Full Name: Jonathan Jabłonowski
Also known as: the Krieg God
Games: StarCraft II, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Current Team: Team Liquid
Ex Team: Elevate
Date of Birth: 19th July 1997
Place of Birth: the USA
Relationship Status/Partners: N/A
Jonathan “EliGE” Jablonowski is known for his competitive spirit, strong opinions, and responsibility. As determined as he is, EliGE triumphed in significant tournaments many times, won MVP and EVP awards, and ranked highly on HLTV’s best players lists every year since 2017. Hence, a 23-year-old CS:GO player already has a long and successful career. Here’s a full story about EliGE – his career, personal life, and beginnings.
Who Is EliGE?
Jonathan Jabłonowski, aka EliGE, is a professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player. Ever since he started his career in 2014, he participated in 118 tournaments and had many successful seasons. On top of that, he was proclaimed MVP and EVP several times and stood out as one of the central figures in Team Liquid.
And due to his responsible approach and strong opinions, EliGE gained huge respect within the CS:GO community. For instance, in 2021, he exposed racist players of Depth Esports and provided proof of their inappropriate and toxic behavior. As a result, the team got banned and removed from the community.
Speaking of which, EliGE continually makes efforts to keep the community away from toxicity. He often shares his opinions and advice on a Twitter account and comments on current scandals and controversies.
However, EliGE is quite shy by nature. At the beginning of his career, he even had issues communicating with his teammates due to his introverted nature. But even though he had a bit of a rocky start, he managed to change his attitude and approach. Simply put, EliGE doesn’t allow his weaknesses to stand in his way but continually seeks to improve himself. Thus, his ambitions and will to learn and progress made him who he is today.
How Did EliGE Get Famous?
Even though he played CS since he was four-years-old, EliGE actually started as a StarCraft II player. Despite enjoying the game, he soon switched to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. At the age of 16, he signed his first contract with team Elevate. However, he didn’t reach great success until he joined Team Liquid in 2015.
As skilled as he is, EliGE drew attention to himself soon after joining the famous team. Fans saw him as a talented player meant for success. He even got himself nicknamed “Krieg God” due to his skills with this weapon. Simultaneously, his competitive spirit and determination to become the best got him under the spotlight. Today, he’s famous as a CS:GO star – one of the best in North America – who triumphed in numerous tournaments.
And even though he never caused a scandal, EliGE often comments on current situations on Twitter and other social networks. Also, he frequently posts about events, matches, and other players’ successes. And the fact that he has around 188k followers only on Twitter suggests that fans are curious about what he has to say. So, a young CS:GO player distinguished himself for being responsible, strong-opinionated, and respectful.
EliGE’s Debut in Team Liquid
Since he joined Team Liquid in 2015, EliG continuously improves his play. Till 2021, he participated in 118 tournaments and achieved fantastic results. However, his beginnings on Team Liquid weren’t that smooth.
EliGE wasn’t much skilled in teamwork and communication at that time. As a result, he had a difficult time cooperating with his teammates. Nonetheless, EliGE soon concluded that professional gaming requires more than talent. He also understood the importance of teamwork. Hence, by improving his communication skills, he managed to fit into the team.
Currently, EliGE’s considered one of the world’s top players in the world. He’s the only North American gamer who made it to the HLTV’s lists of best players several times. Namely, he was ranked:
- 12th best player of 2017
- 15th best of 2018
- 4th best of 2019
- 8th best of 2020
Simultaneously, Elige won the MVP reward on:
- ESL Pro League Season 11: North America,
- IEM Chicago 2019,
- ESL Pro League Season 9 Finals,
- DreamHack Masters Dallas 2019.
Moreover, he was named EVP by HLTV on:
- ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals,
- ESC Season 8 Finals,
- BLAST Pro Series: Copenhagen 2019,
- StarLadder Berlin Major 2019,
- BLAST Pro Series: Los Angeles 2019,
- Cs_summit 4,
- IEM Sydney 2019,
- BLAST Pro Series Sao Paulo 2019,
- iBUYPOWER Masters IV,
- EPICENTER 2018,
- ESL One New York 2018,
- ECS Season 5 Finals,
- ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals,
- ESL One New York 2016.
In 2020, he had exceptional results and scores. For instance, his KDA, ADR, and impact scores are 0.76, 84.2, and 1.28. Moreover, EliGE’s surviving percentage is 31.6%, while his general consistency is 70.5%.
Even though EliGE has around 111k followers on Twitch, he doesn’t stream frequently. His account currently lacks videos. Thus, he may be primarily focused on his gaming career and still considering the possibility of becoming a streamer in the future.
Namely, EliGE’s social network accounts don’t indicate his relationship status. Thus, the CS:GO player probably doesn’t date anyone at the moment. He’s likely focused on his career or that he prefers to keep his romantic life private.
EliGE’s Personal Life
Jonathan EliGE Jablonowski was born in a small town in Pennsylvania in 1997. He has a big family and grew up with an older brother and sister and a twin sister. Moreover, he has enjoyed video games since the time he was four. During that period, his brother played games quite often. So, EliGE wanted to play the same games as his older brother and become better than him. He claims that this rivalry at a young age made him as competitive as he is today.
However, gaming wasn’t the only thing he wanted to be perfect at. EliGE was also quite good at school – he was even a valedictorian at a graduation ceremony and was named a scholar of the year.
Furthermore, EliGE was interested in some traditional sports too. As a boy, he used to attend taekwondo classes and even got a black belt. Actually, EliGE believes that taekwondo classes helped him become patient and persistent.
After graduating from high school, EliGE started college immediately. However, he already signed a contract with the team Elevate and couldn’t manage to do both. Hence, he dropped out of college to pursue his dreams and become a professional eSports athlete.
Even at a young age, he was an ambitious perfectionist and planned to achieve great things. Fortunately, he had everything he needed to become an eSports star – determination, talent, skills, and a supportive family.
EliGE’s Net Worth and Finances
According to available information, EliGE earned around $963.500 only from tournaments. However, the amount of his team salary remains unknown to the public. Simultaneously, he has sponsorships and additional sources of income. Thus, EliGE surely earns more than $1 million per year.
Elige was born in 1997. Currently, he’s 23 years old, and he’ll turn 24 in July of 2021.
Given that EliGE is a member of a Team Liquid, he’s currently in Santa Monica, California.
EliGE is an American of Polish descent born in Pennsylvania.
Yes, EliGE is colorblind, as he stated numerous times on his Twitter and Reddit account.
Elige uses KH Gaming Mira M White mouse.