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Team eLevate


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Team information
Region
Location USA United States
Coaches
Manager Robert "Mao" Wells
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Website http://elevate.gg/
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Sponsor(s) Razer
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Organization
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History
Created 2012
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eLevate (also known as Team eLevate) is a North American eSports organization. The team was founded in 2012. They field teams in games such as Halo, Call of Duty, Starcraft 2, Gears of War, & Heroes of the Storm.

Halo History

Halo 2: Anniversary

HCS Season 1

Team eLevate did not attend Iron Games Columbus. Their first event for season 1 was UGC St. Louis, with a roster of Gabriel, MuNoZ, Shaffer and Spartan formerly of Fatal Ambition. They took 7th at the event.

eLevate played in three more HCS Cups with the same roster, placing 4th, top 8, and top 16. They then announced that Shooter, formerly of Noble Reality Check, was replacing Shaffer. eLevate then placed top 8 in HCS Cup #6. Following this, coach TiberiusAudley left and was replaced by Elitest. eLevate again placed top 8 in HCS Cup #7.

At Gamers For Giving, eLevate was ousted from the Winners Bracket in Round 4 by Denial eSports, in a 3-0 sweep. eLevate made a bit of a run through the Losers Bracket, defeating eX Black 3-0, and sweeping Legendary 3-0 in the next round. They then faced Counter Logic Gaming in Round 7, and were defeated 3-0. In the 5-6 consolation round, they were again defeated by Denial, ending their tournament with a 5th placing.

eLevate entered the HCS Season 1 Finals at PAX East as the 7th seed. Their first match in WB was against the 2nd seeded Counter Logic Gaming. CLG won the series 3-0. eLevate then faced off against Str8 Rippin in the Losers Bracket, and were defeated 3-1, ending their tournament and their season with a 7-8th place finish.

eLevate's average LAN placing in HCS Season 1 was 6.83. Their total winnings amounted to $2,550.

HCS Season 2

On March 15, 2015, Spartan announced his free agency on Twitter[1], confirming that he had left eLevate. On March 30, eLevate announced that they had acquired Cory "Str8 SicK" Sloss, formerly of Str8 Rippin.[2] At Iron Games Atlanta 2015, the new eLevate roster, seeded 4th after online success, was first upset by eXcellence in the winners' bracket before being eliminated in the losers' bracket by Velocity for a top 12 finish.[3] On April 25th, Gabriel confirmed that the eLevate Halo roster was disbanding.[4] On April 30th, eLevate announced the release of former roster members Shooter and Spartan from their contracts.[5]

Halo 5

Halo World Championship 2016

On August 22, 2015, eLevate announced their return to Halo with a roster of Dillon "Randa" Randa, Ayden "Suspector" Hill, Bradley "iTz So Frosty" Bergstrom and Kevin "UnLegit" Smith.[6] However, on November 16th, UnLegit left the team to join Team Liquid, leaving eLevate short one player.[7] UnLegit was replaced on November 28th with the addition of a returning MuNoZ.[8] On December 2nd, the eLevate roster suffered another blow with the departure of Frosty to Counter Logic Gaming.[9] The team suffered yet another blow on December 6th with the departure of Suspector to Allegiance eSports, leaving Randa and MuNoZ the only remaining members.[10] On December 29th, eLevate announced their new roster, consisting of Munoz, Faisal "Goofy" Khan, Kyle "Nemassist" Kubina and a returning Str8 SicK, as well as coach Brian "SixTen" Russell.[11]

The eLevate roster managed to qualify for the HWC 2016 NA Regional Finals as the 10th seed. At Regionals, eLevate went 1-2 in their pool, losing to Counter Logic Gaming and Noble eSports and beating only OverDrive. Thus, they finished top 16 and did not qualify for Halo World Championship 2016. On March 2nd, eLevate announced the sidelining of its Regionals roster, and the acquisition of the former Noble eSports roster of Tim "Rayne" Tinkler, Zane "Penguin" Hearon, Tyler "Calm" Mozingo and Alex "Swift Kill" Ramirez. At Worlds, eLevate finished 1st in the group, defeating Denial eSports 3-0 in the process. In the quarterfinals, eLevate defeated Epsilon eSports 3-0 before meeting Team Allegiance in the semifinals. Allegiance defeated eLevate 4-2, ending their night with a top 4 finish.

Pro League

On April 8th, Team EnVyUs announced the acquisition of Rayne.[12] On April 14th, the eLevate roster took another hit, as Penguin left to join Renegades.[13] On April 22nd, Goofy became the first member of the HWC Regionals roster to officially leave the organization, joining Team Allegiance.[14] Days later, Str8 SicK became the next member to leave, announcing that he had joined OpTic Gaming.[15] Munoz was the next to go, joining Soul eSports Red.[16] On April 29th, eLevate announced the signing of a new team, consisting of Jacob "Hysteria" Reiser, Richie "Heinz" Heinz, Jr., Dillon "Randa" Randa and Mason "Aries" Miller.[17] The next day, the new eLevate roster failed to qualify for the Pro League Summer Qualifier, meaning they would have to get into the Pro League through the Last Chance Qualifier. Between the two tournaments, eLevate replaced Aries and Hysteria with Dan "Danoxide" Terlizzi and a returning Swift Kill. With only two Pro League spots available in the LCQ, standing in eLevate's way were the heavily favored Team Liquid and OpTic Gaming. eLevate advanced out of their pool despite a close loss to OpTic, but were defeated in their first chance to qualify in the Winners' Bracket by Team Liquid by a score of 4-2. In their final chance to qualify against OpTic Gaming, eLevate were again defeated 4-2, ending their Pro League hopes. Following their failure to qualify for Pro League, eLevate quietly let Swift Kill go and replaced him with Michael "Falcated" Garcia as they began competing in the Open Circuit.

Timeline

  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014

Player Roster

Active

ID Name Role
  Heinz Richie Heinz Player
  Randa Dillon Randa Player
  Danoxide Dan Terlizzi Player
  Falcated Michael Garcia Player

Former

ID Name Next Team
  Swift Kill Alex Ramirez
None
  Aries Mason Miller   Clown Fiesta
  Hysteria Jacob Rieser   Clown Fiesta
  Calm Tyler Mozingo
None
  Nemassist Kyle Kubina   Denial eSports
  MuNoZ Gilbert Munoz   Soul eSports Red
  Str8 SicK Cory Sloss   OpTic Gaming
  Goofy Faisal Khan   Team Allegiance
  Penguin Zane Hearon   Renegades
  Rayne Tim Tinkler   Team EnVyUs
  StelluR Braedon Boettcher   OpTic Gaming
  Suspector Ayden Hill   Team Allegiance
  iTz So Frosty Bradley Bergstrom   Counter Logic Gaming
  UnLegit Kevin Smith   Team Liquid
  Sargoth Casey Current   Legendary
  Shooter Ryan Sondhi   Team Liquid
  Gabriel Gabriel Funes-Soto   iSolation eSports
  Spartan Tyler Ganza   eXcellence Gaming
  Shaffer Lucas Shaffer
None

Organization

Current

ID Name Position
  MaDDoG Brandon Hatfield CEO
  Mao Robert Wells CAO
  FroZnRay Ray Arsenault COO

Former

ID Name Position Next Team
  Chig Kyle Lawson Head Coach   Retired
  Elitest Sammy Satullo Head Coach   Fatal Ambition
  SwiftKill Alex Ramirez Head Coach   eXcellence Gaming
  TiberiusAudley Tyler Hicks Head Coach   Team Liquid

Tournament History

End Date Game Place Prize Event Players (Coach)
March 20, 2016   A33 - 4th $250,000 Halo World Championship 2016 Swift KillCalmRaynePenguinChig
February 21, 2016   A99 - 16th - HWC NA Regional Finals 2016 MuNoZStr8 SicKGoofyNemassist
April 19, 2015   A99 - 12th - Iron Games Atlanta 2015 GabrielMuNoZShooterStr8 SicK
2015-03-06   A77 - 8th $2,000 PAX East 2015 GabrielMuNoZShooterSpartanSwiftKill
2015-02-22   A66th - Gamers For Giving 2015 GabrielMuNoZShooterSpartanElitest
2015-01-04   A77th $550 UGC St. Louis 2015 GabrielMuNoZShafferSpartanTiberiusAudley
July 6, 2014   A99 - 12th - RTX 2014 RageJuicyFruitKountrySnake

Other

End Date Game Place Prize Event Players (Coach)
x, 2014   A22nd - RTX 2014 RageJuicyFruitKountrySnake

Media

Highlight Videos

Interviews

See Also

Gallery

External Links

References

  1. https://twitter.com/eLevateSpartan/status/577290589647015936
  2. http://elevate.gg/articles/news/general/94/cory-str8sick-sloss-joins-elevate-halo
  3. http://challonge.com/ighcsatl
  4. https://twitter.com/Gabriel_TX_/status/592173989918740480
  5. http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1sm0pjm
  6. http://elevate.gg/articles/news/general/135/team-elevate-signs-top-level-halo-team-anticipates-halo-5
  7. 7.0 7.1 UnLegit's Tweet twitter.com
  8. 8.0 8.1 eLevate's Tweet
  9. 9.0 9.1 Halo Roster Changes for the New Season - clgaming.net
  10. 10.0 10.1 Allegiance eSports' Tweet
  11. 11.0 11.1 Changes To eLevate's Halo 5 Roster - elevate.gg
  12. 12.0 12.1 THE NEW ENVY HALO - teamenvyus.com
  13. 13.0 13.1 Renegades replace Spartan and StelluR with Commonly and Penguin for Halo - espn.go.com
  14. 14.0 14.1 Team Allegiance's tweet - twitter.com
  15. 15.0 15.1 Str8 SicK's Tweet - twitter.com
  16. 16.0 16.1 Soul eSports' tweet - twitter.com
  17. 17.0 17.1 eLevate Announces New Halo Roster - elevate.gg
  18. Team eLevate's tweet twitter.com
  19. http://www.eslgaming.com/news/lineup-halo-championship-series-season-1-finals-now-confirmed
  20. https://twitter.com/eLevateSpartan/status/577290589647015936
  21. http://elevate.gg/articles/news/general/94/cory-str8sick-sloss-joins-elevate-halo
  22. http://play.eslgaming.com/halo/north-america/halomcc-one/major/4on4-hcs-season-2-preseason-cup-1/rankings/
  23. https://twitter.com/Gabriel_TX_/status/592173989918740480
  24. http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1sm0pjm
  25. http://elevate.gg/articles/news/general/135/team-elevate-signs-top-level-halo-team-anticipates-halo-5
  26. FlamesworD's video