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Kyle "Elamite" Elam, known as "ElamiteWarrior" while competing, is a retired American player, former coach and current caster. He is well known for his time on Str8 Rippin and Instinct, and for his victory at the Halo 3 US Championship, where he won $50,000. He holds the distinction of being the most successful Halo 3 player, with more tournament wins in Halo 3 than any other player (7) including the 2008 MLG National Championship.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Trivia
- 3 Team and Tournament History
- 4 External Content
- 5 External Links
- 6 References
Kyle Elam was born on February 25, 1988. He is from Florence, Kentucky. His younger brother Aaron is a professional Halo player who goes by the name of AcE.
ElamiteWarrior made his Professional Gaming debut, placing top 12, at MLG Las Vegas 2005. His team, Badtach, consisted of Blonde, Suffer and Strongside. In 2006, Elamite continued a consistent placing of top 8 finishes but didn't compete in the MLG Las Vegas 2006 National Championship. He joined The Agency to start the 2007 season with Mackeo, SK and Victory X. The Agency had it's highest placing at MLG Dallas 2007 finishing in 3rd place. Elamite joined Str8 Rippin for MLG Chicago 2007. Str8 Rippin consisted of Legit, Neighbor and Tsquared. This roster went on to have 7 straight top 5 finishes, including 2 victories at MLG Orlando 2007 and MLG San Diego 2008.
Elamite won the Halo 3 US Championship FFA Tournament for $50,000, beating out a handful of top pros. He continued his dominance on Str8 Rippin going into the 2008 season. However, after a 2nd place performance at MLG Orlando 2008, Snipedown replaced Neighbor on Str8 Rippin. ElamiteWarrior went on to win the next event at MLG Toronto 2008 and eventually the MLG Las Vegas 2008 National Championship. Elamite and Str8 Rippin continued to have a series of solid performances in 2009. His highest placing came at MLG Columbus 2009 but they fell short of a championship repeat at the MLG Orlando 2009 National Championship. In 2010, Elamite joined Instinct for the remaineder of the season. This resulted in back-to-back wins at the MLG Orlando 2010 Opener and MLG Columbus 2010. The roster featuring Cloud, Lunchbox and Roy finished the season in 3rd place, at the MLG Dallas 2010 National Championship.
Halo 2 Anniversary
HCS Season 1
Elamite coached OpTic Gaming for the majority of HCS Season 1. OpTic's highest placing in the season was 3rd at the Iron Gaming Columbus 2014 event with a roster of Ace, Assault, ContrA and captain Flamesword.
HCS Season 2
Halo 5: Guardians
While remaining Liquid's coach, Elamite returned to competing when he formed the temporary Liquid Vibe team with Ace, LegendPimps and Legit for Iron Games Daytona 2015. During the event weekend, Legit was attacked outside the venue, leaving him unable to compete for Sunday. The team recruited Clutch as a replacement and ended up finishing in the top 8.
Elamite retired after Daytona 2015, eventually earning a full-time position as a caster for Halo Championship Series events alongside Tsquared.
- Elamite faced his brother Ace during the MLG Dallas 2010 National Championship loser bracket finals.
- Elamite first teamed with Ace at the MLG Winter Championship 2012 on team Shady Halo Kids
- Elamite holds the record for most major Halo 3 tournaments won, with seven.
- Elamite and his brother Ace have both won major Halo FFA tournaments, Elamite winning the Halo 3 US Championship and Ace winning the Halo 4 Global Championship
Team and Tournament History
|May 3, 2008||Halo 3 US Championship||1||$50,000|
|Game||End Date||Event||Place||Team Prize||Team||Teammates|
|July 26, 2015||HCS Season 2 Finals||7 - 8||$3,000||Team Liquid||Ninja • Aries • Shooter • Spartan|
|June 28, 2015||HCS Indianapolis 2015||7||$1,500||Team Liquid||Ninja • Aries • Shooter • Spartan|
|February 22, 2015||Gamers For Giving 2015||3||$1,000||OpTic Gaming||Flamesword • Ace • Assault • ContrA|
|January 4, 2015||UGC St. Louis 2015||4||$550||OpTic Gaming||Flamesword • Ace • Aries • Assault|
|December 14, 2014||Iron Games Columbus 2014||3||2,000||OpTic Gaming||Flamesword • Ace • Aries • Assault|
|November 19, 2014||ESL MCC Launch Invitational||5 - 6||$2,500||OpTic Gaming||Flamesword • Ace • Snipedown • iGotUrPistola|
- Back On Top: MLG Interviews Str8 Rippin - majorleaguegaming.com - 06/17/09
- Timeout With ElamiteWarrior - majorleaguegaming.com - 12/03/08
- Chat: MLG Roster Chaos - espn.go.com - 08/08/08
- Str8 Rippin Through the Competition: MLG Interviews ElamiteWarrior - majorleaguegaming.com - 06/25/08
- Chat with MLG player ElamiteWarrior - espn.go.com - 03/31/08 (Requires ESPN Insider subscription)
- Pro Player Profile: Elamite Warrior - majorleaguegaming.com - 08/14/07
- Elamite Warrior – MLG Orlando Scion Player of the Year Nominee - majorleaguegaming.com - 09/25/06