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Andreas Thorstensson
Company: EQT Ventures
Title: Partner
Location: Lidingö, Sweden
Fields of operation: Digital, Technology

Andreas Thorstensson (born January 29, 1979) is a Swedish entrepreneur, web developer and former professional gamer of Counter-Strike, playing under the in-game name bds. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential innovators for esports, having assisted with establishing standards for player management and gaming communities. Having worked alongside Alexander T. Müller-Rodic as one of two managing directors for the professional electronic sports organization SK Gaming from 2001 to 2009, he created a popular social platform for gaming enthusiasts to congregate and to introduce a stronger awareness to a wider audience.

Of Thorstensson's achievements, he is well known for his gaming tools and articles about the Counter-Strike netcode and also for Frag or Die, the single-most downloaded Counter-Strike video to date.Beyond his esports career, he is well known for his many startups such as SPRAYdio, XSReality, ESN and Toborrow. In December 2015, he became a tech partner with EQT Ventures.


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