Erik ‘Bird’ Sjösten, the tank player for NiP Paladins, started off back in Hi-Rez other title SMITE. As coach & analyst for Titan they took the EU Championship title and placed 2nd at the first World Championship. As an FPS player at heart Bird later moved to Hi-Rez new title Paladins. Starting in Death & Taxes and eventually playing in teams such as Torpedo, Burrito, and Gankstars, his previous experience has lead him to a World Championship victory and many other placements. He has long been considered one of the most relevant players in the scene, having been an active content creator with guides and tierlists, and also appearing at all major Paladins events.