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TOX wins UGC Halo 3 Throwback tournament

Published: 14/Jan/2019 8:09 Updated: 14/Jan/2019 8:19

by Vincent Genova


With Halo 5 reaching the end of its life and Halo: Infinite still a ways out, the community has turned to an old favorite – Halo 3. It doesn’t matter which Halo is played, TOX is still one of the best around.

TOX outlasted Denial in an hours long Grand Final worthy of the “classic” billing.  The two teams met in the Winners Final, then again in the Grand Final that included a bracket reset for a total of 14 maps.


The HCS 2018 champs sent Denial to Losers with a quick 3-0 sweep, but Denial got revenge by taking the first best of seven Grand Final by a score of 4-1. With the bracket reset, TOX regained and finished Denial off with a 4-2 map count to win the tournament.

The result continues a magical run for Lethul and Snakebite, who have won 15 tournaments and made every Grand Final except one since the start of the Halo 5 season. Lethul’s run goes even further back, to Halo 2 Anniversary in late 2015.


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Halo 3 attracted a bunch of legends to pick up the sticks again, with Team Reciprocity reuniting the “RoyBox” twin brother duo. Lunchbox and Roy joined fellow legends Snip3down and Pistola on REC, who made a nice run through the lower bracket before they were eliminated by Denial in the Losers Finals.

FlameSworD  came out of retirement and joined Ace in bringing back Status Quo for the classic event, finishing a respectable top 6. 


Hey kids, games used to be sold in boxes.

UGC Halo Classic Final Standings

Place Team Name Winnings Roster
1 TOX Gaming $12,000 SnakeBite, LethuL, Eco, aPG
2 Denial Esports $6,000 Str8SicK, Commonly, Aries, Shele
3 Team REciprocity $4,200 Snip3down, Pistola, Lunchbox, Roy
4 Lux Gaming $3,600 Gilkey, Cloud, D3M0N D, bubu dubu
5-6 Status Quo $1,200 FlamesworD, Ace, Neighbor, Assault
5-6 GMS $1,200 Gabriel, Goofy, Fantasy,  Zurka
7-8 Elevate $600 Penguin, TriPPPeY, Saiyan, Neptune
7-8 Wrath $600 RyaNoob, eL Town, ScarVayne, Kaiyeul

Cloud9 return to competitive Halo with star championship roster

Published: 5/Oct/2020 20:13 Updated: 5/Oct/2020 20:37

by Albert Petrosyan


Cloud9 have announced that they are re-entering the Halo competitive scene with a new roster stacked with experienced, veteran talent that has won it all.

The prominent esports organization had been absent from competitive Halo since 2016, as their third tenure in the scene was ended after several players left for Team Liquid.


Now, C9 are back in the fold, announcing a new, veteran lineup that’ll lead them back into the esport as the series’ next major title – Halo Infinite – is set to release in early 2021.

Cloud9 Halo roster:

  • Braedon ‘StelluR’ Boettcher
  • Zane ‘Pznguin’ Hearon
  • Kevin ‘Eco’Smith
  • Jonathan ‘Renegade’ Willette
  • Emanuel ‘Hoaxer’ Lovejoy (coach)

All four players formerly featured for the North American-based team Turning Point, which disbanded after all four left in May/June of 2020. The only player who was part of that lineup that’s not been included in C9’s new roster is Swift Kill.

StelluR and Eco, formerly of Splyce and Team Liquid, bring valuable championship experience to the squad after winning the Halo World Championship in 2018 and finishing third the year prior.

Renegade was also part of that Splyce team that won it all in 2018, and he holds the distinction of being the only player ever to have championships in both 2v2 and 4v4 Free-For-All. Last but not least, there’s Pznguin, who rejoins StelluR and Eco after the trio achieved strong success with Team Liquid in 2017.

Kevin ‘Eco’ Smith said in a video released by Cloud9 that he’ll be acting as In-Game Leader.

The team will be coached by Hoaxer, who’s been around competitive Halo since 2011. His coaching accolades include a third-place finish at the HCS Finals in 2018 and fourth-place at the 2018 Halo World Championship.

Cloud9 have yet to reveal the details of their plans to ease back into the Halo scene, so it’s unclear when this new roster will make its debut. But with Infinite set to release in 2021, following a delay, it’ll be exciting to see this championship lineup flex its muscles sooner or later.

Written with contributions from Tanner Pierce.