massively multiplayer online role-playing game Ember Sword. Thorstensson unveiled the GOALS, a free-to-play football video game that was supposed to be targeted at esports' profitability in August 2021.


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