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Flamesword
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Name Michael Chaves
Country of Birth USA United States
Home State New Jersey
Birthday October 25, 1989
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Region North America
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Xbox One ID OpTic BEARD FS
Alternate IDs ASAP FS
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Nov 2014 - Jul 2016 OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming
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Michael "FlamesworD" Chaves is a retired American player and former coach of OpTic Gaming. He is well known for his tenure as captain of OpTic Gaming and Status Quo.

Outside of Halo, Flamesword is well known in the Call of Duty community for his involvement with OpTic Gaming. He is a former coach of the main OpTic Gaming Call of Duty and Halo roster, as well as he currently resides in the OpTic House.

Biography

Michael Chaves was born on October 25, 1989. He is from North Arlington, New Jersey.

Halo 3

Michael "Flamesword" Chavez started his career on Status Quo attending MLG Meadowlands 2008 with Brake, Prolific and S1y Fox, finishing 18th. S1y Fox was then swapped for Pilez before San Diego where the team managed a 20th place finish. The two would be swapped again for Orlando and Brake would be replaced with Elumnite for a 21st place finish.Toronto and Dallas would be played with Totz in place of Prolific and the squad would secure a 12th place, followed by a top 8 finish.

He and Totz then picked up Ace to form the unchanging core of Status Quo for 2009. They attended both Meadowlands and Columbus with Strongside placing 7th in both events. He 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 Team Enable and LegendPimps being swapped for Assault, to create a team that would last two full years. They came in 4th at Orlando, Columbus and Raleigh before placing 7th in D.C.. They would end the year with a 2nd place performance in Dallas.

Halo: Reach

The same roster played at MLG Dallas 2011 and won, netting Flamesword his first tournament victory. 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.

2012 would see Ace and Assault depart, in favor of Snakebite and Royal 2 for MLG Columbus 2012 where Flamesword would net his second tournament victory.

Halo 2: Anniversary

Flamesword sporting the "OpTic Beard" in 2014.

On December 10, 2014, OpTic Gaming announced its official OpTic Halo roster of Flamesword, Ace, iGotUrPistola and Snipedown. This roster attended the ESL MCC Launch Invitational and placed 5-6th.

HCS Season 1

For the inaugural HCS season, Flamesword remained on OpTic, with a new roster of himself, Ace, Assault and Aries. They placed 3rd at Iron Games Columbus 2014, and 4th at UGC St. Louis 2015. Following UGC St. Louis, Aries was replaced with ContrA and OpTic placed 2nd in HCS Online Cups #6 and #7 before taking 3rd place at Gamers For Giving 2015. OpTic then competed in the season finals at PAX East 2015 as the #4 seed, taking a disappointing 7-8th place finish.

HCS Season 2

OpTic underwent a roster change in the offseason, replacing ContrA with 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

FlamesworD 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. Ace left OpTic soon after to join Team Liquid, leaving OpTic to pick up StelluR in his place. After four online qualifiers with StelluR, he and Assault left the team and were replaced by Chaser and LifeStyle. The new roster qualified for the HWC 2016 NA Regional Finals as the 16th seed, with Flamesword's Twitch stream of the Last Chance Qualifier gaining over 20,000 viewers. At Regionals, OpTic finished top 16, failing to qualify for Worlds.

After Worlds ended, OpTic Gaming released Chaser and LifeStyle to ultimately end up with Brett "Naded" Leonard and a returning AcE to replace the. OpTic was then invited to PAX East 2016 where the HCS Pro League Invitational 2016 was being held to have all four former Allegiance members battle it out for the second spot in the Halo Championship Series Pro League 2016. Scottie "Cloud" Holste joined as OpTic's new coach a few days after they were invited to PAX. OpTic started off well as they 3-1 Enigma6, who was suppose to beat OpTic according to many in the community, but then lost eight straight maps to Evil Geniuses and then Team EnVyUs. They finished in 3rd place out of four teams.

Retirement; Move to Coaching

On April 26th, 2016, FlamesworD announced his retirement from competing in professional Halo. He remained on OpTic Gaming's roster as their coach for a few months before eventually moving on.

FlamesworD briefly came out of retirement in March 2017 for ME Las Vegas 2017, teaming with Hunter Jjx (also coming out of retirement), Claim and King Nick as Here 4 Fun. They placed top 24 overall.

Trivia

  • During 2014, Flamesword grew a beard that he referred to as the "OpTic Beard". He shaved it for charity at the beginning of 2015.

Team and Tournament History

Team Competition

Game End Date Event Place Team Prize Team Teammates (Coach)
Halo 5 logo.png March 5, 2017 ME Las Vegas 2017 B717 - 20th I1NQ Logo std2.png Here 4 Fun King NickHunter JjxClaimConerd
Halo 5 logo.png April 24, 2016 HCS Pro League Invitational 2016 A33rd I1NQ OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming MaNiaCAcENadedCloud
Halo 5 logo.png February 21, 2016 HWC NA Regional Finals 2016 A99 - 12th - OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming MaNiaCChaserLifeStyle
Halo 5 logo.png February 6, 2016 HWC NA LCQ 2016 A11st I1Q OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming MaNiaCChaserLifeStyle
Halo 5 logo.png August 7, 2015 Gamescom Invitational 2015 A33 - 4th - OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming AcEAssaultMaNiaC
Halo 2a logo.png July 26, 2015 HCS Season 2 Finals A55 - 6th $6,000 OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming AcEAssaultMaNiaCClutch
Halo 2a logo.png June 28, 2015 HCS Indianapolis 2015 A55th $3,000 OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming AcEAssaultMaNiaCClutch
Halo 2a logo.png April 19, 2015 Iron Games Atlanta 2015 A66th $1,000 OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming AcEAssaultMaNiaC
Halo 2a logo.png March 6, 2015 HCS Season 1 Finals A77 - 8th $2,000 OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming AcEAssaultContrAElamite
Halo 2a logo.png February 22, 2015 Gamers For Giving 2015 A33rd $1,000 OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming AcEAssaultContrAElamite
Halo 2a logo.png January 4, 2015 UGC St. Louis 2015 A44th $550 OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming AcEAriesAssaultElamite
Halo 2a logo.png December 14, 2014 Iron Games Columbus 2014 A33rd $2,000 OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming AcEAriesAssaultElamite
Halo 2a logo.png November 9, 2014 ESL MCC Launch Invitational A55 - 6th $2,500 OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming AcEiGotUrPistolaSnip3downElamite
Halo 4 logo.png December 1, 2013 Multiplay Insomnia 50 A11st £1,000 SQlogo std.png eQ.Status Quo EnableSepticJimbo
Halo 4 logo.png July 21, 2013 AGL 8 Knoxville A33rd $1,500 SQlogo std.png Status Quo EnableBest ManNeighbor
Halo 4 logo.png June 23, 2013 UMG Chicago 2013 A44th - SQlogo std.png G4C Status Quo EnableAcEDersky
Halo 4 logo.png June 9, 2013 AGL 7 Knoxville A22nd $5,000 SQlogo std.png Status Quo EnableAcEDersky
Halo 4 logo.png April 14, 2013 AGL 5 Nashville A44th $600 SQlogo std.png Status Quo EnableSnakeBiteaPG
Halo 4 logo.png January 27, 2013 AGL 3 Chicago A55th $5,000 SQlogo std.png Status Quo EnableFearItSelfVictory X
Halo 4 logo.png November 4, 2012 MLG Fall Championship 2012 A33rd $6,000 SQlogo std.png Status Quo EnableSnakeBiteRoyal2
Halo reach logo.png August 5, 2012 AGL 1 Chicago A11st - SQlogo std.png Status Quo EnableSnakeBiteRoy
Halo reach logo.png March 25, 2012 MLG Winter Championship 2012 A11st $20,000 SQlogo std.png Status Quo EnableRoyal2SnakeBite
Halo reach logo.png November 20, 2011 MLG Providence Championships 2011 A77th $10,000 SQlogo std.png Status Quo AcEAssaultEnable
Halo reach logo.png October 16, 2011 MLG Orlando 2011 A44th $5,600 SQlogo std.png Status Quo AcEAssaultEnable
Halo reach logo.png August 28, 2011 MLG Raleigh 2011 A55th $4,000 SQlogo std.png Status Quo AcEAssaultEnable
Halo reach logo.png July 31, 2011 MLG Anaheim 2011 A22nd $12,000 SQlogo std.png Status Quo AcEAssaultEnable
Halo reach logo.png June 5, 2011 MLG Columbus 2011 A77th $2,000 SQlogo std.png Status Quo AcEAssaultEnable
Halo reach logo.png April 3, 2011 MLG Dallas 2011 A11st $20,000 SQlogo std.png Status Quo AcEAssaultEnable
Halo 3 logo.png November 7, 2010 MLG Dallas Championships 2010 A22nd $60,000 SQlogo std.png Status Quo AcEAssaultEnable
Halo 3 logo.png October 17, 2010 MLG Washington, D.C. 2010 A77th $2,000 SQlogo std.png Status Quo AcEAssaultEnable
Halo 3 logo.png August 29, 2010 MLG Raleigh 2010 A44th $5,600 SQlogo std.png Status Quo AcEAssaultEnable
Halo 3 logo.png June 6, 2010 MLG Columbus 2010 A44th $5,600 SQlogo std.png Status Quo AcEAssaultEnable
Halo 3 logo.png April 18, 2010 MLG Orlando 2010 A44th $5,600 SQlogo std.png Status Quo AcEAssaultEnable
Halo 3 logo.png January 10, 2010 MLG Orlando Championships 2009 A99th - SQlogo std.png Status Quo TotzAcELegend
Halo 3 logo.png November 8, 2009 MLG Anaheim 2009 B010th - SQlogo std.png Status Quo TotzAcELegend
Halo 3 logo.png August 30, 2009 MLG Dallas 2009 B010th - SQlogo std.png Status Quo TotzAcEClutch
Halo 3 logo.png June 7, 2009 MLG Columbus 2009 A77th $2,000 SQlogo std.png Status Quo TotzAcEStrongSide
Halo 3 logo.png April 5, 2009 MLG Meadowlands 2009 A77th $2,000 SQlogo std.png Status Quo TotzAcEStrongSide
Halo 3 logo.png October 5, 2008 MLG Dallas 2008 B414 - 15th - SQlogo std.png Status Quo s1yElumniteTotz
Halo 3 logo.png August 24, 2008 MLG Toronto 2008 B212th - SQlogo std.png Status Quo s1yElumniteTotz
Halo 3 logo.png July 13, 2008 MLG Orlando 2008 C121st - SQlogo std.png Status Quo Prolifics1y foxElumnite
Halo 3 logo.png June 15, 2008 MLG San Diego 2008 C020th - SQlogo std.png Status Quo BrakeProlificPiLEZ
Halo 3 logo.png April 13, 2008 MLG Meadowlands 2008 B818th - SQlogo std.png Status Quo BrakeProlifics1y fox

Coach

Game End Date Event Place Team Prize Team Roster
Halo 5 logo.png July 30, 2016 HCS Pro League - Summer 2016 Relegation A22nd I1Q OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming MaNiaCNadedAcEStr8 SicKFlamesworD
Halo 5 logo.png May 8, 2016 HCS Pro League Summer Qualifier 2016 A55 - 6th - OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming MaNiaCNadedAcEStr8 SicKFlamesworD

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