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AcE
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Background Information
Name Aaron Elam
Country of Birth USA United States
Home State Kentucky
Birthday April 2, 1993
Competitive
Region North America
Team Team Liquid
Xbox One ID ACE is RlPPlN
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Team History
2006-2008 Logo std2.png Various Teams
2008-2008 Logo std2.png Breaking Point
2009-2011
2013-2013
SQlogo std.png Status Quo
2012-2012 Logo std2.png Shady Halo Kids
2012-2012 Dynlogo std.png Dynasty
2013-2013 BtHlogo std.png Believe the Hype
2014-2014 EXlogo std.png eXcellence Gaming
May 2014 - Aug 2015 OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming
Aug 2015 - Apr 2016
Jun 2017 - Present
TLlogo std.png Team Liquid
Apr 2016 - Sep 2016 OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming
Sep 2016 - Nov 2016 Logo std2.png LOL
Nov 2016 - Jun 2017 Str8logo std.png Str8 Rippin
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Aaron "AcE" Elam is an American player for Team Liquid. He is well known for his time on teams such as Status Quo, OpTic Gaming and Str8 Rippin and for being the Halo 4 Global Champion.

Biography

Aaron Elam was born on April 2, 1993. He is the younger brother of Kyle "ElamiteWarrior" Elam. The Elam brothers are from Florence, Kentucky.

Halo 2

Aaron "AcE" Elam started his professional Halo career as a member of Team Boy Crazy attending MLG New York 2006 and finishing top 15 with Ogre 3, Spye and iHosh.

For MLG Charlotte 2007 he joined FSK with Dasteez, Hi Value and Killzone placing top 48. He would repeat the placing in Meadowlands, now as a member of Haxz Taco Stand with Haxz, Helluva and Swordey. He and Haxz would then join Gandonator and Ray ebz on Team Seize the Day, again placing top 48, this time in Dallas. He would head to Chicago to place top 48 again, now with Bushido, Lies and D3monhunti2. He joined gPorter, Squirrel and ghostatackiswak on Gporter's Guitar for Orlando, getting 28th before joining TBLOTOS pN alongside Detach, Monkey and old teammate Ogre 3, for a top 15 placing in Vegas.

Halo 3

He rejoined Helluva and Ray ebz for MLG Meadowlands 2008 now playing with Overshield as the Coconut Rebels. They secured a 20th place finish. He and Overshield then left to join Team Breaking Point with Chig and Clutch, for a 9th place finish in San Diego and 11th in Orlando. Clutch and Overshield would then be swapped for Lowkin and Mudvayne before Toronto, where they again finished 11th. AcE would finally earn himself a 10th place finish in Dallas after swapping Lowkin for Poweezy.

AcE then joined Totz and Flamesword to form the unchanging core of Status Quo for 2009. They attended both Meadowlands and Columbus with Strongside, placing 7th in both events. Strongside was swapped for Clutch heading into Dallas, where they finished 10th. They played the final two tournaments of the year in Anaheim and Orlando with LegendPimps, finishing top 8 and then 9th respectively.

2010 saw Totz leave for Enable and LegendPimps swapped for Assault, to create a team that would last two full years. They came in 4th in Orlando, Columbus and Raleigh before placing 7th in D.C.. They would end the year with a 2nd place performance in Dallas.

Halo: Reach

AcE during his time with Status Quo in 2011.

The same roster played at MLG Dallas 2011 and won, netting AcE his first tournament victory and only one to date. The roster then came in 7th at MLG Columbus 2011 before securing 2nd place in Anaheim. The group managed a 5th place showing in Raleigh and 4th in Orlando before ending the year with a 7th place finish in Providence.

For the MLG Winter Championship 2012 AcE finally departed Status Quo for the team Shady Halo Kids with Best Man, Hysteria and his legendary older brother ElamiteWarrior for a 5th/6th place finish.

Halo 4

AcE defeated iGotUrPistola in the finals of the Halo 4 Global Championship FFA to win $200,000. Later in 2012, AcE attended the MLG Fall Championship 2012 Halo 4 event as a member of Dynasty, placing top 24.

After MLG dropped Halo 4 from the pro circuit, AcE returned to Status Quo, attending AGL 7 Knoxville and UMG Chicago 2013 and placing 2nd and 4th, respectively. AcE then attended AGL 9 Atlanta as a member of Believe the Hype, again placing 4th.

Halo 2: Anniversary

AcE attended the pre-release PAX Prime Showdown 2014 as a member of eXcellence Gaming, placing 1st. He then signed with eSports powerhouse OpTic Gaming and attended the ESL MCC Launch Invitational, placing top 6. AcE remained on OpTic Gaming to start off the inaugural HCS season. They placed 3rd at Iron Games Columbus 2014, and 4th at UGC St. Louis 2015 with the same roster. They have since made a team change, replacing Aries with ContrA, and placed 2nd in HCS Online Cups #6 and #7 before taking 3rd place at Gamers For Giving 2015. OpTic then attended the season finals at PAX East 2015 where they finished a disappointing top 8.

OpTic underwent a roster change in the offseason, swapping out ContrA for Maniac. The new roster's first event together was Iron Games Atlanta 2015, where they finished 6th. They improved slightly on their placing at HCS Indianapolis, finishing 5th, but closed out the season with another 6th place finish at the HCS Season 2 Finals.

Halo 5: Guardians

AcE and OpTic were the only North American team invited to compete at the Gamescom Invitational 2015 four-team event. They were defeated in the first round by Supremacy, finishing in the bottom two. On August 27, 2015, Team Liquid announced that they had signed AcE to play alongside Ninja, Chig and Mikwen, with AcE's brother Elamite coaching. For Iron Games Daytona 2015, AcE and Elamite formed Liquid Vibe with Legit and Legend. During the tournament weekend, Legit was attacked outside the venue, leaving him unable to compete for Sunday. Legit was replaced by Clutch, and the team ended up finishing in the top 8. The Liquid roster went through major revisions during the Halo World Championship 2016 qualifying stage, eventually being finalized as AcE, UnLegit, aPG and Heinz and qualifying for the NA Regional Finals as the 4th seed. Liquid were invited to the X Games Aspen 2016, 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.

On April 10th, AcE announced his return to OpTic Gaming alongside FlamesworD, MaNiaC and Naded. When this roster failed to qualify for the Summer 2016 Pro League at the Invitational Qualifier, Flamesword announced his retirement and moved to the position of coach, allowing OpTic to pick up Str8 SicK. With Str8 SicK on board, the team again failed to qualify at the Summer Qualifier, placing 3rd in their group. OpTic finally qualified by finishing 2nd in the Last Chance Qualifier. Shortly after the LCQ, Naded left the team and was replaced by aPG before the season began. 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 substitute RyaNoob in their second match. After a poor start to the season, LOL were left without a fourth, and unable to attend HCS Orange County 2016 with their full roster. Ace and LOL sub Renegade joined forces with Team Allegiance member ContrA and Ego Rangers member BxbyJ to form The MoneyMatches Team for the event. They ended up placing in the top 6. After OC, LOL finalized its roster, replacing MaNiaC with Eco, reuniting the HWC 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, Ace's 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. After a poor start to the Summer Pro League season that saw them sitting in 8th place with no wins, Str8 made a roster change, sending AcE back to Team Liquid in exchange for Rayne.

Trivia

Team and Tournament History

Team Competition

Game End Date Event Place Team Prize Team Teammates
Halo 5 logo.png May 14, 2017 UMG Daytona 2017 A55 - 6th $5,000 Str8logo std.png Str8 Rippin aPGHeinzDanoxideTsquared
Halo 5 logo.png March 26, 2017 Halo World Championship 2017 A44th $50,000 Str8logo std.png Str8 Rippin aPGHeinzRenegadeClutch
Halo 5 logo.png March 5, 2017 ME Las Vegas 2017 A55 - 6th $3,000 Str8logo std.png Str8 Rippin aPGHeinzRenegadeClutch
Halo 5 logo.png January 22, 2017 UGC St. Louis 2017 A44th $4,000 Str8logo std.png Str8 Rippin aPGHeinzRenegadeHoaxer
Halo 5 logo.png December 11, 2016 HCS Pro League - Fall 2016 Finals A44th $15,000 Str8logo std.png Str8 Rippin aPGHeinzEcoHoaxer
Halo 5 logo.png November 20, 2016 HCS Las Vegas 2016 A44th $3,000 Str8logo std.png Str8 Rippin aPGHeinzEcoHoaxer
Halo 5 logo.png November 10, 2016 HCS Pro League - Fall 2016 Season A44th $10,000 Str8logo std.png Str8 Rippin aPGHeinzEco
Halo 5 logo.png October 9, 2016 HCS Orange County 2016 A55 - 6th $500 TMMTlogo std.png The MoneyMatches Team ContrARenegadeBxbyJ
Halo 5 logo.png July 30, 2016 HCS Pro League - Summer 2016 Relegation A22nd I1Q OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming MaNiaCaPGStr8 SicKFlamesworD
Halo 5 logo.png July 15, 2016 HCS Pro League - Summer 2016 Season A88th $6,000 OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming MaNiaCaPGStr8 SicK
Halo 5 logo.png May 22, 2016 HCS Pro League - Summer 2016 LCQ A22nd I1Q OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming NadedMaNiaCStr8 SicK
Halo 5 logo.png May 8, 2016 HCS Pro League - Summer 2016 Qualifier - Group A A33rd I1NQ OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming NadedMaNiaCStr8 SicKFlamesworD
Halo 5 logo.png April 30, 2016 HCS Pro League - Summer 2016 OIQ - Group C A11st I1Q OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming NadedMaNiaCStr8 SicKFlamesworD
Halo 5 logo.png April 24, 2016 HCS Pro League - Summer 2016 Invitational A33rd I1NQ OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming FlamesworDNadedMaNiaCCloud
Halo 5 logo.png March 20, 2016 Halo World Championship 2016 A55 - 8th $75,000 TLlogo std.png Team Liquid aPGHeinzEcoElamite
Halo 5 logo.png February 21, 2016 HaloWC 2016 - NA Regional Finals A55 - 8th $2,500 TLlogo std.png Team Liquid aPGHeinzEcoElamite
Halo 5 logo.png January 29, 2016 X Games Aspen 2016 A55 - 8th - TLlogo std.png Team Liquid aPGHeinzEcoTiberiusAudley
Halo 5 logo.png November 01, 2015 Iron Games Daytona 2015 A77 - 8th - Logo std2.png Liquid Vibe ElamiteWarriorLegendPimpsLegitClutch
Halo 5 logo.png August 7, 2015 Gamescom Invitational 2015 A33 - 4th - OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming FlamesworDaPGAssault
Halo 2a logo.png July 26, 2015 HCS Season 2 Finals A55 - 6th $6,000 OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming aPGAssaultFlamesworDClutch
Halo 2a logo.png June 28, 2015 HCS Indianapolis 2015 A55th $3,000 OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming aPGAssaultFlamesworDClutch
Halo 2a logo.png April 19, 2015 Iron Games Atlanta 2015 A66th $1,000 OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming aPGAssaultFlamesworD
Halo 2a logo.png March 6, 2015 HCS Season 1 Finals A77 - 8th $2,000 OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming FlamesworDAssaultContrAElamite
Halo 2a logo.png February 22, 2015 Gamers For Giving 2015 A33rd $1,000 OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming FlamesworDAssaultContrAElamite
Halo 2a logo.png January 4, 2015 UGC St. Louis 2015 A44th $550 OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming FlamesworDAriesAssaultElamite
Halo 2a logo.png December 14, 2014 Iron Games Columbus 2014 A33rd $2,000 OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming FlamesworDAriesAssaultElamite
Halo 2a logo.png November 9, 2014 ESL MCC Launch Invitational 2014 A55 - 6th $2,500 OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming FlamesworDiGotUrPistolaSnip3downElamite
Halo 2a logo.png September 1, 2014 PAX Prime Showdown 2014 A11st $5,000 EXlogo std.png eXcellence Gaming iGotUrPistolaSnip3downStrongSide
Halo 4 logo.png August 11, 2013 AGL 9 Atlanta A33rd  ? BtHlogo std.png Believe the Hype CloudMaNiaCRegicide
Halo 4 logo.png July 21, 2013 AGL 8 Knoxville A11st $5,500 Logo std2.png Requiem NinjaLegitDersky
Halo 4 logo.png June 23, 2013 UMG Chicago 2013 A44th - SQlogo std.png G4C Status Quo EnableFlamesworDDersky
Halo 4 logo.png June 9, 2013 AGL 7 Knoxville A22nd $5,000 SQlogo std.png Status Quo EnableFlamesworDDersky
Halo 4 logo.png November 4, 2012 MLG Fall Championship 2012 B717 - 24th - Dynlogo std.png NOX Dynasty DerskyDestinReliable
Halo reach logo.png March 25, 2012 MLG Winter Championship 2012 A55 - 6th $3,400 Logo std2.png Shady Halo Kids BesT MaNElamiteWarriorHysteria
Halo reach logo.png November 20, 2011 MLG Providence Championships 2011 A77th $10,000 SQlogo std.png Status Quo FlamesworDAssaultEnable
Halo reach logo.png October 16, 2011 MLG Orlando 2011 A44th $5,600 SQlogo std.png Status Quo FlamesworDAssaultEnable
Halo reach logo.png August 28, 2011 MLG Raleigh 2011 A55th $4,000 SQlogo std.png Status Quo FlamesworDAssaultEnable
Halo reach logo.png July 31, 2011 MLG Anaheim 2011 A22nd $12,000 SQlogo std.png Status Quo FlamesworDAssaultEnable
Halo reach logo.png June 5, 2011 MLG Columbus 2011 A77th $2,000 SQlogo std.png Status Quo FlamesworDAssaultEnable
Halo reach logo.png April 3, 2011 MLG Dallas 2011 A11st $20,000 SQlogo std.png Status Quo FlamesworDAssaultEnable
Halo 3 logo.png November 7, 2010 MLG Dallas Championships 2010 A22nd $60,000 SQlogo std.png Status Quo FlamesworDAssaultEnableTsquared
Halo 3 logo.png October 17, 2010 MLG Washington, D.C. 2010 A77th $2,000 SQlogo std.png Status Quo FlamesworDAssaultEnable
Halo 3 logo.png August 29, 2010 MLG Raleigh 2010 A44th $5,600 SQlogo std.png Status Quo FlamesworDAssaultEnable
Halo 3 logo.png June 6, 2010 MLG Columbus 2010 A44th $5,600 SQlogo std.png Status Quo FlamesworDAssaultEnable
Halo 3 logo.png April 18, 2010 MLG Orlando 2010 A44th $5,600 SQlogo std.png Status Quo FlamesworDAssaultEnable
Halo 3 logo.png January 10, 2010 MLG Orlando Championships 2009 A99th - SQlogo std.png Status Quo TotzFlamesworDLegend
Halo 3 logo.png November 8, 2009 MLG Anaheim 2009 B010th - SQlogo std.png Status Quo TotzFlamesworDLegend
Halo 3 logo.png August 30, 2009 MLG Dallas 2009 B010th - SQlogo std.png Status Quo TotzFlamesworDClutch
Halo 3 logo.png June 7, 2009 MLG Columbus 2009 A77th $2,000 SQlogo std.png Status Quo TotzFlamesworDStrongSide
Halo 3 logo.png April 5, 2009 MLG Meadowlands 2009 A77th $2,000 SQlogo std.png Status Quo TotzFlamesworDStrongSide
Halo 3 logo.png October 5, 2008 MLG Dallas 2008 A8< 8th - Logo std2.png Breaking Point ChigMudVaynePoweezy
Halo 3 logo.png August 24, 2008 MLG Toronto 2008 B111th - Logo std2.png Breaking Point ChigLowkinMudVayne
Halo 3 logo.png July 13, 2008 MLG Orlando 2008 B111th - Logo std2.png Breaking Point ChigClutchOVERSHIELD
Halo 3 logo.png June 15, 2008 MLG San Diego 2008 A99th - Logo std2.png Breaking Point ChigClutchOVERSHIELD
Halo 3 logo.png April 13, 2008 MLG Meadowlands 2008 C020th - Logo std2.png Coconut Rebels HeLLuVaOVERSHIELDray ebz
Halo 2 logo.png October 14, 2007 MLG Las Vegas Championships 2007 B5< 15th - Logo std2.png TBLOTOS pN DetachMonkeyOGRE3
Halo 2 logo.png September 23, 2007 MLG Orlando 2007 C828th - Logo std2.png Gporter's Guitar GhostAtackIsWakgporterSquirrel
Halo 2 logo.png August 19, 2007 MLG Chicago 2007 D2< 32nd - Logo std2.png Finessed BushidoD3monHuntei2Lies
Halo 2 logo.png July 22, 2007 MLG Dallas 2007 D2< 32nd - Logo std2.png Seize the Day GandonatoRHaxZray ebz
Halo 2 logo.png June 10, 2007 MLG Meadowlands 2007 D2< 32nd - Logo std2.png Haxz Taco Stand HaxZHelluvaSwordey
Halo 2 logo.png April 15, 2007 MLG Charlotte 2007 D2< 32nd - Logo std2.png FSK DasteezHi ValueKillZoNe
Halo 2 logo.png October 15, 2006 MLG New York Playoffs 2006 B5< 15th - Logo std2.png Team Boy Crazy iHoShOGRE3Spye

FFA/1v1 Competition

Game End Date Event Place Prize
Halo 4 logo.png September 1, 2013 Halo 4 Global Championship A11st $200,000

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