GX

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Total Earnings:
$14,450
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Created:
2015-01-05
Disbanded:
2018-02-02

GX (also known as Hugh Jass Construction[1], Wicked Masterminds, Just for Fun and Clutch Cats[2]) is a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team composed mainly of the former iBUYPOWER players.

History[edit]

GX was founded after the former iBUYPOWER roster decided to part ways with the organisation.[1] After leaving the organisation, they were intended to play at the MLG Aspen Invitational, however pulled out, likely in response to the fact that they were being investigated by Valve.[2] They were intended to play at ClutchCon, however, following the bans, they did not attend. Skadoodle ended up playing for Torqued[3] who were similarly impacted by the match fixing bans.

Following allegations of a match vs Counter Logic Gaming, then NetcodeGuides.com in the CEVO league being fixed by the roster[4], three members of the roster, swag, AZK and DaZeD were banned for an indefinite amount of time from all Valve-sponsored events.[5][6] Following the move by Valve, multiple organisations, including ESEA[7], FACEIT[8] and CEVO[9](where the match-fixing incident occurred) announced that they were going to also ban the three GX players, effectively ruling them out of competitive play indefinitely. The team was widely expected to secure a sponsorship with the eSports organisation Evil Geniuses before the bans were issued.

On September 9th of 2017, DaZeD announced that he would be reuniting with former iBUYPOWER teammates Braxton "swag" Pierce and Kevin "AZK" Lariviere, with Michael "dapr" Gulino, formerly of Denial eSports, and Matt "Pollo" Wilson, formerly of Rush, rounding out the roster. The team will be competing in Season 26 of ESEA MDL.[10]

On November 1st of 2017, just three months after being unbanned by Dreamhack and ESL, DaZeD announced that he will be stepping down from the active roster because of his lack of motivation and poor performance during ESEA Premier Season 26 NA. Shawn "witmer" Taylor stepped in and took his spot.

Timeline[edit]

Player Roster[edit]

Former[edit]

Former Squad
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
Canada AZK Keven Larivière 2017-09-09 [10] 2018-02-02 [21] Torqued
USA swag Braxton Pierce 2017-09-09 [10] 2018-02-02 [21] Torqued
USA Pollo Matt Wilson 2017-09-09 [10] 2018-02-02 [21] Torqued
Canada steel Joshua Nissan 2018-01-12 [18] 2018-02-02 [21] Torqued
USA koosta
Kenneth Suen 2018-01-31 [20] 2018-02-02 [21] Torqued
USA JamezIRL (Coach) James Macaulay 2017-12-28 [17] 2018-02-02 [21] Torqued (Coach)


Former Players
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
USA witmer Shawn Taylor 2017-11-01 [16] 2018-01-25 [19] Guerrilla Tactics
USA dapr Michael Gulino 2017-09-09 [10] 2018-01-12 [18] Ghost Academy
USA DaZeD Sam Marine 2017-09-09 [10] 2017-11-01 [15]
Retired
Former Squad
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
USA Skadoodle Tyler Latham 2015-01-05 [1] 2015-01-26 [6] Cloud9
Canada AZK Kèven Lariviere 2015-01-05 [1] 2015-01-26 [6] Tempo Gaming (Coach)
USA swag Braxton Pierce 2015-01-05 [1] 2015-01-26 [6] Cloud9 (Streamer)
USA DaZeD Sam Marine 2015-01-05 [1] 2015-01-26 [6] GX
USA Hiko Spencer Martin 2015-01-05 [1] 2015-01-26 [6] Nihilum Gaming

Organization[edit]

Former[edit]

Former Organization
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Organization
USA stunna Tres Saranthus Manager 2017-10-?? 2018-02-02 [21] Torqued

Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Results Prize
2018-01-13 A55 - 8th A3Minor Strong Legs Cup #4 16 - 19 $0
2018-01-08 A44th A7Qualifier ESL Pro League Season 6 - North America Relegation 0 : 2 $0
2018-01-05 A77 - 8th A2Major ESEA Season 26: Global Challenge 13 - 16 $3,000
2017-12-15 A55 - 6th A3Minor Dust2.us Masters #1 1 : 2 $0
2017-12-01 A55 - 8th A3Minor CyberPowerPC Extreme Gaming Series - Winter 2017 Invitational 1 : 2 $0
2017-11-16 A33rd A7Qualifier ESEA Season 26: Premier Division - North America 2 : 1 $0
2017-11-12 A33rd - 4th A7Qualifier DreamHack Winter 2017: North America Closed Qualifier 1 : 2 $0
2017-11-11 A11st - 8th A7Qualifier DreamHack Winter 2017: North America Open Qualifier 16 - 8 $0
2015-03-06 Z9DQ A7Qualifier ESEA Invite Season 18 - North America 4/12 Grp. S. $0
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 http://www.hltv.org/news/13923-ibp-lose-csgo-team
  2. 2.0 2.1 http://www.majorleaguegaming.com/blog/team-liquid-a-last-minute-replacement-for-clutch-cats-at-x-games-aspen/
  3. http://www.hltv.org/news/14089-skadoodle-in-for-torqued-at-clutch-con
  4. http://www.dailydot.com/esports/match-fixing-counter-strike-ibuypower-netcode-guides/
  5. http://www.hltv.org/news/14083-ex-ibp-banned-from-valve-majors
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 http://blog.counter-strike.net/index.php/2015/01/11261/
  7. http://www.hltv.org/news/14084-esea-bans-ex-ibp-indefinitely
  8. http://play.faceit.com/ex-ibuypower-removed-from-faceit-2015-league/
  9. http://www.hltv.org/news/14088-faceit-and-cevo-ban-ex-ibp-as-well
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 DaZeD assembles ESEA MDL team, hltv.org.
  11. ex-iBP withdraw from MLG Aspen, hltv.org.
  12. Hiko: "I am a free agent", hltv.org.
  13. ex-iBP involved in betting scandal, hltv.org
  14. ex-iBP banned from Valve majors, hltv.org
  15. 15.0 15.1 DaZed (2017-11-01). "I'm gonna step down from playing competitively....".
  16. 16.0 16.1 witmer (2017-11-01). "will be finishing the MDL season....".
  17. 17.0 17.1 tolkeinfanatic (2017-12-28). "JamezIRL joins GX as coach". Dust2.us.
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 MIRAA (2018-01-12). "steel replaces dapr on GX". HLTV.
  19. 19.0 19.1 Tolkienfanatic (2018-01-25). "IEM Katowice Qualifier #2 registrations fuel roster speculation; witmer out of GX". Dust2.us.
  20. 20.0 20.1 Tolkienfanatic (2018-01-31). "GX add koosta". Dust2.us.
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 21.5 21.6 21.7 Steel (2018-02-02). "Got the blessings from the OG members @careyfrozt and @trey_tck to use @Torquedgg instead of GX team".