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Elevate
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Team Information
Location: United States USA
Region: News Label - North America.png North America
Manager: Robert "Mao" Wells
Sponsor(s): Razer
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History
Created: 2012
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Elevate (also known as Team eLevate) is a North American eSports organization. The team was founded in 2012. They field teams in games such as Halo, Call of Duty, Starcraft 2, Gears of War, & Heroes of the Storm.

Halo History

Halo 2: Anniversary

HCS Season 1

Team eLevate did not attend Iron Games Columbus. Their first event for season 1 was UGC St. Louis, with a roster of Gabriel, MuNoZ, Shaffer and Spartan formerly of Fatal Ambition. They took 7th at the event.

eLevate played in three more HCS Cups with the same roster, placing 4th, top 8, and top 16. They then announced that Shooter, formerly of Noble Reality Check, was replacing Shaffer. eLevate then placed top 8 in HCS Cup #6. Following this, coach TiberiusAudley left and was replaced by Elitest. eLevate again placed top 8 in HCS Cup #7.

At Gamers For Giving, eLevate was ousted from the Winners Bracket in Round 4 by Denial eSports, in a 3-0 sweep. eLevate made a bit of a run through the Losers Bracket, defeating eX Black 3-0, and sweeping Legendary 3-0 in the next round. They then faced Counter Logic Gaming in Round 7, and were defeated 3-0. In the 5-6 consolation round, they were again defeated by Denial, ending their tournament with a 5th placing.

eLevate entered the HCS Season 1 Finals at PAX East as the 7th seed. Their first match in WB was against the 2nd seeded Counter Logic Gaming. CLG won the series 3-0. eLevate then faced off against Str8 Rippin in the Losers Bracket, and were defeated 3-1, ending their tournament and their season with a 7-8th place finish.

eLevate's average LAN placing in HCS Season 1 was 6.83. Their total winnings amounted to $2,550.

HCS Season 2

On March 15, 2015, Spartan announced his free agency on Twitter[1], confirming that he had left eLevate. On March 30, eLevate announced that they had acquired Cory "Str8 SicK" Sloss, formerly of Str8 Rippin.[2] At Iron Games Atlanta 2015, the new eLevate roster, seeded 4th after online success, was first upset by eXcellence in the winners' bracket before being eliminated in the losers' bracket by Velocity for a top 12 finish.[3] On April 25, Gabriel confirmed that the eLevate Halo roster was disbanding.[4] On April 30, eLevate announced the release of former roster members Shooter and Spartan from their contracts.[5]

Halo 5: Guardians

On August 22, 2015, eLevate announced their return to Halo with a roster of Dillon "Randa" Randa, Ayden "Suspector" Hill, Bradley "iTz So Frosty" Bergstrom and Kevin "UnLegit" Smith.[6] However, on November 16, UnLegit left the team to join Team Liquid, leaving eLevate short one player.[7] UnLegit was replaced on November 28 with the addition of a returning MuNoZ.[8] On December 2, the eLevate roster suffered another blow with the departure of Frosty to Counter Logic Gaming.[9] The team suffered yet another blow on December 6 with the departure of Suspector to Allegiance eSports, leaving Randa and MuNoZ the only remaining members.[10] On December 29, eLevate announced their new roster, consisting of Munoz, Faisal "Goofy" Khan, Kyle "Nemassist" Kubina and a returning Str8 SicK, as well as coach Brian "SixTen" Russell.[11]

The eLevate roster managed to qualify for the HWC 2016 NA Regional Finals as the 10th seed. At Regionals, eLevate went 1-2 in their pool, losing to Counter Logic Gaming and Noble eSports and beating only OverDrive. Thus, they finished top 16 and did not qualify for Halo World Championship 2016. On March 2, eLevate announced the sidelining of its Regionals roster, and the acquisition of the former Noble eSports roster of Tim "Rayne" Tinkler, Zane "Penguin" Hearon, Tyler "Calm" Mozingo and Alex "Swift Kill" Ramirez. At Worlds, eLevate finished 1st in the group, defeating Denial eSports 3-0 in the process. In the quarterfinals, eLevate defeated Epsilon eSports 3-0 before meeting Team Allegiance in the semifinals. Allegiance defeated eLevate 4-2, ending their night with a top 4 finish and taking home $250,000.

On April 8, Team EnVyUs announced the acquisition of Rayne.[12] On April 14, the eLevate roster took another hit, as Penguin left to join Renegades.[13] On April 22, Goofy became the first member of the HWC Regionals roster to officially leave the organization, joining Team Allegiance.[14] Days later, Str8 SicK became the next member to leave, announcing that he had joined OpTic Gaming.[15] Munoz was the next to go, joining Soul eSports Red.[16] On April 29, eLevate announced the signing of a new team, consisting of Jacob "Hysteria" Reiser, Richie "Heinz" Heinz, Jr., Dillon "Randa" Randa and Mason "Aries" Miller.[17] The next day, the new eLevate roster failed to qualify for the Pro League Summer Qualifier, meaning they would have to get into the Pro League through the Last Chance Qualifier. Between the two tournaments, eLevate replaced Aries and Hysteria with Dan "Danoxide" Terlizzi and a returning Swift Kill. With only two Pro League spots available in the LCQ, standing in eLevate's way were the heavily favored Team Liquid and OpTic Gaming. eLevate advanced out of their pool despite a close loss to OpTic, but were defeated in their first chance to qualify in the Winners' Bracket by Team Liquid by a score of 4-2. In their final chance to qualify against OpTic Gaming, eLevate were again defeated 4-2, ending their Pro League hopes. Following their failure to qualify for Pro League, eLevate quietly let Swift Kill go and replaced him with Michael "Falcated" Garcia as they began competing in the Open Circuit. After nearly half of the Open Circuit season, Danoxide left the team, as he was acquired by Pro League team Team Liquid. This left a hole in eLevate's roster which was quickly filled by Jonathan "Renegade JW" W. After another week of competition, eLevate's roster suffered another blow, as Heinz was acquired by Pro League team Team Allegiance.[18] With Falcated's subsequent departure to join French Toast Mafia, eLevate lost its points and Renegade left the organization as well. With the only remaining member, Randa, being picked up by Catastrophe, the team featuring a roster of Randa, Tristan "BrainStrms" Gurudeo, Kyle "Nemassist" Kubina and Nick "V t3ct9" began competing under the eLevate name. The team ended up finishing 2nd in the Open Circuit Finals, enough to qualify for Relegation and a chance at a Pro League spot. At the Relegation event, eLevate went winless, losing 4-0 to both Team Liquid and OpTic Gaming and missing out on a Pro League spot.

During the offseason, eLevate revamped its roster, keeping only Randa and bringing a returning Aries, Tyler "TireIron" Mara and Hunter "BabyJ" Schline on board. The new roster went into the Fall 2016 Open Circuit as a potential top team. On September 27, shortly after the start of the season, the eLevate roster was acquired by MoneyMatches.[19]

On February 13, 2018, eLevate returned to the Halo scene after an absence of over two years, acquiring the roster of Cody "ContrA" Szczodrowski, Devon "PreDevoNatoR" Layton, Daniel "Danoxide" Terlizzi, and Tyler "Calm" Mozingo.[20] eLevate had a poor tournament at MLG Orlando, finishing in the top twenty-four after losses to Fyra Gaming and Myztro Gaming in the open bracket. This resulted in the release of the team by eLevate, bringing in the Fyra Gaming roster of Ayden "Suspector" Hill, Visal "eL ToWN" Mohanan, Sabur "Sabinater" Hakimi, Uriah "Artic" Legorreta, and coach Nicholas "ShowTime" Laskaras.[21] Having placed in the top six in Orlando as Fyra Gaming, the new Elevate roster went into MLG Columbus looking to improve on that finish. After finishing second in their pool and safely qualifying for Worlds, they lost two close matches to Renegades and Oxygen Supremacy, resulting in a top eight finish. At Worlds, Elevate finished second in its pool, losing 3-1 to Team EnVyUs. In the first round of bracket play, they lost 4-1 to TOX Gaming, but rebounded with a 4-0 sweep over Str8 Rippin in losers. In the following round, they were swept by EnVyUs and sent home with a top six finish.

Timeline

  • 2018
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014

Player Roster

Current

C ID Name Role
USA Spartan Tyler Ganza Player
USA Sabinater Sabur Hakimi Player
USA eL ToWn Visal Mohanan Player
USA Falcated Michael Garcia Player
USA ShowTime Nicholas Laskaras Head Coach

Former

ID Name Next Team
USA MoNsTcR Chance Duncan Logo std.png Rc
USA ContrA Cody Szczodrowski Logo std.png Rc
USA PreDevoNatoR Devon Layton Logo std.png Rc
USA Danoxide Daniel Terlizzi Oceaniclogo std.png Oceanic
USA Calm Tyler Mozingo Logo std.png Wndbrkr ON ur grl MINE
USA Randa Dillon Randa Logo std.png MoneyMatches
USA Aries Mason Miller Logo std.png MoneyMatches
Canada TireIron Tyler Mara Logo std.png MoneyMatches
USA BabyJ Hunter Schline Logo std.png MoneyMatches
USA Brainstorm Tristan Gurudeo
None
USA Nemassist Kyle Kubina Logo std.png The Chatt Shade Squad
USA Vtec Nick Logo std.png LU Gaming
USA Renegade Jonathan Willette Logo std.png Elite Four
USA Falcated Michael Garcia Logo std.png French Toast Mafia
USA Heinz Richie Heinz Team Allegiancelogo std.png Team Allegiance
USA Danoxide Dan Terlizzi Team Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid
USA SwiftKill Alex Ramirez
None
USA Hysteria Jacob Rieser Logo std.png Clown Fiesta
USA MuNoZ Gilbert Munoz Soul eSports Redlogo std.png Soul eSports Red
USA Str8 SicK Cory Sloss OpTic Gaminglogo std.png OpTic Gaming
USA Goofy Faisal Khan Team Allegiancelogo std.png Team Allegiance
USA Penguin Zane Hearon Renegadeslogo std.png Renegades
USA Rayne Tim Tinkler Team EnVyUslogo std.png Team EnVyUs
USA StelluR Braedon Boettcher OpTic Gaminglogo std.png OpTic Gaming
USA Suspector Ayden Hill Team Allegiancelogo std.png Team Allegiance
USA Frosty Bradley Bergstrom Logo std.png CLG
USA Eco Kevin Smith Team Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid
USA Sargoth Casey Current Logo std.png Legendary
USA Shooter Ryan Sondhi Team Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid
USA Gabriel Gabriel Funes-Soto ISolation eSportslogo std.png iSolation eSports
USA Spartan Tyler Ganza EXcellence Gaminglogo std.png eXcellence Gaming
USA Shaffer Lucas Shaffer
None
USA Suspector Ayden Hill Gosu Crewlogo std.png GosuCrew
USA Artic Uriah Legorreta
None

Organization

Current

ID Name Position
USA MaDDoG Brandon Hatfield CEO
USA Mao Robert Wells CAO

Former

ID Name Position Next Team
USA Chig Kyle Lawson Head Coach Retiredlogo std.png Retired
USA Elitest Sammy Satullo Head Coach Fatal Ambitionlogo std.png Fatal Ambition
USA SwiftKill Alex Ramirez Head Coach EXcellence Gaminglogo std.png eXcellence Gaming
USA TiberiusAudley Tyler Hicks Head Coach Team Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid

Tournament History

End Date Game Place Prize Event Players (Coach)
April 15, 2018 Halo 5 logo.png A55 - 6 $35,000 Halo World Championship 2018 ArticeL ToWnSabinaterSuspectorShowTime
March 25, 2018 Halo 5 logo.png A77 - 8 $2,000 MLG Columbus 2018 ArticeL ToWnSabinaterSuspectorShowTime
March 17, 2018 Halo 5 logo.png A33 - 4 - HaloWC 2018 - NA 2000 Series Cup #8 ArticeL ToWnSabinaterSuspector
March 3, 2018 Halo 5 logo.png A55 - 8 - HaloWC 2018 - NA 2000 Series Cup #7 ArticeL ToWnSabinaterSuspector
February 24, 2018 Halo 5 logo.png A99 - 16 - HaloWC 2018 - NA 2000 Series Cup #6 PreDevoNatoRCalmDanoxideMoNsTcR
February 18, 2018 Halo 5 logo.png C121 - 24 - MLG Orlando 2018 ContrAPreDevoNatoRCalmDanoxide
February 10, 2018 Halo 5 logo.png A99 - 16 - HaloWC 2018 - NA 2000 Series Cup #5 ContrAPreDevoNatoRCalmDanoxide
September 25, 2016 Halo 5 logo.png A77 - 8 - HCS Open Circuit - Fall '17 LC #2 RandaAriesBabyJTireIron
July 30, 2016 Halo 5 logo.png A44 I1NQ ESL Burbank Summer 2016 (Relegation) RandaBrainstormNemassistVtec
July 10, 2016 Halo 5 logo.png A22 I1Q HCS Open Circuit - Summer '16 Finals RandaBrainstormNemassistVtec
July 3, 2016 Halo 5 logo.png A11 $750 HCS Open Circuit - Summer '16 LC #5 RandaBrainstormNemassistVtec
June 26, 2016 Halo 5 logo.png A22 $250 HCS Open Circuit - Summer '16 LC #4 RandaBrainstormNemassistVtec
June 19, 2016 Halo 5 logo.png A22 $250 HCS Open Circuit - Summer '16 LC #3 DanoxideHeinzRandaFalcated
June 12, 2016 Halo 5 logo.png A44 - HCS Open Circuit - Summer '16 LC #2 DanoxideHeinzRandaFalcated
June 5, 2016 Halo 5 logo.png A11 $750 HCS Open Circuit - Summer '16 LC #1 DanoxideHeinzRandaFalcated
May 22, 2016 Halo 5 logo.png A33 I1NQ HCS Pro League - Summer 2016 LCQ SwiftKillDanoxideHeinzRanda
March 20, 2016 Halo 5 logo.png A33 - 4 $250,000 Halo World Championship 2016 SwiftKillCalmRaynePenguinChig
February 21, 2016 Halo 5 logo.png A99 - 16 I1NQ MLG Columbus 2016 MuNoZStr8 SicKGoofyNemassist
January 24, 2016 Halo 5 logo.png A99 - 16 - HaloWC 2016 - NA Qualifier #5 MuNoZStr8 SicKGoofyNemassist
January 17, 2016 Halo 5 logo.png A99 - 16 - HaloWC 2016 - NA Qualifier #4 MuNoZStr8 SicKGoofyNemassist
January 10, 2016 Halo 5 logo.png A33 - HaloWC 2016 - NA Qualifier #3 MuNoZStr8 SicKGoofyNemassist
January 3, 2016 Halo 5 logo.png B717 - 32 - HaloWC 2016 - NA Qualifier #2 MuNoZStr8 SicKGoofyNemassist
April 19, 2015 Halo 2a logo.png A99 - 12 - Iron Games Atlanta 2015 GabrielMuNoZShooterStr8 SicK
2015-03-06 Halo 2a logo.png A77 - 8 $2,000 PAX East 2015 GabrielMuNoZShooterSpartanSwiftKill
2015-02-22 Halo 2a logo.png A66 - Gamers For Giving 2015 GabrielMuNoZShooterSpartanElitest
February 15, 2015 Halo 2a logo.png A77 - 8 - HCS Season 1 - Cup #7 GabrielMuNoZSpartanShooter
February 8, 2015 Halo 2a logo.png A77 - 8 - HCS Season 1 - Cup #6 GabrielMuNoZSpartanShooter
February 1, 2015 Halo 2a logo.png A99 - 16 - HCS Season 1 - Cup #5 GabrielMuNoZShafferSpartan
January 25, 2015 Halo 2a logo.png A44 - HCS Season 1 - Cup #4 GabrielMuNoZShafferSpartan
January 11, 2015 Halo 2a logo.png A44 - HCS Season 1 - Cup #3 GabrielMuNoZShafferSpartan
2015-01-04 Halo 2a logo.png A77 $550 UGC St. Louis 2015 GabrielMuNoZShafferSpartanTiberiusAudley
December 7, 2014 Halo 2a logo.png A99 - 16 - HCS Season 1 - Cup #1 GabrielMuNoZShafferSwiftKill
July 6, 2014 Halo 4 logo.png A99 - 12 - RTX 2014 RageJuicyFruitKountrySnake

Other

End Date Game Place Prize Event Players (Coach)
x, 2014 Halo 4 logo.png A22 - RTX 2014 RageJuicyFruitKountrySnake

Media

Highlight Videos

Interviews

See Also

Gallery

External Links

References

  1. https://twitter.com/eLevateSpartan/status/577290589647015936
  2. http://elevate.gg/articles/news/general/94/cory-str8sick-sloss-joins-elevate-halo
  3. http://challonge.com/ighcsatl
  4. https://twitter.com/Gabriel_TX_/status/592173989918740480
  5. http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1sm0pjm
  6. http://elevate.gg/articles/news/general/135/team-elevate-signs-top-level-halo-team-anticipates-halo-5
  7. 7.0 7.1 UnLegit's Tweet twitter.com
  8. 8.0 8.1 eLevate's Tweet
  9. 9.0 9.1 Halo Roster Changes for the New Season - clgaming.net
  10. 10.0 10.1 Allegiance eSports' Tweet
  11. 11.0 11.1 Changes To eLevate's Halo 5 Roster - elevate.gg
  12. 12.0 12.1 THE NEW ENVY HALO - teamenvyus.com
  13. 13.0 13.1 Renegades replace Spartan and StelluR with Commonly and Penguin for Halo - espn.go.com
  14. 14.0 14.1 Team Allegiance's tweet - twitter.com
  15. 15.0 15.1 Str8 SicK's Tweet - twitter.com
  16. 16.0 16.1 Soul eSports' tweet - twitter.com
  17. 17.0 17.1 eLevate Announces New Halo Roster - elevate.gg
  18. 18.0 18.1 Team Allegiance's tweet - twitter.com
  19. 19.0 19.1 MoneyMatches' tweet - twitter.com
  20. 20.0 20.1 eLevate's tweet - twitter.com
  21. 21.0 21.1 eLevate's tweet - twitter.com
  22. Team eLevate's tweet twitter.com
  23. http://www.eslgaming.com/news/lineup-halo-championship-series-season-1-finals-now-confirmed
  24. https://twitter.com/eLevateSpartan/status/577290589647015936
  25. http://elevate.gg/articles/news/general/94/cory-str8sick-sloss-joins-elevate-halo
  26. http://play.eslgaming.com/halo/north-america/halomcc-one/major/4on4-hcs-season-2-preseason-cup-1/rankings/
  27. https://twitter.com/Gabriel_TX_/status/592173989918740480
  28. http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1sm0pjm
  29. http://elevate.gg/articles/news/general/135/team-elevate-signs-top-level-halo-team-anticipates-halo-5
  30. FlamesworD's video


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