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Takedown
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Background Information
NameChandler Walrath
Country of Birth
United States
BirthdayNovember 30, 1999 (age 21)
Competitive
TeamCutting Edge eSportslogo std.pngCutting Edge
Social Media & Links
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Team History
Aug 2016 - Sep 2016Logo std.pngElemental GoonZ
Jan 2017 - Jan 2017Logo std.pngSilent Grind
Feb 2018 - Mar 2017Premiumlogo std.pngPremium
Jul 2018 - Jul 2018Logo std.pngLucent eSports
Dec 2018 - May 2020Logo std.pngSilent Grind
May 2020 - Jul 2020Velocity eSportslogo std.pngVelocity eSports
Jul 2020 - PresentCutting Edge eSportslogo std.pngCutting Edge


Chandler "Takedown" Walrath is an American player for Cutting Edge Esports known for his time on Velocity eSports and Silent Grind.

Biography[edit]

Halo 5: Guardians[edit]

Austin[edit]

Takedown broke out into competitive Halo on competing in the RTX 2016 FFA on July 3rd. The grand finals consisted of Rammyy at 91 Kills, and an unbelievable 3 way tie in points for 2nd between Jared at 88 Kills, MuNoZ at 84 Kills, and Takedown at 82 Kills follow by Mist Ninjutsu and Leo.

Chattanooga[edit]

Takedown attended his first 4v4 event on Elemental GoonZ consisting of himself, Just Improve, McBob101, and Phayzd. All of his teammates had been playing the game no more than 2-3 months since the game had been out a year or so. They looked to impress players and spectators alike at 2050 Chattanooga. They played against the likes of Pnda Gaming and Hype & Positivity for top 16 but came up short in an insanely close game 5 series. They'd go home with a 17th-24th placing respectively.

Las Vegas[edit]

Takedown made his way to the ME Las Vegas 2017 qualifier alongside his duo Sleepoligy and attending their first event with rising AMs Simba and Padawin. Premium made a lot of noise at the event knocking out 4 teams including Takedown's former team Elemental GoonZ 3-0. In an intense game 5 Takedown and his team were narrowly short of upsetting Starboys led by Dynamics. They went on to outplace Starboys. Takedown would then be subjected to the likes of Here 4 Fun, a semi pro roster consisting of King Nick, Claim, FlamesworD and Hunter Jjx. Every game was close, but unfortunately Here 4 Fun would come out on top 3-1, ending Premium's run at 21st-24th for the event. Takedown made it to the quarter finals for the FFA.

New Orleans[edit]

Takedown attended his next event repicking up his successful duo EL HALO ELITE as well as Queso and Painfulness. After breezing through round 1, Takedown got his rematch 2 years after the haunting 2 kill game 5 versus the team that stole top 16 at Chattanooga. Lucent eSports would demolish 3-0 moving onto GB ladder team Zero Chill Gaming led by FFA champion GoldStarBR and his duo GuitarHeroDude. Lucent managed to upset sweep the series 3-0. Their next round would resulted in a loss versus Ryders led by Dallay in a close series. After a hard fought battle Lucent would be knocked out by EdaxPro consisting of top 12 players such as ROB THE TURTLE, Brainstorm, Manny, and Daffs. Lucent would finish top 28 but Takedown would preform much better individually in the free for all placing top 12 knocking out players such as ROB THE TURTLE, JR2, PiLEZ, DarkMatter, and beating 3rd place grand finalist/teammate Queso in the early rounds.

Halo 3[edit]

Austin[edit]

Takedown started off MCC Halo 3 by defeating Goofy and Galaxy in his hometown for the HCS Invitational 2019/FFA/Qualifier qualifying for the grand finals at HCS Invitational 2019/FFA where he defeated Stress and TiZoXiN finishing 6th for $125. It was also at this event where Team Reciprocity, among other pro players and teams vouched giving Takedown semi professional status as a player.

Dallas[edit]

Takedown continued teaming with Paradigm in winter series from February to March placing top 16 and eventually top 4 in UGC Winter Series 2019/Week 4. After Paradigm took a hiatus, Takedown began teaming with Avian and together placed top 16 and top 12 in various qualifiers. They would both competed in the DreamHack Dallas 2019/FFA facing off against each other. Takedown defeated Avian as well as Dragonite in tournament play finishing top 16. On feature stations, Takedown won $75 in bets alongside In Reality, Iconn Z, and JoeyClutch defeating players Wiley Coyote, Titan, and Avian.

Halo 2 Anniversary[edit]

For Halo 2 Anniversary, Takedown joined his first professional organization Velocity eSports and placed top 16 alongside ConspiracY, Nightfury, and Busta.

Halo 5: Guardians[edit]

Going back to Halo 5, Takedown joined his second professional organization representing Cutting Edge Esports. Takedown soon placed top 12 alongside Sleepoligy and Dream. After the first tourney, Takedown formed a brand new team alongside Magna Cerebrum, Her First Time, and Requiem 5E placing his first top 8 in a 64 team tourney. For the 4th tourney Her First Time was replaced by Dream and they once again placed top 8 upsetting Domey, Stillmatic, Floppie, and Mop2Clutch. The next week Savieer was replaced by Thin, and Cutting Edge saw the return of Requiem 5E once again finishing in the top 8. Two weeks later Takedown acquired Borgtype, Ceige, and Ms Audy upsetting Jimbo along with Takedown's former teammates ObnoxiuzZ and Dream for top 8.

Halo 3[edit]

Takedown began competing in the H3 MCC FACEIT MCC PC tourneys alongside C0NSTRUCTIVE and Spawn Of II placing top 16 in the 2nd and 3rd pro series.

Halo 5: Guardians[edit]

Takedown rejoined with duo Magna Cerebrum picking up Lgndofhalo3 and CapriSun defeating Velocity eSports for the 3rd consecutive time finishing top 16.

Halo 3[edit]

For the 4th H3 MCC FACEIT MCC PC tourney Takedown and C0NSTRUCTIVE and reacquired former top 12 teammate Avian as well as Adamant placing top 16 in the 4th pro series.

Halo 5: Guardians[edit]

Takedown rejoined with former teammates Dream and Ceige acquiring Glitchy for Halo 5 Pro Series/Season 1/North America/Week 4 qualifying top 8 for the pro series. The next day Takedown and Ceige reformed with Ms Audy and picked up Wasp. They would defeat coLeK and Stillmatic in the second round and Kaplz in the 3rd round. In the pro series, Requiem 5E substituted for Ceige and Cutting Edge Esports finished top 12 in Halo 5 Pro Series/Season 1/North America/Week 5. On Halloween weekend Sleepoligy and Wasp returned. They finished top 16 with Zandcr.

Halo 3[edit]

For the 45th H3 MCC FACEIT MCC PC tourney trio Takedown, Adamant, and Sorrow, and picked up FFA winner EmptyUglyMonk3y defeating Glocksmith, and Kadaddle top 16 in the 5th pro series.

Halo 5: Guardians[edit]

For the next tourney Takedown and Magna Cerebrum brought back Wasp and picked up Sepstars. They defeated Hyperotics for top 16, and reverse swept Thin for top 12, narrowly losing 2-1 to Nugget, Rorzch, and Zauron.

Halo 3[edit]

Takedown, Adamant, and Sorrow finished 9th-11th alongside Gongshow before Takedown announced his retirement from Halo 3 due to technical issues.

Halo 5: Guardians[edit]

The following week Takedown and Magna Cerebrum acquired Ravager and new LATAM player Nyrzel. They defeated Bunnies, and Ziikane for top 16, but narrowly lost 2-1 to Cloud, Nemassist, Rammyy, and DasTroyed. Game 3 CTF came down to an overtime final cap 3-2. In Halo 5 Pro Series/Season 2/North America/Week 3 Takedown formed a new team with Pi3derf, Derderf, and Apollo 9 defeating SneakyBran, coLeK, Floppie, and GNS Pro Shot 3-1 for top 16, and defeated Cloud, Aries, Nemassist, and Rammyy in game 5 for top 8 qualifying once again for pro series.

Trivia[edit]

  • Takedown has teamed with or competed alongside at events with veteran professionals Spartan, Commonly, Bound, NeptuneDanoxide, Blaze, DRUK, Shele, Envore, SuperCC, Taulek, Burton, Rammyy, Nebula, Stress, Junior, Kaiss, SneakyBran, BoamX, and WinntuR.
  • Takedown has defeated numerous pros in tournament play such as Goofy, SoulSnipe, Cloud, Aries, Rammyy, Nemassist, ROB THE TURTLE, Jimbo, Nebula, Stress, Kaiss, SneakyBran, and Domey.
  • Takedown has placed top 8 across HCS tourneys 11X and qualified twice for pro series.
  • Takedown has been vouched as a semi professional Halo player by professional and amateur players alike.
  • Takedown has won $600 competing in Halo.
  • Takedown has coached pro teams eRa Eternity, Crowd Pleasers, and GosuCrew.
  • Takedown is a 5X major FFA finalist.
  • Takedown is the current 5X Austin, TX Microsoft Store Champion winning over $245.
  • Takedown has placed Top 16 in tournament play across 3 different Halo titles and is one of the rare cross competitors in Halo eSports.
  • Takedown is known to get very passionate and loud at events.
  • Takedown wears recognizable authentic vintage U.T. Basketball warm-ups at least once every event.
  • Takedown was known for having one of the highest game played total hours in Halo 5: Guardians in the first year of release.

Team and Tournament History[edit]

Team Competition[edit]

Game End Date Event Place Team Prize Team
Halo 5 logo.png December 5, 2020 Halo 5 Pro Series/Season 2/North America/Week 4 A99 - 16 - Cutting Edge eSportslogo std.pngCutting Edge eSports Pi3derfDerderfAztarex
Halo 5 logo.png November 29, 2020 Esports Arena/$1000 4v4 Variant/2020-11-29 B313 - 16 - Cutting Edge eSportslogo std.pngCutting Edge eSports Magna CerebrumEL HALO ELITEExposurx
Halo 5 logo.png November 28, 2020 Halo 5 Pro Series/Season 2/North America/Week 3 A55 - 8 - Cutting Edge eSportslogo std.pngCutting Edge eSports Pi3derfDerderfApollo 9
Halo 5 logo.png November 15, 2020 Esports Arena/$1000 4v4 Variant/2020-11-15 B313 - 16 - Cutting Edge eSportslogo std.pngCutting Edge eSports Magna CerebrumRavagerNyrzel
Halo 3 logo.png November 13, 2020 FACEIT/MCC Pro Series H3 PC 6 A99 - 11 - Cutting Edge eSportslogo std.pngCutting Edge eSports AdamantGongshowSorrow
Halo 5 logo.png November 8, 2020 Esports Arena/$1000 4v4 Variant/2020-11-08 A99 - 12 - Cutting Edge eSportslogo std.pngCutting Edge eSports SepstarsMagna CerebrumWasp
Halo 3 logo.png November 6, 2020 FACEIT/MCC Pro Series H3 PC 5 A99 - 16 - Cutting Edge eSportslogo std.pngCutting Edge eSports EmptyUglyMonk3yAdamantSorrow
Halo 5 logo.png November 1, 2020 Esports Arena/$1000 4v4 Variant/2020-11-01 B313 - 16 - Cutting Edge eSportslogo std.pngCutting Edge eSports SleepoligyWaspZandcr
Halo 5 logo.png October 24, 2020 Halo 5 Pro Series/Season 1/North America/Week 5 A99 - 12 - Cutting Edge eSportslogo std.pngCutting Edge eSports GlitchyDreamRequiem 5E
Halo 5 logo.png October 18, 2020 Esports Arena/$1000 4v4 Variant/2020-10-18 A99 - 12 - Cutting Edge eSportslogo std.pngCutting Edge eSports CeigeWaspMs Audy
Halo 5 logo.png October 17, 2020 Halo 5 Pro Series/Season 1/North America/Week 4 A55 - 8 - Cutting Edge eSportslogo std.pngCutting Edge eSports GlitchyDreamCeige
Halo 3 logo.png October 16, 2020 FACEIT/MCC Pro Series H3 PC 4 A99 - 16 - Cutting Edge eSportslogo std.pngCutting Edge eSports C0NSTRUCTIVEAvianAdamant
Halo 5 logo.png October 11, 2020 Esports Arena/$1000 4v4 Variant/2020-10-11 B313 - 16 - Cutting Edge eSportslogo std.pngCutting Edge eSports Magna CerebrumLgndofhalo3CapriSun
Halo 3 logo.png October 9, 2020 FACEIT/MCC Pro Series H3 PC 3 A99 - 16 - Cutting Edge eSportslogo std.pngCutting Edge eSports C0NSTRUCTIVEFragnSpawn Of II
Halo 3 logo.png October 2, 2020 FACEIT/MCC Pro Series H3 PC 2 A99 - 16 - Cutting Edge eSportslogo std.pngCutting Edge eSports C0NSTRUCTIVEXLEKSpawn Of II
Halo 5 logo.png September 27, 2020 Esports Arena/$1000 4v4 Variant/2020-09-27 A77 - 8 - Cutting Edge eSportslogo std.pngCutting Edge eSports BorgtypeCeigeMs Audy
Halo 5 logo.png September 13, 2020 Esports Arena/$1000 4v4 Variant/2020-09-13 A77 - 8 - Cutting Edge eSportslogo std.pngCutting Edge eSports Magna CerebrumThinRequiem 5E
Halo 5 logo.png September 6, 2020 Esports Arena/$1000 4v4 Variant/2020-09-06 A77 - 8 - Cutting Edge eSportslogo std.pngCutting Edge eSports DreamMagna CerebrumSavieer
Halo 5 logo.png August 23, 2020 Esports Arena/$1000 4v4 Variant/2020-08-23 A77 - 8 - Cutting Edge eSportslogo std.pngCutting Edge eSports Magna CerebrumHer First TimeRequiem 5E
Halo 5 logo.png August 17, 2020 Esports Arena/$1000 4v4 Variant/2020-08-17 A99 - 11 - Cutting Edge eSportslogo std.pngCutting Edge eSports SleepoligyDreamFireboy
Halo 2a logo.png June 20, 2020 FACEIT/MCC Open Series 3 B7< 16 - Velocity eSportslogo std.pngVelocity eSports ConspiracYBustaNightfury
Halo 3 logo.png July 27, 2019 FACEIT Ignite: Halo_European Legendary/North America Qualifier A99 - 12 - Logo std.pngSilent Grind KarmeaAvianTouchy
Halo 3 logo.png July 20, 2019 FACEIT Ignite: Halo_European Open/North America Qualifier A55 - 14 - Logo std.pngSilent Grind GunfireMerkag3Renzo
Halo 3 logo.png April 6, 2019 DreamHack Dallas 2019/Qualifier 1 B7< 16 - Logo std.pngSilent Grind AvianUltraStinctKhanology
Halo 3 logo.png March 1, 2019 UGC Winter Series 2019/Week 4 A44 - Logo std.pngSilent Grind ParadigmGonnaAnion
Halo 3 logo.png February 23, 2019 UGC Winter Series 2019/Week 3 B7< 16 - Logo std.pngSilent Grind ParadigmTUSICKNeyland
Halo 3 logo.png February 17, 2019 UGC Winter Series 2019/Week 2 B7< 16 - Logo std.pngSilent Grind DaffyBobettaFettaMVP
Halo 3 logo.png January 4, 2019 UGC Halo Classic/Warm Up Tournament A33 - 4 - Logo std.pngSilent Grind Whiskers PurrsHer First TimeVan Helsing
Halo 3 logo.png December 15, 2018 UGC Halo Classic/Qualifier 2 B7< 16 - Logo std.pngSilent Grind DaffyMoocherDeaton
Halo 5 logo.png July 13, 2018 MLG New Orleans 2018 C525 - 28 - Logo std.pngLucent eSports EL HALO ELITEQuesoPainfulness
Halo 5 logo.png March 5, 2017 ME Las Vegas 2017 C121 - 24 - Premiumlogo std.pngPremium SleepoligySimbaPadawin
Halo 5 logo.png January 14, 2017 Halo World Championship 2017/North America/Seeding Cup B7< 16 - Logo std.pngSilent Grind EL HALO ELITETzzurRIndirect
Halo 5 logo.png September 4, 2016 2050 Chattanooga B717 - 24 - Logo std.pngElemental GoonZ Just ImproveMcBob101Phayzd

FFA Tournament History[edit]

Game Event Place Prize LAN/Online
Halo 3 logo.png DreamHack Dallas 2019/FFA B7> 16 - LAN
Halo 3 logo.png HCS Invitational 2019/FFA A66 $125 LAN
Halo 3 logo.png HCS Invitational 2019/FFA/Qualifier A11 - LAN
Halo 5 logo.png MLG New Orleans 2018/FFA B212 - LAN
Halo 5 logo.png ME Las Vegas 2017 C222 - LAN
Halo 5 logo.png RTX 2016/FFA A44 - LAN

External Content[edit]

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Vlogs[edit]

Other[edit]

Takedown (A Halo Semi Pro) :: Halo 5: Guardians Montage 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-UBGbDuoO4&t=149s Takedown (A Halo Semi Pro) :: Halo 3 Montage 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRYviaHxsRs

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