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Team Information
2014-03-01 Organisation

Rise (previously known as Rise Nation) is a North American esports organization founded in 2014.



  • June 26th - Rise Nation rebrands as Rise.[10]
  • April 15th - Smug leaves the roster. [11]

Player Roster[edit]


Active Squad
ID Name Join Date
Vietnam Marn Martin Phan 2017-03-17 [1]
United States K-Brad Kenneth Bradley 2019-03-15 [8]


Former Players
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
United States Smug Bryant Huggins 2017-06-29 [3] 2021-04-15 [11]
Dominican Republic MenaRD Saul Mena II 2017-05-03 [2] 2019-05-02 [9] Bandits
Dominican Republic Caba Cristopher Rodriguez 2018-05-25 [6] 2019-02-28 [7] Bandits
United States Richard Nguyen Richard Nguyen 2017-09-27 [4] 2018-03-23 [5]



ID Name Position Join Date
United States BLiNDSiDE Rodger Saffold CEO/Founder 2014-03-01
United States Kahreem Kahreem Horsley Co-Owner/Founder 2014-03-01
Vietnam Marn Martin Phan Esports Manager




  1. 1.0 1.1 "Rise Nation enters the FGC with the signing of Marn". Rise Nation. 2017-03-17.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "We are excited to announce our latest edition to the Rise Nation family: @_MenaRD__! #RiseWithUs". Rise Nation on Twitter. 2017-05-03.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Rise FGC roster adds a new member". Rise Nation. 2017-06-29.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Please welcome our newest @marvelvscapcom player @RichardWinz to the Rise Nation family!". Rise Nation on Twitter. 2017-09-27.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "No longer a part of @TheRiseNation. Thank you for the amazing experience. I truly appreciate the support from everyone involved during my time with them, as well as everyone in the FGC who supported me. It's been a really fun time!". Richard Nguyen on Twitter. 2018-05-23.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "We’re pleased to announce that we are adding another SFV player to the Rise Nation family! Welcome @SPM_CABA to #RISEFGC! He will be competing at Combo Breaker this weekend! #WeRise". Rise Nation on Twitter. 2018-05-25.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "I have to announce im no longer part of team @TheRiseNation , i have to thank them for the great opportunity they gave me, it was a great experience!". Caba on Twitter. 2019-02-28.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Please help us welcome @KBradJStorm to our #RISESFV roster‼️ He'll be joining us this weekend competing at Final Round 2019 ⚔️ Let's go! #WeRise". Rise Nation on Twitter. 2019-03-15.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Today i have to announce that my contract with @TheRiseNation has expired, i want to thank the team for everything they did for me, working since the start and helping me become what i am today, it gave me memories that will last forever. Thank you. #WeRise". MenaRD on Twitter. 2019-05-02.
  10. "Introducing our new brand identity.". Rise on Twitter. 2020-06-26.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Today we part ways with @SmugDaBeast.". Rise on Twitter. 2021-04-15.