Winterfox

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Winterfox
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Region
Location United States
Coaches
Manager
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Website
ESL [{{{esl}}} Profile]
Sponsor(s) SteelSeries
YouTube Channel
Livestream
Facebook winterfoxgg
Reddit
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Organization
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History
Created January 2015
Halo Division - April 17, 2015
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Winterfox is an American esports organization that fields teams in Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Street Fighter IV and Halo 5.

Biography

Winterfox was originally founded in January 2015 as a League of Legends team. Originally playing under the Evil Geniuses brand, a change in the sponsorship rules forced them to rebrand. Since then, they've expanded into multiple games and no longer field a LoL team.

Halo History

Halo 2: Anniversary

On April 17 at the beginning of HCS Season 2, Winterfox announced its first Halo roster of Dillon "Randa" Randa, Cody "ContrA" Szczodrowski, Brett "Naded" Leonard and Ryan "Ryanoob" Geddes.[1] These players formerly went by the name of Team Randa, and under that name, earned the #1 seed going into Iron Games Atlanta 2015. At the event, they were upset relatively early in the winners' bracket by OpTic Gaming. They then made a losers' bracket run, defeating Reality Check, Noble Black and Counter Logic Gaming before being swept 3-0 in controversial fashion by Cloud9. During the closing moments of Game 3, a glitch occurred which prevented Cloud9 from accruing hill time, resulting in the game being replayed from a point. Winterfox lost the game, ending their event with a 4th place finish. On April 29th, Winterfox announced that they had purchased the contract of Jacob "Arkanum" Santos from Noble eSports, and released ContrA.[2]

The new roster's first tournament was a success, as they won the first HCS cup of the season. They stagnated from there, placing as high as 3rd and as low as top 16 in the next four cups. On the weekend of Cup 6, team Winterfox attended a practice LAN hosted by team eXcellence, and won the Cup in the process. Winterfox placed 2nd in the final cup of the season heading into HCS Indianapolis. At the event, Winterfox were again beaten early by OpTic Gaming, and again they staged a run in the Losers' Bracket. They eliminated eXcellence, Team Liquid and Cloud9 before losing to Counter Logic Gaming by one kill in Losers' Round 8, ending their tournament with a repeat 4th place finish. Winterfox went into the HCS Season 2 Finals with the 3rd seed. Their first match was against OpTic Gaming, the team that had beaten them at two straight events. This time, Winterfox prevailed 3-1 over OpTic, but they were defeated 3-1 in the next round by Denial eSports. In the LB, Winterfox lost 3-1 to Cloud9 en route to a top 6 finish.

Halo 5

Halo World Championship 2016

On August 22nd, 2015, it was announced that Randa and the team would be moving in different directions with him no longer being on the roster.[3] On August 31st, Winterfox announced the acquisition of Tyler "Spartan" Ganza and Ryan "Shooter" Sondhi to fill out the roster.[4] Naded's departure from the organization was finally made official on October 25th, when he announced his new team.[5] On December 15th, Winterfox (with Randa subbing in for the absent Spartan) took 2nd place in the Astro Spartans $1,000 4v4 online tournament. On January 20th, Spartan's release was finalized as well as the official return of Randa.[6][7] During the roster hurricane caused by Lethul leaving Evil Geniuses, Arkanum left Winterfox to join Team EnVyUs. This left Winterfox short a teammate going into the 5th cup. They picked up Thomas "Domey" Loffredo shortly before the cup. In the cup, they were successful in qualifying for the HWC 2016 NA Regional Finals. At NA Regionals, Winterfox went winless in their group, losing to Evil Geniuses and Denial eSports. Thus, they finished top 16 and did not qualify for Halo World Championship 2016.

Pro League

On April 11th, 2016, Shooter was confirmed to be leaving Winterfox to join Enigma6 Group.[8] Shortly after, on April 22nd, it was announced that Ryanoob would be departing to join the new Team Allegiance roster.[9]

Timeline

  • 2016
  • 2015

Personnel

Player Roster

Active

ID Name Position

Former

ID Name Next Team
USA Domey Thomas Loffredo Str8logo std.png Str8 Rippin
USA Ryanoob Ryan Geddes ALGlogo std.png Team Allegiance
USA Shooter Ryan Sondhi E6logo std.png Enigma6 Group
USA Arkanum Jacob Santos NVlogo std.png Team EnVyUs
USA Spartan Tyler Ganza Logo std2.png Leftovers
USA Naded Brett Leonard ALGlogo std.png Team Allegiance
USA Randa Dillon Randa ELvlogo std.png Team eLevate
USA ContrA Cody Szczodrowski NBLlogo std.png Noble eSports

Organization

Current

ID Name Position
USA Guitar Brian Cordry Manager

Former

ID Name Position Next Team
USA Brutus Coach
None

Tournament History

End Date Game Place Prize Event Players (Coach)
February 21, 2016 Halo 5 logo.png A99 - 16th - HWC NA Regional Finals 2016 RandaRyanoobShooterDomey
July 26, 2015 Halo 2a logo.png A55 - 6th $6,000 HCS Season 2 Finals RandaArkanumNadedRyanoobNemassist
June 28, 2015 Halo 2a logo.png A44th $4,000 HCS Indianapolis RandaArkanumNadedRyanoobNemassist
April 19, 2015 Halo 2a logo.png A44th $2,400 Iron Games Atlanta 2015 RandaContrANadedRyanoobBrutus

Media

Highlight Videos

Interviews

Other

See Also

Gallery

External Links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Winterfox's Tweet - twitter.com
  2. 2.0 2.1 Winterfox's Post - facebook.com
  3. 3.0 3.1 Winterfox's Tweet
  4. 4.0 4.1 Halo | The Story Continues - youtube.com
  5. 5.0 5.1 Allegiance eSports' Tweet - twitter.com
  6. 6.0 6.1 Spartan's tweet - twitter.com
  7. 7.0 7.1 Halo | The Return - youtube.com
  8. 8.0 8.1 Enigma6 Group's tweet - twitter.com
  9. 9.0 9.1 Team Allegiance's tweet - twitter.com