MaNiaC

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MaNiaC
OpTic MaNiaC 2016.jpg
Background Information
Name Nick Kershner
Country of Birth USA United States
Home State {{{state}}}
Birthday August 15th, 1991
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Xbox One ID OpTic CaiNaM
Alternate IDs MaNiiaC
Esportsearnings Profile
ESL [{{{esl}}} Profile]
Controller Setup {{{controller}}}
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YouTube Channel
Livestream Twitch
Facebook
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reddit
Beyond Profile {{{beyond}}}
ask.fm
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Team History
2007-2009 Logo std2.png Various Teams
2009- Feb 2015 BtHlogo std.png Believe the Hype
Feb 2015 - Mar 2015 NBL Blogo std.png Noble Black
Mar 2015 - Sep 2016 OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming
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Nick "MaNiaC" Kershner is a retired veteran player that is now creating content for OpTic Gaming. He is well known for his nearly six year tenure as a member of Believe the Hype and for his final year of competing on OpTic Gaming.

Biography

Nick Kershner was born between on March 15th, 1991.[1][2] He has recently become a popular streamer and eSports celebrity, experiencing a surge in popularity since joining OpTic Gaming and gaining over 100,000 YouTube subscriptions in a matter of months.

Halo 2

MaNiaC made his Professional Gaming debut with a top 32 finish at MLG Charlotte 2007. His team, Joke a ChoKe, consisted of Anthrax, Cloud and Death. His best placing in Halo 2 was 21st, at MLG Orlando 2007.

Halo 3

MaNiaC competed in 3 out of the 6 MLG events in 2008. He placed top 8 twice, at MLG Orlando 2008 and MLG Dallas 2008 with two separate teams. In 2009, MaNiaC found success on Believe the Hype with a roster consisting of Cloud, Clutch and Demon D. They placed 5th at MLG Anaheim 2009 and followed that performance with a 1st place finish at the MLG Orlando 2009 National Championship. Believe the Hype underwent a handful of changes throughout the 2010 season, resulting in their best finish being 3rd at MLG Columbus 2010.

Halo: Reach

MaNiaC and Believe the Hype continued to swap out players in the first season of Halo Reach. In 2011, Believe the Hype placed 3rd in three separate events. They ended the season 3rd at the MLG Providence 2011 National Championship. The roster consisted of Cloud, Reliable and Snip3down.

Halo 2: Annivesary

Believe the Hype won the ESL MCC Launch Invitational in November 2014 with a roster of MaNiaC, Formal, Lethul and APG. This was MaNiaC's 2nd major tournament win and his first since the MLG Orlando 2009 National Championship. MaNiaC brought BtH into the HCS, one of the few top teams to not go the route of signing with an eSports organization. With a roster of MaNiaC, APG, Lethul and Legit, BtH took 5th place at Iron Games Columbus 2014, and 9th at UGC St. Louis 2015. Following UGC, BtH disbanded when Lethul and APG left. This lead to MaNiaC joining Noble Black with Arkanum, Aries and ContrA. Ironically, APG would end up replacing ContrA and teaming with MaNiaC once again. At MaNiaC's first tournament on a team other than BtH since MLG Meadowlands 2009, MaNiaC and Noble Black placed a disappointing 9-12th at Gamers For Giving 2015, but managed to hold onto the 8th seed and qualify for the season finals at PAX East 2015. At PAX, Noble Black had a much better showing, going on a huge Losers Bracket run that narrowly ended in the Losers Finals against Counter Logic Gaming to end their season with a 3rd placing and $10,000.

On March 15, 2015, MaNiaC announced that he was leaving Noble Black to join OpTic Halo with Flamesword, Ace and Assault.[3] After a contract dispute, it was made official later that day.[4] MaNiaC's first event with OpTic was Iron Games Atlanta 2015, where they finished in 6th place. 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

MaNiaC 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. At Regionals, OpTic finished top 16, failing to qualify for Worlds.

After Worlds season, OpTic underwent roster changes, finalizing a roster of Maniac, Flamesword, Ace 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 14, MaNiaC announced the release of his team from the OpTic organization, and his subsequent retirement from competitive Halo. He stated his intentions to play out the initial weeks of the Fall 2016 Season until the team is allowed to make a roster change. Despite this, the team, now named LOL, played with RyaNoob in MaNiaC's place during their second match in Week 1.

Trivia

Team and Tournament History

Game Event Place Team Teammates (Coach)
Halo 5 logo.png HCS Pro League - Summer 2016 Relegation A22nd OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming AcEStr8 SicKaPGFlamesworD
Halo 5 logo.png HCS Pro League - Summer 2016 Season A88th OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming AcEStr8 SicKaPG
Halo 5 logo.png HCS Pro League - Summer 2016 LCQ A22nd OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming NadedAcEStr8 SicK
Halo 5 logo.png HCS Pro League Summer Qualifier 2016 - Group A A33rd OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming NadedAcEStr8 SicKFlamesworD
Halo 5 logo.png HCS Pro League Invitational 2016 A33rd OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming FlamesworDNadedAcECloud
Halo 5 logo.png HWC NA Regional Finals 2016 A99 - 16th OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming FlamesworDChaserLifestyleBigTymeR
Halo 5 logo.png HWC NA 2016 - LCQ A11st OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming FlamesworDChaserLifestyle
Halo 5 logo.png Gamescom Invitational 2015 A33 - 4th OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming FlamesworDAcEAssault
Halo 2a logo.png HCS Season 2 Finals A55 - 6th OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming FlamesworDAcEAssaultClutch
Halo 2a logo.png HCS Indianapolis A55th OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming FlamesworDAcEAssault
Halo 2a logo.png Iron Games Atlanta 2015 A66th OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming FlamesworDAcEAssault
Halo 2a logo.png PAX East 2015 A33rd NBL Blogo std.png Noble Black AriesArkanumaPGYosH
Halo 2a logo.png Gamers For Giving 2015 A99 - 12th NBL Blogo std.png Noble Black AriesArkanumAPGYosH
Halo 2a logo.png UGC St. Louis 2015 A99th BtHlogo std.png Believe the Hype aPGClutchLegit
Halo 2a logo.png Iron Games Columbus 2014 A55th BtHlogo std.png Believe the Hype aPGLegitLethul
Halo 2a logo.png ESL MCC Launch Invitational A11st BtHlogo std.png Believe the Hype aPGFormaLLethuLMr. X
Halo 4 logo.png AGL 9 Atlanta A33rd BtHlogo std.png Believe the Hype AcECloudRegicide
Halo 4 logo.png AGL 8 Knoxville A77 - 8th BtHlogo std.png Believe the Hype AssaultCloudSnakeBite
Halo 4 logo.png UMG Chicago 2013 A55 - 6th BtHlogo std.png Believe the Hype AriesCloudLethuL
Halo 4 logo.png AGL 7 Knoxville A77 - 8th BtHlogo std.png Believe the Hype BlazeCloudLethuL
Halo 4 logo.png AGL 6 Pittsburgh A22nd BtHlogo std.png Believe the Hype CloudDerskyEnable
Halo 4 logo.png MLG Fall Championship 2012 A77 - 8th BtHlogo std.png Believe the Hype AssaultCloudLethuL
Halo reach logo.png AGL 2 Columbus X? BtHlogo std.png Believe the Hype ClutchCloudDersky
Halo reach logo.png MLG Winter Championship 2012 A99 - 12th BtHlogo std.png Believe the Hype ClutchReliableTwin Savior
Halo reach logo.png MLG Providence Championships 2011 A33rd BtHlogo std.png Believe the Hype CloudReliableSnipedown
Halo reach logo.png MLG Orlando 2011 B212th BtHlogo std.png Believe the Hype CloudReliableSnip3down
Halo reach logo.png MLG Raleigh 2011 A33rd BtHlogo std.png Believe the Hype DestinFormaLReliable
Halo reach logo.png MLG Anaheim 2011 A55th BtHlogo std.png Believe the Hype BlazeFormaLRyanoob
Halo reach logo.png MLG Columbus 2011 B313th BtHlogo std.png Believe the Hype CloudClutchNeighbor
Halo reach logo.png MLG Dallas 2011 A33rd BtHlogo std.png Believe the Hype aPGCloudClutch
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Dallas Championships 2010 A55th BtHlogo std.png Believe the Hype Demon DSnip3downTizoxic
Halo 3 logo.png MLG D.C. 2010 B111th BtHlogo std.png Believe the Hype Demon DSnip3downTizoxic
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Raleigh 2010 A66th BtHlogo std.png Believe the Hype Demon DHeinzSnipedown
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Columbus 2010 A33rd BtHlogo std.png Believe the Hype aPGDemon DDestin
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Orlando 2010 A55th BtHlogo std.png Believe the Hype aPGDemon DDestin
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Orlando Championships 2009 A11st BtHlogo std.png Believe the Hype CloudClutchDemon D
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Anaheim 2009 A55th BtHlogo std.png Believe the Hype CloudClutchDemon D
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Dallas 2009 A99th BtHlogo std.png Believe the Hype CloudDemon DSoviet
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Meadowlands 2009 C020th Logo std2.png The Riot GoodWillSunff SaidWooooly
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Dallas 2008 C424th Logo std2.png Gotta Love the Sun Demon DSnuff SaidssSilent
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Toronto 2008 B717th Logo std2.png Last Effect Demon DGhost AttackThrust
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Orlando 2008 A88th Logo std2.png Fatal Images LaquatusSeverinceTizoxic
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Orlando 2007 C121st Logo std2.png Gotta Love the Sun LiesK4 MassacressSilent
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Chicago 2007 C424th Logo std2.png Gotta Love the Sun iFielderSnuff SaidssSilent
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Charlotte 2007 Z? Logo std2.png Joke a Choke AnthraxCloudDeath

External Content

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References

  1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0TmBAk0BZY - Says he is 25
  2. http://www.Twitter.com/OpTicMaNiaC - Says August 15th
  3. https://twitter.com/MaNiaCCCCCC/status/577259509011320832
  4. https://twitter.com/OpTicFlamesword/status/577325748761022464