Shaggyshenk was born in Haarlem, Netherlands and currently lives in Velserbroek, Netherlands. Shaggyshenk's first gaming experience was with the Nintendo Gameboy and Pokémon Red. Before venturing into SMITE, Shaggyshenk played a lot of Gunz: The Duel.
He and real-life friend Korinyo were trying free games; SMITE was one of them. He began not expecting much, but it led to a deep love for the game and his competitive career. As Shaggyshenk played more SMITE he started to find casual queues too easy, and started playing ranked. Through ranked he found players with a similar interest in competitive gaming and joined an amateur team with teammates Keloxx, BurningBody and Variety (who played support, solo and jungle respectively). After multiple internal issues, Keloxx left and was replaced by PrincessTomato, while Variety moved to solo to cover BurningBody's role. After holding jungle tryouts, NinjaBobat joined the team, which renamed to Worth Gaming for the SPL Season 1 EU Qualifiers. There, fans were amazed at Shaggyshenk, an unknown, going toe-to-toe and winning against fan favorites and veterans such as Realzx. Having qualified for the SPL Season 1 EU Regular Season the team was acquired by Team Coast.
However, Shaggyshenk quickly realized the downside of competitive gaming. His team lost consistency, and eventually faltered and disbanded after placing sixth in the Pro League. Before the start of the 2nd season, Shaggyshenk joined Potato Boys alongside former coach and sub EmilZy who would later be acquired by London Conspiracy with whom they qualified for the SPL Season 2 EU Spring Split. London Conspiracy was known as a middle-of-the-pack team throughout its existence, capable of fighting and winning against the best, but also losing to the worst. Shaggyshenk's desire to be the best led to a lack of confidence in himself and his ability, and it contributed to London Conspiracy's inability to ever go to LAN, as every time, they placed fourth or fifth in the Pro League, one spot behind the top teams that reached LAN. At Super Regionals, London Conspiracy also defeated former powerhouse Titan, but were crushed by first seed Epsilon eSports in the next round. They were beaten again in the third place match against Fnatic, and failed to make it to the World Championship as a result.
Shortly afterward, his team decided to search for a new organization, but did not find one, leading to a new solo name, Cringe Crew. Cringe Crew filled the spot that London Conspiracy had last season, a stagnation for the team. Soon after, Zyrhoes joined the team, which along with Season 3 addition Repikas, gave Shaggyshenk confidence in his squad. However, Cringe Crew was just as if not more inconsistent than London Conspiracy, and despite an incredible showing in the Fall Gauntlet, an unfortunate blizzard in Trollhättan, Sweden, led to Zyrhoes having a power outage, forcing coach Deathiance to step in. Team Dignitas, Cringe Crew's final enemy, defeated them, ending Cringe Crew's chance to go to LAN once again. After repeated losses, Shaggyshenk was unmotivated and depressed, and ultimately announced his retirement until further notice on 13 January 2017.
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