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Splyce is a North American esports organization.
Halo 5: Guardians
On February 14, Splyce made its entry into the Halo scene, acquiring the Inconceivable roster of Jesse "bubu dubu" Moeller, Ryan "Shooter" Sondhi, Michael "Falcated" Garcia and Anthony "Shotzzy" Cuevas-Castro, alongside coach Phillip "Coach PhiL" Jones. Going into ME Las Vegas 2017, Splyce were favorites to place at least top 6 and earn a spot at Halo World Championship 2017. Despite not holding a pro seed, Splyce were awarded the 8th seed in the Championship Bracket and allowed to bypass the Open Bracket as a result of their performance in the online qualifiers. Splyce made a statement in its opening match, 3-0ing Team Allegiance, but in the following round, they took a humbling 4-0 loss from OpTic Gaming. In their first Losers Bracket match, Splyce defeated Evil Geniuses 4-1 to clinch top 8, but were unable to defeat the 5th seeded Luminosity Gaming in the following round, taking a 4-1 loss and missing out on Worlds qualification. As if to rub salt in the wound, Pnda Gaming, whose roster had essentially stolen a pro seed from Splyce, were able to qualify for Worlds after beating the 9th seeded Allegiance. The following week, Splyce had its final chance to qualify in the Last Chance Qualifier. Despite being the community and analyst favorites, things looked grim to start, as they were ousted from the Winners Bracket early by Team CryptiK. They were then taken to the limit by the 9th seeded Second Nature, barely taking a game 7 victory. After this brush with elimination, Splyce entered another gear, taking out 3sUP 4-1 followed by a 4-2 victory over Team Allegiance. In the Losers Finals, Splyce narrowly defeated Evil Geniuses 4-3, earning a rematch with Team CryptiK in the Grand Finals. Splyce were able to win two straight best-of-7s (4-1 and 4-2) to overcome the odds and qualify for Worlds. At Worlds, Splyce were placed in a pool with Team EnVyUs and Team Immunity. Splyce pulled off an early upset when they defeated Team EnVyUs 3-1 in the opening match of the night and went on to win the pool. In the bracket, Splyce were taken out early in a 4-3 loss to Luminosity Gaming. They then swept SoaR Gaming and defeated FAB Games eSports 4-1 before losing a close 4-3 match to Str8 Rippin and going home with a top 6 finish.
Following Worlds, Splyce made a roster change, releasing Falcated and replacing him with Str8 Rippin star Jonathan "Renegade" Willette. With Renegade on board, Splyce won the Daytona Placement Cup, earning a spot in the Group Stage of the event. In Daytona, Splyce finished 2nd in its pool, notably trading wins with Team Liquid. They narrowly avoided an upset in a 3-2 victory over Lethal Gaming in Winners Round 1 before being knocked out by Team Liquid (in their third match of the tournament) in the second round. After eliminating Wise Gaming, Luminosity Gaming and Oxygen Supremacy, Splyce met Liquid once again in the Losers Semifinals and lost a grueling 4-3 series to take 4th place. The following week, Splyce successfully qualified for the Summer Pro League with a 1st place finish in the Last Chance Qualifier. Splyce had an impressive showing in the Pro League, earning sweep victories over Team Liquid, Str8 Rippin, Luminosity Gaming and Ronin Esports, and losing only to OpTic Gaming, resulting in a second place finish. At the DreamHack Atlanta Finals, Splyce won their first matches in quick fashion before a narrow victory over Team Liquid sent them to the Winners Finals against OpTic Gaming. Here, Splyce did the unthinkable, handing the OpTic roster its most lopsided ever loss with a score of 4-1. OpTic returned from the Elimination Bracket for a rematch, but Splyce stood their ground, taking the second series 4-2 and putting a cap to their Cinderella story. Winning their first events here were Renegade, Shotzzy and bubu dubu. Shooter had previously won RTX 2014.
Returning unchanged for the Fall Season, Splyce had a more rocky run, dropping series to the top three teams - OpTic Gaming, Team EnVyUs and Team Liquid, and finishing fourth overall. Splyce had a similarly strong start at the DreamHack Denver Finals, sweeping their early opponents and taking out the formidable Team EnVyUs in four games. They met up with OpTic Gaming once again in the Winners Finals. This time around, OpTic stood tall with a 4-2 victory. In the Elimination Finals, Splyce were unexpectedly dominated by a hot Team Liquid roster, who took them out with a 4-0 victory and sent the defending champions home in third.
The heavy loss to Liquid was the catalyst for major change to Splyce's roster. On November 13, Splyce announced the release of bubu dubu and Shooter, and the acquisition of Liquid members Braedon "StelluR" Boettcher and Kevin "Eco" Smith. This came just three days after Coach PhiL announced his retirement on social media. Replacing Phil with Jon "Skeptical" Dadi, Splyce took Halo World Championship 2018 season by storm, earning the first seed at MLG Orlando. In Orlando, Splyce were near perfect to start, dropping only one game prior to the Winners Semifinals. After beating Team EnVyUs 4-1, Splyce moved onto the finals against OpTic Gaming, who they handily defeated 4-2 to capture the second title for Splyce. Winning Orlando opened the floodgates for Splyce, who went on to win the last four cups of the season going into MLG Columbus. In Columbus, Splyce finished second in their pool after StelluR was unable to play in their match against Renegades for medical reasons. The following day, Splyce lost to Tox (formerly OpTic) in the winners semifinals, but turned up a gear on Sunday, taking out Team EnVyUs and Team Reciprocity before sweeping Tox in series one of the finals and defeating them 4-1 in the second series to take first place. At Worlds, the #1 seeded Splyce swept their pool before taking out Team Infused 4-1 in the first round of bracket play. After defeating Team EnVyUs 4-2, Splyce faced TOX Gaming and defeated them 4-1 to secure a spot in the finals. In the finals, they met TOX Gaming again and swept them to claim their first World Championship.
|Eco||Kevin Smith||Player||TOX Gaming||2017-11-13||2018-12-14|
|Shooter||Ryan Sondhi||Player||Tilted Towers||2017-02-14||2017-11-13|
|bubu dubu||Jesse Moeller||Player||Ambush||2017-02-14||2017-11-13|
|Falcated||Michael Garcia||Player||Evil Geniuses||2017-02-14||2017-05-08|
|Novo||Kyle McKitrick||General Manager|
|jae||Jaesun Won||NA Player Management & Partner Relations|
|JD_2020||Josh Olin||Marketing Director|
|Coach PhiL||Phillip Jones||Player||Retired|