He’s won more prize money than any other eSports player in the world, but Johan ‘N0tail’ Sundstein has revealed he is prepared to give up his career for the sake of the climate.
The 25-year-old Dane with Faroese roots has earned close to 50 million kroner as one of the top Dota 2 gamers on the planet, but a dream to be an advocate for the environment has Sundstein eyeing a new path in life.
“Next year I will probably start thinking about something else. I now feel that I owe so much. It would be a shame if the world burns up, because we will have failed so many generations” Sundstein told TV2 News.
“It’s a burden you can put on yourself and I feel it. I feel it. It’s everyone’s responsibility.”
From OG to mother earth
Sundstein captains the eSport squad Team OG, which has triumphed at The International tournament – the top tournament for the strategy game Dota 2 – for the past two years, which is something no other team has managed.
Since turning pro in 2012, Sundstein has gradually worked his way to be one of the top gamers in the world and he hopes to win a hat-trick of The International titles before calling it quits.
“I hope to do something for the environment someday. It’s the biggest topic right now. The world is on fire and the plan is to jump into the battle. Throw myself into it and become a soldier for the earth, for mother earth. I have some plans and ideas,” Sundstein told TV2 News.