BUK 57

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BUK 57
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Background Information
NameWill Buck
Country of BirthUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
Residency
EU
 Europe
Competitive
TeamPace Making Pandaslogo std.pngPace Making Pandas
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
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 - Present
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Pace Making Pandaslogo std.pngPace Making Pandas
Will "BUK 57" Buck is a player for Pace Making Pandas. He and his brother Alex "BUK 20" 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 among other teams.

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. BUK 57 returned to America for MLG Columbus 2011 sans his brother, forming team PAOWA alongside Ghetto, Krunchy and Minority. They finished 28th. BUK 57 then returned to Power Gaming at ECL 2 Blackpool with the roster last seen in Dallas, and they ousted as ECL 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. Between EGL 3 and 4, BUK 57 returned to America once again to compete at MLG Raleigh 2011 alongside Ghetto, AhLeKZandRAWR2 and kAMANDAboom. They took a disappointing top 112 finish. The BUKs and LowLandLions returned to America together 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.

Halo 2: Anniversary

BUK 57 returned to Halo in mid-2015, coming out of retirement to reunite with his twin brother alongside Jimbo and Snipedrone on Epsilon eSports. 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 Gfinity London 2017, the BUKs returned to elite-level contention, finishing 4th after notable victories over Supremacy and Epsilon eSports.

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 Gfinity London 2017 A44 $3,000 Pace Making Pandaslogo std.pngPace Making Pandas BUK 20MorguhhhZhuh
Halo 5 logo.png HCS Pro League - Fall 2016 Relegation A44 I1NQ Prophecylogo std.pngProphecy BUK 20FlamezVexZeus
Halo 5 logo.png HCS Pro League - Fall 2016 Season A66 $3,000 Prophecylogo std.pngProphecy BUK 20FlamezVexZeus
Halo 5 logo.png HCS Pro League - Summer 2016 Relegation A22 I1Q Dinosaurslogo std.pngDinosaurs BUK 20FlamezQristola
Halo 5 logo.png HCS Pro League - Summer 2016 Season A55 $4,000 Dinosaurslogo std.pngDinosaurs BUK 20FlamezQristola
Halo 5 logo.png HCS Pro League - Summer 2016 LCQ A33 - 4 I1Q Dinosaurslogo std.pngDinosaurs BUK 20FlamezQristola
Halo 5 logo.png HCS Pro League - Summer 2016 Qualifier A77 - 8 I1NQ Dinosaurslogo std.pngDinosaurs BUK 20RamirezRiotz
Halo 5 logo.png Multiplay Insomnia 57 A11 £1,500 Epsilon eSportslogo std.pngEpsilon eSports BUK 20JimbossitySnipedrone
Halo 5 logo.png Halo World Championship 2016 A55 - 8 $75,000 Epsilon eSportslogo std.pngEpsilon eSports BUK 20JimbossitySnipedrone
Halo 5 logo.png Halo World Championship EMEA Regional Finals 2016 A33 - 4 ? Epsilon eSportslogo std.pngEpsilon eSports BUK 20JimbossitySnipedrone
Halo 5 logo.png Gfinity Halo World Championship UK Finals 2016 A11 £5,000 Epsilon eSportslogo std.pngEpsilon eSports BUK 20JimbossitySnipedrone
Halo 5 logo.png Gamescom Invitational 2015 A11 €7,000 Epsilon eSportslogo std.pngEpsilon eSports BUK 20JimbossitySnipedrone
Halo 4 logo.png EGL 9 Blackpool A33 ? Western Wolveslogo std.pngWestern Wolves BUK 20JCI2K
Halo 4 logo.png MLG Fall Championship 2012 C525 - 32 - Western Wolveslogo std.pngWestern Wolves BUK 20JCFragby
Halo reach logo.png EGL 8 Manchester A44 ? Western Wolveslogo std.pngWestern Wolves BUK 20JCFragby
Halo reach logo.png EGL 7 Blackpool A22 ? Western Wolveslogo std.pngWestern Wolves BUK 20RiotzFuzion
Halo reach logo.png EGL 5 Blackpool A22 ? ApeX eSportslogo std.pngapeX.Devastation BUK 20RiotzFuzion
Halo reach logo.png MLG Winter Championship 2012 B313 - 16 - Logo std.pngDevastatioIV BUK 20RiotzFuzion
Halo reach logo.png MLG Providence Championships 2011 B717 - LowLandLionslogo std.pngLowLandLions BUK 20PinooShinato
Halo reach logo.png EGL 4 London A33 ? LowLandLionslogo std.pngLowLandLions BUK 20PinooShinato
Halo reach logo.png MLG Raleigh 2011 F381 - 112 - Logo std.pngMouseketeers AhLeKZandRAWR2kAMANDAboomGhetto
Halo reach logo.png ECL 3 Loughborough A33 ? LowLandLionslogo std.pngLowLandLions BUK 20PinooShinato
Halo reach logo.png MLG Columbus 2011 C828 - Logo std.pngPAOWA GhettoKrunchyMinority
Halo reach logo.png ECL 2 Blackpool A22 ? Logo std.pngPower BUK 20LocoMVP
Halo reach logo.png MLG Dallas 2011 B919 - Logo std.pngPower BUK 20LocoMVP
Halo reach logo.png MLG Dallas Championships 2010 A55 - Logo std.pngPower BUK 20LocoMVP
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Raleigh 2010 B010 - Logo std.pngPower BUK 20MVPReaction
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Nashville Combine 2010 A33 - Power Gaminglogo std.pngPower Gaming BUK 20MVPReaction
Halo 3 logo.png ECL 1 Liverpool A11 ? Logo std.pngPower BUK 20MVPReaction
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Orlando 2010 C121 - Logo std.pngPower BUK 20MVPReaction
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Orlando Championships 2009 B717 - Logo std.pngPower BaxterBUK 20Reaction
Halo 3 logo.png Multiplay Insomnia 38 A11 £1,200 Power Gaminglogo std.pngPower Gaming BUK 20BaxterReaction
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Anaheim 2009 B919 - Logo std.pngPower BaxterBUK 20Reaction
Halo 3 logo.png Multiplay Insomnia 37 A11 £1,200 Logo std.pngCrack Clan BUK 20BaxterMVP
Halo 3 logo.png Multiplay Insomnia 36 A33 £400 Logo std.pngImperial eSports UK BUK 20BaadshahVard

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