Arkanum

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Arkanum
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Name Jacob Santos
Country of Birth USA United States
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Birthday September 7, 1992
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2007-2008 Logo std2.png Ununtrium
2008-2008 Logo std2.png Driven By Adrenaline
2009-2009 Logo std2.png Pistol and the Jets
2009-2009 Ambushlogo std.png Ambush
2010-2010 Logo std2.png Category 5
2010-2010 ARlogo std.png Active Rush
2010-2010 Logo std2.png The Other Guys
2010-2010 Logo std2.png Genesis
2011-2011 SLUlogo std.png Swagger Like Us
2011-2011 Logo std2.png Quantic
2011-2011 TDlogo std.png Triggers Down
2012-2012 Logo std2.png Rack City
2014-2014 Logo std2.png Vas’ Avi
2014 - Dec 2014 Anxlogo std.png Annex
Dec 2014 - Apr 2015 NBL Blogo std.png Noble Black
Apr 2015 - Jan 2016 WFXlogo std.png Winterfox
Jan 2016 - Apr 2016 NVlogo std.png Team EnVyUs
Apr 2016 - May 2016 DNLlogo std.png Denial eSports
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Jacob "Arkanum" Santos is a currently inactive player. He is well known for his time on teams such as Noble Black and Winterfox.

Biography

Halo 2

Arkanum has been playing competitively since 2007 where placed top 24 and top 16 with Arsonist, Deviouz and Elumnite under the banner Ununtrium.

Halo 3

He and Deviouz kept the team name heading into 2008 getting top 32 in the first three events with different teammates each time including Elumnite, Brake and Hunter Jjx. He left to join Driven By Adrenaline for MLG Toronto 2008 getting 18th with Speed, Sypher and Micro.He would not compete again until 2009, returning as a member of Armageddon with Popcorn, Lil Poison and Homicide getting 19th in the Meadowlands. He attended both Columbus and Dallas as a member of Pistol and the Jets with Pistol, Icevayne and Mimic where they would get 11th and 15th to finish in the top 16 both times. He left to join Ambush for the final two events of the year in MLG Anaheim 2009 and MLG Orlando Championships 2009 where he Nexus and Thuggish would get top 24 and top 16 respectively.

Arkanum joined Category 5 for MLG Orlando 2010 with Robbie B, Thrust and Zoo WU for a 13th place finish to start a consistent two year string of top 16 placings. This is more impressive considering he never found stability in 2010. He left Category 5 for Active Rush with old teammates Icevayne and Mimic as well as his current teammate on Noble Black Aries before Columbus where they finished 15th. He then placed 12th in Raleigh as a member of The Other Guys with Aries, Piggy and Jesse Peace. He would attend his final Halo 3 tournament in DC as a member of Genesis alongside old friends Elumnite and Thuggish adding in Legend where he secured 14th.

Halo: Reach

Arknaum started 2011 on Swagger Like Us with Royal 2 and Thrust attending MLG Dallas 2011 with Dersky and finishing 7th. Dersky was swapped with Soldier187 for a 9th place finish in Columbus. He and Royal 2 then joined Brake and Goofy to form Fallen for Anaheim where they would get 13th. He and Royal 2 then joined Fire with Best Man and Clutch for yet another 13th place finish in Raleigh. He and Best Man would join Goofy and Neighbor under the Triggers Down banner for Orlando and Providence where they would finish 6th and 10th respectively. His final Reach event would be MLG Columbus 2012 attending as a member of Rack City with Elumnite, Thuggish and Cpt Anarchy finishing top 24 for his first placing outside the top 16 in two years.

Halo 4

Arkanum competed at only one event during Halo 4. He attended as Vas Avi with Ryanoob, Shooter and Str8 Sick and won his first and only major LAN to date.

Halo 2: Anniversary

Arkanum returned to compete in the HCS, first attending Iron Games Columbus 2014 as a member of Annex Halo, securing a top 12 finish. He then signed with Noble eSports and attended UGC St. Louis 2015 with team Noble Black, finishing 11th. The roster was then radically changed heading into Gamers For Giving 2015 as Aries, Maniac and APG joined the team. Despite high expectations, Arkanum's new team only finished top 12 at G4G, but they managed to hold onto the 8th seed going into the season finals at PAX East 2015. At PAX, Arkanum lead his team to 3rd place, captaining a 4 round losers bracket run that was only narrowly ended by CLG.

Noble Black underwent roster changes in the offseason, with Maniac and APG leaving and being replaced by Ninja and Prototype. The new roster placed 7th at Iron Games Atlanta 2015. On April 29th, Winterfox announced that they had purchased Arkanum's contract from Noble, and Arkanum was joining their Halo squad alongside Randa, Naded and Ryanoob. Arkanum's first event with Winterfox was HCS Indianapolis, where they placed 4th, securing the 3rd seed going into the HCS Season 2 Finals. Arkanum and Winterfox lost a step at the HCS Season 2 Finals, closing out their season with a top 6 finish.

Halo 5

Arkanum spent the first months of Halo 5 on Winterfox alongside Ryanoob, Shooter and Randa, but left before the final Halo World Championship 2016 NA Online qualifier to join Team EnVyUs alongside OGRE2, iGotUrPistola and Mikwen. Team EnVyUs finished top 16 at the NA Regional Finals, failing to qualify for Worlds.

Trivia

  • Was the first player to reach level 50 in the MLG FFA Playlist in Halo 3.
  • Could have had professional status as early as 2008 due to FFA prowess but chose not to attend the National Championship that year.
  • Only attended one Halo 4 event (RTX) but it has proven to be his only major LAN win to date.
  • Has recently become known for his unique look, wearing his trademark hood while playing.

Team and Tournament History

Game Event Place Team Teammates (Coach)
Halo 5 logo.png HWC NA Regional Finals 2016 A99 - 16th NVlogo std.png Team EnVyUs OGRE2iGotUrPistolaMikwenDiesel
Halo 2a logo.png HCS Season 2 Finals A55 - 6th WFXlogo std.png Winterfox RandaNadedRyanoobNemassist
Halo 2a logo.png HCS Indianapolis A44th WFXlogo std.png Winterfox RandaNadedRyanoobNemassist
Halo 2a logo.png Iron Games Atlanta 2015 A77th NBL Blogo std.png Noble Black AriesNinjaPrototype
Halo 2a logo.png HCS Season 1 Finals A33rd NBL Blogo std.png Noble Black APGAriesManiacYosh
Halo 2a logo.png Gamers For Giving 2015 A99 - 12th NBL Blogo std.png Noble Black APGAriesManiacYosh
Halo 2a logo.png UGC St. Louis 2015 B111th NBL Blogo std.png Noble Black BlazeContrARandaBrutus
Halo 2a logo.png Iron Games Columbus 2014 A99 - 12th Anxlogo std.png Annex OmegaKillrelevantShooter
Halo 4 logo.png RTX 2014 A11st Logo std2.png Vas’ Avi RyanoobShooterStr8Sick
Halo reach logo.png MLG Winter Championship 2012 B717 - 24th Logo std2.png Rack City Cpt AnarchyElumniteThuggishKilla
Halo reach logo.png MLG Providence Championships 2011 B010th TDlogo std.png GL Triggers Down Best ManNeighborGoofy
Halo reach logo.png MLG Orlando 2011 A66th TDlogo std.png GL Triggers Down Best ManNeighborGoofy
Halo reach logo.png MLG Raleigh 2011 B313th Quanticlogo std.png Quantic Fire Best ManClutchRoyal 2
Halo reach logo.png MLG Anaheim 2011 B313th Quanticlogo std.png Quantic Fallen BrakeGoofyRoyal 2
Halo reach logo.png MLG Columbus 2011 A99th SLUlogo std.png Swagger Like Us Royal 2Soldier187Thrust
Halo reach logo.png MLG Dallas 2011 A77th SLUlogo std.png Swagger Like Us DerskyRoyal 2Thrust
Halo 3 logo.png MLG D.C. 2010 B414th Logo std2.png Genesis ElumniteLegendThuggishKilla
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Raleigh 2010 B212th Logo std2.png The Other Guys AriesJesse PeacePiggy
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Columbus 2010 B515th ARlogo std.png Active Rush AriesIcevayneMimic
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Orlando 2010 B313th Logo std2.png Category 5 Robbie BThrustZoo Wuu
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Orlando Championships 2009 B616th Ambushlogo std.png Ambush NeXuSTetra ShotThuggishKilla
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Anaheim 2009 A8< 8th Ambushlogo std.png Ambush FearNeXuSThuggishKilla
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Dallas 2009 B515th Logo std2.png Pistol and the Jets IcevayneMimicPistol
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Columbus 2009 B111th Logo std2.png Pistol and the Jets IcevayneMimicPistol
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Toronto 2008 B818th Logo std2.png Driven By Adrenaline MicroSypherSpeed
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Orlando 2008 C222nd Logo std2.png Ununtrium BrakeDeviouzHunter jjx
Halo 3 logo.png MLG San Diego 2008 C828th Logo std2.png Ununtrium DeviouzElumniteSilverson
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Meadowlands 2008 C525th Logo std2.png Ununtrium DeviouzElumniteSpeed
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Las Vegas 2007 B5< 15th Logo std2.png Ununtrium ArsonistDeviouzElumnite
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Orlando 2007 C424th Logo std2.png Ununtrium ArsonyDeviouzElumnite

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