swag

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Player Information
Name:
Braxton Pierce
Birth:
September 20, 1996 (1996-09-20) (age 22)
Country:
Years Active (Player):
2012 – 2015
2017 - Present
Roles:
Approx. Total Winnings:
$74,841
Alternate IDs:
swag-iwnl-, m1, brax
Links
History
2012-09-13 – 2012-09-24
2012-09-24 – 201?-??-??
2013-??-?? – 2013-05-06
2013-05-06 – 2013-08-05
2013-08-05 – 2014-03-23
2014-03-25 – 2015-01-05
2015-01-05 – 2015-01-26
2015-04-29 – 2017-??-??
Cloud9 (Streamer)
2017-09-09 – 2018-02-02
2018-02-02 – 2018-05-23
2018-05-27 – 2018-07-28
2018-07-28 - 2019-04-04
2019-04-04 - Present

Braxton "swag" Pierce (born September 20, 1996) is a professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player from North Carolina, United States. He is most known for his time in compLexity and Team iBUYPOWER. He was widely considered to be one of America's best young talents. Following a Valve investigation, he was one of 7 individuals permanently banned from Valve events for his participation in the North American match fixing scandal.[1] He was previously a CS:GO streamer and analyst for Cloud9.[2][3][4] He currently plays for Lazarus Esports.

Information[edit]

Professional Career[edit]

swag's first major appearance in CS:GO was being part of Team Dynamic during Season 12 of ESEA. From there, he joined compLexity, which competed at ESL One Katowice 2014, as well as multiple ESEA seasons. Later, he was acquired by iBUYPOWER[5] in exchange for Todd anger Williams[6].iBUYPOWER were widely considered during this time to be the best North American side. During his time on the team, they reached the FACEIT League - Season 2 finals, after beating then-Team LDLC.com (now Team EnVyUs)[7], before suffering a loss to fnatic.

After their successes, the iBUYPOWER roster changed massively, with swag remaining unchanged throughout. On the 5th of January, he and his fellow teammates left the iBUYPOWER organisation and founded GX. They were widely expected to be secured by Evil Geniuses. On the 26th of January, following rumors that a CEVO Season 5 match vs NetcodeGuides.com had the result fixed by the then-iBUYPOWER roster[8] [9], swag was banned alongside 6 other people from all Valve-sponsored events.[1] On the 24th of July in 2017, swag and former members of IBP were unbanned by ESL, allowing them to compete in ESL sponsored events. [10] On the 6th of September in 2017, swag and former members of iBUYPOWER were unbanned by DreamHack, allowing them to compete in DreamHack, including Open and Masters events. [11]

Gear and Settings[edit]

Mouse Settings [12] (list of)
Advanced
MouseeDPIDPIPolling RateSensitivityAccel.Raw Input
Logitech
G703
6004001000 Hz1.51.051
Last updated on 2019-01-02 (166 days ago).
Mouse Settings [12] (list of) (calculate)
Simple
MouseCurvatureCircumferenceMouse SetupSensitivityAccel.Raw.
Logitech
G703
792 MPI
0.52 deg/mm
27.3 in/rev
69.3 cm/rev
400 DPI
@ 1000 Hz
1.51.051
Last updated on 2019-01-02 (166 days ago).
Hardware [12] [13]
Mouse Mousepad
Logitech G703 SteelSeries Qck+
Monitor Refresh rate In-game resolution
ZOWIE by BenQ XL2540 240 Hz 1920×1080
Keyboard Headset
Logitech G Pro Sennheiser GSP 300
Last updated on 2018-09-30 (260 days ago).
Crosshair Settings (list of)
Style Size Thickness Sniper Gap Outline Dot Color Alpha
1 1 1 1 -3 No Yes (1) Light blue (4) 255
Last updated on 2018-06-14 (368 days ago).
Click "Expand" for a code to copy and paste into your console.
cl_crosshairalpha 255; cl_crosshaircolor 4; cl_crosshairdot 1; cl_crosshairgap -3; cl_crosshairsize 1; cl_crosshairstyle 1; cl_crosshairusealpha 1; cl_crosshairthickness 1; cl_crosshair_sniper_width 1; cl_crosshair_drawoutline 0;

Highlights[edit]

Career Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Type Tournament Team Result Prize
2018-12-15 A44th A2Major Offline BLAST Pro Series: Lisbon 2018 2/1/2 Grp. S. $15,000
2018-08-05 A11st A3Minor Offline Fragadelphia 12 3 : 0 $18,250
2017-07-30 A11st A3Minor Offline Fragadelphia 11 3 : 2 $20,000
2015-11-19 A11st A2Major Offline RGN Pro Series 2 : 0 $15,000
2014-10-26 A22nd A1Premier Offline FACEIT League - Season 2 1 : 3 $10,000
2014-10-11 A11st A2Major Offline CEVO Season 5 Professional 4 : 1 $5,000
2014-06-29 A11st A1Premier Offline ESEA Season 16 - Global Invite Division 2 : 0 $20,000
2013-11-30 A33rd - 4th A1Premier Offline DreamHack Winter 2013 0 : 2 $22,000
2013-08-18 A22nd A1Premier Offline ESEA Global Finals Season 14 1 : 2 $8,000
2012-07-01 A11st A2Major Online/Offline ESEA Season 11 - Invite Division 2 : 0 $10,000
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament

Trivia[edit]

  • Was voted the 18th best player of 2014 by HLTV.org.[14]
  • Is the first player to be awarded an HLTV MVP Award before the age of 18, at 17 years and 286 days. He won this award at the ESEA Invite Season 16 Finals in 2014.[15]

Interviews[edit]

2015[edit]

2014[edit]


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