Jimbo

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Jimbo
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Background Information
NameJames Bradbrook
Country of BirthUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
BirthdayJanuary 12, 1996 (age 23)
Residency
EU
 Europe
Competitive
RolePlayer
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Team History
Aug 2013 - Oct 2013
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Nov 2013 - Dec 2013
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Apr 2014 - Aug 2014
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Logo std.pngAll4Down
Nov 2014 - Dec 2014
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Total eSports Circuitlogo std.pngTotal eSports Circuit
Feb 2015 - Mar 2016
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Epsilon eSportslogo std.pngEpsilon eSports
Mar 2016 - Aug 2016
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XMENlogo std.pngXMEN
Aug 2016 - May 2017
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FAB Games eSportslogo std.pngFAB Games eSports
May 2017 - Aug 2017
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Invictuslogo std.pngInvictus
Aug 2017 - ??? 2018
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Team infusedlogo std.pngTeam infused
??? 2018 - ??? 2018
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Logo std.pngRadian Esports
Dec 2018 - Mar 2019
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Mazer Gaminglogo std.pngMazer Gaming
James "Jimbo" Bradbrook was previously a player for Mazer Gaming. One of the most dominant Halo 5: Guardians players in Europe, Jimbo notably shares the record for highest European placing at a North American event with his DreamHack Denver 2017 teammates Respectful, Kimbo, and Mose.

Biography

Halo 4

Jimbo began his competitive Halo career in Halo 4, placing 8th at EGL 9 Blackpool as a member of VYE Intensity alongside Kalpol, Kritical and Thumble. He then joined team Outbreak alongside Smithy, Snipedrone and Adamack, beating MGS in the Grand Finals at Multiplay Insomnia 49 and taking 1st place at only his second event. At Insomnia 50, Jimbo and fellow UK player SeptiQ teamed up with Red Bull-sponsored Americans Enable and Flamesword as eQ Status Quo. They took 1st place at the event, beating High Society by a dominating score of 6-2 in the finals.

Halo 3 Revival

In mid-2014, Halo 3 experienced a competitive revival in Europe. Jimbo teamed up with Az, Slinky and Valadan for the Halo 3 European Championship as A4D, placing 3rd overall. Jimbo and A4D returned at Insomnia 52, where they placed 4th.

Halo 2: Anniversary

Jimbo reunited with Smithy and Adamack to start off H2A, recruiting the veteran Lethal to fill out the roster under the Total eSports Circuit banner. They placed 4th at Insomnia 53. The TeC roster returned at the Gfinity Halo 2: Anniversary LAN Championship, this time placing top 6. The team broke up shortly after, and Jimbo joined Epsilon eSports alongside Snipedrone, BUK 20 and Reaction. Hoping to qualify for the North American HCS Season 1 Finals by winning EGL Battle of Europe 2015, the top seeded team fell short of their goal, placing 3rd. Reaction was then replaced by BUK 57, and the team attended Insomnia 54, where they placed 3rd. While the Halo 2: Anniversary circuit was still active in Europe, Epsilon were invited to the Gamescom Invitational 2015 Halo 5 showcase event, where they placed 1st. Returning to H2A for Insomnia 55, Epsilon closed the game out with a 1st place finish.

Halo 5: Guardians

Jimbo and Epsilon stuck together going into the Halo World Championship 2016 qualifier series. They took 1st place at the UK Finals, qualifying for the EMEA Regional Finals. A short time later, Epsilon appeared at the X Games Aspen 2016 exhibition event as one of two invited European teams. Though they were able to upset the American Renegades squad, they ultimately failed to emerge from their pool and finished top 8. At the EMEA Regionals, Epsilon were upset in the Semifinals by Team Infused, but still placed top 4, a strong enough placing to qualify for Worlds. At Worlds, Epsilon turned heads by once again upsetting an American team in Pool Play - this time Cloud9. They amplified this in their next match against the dominant Counter Logic Gaming squad, who were favored to and would go on to win the event. They managed to take a game off the juggernaut squad and remained competitive in their three lost maps, proving that they could hang with the best in the world. They emerged from their pool as the only non-American team to make the Championship Bracket, where they lost to Team eLevate in the Quarterfinals and went home with a top 8 finish.

Shortly after Worlds, Jimbo announced the dissolving of the Epsilon roster, forming XMEN alongside Snipedrone, TuFoxy and Chalkie. They qualified for the Summer 2016 Pro League shortly after. Midway through the Pro League season, TuFoxy left the struggling X-Men to join the 1st place U4X eSports. He was replaced by Ramirez. X-Men were just able to get into the Season Finals, posting a 5-5 record. At the event, they outplaced their ranking, taking 2nd place overall.

After the conclusion of the season, FAB made a roster change, swapping out Kimbo for Jimbo. Over the course of the Fall Season, FAB continued to dominate, though they did drop a single series to Team Infused. They ultimately finished 9-1, good enough for their second straight 1st place finish. Two weeks later, FAB was in America competing at ME Las Vegas. With wins over 6S Gaming and Pnda Gaming and losses to only Team Liquid and Str8 Rippin, FAB proved they could hang in America as they took a top 8 finish at the event. Back in Europe, FAB went into the Season Finals looking to repeat as champions. They did so in dominant fashion, not dropping a single game as they dismantled PuLse Gaming and Team Infused (twice) to stake their claim in Halo history.

FAB's next task in the Halo Championship Series was qualifying for Halo World Championship 2017, and they'd need a top 2 finish at Gfinity London 2017 to do it. They did so in commanding fashion, dropping games to only Team Infused and Supremacy en route to another 1st place finish. At Worlds, FAB were placed in a group with Str8 Rippin and Shock The World. They 3-0d StW, but were unable to take more than a game from Str8, finishing 2nd in the pool. In the Championship Bracket, FAB were first 4-0d by reigning champions OpTic Gaming. They then swept Team Immunity in a best-of-EU vs. best-of-ANZ match-up. In the following round, they were matched up against Splyce, who defeated them 4-1 and sent them home with a top 8 finish.

Looking toward the Summer 2017 Pro League, Jimbo left FAB to join Invictus (the team which formerly competed under London Conspiracy) alongside Qristola, Ramirez and Snipedrone following the retirement of TuFoxy. Invictus ultimately finished second in the season, with their only loss coming to Team Infused. This finish gave them a Championship Bracket seed at DreamHack Atlanta. Though victorious over Supremacy in their opening match, Invictus were swiftly swept by both American teams they faced at the event - OpTic Gaming and Ronin Esports, and Invictus went home with a top twelve finish.

During the offseason, Jimbo left Invictus to join Team Infused alongside Kimbo, Mose and Respectful, creating a 75% FAB reunion. The new Infused were unstoppable, winning two of the three Open Cups for the Fall European Circuit and finishing second in the other. At Gfinity London, Infused were dominant, dropping only one game all tournament (to Supremacy in the Grand Finals]]) and establishing themselves as the undisputed #1 team outside North America. At DreamHack Denver, Infused were again granted a bye into the Championship Bracket for their efforts in London. This time they put the spot to good use, immediately taking out an American pro team in Team CryptiK. Infused were halted in the next round by a formidable opponent in Team EnVyUs, but they bounced back with a victory over Vexed Gaming before earning another impressive upset over the American Str8 Rippin. In the following round, they were beaten 3-1 by eventual event runners-up Team Liquid, but with a top six finish, Infused were able to leave with their heads held high, having set a new placing record for European teams at North American events.

At the beginning of Halo World Championship 2018 season, Jimbo was dropped from Infused and formed Dark Souls 4 alongside SLG, Qristola, and Phlux, but quickly returned to Infused with the same roster the following week. Infused went into MLG Orlando as the #1 European seed, but finished with a top twelve placing after losses to Splyce, Team EnVyUs, and Fyra Gaming. Infused rebounded at home at Gfinity London, cruising to a near flawless victory with only a single game dropped all tournament and qualifying for Worlds. At Worlds, Infused were the only non-American team to make it out of pool play, finishing second in their group after beating Oxygen Supremacy 3-0. Unfortunately, Infused could not take more than a game from either opponent they faced in the championship bracket, losing 4-1 to both Splyce and Renegades and going home with a top eight finish.

Trivia

  • Alongside Kimbo, Mose and Respectful, Jimbo holds the record for the highest European placing at an American event, with their top six finish at DreamHack Denver 2017 under Team Infused.
  • Jimbo is known as the "GPK" (Ground Pound King) due to his skill in using the Ground Pound ability in Halo 5: Guardians.
  • Jimbo is the most popular European Halo streamer on Twitch.
  • As well as taking 1st place in the 4v4 tournament at Insomnia 49, he had also won the FFA winning an Xbox 360 and a pair Astro A40s

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