Julia 'Juliano' Kiran is a 23-year-old Swedish pro gamer, playing CS:GO, taking on the role of in-game leader for Team Secret. She has become one of the top earners in Counter-Strike through her gaming success.
Julia always liked competing in team games, in fact she played football for ten years. She was always motivated to be a better player, showing off her fighting skills at many CS:GO tournaments, increasing her fan base.
Where it all began:
Julia’s passion for gaming started with Nintendo 64, playing Super Mario and Playstation Taken 4. In her teenage years, Juliano tried her gaming skills in Dota 2 and Heroes of Newerth. Her brother who also liked gaming encouraged Kiran to play Counter-Strike 1.6. In 2012, she to made the switch to CS:GO to compete professionally with O+.
Team Secret is a European esports company that originally started with a Dota 2 team that was created after The International 2014. The former female CS:GO squad WeRunThisPlace signed with Team Secret in March 2016. The current roster consists of five pro gamers, Juliano, Vilga, mimimicheater, zAAz and Ant1ka.
Kiran has taken part in many prestigious CS:GO events held around the world. Some matches include the Copenhagen Games Female Tournaments from 2014 till 2016, eSports World Convention 2016, Starladder Female stars Championship and many other tournaments. Juliano has had the experience of competing against some renowned female teams like CLG Red, Team LDLC.com Female, Mouseports and Millenium ladies.
The greatest achievement for Juliano was at the Major event, Intel Challenge Katowice 2016, while playing for WeRunThisPlace. Juliano’s team won against CLG Red, taking home the first prize of $15K.
Julia’s very first big accomplishment was in 2013, playing for Druidz squad at the Electronic Sports World Cup 2013 Women. The unit won against team ALTERNATE Female taking the esports World Cup title for the prize pool of $5K.