IGN: Taggo (Joakim)
Years Gaming: For as long as he can remember
Primary Loves: Speedrunning, streaming, gaming, and playing the guitar (he has been playing it since 2010)
For most of his life, Taggo has been a lifelong fan of Nintendo ever since he received his first gaming console, the Nintendo Wii in 2006. Growing up, some of his favorite Nintendo titles he enjoyed playing included Super Mario games, The Legend of Zelda,Pokémon, Kirby, Metroid, and Fire Emblem. However, the Nintendo game that really had the most impact on his young life was the popular third iteration of the beloved Super Smash Bros. franchise, Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Besides being an outlet for personal entertainment, Brawl would actually serve as the catalyst for Taggo’s five year stint in competitive gaming. He first began by entering online Brawl tournaments from 2010-2012. Then, from 2015-2017, he also decided to branch out into Super Smash Bros. Melee tournaments before ultimately deciding to take a step back from attending Super Smash Bros. competitions. Taggo has also dabbled a bit recently into completing time trials in the Nintendo Switch game, Mario Kart 8 DX.
Aside from his history as a competitive Esports player, Taggo is also a seasoned speedrunner. After he initially started watching various speedrun streams on Twitch back in late 2012, he, himself, would start to speedrun nearly a year later in August of 2013. Throughout the early days of his speedrunning career, Taggo would delve into popular games such as Super Mario Sunshine and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. However, the one game that caught his eye the most, and that he has stuck with all these years to the present day, was the classic Nintendo 64 game, Super Mario 64, where he would speedrun both the 70 and 120 star categories. As it stands now, Taggo is easily not just the most accomplished Super Mario 64 speedrunner in Swedish history, but also one of the best that Europe has ever known, having gotten the world record in the 70 star category twice in 2019, and was ranked as high as second on the 120 star leaderboard in 2020.
When asked about what he wants to accomplish during his time with Mazer Gaming, Taggo had this to say. “I would like to improve my 120 and 70 star records and get closer to the WR (world record). I could get it in 70 at the moment, so maybe I'll focus on that category.”