swag

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Player Information
Name:
Braxton Pierce
Birth:
September 20, 1996 (1996-09-20) (age 21)
Country:
Years Active (Player):
2012 – 2015
2017 - Present
Team:
Roles:
Approx. Total Winnings:
$65,091
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 - 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]

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][13] (list of) (calculate)
Mouse Curvature Circumference Mouse Setup Sens. Accel. Raw.
ZOWIE by BenQ
FK1+

(White)
634 MPI
0.416 deg/mm
34.1 in/rev
86.6 cm/rev
400 CPI
@ 1000 Hz
1.2 1.05 1
Last updated on 2018-06-04 (102 days ago).
Hardware [12][13] [14]
Mouse Mousepad
ZOWIE by BenQ FK1+ (White) 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 2018-06-04 (102 days ago).
Crosshair settings [15] (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 (92 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 Tournament Team Result Prize
2018-08-05 A11st A3Minor Fragadelphia 12 3 : 0 $18,250
2017-07-30 A11st A3Minor Fragadelphia 11 3 : 2 $20,000
2017-04-23 A44th A2Major cs_summit 1 1 : 2 $15,000
2015-11-19 A11st A2Major RGN Pro Series 2 : 0 $15,000
2014-10-26 A22nd A1Premier FACEIT League - Season 2 1 : 3 $10,000
2014-10-11 A11st A2Major CEVO Season 5 Professional 4 : 1 $5,000
2014-06-29 A11st A1Premier ESEA Season 16 - Global Invite Division 2 : 0 $20,000
2013-11-30 A33rd - 4th A1Premier DreamHack Winter 2013 0 : 2 $22,000
2013-08-18 A22nd A1Premier ESEA Global Finals Season 14 1 : 2 $8,000
2012-07-01 A11st A2Major 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.[16]

Interviews[edit]

2015[edit]

2014[edit]


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