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Fonzi had an impressive start to his first season of Halo 2, with a 4th place performance at the MLG Washington, D.C. 2005 opener. His team, Str8 Rippin, consisted of Foulacy, SadPanda and Synergy. With Karma replacing SadPanda, Fonzi and Str8 Rippin had their first money finish at MLG San Francisco 2005, placing 3rd. They repeated the placing at the next three events in Houston, Orlando and St. Louis each with a differing roster. Fonzi and Str8 Rippin won their first event at MLG Philadelphia 2005, where the roster of Fonzi, Foulacy, Tsquared and Zyos dethroned the dominant Team 3D squad. Following the big win, Str8 Rippin earned a sponsorship from TrademarkGamers. Fonzi and co. attended MLG Las Vegas next, where they again finished 1st. Following this, they experienced three straight 2nd place finishes, all losses to Team 3D, at VGL Nationals 2005, MLG Los Angeles 2005 and MLG Atlanta 2005. Fonzi and his team parted ways with the TrademarkGamers company after Atlanta and returned to the name Str8 Rippin. For the MLG New York National Championships, Fonzi and Foulacy decided to team with Cpt Anarchy and Tupac. They finished 3rd at the event.
Str8 Rippin kicked off the 2006 season with a roster of Fonzi, Foulacy, Tsquared and Defy. They finished 2nd at the first two events of the season, New York and Dallas, both times being defeated in the finals by Final Boss (formerly Team 3D). Str8's placing slipped in Anaheim where they finished 3rd, and fell further in Chicago, where Fonzi experienced a career-low placing at the time of 7th place. Defy parted ways with the team after this and was replaced by Cpt Anarchy. This brought the team back to 3rd place at MLG Orlando. They repeated 3rd placings in the two big money events of the season - the New York Playoffs and the Las Vegas National Championships, where Fonzi won his highest ever team prize - $30,000. During the offseason, Str8 Rippin were signed to a contract worth over $1,000,000 USD, but Fonzi was dropped from the team before he could reap the benefits.
Fonzi started the 2007 season off on a new team - Redemption, alongside Cpt Anarchy, KillerN and Ramby. The hyped up team underperformed considerably, finishing 14th at the Charlotte opener. Fonzi's fortunes would not improve, as he suffered two more sub-top 8 finishes in the Meadowlands and Dallas on team LeGendZ. He then joined Perfect Storm for Chicago, which was another low finish for Fonzi. He experienced one last top 8 finish in Orlando after reuniting with Foulacy on Perfect Storm. Unfortunately, they could not make the top 8 at the Las Vegas National Championships. Fonzi retired shortly after the 2007 season.
- The "AYB" in his username is a reference to the "All your base are belong to us" meme.
- In a 2006 episode of MLG Pro Circuit, Fonzi demonstrated his unconventional warm-up routine prior to playing Halo - playing the piano.
- Teamed with Foulacy for 22 of his 26 major 4v4 events.
Team and Tournament History
|Game||End Date||Event||Place||Team Prize||Teammate|
|September 12, 2004||MLG San Francisco 2004||9 - 16||-||FecesSlinger|
|October 14, 2007||MLG Las Vegas Championships 2007||14 - 15||-|
|September 23, 2007||MLG Orlando 2007||14||-|
|August 19, 2007||MLG Chicago 2007||9||-|
|July 22, 2007||MLG Dallas 2007||12||-|
|June 10, 2007||MLG Meadowlands 2007||5||$400|
|November 19, 2006||MLG Las Vegas Championships 2006||7 - 8||-|
|October 15, 2006||MLG New York Playoffs 2006||7||$375|
|August 27, 2006||MLG Orlando 2006||5||$300|
|July 23, 2006||MLG Chicago 2006||6||$200|
|June 25, 2006||MLG Anaheim 2006||13||-|
|May 21, 2006||MLG Dallas 2006||2||$1,200|
|April 23, 2006||MLG New York 2006||3||$800|
|February 26, 2006||MLG New York Championships 2005||7 - 8||$500|
|December 18, 2005||MLG Chicago 2005||2||$600|
|November 27, 2005||MLG Atlanta 2005||3||$300|
|October 16, 2005||MLG Los Angeles 2005||5 - 6||-|
|August 14, 2005||MLG Las Vegas 2005||13 - 14||-|
|July 31, 2005||MLG Philadelphia 2005||2||-|
|July 31, 2005||MLG Philadelphia 2005||2||$125|
|July 17, 2005||VGL San Francisco 2005||2||$100|
|June 26, 2005||MLG St. Louis 2005||9 - 10||-|
|April 24, 2005||MLG Orlando 2005||17 - 20||-|
|March 14, 2005||MLG Houston 2005||11 - 12||-|
|February 27, 2005||MLG San Francisco 2005||17 - 20||-|
|January 30, 2005||MLG Washington, D.C. 2005||3||-|
|September 12, 2004||MLG San Francisco 2004||11 - 12||-|
- Str8 Underdog: AYB Fonzi - majorleaguegaming.com - 03/09/05
- Pro Player – Fonzi - majorleaguegaming.com - 09/08/06