Nice Like Rice

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Nice Like Rice
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Team information
Region North America
Location United States
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Manager
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Captain Jordan "LegendJRG" Blackburn
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History
Created 2006
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Disbanded 2008
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Nice Like Rice is a former Halo team that achieved moderate success in the 2006 and 2007 MLG seasons. For its entire run on the MLG Pro Circuit, it was captained by Jordan "LegendJRG" Blackburn.

History

Halo 2

Nice Like Rice was founded in the midst of the 2006 MLG season by Jordan "LegendJRG" Blackburn, "RioOoOo", "FireIsHot" and "snwborder5". They took 17th place at their first event, MLG Anaheim 2006. NLR returned at MLG Chicago 2006 with a revised lineup, having replaced FireIsHot with Juan "Donut" Remacha. The new lineup showed improvement, taking 10th place at the event. For the next event in Orlando, NLR replaced snwborder5 with Raymond "Ray" Markham. The new lineup again took 10th at the event. For the MLG New York Playoffs 2006 qualifying event, NLR replaced Donut with "Scrub". The new squad took 11th place at the event, failing to qualify for the MLG Las Vegas Championships 2006.

NLR made big changes going into the 2007 season. LegendJRG and Ray stuck together and recruited Gavin "Havok" Smith and "Butt3rZ". The new lineup placed in the money for the first time, taking 6th place at MLG Charlotte 2007. The same roster repeated the 6th place finish at MLG Meadowlands 2007. Looking to improve, LegendJRG and Ray once again recruited two new teammates in the form of Peter "Foulacy" Dietrich and Jake "Pyrocy" Neff. The new squad took 5th place at MLG Dallas 2007. At MLG Chicago 2007, NLR took a step back, being upset by former member Donut and his new team Time 2 Prove early in Winners'. They were then eliminated by 13th seeded Perfect Balance, taking 15th overall. Legend again decided to retool the roster, this time replacing Ray and Foulacy with Paul "Slim" MiDeck and Corey "Bonfire" Howard. The new squad took an impressive 3rd place finish at MLG Orlando 2007, earning the 6th seed going into the Las Vegas National Championships. Unfortunately for NLR, they were unable to win a series at the big event, first losing closely to Str8 Rippin before being swept out of Losers' by FBI ICON. They then lost their 7th place consolation match to PainX, taking 8th place and $8,000.

A makeshift NLR squad attended the MLG Canadian Open 2007 event, consisting of LegendJRG and a returning Ray alongside "Hewy" and "Chronic Lies". The squad took 5th place.

Halo 3

Nice Like Rice returned for the debut Halo 3 event - MLG Meadowlands 2008. The roster which included LegendJRG, Ray, "Rudy" and an unknown fourth did not make it out of the open bracket. The team temporarily disbanded as Legend competed on another team for MLG San Diego 2008, but he brought it back for MLG Orlando 2008 with a roster of himself, "SwisHaa", "RephoriK" and "Milk". The new roster took 17th place at the event. This would be the last appearance of Nice Like Rice at an MLG event.

Timeline

  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006

Player Roster

Former

ID Name Next Team
USA LegendJRG Jordan Blackburn Logo std2.png The Business
USA Milk Logo std2.png 3rd Degree
USA RephoriK
None
USA SwisHaa ARlogo std.png Active Rush
USA Ray Raymond Markham
None
USA Chronic Lies
None
USA Hewy
None
USA Bonfire Corey Howard Logo std2.png XiT WoundZ
USA Slim Paul DiMeck Logo std2.png InfernO
USA Pyrocy Jake Neff Logo std2.png InfernO
USA Foulacy Peter Dietrich Logo std2.png Perfect Storm
USA Havok Gavin Smith Str8logo std.png Str8 Rippin
USA Butt3rZ Logo std2.png FBI ICON
USA Scrub Logo std2.png The Business
USA RioOoOo Logo std2.png Us Eh
USA Donut Juan Remacha Logo std2.png Gty
USA snwborder5
None
USA FireIsHot Logo std2.png Xtreme Gaming

Tournament History

End Date Game Place Prize Event Players (Coach)
July 13, 2008 Halo 3 logo.png B717th - MLG Orlando 2008 LegendJRGRephoriKSwisHaaMilk
April 13, 2008 Halo 3 logo.png D2< 32nd - MLG Meadowlands 2008 LegendJRGRayRudy?
October 14, 2007 Halo 2 logo.png A55th $3,500 MLG Canadian Open 2007 LegendJRGRayHewyChronic Lies
October 14, 2007 Halo 2 logo.png A88th $8,000 MLG Las Vegas Championships 2007 LegendJRGPyrocySlimBonfire
September 23, 2007 Halo 2 logo.png A33rd $8,000 MLG Orlando 2007 LegendJRGPyrocySlimBonfire
August 19, 2007 Halo 2 logo.png B515th - MLG Chicago 2007 LegendJRGRayFoulacyPyrocy
July 22, 2007 Halo 2 logo.png A55th $4,000 MLG Dallas 2007 LegendJRGRayFoulacyPyrocy
June 10, 2007 Halo 2 logo.png A66th $2,800 MLG Meadowlands 2007 LegendJRGRayHavokButt3rZ
April 15, 2007 Halo 2 logo.png A66th $2,800 MLG Charlotte 2007 LegendJRGRayHavokButt3rZ
October 15, 2006 Halo 2 logo.png B111th - MLG New York Playoffs 2006 LegendJRGScrubRioOoOoRay
August 27, 2006 Halo 2 logo.png B010th - MLG Orlando 2006 LegendJRGDonutRioOoOoRay
June 25, 2006 Halo 2 logo.png B010th - MLG Chicago 2006 LegendJRGDonutRioOoOosnwborder5
June 25, 2006 Halo 2 logo.png B717th - MLG Anaheim 2006 LegendJRGFireIsHotRioOoOosnwborder5

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