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Pnda Gaming is a North American eSports team.
Halo 5: Guardians
Pnda Gaming declared its entry into the Halo scene on March 10, 2016, announcing a roster of JR2, MudVayne, SickStory, and Buffet. This roster achieved no notable tournament placings. During the qualifying stages for the Summer 2016 HCS Pro League, JR2 and MudVayne unsuccessfully attempted to qualify for the league as members of Ambush. MudVayne was then replaced on the official Pnda roster by Psylince. With the acquisition of Psylince, Pnda attempted to qualify for the Pro League through the Last Chance Qualifier but could not manage the top 2 placing required to qualify.
Months later, Pnda formed a new roster for 2050 Chattanooga consisting of Mr Blakerz, ROB THE TURTLE, BotchyHawk, and FireBird. They finished in the top 6 at the event. After Chatt, Pnda replaced FireBird with Triton and began competing in the Fall 2016 Open Circuit. Within weeks, BotchyHawk was replaced by a returning Psylince, but the team was unable to establish itself as a top contender in the Open Circuit. The roster was eventually released.
Weeks later, Pnda acquired a new roster consisting of four veteran pros - Cloud, RyaNoob, Goofy, and Gabriel. They attended UGC St. Louis 2016, where they finished 4th, good enough to qualify for the Esports Minor League Fall 2016 Season. They then attended HCS Las Vegas 2016 with the intent of qualifying for Relegation. They finished 4th, falling short of their goal after a close loss to 6S Gaming.
Going into the ESML roster lock, Pnda made changes, releasing RyaNoob and Goofy and bringing in rising amateur players Brainstorm and Tapping Buttons. After going 0-2 in their first week, Pnda replaced Tapping Buttons with V t3ct9.
On January 16, 2017, Pnda released its roster and signed the recently formed pro-seeded roster of Cratos, Naded, Str8 SicK, and Nemassist. At their first event - UGC St. Louis 2017 - the Pnda roster came out flat with a first-round loss to SetToDestroyX. In Losers, they swept Primal, but were defeated in the following round by Luminosity Gaming, finishing in the top 12 and leaving the event as the only pro seeded team to not take a top 8 placing. After the mediocre placing, Pnda released Nemassist and replaced him with Danoxide. At ME Las Vegas 2017, things started off bleak for Pnda, as they took a humbling 4-0 loss from Team Liquid in their first chance to qualify for Halo World Championship 2017. In Losers, Pnda took out Wise Gaming 4-1 to earn another shot at Worlds against Team Allegiance, who they defeated 4-2 in a dramatic series to qualify. Their run continued on Sunday with a 4-2 victory over Str8 Rippin before it was finally ended in 4th place with a 4-1 loss to Team EnVyUs. The following week, the Pnda roster was released by the organization, with Cratos confirming that the team would be using the Crowd Pleasers name going forward.
- March 10, Buffet, JR2, MudVayne, and SickStory join.
- April (approx.), Psylince joins. MudVayne leaves.
- June (approx.), Buffet, JR2, Psylince, and SickStory leave.
- September (approx.), BotchyHawk, FireBird, Mr Blakerz, and ROB THE TURTLE join.
- September (approx.), Triton joins. FireBird leaves.
- September (approx.), Psylince joins. BotchyHawk leaves.
- September (approx.), Mr Blakerz, Psylince, ROB THE TURTLE, and Triton leave.
- October 20, Cloud, Gabriel, Goofy, and RyaNoob join.
- November 24, Brainstorm and Tapping Buttons join. Goofy and RyaNoob leave.
- December 5, v t3ct9 joins. Tapping Buttons leaves.
|Cratos||Carlos Ayala||Player||Jan 20172017-01-16||Mar 20172017-03-13||CP|
|Danoxide||Daniel Terlizzi||Player||Jan 20172017-01-28||Mar 20172017-03-13||CP|
|Naded||Brett Leonard||Player||Jan 20172017-01-16||Mar 20172017-03-13||CP|
|Str8 SicK||Cory Sloss||Player||Jan 20172017-01-16||Mar 20172017-03-13||CP|
|Nemassist||Kyle Kubina||Player||Jan 20172017-01-16||Jan 20172017-01-28||3sUP|
|Brainstorm||Tristan Gurudeo||Player||Nov 20162016-11-24||Jan 20172017-01-16||INCE|
|Cloud||Scott Holste||Player||Oct 20162016-10-20||Jan 20172017-01-16||Wise|
|Gabriel||Gabriel Funes-Soto||Player||Oct 20162016-10-20||Jan 20172017-01-16||DoZe|
|v t3ct9||Nicola Rios||Player||Dec 20162016-12-05||Jan 20172017-01-16||INCE|
|Tapping Buttons||Josbe Valadez||Player||Nov 20162016-11-24||Dec 20162016-12-05||SoaR|
|Goofy||Faisal Khan||Player||Oct 20162016-10-20||Nov 20162016-11-24||Rad|
|RyaNoob||Ryan Geddes||Player||Oct 20162016-10-20||Nov 20162016-11-24||MW|
|Mr Blakerz||Blake Kottke||Player||≈Sep 2016≈2016-09-??||≈Sep 2016≈2016-09-??||None|
|ROB THE TURTLE||Robert O'Connor||Player||≈Sep 2016≈2016-09-??||≈Sep 2016≈2016-09-??||Dyn|
|Triton||James Bolling||Player||≈Sep 2016≈2016-09-??||≈Sep 2016≈2016-09-??||INCE|
|BotchyHawk||Dominic Demilio||Player||≈Sep 2016≈2016-09-??||≈Sep 2016≈2016-09-??||ERG|