Respectful

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Respectful
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Background Information
NameBrandon Stones
Country of BirthUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
BirthdayAugust 14, 1995 (age 23)
Residency
EU
 Europe
Competitive
RolePlayer
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Team History
??? 2013 - ??? 2013
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Logo std.pngCrispy Crew
Aug 2013 - Dec 2013
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Logo std.pngReign eSports
Nov 2014 - Dec 2014
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Team infusedlogo std.pngTeam infused
Feb 2015 - Feb 2015
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TCM-Gaminglogo std.pngTCM-Gaming
Dec 2015 - Feb 2016
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Team Dignitaslogo std.pngTeam Dignitas
May 2016 - Jul 2016
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U4X eSportslogo std.pngU4X eSports
Jul 2016 - May 2017
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FAB Games eSportslogo std.pngFAB Games eSports
May 2017 - Jun 2017
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Vexedlogo std.pngVexed
Jun 2017 - ??? 2018
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Team infusedlogo std.pngTeam infused
??? 2018 - ??? 2018
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ApeX Str8 Rippinlogo std.pngStr8 Rippin
Brandon "Respectful" Stones was previously a player for Str8 Rippin. One of the most dominant Halo 5: Guardians players in Europe, Respectful notably shares the record for highest European placing at a North American event with his DreamHack Denver 2017 teammates Jimbo, Kimbo, and Mose. Respectful has also played for teams like FAB Games eSports, Team Dignitas, and TCM-Gaming.

Biography

Halo 4

Respectful's first high placing at a major event came at Multiplay Insomnia 49, where he played as a member of Reign Deception alongside WarLord, Mose and Adversary. They took 6th place. Respectful then attended Multiplay Insomnia 50 as a member of Reign eSports alongside Snipedrone, Xavi and CreepeazY where he finished 3rd.

Halo 2: Anniversary

Respectful rose to prominence during Halo 2: Anniversary, when he joined Team Infused alongside BUK 20, Reaction and Vard. The team took 3rd place at Insomnia 53 and 4th at the Gfinity Halo 2: Anniversary LAN Championship. He later joined TCM Gaming alongside TuFoxy, Fuzion and Riotz for the EGL Battle of Europe 2015 event, hoping to be the team to qualify for HCS Season 1 Finals. They placed 2nd.

Halo 5: Guardians

Respectful made waves when he and Fuzion joined Team Vibe alongside SeptiQ and Mose. After qualifying for the HWC UK Finals, Vibe were picked up by Team Dignitas. With a 2nd place finish at the event, Dignitas qualified for the EMEA Regional Finals. At Regionals, the heavily favored Dignitas were unexpectedly ousted in the Group Stage, missing out on Halo World Championship 2016.

After Worlds, Respectful and Mose set their sights towards qualifying for the Summer 2016 season of the EU HCS Pro League. They formed an Online Warriors roster alongside Snakey and Kimbo. The team successfully qualified for Pro League in the Summer Qualifier, finishing 2nd. Shortly afterward, they were picked up by esports organization U4X eSports. U4X went undefeated over the course of the season, finishing 10-0. During the season, they replaced Snakey with TuFoxy. Prior to the Season Finals, the U4X roster was acquired by FAB Games eSports. At the Finals, FAB continued its winning streak, taking 1st place.

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, and 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. Two weeks later, FAB was in America competing at ME Las Vegas. With wins over 6S Gaming and Pnda Gaming, FAB proved they could hang in America as they took a top 8 finish at the event.

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.

Following Worlds season, Jimbo left FAB while TuFoxy began a competitive hiatus, leaving the dominant FAB roster crippled. In their place, Respectful and Mose brought in Lunny and Riotz. With FAB no longer supporting the team, the new roster began competing in the Summer 2017 Pro League as The Lads. The roster was quickly scooped up by Vexed Gaming. Despite a strong 2-0 start to the season, Respectful left Vexed to return to Team Infused, now playing alongside Kimbo, Snakey and Jimbo. With Respectful on board, Infused finished first in the season with a nearly perfect record, dropping only one map with the new roster over three matches and qualifying for a spot in the Championship Bracket at DreamHack Atlanta. In Atlanta, Infused were able to beat European rivals Vexed Gaming, but could not put a dent in the two American squads they faced - Splyce and Evil Geniuses, falling 3-0 to both teams and finishing in the top twelve.

With the offseason came a major roster change for Infused. Gone were Quad and Snakey, replaced by Jimbo and Mose, 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.

After a strong beginning to the Halo World Championship 2018 season, 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.

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Recent Tournament Results (View All)
GameDatePlacePrizeEventTeam
Halo 3 logo.png2019-01-130030003UGClogo small.png UGC Halo Classic 2019 FFALogo std.pngRESP
Halo 5 logo.png2018-02-250030003$ 750HWC18logo small.png Halo World Championship 2018 Europe Regional Finals FFALogo std.pngRESP
Halo 5 logo.png2016-02-070090129 - 12HWC16logo small.png Halo World Championship 2016 EMEA Regional FinalsTeam Dignitaslogo std.pngDIG
Halo 5 logo.png2016-01-170020002£ 3,000HWC16logo small.png Halo World Championship 2016 London QualifierTeam Dignitaslogo std.pngDIG
Halo 2a logo.png2014-11-300040004£ 250Gfinitylogo small.png Gfinity London 2014Team infusedlogo std.pnginfs

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