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Naded
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Background Information
Name Brett Leonard
Country of Birth USA United States
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Birthday May 31, 1990
Competitive
Region North America
Team OpTic Gaming
Xbox One ID Naded
Alternate IDs
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Team History
2006-2006
2012-2012
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 Storm Ventures
2007-2007
2010-2010
2011-2011
Dec 2014 - Mar 2015
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 Str8 Rippin
2007-2007
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 Perfect Storm
2007-2007
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 The Agency
2008-2008
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 Fatal Images
2008-2008
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 Classic
2008-2008
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 LeGendZ
2008-2008
2009-2009
2010-2010
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 Carbon
2009-2009
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 VG The New Order
2010-2010
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 Heaven and Earth
2010-2010
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 Perfect Storm
2011-2011
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 Darkest Hour
2011-2011
2012-2012
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 Triggers Down
2011-2011
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 Evil
2011-2011
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 Turning Point
2013-2013
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 Infamous
2014-2014
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 VwS Gaming
Mar 2015 - Apr 2015
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 Team Randa
Apr 2015 - Oct 2015
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 Winterfox
Oct 2015 - Mar 2016
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 Team Allegiance
Apr 2016 - Present
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 OpTic Gaming
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Brett "Naded" Leonard is an inactive American player for OpTic Gaming. He is a seasoned veteran of the competitive Halo scene, most well known for his time with teams such as Carbon, Team Allegiance and Storm Ventures, among others.

Biography

Halo 2

Naded's Halo career began at the start of the 2006 MLG season - MLG New York, where he played as a member of Storm Ventures alongside Ramby, Poon and Legit. Though none of the players on the team had achieved much success in MLG prior to the formation of the roster, Naded and his team stormed onto the scene with a 6th place finish at the kickoff event, coming all the way out of the open bracket to do so. They followed this up with four top 8 placings over the course of the regular season, finishing as high as 2nd at MLG Chicago and only finishing outside the top 8 once - at MLG Anaheim, where SV were unexpectedly upset by Triggers Down early in the winners' bracket and had the unfortunate luck of drawing the powerhouse Carbon squad early in the losers' bracket. At the MLG New York Playoffs, where the stakes and prize money were higher, SV finished 6th. They went into the MLG Las Vegas National Championships looking to upset the top teams and win big money, but ultimately fell short, losing both of their bracket matches and only defeating XiT Woundz in consolation.

Storm Ventures broke up during the 2006 offseason, with Naded and Legit joining the high-profile Str8 Rippin alongside MLG celebrities Tsquared and Foulacy. After a 5th place finish at the kickoff event in Charlotte, Naded and Legit left Str8, citing their increased expectations with a high-profile team and the disappointment of such a low finish. Naded and Legit then reunited with Ramby to form Perfect Storm alongside newcomer Xtrem1st. The new squad had a strong 3rd place finish in the Meadowlands, but followed it up with a 6th place finish at the following event in Dallas, leading to Naded leaving the team to join The Agency alongside Mackeo, Victory X and SK, replacing the departing ElamiteWarrior. With the Agency, Naded took another 3rd place finish in Chicago, but would not see anything higher as he would close the season out with 5th in Orlando and 4th at the Las Vegas National Championships. Naded attended the MLG Canadian Open 2007 as a member of The Agency as well, with Slim filling in for Mackeo. They finished 3rd.

Halo 3

Naded started Halo 3 off on a new team called Fatal Images alongside three amateur players - TiZoXiC, Severince and Wooooly. Naded managed to lead his unproven squad to an 8th place finish at the kickoff event in the Meadowlands. At the following event in San Diego, Fatal Images placed 8th once again, this time with the veteran Foulacy in place of Wooooly. After San Diego, Naded was picked up by Classic, a team looking to rebound following a disappointing placement in San Diego. Alongside Naded on Classic were Soldi3r187, AnT and Legend. Naded replaced FeaR on the roster. Unfortunately, Naded's only event with Classic was disappointing, a 10th place finish in Orlando. After Orlando, Naded replaced FeaR for the second straight event, this time joining Defy, Best Man and Gandhi on Legendz. The result in Toronto was another 10th place finish. Naded then joined the struggling former juggernaut Carbon alongside Cpt Anarchy, GH057ayame and ShockWave. They finished 7th in Dallas. The roster returned more practiced at the Las Vegas National Championships and managed to secure both Carbon and Naded's highest placings of the season - 3rd, closing an otherwise disappointing season out on a relatively high note for Naded.

The 2009 season began with Naded again forming a new team - VG The New Order - alongside Defy, Best Man and Karma. This team had documented chemistry issues and ended up finishing 9th at the season opener in the Meadowlands. Best Man and Defy then left the team, and Naded looked to try his luck at bringing another two amateur players into prominence, as he had previously done with the members of Storm Ventures, Xtrem1st, and the members of the first Fatal Images roster. Naded and Karma hosted open tryouts for the open spots on the team, eventually picking up Tens0r and Tetra Shot. This would not work out well however, as the team failed to even make it out of the open bracket in Columbus, finishing 33rd-40th. Naded then rejoined Carbon, this time alongside Shockwave, Defy and Walshy. For the remainder of the season, the new Carbon lineup became fan favorites as they took out top teams like Str8 Rippin, Final Boss and Instinct. Unfortunately, not even this roster would result in Naded's first event win, as they closed out the season with a 2nd place finish and back to back 3rd place finishes.

Naded kicked off 2010 with a new team - Heaven and Earth, alongside Clutch, Karma and KillerDrew. The new squad finished a disappointing 9th at the kickoff in Orlando, and Naded was back on Carbon shortly after, this time alongside Defy, Best Man and Walshy, as Shockwave had retired in the '09 offseason. The lack of Shockwave had an impact on Carbon's performance, as they finished 6th in Columbus. With SK in place of Best Man, Carbon finished 13th in Raleigh, and Naded and Defy left, this time returning to Str8 Rippin alongside Tsquared and GH057ayame. Str8 finished 9th in D.C. and failed to qualify for the Dallas National Championships.

Halo: Reach

As he could not compete in the Halo 3 National Championships, Naded instead competed in the Reach Exhibition for the event. He and Legit reformed Perfect Storm alongside Karma and KillerDrew. They finished 9th. For the 2011 season kickoff in Dallas, Naded and Legit joined Darkest Hour alongside Twylight and Goofy. The team finished 14th and the reformed duo left shortly after to again join Str8 Rippin, this time alongside Tsquared and Ryanoob. They took 2nd in Columbus, falling only to the "God Squad" Instinct in the finals. Despite their 2nd place finish, Tsquared and Legit decided to part ways with Naded and Ryanoob in favor of reuniting a classic Str8 Rippin lineup, leaving Naded to join Triggers Down alongside Hysteria, Amish Acorns and SK. The squad finished 15th in Anaheim. He then joined THO Evil alongside Crimsix, Twin Savior and Goofy for Raleigh, finishing 7th. His final team of the season would be fan-favorite Turning Point alongside Ninja, Mikwen and Walshy. The popular squad would take 9th in Orlando and 12th at the Providence National Championships.

For the MLG Winter Championship 2012 event, Naded once again decided to team with amateurs. Reforming Storm Ventures alongside Hoaxer, Titomatic and Kampy, he managed only a top 16 finish.

Halo 4

At the MLG Fall Championship 2012, Naded rejoined Triggers Down alongside Hysteria, Elumnite and Neighbor. They finished top 16. He attended one more Halo 4 event - AGL 8 Knoxville, where as a member of Infamous alongside Lethul, Goofy and Ryanoob, he nearly achieved his first event win, toppling the God Squad Ambush but being unable to defeat Requiem in the finals.

Halo 2: Anniversary

Naded and Goofy reunited with Legit for the first Halo 2: Anniversary event - the PAX Prime Showdown 2014, with Mikwen rounding out the VwS Gaming roster. They finished 2nd, losing only to eXcellence Gaming. VwS Gaming returned at the ESL MCC Launch Invitational, finishing 4th.

Naded went on to play for Str8 Rippin for all of HCS Season 1. Str8 placed 6th at Iron Games Columbus 2014 and UGC St. Louis 2015 with a roster of Naded, Tsquared, Str8 SicK and Prototype. Prototype was then swapped for Legit and they placed top 12 at Gamers For Giving 2015 before finishing the season with a top 6 place finish at the HCS Season 1 Finals.

On March 18, 2015, it was confirmed that Naded had left Str8 Rippin to form Team Randa with Randa, Ryanoob and ContrA. On April 17th, the team was acquired by Winterfox. Winterfox placed 4th at Iron Games Atlanta 2015, losing to Cloud9 in the losers' bracket. Winterfox underwent a roster change between events, swapping out Contra for Arkanum. Despite the new roster, the team's placing did not change, and they again placed 4th at HCS Indianapolis 2015. Naded and Winterfox lost a step at the HCS Season 2 Finals, closing out their season with a top 6 finish.

Halo 5

Naded was unofficially dropped from Winterfox when they announced a new roster without him going forward. On October 25, 2015, Naded joined a new organization, Team Allegiance, alongside eL TowN, Str8 SicK and Goofy. Early into Halo 5's lifespan, Allegiance replaced Goofy and Str8 SicK with Cratos and Suspector. The new roster dominated the Halo World Championship 2016 NA qualifier series, taking the highest seed in the NA Regional Finals. At the X Games Aspen 2016 invitational, Allegiance finished 3rd, earning Bronze Medals. At Regionals, Allegiance finished top 4, sweeping their group and defeating Noble eSports before being upset in the semifinals by Denial eSports. Regardless, Allegiance qualified for Halo World Championship 2016. At Worlds, Naded and Allegiance started off on a bad note, getting swept 3-0 by Team Liquid. They swept the remainder of their group to advance into the bracket, facing a tough first-round match against Renegades. Despite going down 2-0 in the series and 2-0 in Game 3 Coliseum CTF, Naded lead Allegiance on a comeback, helping them win three straight games to advance to the semifinals. In the semis, they faced Team eLevate, defeating them in 6 games. In the finals, Allegiance were swept 4-0 by the dominant Counter Logic Gaming squad, ending their night with a 2nd place finish. Naded was named the Mega Bloks Tournament MVP of Halo World Championship 2016, a fan-voted title.

Shortly after Worlds, Naded was confirmed to have left Team Allegiance. On April 5th, he announced on Twitter that he had joined OpTic Gaming alongside FlamesworD and MaNiaC. After helping OpTic qualify for the Summer 2016 season of the HCS Pro League, Naded announced that he was leaving OpTic's active roster, leaving them a player short days before the start of the season.

Trivia

  • Naded is one of the most popular Halo streamers featured on Twitch.
  • Among the competitive Halo community, Naded has gained the unfortunate stigma of being one of the best players who's never won a major event.
  • Naded is a father.

Team and Tournament History

Game Event Place Team Teammates (Coach)
Halo 5 logo.png HCS Pro League Summer Qualifier 2016 - Group A A33rd OpTiclogo std.png OpTic Gaming Str8 SicKMaNiaCAceFlamesworD
Halo 5 logo.png HCS Pro League Invitational 2016 A33rd OpTiclogo std.png OpTic Gaming FlamesworDMaNiaCAceCloud
Halo 5 logo.png Halo World Championship 2016 A22nd ALGlogo std.png Team Allegiance eL TowNSuspectorCratos
Halo 5 logo.png HWC NA Regional Finals 2016 A33 - 4th ALGlogo std.png Team Allegiance CratosSuspectoreL TowN
Halo 5 logo.png X Games Aspen 2016 A33rd ALGlogo std.png Team Allegiance CratosSuspectoreL TowN
Halo 2a logo.png HCS Season 2 Finals A55 - 6th WFXlogo std.png Winterfox ArkanumRandaRyanoobNemassist
Halo 2a logo.png HCS Indianapolis A44th WFXlogo std.png Winterfox ArkanumRandaRyanoobNemassist
Halo 2a logo.png Iron Games Atlanta 2015 A44th WFXlogo std.png Winterfox ContrARandaRyanoobBrutus
Halo 2a logo.png HCS Season 1 Finals A55 - 6th Str8logo std.png Str8 Rippin TsquaredLegitStr8SickLammie
Halo 2a logo.png Gamers For Giving 2015 A99 - 12th Str8logo std.png Str8 Rippin TsquaredLegitStr8SickLammie
Halo 2a logo.png UGC St. Louis 2015 A66th Str8logo std.png Str8 Rippin TsquaredPrototypeStr8SickLammie
Halo 2a logo.png Iron Games Columbus 2014 A66th Str8logo std.png Str8 Rippin TsquaredPrototypeStr8SickLammie
Halo 2a logo.png ESL MCC Launch Invitational A44th VwSlogo std.png VwS Gaming LegitGoofyMikwen
Halo 2a logo.png PAX Prime Showdown 2014 A22nd VwSlogo std.png VwS USA LegitGoofyMikwen
Halo 4 logo.png AGL 8 Knoxville A22nd Logo std2.png Infamous GoofyLethulRyanoob
Halo 4 logo.png MLG Fall Championship 2012 B313 - 16th TDlogo std.png Triggers Down HysteriaElumniteNeighbor
Halo reach logo.png MLG Winter Championship 2012 B313 - 16th SVlogo std.png Storm Ventures HoaxerKampyTitomatic
Halo reach logo.png MLG Providence Championships 2011 B212th TPlogo std.png Turning Point MikwenNinjaWalshy
Halo reach logo.png MLG Orlando 2011 A99th TPlogo std.png Turning Point MikwenNinjaWalshyTiberiusAudley
Halo reach logo.png MLG Raleigh 2011 A77th Logo std2.png Evil CrimsixGoofyTwin Savior
Halo reach logo.png MLG Anaheim 2011 B515th TDlogo std.png Triggers Down Amish AcornsHysteriaSK
Halo reach logo.png MLG Columbus 2011 A22nd Str8logo std.png Str8 Rippin LegitTsquaredRyanoob
Halo reach logo.png MLG Dallas 2011 B414th DHlogo std.png Darkest Hour LegitGoofyTwylight
Halo reach logo.png MLG Dallas Championships 2010 A99th Logo std2.png Perfect Storm KarmaKillerDrewLegit
Halo 3 logo.png MLG D.C. 2010 A99th Str8logo std.png Str8 Rippin DefyGH057ayameTsquared
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Raleigh 2010 B313th Carbonlogo std.png Carbon DefySKWalshy
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Columbus 2010 A66th Carbonlogo std.png Carbon Best ManDefyWalshy
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Orlando 2010 A99th HaElogo std.png Heaven and Earth ClutchKarmaKillerDrew
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Orlando 2009 A33rd Carbonlogo std.png Carbon DefyShockwaveWalshy
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Anaheim 2009 A33rd Carbonlogo std.png Carbon DefyShockwaveWalshy
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Dallas 2009 A22nd Carbonlogo std.png Carbon DefyShockwaveWalshy
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Columbus 2009 D333 - 40th Logo std2.png VG The New Order KarmaTensorTetra Shot
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Meadowlands 2009 A99th Logo std2.png VG The New Order Best ManDefyKarma
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Las Vegas Championships 2008 A33rd Carbonlogo std.png Carbon Cpt AnarchyGH057ayameShockwave
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Dallas 2008 A77th Carbonlogo std.png Carbon Cpt AnarchyGH057ayameShockwave
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Toronto 2008 B010th LGZlogo std.png LeGendZ Best ManDefyGandhi
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Orlando 2008 B010th Classiclogo std.png Classic Ant[AsK]LegendPimpsSoldier187
Halo 3 logo.png MLG San Diego 2008 A88th Logo std2.png Fatal Images FoulacySeverinceTizoxic
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Meadowlands 2008 A88th Logo std2.png Fatal Images SeverinceTizoxicWooooly
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Canada 2007 A33rd TAlogo std.png The Agency SlimSKVictory X
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Vegas 2007 A44th TAlogo std.png The Agency MackeoSKVictory X
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Orlando 2007 A55th TAlogo std.png The Agency MackeoSKVictory X
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Chicago 2007 A33rd TAlogo std.png The Agency MackeoSKVictory X
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Dallas 2007 A66th Logo std2.png Perfect Storm LegitRambyXtrem1st
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Meadowlands 2007 A33rd Logo std2.png Perfect Storm LegitRambyXtrem1st
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Charlotte 2007 A55th Str8logo std.png Str8 Rippin FoulacyLegitTsquared
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Las Vegas 2006 A77th SVlogo std.png Storm Ventures LegitRambyPoon
Halo 2 logo.png MLG New York 2006 A66th SVlogo std.png Storm Ventures LegitRambyPoon
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Orlando 2006 A66th SVlogo std.png Storm Ventures LegitRambyPoon
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Chicago 2006 A22nd SVlogo std.png Storm Ventures LegitRambyPoon
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Anaheim 2006 B616th SVlogo std.png Storm Ventures LegitRambyPoon
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Dallas 2006 A55th SVlogo std.png Storm Ventures LegitRambyPoon
Halo 2 logo.png MLG New York 2006 A66th SVlogo std.png Storm Ventures LegitRambyPoon

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