Joakim ‘jkaem’ Myrbostad is an esports player that hails from Molde, Norway. He trains in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive taking on the responsibility of lurker for Renegades. Jkaem is known to be a promising CS gamer whose has the talent and willingness to win esports tournaments.
When Myrbostad has some free time or on vacation he loves to play golf and football. On occasion, Joakim loves to play poker, which helps him to read his opponents in the card game. When he gets a little stressed from playing video games, Jkaem loves to go for countryside walks to find a perfect spot for fishing.
Where it all began:
Joakim always liked to practice sports in school, he was the quite talented player in Football and Handball competing with his classmates. In his free time, Jkaem’s curiosity got the better of him to see what his big brother was up to on the computer and sure enough, he was introduced to Counter-Strike 1.6.
When his sibling was away, Joakim would play CS as he always liked competition. Like so many other gamers, his parents were not happy that he spent so much time gaming, in fact, many a time his father would hide the computer. Despite the setbacks, he kept on with his passion to become a professional CS: GO player in 2014 with his first pro team, ClutchIT.org.
Now that his parents understand what is esports and all about Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, they watch all the CS tournaments that DIG Jkaem participates. The support from his family is everything to him and he appreciates the support from his fans too as without them he would not be where he is today.
Renegades is an Esports company, founded in March 2015 by Christopher 'MonteCristo' Mykles. Rebranded to Renegades, the club started with a League of Legends team. Thanks to their gaming successes, RNG has grown to expand, supporting several teams that compete in CSGO, Rocket League and Super Smash Bros.
Renegades created their CSGO squad in June 2015, signing on the former VOX Eminor players. RNG has maintained an esports reputation in Australia as well as in North America as one of the top teams competing in both continents. Representing Renegades in the upcoming events of 2018, the Counter-Strike team consists of pro gamers, Nifty as an in-game leader, AZR, jks, USTILO and their latest addition of jkaem.
Competition Participation and Winnings:
Joakim achieved great results while playing for Faze Clan at Eleague Season 2. Jkaem and his team managed to reach the semi-finals only to be defeated by Optic Gaming with the score 0-2. Despite the loss, Faze and Jkaem received the highest earnings of his pro gaming career, a total reward of $60K.
For most of 2017, Jkaem has played for Team Dignitas attending CS: GO tournaments such as the qualifiers stage of Europe Minor championship 2018 – Boston, StarLadder i-League Invitational Europe, DreamHack Denver, PGL Major Krakow, ESL One Cologne. The latest Major esports tournaments attended by DIG jkaem were the major matches like the World Cyber Arena 2017 – Europe and the ECS Season 3.