CLaiM

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CLaiM
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Background Information
NameDonald Valdez
Country of BirthUnited States United States
BirthdayMarch 7, 2001 (age 18)
Residency
NA
 North America
Competitive
TeamCheckSix Gaminglogo std.pngCheckSix Gaming
Social Media & Links
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Team History
May 2016 - May 2016
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Logo std.pngNo Barber But We Tapen
Jan 2017 - Feb 2017
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Mar 2017 - Mar 2017
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3sUPlogo std.png3sUP
May 2017 - Jun 2017
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Logo std.pngFrench Toast Mafia
Oct 2017 - Dec 2017
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CheckSix Gaminglogo std.pngCheckSix Gaming
Donald "CLaiM" Valdez is an American player for a currently unnamed team. He is known for his time with CheckSix Gaming and 3sUP.

Biography

Halo 5: Guardians

After making a name for himself in multiple Astro/Team Beyond online cups, Claim made his mark on the big leagues in Summer 2016, playing alongside Falcated, EccentriK and Exemplify as No Barber But We Tapen. The hungry amateur team finished in the top sixteen in the Pro League LCQ.

After sitting out the remainder of 2016, Claim returned to action in early 2017, attending the ME Las Vegas Halo World Championship qualifier as a member of Here 4 Fun alongside FlamesworD, Hunter Jjx and King Nick. The team finished in the top twenty in Vegas. For the LCQ the following week, Claim joined 3sUP alongside MoNsTcR, Rammyy and Nemassist, having briefly teamed with the trio in the weeks leading up to Vegas before being replaced by PreDevoNatoR. 3sUP finished in the top six in the LCQ and Claim left shortly after.

After his new team HolySheesh (featuring BabyJ, Brainstorm and KuavoKen) failed to make it into the Summer 2017 Pro League LCQ, Claim shifted his sights to the Open Circuit, joining French Toast Mafia alongside Rammyy, SickStory and Gabriel. After two weeks of strong finishes, Claim left French Toast Mafia and eventually joined Nerds alongside Artic, TireIron and Scaryotic, finishing poorly in their one week together. For DreamHack Atlanta, Claim and Artic teamed with Neastlake and Sceptify under Olympus eSports, finishing in the top twenty, just short of the Championship Bracket.

Claim briefly tried out for pro team Team Liquid during the offseason, but did not make the team. In the second week of the Fall 2017 Open Circuit, Claim and Artic joined VT alongside veterans Naded and D3M0N D. After establishing themselves as one of the top amateur teams, VT was signed by CheckSix Gaming. At DreamHack Denver, CheckSix were able to make it into the Championship Bracket, but finished in the top sixteen after back-to-back losses to Team EnVyUs (3-0) and Team CryptiK (3-2).

Trivia

  • Claim's competitive roots go back to playing as an unofficial fifth member of the group Inconceivable well known in Halo 2: Anniversary for their 4s and 2s prowess.
  • Claim made a name for himself in Halo 5: Guardians winning multiple Team Beyond tourneys alongside Shotzzy.

Team and Tournament History

Team Competition

Game End Date Event Place Team Prize Team Teammates (Coach)
Halo 5 logo.png October 22, 2017 DreamHack Denver 2017 B313 - 16 $1,000 CheckSix Gaminglogo std.pngCheckSix Gaming D3M0N DArticNaded
Halo 5 logo.png October 15, 2017 HCS Open Circuit - Fall '17 LC #4 A33 $800 CheckSix Gaminglogo std.pngCheckSix Gaming D3M0N DArticNaded
Halo 5 logo.png October 8, 2017 HCS Open Circuit - Fall '17 LC #3 A33 $500 CheckSix Gaminglogo std.pngCheckSix Gaming D3M0N DArticNaded
Halo 5 logo.png October 1, 2017 HCS Open Circuit - Fall '17 LC #2 A11 $1,000 CheckSix Gaminglogo std.pngCheckSix Gaming D3M0N DArticNaded
Halo 5 logo.png July 21, 2017 DreamHack Atlanta 2017 B717 - 18 - Logo std.pngOlympus eSports ArticNeastlakeSceptify
Halo 5 logo.png July 09, 2017 HCS Open Circuit - Summer '17 LC #4 B313 - 16 - Logo std.pngNerds TireIronScaryoticArtic
Halo 5 logo.png June 4, 2017 HCS Open Circuit - Summer '17 LC #2 A55 - 6 - Logo std.pngFrench Toast Mafia RammyySickStoryGabriel
Halo 5 logo.png May 28, 2017 HCS Open Circuit - Summer '17 LC #1 A33 $400 Logo std.pngFrench Toast Mafia RammyySickStoryGabriel
Halo 5 logo.png March 12, 2017 HaloWC 2017 - NA LCQ A55 - 6 I1NQ 3sUPlogo std.png3sUP NemassistRammyyMoNsTcR
Halo 5 logo.png March 5, 2017 ME Las Vegas 2017 B717 - 20 - Logo std.pngHere 4 Fun FlamesworDKing NickHunter Jjx
Halo 5 logo.png February 18, 2017 HaloWC 2017 - NA OQ #4 A99 - 16 - Logo std.pngSwitch Up NemassistRammyyMoNsTcR
Halo 5 logo.png February 11, 2017 HaloWC 2017 - NA OQ #3 A55 - 8 - Logo std.pngSwitch Up ArticNemassistRammyy
Halo 5 logo.png February 4, 2017 HaloWC 2017 - NA OQ #2 B717 - 32 - Logo std.pngSwitch Up ArticNemassistRammyy
Halo 5 logo.png January 28, 2017 HaloWC 2017 - NA OQ #1 D333 - 64 - Logo std.pngSwitch Up ArticNemassistSnoop J
Halo 5 logo.png May 22, 2016 HCS Pro League - Summer 2016 LCQ B313 - 16 I1NQ Logo std.pngNo Barber But We Tapen FalcatedEccentriKExemplify

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