AcE

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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 Str8 Rippin
Xbox One ID ACE is RlPPlN
Alternate IDs
Esportsearnings Profile
ESL [{{{esl}}} Profile]
Controller Setup {{{controller}}}
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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 TLlogo std.png Team Liquid
Apr 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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Aaron "AcE" Elam is an American player for Str8 Rippin. He is well known for his time on teams such as Status Quo, OpTic Gaming and Team Liquid 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.

Trivia

Team and Tournament History

Game Event Place Team Teammates
Halo 5 logo.png Halo World Championship 2017 A44th Str8logo std.png Str8 Rippin APGHeinzRenegadeClutch
Halo 5 logo.png ME Las Vegas 2017 A55 - 6th Str8logo std.png Str8 Rippin APGHeinzRenegadeClutch
Halo 5 logo.png UGC St. Louis 2017 A44th Str8logo std.png Str8 Rippin APGHeinzRenegadeHoaxer
Halo 5 logo.png HCS Pro League - Fall 2016 Finals A44th Str8logo std.png Str8 Rippin APGHeinzEcoHoaxer
Halo 5 logo.png HCS Las Vegas 2016 A44th Str8logo std.png Str8 Rippin APGHeinzEcoHoaxer
Halo 5 logo.png HCS Pro League - Fall 2016 Season A44th Str8logo std.png Str8 Rippin aPGHeinzEco
Halo 5 logo.png HCS Orange County 2016 A55 - 6th TMMTlogo std.png The MoneyMatches Team ContrARenegadeBxbyJ
Halo 5 logo.png HCS Pro League - Summer 2016 Relegation A22nd OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming MaNiaCStr8 SicKaPGFlamesworD
Halo 5 logo.png HCS Pro League - Summer 2016 Season A88th OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming MaNiaCStr8 SicKaPG
Halo 5 logo.png HCS Pro League - Summer 2016 LCQ A22nd OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming MaNiaCNadedStr8 SicK
Halo 5 logo.png HCS Pro League Summer Qualifier 2016 - Group A A33rd OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming MaNiaCNadedStr8 SicKFlamesworD
Halo 5 logo.png HCS Pro League Invitational 2016 A33rd OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming FlamesworDMaNiaCNadedCloud
Halo 5 logo.png HWC NA Regional Finals 2016 A55 - 8th TLlogo std.png Team Liquid aPGHeinzUnLegitElamite
Halo 5 logo.png X Games Aspen 2016 A55 - 8th TLlogo std.png Team Liquid aPGHeinzUnLegitTiberiusAudley
Halo 5 logo.png Iron Games Daytona 2015 A77 - 8th Logo std2.png Liquid Vibe ElamiteLegendPimpsLegitClutch
Halo 5 logo.png Gamescom Invitational 2015 A33 - 4th OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming FlamesworDAssaultMaNiaC
Halo 2a logo.png HCS Season 2 Finals A55 - 6th OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming FlamesworDAssaultMaNiaCClutch
Halo 2a logo.png HCS Indianapolis A55th OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming FlamesworDAssaultMaNiaCClutch
Halo 2a logo.png Iron Games Atlanta 2015 A66th OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming FlamesworDAssaultMaNiaC
Halo 2a logo.png HCS Season 1 Finals A77 - 8th OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming FlamesworDAssaultContrAJoe Fries
Halo 2a logo.png Gamers For Giving 2015 A33rd OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming FlamesworDAssaultContrAElamite
Halo 2a logo.png UGC St. Louis 2015 A44th OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming FlameswordAriesAssaultElamite
Halo 2a logo.png Iron Games Columbus 2014 A33rd OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming FlameswordAriesAssaultElamite
Halo 2a logo.png ESL MCC Launch Invitational A55 - 6th OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming FlamesworDSnip3downiGotUrPistolaElamite
Halo 2a logo.png PAX Prime Showdown 2014 A11st EXlogo std.png eXcellence Gaming Snip3downiGotUrPistolaStrongSide
Halo 4 logo.png AGL 9 Atlanta A44th BtHlogo std.png Believe the Hype CloudMaNiaCRegicide
Halo 4 logo.png UMG Chicago 2013 A44th SQlogo std.png G4C Status Quo FlamesworDEnableDersky
Halo 4 logo.png AGL 7 Knoxville A22nd SQlogo std.png Status Quo FlamesworDEnableDersky
Halo 4 logo.png MLG Fall Championship 2012 B717 - 24th Dynlogo std.png Dynasty DerskyDestinReliable
Halo 4 logo.png Halo 4 Global Championship (FFA) A11st
Halo reach logo.png MLG Winter Championship 2012 A55 - 6th Logo std2.png Shady Halo Kids Best ManElamiteWarriorHysteria
Halo reach logo.png MLG Providence 2011 A77th SQlogo std.png Status Quo FlamesworDAssaultEnable
Halo reach logo.png MLG Orlando 2011 A44th SQlogo std.png Status Quo FlamesworDAssaultEnable
Halo reach logo.png MLG Raleigh 2011 A55th SQlogo std.png Status Quo FlamesworDAssaultEnable
Halo reach logo.png MLG Anaheim 2011 A22nd SQlogo std.png Status Quo FlamesworDAssaultEnable
Halo reach logo.png MLG Columbus 2011 A77th SQlogo std.png Status Quo FlamesworDAssaultEnable
Halo reach logo.png MLG Dallas 2011 A11st SQlogo std.png Status Quo FlamesworDAssaultEnable
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Dallas 2010 A22nd SQlogo std.png Status Quo FlamesworDAssaultEnable
Halo 3 logo.png MLG D.C. 2010 A77th SQlogo std.png Status Quo FlamesworDAssaultEnable
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Raleigh 2010 A44th SQlogo std.png Status Quo FlamesworDAssaultEnable
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Columbus 2010 A44th SQlogo std.png Status Quo FlamesworDAssaultEnable
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Orlando 2010 A44th SQlogo std.png Status Quo FlamesworDAssaultEnable
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Orlando 2009 A99th SQlogo std.png Status Quo FlamesworD[AsK]LegendPimpsTotz
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Anaheim 2009 B010th SQlogo std.png Status Quo FlamesworD[AsK]LegendPimpsTotz
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Dallas 2009 B010th SQlogo std.png Status Quo FlamesworDClutchTotz
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Columbus 2009 A77th SQlogo std.png Status Quo FlamesworDStrongSideTotz
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Meadowlands 2009 A77th SQlogo std.png Status Quo FlamesworDStrongSideTotz
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Dallas 2008 A88th Logo std2.png Breaking Point ChigMudVaynePoweezy
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Toronto 2008 B111th Logo std2.png Breaking Point ChigLowkinMudVayne
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Orlando 2008 B111th Logo std2.png Breaking Point ChigClitchOVERSHIELD
Halo 3 logo.png MLG San Diego 2008 A99th Logo std2.png Breaking Point ChigClitchOVERSHIELD
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Meadowlands 2008 C020th Logo std2.png Coconut Rebels HeLLuVaOVERSHIELDray ebz
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Vegas 2007 Z? Logo std2.png TBLOTOS pN DetachMonkeyOGRE3
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Orlando 2007 C828th Logo std2.png Gporter's Guitar GhostAtackIsWakgporterSquirrel
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Chicago 2007 Z? Logo std2.png Finessed BushidoD3monHuntei2Lies
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Dallas 2007 Z? Logo std2.png Seize the Day GandonatoR_HaxZray ebz
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Meadowlands 2007 Z? Logo std2.png Haxz Taco Stand _HaxZHelluvaSwordey
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Charlotte 2007 Z? Logo std2.png FSK DasteezHi ValueKillZoNe
Halo 2 logo.png MLG New York 2006 Z? Logo std2.png Team Boy Crazy iHoShOGRE3Spye

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