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Denial eSports
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Region North America
Location United States
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Sponsor(s) Scuf Gaming
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Created Halo Division 2014-11-17
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Denial eSports is an American esports organization which fields teams and players in a variety of games including Call of Duty: Black Ops III, League of Legends, Smite and Counter Strike: Global Offensive.


Denial eSports was founded in 2013 by Robby Ringnalda. They have quickly become a major organization, with multiple tournament wins in a variety of games. One of their biggest achievements is their victory in the 2015 Call of Duty Championship, where their CoD team won a $400,000 prize. Denial and its fans identify themselves using the hashtag #WolfPack.

Halo History

Halo 2: Anniversary

Denial entered the Halo scene on November 17th, 2014, announcing the signings of Austin "Mikwen" McCleary, Kyle "Chig" Lawson and coach Justin "Spikemouth" Saboo.[1] The next day, they added to the roster, announcing the signing of Scottie "Cloud" Holste.[2] They announced the final piece of their roster on November 20th, Alan "Reliable" Montgomery.[3] Shortly after, however, Denial released Reliable in favor of picking up Ryan "Ryanoob" Geddes.[4]

Denial Halo's first LAN event was Iron Games Columbus 2014, which Chig was unable to attend. As a result, Denial used Wes "Clutch" Price as a sub. The team finished in the top 12, losing to OpTic Gaming in Winners' Round 3 and Cloud9 in Losers' Round 5. Denial returned with its proper roster at UGC St. Louis 2015 and the difference was readily apparent. They took 1st place at the event, defeating powerhouse teams Evil Geniuses and Counter Logic Gaming in the process. Denial would stay hot, winning two of the five HCS Cups preceding Gamers For Giving 2015. At the third event of the season, Denial relapsed, finishing 5th after losing to Evil Geniuses in the Winners' Semifinals and Cloud9 in Losers' Round 6. At the HCS Season 1 Finals, the 3rd seeded Denial started out on the right foot, defeating Str8 Rippin 3-1, but were knocked into Losers' in the next round with a close 3-2 loss to CLG. They met a similar fate in Losers' Round 2, losing a very close series to Noble Black and ending their season with a top 6 finish.

Denial's average LAN placing in Season 1 was 5.5 and their total winnings amounted to $16,750 USD.

On March 13th, Denial confirmed the departure of Cloud to join CLG.[5] On the same day, they announced the acquisition of his replacement in Richie "Heinz" Heinz.[6] Not done yet, they capped the day off with the announcement that they were parting ways with Ryanoob.[7] On March 15th, they announced Ryanoob's replacement - Bradley "A Pure Gangster" Laws.[8]

In the first LAN event of HCS Season 2, Denial made it to the finals, where, despite losing 3-0 to Evil Geniuses in the WB Finals, they nearly pulled off the upset against the same team. Denial took the second series of the event against EG 3-2. As the team coming out of the Losers' Bracket, Denial had to beat EG twice to win the event. Unfortunately for them, EG rebounded, taking the third series 3-1 and ending Denial's tournament with a 2nd place finish. Shortly after the event, Denial announced the signing of Marcus "Elumnite" Lovejoy as a streamer and sub for the organization.[9] Denial finished 2nd in five of the seven cups preceding HCS Indianapolis 2015, but were bested each time by Winterfox or Evil Geniuses. In Indianapolis, Denial again met EG in the Winners' Finals, and nearly pulled off the upset once again, but were defeated 3-2. In the Losers' Finals, Denial were defeated in a very close series by CLG, taking 3rd place for the event. The story remained the same for Denial at the HCS Season 2 Finals, where they again lost a close series to EG in the Winners' Finals and were again eliminated by CLG in the Losers' Finals, this time with a score of 3-1, for another 3rd place finish.

Denial's average placing in HCS Season 2 was 2.67. Their total winnings amounted to $32,600.

Halo 5

Halo World Championship 2016

On August 12, Denial announced on Twitter that they were parting ways with their Halo roster[10], and that they would be seeking a new team for Halo 5.[11] On August 23rd, Elumnite confirmed that he too was no longer a part of Denial.[12]

On January 21st, 2016, Denial returned to the Halo scene, announcing a roster of Cody "ContrA" Szczodrowski, Devon "PreDevoNator" Layton, Jesse "bubudubu" Moeller and Cuyler "Huke" Garland.[13] The team qualified for the HWC NA Regional Finals 2016 as the 11th seed. At Regionals, Denial were placed in a group with Evil Geniuses, Team EnVyUs and Winterfox. Against expectations, Denial defeated EnVyUs and managed to escape their group and qualify for Halo World Championship 2016. They weren't done there, upsetting Team Liquid and Team Allegiance in the bracket stage before dropping a 4-2 decision to Counter Logic Gaming in the finals, the first major event grand finals for all four members of Denial. At Worlds, Denial placed 2nd in their group, losing 3-0 to Team eLevate. Despite this, they upset Team Liquid 3-2 in the quarterfinals before facing CLG in the semifinals. CLG won 4-2 once again, ending Denial's night with a top 4 finish.

Pro League

On April 10th, 2016, Denial announced the release of Huke and bubu dubu, looking to move forward with ContrA and PreDevoNatoR.[14] Despite this, on April 22nd, 2016, it was announced that both ContrA and PreDevoNatoR would be joining the Team Allegiance, officially end this chapter of Denial's Halo story.[15]

The next Denial roster was officially announced on April 30th, consisting of Tom "OGRE2" Ryan, Jacob "Arkanum" Santos, Kyle "Nemassist" Kubina and Daniel "Seduce" Franken.[16] They qualified for the HCS Pro League Qualification LAN 2016 through an online cup. On May 1st, Denial recruited Evil Geniuses Ryan "Towey" Towey as its temporary coach for the Qualification LAN.[17] On May 12th, 2016 Arkanum made an announcement that he would not be playing competitive Halo for some time. .[18]

Months later, near the conclusion of the Pro League and Open Circuit seasons, Denial signed the top Open Circuit team at the time - French Toast Mafia, consisting of Abel "Rammyy" Garcia, Michael "Falcated" Garcia, Gabriel "Gabriel" Funes-Soto and the returning Scott "Cloud" Holste.[19] The team took 1st place in the Open Circuit Finals, earning a spot in the Pro League Relegation tournament. Though they defeated OpTic Gaming in the opening round, they were unable to defeat Team Liquid to clinch a spot in the League, and were defeated in a rematch by OpTic in their second chance to earn their spot.


  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014

Player Roster


ID Name Position


ID Name Next Team
USA Cloud Scottie Holste Pndalogo std.png Pnda Gaming
USA Gabriel Gabriel Funes-Soto Pndalogo std.png Pnda Gaming
USA Rammyy Abel Garcia 3sUPlogo std.png 3sUP
USA Falcated Michael Garcia ALGlogo std.png Team Allegiance
Australia Seduce Daniel Franken
USA OGRE2 Tom Ryan EGlogo std.png Evil Geniuses
USA Nemassist Kyle Kubina Soul Redlogo std.png Soul eSports Red
USA Arkanum Jacob Santos Flylogo std.png FlySociety
USA PreDevoNatoR Devon Layton ALGlogo std.png Team Allegiance
USA Contra Cody Szczodrowski ALGlogo std.png Team Allegiance
USA Huke Cuyler Garland E6logo std.png Enigma6 Group
USA bubu dubu Jesse Moeller E6logo std.png Enigma6 Group
USA Elumnite Marcus Lovejoy Logo std2.png Project Affliction
USA APG Bradley Laws NVlogo std.png Team EnVyUs
USA Heinz Richie Heinz NVlogo std.png Team EnVyUs
USA Chig Kyle Lawson TLlogo std.png Team Liquid
USA Mikwen Austin McCleary TLlogo std.png Team Liquid
USA RyaNoob Ryan Geddes TRlogo std.png Team Randa
USA Clutch Weston Price BtHlogo std.png Believe the Hype



ID Name Position
USA Ringokid Robby Ringnalda Chief Executive Officer
USA FroZn Ray Arsenault Chief Operating Officer
USA Jaypei John Perd Chief Administration Officer
USA zumbiezuza Zoe Chief Marketing Officer


ID Name Position Next Team
USA Elumnite Marcus Lovejoy Head Coach NVlogo std.png Team EnVyUs
USA xFoxtrotx Kevin Ramsey Chief Operating Officer
USA Hawkeye Mike Chapman Chief Marketing Officer
USA Spikemouth Justin Saboo Head Coach
USA FroZn Ray Arsenault Chief Operating Officer ELvlogo std.png Team eLevate

Temporary Subs

ID Name Replacing Tournament
USA OGRE2 Tom Ryan United States Rammyy HCS Open Circuit - Summer 2016 - Legendary Cup #5
USA Clutch Wes Price United States Chig UGC St. Louis 2015

Tournament History

End Date Game Place Prize Event Players (Coach)
July 30, 2016 Halo 5 logo.png A33rd I1NQ HCS Pro League - Summer 2016 Relegation RammyyCloudFalcatedGabriel
July 10, 2016 Halo 5 logo.png A11st I1Q HCS Open Circuit - Summer 2016 Finals RammyyCloudFalcatedGabriel
May 8, 2016 Halo 5 logo.png A44th - HCS Pro League Summer Qualifier 2016 - Group A OGRE2ArkanumNemassistSeduceTowey
March 20, 2016 Halo 5 logo.png A33 - 4th $250,000 Halo World Championship 2016 HukeContrAbubu dubuPreDevoNatoRElumnite
February 21, 2016 Halo 5 logo.png A22nd $10,000 HWC NA Regional Finals 2016 HukeContrAbubu dubuPreDevoNatoRElumnite
July 26, 2015 Halo 2a logo.png A33rd $15,000 HCS Season 2 Finals ChigAPGHeinzMikwenSpikemouth
July 11, 2015 Halo 2a logo.png A55 - 8th - PGL Challenger Series $10,000 Playoffs 2 ChigAPGHeinzMikwen
June 28, 2015 Halo 2a logo.png A33rd $6,000 PGL Indianapolis 2015 ChigAPGHeinzMikwenSpikemouth
April 19, 2015 Halo 2a logo.png A22nd $6,000 Iron Games Atlanta 2015 ChigAPGHeinzMikwenSpikemouth
April 11, 2015 Halo 2a logo.png A22nd $4,000 PGL Challenger Series $10,000 Playoffs ChigAPGHeinzMikwen
March 8, 2015 Halo 2a logo.png A55 - 6th $4,000 PAX East 2015 MikwenChigCloudRyanoobSpikemouth
February 22, 2015 Halo 2a logo.png A55th - Gamers For Giving 2015 MikwenChigCloudRyanoobSpikemouth
January 4, 2015 Halo 2a logo.png A11st $11,000 UGC St. Louis 2015 MikwenChigCloudRyanoobSpikemouth
December 14, 2014 Halo 2a logo.png A99 - 12th - Iron Games Columbus 2014 MikwenClutchCloudRyanoobSpikemouth

Team Achievements


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External Links


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