BUK 20

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BUK 20
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Background Information
NameAlex Buck
Country of BirthUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
Competitive
TeamEndpointlogo std.pngEndpoint
Social Media & Links
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Team History
??? 2009 - ??? 2009
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Logo std.pngImperial eSports UK
??? 2009 - ??? 2009
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Logo std.pngCrack Clan
??? 2009 - ??? 2011
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Power Gaminglogo std.pngPower Gaming
??? 2011 - ??? 2011
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LowLandLionslogo std.pngLowLandLions
??? 2011 - ??? 2011
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Logo std.pngDevastation
??? 2012 - ??? 2012
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ApeX eSportslogo std.pngapeX eSports
??? 2012 - ??? 2013
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Western Wolveslogo std.pngWestern Wolves
??? 2013 - ??? 2013
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Logo std.pngAll4Down
??? 2014 - ??? 2014
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Team infusedlogo std.pngTeam infused
Jan 2015 - May 2016
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Epsilon eSportslogo std.pngEpsilon eSports
May 2016 - Sep 2016
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Dinosaurslogo std.pngDinosaurs
Sep 2016 - Jan 2017
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Prophecylogo std.pngProphecy
Jan 2017 - Sep 2017
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Pace Making Pandaslogo std.pngPace Making Pandas
Sept 2017 - Present
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Alex "BUK 20" Buck is an English player for Endpoint. He and his brother Will "BUK 57" Buck are well known in both the European and North American Halo scenes for their time with teams such as Power Gaming and Epsilon eSports.

Biography

Halo 3

The BUKs rose to prominence early in Halo's European competitive scene. At least as early as Insomnia 36, they were a part of Imperial eSports UK alongside Baadshah and Vard, where they took 3rd place. At Insomnia 37, the BUKs took 1st place alongside Baxter and MVP as team Crack Clan. The BUKs and Baxter decided to try their luck in America, joining Power Gaming alongside Reaction. They attended MLG Anaheim 2009, taking 19th place. Returning to Europe for Insomnia 38, the Power roster took 1st place. Returning to America for the MLG Orlando Championships 2009, Power took an improved 17th place finish. Power then picked up MVP in place of Baxter and returned for MLG Orlando 2010, where they took 21st place. Back in Europe, Power took 1st at the inaugural European Gaming League event - ECL 1 Liverpool. In their final Halo 3 event, MLG Raleigh 2010, Power took an impressive 10th place, famously upsetting Str8 Rippin in the process.

Halo: Reach

At the MLG Dallas 2010 Reach Exhibition, a new Power roster with Loco in Reaction's place took 5th place. At MLG Dallas 2011, Power took 19th. Returning to Europe for ECL 2 Blackpool, Power were ousted as champions by FnaticMSI, taking 2nd place. The BUKs then joined the LowLandLions organization alongside Pinoo and Shinato. At ECL 3 Loughborough and EGL 4 London, they took 3rd place. They returned to America for the MLG Providence Championships 2011, where they took 17th place. After forming team Devastation alongside Riotz and Fuzion, the BUKs again went to America for the MLG Winter Championships 2012, where they took a top 16 finish. Returning to Europe for EGL 5 Blackpool now under apeX eSports, Devastation took 2nd place. The same roster, now under Western Wolves, took 2nd again at EGL 7 Blackpool. At EGL 8 Manchester, the BUKs returned with a new wW roster featuring JC and Fragby, taking 4th place.

Halo 4

Western Wolves attended the American MLG Fall Championship 2012 Halo 4 exhibition event, taking a top 32 finish. They also participated in a show match against the other foreign team - Team Immunity, which they lost. Back in Europe, with Inspired2Kill in place of Fragby, wW took a 3rd place finish at EGL 9 Blackpool. BUK 57 retired shortly after this event. At Insomnia 49, BUK 20 filled in as a last minute sub for All4Down alongside Az, Gaskin and Jools. They took a 4th place finish. BUK 20 then joined the Team Infused organization alongside Vard, Reaction and Xavi. They took 3rd place at the Insomnia 52 Halo 3 event.

Halo 2: Anniversary

With Respectful in Xavi's place, Infused took 3rd again at Insomnia 53. At the Gfinity Halo 2: Anniversary LAN Championship, Infused took 4th place. In January 2015, BUK 20 joined Epsilon eSports alongside Jimbo, Snipedrone and Reaction. Hoping to qualify for the North American HCS Season 1 Finals by winning EGL Battle of Europe 2015, the top seeded team fell short of their goal, placing 3rd. Reaction was then replaced by BUK 57, coming out of retirement to reunite the twin duo, and the team attended Insomnia 54, where they placed 3rd. While the Halo 2: Anniversary circuit was still active in Europe, Epsilon were invited to the Gamescom Invitational 2015 Halo 5 showcase event, where they placed 1st. Returning to H2A for Insomnia 55, Epsilon closed the game out with a 1st place finish.

Halo 5: Guardians

The Bucks and Epsilon stuck together going into the Halo World Championship 2016 qualifier series. They took 1st place at the UK Finals, qualifying for the EMEA Regional Finals. A short time later, Epsilon appeared at the X Games Aspen 2016 exhibition event as one of two invited European teams. Though they were able to upset the American Renegades squad, they ultimately failed to emerge from their pool and finished top 8. At the EMEA Regionals, Epsilon were upset in the Semifinals by Team Infused, but still placed top 4, a strong enough placing to qualify for Worlds. At Worlds, Epsilon turned heads by once again upsetting an American team in Pool Play - this time Cloud9. They amplified this in their next match against the dominant Counter Logic Gaming squad, who were favored to and would go on to win the event. They managed to take a game off the juggernaut squad and remained competitive in their three lost maps, proving that they could hang with the best in the world. They emerged from their pool as the only non-American team to make the Championship Bracket, where they lost to Team eLevate in the Quarterfinals and went home with a top 8 finish.

Shortly after Worlds, Jimbo announced the dissolving of the Epsilon roster, leaving the Bucks to form The Dinosaurs alongside Ramirez and Riotz. They failed in their first attempt at qualifying for the Summer 2016 Pro League, leading to Ramirez and Riotz leaving and being replaced by Flamez and Qristola. The new squad qualified for the season. Despite a strong start, Dinosaurs went on a long losing streak which resulted in them missing the Finals and facing Relegation. Dinosaurs survived Relegation, placing 2nd in the tournament.

After the season concluded, Dinosaurs replaced Flamez with Jimbo. Unfortunately, Jimbo and Qristola both ended up leaving shortly before roster lock, leaving the Bucks to bring back Flamez and recruit VexZeus for the Fall Season. On September 10, Dinosaurs joined the Prophecy organization. Over the course of the season, Prophecy failed to win a single match, finishing 0-10 and facing Relegation. In the Relegation tournament, Prophecy were swept by BitterSweet and defeated 4-1 by VwS Gaming, making them the first team in any HCS Pro League to get relegated.

During the offseason, the BUKs parted ways with Vex and Flamez, recruiting Morguhhh and Zhuh from team Egoed to form Pace Making Pandas. At the Gfinity London Qualifier, the BUKs returned to elite-level contention, finishing 4th after notable victories over Supremacy and Epsilon eSports, though this still wasn't high enough to qualify for Halo World Championship 2017. The following week, with Doodle replacing Morguhhh, Pace Making Pandas competed in the LCQ, finishing fourth and failing to qualify for Worlds.

After sitting out the Summer season, BUK20 returned to action for the Fall 2017 EU Circuit, reforming Pace Making Pandas with Morguhhh, Zhuh and Syn (formerly known as SeptiQ). After establishing itself as a top contender, the team was signed by Endpoint. At Gfinity London, Endpoint finished fourth after losses to Supremacy and Vexed Gaming, just missing out on a DreamHack Denver spot. They tried again in the LCQ, but finished second.

Trivia

  • One of the most successful European players in North American tournaments.

Team and Tournament History

Game Event Place Team Prize Team Teammates (Coach)
Halo 5 logo.png HCS Open Circuit - Fall '17 LCQ A22 I1NQ Endpointlogo std.pngEndpoint ZhuhMorguhhhSyn
Halo 5 logo.png Gfinity London 2017 A44 $2,500 Endpointlogo std.pngEndpoint ZhuhMorguhhhSyn
Halo 5 logo.png HCS Open Circuit - Fall '17 OC #3 A55 - 6 - Pace Making Pandaslogo std.pngPace Making Pandas ZhuhMorguhhhSyn
Halo 5 logo.png HCS Open Circuit - Fall '17 OC #2 A55 - 6 - Pace Making Pandaslogo std.pngPace Making Pandas ZhuhMorguhhhSyn
Halo 5 logo.png HaloWC 2017 - EU LCQ A44 I1NQ Pace Making Pandaslogo std.pngPace Making Pandas BUK 57ZhuhDoodle
Halo 5 logo.png Gfinity London Qualifier 2017 A44 $3,000 Pace Making Pandaslogo std.pngPace Making Pandas BUK 57MorguhhhZhuh
Halo 5 logo.png HCS Pro League - Fall 2016 Relegation A44 I1NQ Prophecylogo std.pngProphecy BUK 57FlamezVexZeus
Halo 5 logo.png HCS Pro League - Fall 2016 Season A66 $3,000 Prophecylogo std.pngProphecy BUK 57FlamezVexZeus
Halo 5 logo.png HCS Pro League - Summer 2016 Relegation A22 I1Q Dinosaurslogo std.pngDinosaurs BUK 57FlamezQristola
Halo 5 logo.png HCS Pro League - Summer 2016 Season A55 $4,000 Dinosaurslogo std.pngDinosaurs BUK 57FlamezQristola
Halo 5 logo.png HCS Pro League - Summer 2016 LCQ A33 - 4 I1Q Dinosaurslogo std.pngDinosaurs BUK 57FlamezQristola
Halo 5 logo.png HCS Pro League - Summer 2016 Qualifier A77 - 8 I1NQ Dinosaurslogo std.pngDinosaurs BUK 57RamirezRiotz
Halo 5 logo.png Insomnia 57 A11 £1,500 Epsilon eSportslogo std.pngEpsilon eSports BUK57JimboSnipedrone
Halo 5 logo.png Halo World Championship 2016 A55 - 8 $75,000 Epsilon eSportslogo std.pngEpsilon eSports BUK57JimboSnipedrone
Halo 5 logo.png Halo World Championship EMEA Regional Finals 2016 A33 - 4 $5,000 Epsilon eSportslogo std.pngEpsilon eSports BUK57JimboSnipedrone
Halo 5 logo.png Halo World Championship UK Finals 2016 A11 £5,000 Epsilon eSportslogo std.pngEpsilon eSports BUK57JimboSnipedrone
Halo 5 logo.png Insomnia 56 A11 £1,500 Epsilon eSportslogo std.pngEpsilon eSports BUK57JimboSnipedrone
Halo 2a logo.png Insomnia 55 A11 £1,500 Epsilon eSportslogo std.pngEpsilon eSports BUK57JimboSnipedrone
Halo 5 logo.png Gamescom Invitational 2015 A11 €7,000 Epsilon eSportslogo std.pngEpsilon eSports BUK57JimboSnipedrone
Halo 2a logo.png Insomnia 54 A33 £500 Epsilon eSportslogo std.pngEpsilon eSports BUK57JimboSnipedrone
Halo 2a logo.png EGL Battle of Europe 2015 A33 - Epsilon eSportslogo std.pngEpsilon eSports ReactionJimboSnipedrone
Halo 2a logo.png Gfinity Halo 2: Anniversary LAN Championship A44 - Team infusedlogo std.pngTeam infused ReactionRespectfulVard
Halo 2a logo.png Insomnia 53 A33 £500 Team infusedlogo std.pngTeam infused ReactionRespectfulVard
Halo 3 logo.png Insomnia 52 A33 £500 Team infusedlogo std.pngTeam infused ReactionVardXavi
Halo 4 logo.png Insomnia 49 A44 £240 Logo std.pngA4D AzGaskinJoolz
Halo 4 logo.png EGL 9 Blackpool A33 ? Western Wolveslogo std.pngWestern Wolves BUK57JCI2K
Halo 4 logo.png MLG Fall Championship 2012 C525 - 32 - Western Wolveslogo std.pngWestern Wolves BUK57JCFragby
Halo reach logo.png EGL 8 Manchester A44 ? Western Wolveslogo std.pngWestern Wolves BUK57JCFragby
Halo reach logo.png EGL 7 Blackpool A22 ? Western Wolveslogo std.pngWestern Wolves BUK57RiotzFuzion
Halo reach logo.png EGL 5 Blackpool A22 £600 ApeX eSportslogo std.pngapeX.Devastation BUK57RiotzFuzion
Halo reach logo.png MLG Winter Championship 2012 B313 - 16 - Logo std.pngDevastatioIV BUK57RiotzFuzion
Halo reach logo.png MLG Providence Championships 2011 B717 - LowLandLionslogo std.pngLowLandLions BUK57PinooShinato
Halo reach logo.png EGL 4 London A33 £300 LowLandLionslogo std.pngLowLandLions BUK57PinooShinato
Halo reach logo.png ECL 3 Loughborough A33 £750 LowLandLionslogo std.pngLowLandLions BUK57PinooShinato
Halo reach logo.png ECL 2 Blackpool A22 £900 Power Gaminglogo std.pngPower Gaming BUK57LocoMVP
Halo reach logo.png MLG Dallas 2011 B919 - Power Gaminglogo std.pngPower Gaming BUK57LocoMVP
Halo reach logo.png MLG Dallas Championships 2010 A55 - Power Gaminglogo std.pngPower Gaming BUK57LocoMVP
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Raleigh 2010 B010 - Power Gaminglogo std.pngPower Gaming BUK57MVPReaction
Halo 3 logo.png ECL 1 Liverpool A11 £4,000 Power Gaminglogo std.pngPower Gaming BUK57MVPReaction
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Orlando 2010 C121 - Power Gaminglogo std.pngPower Gaming BUK57MVPReaction
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Nashville Combine 2010 A33 - Power Gaminglogo std.pngPower Gaming BUK57MVPReaction
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Orlando Championships 2009 B717 - Power Gaminglogo std.pngPower Gaming BUK57BaxterReaction
Halo 3 logo.png Multiplay Insomnia 38 A11 £1,200 Power Gaminglogo std.pngPower Gaming BUK57BaxterReaction
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Anaheim 2009 B919 - Power Gaminglogo std.pngPower Gaming BUK57BaxterReaction
Halo 3 logo.png Multiplay Insomnia 37 A11 £1,200 Logo std.pngCrack Clan BUK57BaxterMVP
Halo 3 logo.png Multiplay Insomnia 36 A33 £400 Logo std.pngImperial eSports UK BUK57BaadshahVard

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