|Country of Birth||United States|
|Birthday||December 12, 1992|
|Xbox One ID|
|Alternate IDs||Blaze Khalifa|
2015- Apr 2015
|Sicker than Yo Average|
|2011-2011||Believe the Hype|
|2015- May 2015||SyA DenSetSu|
|May 2015||Velocity eSports|
|Sept 2015 - Nov 2016||Fatal Ambition|
|Nov 2016 - Mar 2017||SetToDestroyX|
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Blaze's competitive Halo career started in 2009, when he attended MLG Meadowlands 2009 as a member of Shutdown alongside Actoxxx, Sick4Shot and Sickon3. They placed outside of the top 32. In early 2010, Blaze formed Adrenaline Rush alongside fellow amateur players JeRawockee, Dubay and arealygoodnoob. They first competed at the MLG Nashville 2010 combine event, taking 1st place. Their newfound confidence carried over to the kickoff pro event of the 2010 season in Orlando, as they took 14th place. Following Orlando, arealygoodnoob left Adrenaline Rush to join Warriors, leaving AdR to pick up Krunchy in his place for Columbus. The new roster took 21st place at the event. Blaze and JeRawockee then formed Sicker Than Yo Average alongside Royal2 and Monix for Raleigh, taking 15th place.
Starting at MLG D.C., Blaze began competing in Halo: Reach, taking 1st place in the D.C. combine as a member of Vicious Intent alongside LethuL, Napolean and BuLLeTz. Blaze and LethuL then brought back the Sicker Than Yo Average name for the Reach combine in Dallas, taking another 1st place finish. For the kickoff event of the 2011 season in Dallas, Blaze left SyA to form Soul alongside arealygoodnoob, FormaL and Brake. The underdog team stormed through the event, ultimately taking an impressive 5th place finish. For Columbus, arealygoodnoob left the team and was replaced by Goofy. Soul finished 6th. Blaze and FormaL then left Soul to join Believe the Hype alongside MaNiaC and arealygoodnoob/RyaNoob. They took 5th place in Anaheim. For Raleigh, Blaze and RyaNoob left BtH to join LethuL and APG on THO Infamous, with the intent of creating a team strong enough to take out the dominant Instinct team. Infamous was successful, making an impressive Losers run before taking Instinct out in a thrilling 10-game Grand Finals series to capture their first major event wins. Infamous returned in Orlando looking to repeat as champions, but they were defeated in the Grand Finals by a new Dynasty squad featuring Blaze's old teammate FormaL. For the Providence National Championships, Infamous looked to win big money, but were eliminated early in the Winners Bracket by Believe the Hype. In Losers, they were again defeated early by the eventual 2nd place Warriors, resulting in a top 12 finish and a trip home from Nationals with no prize money.
During the 2011-12 offseason, Blaze and RyaNoob formed a new team alongside Snip3down and Assault, eventually settling upon reviving the Carbon name. The hyped up squad finished in the top 8 at the final MLG Reach event in Columbus. The Carbon roster returned at AGL 1 Chicago, placing 2nd to Status Quo. For the last ever professional Reach event - AGL 2 Columbus, Assault was replaced by Ninja and the team changed its name to Elite 4. They took 2nd place, losing to Instinct in the Finals.
Blaze revived the Sicker Than Yo Average team name for AGL 6 Pittsburgh, reuniting with JeRawockee and recruiting Elitest and CreepyTrash to round out the roster. They finished 3rd at the event. Blaze then returned to Believe the Hype alongside Cloud, LethuL and MaNiaC for AGL 7 Knoxville, where they finished in the top 8. After leaving BtH, Blaze joined Gimme My Money alongside Elitest, Calm and Reliable. They placed in the top 6 at AGL 8 Knoxville. For RTX 2014, Blaze joined the Prometheans alongside ContrA, PreDevoNatoR and Blaze RoZaY. They finished 4th.
Halo 2 Anniversary
Blaze attended the inaugural open Halo 2: Anniversary event - Iron Games Columbus 2014 - with an Active Rush squad featuring Borgieee, tR I Myth and InFury. They finished in the top 24. He then joined Noble Black alongside ContrA, Arkanum and Randa. The squad finished in the top 12 at UGC St. Louis 2015. Despite the improved placing, Blaze sat out the remainder of Season 1.
During the offseason, Blaze announced his intentions to attend Iron Games Atlanta 2015 with BertTheBigHurt, JeRawockee and CrispyDew, but Bert was eventually replaced with Calm Mentality on a squad that would bring back the SyA name. The SyA squad finished top 16 at Iron Games Atlanta. Blaze, Calm and Jerawockee then joined Velocity eSports alongside Burton. The team ultimately did not attend an event for the remainder of the season.
Halo 5: Guardians
During the early stages of Halo 5's release, Blaze left Velocity along with Burton and Calm to join Fatal Ambition alongside Elitest. Their first event together was Iron Games Daytona 2015, where they finished 2nd, falling to team Daytona in the finals. Blaze and Burton then recruited Canadian phenom Stress and veteran pro TiZoXiC for EGLX 2016, where they took 1st place.
During Halo World Championship 2016 season, Blaze and Burton worked as a duo, playing alongside various teammates as they attempted to earn enough points to qualify for Worlds. They notably spent two weeks on Disobey alongside ContrA and PreDevoNatoR, but were eventually dropped from the roster. For the Last Chance Qualifier, Blaze and Burton played alongside TiZoXiC and Posey xR as 2mil or Windmill, finishing in the top 8 and failing to qualify.
Blaze and Burton then returned to Fatal Ambition in preparation for the Canadian EGLX 2016 event. To round out the roster, they recruited TiZoXiC and Canadian phenom Stress. The roster took 1st place at EGLX. Weeks later, Blaze turned his attention towards qualifying for the Summer Pro League, assembling a Twisted Fate roster alongside TiZoXiC, Sypher and FireBird. The team was ultimately unsuccessful in qualifying, finishing in the top 12 in the Last Chance Qualifier. After sitting out the first two weeks, Blaze then set his sights on the Open Circuit, reviving SyA alongside TiZoXiC, Burton and LifeStyle. He left the team after two weeks.
For the Fall Open Circuit, Blaze and Burton reunited under the SyA name, recruiting Musa and BotchyHawk to fill out the roster. Near the end of the season, the team was signed by SetToDestroyX, with BotchyHawk being replaced by Calm. By HCS Las Vegas 2016, Musa was replaced with Hunter Jjx. At the event, StDx were unable to qualify for the Open Circuit Finals, losing to Dynasty and Pnda Gaming in matches that would have seen them through. As a result, StDx finished outside the top 14.
During the offseason, StDx made a roster change, replacing the retiring Hunter Jjx with TiZoXiC. TiZoXiC joining allowed the team to join the Esports Minor League, replacing Most Wanted. The new roster's first event together was UGC St. Louis 2017, where they finished top 12 after notably upsetting pro team Pnda Gaming.
Team and Tournament History
- 2012 Text Interviewwith Gamma Gamers