SnakeBite

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SnakeBite
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Background Information
Name Paul Duarte
Country of Birth USA United States
Home State {{{state}}}
Birthday May 3, 1995
Competitive
Region North America
Team OpTic Gaming
Xbox One ID SnakeBiteFPS
Alternate IDs Snake Bite, Snake_Bite_71
Esportsearnings Profile
ESL [{{{esl}}} Profile]
Controller Setup {{{controller}}}
Media
YouTube SnakeBiteFPS/
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Beyond Profile {{{beyond}}}
ask.fm
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Team History
2008 - 2009 Logo std2.png Various Teams
2009 - 2009 Logo std2.png Relapse
2010 - 2011 Warriorslogo std.png Warriors
2012 - 2013 SQlogo std.png Status Quo
2013 - 2013 BtHlogo std.png Believe the Hype
Nov 2014 - Nov 2014 StKlogo std.png Shoot to Kill
Nov 2014 - Sep 2016 CLGlogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming
Sep 2016 - Present OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming
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Paul "SnakeBite" Duarte is an American player and captain of OpTic Gaming. He is a 2016 World Champion and is well known for his time with the same teammates under Counter Logic Gaming, and for his time with teams Status Quo and Warriors.

Biography

Halo 2

Snake Bite's professional Halo career began in 2006, when he was only 11 years old. Unable to land on a team, Snake Bite attended the MLG New York Playoffs 2006 and competed in the FFA, advancing to the 5th round and finishing top 64 overall.[1] His next event would be the second event of the 2007 season - MLG Meadowlands 2007, where he would play as a part of team Just Chill. Just Chill failed to make it out of the Open Bracket, and Snake Bite finished in the top 512 of the FFA, being eliminated in the second round.

Halo 3

Snake Bite's first Championship Bracket placing would come at the first Halo 3 event on the MLG Pro Circuit - MLG Meadowlands, as a member of Calm Mentality with Merkage, Thrust and Nizzin. For MLG San Diego, Snake Bite, Thrust and Merkage picked up Obi and changed the team's name to Adversity. The new roster finished 22nd. For the next event in Orlando, Snake Bite and Thrust linked up with Ghost Attack and Aries, forming team Emphasis. They finished 20th. Snake Bite would sit out the remainder of the 2008 season.

At the kickoff event of the 2009 season - MLG Meadowlands 2009, Snake Bite linked up with InSaiyan, Prolific and the veteran LegendJRG to form team Sovereign. Unfortunately, Snake Bite's streak of improving placements would come to an end here, as the team failed to advance from the Open Bracket. Looking to rebound in Columbus, Snake Bite once again teamed with Ghost Attack, this time alongside Nickel 9 and Tuss, as Flatline. They finished 26th. What could be argued as Snake Bite's big break came with the formation of team Relapse following Columbus, consisting of Snake Bite, Fearris, Derksky and Loki. They finished an impressive 11th in Dallas. For the next event in Anaheim, Dersky was replaced by Max/Pro, but the team took the same placing - 11th. They once again switched fourths going into the MLG Orlando Championships 2009, replacing Max with NocturnalKernal. This resulted in a 14th place finish at the National Championship event.

Snake Bite sat out the first two events of the 2010 season, but hit the big time upon his return, joining Warriors alongside NocturnalKernal, Brake and Robbie B. At both MLG Raleigh and MLG D.C., Warriors finished 5th, earning Snake Bite his first MLG prize money and a coveted seed in the MLG Dallas Championships 2010. At the National Championship event, Warriors finished 7th, taking home $10,000.

Halo: Reach

SnakeBite and Robbie B retooled Warriors for the 2011 season, recruiting veterans ElamiteWarrior and StrongSide to fill out the roster. The new roster finished 4th at the kickoff event in Dallas. At the following event in Columbus, they finished 12th, and SnakeBite looked to rebuild the team with StrongSide. The duo recruited TwYLighT and SnakeBite's former teammate Dersky. They finished 4th in Anaheim and 8th in Raleigh, leading to another team change. SnakeBite and Dersky struck gold when they recruited Clutch and Royal2 to round out the roster. They would take 3rd place in Orlando and 2nd place at the MLG Providence Championships 2011, taking a $60,000 prize and creating a duo between SnakeBite and Royal2 which would go on to become one of the most successful in Halo. Following the 2011 season, SnakeBite and Royal2 left Warriors to join Status Quo alongside Enable and FlamesworD. They won their first event at MLG Winter Championship 2012, defeating the Instinct line-up known as the God Squad in the finals. With Roy taking Royal2's place for AGL 1 Chicago, SQ again emerged victorious.

Halo 4

Royal2 returned to the SQ lineup for the MLG Fall Championship 2012 Halo 4 exposition, reuniting the championship team from the Winter event. SQ would finish 3rd at the event. SnakeBite would attend two more Halo 4 AGL events, finishing 4th and top 8 at AGL 5 Nashville and AGL 8 Knoxville, respectively.

Halo 2: Anniversary

With the launch of the MCC and the birth of a developer-supported Halo esports league, SnakeBite joined Shoot to Kill with Heinz, Ogre 2 and Royal2. They finished 3rd at the ESL MCC Launch Invitational. For HCS season 1, Counter Logic Gaming announced the acquisition of StK.[2][3] They proceeded to win Iron Gaming Columbus 2014 and finish 2nd at both UGC St. Louis 2015 and Gamers For Giving 2015, before repeating their 2nd placing in the season finals at PAX East 2015. SnakeBite was a standout slayer in season 1, providing many highlight clips including the final kill to seal CLG's victory at Iron Games Columbus.

Following the conclusion of season 1, CLG replaced Heinz with Cloud. SnakeBite and CLG started the season off on a low note, placing 5th at Iron Games Atlanta 2015. At HCS Indianapolis they returned to form, with a 2nd place finish. CLG again finished 2nd at the HCS Season 2 Finals, falling to EG once again.

Halo 5: Guardians

CLG made roster changes going into Halo 5, replacing Cloud with Frosty and, controversially, OGRE2 with Lethul. The new roster's first tournament was the X Games Aspen 2016 invitational, where they again fell in the finals to EG, earning silver medals. At HWC NA Regionals, CLG dominated the event, sweeping EG in the semifinals and defeating Denial eSports 4-2 in the finals. Approaching Halo World Championship 2016, SnakeBite made a name for himself as the mastermind behind CLG's dominance. Heading into the the Halo World Championship 2016 with an unprecedented scrim record of 240-31, SnakeBite and the #1 seeded Counter Logic Gaming squad looked completely dominant. During pool play the team played as expected, only dropping 1 game to Epsilon eSports, and headed into bracket play with ease. An early bracket matchup against rivals Evil Geniuses spelled trouble for CLG, but they dealt with it handily, sweeping EG 3-0. In the semifinals, they faced the most adversity they would see in the tournament, needing 6 games to take out Denial eSports once again. In the finals, Royal 2 and crew rocketed past Naded and his Team Allegiance squad in 4-0 fashion, proving his worth once again on Counter Logic Gaming and securing the $1,000,000 1st place prize at the Halo World Championship. Following the event, SnakeBite noted his team's practiced mindset, "It's just another game, it's just another series," which helped to suppress emotion affecting their gameplay. CLG's confident teamwork and strategic excellence shone through with the help of this mindset. During an interview, SnakeBite was asked if they felt nervous at any point during the event. His answer was simply, "No."

Following Worlds, CLG were the first team to qualify for the Summer 2016 Pro League. Posting a 13-1 record, with their only loss being to Enigma6 Group, CLG went into the Season Finals as the #1 seed. They went 3-0 at the event, taking 1st place after defeating Enigma6 in the finals.

On September 14, the first day of the Fall 2016 Pro League, the CLG roster was acquired by OpTic Gaming. After early losses to Evil Geniuses and Team EnVyUs in the season, the OpTic roster showed that it was still the team to beat on LAN by winning its fourth straight event - HCS Orange County 2016. A few weeks later, LethuL opted to fill in for Team EnVyUs captain Mikwen, who was unable to attend UGC St. Louis 2016 with the squad. Under the team name Truce, referencing the former bad blood between LethuL and EnVyUs member Snip3down, the roster took 1st place at the event. OpTic ended up finishing the season with an 11-3 record, good enough for 2nd place. At the Season Finals, OpTic came out strong with victories over Team Liquid and Team EnVyUs, but in the Grand Finals, it was EnVyUs that won two straight best-of-7 matches to steal the throne from OpTic.

At the first event of the Halo World Championship 2017 qualifying season, UGC St. Louis 2017, OpTic defeated Team EnVyUs in the Winners' Finals and took out Team Liquid in the Grand Finals to reclaim 1st place.

Trivia

  • He went to his first event in 2006 at 11 years old.
  • He is a frequent teammate of Royal2, consistently teaming with him since 2011. They have only placed outside of the top 3 once together, at Iron Games Atlanta 2015.

Team and Tournament History

Team Competition

Game End Date Event Place Team Prize Team Teammates (Coach)
Halo 5 logo.png January 22, 2017 UGC St. Louis 2017 A11st $20,000 OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming Royal2FrostyLethuLRoyal1
Halo 5 logo.png December 11, 2016 HCS Pro League - Fall 2016 Finals A22nd $35,000 OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming Royal2FrostyLethuLRoyal1
Halo 5 logo.png November 10, 2016 HCS Pro League - Fall 2016 Season A22nd $12,000 OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming Royal2FrostyLethuL
Halo 5 logo.png October 9, 2016 HCS Orange County 2016 A11st $7,000 OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming Royal2FrostyLethuLRoyal1
Halo 5 logo.png July 31, 2016 HCS Pro League - Summer 2016 Finals A11st $75,000 CLGlogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming Royal2FrostyLethuLRoyal1
Halo 5 logo.png July 15, 2016 HCS Pro League - Summer 2016 Regular Season A11st  ? CLGlogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming Royal2FrostyLethuL
Halo 5 logo.png March 20, 2016 Halo World Championship 2016 A11st $1,000,000 CLGlogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming Royal2FrostyLethuLClutch
Halo 5 logo.png February 21, 2016 HWC NA Regional Finals 2016 A11st $20,000 CLGlogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming Royal2FrostyLethuLClutch
Halo 5 logo.png January 30, 2016 X Games Aspen 2016 A22nd Silver.png $10,000 CLGlogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming Royal2FrostyLethuLClutch
Halo 2a logo.png July 26, 2015 HCS Season 2 Finals A22nd $30,000 CLGlogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming OGRE2Royal2CloudRoyal1
Halo 2a logo.png June 28, 2015 HCS Indianapolis 2015 A22nd $12,000 CLGlogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming OGRE2Royal2CloudRoyal1
Halo 2a logo.png April 19, 2015 Iron Games Atlanta 2015 A55th $1,600 CLGlogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming OGRE2Royal2CloudRoyal1
Halo 2a logo.png March 8, 2015 HCS Season 1 Finals A22nd $20,000 CLGlogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming OGRE2Royal2HeinzRoyal1
Halo 2a logo.png February 22, 2015 Gamers For Giving 2015 A22nd $3,000 CLGlogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming OGRE2Royal2HeinzRoyal1
Halo 2a logo.png January 4, 2015 UGC St. Louis 2015 A22nd $4,750 CLGlogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming OGRE2Royal2HeinzRoyal1
Halo 2a logo.png December 14, 2014 Iron Games Columbus 2014 A11st $8,000 CLGlogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming OGRE2Royal2HeinzRoyal1
Halo 2a logo.png November 9, 2014 ESL MCC Launch Invitational A33rd $6,000 StKlogo std.png Shoot to Kill OGRE2Royal2HeinzRoyal1
Halo 4 logo.png July 21, 2013 AGL 8 Knoxville A77 - 8th - BtHlogo std.png Believe the Hype AssaultCloudMaNiaC
Halo 4 logo.png April 14, 2013 AGL 5 Nashville A44th $600 SQlogo std.png Status Quo EnableFlamesworDAPG
Halo 4 logo.png November 4, 2012 MLG Fall Championship 2012 A33rd $6,000 SQlogo std.png Status Quo EnableFlamesworDRoyal2
Halo reach logo.png August 5, 2012 AGL 1 Chicago A11st  ? SQlogo std.png Status Quo EnableFlamesworDRoy
Halo reach logo.png March 25, 2012 MLG Winter Championship 2012 A11st $20,000 SQlogo std.png Status Quo EnableFlamesworDRoyal2
Halo reach logo.png November 20, 2011 MLG Providence Championships 2011 A22nd $60,000 Warriorslogo std.png Warriors ClutchDerskyRoyal2
Halo reach logo.png October 16, 2011 MLG Orlando 2011 A33rd $8,000 Warriorslogo std.png Warriors ClutchDerskyRoyal2
Halo reach logo.png August 28, 2011 MLG Raleigh 2011 A88th $1,600 Warriorslogo std.png apex Warriors DerskyStrongSideTwYLighT
Halo reach logo.png July 31, 2011 MLG Anaheim 2011 A44th $5,600 Warriorslogo std.png Warriors DerskyStrongSideTwYLighT
Halo reach logo.png June 5, 2011 MLG Columbus 2011 B212th - Warriorslogo std.png Warriors ElamiteWarriorRobbie BStrongSideSixten
Halo reach logo.png April 3, 2011 MLG Dallas 2011 A44th $5,600 Warriorslogo std.png UoR Warriors ElamiteWarriorRobbie BStrongSideSixten
Halo 3 logo.png November 7, 2010 MLG Dallas Championships 2010 A77th $10,000 Warriorslogo std.png UoR Warriors BrakeNocturnalKernalRobbie B
Halo 3 logo.png October 17, 2010 MLG Washington, D.C. 2010 A55th $4,000 Warriorslogo std.png UoR Warriors BrakeNocturnalKernalRobbie B
Halo 3 logo.png August 29, 2010 MLG Raleigh 2010 A55th $4,000 Warriorslogo std.png UoR Warriors BrakeNocturnalKernalRobbie B
Halo 3 logo.png January 10, 2010 MLG Orlando Championships 2009 B414th - Logo std2.png Relapse FearrisNocturnalKernalLoki
Halo 3 logo.png November 08, 2009 MLG Anaheim 2009 B111th - Logo std2.png Relapse FearrisLokiMax/Pro
Halo 3 logo.png August 30, 2009 MLG Dallas 2009 B111th - Logo std2.png Relapse FearrisDerskyLoki
Halo 3 logo.png June 7, 2009 MLG Columbus 2009 C626th - Logo std2.png Flatline Nickel 9TussGhost Attack
Halo 3 logo.png April 5, 2009 MLG Meadowlands 2009 D2< 32nd - Logo std2.png Sovereign LegendJRGInSaiyanProlific
Halo 3 logo.png July 13, 2008 MLG Orlando 2008 C020th - Logo std2.png Emphasis ThrustGhost AttackAriesFactiioNN
Halo 3 logo.png June 15, 2008 MLG San Diego 2008 C222nd - Logo std2.png Adversity MerkageThrustObi
Halo 3 logo.png April 13, 2008 MLG Meadowlands 2008 D030th - Logo std2.png Calm Mentality MerkageThrustNizziN
Halo 2 logo.png June 10, 2007 MLG Meadowlands 2007 D2< 32nd - Logo std2.png Just Chill THe Vll 111U510N5 lllegend_x_noob

FFA

Game End Date Event Place Prize Notes
Halo 2 logo.png June 10, 2007 MLG Meadowlands 2007 F6257 - 512th - Open FFA
Halo 2 logo.png October 15, 2006 MLG New York Playoffs 2006 D333 - 64th - Open FFA

External Content

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References

  1. Playoffs Open FFA Round 5 Results - majorleaguegaming.com
  2. Introducing CLG Halo - clgaming.net November 10, 2014
  3. StK Joins Counter Logic Gaming - teambeyond.net November 10, 2014