Rayne

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Rayne
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Background Information
Name Timothy Tinkler
Country of Birth USA United States
Home State Washington
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Region North America
Team Team Liquid
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Alternate IDs L337 Beast
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Team History
Nov 2015 - Mar 2016 NBLlogo std.png Noble eSports
Mar 2016 - Apr 2016 ELvlogo std.png Team eLevate
Apr 2016 - Aug 2016 NVlogo std.png Team EnVyUs
Aug 2016 - Present TLlogo std.png Team Liquid
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Timothy "Rayne" Tinkler is an American player for Team Liquid. He is well known for his time with a variety of teams, including Team EnVyUs and Team eLevate.

Biography

Halo 5

With a competitive background going back to at least MLG Anaheim 2011 - where he placed 26th as a member of Dragons and Whales, Rayne burst into the major leagues with the release of Halo 5: Guardians. He joined Noble eSports in November 2015 alongside ContrA, Penguin and longtime teammate FilthyG with the intention of competing in the Halo World Championship 2016 NA Qualifier series. After a series of team changes, the Noble roster was finalized as Rayne, Penguin, Calm and Swift Kill. Noble qualified for the NA Regional Finals as the 7th seed. At NA Regionals, Noble finished top 8, qualifying for Halo World Championship 2016. Between Regionals and Worlds, the Noble roster got into a dispute with the organization, resulting in the players leaving to join Team eLevate. At Worlds, eLevate won their group, sweeping Denial eSports in the process. They then defeated Epsilon eSports in the quarterfinals and lost to Team Allegiance in the semifinals, taking a top 4 finish.

Following Worlds, the eLevate roster broke up, and Rayne soon found himself on Team EnVyUs alongside Mikwen, iGotUrPistola and eL TowN. The team qualified for Pro League at the Summer Qualifier. EnVy finished 3rd place in the Regular Season, notably having the most maps played out of any team. At the Season Finals, EnVy finished 3rd.

During the off-season, Rayne was dropped from EnVyUs. He soon found a home on Team Liquid alongside Spartan, Commonly and former teammate Penguin. After a 3-3 start to the Fall Pro League season, Liquid attended HCS Orange County 2016, where they finished 3rd. Liquid ended up finishing the season with a 7-7 record, good enough for 3rd place. Weeks later, Team Liquid attended HCS Las Vegas 2016, where they nearly took 1st, defeating Team EnVyUs in the Winners Finals before EnVy came back to take two consecutive series and steal the event from Liquid. At the Season Finals, Liquid were only able to win against Str8 Rippin and placed 3rd out of the four teams in attendance.

Liquid made changes in the offseason, replacing Spartan and Commonly with Eco and StelluR. The new roster's first event was UGC St. Louis 2017, where they proved they were a team competing for 1st place as they nearly defeated OpTic Gaming in the Winners Finals before taking out #1 seeded Team EnVyUs in the Losers Finals and again losing a very close series to OpTic in the Grand Finals. At ME Las Vegas 2017, Liquid qualified for Halo World Championship 2017 after sweeping Pnda Gaming, and solidified themselves as the #2 team in North America with two dominant victories over Team EnVyUs. They lost to OpTic Gaming 4-1 in the Finals and went home in 2nd place. At Worlds, Liquid were placed in a pool with Luminosity Gaming and London Conspiracy, both of whom they 3-0d to earn a top seed in the bracket. In Winners Round 1, they again defeated Team EnVyUs, this time 4-3. This was followed by a 4-0 sweep over Str8 Rippin and a 4-1 WB Finals loss to OpTic Gaming. In the LB Finals, they were unable to overcome a hot Team EnVyUs, who defeated them 4-2 to end their night with a 3rd place finish.

At the first event on 2017 settings, UMG Daytona, Liquid faced Splyce a whopping four times over the course of the weekend - twice in pool play, of which each team won one, once in Winners Bracket Round 2, which Liquid won, and following a 5-game loss to OpTic Gaming, once more in the Losers Semifinals which was won by Liquid in a seven-game affair. They then moved on to face Team EnVyUs, looking to reclaim their spot in the top 2 after losing it at Worlds. EnVy had other plans however, sweeping Liquid in the best-of-7 and sending them home in 3rd.

Trivia

  • Rayne considers himself to be "at least 7x worse" than teammate Penguin.

Team and Tournament History

Game End Date Event Place Team Prize Team Teammates
Halo 5 logo.png May 14, 2016 UMG Daytona 2017 A33rd $8,000 TLlogo std.png Team Liquid SubZeroEcoStelluRSymbolic
Halo 5 logo.png March 26, 2016 Halo World Championship 2017 A33rd $100,000 TLlogo std.png Team Liquid PenguinEcoStelluRSymbolic
Halo 5 logo.png March 5, 2016 ME Las Vegas 2017 A22nd $10,000 TLlogo std.png Team Liquid PenguinEcoStelluRSymbolic
Halo 5 logo.png January 22, 2016 UGC St. Louis 2017 A22nd $10,000 TLlogo std.png Team Liquid PenguinEcoStelluRSymbolic
Halo 5 logo.png December 11, 2016 HCS Pro League - Fall 2016 Finals A33rd $25,000 TLlogo std.png Team Liquid SpartanPenguinCommonlySymbolic
Halo 5 logo.png November 20, 2016 HCS Las Vegas 2016 A22nd $6,000 TLlogo std.png Team Liquid SpartanPenguinCommonlySymbolic
Halo 5 logo.png November 10, 2016 HCS Pro League - Fall 2016 Season A33rd $11,000 TLlogo std.png Team Liquid SpartanPenguinCommonly
Halo 5 logo.png October 9, 2016 HCS Orange County 2016 A33rd $3,500 TLlogo std.png Team Liquid SpartanPenguinCommonlySymbolic
Halo 5 logo.png July 31, 2016 HCS Pro League - Summer 2016 Finals A33rd $25,000 NVlogo std.png Team EnVyUs MikwenPistolaeL TowNElumnite
Halo 5 logo.png July 15, 2016 HCS Pro League - Summer 2016 Season A33rd $11,000 NVlogo std.png Team EnVyUs MikwenPistolaeL TowN
Halo 5 logo.png May 8, 2016 HCS Pro League Summer Qualifier 2016 - Group B A22nd I1Q NVlogo std.png Team EnVyUs iGotUrPistolaeL TowNMikwenElumnite
Halo 5 logo.png April 24, 2016 HCS Pro League Invitational 2016 A22nd - NVlogo std.png Team EnVyUs iGotUrPistolaeL TowNMikwenElumnite
Halo 5 logo.png March 20, 2016 Halo World Championship 2016 A33 - 4th $250,000 ELvlogo std.png Team eLevate Swift KillCalmPenguinChig
Halo 5 logo.png February 21, 2016 HWC NA Regional Finals 2016 A55 - 8th $2,500 NBLlogo std.png Noble eSports Swift KillCalmPenguin
Halo reach logo.png July 31, 2011 MLG Anaheim 2011 C626th - Logo std2.png Dragons and Whales WolfmayyneSxmeoneFilthyG

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