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Spartan
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Background Information
Name Tyler Ganza
Country of Birth USA United States
Home State New Jersey
Birthday September 30, 1994
Competitive
Region
Team Team Liquid
Xbox One ID
Alternate IDs SpartanTheDog
Spartan Ze Dog
Esportsearnings
ESL [{{{esl}}} Profile]
Controller Setup {{{controller}}}
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Beyond Profile {{{beyond}}}
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Team History
Logo std2.png Supernatural
Logo std2.png Adventure Time
Logo std2.png Pure
SvRlogo std.png Severance
Nov 2014 - Dec 2014 FTLlogo std.png Fatal Ambition
Dec 2014 - Mar 2015 ELvlogo std.png Team eLevate
Apr 2015 - May 2015 EXlogo std.png eXcellence Gaming
May 2015 - Aug 2015 TLlogo std.png Team Liquid
Aug 2015 - Dec 2015 WFXlogo std.png Winterfox
Jan 2016 - April 2016 RNGlogo std.png Renegades
April 2016 - Present TLlogo std.png Team Liquid
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Tyler "Spartan" Ganza is a player for Team Liquid. He is known for his time with teams such as Renegades, Team Liquid, Leftovers, and eLevate.

Biography

Tyler "Spartan" Ganza is from Lacey Township, New Jersey. When he was four or five years old, he began playing video games, and some of his first titles included Super Mario, Zelda, and Donkey Kong before starting Halo.

Halo 3

Spartan first appeared in the competitive scene at MLG Meadowlands 2009 where he finished 3rd in the Gamebattles FFA Arcade.

Halo 4

His first event was the Halo 4 Exhibition at MLG Dallas 2012 where he finished top 32 as a member of Supernatural with Tripolar, Status and SkimpyTheElf. He attended AGL 4 and 5 as a member of Adventure Time getting an impressive 2nd place before finishing top 8. He then joined Pure for AGL 6 on route to a 4th place finish. He attended AGL 7 Knoxville with Siege, SickStory and Showtime calling themselves Hold Your Applause finishing 9th-12th. He finally joined Severence alongside his current teammate Gabriel for AGL 9 Atlanta where he would bounce back to secure an impressive second place finish.

He also competed in the Halo 4 Global Championships making top 16.

Halo 2 Anniversary

Spartan joined Fatal Ambition before the Halo Championship Series season one started. He placed 3rd in the second preseason cup, and 3rd in the HCS Cup #1 beating Str8 Rippin. Fatal Ambition then competed at Iron Games Columbus 2014 where he finished 9th and at the Griffball Championship taking first place. He then joined Elevate for UGC St. Louis where the team placed 7th. They improved slightly at Gamers For Giving 2015 taking home 6th place. Spartan and the eLevate squad closed out HCS Season 1 with a 7-8th finish at the PAX East 2015 finals.

On March 15, Spartan announced his free agent status, confirming that he had left eLevate.[1] He joined eXcellence in April 2015. eXcellence placed top 12 at Iron Games Atlanta 2015.[2] Spartan soon left eXcellence to team with Ninja, Aries and Shooter. First competing as "The Other Guys", the team was quickly acquired by Team Liquid. Spartan and Team Liquid finished 7th at their first event together, HCS Indianapolis. They followed up with a top 8 finish at the HCS Season 2 Finals. Halo 2: Anniversary served as a breakout game for Spartan, garnering him significant attention as he competed and fared well against top-tier players.

Halo 5

Early in the pre-Halo 5 offseason, Spartan, Aries and Shooter were dropped from Team Liquid. On August 31st, it was announced that he and Shooter were joining Winterfox alongside Ryanoob and Arkanum.[3] Spartan was officially released by Winterfox in January 2016. He eventually found himself on a Renegades roster alongside Ninja, Victory X and StelluR, after many team changes in a short time period. Renegades' first event was the X Games Aspen 2016 invitational, where they finished 4th. Spartan and friends came out strong at Worlds, upsetting the highly favored Evil Geniuses in group stage. They went 3-0 in their group and drew Team Allegiance in the quarterfinals. Despite going up 2-0 in the series, Allegiance would battle back, winning the series 3-2 and ending Renegades' night with a top 8 finish. Soon after worlds, Spartan would part ways with the hyped Renegades squad and scrim with multiple teams during the off season, eventually finding his place on Team Liquid alongside StelluR, APG, and UnLegit.

Trivia

  • Controller setup: 3 sensitivity, Bumper Jumper.
  • Favorite Halo title was Halo 3.
  • Finished top 8 at a Gears of War Event
  • Supernatural is his favorite show, and he also likes How I Met Your Mother and Arrow.
  • Spartan was voted the Halo 2: Anniversary Breakout Player (over ContrA and Randa) by the competitive Halo community.
  • Considered one of the more entertaining streamers in the community by viewers and players alike.
  • Created one of the longest Halo montages for Halo 5: Guardians edited by Snipetality called, "Spartan Halo Montage".

Team and Tournament History

Game Event Place Team Teammates
Halo 5 logo.png Halo World Championship A55 - 8th RNGlogo std.png Renegades NinjaVictory XStelluRSymbolic
Halo 5 logo.png HWC NA Regional Finals 2016 A55 - 8th RNGlogo std.png Renegades NinjaVictory XStelluRSymbolic
Halo 5 logo.png X Games Aspen 2016 A44th RNGlogo std.png Renegades NinjaVictory XStelluRSymbolic
Halo 2a logo.png HCS Season 2 Finals A77 - 8th TLlogo std.png Team Liquid AriesNinjaShooterElamite
Halo 2a logo.png HCS Indianapolis A77th TLlogo std.png Team Liquid AriesNinjaShooterElamite
Halo 2a logo.png Iron Games Atlanta 2015 A99 - 12th EXlogo std.png eXcellence Gaming Cobys2FastSwiftKillUnLegit
Halo 2a logo.png HCS Season 1 Finals A77 - 8th ELvlogo std.png Team eLevate GabrielMuNoZShooterSwiftKill
Halo 2a logo.png Gamers For Giving 2015 A66th ELvlogo std.png Team eLevate GabrielMuNoZShooterElitest
Halo 2a logo.png UGC St. Louis 2015 A77th ELvlogo std.png Team eLevate GabrielMuNoZShafferTiberiusAudley
Halo 2a logo.png Iron Games Columbus 2014 A99 - 16th FTLlogo std.png Fatal Ambition KleinSir SiegeRC
Halo 4 logo.png AGL 9 Atlanta A22nd SvRlogo std.png Severance GabrielGoofyPROVERB
Halo 4 logo.png AGL 8 Knoxville A99 - 12th Logo std2.png Upcoming ArbinCreepytrashMonster
Halo 4 logo.png AGL 7 Knoxville A99 - 12th Logo std2.png Hold Your Applause ShowtimeSickStorySiege
Halo 4 logo.png AGL 6 Pittsburgh A44th Logo std2.png BFK Pure TriPlatinumHunter jjx
Halo 4 logo.png AGL 5 Nashville A77 - 8th Logo std2.png RG Adventure Time! KleinSir SiegeRC
Halo 4 logo.png AGL 4 New Jersey A22nd Logo std2.png Adventure Time KleinSir SiegeRC
Halo 4 logo.png MLG Fall Championship 2012 E949 - 64th Logo std2.png Supernatural TripolarStatusSkimpyTheElf

External Content

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References

  1. https://twitter.com/eLevateSpartan/status/577290589647015936
  2. http://challonge.com/ighcsatl
  3. https://twitter.com/Winterfoxgg/status/638546489736761344