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exceL eSports is a UK-based esports organization that fields teams in games such as Call of Duty, FIFA, Counter Strike and League of Legends.
Halo 5: Guardians
exceL eSports entered the Halo scene on December 5, 2015, announcing a roster of Liam "Havoc" Peck, Conor "VexZeus" Scally, Kyle "CreepeazY" Thompson and Casey "Lunny" Lunn. A few weeks later, they announced their coach - Leuis "Prsma" Charles. Prior to the beginning of the Halo World Championship 2016 qualifying series, CreepeazY and VexZeus were replaced by Liam "GodShot" Healy and Arkel "Snakey" Brown. In four straight qualifiers, exceL finished in the top 4, which was enough to qualify them for the Gfinity London 2016 event. At the event, exceL finished 4th, just short of qualifying for the EMEA Regional Finals. As a result, exceL made team changes, replacing Havoc and GodShot with Max "Riotz" Cottle and a returning "CreepeazY". The new roster took 1st place in the Last Chance Qualifier, successfully qualifying for Regionals. At Regionals, exceL went on a run, first winning their pool before sweeping Team Vitality to qualify themselves for Worlds and then taking a 4-1 victory over FAB Games eSports to earn a spot in the Finals. In the Finals, exceL were swept 4-0 by Team Infused. At Worlds, exceL were unable to advance from the group stage, defeating only Chosen Squad and finishing top 16 overall. The roster was quietly released in the following weeks.
exceL made its return to Halo on February 1, 2017, announcing a roster of three returning players - "Riotz", "Havoc" and "CreepeazY" alongside Stuart "WarLord" Graham. CreepeazY was quickly replaced by Daniel "Flamez" Marc-Young. After finishing in the top 8 at Gfinity London 2017 and failing to earn a spot at Halo World Championship 2017, exceL quietly disbanded.
exceL returned to Halo a little over three months later, bringing back WarLord alongside his new teammates Peter "Morguh" Brussee, Morgan "Zhuh" Bower and Shady "Shady" Zer during the lead-up to the HCS Pro League. In prior weeks, the team had successfully qualified for the Pro League as Hmmmm. After a 0-2 start to the season, Morguh left the team and was replaced by Ryan "Batchford" Batchelor. The acquisition of Batchford lead to moderate improvement, with the team taking a 4-0 win over Divine Domination, but they finished in fifth, not high enough to qualify for DreamHack Atlanta.
On September 8, exceL announced its new roster, consisting of Arkel "Snakey" Brown, Andrew "Ramirez" Corrigan, Michael "Snipedrone" Juchau, Hamzah "Phlux" Nackvi and coach Xavier "Xavi" Spiller. The team performed strongly over the Fall 2017 EU Circuit, finishing first, second and third in the three online cups (only one of which took place following exceL's acquisition of the roster). At Gfinity London, the second seeded exceL were upset by the sixth seeded Supremacy in the Winners Semifinals. In their first Elimination match, exceL lost 3-2 to Vexed Gaming, going home with a top six finish and no DreamHack Denver seed. exceL were able to turn things around the following week, winning the LCQ with a 4-1 victory over Endpoint in the Finals, earning themselves the #2 seed in the Denver Open Bracket. Things looked bleak to start when exceL were swept in the very first round by Radiant Esports, but the team won six consecutive matches against American teams to earn a spot in the Championship Bracket. In the Championship Bracket, exceL were swept right off the bat again, this time by OpTic Gaming. In the Elimination Bracket, they were taken out by Supremacy once again, taking a top sixteen finish overall.
- February 1, Yuh dads best m8 roster acqured. Riotz, WarLord, Havoc and CreepeazY join.
- CreepeazY leaves. Flamez joins.
- February 5, 2nd place in EU Qualifier #2.
- February 12, 5th - 8th place in EU Qualifier #3.
- February 18, 7th - 8th place at Gfinity London 2017.
- Team disbands. Havoc, WarLord, Flamez and Riotz leave.
- May 30, Hmmmm roster acquired. Morguh, Shady, WarLord and Zhuh join.
- June 15, Morguh is released. Batchford joins.
- June 22, 5th place in HCS Pro League - Summer 2017 Season.
- Team disbands. Batchford, Shady, WarLord and Zhuh leave.
- September 8, Ramirez, Snakey, Phlux, Snipedrone and coach Xavi join.
- September 10, 3rd place in HCS Open Circuit - Fall 2017 Open Cup #2.
- September 17, 5th - 6th place at Gfinity London 2017.
- October 1, 1st place in Last Chance Qualifier. Team qualifies for #2 seed in DreamHack Denver Open Bracket.
- October 22, 13th - 16th place at DreamHack Denver.
- January 3, 3rd - 4th place in UK Qualifier #2.
- January 6, 3rd - 4th place in UK Qualifier #3.
- January 10, 3rd - 4th place in UK Qualifier #4.
- January 17, 4th place at HWC UK Finals 2016.
- GodShot and Havoc leave. Riotz and CreepeazY join.
- January 24, 1st place in UK Last Chance Qualifier. Team qualifies for EMEA Regional Finals.
- Februray 7rd, 2nd place at EMEA Regional Finals. Team qualifies for Halo World Championship 2016.
- March 19, 9th - 16th place at Halo World Championship 2016.
- Team disbands. Lunny, CreepeazY, Snakey and Riotz leave.
|Morguh||Peter Brussee||Pace Making Pandas|
|Zhuh||Morgan Bower||Pace Making Pandas|
|WarLord||Stuart Graham||Capital Punishment|
|Shady||Shady Zer||Capital Punishment|
|Flamez||Daniel Marc-Young||We Know the Secret|
|Riotz||Max Cottle||The Lads|
|Snakey||Arkel Brown||Online Warriors|
|Lunny||Casey Lunn||One Gaming eSports|
|GodShot||Liam Healy||Pick Up|
|VexZeus||Conor Scally||Last Second|
|End Date||Game||Place||Prize||Event||Players (Coach)|
|October 22, 2017||13 - 16||$1,000||DreamHack Denver 2017||Phlux • Ramirez • Snipedrone • Snakey • Xavi|
|October 1, 2017||1||Q||HCS Open Circuit - Fall '17 LCQ||Phlux • Ramirez • Snipedrone • Snakey|
|September 17, 2017||5 - 6||$1,250||Gfinity London 2017||Phlux • Ramirez • Snipedrone • Snakey • Xavi|
|September 10, 2017||3||£312||HCS Open Circuit - Fall '17 OC #3||Phlux • Ramirez • Snipedrone • Snakey|
|June 22, 2017||5||$4,500||HCS Pro League - Summer 2017 Season||WarLord • Shady • Zhuh • Batchford|
|February 19, 2016||7 - 8||NQ||Gfinity London Qualifier 2017||Riotz • Havoc • WarLord • Flamez|
|March 20, 2016||9 - 16||$25,000||Halo World Championship 2016||Lunny • Snakey • Riotz • CreepeazY|
|February 7, 2016||2||$15,000||HWC EMEA Regional Finals 2016||CreepeazY • Lunny • Snakey • Riotz|
|January 17, 2016||4||-||HWC UK Finals 2016||Havoc • Lunny • Snakey • Godshot|