Ghost Gaming is a North American esports organization known for its Gears of War team. They also have lineups in Call of Duty, Rocket League, and PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS. They ventured into the CS:GO scene originally in April 2017 by acquiring Bee's Money Crew, who were already competing in the Esports Championship Series at the time - whilst also competing for a spot in ESL Pro League which they would successfully qualify for Season 6 over Rush.
Their original CS:GO lineup consisted of Matthew "Wardell" Bowman Yu, Connor "CoNnOrRr93" Glover, Jason "neptune" Tran, Sebastian "seb" Bucki, and Andrew "ShoT_UP Orlowski, with Phong "bee-1os-" Nguyên functioning as their coach. ShoT_UP was released shortly after the first month of their lineup joining the North American organization, due to failing to move to the team's gaming house, with bee-1os- returning to the starting lineup as their in-game leader. After a set of poor results, Ghost Gaming decided to pull the plug on all of their players except for Wardell, who they had kept under contract. The trio of bee-1os-, CoNnOrRr93, and neptune, would later return under the Bee's Money Crew banner, alongside other talents such as Dallas "Dallas" Micks (playing for RONIN at the time) and Joshua "steel" Nissan, whom would all play together at Fragadelphia 11, placing 3rd. After the events of Fragadelphia, Ghost Gaming would later reacquire Bee's Money Crew, though Wardell would be left out of the lineup, eventually joining Rogue's new North American team.
Ghost Gaming's second lineup would consist of seb, CoNnOrRr93, neptune, Ronnie "ryx" Bylicki, and Caio "zqk" Fonseca, reigning from Brazil. bee-1os- would also be present in the lineup as the team's coach once again, but was also seen standing in for neptune in ESL Pro League Season 6 due to age restrictions (requiring every player competing to be 16-years-old or older). Joshua "sancz" Ballenger would also be present as a backup, though he was never used in any games during his time in the organization. After a short while, Wardell would leave Rogue, after only a week, to rejoin Ghost Gaming in place of neptune, and Dallas would later join the starting lineup in zqk's place. Shortly before ROG Masters 2017 - Americas LAN, Dallas left Ghost, leaving former coach bee-1os- to take his spot. Two months later, the roster would shift again, as ryx was kicked from the squad and bee-1os- switched into a managerial role in order to attend college.
In the months leading up the beginning of ESL Pro League Season 7, Ghost Gaming would replenish their roster with the addition of Michael "MAiNLiNE" Jaber as coach and the additions of Yassine "Subroza" Taoufik and Tramaine "stan1ey" Stanley to the starting roster. Midway through the EPL season, CoNnOrRr93 was cut from the team, leaving Wardell and seb as the only remaining original members from the first Ghost Gaming squad. Following his departure, his spot was filled by former Rise Nation player Andy "vSa" Xu. In the weeks following the end of the EPL season, the team parted ways with MAiNLiNE and benched stan1ey after he expressed a desire to take a break from competitive CS:GO to return to the United Kingdom.
In June 2018, Ghost Gaming would massively overhaul their roster when they signed the 3-man core of Torqued, consisting of: Josh "steel" Nissan, Matt "Pollo" Wilson, and Kenneth "koosta" Suen. This change would see vSa and seb being benched and as a result of Torqued having qualified, Ghost Gaming would attend their first Premier level event: ESL One: Belo Horizonte 2018. A month later, Ghost Gaming would claim victory over Furia eSports at the ZOTAC Cup Masters 2018 - Americas tournament thus qualifying them for the international event. Pollo was soon released by Ghost. As a replacement, the team would look to German IGL Kevin "kRYSTAL" Amend on a loan from The Imperial. The inclusion of kRYSTAL saw a third AWPer playing for the team.
||Inactive Date||Leave Date||New Team|
|Wardell||Matthew Yu||2017-09-03 ||2019-06-11 ||2019-09-23 |
|steel||Joshua Nissan||2018-06-10 ||2019-06-11 ||Ben's Anime Team|
|koosta||Kenneth Suen||2018-06-10 ||2019-06-11 ||Cloud9|
|neptune||Jason Tran||2018-09-25 ||2019-06-11 ||Swole Patrol|
|freakazoid||Ryan Abadir||2019-01-18 ||2019-06-11 ||eUnited|
|JamezIRL (Coach)||James Macaulay||2018-06-10 ||2019-06-11 ||Cloud9 (Coach)|
||Inactive Date||Leave Date||New Team|
|Subroza||Yassine Taoufik||2018-02-07 ||2019-01-18 ||Swole Patrol|
|kRYSTAL (Loan)||Kevin Amend||2018-08-13 ||2018-09-25 ||The Imperial (Inactive)|
|Pollo||Matt Wilson||2018-06-10 ||2018-07-28 ||Team Envy (Stand-in)|
|seb||Sebastian Bucki||2017-08-18 ||2018-06-10 ||2018-07-06 ||Team BlackOut|
|vSa||Andy Xu||2018-03-15 ||2018-06-10 ||2018-07-06 ||Vision Gaming|
|MAiNLiNE (Coach)||Michael Jaber||2018-01-08 ||2018-05-04 ||The Pioneers|
|stan1ey||Tramaine Stanley||2018-02-07 ||2018-04-27 ||2018-06-??||Orgles5|
|CoNnOrRr93||Connor Glover||2017-08-18 ||2018-03-15 ||The Pioneers|
|bee-1os-||Phong Nguyên||2017-11-05 ||2017-11-30 ||Ghost Gaming (Manager)|
|ryx||Ronnie Bylicki||2017-08-18 ||2017-11-15 ||Rogue|
|Dallas||Dallas Micks||2017-09-25 ||2017-11-05 ||Say No More|
|bee-1os- (Coach)||Phong Nguyên||2017-08-18 ||2017-11-05 ||Ghost Gaming|
|zqk||Caio Fonseca||2017-08-18 ||2017-09-25 ||Merciless Gaming|
|neptune||Jason Tran||2017-08-18 ||2017-09-??||Nitrious Gaming|
|sancz (Backup)||Joshua Ballenger||2017-08-18 ||2017-09-03 ||Ronin Esports|
|Wardell||Matthew Yu||2017-04-19 ||2017-07-21 ||2017-08-19 ||Rogue|
|JamezIRL||James Macaulay||freakazoid||Ryan Abadir||DreamHack Open Tours 2019|
|Subroza||Yassine Taoufik||Intel Extreme Masters Season XII World Championship: North American Open Qualifier #1|
|stan1ey||Tramaine Stanley||Intel Extreme Masters Season XII World Championship: North American Open Qualifier #1|
|bee-1os-||Phong Nguyên||ESL Pro League Season 6 - Relegation|
|Dallas||Dallas Micks||ESL Pro League Season 6 - Relegation|
Strong Legs Cup #2
|floppy||Ricky Kemery||CyberPowerPC Extreme Gaming Series - Winter 2017|
|horvy||João Horvath||CyberPowerPC Extreme Gaming Series - Winter 2017|
|wrath||Collin McSweegan||Esports Championship Series Season 4 - North America|
|ryx||Ronnie Bylicki||ROG Masters 2017 - USA|
|mCe (Coach)||Matthew Elmore||ROG Masters 2017 - USA|
|ID||Name||Join Date||Leave Date||New Team|
|seb||Sebastian Bucki||2017-04-19 ||2017-07-21 ||Bee's Money Crew|
|neptune||Jason Tran||2017-04-19 ||2017-07-21 ||Bee's Money Crew|
|CoNnOrRr93||Connor Glover||2017-04-19 ||2017-07-21 ||Bee's Money Crew|
|bee-1os- (Coach)||Phong Nguyên||2017-04-19 ||2017-07-21 ||Bee's Money Crew|
|ID||Name||Join Date||Leave Date||New Team|
|ShoT_UP||Andrew Orlowski||2017-04-19 ||2017-05-31 ||Fly Guy Entertainment|
|Dallas||Dallas Micks||seb||Sebastian Bucki||CyberPowerPC Extreme Gaming Series - Spring 2017|
DreamHack Valencia 2017 - NA Open Qualifier
ROG Masters 2017 - USA
|wrath||Collin McSweegan||CyberPowerPC Extreme Gaming Series - Spring 2017|
|Crondle||Rahul Walia||bee-1os-||Phong Nguyên||ESL Pro League Season 5 - North America Relegation|
|mitch||Mitch Semago||seb||Sebastian Bucki||Esports Championship Series Season 3 - North America|
|DAVEY||David Stafford||ShoT_UP||Andrew Orlowski||Esports Championship Series Season 3 - North America|
|sancz||Joshua Ballenger||seb||Sebastian Bucki||CEVO Season 12 Main - North America|
|bee-1os-||Phong Nguyên||ShoT_UP||Andrew Orlowski||ESEA Season 24 Global Challenge|
|ID||Name||Position||Join Date||Leave Date||New Organization|
|bee-1os-||Phong Nguyên||Manager||2017-11-30 ||2019-06-11 |
|Crondle||Rahul Walia||Manager||2017-04-19 ||2017-07-21|
- "Welcome home, Ghosts". Ghost Gaming. 2017-04-19.
- "Alongside our CS:GO roster are the masterminds of the team bee-1os- and RahulWalia as Head Coach and Team Manager". Ghost Gaming. 2017-04-19.
- Andrew Orlowski (2017-06-16). "Unfortunately had to part ways due to being unable to move into the team house".
- [Inside source]
- "Roster is Locked!". Ghost Gaming. 2017-08-18.
- "Introducing the complete Rogue roster!". Rogue. 2017-08-19.
- "Wardell is Back!". Ghost Gaming. 2017-09-16.
- HLTV (2017-09-25). "Ghost remove zqkS".
- Tolkienfanatic (2017-11-05). "Ghost bring bee back to starting roster; Dallas out". dust2.us.
- Tolkienfanatic (2017-11-15). "ryx released by Ghost". dust2.us.
- devil (2017-11-30). "bee steps down from Ghost; starting roster down to three". dust2.us.
- tolkienfanatic (2018-01-08). "Mainline joins as coach". Dust2.us.
- devil (2018-02-07). "Ghost round out roster with Subroza and stan1ey". Dust2.us.
- devil (2018-03-15). "vSa replaces CONNOR93 in Ghost". Dust2.us.
- DuckMoriarty (2018-04-27). "stan1ey Ghosts back across the pond". Dust2.us.
- DuckMoriarty (2018-05-04). "MAiNLiNE hops off the Ghost train". Dust2.us.
- "Please welcome @JoshNissan, @PolloCSGO, @Koosta and coach @JamezIRL to the #GhostCSGO squad.". Ghost Gaming. 2018-06-10.
- bleghfarec (2018-07-06). "vSa and seb released from Ghost". Dust2.us.
- Nohte (2018-07-28). "Ghost remove Pollo from the flock". Dust2.us.
- steel (2018-08-13). "Krystal will be playing with us on loan from Imperial for Zotac Cup Masters and DHM Stockholm".
- Yossarian (2018-09-25). "neptune reunites with Ghost Gaming". HLTV.
- Ghost Gaming (2019-01-18). "No need for an introduction, welcome to #GhostGang @FreakazoidA.".
- tolkienfanatic (2019-06-12). "UPDATE: Ghost trio's contracts expire". Dust2.us.
- Ghost Gaming (2019-06-12). "Thank you".
- Wardell (2019-09-23). "Free agent looking to play Pro again RT's appreciated!".