|Country of Birth||United States|
|Xbox One ID||SnakeBiteFPS|
|Alternate IDs||Snake Bite, Snake_Bite_71|
|2008 - 2009||Various Teams|
|2009 - 2009||Relapse|
|2010 - 2011||Warriors|
|2012 - 2013||Status Quo|
|2013 - 2013||Believe the Hype|
|Nov 2014 - Nov 2014||Shoot to Kill|
|Nov 2014 - Sep 2016||Counter Logic Gaming|
|Sep 2016 - Present||OpTic Gaming|
Snake Bite's professional Halo career began in 2006, when he was only 11 years old. Unable to land on a team, Snake Bite attended the MLG New York Playoffs 2006 and competed in the FFA, advancing to the 5th round and finishing top 64 overall. His next event would be the second event of the 2007 season - MLG Meadowlands 2007, where he would play as a part of team Just Chill. Just Chill failed to make it out of the Open Bracket, and Snake Bite finished in the top 512 of the FFA, being eliminated in the second round.
Snake Bite's first Championship Bracket placing would come at the first Halo 3 event on the MLG Pro Circuit - MLG Meadowlands, as a member of Calm Mentality with Merkage, Thrust and Nizzin. For MLG San Diego, Snake Bite, Thrust and Merkage picked up Obi and changed the team's name to Adversity. The new roster finished 22nd. For the next event in Orlando, Snake Bite and Thrust linked up with Ghost Attack and Aries, forming team Emphasis. They finished 20th. Snake Bite would sit out the remainder of the 2008 season.
At the kickoff event of the 2009 season - MLG Meadowlands 2009, Snake Bite linked up with InSaiyan, Prolific and the veteran LegendJRG to form team Sovereign. Unfortunately, Snake Bite's streak of improving placements would come to an end here, as the team failed to advance from the Open Bracket. Looking to rebound in Columbus, Snake Bite once again teamed with Ghost Attack, this time alongside Nickel 9 and Tuss, as Flatline. They finished 26th. What could be argued as Snake Bite's big break came with the formation of team Relapse following Columbus, consisting of Snake Bite, Fearris, Derksky and Loki. They finished an impressive 11th in Dallas. For the next event in Anaheim, Dersky was replaced by Max/Pro, but the team took the same placing - 11th. They once again switched fourths going into the MLG Orlando Championships 2009, replacing Max with NocturnalKernal. This resulted in a 14th place finish at the National Championship event.
Snake Bite sat out the first two events of the 2010 season, but hit the big time upon his return, joining Warriors alongside NocturnalKernal, Brake and Robbie B. At both MLG Raleigh and MLG D.C., Warriors finished 5th, earning Snake Bite his first MLG prize money and a coveted seed in the MLG Dallas Championships 2010. At the National Championship event, Warriors finished 7th, taking home $10,000.
SnakeBite and Robbie B retooled Warriors for the 2011 season, recruiting veterans ElamiteWarrior and StrongSide to fill out the roster. The new roster finished 4th at the kickoff event in Dallas. At the following event in Columbus, they finished 12th, and SnakeBite looked to rebuild the team with StrongSide. The duo recruited TwYLighT and SnakeBite's former teammate Dersky. They finished 4th in Anaheim and 8th in Raleigh, leading to another team change. SnakeBite and Dersky struck gold when they recruited Clutch and Royal2 to round out the roster. They would take 3rd place in Orlando and 2nd place at the MLG Providence Championships 2011, taking a $60,000 prize and creating a duo between SnakeBite and Royal2 which would go on to become one of the most successful in Halo. Following the 2011 season, SnakeBite and Royal2 left Warriors to join Status Quo alongside Enable and FlamesworD. They won their first event at MLG Winter Championship 2012, defeating the Instinct line-up known as the God Squad in the finals. With Roy taking Royal2's place for AGL 1 Chicago, SQ again emerged victorious.
Royal2 returned to the SQ lineup for the MLG Fall Championship 2012 Halo 4 exposition, reuniting the championship team from the Winter event. SQ would finish 3rd at the event. SnakeBite would attend two more Halo 4 AGL events, finishing 4th and top 8 at AGL 5 Nashville and AGL 8 Knoxville, respectively.
Halo 2: Anniversary
With the launch of the MCC and the birth of a developer-supported Halo esports league, SnakeBite joined Shoot to Kill with Heinz, Ogre 2 and Royal2. They finished 3rd at the ESL MCC Launch Invitational. For HCS season 1, Counter Logic Gaming announced the acquisition of StK. They proceeded to win Iron Gaming Columbus 2014 and finish 2nd at both UGC St. Louis 2015 and Gamers For Giving 2015, before repeating their 2nd placing in the season finals at PAX East 2015. SnakeBite was a standout slayer in season 1, providing many highlight clips including the final kill to seal CLG's victory at Iron Games Columbus.
Following the conclusion of season 1, CLG replaced Heinz with Cloud. SnakeBite and CLG started the season off on a low note, placing 5th at Iron Games Atlanta 2015. At HCS Indianapolis they returned to form, with a 2nd place finish. CLG again finished 2nd at the HCS Season 2 Finals, falling to EG once again.
CLG made roster changes going into Halo 5, replacing Cloud with Frosty and, controversially, OGRE2 with Lethul. The new roster's first tournament was the X Games Aspen 2016 invitational, where they again fell in the finals to EG, earning silver medals. At HWC NA Regionals, CLG dominated the event, sweeping EG in the semifinals and defeating Denial eSports 4-2 in the finals. Approaching the Halo World Championship, SnakeBite made a name for himself as the mastermind behind CLG's dominance. Heading into the the Halo World Championship 2016 with an unprecedented scrim record of 240-31, SnakeBite and the #1 seeded Counter Logic Gaming squad looked completely dominant. During pool play the team played as expected, only dropping 1 game to Epsilon eSports, and headed into bracket play with ease. An early bracket matchup against rivals Evil Geniuses spelled trouble for CLG, but they dealt with it handily, sweeping EG 3-0. In the semifinals, they faced the most adversity they would see in the tournament, needing 6 games to take out Denial eSports once again. In the finals, Royal 2 and crew rocketed past Naded and his Team Allegiance squad in 4-0 fashion, proving his worth once again on Counter Logic Gaming and securing the $1,000,000 1st place prize at the Halo World Championship. Following the event, SnakeBite noted his team's practiced mindset, "It's just another game, it's just another series," which helped to suppress emotion affecting their gameplay. CLG's confident teamwork and strategic excellence shone through with the help of this mindset. During an interview, SnakeBite was asked if they felt nervous at any point during the event. His answer was simply, "No."
- He went to his first event in 2006 at 11 years old.
- He is a frequent teammate of Royal2, consistently teaming with him since 2011. They have only placed outside of the top 3 once together, at Iron Games Atlanta 2015.
Team and Tournament History
|June 10, 2007||MLG Meadowlands 2007||257 - 512th||-||Open FFA|
|October 15, 2006||MLG New York Playoffs 2006||33 - 64th||-||Open FFA|