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Spartan
Liquid Spartan 2016.jpg
Background Information
Name Tyler Ganza
Country of Birth USA United States
Home State New Jersey
Birthday September 30, 1994
Competitive
Region North America
Team Ronin
Xbox One ID
Alternate IDs SpartanTheDog
Spartan Ze Dog
Esportsearnings
ESL [{{{esl}}} Profile]
Controller Setup {{{controller}}}
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Beyond Profile {{{beyond}}}
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Team History
Logo std2.png Supernatural
Logo std2.png Adventure Time
Logo std2.png Pure
SvRlogo std.png Severance
Nov 2014 - Dec 2014 FTLlogo std.png Fatal Ambition
Dec 2014 - Mar 2015 ELvlogo std.png Team eLevate
Apr 2015 - May 2015 EXlogo std.png eXcellence Gaming
May 2015 - Aug 2015 TLlogo std.png Team Liquid
Aug 2015 - Dec 2015 WFXlogo std.png Winterfox
Jan 2016 - Apr 2016 RNGlogo std.png Renegades
Apr 2016 - Dec 2016 TLlogo std.png Team Liquid
Dec 2016 - Jan 2017 Logo std2.png Problem Solvers
Jan 2017 - Mar 2017 ALGlogo std.png Team Allegiance
May 2017 - Present Ronlogo std.png Ronin
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Tyler "Spartan" Ganza is an American player for Ronin Esports. He is known for his time with teams such as Renegades, Team Allegiance, and Team Liquid.

Biography

Tyler "Spartan" Ganza is from Lacey Township, New Jersey. When he was four or five years old, he began playing video games, and some of his first titles included Super Mario, Zelda, and Donkey Kong before starting Halo.

Halo 3

Spartan first appeared in the competitive scene at MLG Meadowlands 2009 where he finished 3rd in the Gamebattles FFA Arcade.

Halo 4

His first event was the Halo 4 Exhibition at MLG Dallas 2012 where he finished top 32 as a member of Supernatural with Tripolar, Status and SkimpyTheElf. He attended AGL 4 and 5 as a member of Adventure Time getting an impressive 2nd place before finishing top 8. He then joined Pure for AGL 6 on route to a 4th place finish. He attended AGL 7 Knoxville with Siege, SickStory and Showtime calling themselves Hold Your Applause finishing 9th-12th. He finally joined Severence alongside his current teammate Gabriel for AGL 9 Atlanta where he would bounce back to secure an impressive second place finish.

He also competed in the Halo 4 Global Championships making top 16.

Halo 2 Anniversary

Spartan joined Fatal Ambition before the Halo Championship Series season one started. He placed 3rd in the second preseason cup, and 3rd in the HCS Cup #1 beating Str8 Rippin. Fatal Ambition then competed at Iron Games Columbus 2014 where he finished 9th and at the Griffball Championship taking first place. He then joined Elevate for UGC St. Louis where the team placed 7th. They improved slightly at Gamers For Giving 2015 taking home 6th place. Spartan and the eLevate squad closed out HCS Season 1 with a 7-8th finish at the PAX East 2015 finals.

On March 15, Spartan announced his free agent status, confirming that he had left eLevate.[1] He joined eXcellence in April 2015. eXcellence placed top 12 at Iron Games Atlanta 2015.[2] Spartan soon left eXcellence to team with Ninja, Aries and Shooter. First competing as "The Other Guys", the team was quickly acquired by Team Liquid. Spartan and Team Liquid finished 7th at their first event together, HCS Indianapolis. They followed up with a top 8 finish at the HCS Season 2 Finals. Halo 2: Anniversary served as a breakout game for Spartan, garnering him significant attention as he competed and fared well against top-tier players.

Halo 5: Guardians

Early in the pre-Halo 5 offseason, Spartan, Aries and Shooter were dropped from Team Liquid. On August 31st, it was announced that he and Shooter were joining Winterfox alongside Ryanoob and Arkanum.[3] Spartan was officially released by Winterfox in January 2016. He eventually found himself on a Renegades roster alongside Ninja, Victory X and StelluR, after many team changes in a short time period. Renegades' first event was the X Games Aspen 2016 invitational, where they finished 4th. Spartan and friends came out strong at Worlds, upsetting the highly favored Evil Geniuses in group stage. They went 3-0 in their group and drew Team Allegiance in the quarterfinals. Despite going up 2-0 in the series, Allegiance would battle back, winning the series 3-2 and ending Renegades' night with a top 8 finish.

Soon after worlds, Spartan and StelluR would part ways with the hyped Renegades squad and scrim with multiple teams during the off season, eventually finding his place on Team Liquid alongside APG, and Eco. The team first attempted to qualify for the Summer Pro League at the Summer Qualifier, but were unable to place in the upper half of their group. After replacing the injured APG with Assault, Liquid qualified for the League by finishing 1st in the Last Chance Qualifier. Liquid had a rocky start to the season, not winning a single match until Week 4, after dropping Assault for Danoxide. The new roster would end up finishing 2-12, good enough for only 7th place. At Relegation, Liquid were able to keep their spot by finishing 1st. Following Relegation, Liquid formed a new roster around Spartan, acquiring Commonly, Penguin and Rayne. 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.

On December 29th, during the offseason, Spartan and Commonly left Team Liquid and joined the newly formed Problem Solvers alongside Danoxide and Suspector. On January 13th, the Problem Solvers roster was acquired by Team Allegiance. The new roster's first event was UGC St. Louis 2017, where they battled out of the Open Bracket to finish top 8. After UGC, Allegiance dropped Danoxide and replaced him with TriPPPeY for ME Las Vegas 2017. In Vegas, Allegiance placed top 8, narrowly missing out on Halo World Championship 2017 qualification after a 4-2 loss to Danoxide's new team - Pnda Gaming. Spartan left Team Allegiance shortly after his team again failed to qualify in the Last Chance Qualifier.

On April 1st, Spartan joined Crowd Pleasers alongside Cratos, Danoxide and Str8 SicK. The roster was soon acquired by Ronin Esports. At UMG Daytona, Ronin finished 4th in its pool. After a win over Wise Gaming, they were swept by Team EnVyUs and sent to Losers, where they beat DoZe Esports before being eliminated by Str8 Rippin for a top 8 finish.

Trivia

  • Controller setup: 3 sensitivity, Bumper Jumper.
  • Favorite Halo title: Halo 3
  • Has finished top 8 at a Gears of War event in the past
  • Supernatural is his favorite show, and he also likes How I Met Your Mother and Arrow.
  • Spartan was voted the Halo 2: Anniversary Breakout Player (over ContrA and Randa) on the TeamBeyond forums.
  • Spartan is one of the most popular Halo Twitch streamers.
  • Spartan is the subject of one of the longest and most well-received Halo 5 montages to date, the Spartan Halo Montage, created by Snipetality.

Team and Tournament History

Game Event Place Team Teammates
Halo 5 logo.png May 14, 2017 UMG Daytona 2017 A77 - 8th $4,000 Ronlogo std.png Ronin Str8 SicKSuspectorCratosShowTime
Halo 5 logo.png March 12, 2017 HaloWC 2017 - NA LCQ A44th I1NQ ALGlogo std.png Team Allegiance SuspectorCommonlyTriPPPeY
Halo 5 logo.png March 5, 2017 ME Las Vegas 2017 A77 - 8th $2,000 ALGlogo std.png Team Allegiance SuspectorCommonlyTriPPPeYHoaxer
Halo 5 logo.png January 22, 2017 UGC St. Louis 2017 A77 - 8th $2,000 ALGlogo std.png Team Allegiance SuspectorCommonlyDanoxideStrobeFPS
Halo 5 logo.png December 11, 2016 HCS Pro League - Fall 2016 Finals A33rd $25,000 TLlogo std.png Team Liquid RaynePenguinCommonlySymbolic
Halo 5 logo.png November 20, 2016 HCS Las Vegas 2016 A22nd $6,000 TLlogo std.png Team Liquid RaynePenguinCommonlySymbolic
Halo 5 logo.png November 10, 2016 HCS Pro League - Fall 2016 Season A33rd $11,000 TLlogo std.png Team Liquid RaynePenguinCommonly
Halo 5 logo.png October 9, 2016 HCS Orange County 2016 A33rd $3,500 TLlogo std.png Team Liquid RaynePenguinCommonlySymbolic
Halo 5 logo.png July 30, 2016 HCS Pro League - Summer 2016 Relegation A11st I1Q TLlogo std.png Team Liquid StelluRDanoxideEcoSwift Kill
Halo 5 logo.png July 15, 2016 HCS Pro League - Summer 2016 Season A77th $7,000 TLlogo std.png Team Liquid StelluRDanoxideEco
Halo 5 logo.png May 22, 2016 HCS Pro League - Summer 2016 LCQ A11st I1Q TLlogo std.png Team Liquid StelluRAssaultEco
Halo 5 logo.png May 8, 2016 HCS Pro League Summer Qualifier 2016 - Group B A33rd - TLlogo std.png Team Liquid APGStelluREcoAssault
Halo 5 logo.png March 20, 2016 Halo World Championship 2016 A55 - 8th $75,000 RNGlogo std.png Renegades StelluRVictory XNinjaSymbolic
Halo 5 logo.png February 21, 2016 HWC NA Regional Finals 2016 A55 - 8th $2,500 RNGlogo std.png Renegades StelluRVictory XNinjaSymbolic
Halo 5 logo.png January 30, 2016 X Games Aspen 2016 A44th - RNGlogo std.png Renegades StelluRVictory XNinjaSymbolic
Halo 2a logo.png July 26, 2015 HCS Season 2 Finals A77 - 8th $3,000 TLlogo std.png Team Liquid AriesShooterNinjaElamite
Halo 2a logo.png June 28, 2015 PGL Indianapolis 2015 A77th $1,500 TLlogo std.png Team Liquid AriesShooterNinjaElamite
Halo 2a logo.png April 19, 2015 Iron Games Atlanta 2015 A99 - 12th - EXlogo std.png eXcellence Gaming Coby SwiftSwiftKillEco
Halo 2a logo.png March 8, 2015 HCS Season 1 Finals A77 - 8th $2,000 ELvlogo std.png Team eLevate GabrielMuNoZShooterSwiftKill
Halo 2a logo.png February 22, 2015 Gamers For Giving 2015 A66th I1Q ELvlogo std.png Team eLevate GabrielMuNoZShooterElitest
Halo 2a logo.png January 4, 2015 UGC St. Louis 2015 A77th $550 ELvlogo std.png Team eLevate GabrielMuNoZShafferTiberiusAudley
Halo 2a logo.png December 14, 2014 Iron Games Columbus 2014 B313 - 16th - FTLlogo std.png Fatal Ambition KleinSiegeRC
Halo 4 logo.png August 11, 2013 AGL 9 Atlanta A22nd  ? SvRlogo std.png G4C Severance GabrielGoofyPROVERB
Halo 4 logo.png July 21, 2013 AGL 8 Knoxville A99 - 12th - Logo std2.png Upcoming ArbinCreepytrashMoNsTcR
Halo 4 logo.png June 9, 2013 AGL 7 Knoxville A99 - 12th - Logo std2.png Hold Your Applause ShowTimeSickStorySiege
Halo 4 logo.png May 12, 2013 AGL 6 Pittsburgh A44th - Logo std2.png BFK Pure TriPlatinumHunter Jjx
Halo 4 logo.png April 14, 2013 AGL 5 Nashville A77 - 8th - Logo std2.png RG Adventure Time! KleinSiegeRC
Halo 4 logo.png March 10, 2013 AGL 4 New Jersey A22nd  ? Logo std2.png Adventure Time KleinSiegeRC
Halo 4 logo.png November 4, 2012 MLG Fall Championship 2012 E949 - 64th - Logo std2.png Supernatural TripolarStatusSkimpyTheElf

External Content

Interviews

Articles

Vlogs

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External Links

References

  1. https://twitter.com/eLevateSpartan/status/577290589647015936
  2. http://challonge.com/ighcsatl
  3. https://twitter.com/Winterfoxgg/status/638546489736761344


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