Jesper “JW” Wecksell, born 23 Feb, 1995, is a professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player from Sweden, currently playing as an AWPer for fnatic.
His nickname is created from the initial letters in his first- and last name. Creating the nick “JW”.
The history of JW
His story may sound like one of those “living the dream” stories. As a kid, he used to play Counter-Strike while a poster of fnatic was hanging on his wall behind his computer. JW worked constantly, with an image in the back of his mind – that one day he would be a part of their roster.
After putting a lot of dedication and long hours into the game, the dream suddenly became a reality. His talent and skills couldn’t go unnoticed and the call from fnatic came. It was a no brainer for JW – he took it and never looked back.
“Wonder-kid”, as he is also known in Counter-Strike world, has gained the reputation of having a highly aggressive style of play, which may be a good thing when it comes to intimidating his opponents but can sometimes lead to some bad decisions. Anyways, it is safe to say that no one can stay totally relaxed when facing JW on the other side of the map.
The professional life seems to be suiting him well, as he always emphasizes that he doesn’t only enjoy playing Counter-Strike tournaments, but also the traveling, meetings with fans, interviews and all the other tasks that go with the job.
Despite being so young, the experience is something that JW has been acquiring for more than a decade now. Some of the teams that had an honor of having him on their roster were GOSU, WRTT, Epsilon, SY, GODSENT and his current home – fnatic.
His highest rank in the world was back in 2014, where he was rated at the 5th best player in Counter-Strike.