Pnda Gaming

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Pnda Gaming
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Team information
Region North America
Location United States
Coach Nicholas "ShowTime" Laskaras
Manager
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Captain Carlos "Cratos" Ayala
Website http://pndagaming.com
ESL [{{{esl}}} Profile]
Sponsor(s) End of Reality
UGC Events
Cinch Gaming
Meta Threads
JerkyXP
Insane Labz
Techni Sport
Trigger Devils
YouTube Channel
Livestream
Facebook PndaGaming/
Reddit
Twitter
Organization
EsportsWikis Network: Call of Duty
History
Created 2014
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Disbanded
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Pnda Gaming is a North American eSports team that currently has teams in Call of Duty, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Halo 5: Guardians.

History

Halo 5: Guardians

Pnda Gaming declared its entry into the Halo scene on March 10, 2016, announcing a roster of Andrew "JR2" Sychtysz, Jared "MudVayne" Keenan, Joseph "SickStory" Ebbs and Jack "Buffet".[1] This roster achieved no notable tournament placings. During the qualifying stages for the Summer 2016 HCS Pro League, JR2 and MudVayne unsuccessfully attempted to qualify for the league as members of Ambush. MudVayne was then replaced on the official Pnda roster by Jake "Psylince".[2] With the acquisition of Psylince, Pnda attempted to qualify for the Pro League through the Last Chance Qualifier but could not manage the top 2 placing required to qualify.

Months later, Pnda formed a new roster for 2050 Chattanooga consisting of Blake "Mr Blakerz" Kottke, Rob "ROB THE TURTLE" O'Connor, Dominic "BotchyHawk" Demilio and Amorist "FireBird" Johnson. They finished in the top 6 at the event. After Chatt, Pnda replaced FireBird with "Triton" and began competing in the Fall 2016 Open Circuit. Within weeks, BotchyHawk was replaced by a returning Psylince, but the team was unable to establish itself as a top contender in the Open Circuit. The roster was eventually released.

Weeks later, Pnda acquired a new roster consisting of four veteran pros - Scott "Cloud" Holste, Ryan "RyaNoob" Geddes, Faisal "Goofy" Khan and Gabriel "Gabriel" Funes-Soto.[3] They attended UGC St. Louis 2016, where they finished 4th, good enough to qualify for the Esports Minor League Fall 2016 Season. They then attended HCS Las Vegas 2016 with the intent of qualifying for Relegation. They finished 4th, falling short of their goal after a close loss to 6S Gaming.

Going into the ESML roster lock, Pnda made changes, releasing RyaNoob and Goofy and bringing in rising amateur players Tristan "Brainstorm" Gurudeo and Josbe "Tapping Buttons" Valadez. After going 0-2 in their first week, Pnda replaced Tapping Buttons with Nicola "V t3ct9" Rios.

On January 16th, 2017, Pnda released its roster and signed the recently formed pro-seeded roster of Carlos "Cratos" Ayala, Brett "Naded" Leonard, Cory "Str8 SicK" Sloss and Kyle "Nemassist" Kubina.[4] At their first event - UGC St. Louis 2017 - the Pnda roster came out flat with a first-round loss to SetToDestroyX. In Losers, they swept Primal, but were defeated in the following round by Luminosity Gaming, finishing in the top 12 and leaving the event as the only pro seeded team to not take a top 8 placing.

Timeline

  • 2017
  • 2016

Player Roster

Current

ID Name Position
USA Cratos Carlos Ayala Captain
USA Naded Brett Leonard Player
USA Str8 SicK Cory Sloss Player
USA Nemassist Kyle Kubina Player
USA ShowTime Nicholas Laskaras Head Coach

Former

ID Name Next Team
USA Cloud Scott Holste
None
USA Gabriel Gabriel Funes-Soto
None
USA Brainstorm Tristan Gurudeo
None
USA v t3ct9 Nicola Rios
None
Mexico Tapping Buttons Josbe Valadez
None
USA RyaNoob Ryan Geddes MWlogo std.png Most Wanted
USA Goofy Faisal Khan
None
USA Mr Blakerz Blake Kottke Logo std2.png Don't Chase Me Bro
USA ROB THE TURTLE Robert O'Connor Logo std2.png Don't Chase Me Bro
USA Triton
None
USA Psylince Jake
None
USA BotchyHawk Dominic Demilio
None
USA FireBird Amorist Johnson SoLlogo std.png Team Solstice
USA JR2 Andrew Sychtysz Logo std2.png Team JusTus
USA SickStory Joseph Ebbs EXlogo std.png eXcellence Gaming
USA Buffet Jack
None

Tournament History

End Date Game Place Prize Event Players (Coach)
January 22, 2017 Halo 5 logo.png A99 - 12th - UGC St. Louis 2017 CratosNadedStr8 SicKNemassistShowTime
November 20, 2016 Halo 5 logo.png A99 - 12th - HCS Las Vegas 2016 CloudRyaNoobGoofyGabriel
November 19, 2016 Halo 5 logo.png A44th I1NQ HCS Open Circuit - Fall 2016 Finals CloudRyaNoobGoofyGabriel
October 30, 2016 Halo 5 logo.png A44th $1,500 UGC St. Louis 2016 CloudRyaNoobGoofyGabriel
September 4, 2016 Halo 5 logo.png A55 - 6th - 2050 Chattanooga ROB THE TURTLEBotchyHawkFireBirdMr Blakerz
May 22, 2016 Halo 5 logo.png A99 - 12th - HCS Pro League - Summer 2016 LCQ JR2PsylinceSickStoryBuffet

Media

Articles

Interviews

External Links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Pnda Gaming's tweet - twitter.com
  2. 2.0 2.1 Pnda Gaming's tweet - twitter.com
  3. 3.0 3.1 Pnda Gaming's tweet - twitter.com
  4. 4.0 4.1 Pnda Gaming's tweet - twitter.com