Penguin

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Penguin
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Background Information
NameZane Hearon
Country of BirthUnited States United States
BirthdayNovember 21, 1997 (age 22)
Residency
NA
 North America
Competitive
RolePlayer
Social Media & Links
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Zane "Penguin" Hearon is a Halo esports player, previously a player for Turning Point. He is well known for his time with a variety of teams, including Team Liquid, Cloud9, and Renegades.

Team History

Combine Role Swaps:No|Yes
Dates:Approx|Exact
TeamStartEnd
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Noble eSportslogo std.pngNoble eSportsNov 20152015-11-27Mar 20162016-03-023mo 5d
NA
Elevatelogo std.pngElevateMar 20162016-03-02Apr 20162016-04-141mo 12d
NA
Renegadeslogo std.pngRenegadesApr 20162016-04-14[2]Jul 20162016-07-25[1]3mo 11d
NA
Team Liquidlogo std.pngTeam LiquidAug 20162016-08-19Dec 20172017-12-151yr 3mo
NA
Team Reciprocitylogo std.pngTeam ReciprocityDec 20172017-12-15May 20182018-05-27[3]5mo 12d
NA
Renegadeslogo std.pngRenegadesJun 20182018-06-27[4]≈Nov 2018≈2018-11-??≈4mo 22d
NA
Elevatelogo std.pngElevate≈Jan 2019≈2019-01-??May 20192019-05-16[5]≈4mo 15d
NA
Lux Gaminglogo std.pngLux GamingMay 20192019-05-25[6]≈Jun 2019≈2019-06-??≈9d
NA
Fatal Ambitionlogo std.pngFatal AmbitionSep 20192019-09-03≈Sep 2019≈2019-09-??≈7d
NA
Unllimitedlogo std.pngUnllimitedJan 20202020-01-26[8]May 20202020-05-12[7]3mo 17d
NA
Turning Pointlogo std.pngTurning PointMay 20202020-05-12≈Jun 2020≈2020-06-??≈1mo 3d
TeamStartEnd
NA
Noble eSportslogo std.pngNoble eSportsNov 20152015-11-27Mar 20162016-03-023mo 5d
NA
Elevatelogo std.pngElevateMar 20162016-03-02Apr 20162016-04-141mo 12d
NA
Renegadeslogo std.pngRenegadesApr 20162016-04-14[2]Jul 20162016-07-25[1]3mo 11d
NA
Team Liquidlogo std.pngTeam LiquidAug 20162016-08-19Dec 20172017-12-151yr 3mo
NA
Team Reciprocitylogo std.pngTeam ReciprocityDec 20172017-12-15May 20182018-05-27[3]5mo 12d
NA
Renegadeslogo std.pngRenegadesJun 20182018-06-27[4]≈Nov 2018≈2018-11-??≈4mo 22d
NA
Elevatelogo std.pngElevate≈Jan 2019≈2019-01-??May 20192019-05-16[5]≈4mo 15d
NA
Lux Gaminglogo std.pngLux GamingMay 20192019-05-25[6]≈Jun 2019≈2019-06-??≈9d
NA
Fatal Ambitionlogo std.pngFatal AmbitionSep 20192019-09-03≈Sep 2019≈2019-09-??≈7d
NA
Unllimitedlogo std.pngUnllimitedJan 20202020-01-26[8]May 20202020-05-12[7]3mo 17d
NA
Turning Pointlogo std.pngTurning PointMay 20202020-05-12≈Jun 2020≈2020-06-??≈1mo 3d

News

  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
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Noble eSportslogo std.pngNBLNovember 27, FilthyG, Penguin, and Rayne join.
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Noble eSportslogo std.pngNBLMarch 2, Chig (Coach), Calm, Penguin, Rayne, and Swift Kill leave.
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Elevatelogo std.pngELVMarch 2, Calm, Goofy, Munoz, Nemassist, Penguin, Rayne, Str8 SicK, and Swift Kill join.
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Elevatelogo std.pngELVApril 14, Penguin leaves.
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Renegadeslogo std.pngRNGApril 14, Commonly and Penguin join. Spartan and StelluR leave.[2]
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Renegadeslogo std.pngRNGJuly 25, Commonly, Ninja, Penguin, and Victory X leave.[1]
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Team Liquidlogo std.pngTLAugust 19, Symbolic (Coach), Commonly, Penguin, and Rayne join. Danoxide, Eco, and StelluR leave.
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Team Liquidlogo std.pngTLMay 12, Penguin renames to SubZero.
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Team Liquidlogo std.pngTLDecember 15, Penguin and Spartan leave.
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Team Reciprocitylogo std.pngRECDecember 15, OGRE2 (Coach), Mikwen, Penguin, Snip3down, and Spartan join.
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Team Reciprocitylogo std.pngRECMay 27, iGotUrPistola, Saiyan, and TriPPPeY join. Mikwen, Penguin, and Spartan leave.[3]
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Renegadeslogo std.pngRNGJune 27, Mikwen and Penguin join. Ace and Lunchbox leave.[4]
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Renegadeslogo std.pngRNGNovember (approx.), Randa (Coach), aPG, Mikwen, Neptune, and Penguin leave.
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Elevatelogo std.pngELVJanuary (approx.), Neptune, Penguin, Saiyan, and TriPPPeY join.
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Elevatelogo std.pngELVMay 16, Ace, Neighbor, Penguin, and TriPPPeY leave.[5]
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Lux Gaminglogo std.pngLUXMay 25, Penguin joins. OmegA leaves.[6]
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Lux Gaminglogo std.pngLUXJune (approx.), Penguin, Rayne, and WANwerd leave.
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Fatal Ambitionlogo std.pngFTLSeptember 3, Commonly, Penguin, Rayne, and TriPPPeY join.
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Fatal Ambitionlogo std.pngFTLSeptember (approx.), Commonly, Penguin, Rayne, and TriPPPeY leave.
NA
Unllimitedlogo std.pngUNLLJanuary 26, Eco, Penguin, StelluR, and TriPPPeY join.[8]
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Unllimitedlogo std.pngUNLLMay 12, Eco, Penguin, StelluR, and TriPPPeY leave.[7]
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Turning Pointlogo std.pngTPMay 12, Eco, Penguin, Renegade, and StelluR join.
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Turning Pointlogo std.pngTPJune (approx.), Swift Kill joins. Penguin leaves.

Biography

Penguin started playing Halo in 2007 with the release of Halo 3.

Halo 5: Guardians

After a top 24 placing at HCS Indianapolis 2015 in Halo 2: Anniversary, Penguin broke into the big leagues in late 2015 with the release of Halo 5: Guardians. He initially joined the Noble eSports roster alongside ContrA, Rayne and FilthyG with the intent of competing in the Halo World Championship 2016 NA qualifier series. After a series of team changes, the Noble roster ended up consisting of Penguin, Rayne, Calm and Swift Kill. Noble qualified for the NA Regional Finals as the 7th seed. At NA Regionals, Noble finished top 8, qualifying for Halo World Championship 2016. Between Regionals and Worlds, the Noble roster got into a dispute with the organization, resulting in the players leaving to join Team eLevate. At Worlds, eLevate won their group, sweeping Denial eSports in the process. They then defeated Epsilon eSports in the quarterfinals and lost to Team Allegiance in the semifinals, taking a top 4 finish. Penguin was able to make multiple flashy individual plays and was praised for them during the event. Afterwards, it was revealed Penguin had the highest K/D ratio out of any player at HWC.

After Worlds, Penguin joined Renegades alongside Ninja, Victory X and Commonly. This roster qualified for the Summer Pro League with a 2nd place finish in their group at the Summer Qualifier. At the conclusion of the season, Renegades sat at 4th place in the standings, good enough to qualify for the Season Finals. On July 25th, Penguin and the rest of the Renegades roster departed to join Cloud9. At the Season Finals, C9 finished 4th, taking home $15,000.

During the off-season, the 4th place roster dropped Ninja and Victory X, replacing them with Spartan and Penguin's former teammate Rayne. The new roster was then acquired by Spartan's previous org - Team Liquid. After a 3-3 start to the Fall Pro League season, Liquid attended HCS Orange County 2016, where they finished 3rd. Liquid ended up finishing the season with a 7-7 record, good enough for 3rd place. Weeks later, Team Liquid attended HCS Las Vegas 2016, where they nearly took 1st, defeating Team EnVyUs in the Winners Finals before EnVy came back to take two consecutive series and steal the event from Liquid. At the Season Finals, Liquid were only able to win against Str8 Rippin and placed 3rd out of the four teams in attendance.

Liquid made changes in the offseason, replacing Spartan and Commonly with Eco and StelluR. The new roster's first event was UGC St. Louis 2017, where they proved they were a team competing for 1st place as they nearly defeated OpTic Gaming in the Winners Finals before taking out #1 seeded Team EnVyUs in the Losers Finals and again losing a very close series to OpTic in the Grand Finals. At ME Las Vegas 2017, Liquid qualified for Halo World Championship 2017 after sweeping Pnda Gaming, and solidified themselves as the #2 team in North America with two dominant victories over Team EnVyUs. They lost to OpTic Gaming 4-1 in the Finals and went home in 2nd place. At Worlds, Liquid were placed in a pool with Luminosity Gaming and London Conspiracy, both of whom they 3-0d to earn a top seed in the bracket. In Winners Round 1, they again defeated Team EnVyUs, this time 4-3. This was followed by a 4-0 sweep over Str8 Rippin and a 4-1 WB Finals loss to OpTic Gaming. In the LB Finals, they were unable to overcome a hot Team EnVyUs, who defeated them 4-2 to end their night with a 3rd place finish.

While Liquid made no roster changes between Worlds and HCS Daytona, Penguin rebranded, changing his game-id to "SubZero". In Daytona, Liquid faced Splyce a whopping four times over the course of the weekend - twice in pool play, of which each team won one, once in Winners Bracket Round 2, which Liquid won, and following a 5-game loss to OpTic Gaming, once more in the Losers Semifinals which was won by Liquid in a seven-game affair. They then moved on to face Team EnVyUs, looking to reclaim their spot in the top 2 after losing it at Worlds. EnVy had other plans however, sweeping Liquid in the best-of-7 and sending them home in 3rd. After a weak start to the Summer Pro League season, Team Liquid made a roster change, sending Rayne to Str8 Rippin in exchange for a returning AcE. The change helped Liquid move up in the standings, with the team ultimately ending the season in third place. At the DreamHack Atlanta Finals, Liquid started off strongly with sweeps over Wise Gaming and Luminosity Gaming, but they were taken out in the third round by Splyce in five games. After eliminating eRa Eternity, Liquid were defeated by Team EnVyUs in five games, leaving Atlanta with a fourth place finish.

During the offseason, Liquid dropped Ace, replacing him with a returning Spartan. The new roster finished the Fall Season with a 5-2 record, taking losses to only OpTic Gaming and Team EnVyUs. At the DreamHack Denver Finals, Liquid started off with back to back 3-0 sweeps over Radiant Esports and Evil Geniuses. In the third round, Liquid were defeated 3-1 by OpTic Gaming. Liquid took out Europe's finest - Team Infused - in four games to secure a top four placing. In the Elimination Semifinals, Liquid dominated Team EnVyUs in a 4-0 sweep to secure top three. In the Elimination Finals, Liquid handled Summer Champions Splyce in similar fashion, moving on to the Grand Finals after another 4-0 sweep. Waiting in the finals was OpTic Gaming, who took Liquid out with a final score of 4-1.

Going into Worlds season, SubZero changed his handle back to "Penguin" and, along with Spartan, left Team Liquid to join Team Reciprocity alongside Mikwen and Snip3down of Team EnVyUs. Reciprocity consistently placed in the top four throughout the first half of the season, resulting in the team holding the fourth seed going into MLG Orlando. Reciprocity finished fourth in Orlando, bowing out to Splyce and OpTic Gaming. Reciprocity improved on their Orlando performance at MLG Columbus, easily winning their pool to qualify for Worlds and sweeping Oxygen Supremacy and Renegades in the opening rounds of the bracket to clinch top three for the first time as a team. This was followed by a 4-1 loss to Tox. In the losers finals, Reciprocity lost a 4-2 series to eventual event winners Splyce and took a third place finish. At Worlds, Reciprocity won their pool convincingly and started bracket play off with a 4-0 victory over Str8 Rippin. The following round put them against TOX Gaming once again. Though able to take two games this time, they nonetheless fell 4-2. They responded strongly with a 4-0 win over Renegades. In the losers semifinals, Reciprocity had a heartbreaking loss in a game seven loss that featured Spartan's controller disconnecting at a crucial moment. Reciprocity went home in fourth place.

Trivia

  • Claims to be "at least 7 times better" than frequent teammate Rayne.
  • Penguin is considered to be one of the most adept Assault Rifle users in Halo 5.

Tournament Results

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