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Background Information
NameNicholas Laskaras
Country of Birth
United States
BirthdayFebruary 14, 1992 (age 29)
TeamElevatelogo std.pngElevate
Social Media & Links
Infobox Twitterlogo std.png
Team History
??? 2012 - ??? 2013
Mar 2017 - Present
Crowd Pleaserslogo std.pngCrowd Pleasers
??? 2013 - ??? 2013Logo std.pngDGR Scargang
??? 2013 - ??? 2013G4C Severancelogo std.pngSeverance
Apr 2016 - Jan 2017Enigma6 Grouplogo std.pngEnigma6 Group
Jan 2017 - Mar 2017Pnda Gaminglogo std.pngPnda Gaming

Nicholas "ShowTime" Laskaras is an American coach for Elevate. He has played for teams like Enigma6 Group, Ronin Esports, and Fyra Gaming in his career.


Nicholas Laskaras was born on February 14, 1992 and is from Dover, New Jersey. He was introduced to the Halo series during the Halo 2 era and introduced to the competitive side of things shortly after. He describes his play style as "the person on the team that does the dirty work or whatever needs to be done to win." He describes his coaching style as "calm communication and small talk for the team, but also a leader when the team needs direction or a play call." Like his teammates on Crowd Pleasers, he gets loud when his team gets hyped, as he and his teammates thrive off of intensity and momentum.

Early career[edit]

ShowTime began competing in Halo 2 at MLG Meadowlands 2007. He first made a name for himself four years later with high placements in the 2011 MLG Bic Flex FFA competitions.

Halo 4[edit]

ShowTime broke out in 4v4 when he met semi-professional player Cratos, who recruited him for a spot on DGR Crowd Pleasers alongside himself, LifeStyle and Shooter. The team took a top 12 finish at MLG Fall Championship 2012. The roster returned for AGL 5 Nashville, where they took a top 8 finish. For AGL 6 Pittsburgh, Cratos and ShowTime played alongside Nemassist and SickStory as DGR ScarGang, taking a 5th place finish. For UMG Chicago 2013, ShowTime played alongside Aptitude, Gabriel and PROVERB as G4C Severance, taking a top 8 finish. He retired after this event.

Halo 5: Guardians[edit]

At the request of Cratos, ShowTime came out of retirement with the release of Halo 5: Guardians and began his coaching career. He became a professional coach and team manager in the Summer 2016 season, coaching the Enigma6 Group roster of Cratos, Shooter, bubu dubu and Huke to a qualified spot in Pro League at his first event - the Summer Qualifier. The team finished 2nd in the regular season, notably being the only team to take a series off of Counter Logic Gaming. At the Season Finals, Enigma6 finished 2nd, unable to translate their online success against CLG into a live event victory.

Following the Summer Finals, E6 made changes, replacing Huke and bubu dubu with Suspector and StelluR. At 2050 Chattanooga, Enigma6, the only pro team in attendance, finished 1st. A controversial incident followed which resulted in the team being punished with fines and the eventual departure of StelluR and re-acquisition of Shooter. At HCS Orange County 2016, the first event of the Fall Season, E6 finished top 6. Their placing at HCS Las Vegas 2016 was a more disappointing top 8 finish. In the Pro League, E6 finished 7th, facing possible Relegation, but they were able to keep their pro seed with victories over 3sUP and Team Allegiance.

During the offseason, Cratos and ShowTime left E6 and formed a new roster alongside Naded, Str8 SicK and Nemassist. In a controversial series of events, the roster was able to keep its Pro Seed despite only maintaining one player and the manager from the Fall 2016 Enigma6 roster. They were acquired by the Pnda Gaming organization shortly after and attended UGC St. Louis 2017, where they placed in the top 12. After UGC, Pnda released Nemassist and acquired Danoxide, which lead to a much improved 4th place finish at ME Las Vegas 2017 and a spot at Halo World Championship 2017. After Vegas, the roster left the Pnda organization and announced that it would be competing as Crowd Pleasers. Shortly after this announcement, they announced a partnership with Money Matches and a team name change to TMMT Crowd Pleasers.


Team and Tournament History[edit]

Team Competition[edit]

Game End Date Event Place Team Prize Team Teammates (Coach)
Halo 4 logo.png July 21, 2013 AGL 8 Knoxville B313 - 16 - Logo std.pngGod Pleasers YoshiSheezyreFlex
Halo 4 logo.png June 23, 2013 UMG Chicago 2013 A77 - 8 - G4C Severancelogo std.pngSeverance AptitudeGabrielPROVERB
Halo 4 logo.png May 12, 2013 AGL 6 Pittsburgh A55 - Logo std.pngDGR Scargang CratosNemassistSickStory
Halo 4 logo.png April 14, 2013 AGL 5 Nashville A77 - 8 - Crowd Pleaserslogo std.pngCrowd Pleasers CratosLifeStyleShooter
Halo 4 logo.png November 4, 2012 MLG Fall Championship 2012 A99 - 12 - Logo std.pngDGR Crowd Pleasers CratosLifeStyleShooter


Game End Date Event Place Team Prize Team Players
Halo 5 logo.png February 18, 2018 MLG Orlando 2018 A55 - 6 $3,000 Fyra Gaminglogo std.pngFyra Gaming eL ToWnSuspectorSabinaterArtic
Halo 5 logo.png October 22, 2017 DreamHack Denver 2017 B313 - 16 $1,000 ERa Eternitylogo std.pngeRa Eternity CratosNeptuneStr8 SicKMusa
Halo 5 logo.png July 23, 2017 DreamHack Atlanta 2017 A55 - 6 $10,000 ERa Eternitylogo std.pngeRa Eternity CratosBabyJCommonlySabinater
Halo 5 logo.png May 14, 2017 UMG Daytona 2017 A77 - 8 $4,000 Ronin Esportslogo std.pngRonin Esports CratosStr8 SicKSpartanSuspector
Halo 5 logo.png March 26, 2017 Halo World Championship 2017 A77 - 8 $20,000 Crowd Pleaserslogo std.pngTMMT Crowd Pleasers CratosNadedStr8 SicKDanoxide
Halo 5 logo.png March 5, 2017 ME Las Vegas 2017 A33 $4,000 Pnda Gaminglogo std.pngPnda Gaming CratosNadedStr8 SicKDanoxide
Halo 5 logo.png January 22, 2017 UGC St. Louis 2017 A99 - 12 - Pnda Gaminglogo std.pngPnda Gaming CratosNadedStr8 SicKNemassist
Halo 5 logo.png December 10, 2016 ESL Burbank Fall 2016 A11 I1Q Enigma6 Grouplogo std.pngEnigma6 Group Cratosbubu dubuShooterSuspector
Halo 5 logo.png November 20, 2016 ME Las Vegas 2016 A77 - 8 - Enigma6 Grouplogo std.pngEnigma6 Group Cratosbubu dubuShooterSuspector
Halo 5 logo.png October 30, 2016 UGC St. Louis 2016 A22 $5,000 Enigma6 Grouplogo std.pngEnigma6 Group Cratosbubu dubuShooterSuspector
Halo 5 logo.png October 9, 2016 ESA Orange County 2016 A55 - 6 $500 Enigma6 Grouplogo std.pngEnigma6 Group Cratosbubu dubuShooterSuspector
Halo 5 logo.png September 4, 2016 2050 Chattanooga 2016 A11 $4,000 Enigma6 Grouplogo std.pngEnigma6 Group Cratosbubu dubuSuspectorStelluR
Halo 5 logo.png July 31, 2016 ESL Burbank Summer 2016 A22 $35,000 Enigma6 Grouplogo std.pngEnigma6 Group Cratosbubu dubuHukeShooter
Halo 5 logo.png May 8, 2016 ESL Burbank Qualifier 2016 - Group A A11 I1Q Enigma6 Grouplogo std.pngEnigma6 Group Cratosbubu dubuHukeShooter

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