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Bad News Bears

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[e][h]Bad News Bears
Team Information
Location:
Region:
Approx. Total Winnings:
$188,600
Links
History
Created:
: 2018-08-24
Disbanded:
2022-08-01


Bad News Bears (previously known as Test Takers) is an organizationless American professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team. It was first formed after RESOLUTE released their team, and reformed after getting released by Riot Squad Esports in February 2020. [1][2] Bad News Bears disbanded in May 2020, but was reformed in January 2021 from ex-Chaos Esports Club. [3]

Timeline[edit]

Player Roster[edit]

Former[edit]

Former SquadFormer Squad
IDNameJoin DateLeave DateNew Team
United States Spongey
(
Gabe Greiner
)
Join Date: 
2021-01-24 [3]
Leave Date: 
2022-08-01 [48]
 
Inactive
United States Shakezullah Captain
(
Alan Hardeman
)
Join Date: 
2021-05-31 [35]
Leave Date: 
2022-08-01 [48]
 
Inactive
Pakistan Pluto
(
Saad Siraj
)
Join Date: 
2022-01-16 [44]
Leave Date: 
2022-08-01 [48]
 
VendettaVendetta Vendetta
Pakistan Momo
(
Khizar Rehman
)
Join Date: 
2022-01-27 [45]
Leave Date: 
2022-08-01 [48]
 
VendettaVendetta Vendetta
United States Swahn
(
Christopher Swahn
)
Join Date: 
2022-01-11 [43]
Leave Date: 
2022-07-19 [47]
 
BHOP EsportsBHOP Esports BHOP Esports
United States madcow
(
Nathan Retterath
)
Role: 
(Coach)
Join Date: 
2021-02-05 [34]
Leave Date: 
2022-07-19 [47]
 
Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses Evil Geniuses (Manager)
Former PlayersFormer Players
IDNameJoin DateInactive DateLeave DateNew Team
United States robby
(
Robert Brown
)
Join Date: 
2022-01-10 [42]
Inactive Date: 
Leave Date: 
2022-01-27 [45]
United States juniorFURIA EsportsFURIA Esports
(
Paytyn Johnson
)
Role: 
(Loan)
Join Date: 
2021-08-04 [37]
Inactive Date: 
Leave Date: 
2022-01-11 [43]
 
FURIA EsportsFURIA Esports FURIA Esports (Inactive)
United States Bwills
(
Brendan Williams
)
Join Date: 
2021-10-29 [40]
Inactive Date: 
Leave Date: 
2022-01-10 [42]
 
OrglessOrgless Orgless
United States Swisher
(
Michael Schmid
)
Join Date: 
2021-01-24 [3]
Inactive Date: 
Leave Date: 
2022-01-01 [41]
 
OrglessOrgless Orgless
Canada Jonji
(
Jonathan Carey
)
Join Date: 
2021-01-24 [3]
Inactive Date: 
Leave Date: 
2021-09-24 [39]
 
Retired
United States alter
(
Nick Jackson
)
Join Date: 
2021-01-24 [3]
Inactive Date: 
2021-05-31 [35]
Leave Date: 
2021-08-06 [38]
 
Retired
United States ptr
(
Peter Gurney
)
Join Date: 
2021-01-24 [3]
Inactive Date: 
Leave Date: 
2021-08-03 [36]
 
Retired
United States mCe
(
Matthew Elmore
)
Role: 
(Coach)
Join Date: 
2021-01-24 [3]
Inactive Date: 
Leave Date: 
2021-02-01 [33]
 
Retired
Notable Temporary Stand-ins
ID Name Replacing ID Name Tournament(s)
Canada Jonji   Jonathan Carey
None
Intel Extreme Masters IEM Fall 2021: North America


Former SquadFormer Squad
IDNameJoin DateLeave DateNew Team
United States ptr Captain
(
Peter Gurney
)
Join Date: 
2020-02-12 [2]
Leave Date: 
2020-05-12 [32]
 
ex-Chaos Esports Clubex-Chaos Esports Club ex-Chaos Esports Club
United States mitch
(
Mitch Semago
)
Join Date: 
2020-02-12 [2]
Leave Date: 
2020-05-12 [32]
 
Retired
Canada Jonji
(
Jonathan Carey
)
Join Date: 
2020-02-12 [2]
Leave Date: 
2020-05-12 [32]
 
Chaos Esports ClubChaos Esports Club Chaos Esports Club (Stand-in)
United States dapr
(
Michael Gulino
)
Join Date: 
2020-02-26 [30]
Leave Date: 
2020-05-12 [32]
 
Retired
United States dazzLe
(
Will Loafman
)
Join Date: 
2020-04-15 [31]
Leave Date: 
2020-05-12 [32]
 
Levitate EsportsLevitate Esports Levitate Esports
Former PlayersFormer Players
IDNameJoin DateLeave DateNew Team
United States crashies
(
Austin Roberts
)
Join Date: 
2020-02-12 [2]
Leave Date: 
2020-04-15 [31]
 
Retired
United States Grim
(
Michael Wince
)
Join Date: 
2020-02-12 [2]
Leave Date: 
2020-02-26 [30]
 
TriumphTriumph Triumph


Former SquadFormer Squad
IDNameJoin DateLeave DateNew Team
United States ptr
(
Peter Gurney
)
Join Date: 
2018-11-16 [9]
Leave Date: 
2019-06-19 [29]
 
Riot Squad EsportsRiot Squad Esports Riot Squad Esports
United States mitch
(
Mitch Semago
)
Join Date: 
2018-12-10 [10]
Leave Date: 
2019-06-19 [29]
 
Riot Squad EsportsRiot Squad Esports Riot Squad Esports
United States shinobi Captain
(
Josh Abastado
)
Join Date: 
2019-05-05 [24]
Leave Date: 
2019-06-19 [29]
 
Riot Squad EsportsRiot Squad Esports Riot Squad Esports
United States crashies
(
Austin Roberts
)
Join Date: 
2019-05-15 [25]
Leave Date: 
2019-06-19 [29]
 
Riot Squad EsportsRiot Squad Esports Riot Squad Esports
United States RZU
(
Jeff Ngo
)
Role: 
(Stand-in)
Join Date: 
2019-06-07 [27]
Leave Date: 
2019-06-19 [29]
 
Riot Squad EsportsRiot Squad Esports Riot Squad Esports (Backup)
Former PlayersFormer Players
IDNameJoin DateLeave DateNew Team
United States yay
(
Jaccob Whiteaker
)
Join Date: 
2019-05-15 [25]
Leave Date: 
2019-06-10 [28]
 
Lazarus EsportsLazarus Esports Lazarus Esports
United States RZU
(
Jeff Ngo
)
Role: 
(Stand-in)
Join Date: 
2019-05-15 [25]
Leave Date: 
2019-05-31 [26]
 
Team ProspectsTeam Prospects Team Prospects
Canada TenZ
(
Tyson Ngo
)
Join Date: 
2018-08-24 [1]
Leave Date: 
2019-05-15 [25]
 
ATKATK ATK (Stand-in)
United States shinobi
(
Josh Abastado
)
Role: 
(Coach)
Join Date: 
2019-04-13 [21]
Leave Date: 
2019-05-05 [24]
 
Bad News BearsBad News Bears Bad News Bears
United States Relyks
(
Skyler Weaver
)
Join Date: 
2019-04-17 [22]
Leave Date: 
2019-05-05 [24]
 
MASSIVEimpactMASSIVEimpact MASSIVEimpact
United States dazzLe
(
Will Loafman
)
Join Date: 
2019-04-17 [22]
Leave Date: 
2019-04-23 [23]
 
MASSIVEimpactMASSIVEimpact MASSIVEimpact
United States RZU
(
Jeff Ngo
)
Join Date: 
2019-03-06 [20]
Leave Date: 
2019-04-13 [21]
 
Bad News BearsBad News Bears Bad News Bears (Stand-in)
United States shinobi
(
Josh Abastado
)
Join Date: 
2018-11-16 [9]
Leave Date: 
2019-04-13 [21]
 
Bad News BearsBad News Bears Bad News Bears (Coach)
United States Infinite
(
Gage Green
)
Join Date: 
2019-02-13 [19]
Leave Date: 
2019-03-06 [20]
 
Swole PatrolSwole Patrol Swole Patrol
United States RZU
(
Jeff Ngo
)
Role: 
(Stand-in)
Join Date: 
2019-01-25 [15]
Leave Date: 
2019-03-06 [20]
 
Bad News BearsBad News Bears Bad News Bears
United States alter
(
Nick Jackson
)
Join Date: 
2019-01-19 [16]
Leave Date: 
2019-01-25 [18]
 
BLITZKRIEGBLITZKRIEG BLITZKRIEG
United States no_one
(
Matthew Congdon
)
Role: 
(Stand-in)
Join Date: 
2019-01-15 [15]
Leave Date: 
2019-01-25 [17]
 
Inactive
United States RIKO
(
Dylan Sabin-Arnce
)
Join Date: 
2019-01-09 [13]
Leave Date: 
2019-01-15 [15]
 
MASSIVEimpactMASSIVEimpact MASSIVEimpact
United States no_one
(
Matthew Congdon
)
Role: 
(Stand-in)
Join Date: 
2018-12-25 [12]
Leave Date: 
2019-01-05 [13]
 
Test TakersTest Takers Test Takers (Stand-in)
United States s0m
(
Sam Oh
)
Join Date: 
2018-12-17 [11]
Leave Date: 
2018-12-25 [12]
 
Team EnvyTeam Envy Team Envy
United States REZU
(
Jeff Ngo
)
Role: 
(Stand-in)
Join Date: 
2018-12-17 [11]
Leave Date: 
2018-12-25 [12]
 
Test TakersTest Takers Test Takers (Stand-in)
Canada a2z
(
Armeen Toussi
)
Role: 
(Coach)
Join Date: 
2018-12-17 [11]
Leave Date: 
2018-12-??
 
eUnitedeUnited eUnited (Coach)
United States REZU
(
Jeff Ngo
)
Join Date: 
2018-10-25 [8]
Leave Date: 
2018-12-17 [11]
 
Test TakersTest Takers Test Takers (ESEA Stand-in)
United States RIKO
(
Dylan Sabin-Arnce
)
Join Date: 
2018-08-24 [1]
Leave Date: 
2018-12-10 [10]
 
Test TakersTest Takers Test Takers
United States no_one
(
Matthew Congdon
)
Join Date: 
2018-09-18 [7]
Leave Date: 
2018-11-16 [9]
 
Test TakersTest Takers Test Takers (Stand-in)
United States ben1337
(
Ben Smith
)
Join Date: 
2018-10-25 [8]
Leave Date: 
2018-11-16 [9]
 
Vireo.proVireo.pro Vireo.pro
United States flowsicK
(
Kyle Mendez
)
Role: 
(Coach)
Join Date: 
2018-08-24 [1]
Leave Date: 
2018-10-??
 
Retired
United States Slemmy
(
Alec White
)
Join Date: 
2018-09-18 [7]
Leave Date: 
2018-10-25 [8]
 
Retired
United States Toy
(
David Han
)
Join Date: 
2018-08-24 [1]
Leave Date: 
2018-10-25 [8]
 
TEAM_BBCTEAM_BBC TEAM_BBC
United States ben1337
(
Ben Smith
)
Join Date: 
2018-09-10 [6]
Leave Date: 
2018-09-18 [7]
 
Test TakersTest Takers Test Takers
United States s0m
(
Sam Oh
)
Join Date: 
2018-08-24 [1]
Leave Date: 
2018-09-10 [6]
 
Old Guys ClubOld Guys Club Old Guys Club
United States food
(
Victor Wong
)
Join Date: 
2018-08-24 [1]
Leave Date: 
2018-09-07 [5]
 
Gorilla GangGorilla Gang Gorilla Gang

Organization[edit]

Former[edit]

Former Organization
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Organization
Poland LAJT Szymon Jaworski Assistant Coach 2022-03-01 [46] 2022-08-01 [48] BHOP Esports BHOP Esports (Coach)

Results[edit]

Features[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Logos[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 CarbonDogma (2018-08-24). "RESOLUTE reaches resolution, releases remaining players". Dust2.us.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Nohte (2020-02-12). "Riot Squad part ways with team". HLTV.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 [Inside Source]
  4. s0m (2018-08-24). "Hey friends, @food_cs @RIKOKF @ToyCSGO @TenZedZombie and I are looking for an organization to compete under for @ESEA MDL//Premier season 29.".
  5. 5.0 5.1 Baltybaby (2018-09-07). "ben1337 gets cut; food to take tests with the Gang". Dust2.us.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 CarbonDogma (2018-09-10). "s0m drops out of Test Takers, ben1337 passes entrance exam". Dust2.us.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 tolkienfanatic (2018-09-18). "ben1337 out of Test Takers; Slemmy and no_one join". Dust2.us.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 Baltybaby (2018-10-25). "ben1337 & REZU pass the extrance exam; Toy & Slemmy leave Test Takers". Dust2.us.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 Nohte (2018-11-16). "ptr and shinobi mastermind a return on Test Takers". Dust2.us.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 DuckMoriarty (2018-12-10). "mitch set to pass into Test Takers". Dust2.us.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 DuckMoriarty (2018-12-17). "s0m to join Test Takers". Dust2.us.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 tolkienfanatic (2018-12-25). "Test Takers substitute RZU with no_one; s0m steps down". Dust2.us.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 CarbonDogma (2019-01-09). "RIKO re-admitted to Test Takers". Dust2.us.
  14. tolkienfanatic (2019-01-12). "Test Takers become Bad News Bears". Dust2.us.
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 Nohte (2018-01-15). "RIKO receives some Bad News, looks to make MASSIVEimpact". Dust2.us.
  16. 16.0 16.1 Mnmzzz (2019-01-19). "Bad News Bears alters their lineup". Dust2.us.
  17. 17.0 17.1 Mnmzzz (2019-01-25). "Bad News Bears bring back RZU". Dust2.us.
  18. 18.0 18.1 Mnmzzz (2019-01-25). "Bad News Bears make another alter-ation". Dust2.us.
  19. 19.0 19.1 DuckMoriarty (2019-02-14). "Infinite joins Bad News Bears". Dust2.us.
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 Nohte (2019-03-06). "Bad News Bears disengage with Infinite, return to RZU". Dust2.us.
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 Nohte (2019-04-13). "Bad News Bears look to dazzLe with Relyks". Dust2.us.
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 Mnmzzz (2019-04-17). "dazzLe and Relyks officially join Bad News Bears". Dust2.us.
  23. 23.0 23.1 [Inside Source]
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 24.3 [Inside Source]
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 25.3 25.4 tolkienfanatic (2019-05-16). "TenZ leaves Bad News Bears". Dust2.us.
  26. 26.0 26.1 Mnmzzz (2018-05-31). "Polar Ace replace agM with Swahn, RZU joins Prospects". Dust2.us.
  27. 27.0 27.1 Mnmzzz (2018-06-07). "Update: yay set to debut with Lazarus in first ESL One New York qualifier". Dust2.us.
  28. 28.0 28.1 Lazarus Esports (2019-06-10). "We are proud to announce our newest member of #Lazarus CS:GO, @yay_csgo!".
  29. 29.0 29.1 29.2 29.3 29.4 29.5 Mnmzzz (2019-06-19). "Bad News Bears join Riot Squad; to play with dapr". Dust2.us.
  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2 Nohte (2020-02-26). "Grim looks to Triumph once again; Bad News Bears add dapr". Dust2.us.
  31. 31.0 31.1 31.2 Nohte (2020-04-15). "dazzLe joins Bad News Bears as crashies steps down". Dust2.us.
  32. 32.0 32.1 32.2 32.3 32.4 32.5 dazzLe (2020-05-12). "Bad News Bears are disbanding".
  33. 33.0 33.1 Gen.G Esports (2021-02-01). "Everyone welcome @MatthewCElmore as our new #GenGVAL Coach!".
  34. 34.0 34.1 Nohte (2021-02-05). "madcow joins Bad News Bears". Dust2.us.
  35. 35.0 35.1 35.2 Nohte (2021-05-31). "Shakezullah replaces alter on Bad News Bears". HLTV.
  36. 36.0 36.1 ptr (2021-08-03). "I’d like to announce that today I’m retiring from CSGO".
  37. 37.0 37.1 Bad News Bears (2021-08-04). "It's a Deer Reunion!".
  38. 38.0 38.1 alter (2021-08-06). "playin val now, lft, prefer duelist but willing to learn whatever".
  39. 39.0 39.1 Mnmzzz (2021-09-24). "Jonji exits Bad News Bears". Dust2.us.
  40. 40.0 40.1 Mnmzzz (2021-10-29). "xCeeD returns to Triumph as Bwills jumps to Bad News Bears". Dust2.us.
  41. 41.0 41.1 Bad News Bears (2022-01-01). "Today we announce the departure of another founding member, @swishcs".
  42. 42.0 42.1 42.2 Mnmzzz (2022-01-10). "Bwills leaves Bad News Bears; robby joins from Valors". Dust2.us.
  43. 43.0 43.1 43.2 Mnmzzz (2022-01-11). "Update: Bad News Bears complete lineup with Swahn and Pluto". Dust2.us.
  44. 44.0 44.1 Mnmzzz (2022-01-16). "Bad News Bears rounds out roster with Pluto". Dust2.us.
  45. 45.0 45.1 45.2 Mnmzzz (2022-01-27). "robby steps down from Bad News Bears; Momo joins from Valors". Dust2.us.
  46. 46.0 46.1 Bad News Bears (2022-03-01). "ROSTER UPDATE".
  47. 47.0 47.1 47.2 Draik04 (2022-07-19). "Bad News Bears lose two heading into player break". Dust2.us.
  48. 48.0 48.1 48.2 48.3 48.4 48.5 Bad News Bears (2022-08-01). "Thank you for everything".