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Epsilon eSports

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Epsilon eSports
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Team Information
Region
EU
 Europe
Sponsor(s)Nike
Fragnet
Scuf Gaming
GUNNAR Optiks
Hype
Viewsonic
Netduma
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Scuf
GT Omega Racing
Avermedia
Creative
Gamer Grip
Squadra
History
CreatedHalo Division - January 23, 2015
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Epsilon eSports is a European esports organization. Founded in 2008, Epsilon fields teams in games such as Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Call of Duty, Battlefield, Team Fortress 2 etc.

History

Halo 2: Anniversary

Epsilon's first foray into Halo esports came on January 23, 2015, when they announced a debut roster of Alex "BUK 20" Buck, Eddie "Reaction" Leck, James "Jimbossity" Bradbrook (also known as Jimbo) and Mike "Snipedrone" Juchau.[1] Their first tournament together was EGL Battle of Europe 2015, where they looked to earn €10,000 as well as the wild card spot in the North American HCS Season 1 Finals. Unfortunately, they finished 3rd at the event. On March 26, Reaction was confirmed to have left Epsilon, leaving them short a player. This void was filled with the acquisition of BUK 20's twin brother, Will "BUK 57" Buck, coming out of Halo retirement. The roster's first tournament was Multiplay Insomnia 54, where they finished 3rd.

Halo 5: Guardians

Epsilon was one of four teams invited to the Gamescom Invitational 2015 pre-release Halo 5 tournament. They won, defeating Supremacy in the finals. Their Halo 5 prowess continued to show as they won Multiplay Insomnia 55 and Multiplay Insomnia 56. On January 17, Epsilon placed 1st at the HWC UK Finals, qualifying for the EMEA Regional Finals. Epsilon were one of two EMEA teams invited to the X Games Aspen 2016 for the opportunity to compete for a gold medal and $15,000. In the group stage of the event, they managed to pull off a big upset, defeating the heavily favored Renegades in four games, but could not replicate their success against Team Allegiance or Team Liquid, resulting in Epsilon being unable to advance out of their group and finishing 5th - 8th. At EMEA Regionals, Epsilon qualified for Halo World Championship 2016, but finished a disappointing top 4, losing to Team Infused in the semifinals. At Worlds, Epsilon were the only non-North American team to make it out of groups, upsetting Cloud9 to make it possible. They lost to eLevate in the quarterfinals, ending their tournament with a top 8 finish. The roster's last hurrah came at Multiplay Insomnia 57, where they took 1st place without dropping a game. On May 1, Epsilon announced the release of its Halo roster.[2]

Despite stating their intentions to find a team for the Summer 2016 Pro League, Epsilon did not announce its return to Halo until January 31, 2017, acquiring the Avada Kedavra roster consisting of Daniel "Doodle" Petersen, Kieran "Quad" Rose, Conor "VexZeus" Scally and a returning "Snipedrone" just in time for Halo World Championship 2017 season. Also returning was the coach - "Flamez".[3] Flamez would soon leave to join exceL eSports as a player. Epsilon looked to qualify for Halo World Championship 2017 with a top 2 finish at Gfinity London 2017, but hit a snag with an early 3-0 loss to London Conspiracy. After a 3-2 victory over beGenius ESC guaranteed them a top 6 finish, Epsilon faced Pace Making Pandas (featuring former members BUK 20 and BUK 57) for top 4. Despite Epsilon winning the first two games, the Pandas completed the reverse sweep and sent their former organization home with a top 6 finish.

On February 23, 2017, Quad left the team. Shortly afterward, on February 26, 2017, after lackluster results at Gfinity London 2017 and failing to qualify for the Halo World Championship 2017, Epsilon eSports once again left the Halo 5 scene by completely releasing their remaining roster of VexZeus, Snipedrone, and Doodle.

Timeline

  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015

Halo Roster

Former

ID Name Next Team
United Kingdom Snipedrone Mike Juchau Team infusedlogo std.pngTeam infused
Denmark Doodle Daniel Petersen Pace Making Pandaslogo std.pngPace Making Pandas
Republic of Ireland VexZeus Conor Scally
None
United Kingdom Quad Kieran Rose
None
United Kingdom BUK 20 Alex Buck Dinosaurslogo std.pngDinosaurs
United Kingdom BUK 57 Will Buck Dinosaurslogo std.pngDinosaurs
United Kingdom Jimbo James Bradbrook XMENlogo std.pngXMEN
United Kingdom Snipedrone Mike Juchau XMENlogo std.pngXMEN
United Kingdom Reaction Eddie Leck Team Vibelogo std.pngTeam Vibe

Organization

Former

ID Name Position Next Team
Norway Zyruz Kim Brurok Stokkeland
None

Tournament History

End Date Game Place Prize Event Players (Coach)
February 19, 2017 Halo 5 logo.png A55 - 6 $1,000 Gfinity London 2017 SnipedroneVexZeusDoodleQuad
March 27, 2016 Halo 5 logo.png A11 £1,500 Multiplay Insomnia 57 BUK 20BUK 57JimboSnipedrone
March 20, 2016 Halo 5 logo.png A55 - 8 $75,000 Halo World Championship 2016 BUK 20BUK 57JimboSnipedroneFlamez
February 7, 2016 Halo 5 logo.png A33 - 4 $5,000 HWC EMEA Regional Finals 2016 BUK 20BUK 57JimboSnipedroneFlamez
January 31, 2016 Halo 5 logo.png A55 - 8 - X Games Aspen 2016 BUK 20BUK 57JimboSnipedroneFlamez
January 17, 2016 Halo 5 logo.png A11 £5,000 HWC UK Finals 2016 BUK 20BUK 57JimboSnipedroneFlamez
December 12, 2015 Halo 5 logo.png A11 £1,500 Multiplay Insomnia 56 BUK 20BUK 57JimboSnipedrone
August 30, 2015 Halo 2a logo.png A11 £1,500 Multiplay Insomnia 55 BUK 20BUK 57JimboSnipedrone
August 7, 2015 Halo 5 logo.png A11 €7,000 Gamescom Invitational 2015 BUK 20BUK 57JimboSnipedrone
April 6, 2015 Halo 2a logo.png A33 £500 Multiplay Insomnia 54 BUK 20BUK 57JimboSnipedrone
February 22, 2015 Halo 2a logo.png A33 - EGL Battle of Europe 2015 BUK 20JimboReactionSnipedrone

External Content

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