Noble Black

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Noble Black
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Location USA.png United States
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Website nobleesports.com
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Sponsor(s) Esportsify
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Origin PC
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Facebook noblegamingtv
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Organization
Organization: Noble eSports
Sister Team (Former): Noble Reality Check
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History
Created January 1, 2015
Placements
Disbanded April 30, 2015
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Noble Black is a former team that competed in Halo Championship Series seasons 1 and 2. They were a part of the Noble eSports organization.

History

HCS Season 1

On January 1st, 2015, Noble announced the acquisition of a second team, consisting of captain Jacob "Arkanum" Santos, Cody ContrA Szczodrowski, Chris "Blaze" Chapon and Dillon "Randa" Randa. This team took the name of Noble Black. Noble Black finished in the top 12 at UGC St. Louis 2015.

Following UGC, Noble Black underwent a major revision, with Blaze and Randa leaving, and Mason "Aries" Miller and Nick "Maniac" Kershner replacing them. This team placed top 8 in HCS Cup #4 and 2nd in HCS Cup #5. ContrA then left the team, and was replaced by Bradley "APG" Laws. They placed top 4 in the next two HCS Cups, defeating the powerhouse Counter Logic Gaming squad in both, and went into Gamers For Giving with momentum on their side and a new coach Justin "YosH" Theriault. However, they were knocked out of the Winner's Bracket by CLG, and then fell victim to a 3-2 upset at the hands of former Noble team Reality Check, ending their tournament with a 9-12th place finish. Despite the disappointing finish, Noble Black qualifed for PAX East 2015 due to Legendary failing to place high enough to take the 8th seed.

Noble Black went into PAX East with the 8th seed, meaning they had to face European team TGN Vibe to keep the seed and enter the tournament bracket. NB defeated Vibe 3-1 in the first match of the tournament to advance to the Winners Bracket, where they faced off against Evil Geniuses in Round 1. They were defeated 3-1. Noble mounted a mighty comeback in the Losers Bracket, first upsetting OpTic Halo 3-1 in Round 1. In the next round, they upset Denial eSports 3-2. They continued the run in Round 3, upsetting Cloud9 3-2 to guarantee top 3. In the Losers Finals, Noble Black faced the 7th seeded CLG, losing 3-2 in an extremely close series which included four replays of Game 5 Shrine Team Slayer due to draws. CLG ended Noble Black's tournament and season with a season-high 3rd placing.

Noble Black's average LAN placing in HCS Season 1 was 8.17. Their total winnings amounted to $10,450.

HCS Season 2

On March 15, Maniac confirmed on Twitter that he was leaving Noble Black to join OpTic Halo.[1] Hours later, it was announced that APG was leaving Noble Black to join Denial eSports, leaving Arkanum and Aries as a duo.[2] Despite a contract dispute with Maniac making his departure uncertain, Arkanum soon announced the acquisition of Cory "Str8 SicK" Sloss and Ezekiel "Prototype" Martinez to the Noble Black roster.[3] Maniac's departure was made official that night.[4] On March 28, another team change was made, with Noble parting ways with Str8 SicK and announcing the acquisition of Tyler Ninja Blevins.[5] At Iron Games Atlanta 2015, Noble Black was upset early on by the 10th seeded Velocity, losing 2-1. They battled back however, defeating Annex Black, Element 6 Gaming and eXcellence before falling 3-1 to Winterfox. They then defeated Velocity in a consolation rematch to take 7th place.[6] Over the following weeks, the members of Noble Black individually left and were released by the organization, as they turned their focus to building a new roster under the Noble eSports banner.

Timeline

  • 2015

Personnel

Former

ID Name Next Team
USA Aries Mason Miller TLlogo std.png Team Liquid
USA Ninja Tyler Blevins TLlogo std.png Team Liquid
USA Arkanum Jacob Santos WFXlogo std.png Winterfox
USA Prototype Ezekiel Martinez ARlogo std.png Active Rush
USA Str8 SicK Cory Sloss ELvlogo std.png Team eLevate
USA MaNiaC Nick Kershner OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming
USA APG Bradley Laws DNLlogo std.png Denial eSports
USA ContrA Cody Szczodrowski OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming
USA Blaze Chris Chapon FTLlogo std.png Fatal Ambition
USA Randa Dillon Randa Logo std2.png Team Randa
USA PreDevoNator Devon Layton Logo std2.png Legendary

Organization

Former

ID Name Role
USA Levy Levi Stump Coach
Canada YosH Justin Theriault Coach
USA Brutus Paul Coach

Tournament History

End Date Game Place Prize HCS Points Event Players (Coach)
April 19, 2015 Halo 2a logo.png A77th - 75 Iron Games Atlanta 2015 ArkanumAriesNinjaPrototype
03-08-2015 Halo 2a logo.png A33rd $10,000 - PAX East 2015 ArkanumAPGAriesManiacYosh
02-22-2015 Halo 2a logo.png A99 - 12th - 150 Gamers For Giving 2015 ArkanumAPGAriesManiacYosh
01-04-2015 Halo 2a logo.png A99 - 12th $200 200 UGC St. Louis 2015 ArkanumContrABlazeRandaBrutus

Team Achievements

Media

Interviews

Articles

See Also

Gallery

External Links

References

  1. https://twitter.com/maniacccccc/status/577259509011320832
  2. https://twitter.com/DenialEsports/status/577280446599454721
  3. https://twitter.com/Noble_Arkanum/status/577293509532712961
  4. https://twitter.com/OpTicFlamesword/status/577325748761022464
  5. https://twitter.com/NobleProGaming/status/581982401309605888
  6. http://challonge.com/ighcsatl
  7. https://twitter.com/DenialEsports/status/577280446599454721
  8. https://twitter.com/OpTicFlamesword/status/577325748761022464
  9. https://twitter.com/Noble_Arkanum/status/577293509532712961
  10. https://twitter.com/NobleProGaming/status/581982401309605888
  11. https://twitter.com/NobleProGaming/status/590545913413820417
  12. https://www.facebook.com/winterfoxgg/posts/994254263919356
  13. https://twitter.com/NobleProGaming/status/593893755809325056