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aPG
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Background Information
Name Bradley Laws
Country of Birth USA United States
Home State Florida
Birthday 1995
Competitive
Region North America
Team Str8 Rippin
Xbox One ID
Alternate IDs a Pure Gangster
Esportsearnings Profile
ESL [{{{esl}}} Profile]
Controller Setup {{{controller}}}
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Team History
2006-2008 Logo std2.png Various Teams
2009-2009 Logo std2.png High Society
2009-2009 Logo std2.png Under the Influence
2009-2009
2010-2010
Dynlogo std.png Dynasty
2010-2010
2011-2011
Nov 2014 - Jan 2015
BtHlogo std.png Believe the Hype
2011-2011 Impactlogo std.png Impact
2011-2011 Evillogo std.png Evil
2011-2011 Logo std2.png Infamous
2012-2012
2012-2012
Amblogo std.png Ambush
2012-2012 Logo std2.png Avengers
2013-2013 SQlogo std.png Status Quo
2013-2013 Logo std2.png G4C Misfits
2013-2013 Warlogo std.png Warriors
2013-2013 Clslogo std.png Classic
Jan 2015 - Jan 2015 OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming
Jan 2015 - Mar 2015 NBL Blogo std.png Noble Black
Mar 2015 - Aug 2015 DNLlogo std.png Denial eSports
Nov 2015 - Jan 2016 NVlogo std.png Team EnVyUs
Jan 2016 - June 2016 TLlogo std.png Team Liquid
June 2016 - Sep 2016 OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming
Sep 2016 - Nov 2016 Logo std2.png LOL
Nov 2016 - Present Str8logo std.png Str8 Rippin
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Bradley "aPG" Laws (short for "a Pure Gangster") is an American player for Str8 Rippin. He is well known for his time with a variety of teams, including Denial eSports, Believe The Hype, Infamous and OpTic Gaming.

Biography

Halo 2

aPG started his professional Halo career at MLG Chicago 2006 as a member of Split Decision with J1fu, Zerowolf and Chapter X, placing outside of the top 32. He would continue to place outside of the top 32 (outside of the top 15 at the New York Playoffs) for the remainder of 2006 and into 2007, with Split Decision, XBLMatchup.com, FkN, i SpY and I ain got No MuLAAAAA. His first top 32 placing came at MLG Orlando 2007, where he placed 31st as a member of Fuel Injected.

Halo 3

aPG attended only two events in 2008. His first, Orlando, was disappointing, garnering a top 112 finish on Game Hard. He then attended MLG Dallas with 4 Reasons to Choke, placing outside of the top 8.

aPG finally started seeing results in 2009 as a member of High Society with Aries, Destin and GregoR, placing 12th at MLG Meadowlands 2009. They swapped Destin and Gregor for Monster and Trip before Columbus where they finished 20th. aPG then left to join Under the Influence with Batmayne, TalenT and Twylight, getting 7th in Dallas. For the final two events of the year in Anaheim and Orlando he would rejoin Destin, now with Enable and Tizoxic on Dynasty, getting 4th and 7th respectively.

He and Destin started 2010 alongside Maniac and Demon D on Believe The Hype, finishing 5th in Orlando and 3rd in Columbus. He and Destin would then rejoin Tizoxic on Dynasty for Raleigh getting 7th place with teammate Clutch. Tizoxic was then swapped for Heinz and they finished 3rd in D.C. and 6th in Dallas.

Halo: Reach

For the 2011 season, aPG and Clutch rejoined Maniac on Believe the Hype with Cloud for MLG Dallas 2011, getting 3rd place. He attended Columbus as a member of Impact, alongside Amish Acorns, Adrenaline and Lethul, getting 11th. He then joined Evil for Anaheim with Crimsix, Lethul and Twin Savior, getting 10th. He and Lethul would then join Ryanoob and Blaze on Infamous for the rest of the year. They would get aPG his first tournament victory in Raleigh and be taken down in the finals of Orlando before the squad finished 11th in Providence.

For the MLG Winter Championship 2012 aPG joined Ambush with Cloud, Formal and Heinz, where they finished in 3rd place. He then attended AGL 1 Chicago as a member of Avengers, where they placed 3rd.

Halo 4

aPG was successful throughout Halo 4, placing 2nd at its first and only MLG event, the MLG Fall Championship 2012 as a member of Ambush. Ambush stuck together for AGL 3 Chicago, placing 1st. aPG then left Ambush and struggled to find a consistent team for Halo 4, initially joining Status Quo and placing 4th at AGL 5 Nashville. At AGL 6 Pittsburgh, he took 1st place as a member of G4C Misfits. He then spent two events as a member of Warriors, placing 4th at AGL 7 Knoxville and 3rd at UMG Chicago 2013. In his last Halo 4 event, he joined Classic and took a 5-6th placing at AGL 8 Knoxville.

Halo 2: Anniversary

aPG returned to the Halo scene in late 2014, competing in the ESL MCC Launch Invitational as a member of Believe the Hype. BtH took 1st place at the event. aPG started out the inaugural HCS season as a member of BtH, taking 5th place at Iron Games Columbus 2014. He remained on the team until UGC St. Louis 2015, where they placed 9th. He then left BtH to join OpTic Halo, but before the next event, he left OpTic, citing lack of practice as a primary reason, and joined Noble Black. Noble Black went into Gamers For Giving 2015 with high expectations, but only managed a 9-12th place finish. However, they managed to hold onto their 8th seed going into the season finals at PAX East 2015, where they would stage a strong Losers Bracket run to place 3rd.

On March 15, aPG left Noble Black to join Denial eSports with Mikwen, Chig and Heinz.[1] The new squad did well at Iron Games Atlanta 2015, where they placed 2nd, managing to take a series from Evil Geniuses in the Grand Finals. At HCS Indianapolis, aPG and Denial took part in another intense series with Evil Geniuses, this time narrowly losing and being sent to the losers' finals, where they were defeated by Counter Logic Gaming to end their tournament with a 3rd place finish. At the HCS Season 2 Finals, aPG and Denial again came up short, finishing 3rd to close out the season.

Halo 5: Guardians

On August 12, Denial announced the disbandment of their Halo roster, making aPG a free agent. Over the following months, aPG heavily hinted towards forming a team with Heinz, iGotUrPistola and an unknown fourth. With this team still unannounced, aPG formed a temporary team, Daytona, with Aries, iTz So Frosty and Rabid, for Iron Games Daytona 2015. They finished 1st at the first ever open Halo 5 event. On November 10, aPG finally announced that he was joining Team EnVyUs alongside Heinz, Mikwen and iGotUrPistola.[2] After three online cups with EnVyUs, aPG and Heinz left the team to join Team Liquid alongside UnLegit and Ace. Liquid qualified for the NA Regional Finals as the 4th seed. Their first tournament was the X Games Aspen 2016 invitational, where they finished 5th - 8th. At NA Regionals, Liquid finished top 8, qualifying for Halo World Championship 2016. At Worlds, Liquid started off strong, winning their pool and securing a spot in the Championship Bracket. In the bracket, they were upset in the first round by Denial eSports, putting an end to their night with a top 8 finish.

After Worlds, Liquid made some roster changes, replacing Ace and Heinz with StelluR and Spartan. At the HCS Pro League Summer Qualifier 2016, Team Liquid failed to qualify for the HCS Pro League. On May 13th it was announced that due to circumstances beyond his control, aPG had chosen to temporarily forfeit his spot on the roster. On June 13th, after being their substitute for two weeks, aPG officially joined OpTic Gaming, replacing Naded on the roster. The season did not go well for OpTic, with a final record of 2-12 and an 8th place finish. They managed to keep their spot in the Pro League by finishing 2nd in the Relegation tournament.

On September 14th, it was revealed in an episode of Vision that OpTic was releasing its Halo roster and picking up the former Counter Logic Gaming roster. MaNiaC announced his retirement from competitive Halo in the video as well. The team began competing under the name LOL, playing with MaNiaC in their first match despite his retirement, and a variety of substitutes, notably including Renegade for a week, afterwards. After a poor start to the season, LOL were still left without a consistent fourth. They eventually settled on Eco, reuniting the HaloWC Team Liquid roster. The roster had a dramatic turnaround, winning the majority of its matches, and eventually picked up an organization in the form of the revitalized Str8 Rippin. Under Str8, the team ultimately completed its comeback, finishing with a 7-7 record good enough for 4th place. At HCS Las Vegas 2016, Str8 took 4th place, with victories over the likes of Evil Geniuses and European champions FAB Games eSports, and back-to-back losses to Team Allegiance. At the Season Finals, Str8 were unable to defeat Team EnVyUs or Team Liquid, resulting in a 4th place finish.

During the offseason, Eco left Str8 Rippin. He was eventually replaced by Renegade. At the first event of HaloWC 2017 season - UGC St. Louis 2017 - Str8 showed that they were still a top team, dominating lower-seeded teams and nearly defeating Team EnVyUs in the WB Semifinals. In Losers, they took out Inconceivable in a very close match before a loss to Team Liquid sent them home in 4th place. At ME Las Vegas 2017, Str8 defeated Luminosity Gaming in an intense 7-game series to qualify for Worlds. They ultimately finished top 6 after a 4-2 loss to Pnda Gaming. At Worlds, Str8 were placed in a group with FAB Games eSports and SoaR Gaming. They finished 1st in their pool after victories over both teams and met TMMT Crowd Pleasers in the first round. This time, they beat them 4-3, only to run into Team Liquid and get swept out of the Winners Bracket. In Losers, Str8 were placed against Splyce, who they defeated in a monumentally close 4-3 series. They were then swept by Team EnVyUs and sent home in 4th place.

After Worlds, Str8 made a team change, replacing the departing Renegade with Danoxide. At UMG Daytona, Str8 finished 3rd in its pool. They started off well in the main bracket with a 3-0 win over Believe the Hype, but were upset by Oxygen Supremacy in the following round. After wins over eRa Eternity and Ronin Esports in Losers, Str8 were swept by Team Liquid and bowed out with a top 6 finish.

Trivia

  • He has won at least one event as a part of four different teams: Infamous, Ambush, G4C Misfits and Believe the Hype.
  • Prior to the HCS Pro League Summer Qualifier 2016, aPG had never spent more than three consecutive events on the same team.

Team and Tournament History

Team Competition

Game End Date Event Place Team Prize Team Teammates (Coach)
Halo 5 logo.png May 14, 2017 UMG Daytona 2017 A55 - 6th $5,000 Str8logo std.png Str8 Rippin AcEHeinzDanoxideTsquared
Halo 5 logo.png March 26, 2017 Halo World Championship 2017 A44th $50,000 Str8logo std.png Str8 Rippin AcEHeinzRenegadeClutch
Halo 5 logo.png March 5, 2017 ME Las Vegas 2017 A55 - 6th $3,000 Str8logo std.png Str8 Rippin AcEHeinzRenegadeClutch
Halo 5 logo.png January 22, 2017 UGC St. Louis 2017 A44th $4,000 Str8logo std.png Str8 Rippin AcEHeinzRenegadeHoaxer
Halo 5 logo.png December 11, 2016 HCS Pro League - Fall 2016 Finals A44th $15,000 Str8logo std.png Str8 Rippin AcEHeinzEcoHoaxer
Halo 5 logo.png November 20, 2016 HCS Las Vegas 2016 A44th $3,000 Str8logo std.png Str8 Rippin AcEHeinzEcoHoaxer
Halo 5 logo.png November 10, 2016 HCS Pro League - Fall 2016 Season A44th $10,000 Str8logo std.png Str8 Rippin AcEHeinzEco
Halo 5 logo.png July 30, 2016 HCS Pro League - Summer 2016 Relegation A22nd I1Q OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming MaNiaCAceStr8 SicKFlamesworD
Halo 5 logo.png July 15, 2016 HCS Pro League - Summer 2016 Season A88th $6,000 OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming MaNiaCAceStr8 SicK
Halo 5 logo.png May 8, 2016 HCS Pro League Summer Qualifier 2016 - Group B A33rd - TLlogo std.png Team Liquid StelluRSpartanEcoAssault
Halo 5 logo.png March 20, 2016 Halo World Championship 2016 A55 - 8th $75,000 TLlogo std.png Team Liquid AceHeinzEcoElamite
Halo 5 logo.png February 21, 2016 HWC NA Regional Finals 2016 A55 - 8th $2,500 TLlogo std.png Team Liquid AceHeinzEcoElamite
Halo 5 logo.png January 29, 2016 X Games Aspen 2016 A55 - 8th - TLlogo std.png Team Liquid AceHeinzEcoTiberiusAudley
Halo 5 logo.png November 2, 2015 Iron Games Daytona 2015 A11st $6,000 Logo std2.png Daytona AriesiTz So FrostyRabid
Halo 2a logo.png July 26, 2015 HCS Season 2 Finals A33rd $15,000 DNLlogo std.png Denial eSports ChigHeinzMikwenSpikemouth
Halo 2a logo.png July 11, 2015 PGL Challenger Series $10,000 Playoffs 2 A55 - 8th - DNLlogo std.png Denial eSports ChigHeinzMikwen
Halo 2a logo.png June 28, 2015 PGL Indianapolis 2015 A33rd $6,000 DNLlogo std.png Denial eSports ChigHeinzMikwenSpikemouth
Halo 2a logo.png April 19, 2015 Iron Games Atlanta 2015 A22nd $6,000 DNLlogo std.png Denial eSports ChigHeinzMikwenSpikemouth
Halo 2a logo.png April 11, 2015 PGL Challenger Series $10,000 Playoffs A22nd $4,000 DNLlogo std.png Denial eSports ChigHeinzMikwen
Halo 2a logo.png March 8, 2015 HCS Season 1 Finals A33rd $10,000 NBL Blogo std.png Noble Black ArkanumAriesManiacYosH
Halo 2a logo.png February 22, 2015 Gamers For Giving 2015 A99 - 12th - NBL Blogo std.png Noble Black ArkanumAriesManiacYosH
Halo 2a logo.png January 4, 2015 UGC St. Louis 2015 A99 - 12th $200 BtHlogo std.png Believe the Hype ManiacClutchLegit
Halo 2a logo.png December 14, 2014 Iron Games Columbus 2014 A55th - BtHlogo std.png Believe the Hype ManiacLegitLethul
Halo 2a logo.png November 9, 2014 ESL MCC Launch Invitational A11st $20,000 BtHlogo std.png Believe the Hype ManiacFormalLethulMr. X
Halo 4 logo.png July 21, 2013 AGL 8 Knoxville A55 - 6th - Clslogo std.png Pulse Classic ChigMikwenRoy
Halo 4 logo.png June 23, 2013 UMG Chicago 2013 A33rd $1,000 Warlogo std.png Warriors GoofyLegitNinja
Halo 4 logo.png June 9, 2013 AGL 7 Knoxville A44th - Warlogo std.png Warriors GoofyLegitNinja
Halo 4 logo.png May 12, 2013 AGL 6 Pittsburgh A11st $3,000 Logo std2.png G4C Misfits NinjaPROVERBSnipedown
Halo 4 logo.png April 14, 2013 AGL 5 Nashville A44th $600 SQlogo std.png Status Quo FlameswordEnableSnakeBite
Halo 4 logo.png January 27, 2013 AGL 3 Chicago A11st $5,000 Amblogo std.png Pulse Ambush FormalHeinzSnipedown
Halo 4 logo.png November 4, 2012 MLG Fall Championship 2012 A22nd $10,000 Amblogo std.png Ambush FormalHeinzSnipedown
Halo reach logo.png August 5, 2012 AGL 1 Chicago A33rd  ? Logo std2.png Avengers ClutchFormalLethul
Halo reach logo.png March 25, 2012 MLG Winter Championship 2012 A33rd $8,000 Amblogo std.png Ambush CloudFormalHeinz
Halo reach logo.png November 20, 2011 MLG Providence Championships 2011 B111th - Logo std2.png THO Infamous RyanoobBlazeLethul
Halo reach logo.png October 16, 2011 MLG Orlando 2011 A22nd $12,000 Logo std2.png THO Infamous RyanoobBlazeLethul
Halo reach logo.png August 28, 2011 MLG Raleigh 2011 A11st $20,000 Logo std2.png THO Infamous RyanoobBlazeLethul
Halo reach logo.png July 31, 2011 MLG Anaheim 2011 B010th - Evillogo std.png THO Evil CrimsixLethulTwin SavioR
Halo reach logo.png June 5, 2011 MLG Columbus 2011 B111th - Impactlogo std.png THO Impact AdrenalineAmish AcornsLethul
Halo reach logo.png April 3, 2011 MLG Dallas 2011 A33rd $8,000 BtHlogo std.png Believe the Hype CloudClutchManiac
Halo 3 logo.png November 7, 2010 MLG Dallas Championships 2010 A66th $14,000 Dynlogo std.png UoR Dynasty ClutchDestinHeinz
Halo 3 logo.png October 17, 2010 MLG Washington D.C. 2010 A33rd $8,000 Dynlogo std.png UoR Dynasty ClutchDestinHeinz
Halo 3 logo.png August 29, 2010 MLG Raleigh 2010 A77th $2,000 Dynlogo std.png UoR Dynasty ClutchDestinTizoxic
Halo 3 logo.png June 6, 2010 MLG Columbus 2010 A33rd $8,000 BtHlogo std.png Believe the Hype DEMON DDestinManiac
Halo 3 logo.png April 18, 2010 MLG Orlando 2010 A55th $4,000 BtHlogo std.png Believe the Hype DEMON DDestinManiac
Halo 3 logo.png January 10, 2010 MLG Orlando Championships 2009 A77th $10,000 Dynlogo std.png Dynasty DestinEnableTizoxic
Halo 3 logo.png November 8, 2009 MLG Anaheim 2009 A44th $5,600 Dynlogo std.png pT Dynasty DestinEnableTizoxic
Halo 3 logo.png August 30, 2009 MLG Dallas 2009 A77th $2,000 Logo std2.png Under the Influence BatMayneTalenTTwylight
Halo 3 logo.png June 7, 2009 MLG Columbus 2009 C020th - Logo std2.png High Society AriesMonsterTrip
Halo 3 logo.png April 5, 2009 MLG Meadowlands 2009 B212th - Logo std2.png High Society AriesDestinGregor
Halo 3 logo.png October 5, 2008 MLG Dallas 2008 A8< 8th - Logo std2.png 4 Reasons to Choke ElevateTaxonTozzick
Halo 3 logo.png July 13, 2008 MLG Orlando 2008 Top 112 Logo std2.png Game Hard BLUEFIR3FugoHeirarch
Halo 3 logo.png April 13, 2008 MLG Meadowlands 2008 D2< 32nd - Logo std2.png Vengeance TussOzzyGhost Attack
Halo 2 logo.png September 23, 2007 MLG Orlando 2007 D131st - Logo std2.png Fuel Injected ABibleSalesmanKrazy9096WoRRaLL
Halo 2 logo.png August 19, 2007 MLG Chicago 2007 D2< 32nd - Logo std2.png I ain got No MuLAAAAA BlackHitmanPrawbillxSp4cExP3nGuiNx
Halo 2 logo.png July 22, 2007 MLG Dallas 2007 D2< 32nd - Logo std2.png i SpY iF34riRatifySwiftKill
Halo 2 logo.png June 10, 2007 MLG Meadowlands 2007 D2< 32nd - Logo std2.png FkN AlcoKillZoneSkills
Halo 2 logo.png October 15, 2006 MLG New York Playoffs 2006 B5< 15th - Logo std2.png XBLMatchup.com AlexHeirarchZeroWolf
Halo 2 logo.png August 27, 2006 MLG Orlando 2006 D2< 32nd - Logo std2.png SpLiT Decision J1fuXt3rNaLZeroWolf
Halo 2 logo.png December 18, 2006 MLG Chicago 2006 D2< 32nd - Logo std2.png SpLiT Decision CHAPTER XJ1fuZeroWolf

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References

  1. https://twitter.com/DenialEsports/status/577280446599454721
  2. https://twitter.com/aPG_nV/status/664213888355954688


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