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eXcellence Gaming
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Team Information
Org LocationUnited States United States
 North America
SponsorPolk Audio
Tomahawk Shades
eSports Apparel
CreatedMay, 2014
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eXcellence Gaming is an American esports organization that originally specialized in Call of Duty but now has spread into other games.

Halo History

Halo 2: Anniversary

eXcellence's first foray into Halo came on August 24, 2015, when they announced their debut roster of Justin "iGotUrPistola" Deese, Michael "StrongSide" Cavanaugh, Aaron "Ace" Elam and Eric "Snipedown" Wrona.[1] This roster attended the PAX Prime Showdown 2014, where they finished 1st. Following this tournament, the roster disbanded.

On November 23, eXcellence Gaming announced its intended Halo roster for HCS Season 1 - Corey "Bonfire" Howard, Brian "ShosTak" Shostak, Chris "Thing1" and "Sano".[2] Shortly after, they announced former pro player Tim "Xtrem1st" Golden as their coach.[3] On December 5, Thing1 was released[4], and shortly after, the organization announced the signing of "Exhale".[5] Less than two weeks later, Exhale and Bonfire were both released[6], and on January 5, the organization announced the signing of Thomas "BuilderBbody" Horton and Michael "NineBlade" Johnson.[7] Sano left during this period at an unspecified time, and was replaced by "Magna" for the next three HCS Cups. Between February 3 and 8th, the eXcellence roster fell apart and disbanded as the organization's sister team eX Black became the primary roster.

At the beginning of HCS Season 2, eX Black dropped the side title from its name and began competing under the primary banner with the roster of Coby "Cobys2Fast" Yamauchi, Egan "Wolfmayyne" Woolf, Kevin "UnLegit" Smith and Alex "SwiftKill" Ramirez. Prior to Iron Games Atlanta 2015 - eXcellence made a last minute roster change, replacing Wolfmayyne with Tyler "Spartan" Ganza. With Spartan, the team finished in the top 12. Shortly after, Spartan and Swift Kill were replaced by Bradley "iTz So Frosty" Bergstrom and Visal "eL ToWn" Mohanan. The new roster had a string of strong performances in HCS Cups, finishing below the top 8 only once. At HCS Indianapolis 2015, they finished in the top 12 and qualified for the HCS Season 2 Finals as the 8th seed. At the finals, they finished in 7th - 8th place.

Halo 5: Guardians

During the off-season, the roster disbanded and Coby was left as the only member from the HCS Season 2 roster. On October 15, eXcellence announced its new roster of Coby, Cpt Anarchy, Sargoth and LifeStyle.[8] On November 23, the roster fell apart as Anarchy, Sargoth and LifeStyle were released.


  • 2015
  • 2014

Player Roster


ID Name Position

Coby Coby Yamauchi


ID Name Next Team

Sargoth Casey Current Logo std.pngLegendary

Cpt Anarchy Carlos Morales

LifeStyle Garrett Miller Logo std.pngLegendary

eL ToWn Visal Mohanan Team Allegiancelogo std.pngTeam Allegiance

iTz So Frosty Bradley Bergstrom Elevatelogo std.pngElevate

UnLegit Kevin Smith Elevatelogo std.pngElevate

Swift Kill Alex Ramirez ISolation eSportslogo std.pngiSolation eSports

Spartan Tyler Ganza Team Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquid

Wolfmayyne Egan Woolf {{{4}}}

NineBlade Michael Lee Johnson {{{4}}}

BuilderBbody Thomas Horton {{{4}}}

Magna {{{4}}}

ShosTak Brian Shostak {{{4}}}

Sano {{{4}}}

Exhale {{{4}}}

Bonfire Corey Howard

Thing1 Chris Saavedra {{{4}}} VexX Gaminglogo std.pngVexX Gaming

Snip3down Eric Wrona OpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOpTic Gaming

Strongside Michael Cavanaugh OpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOpTic Gaming

Ace Aaron Elam OpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOpTic Gaming

iGotUrPistola Justin Deese OpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOpTic Gaming



ID Name Position

JVen Jon Venable {{{1}}}

Anguish Brandon Morgan {{{1}}}

Tournament History


End Date Game Place Prize HCS Points Event Players (Coach)
July 26, 2015 Halo 2a logo.png A77 - 8 $3,000 - HCS Season 2 Finals CobyUnLegiteL ToWniTz So Frosty
June 28, 2015 Halo 2a logo.png A99 - 12 - 30 HCS Indianapolis CobyUnLegiteL ToWniTz So Frosty
April 19, 2015 Halo 2a logo.png A99 - 12 - 30 Iron Games Atlanta 2015 CobyUnLegitSpartanSwift Kill
February 22, 2015 Halo 2a logo.png A99 - 12 - 150 Gamers For Giving 2015 CobyUnLegitWolfmayyneSwift Kill


End Date Game Place Prize Event Players (Coach)
September 1, 2014 Halo 2a logo.png A11 $5,000 PAX Prime Showdown 2014 AceiGotUrPistolaSnip3downStrongside



Highlight Videos


See Also


External Links


  1. 1.0 1.1 eX_Gaming_'s Tweet - twitter.com
  2. 2.0 2.1 eX_Gaming_'s Tweet - twitter.com
  3. 3.0 3.1 eX_Gaming_'s Tweet - twitter.com
  4. 4.0 4.1 eX_Gaming_'s Tweet - twitter.com
  5. 5.0 5.1 eX_Gaming_'s Tweet - twitter.com
  6. 6.0 6.1 eX_Gaming_'s Tweet & eX_Gaming_'s Tweet - twitter.com
  7. 7.0 7.1 eX_Gaming_'s Tweet - twitter.com
  8. 8.0 8.1 eX_Gaming_'s Tweet - twitter.com
  9. eX_Gaming_'s Tweet - twitter.com
  10. Team eLevate Signs Top-Level Halo Team, Anticipates Halo 5 - elevate.gg