exceL eSports

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exceL eSports
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Team Information
Org LocationUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
Region
EU
 Europe
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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.

Overview

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.[1] A few weeks later, they announced their coach - Leuis "Prsma" Charles.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5] 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.[6] 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.

Timeline

  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015

Roster

Current

ID Name Position
United Kingdom Ramirez Andrew Corrigan
United Kingdom Snakey Arkel Brown
United Kingdom Snipedrone Michael Juchau
United Kingdom Phlux Hamzah Nackvi
United Kingdom Xavi Xavier Spiller {{{4}}}
United Kingdom Prsma Leuis Charles {{{4}}}

Former

ID Name Role Next Team
Netherlands Morguh Peter Brussee Pace Making Pandaslogo std.pngPace Making Pandas
United Kingdom Zhuh Morgan Bower Pace Making Pandaslogo std.pngPace Making Pandas
United Kingdom WarLord Stuart Graham Capital Punishment (Organization)logo std.pngCapital Punishment
France Shady Shady Zer Capital Punishment (Organization)logo std.pngCapital Punishment
United Kingdom Flamez Daniel Marc-Young Logo std.pngWe Know the Secret
United Kingdom Havoc Liam Peck
None
United Kingdom Riotz Max Cottle The Ladslogo std.pngThe Lads
United Kingdom CreepeazY Kyle Thompson
None
United Kingdom Snakey Arkel Brown Logo std.pngOnline Warriors
United Kingdom Lunny Casey Lunn One Gaming eSportslogo std.pngOne Gaming eSports
United Kingdom GodShot Liam Healy Logo std.pngPick Up
Republic of Ireland VexZeus Conor Scally Logo std.pngLast Second

Tournament History

End Date Game Place Prize Event Players (Coach)
October 22, 2017 Halo 5 logo.png B313 - 16 $1,000 DreamHack Denver 2017 PhluxRamirezSnipedroneSnakeyXavi
October 1, 2017 Halo 5 logo.png A11 I1Q HCS Open Circuit - Fall '17 LCQ PhluxRamirezSnipedroneSnakey
September 17, 2017 Halo 5 logo.png A55 - 6 $1,250 Gfinity London 2017 PhluxRamirezSnipedroneSnakeyXavi
September 10, 2017 Halo 5 logo.png A33 £312 HCS Open Circuit - Fall '17 OC #3 PhluxRamirezSnipedroneSnakey
June 22, 2017 Halo 5 logo.png A55 $4,500 HCS Pro League - Summer 2017 Season WarLordShadyZhuhBatchford
February 19, 2016 Halo 5 logo.png A77 - 8 I1NQ Gfinity London Qualifier 2017 RiotzHavocWarLordFlamez
March 20, 2016 Halo 5 logo.png A99 - 16 $25,000 Halo World Championship 2016 LunnySnakeyRiotzCreepeazY
February 7, 2016 Halo 5 logo.png A22 $15,000 HWC EMEA Regional Finals 2016 CreepeazYLunnySnakeyRiotz
January 17, 2016 Halo 5 logo.png A44 - HWC UK Finals 2016 HavocLunnySnakeyGodshot

Media

Articles

Highlight Videos

Interviews

See Also

Gallery

External Links

References

  1. Halo: exceL Announces First Halo Roster - excelesports.esportsify.com
  2. Prsma's tweet - twitter.com
  3. 3.0 3.1 exceL's tweet - twitter.com
  4. 4.0 4.1 exceL eSports' tweet - twitter.com
  5. 5.0 5.1 exceL eSports' tweet - twitter.com
  6. 6.0 6.1 Halo Roster Announcement - excelesports.com