Chad "Minigun" Jones is a Protoss player from America, currently teamless.
Wings of Liberty
Coming from an FPS background, without any previous RTS experience, Minigun decided to pick up the game after watching beta videos from HDStarCraft and Husky. Minigun started playing StarCraft II initially only for fun. As he worked himself up the North American ladder, he reached the #1 position. His play caught the attention of CatZ, which eventually led to his recruitment to ROOT Gaming.
Heart of the Swarm
On March 3, 2013 Minigun played in the MLG Winter Championship Showdowns against IdrA. A 3-0 win qualified him for the Main Event. However once there he would lose to Life 3-0 in the first round. Then later in the Exhibition Matches, which were a sort of consolation bracket, he would lose 3-0 to Creator.
After a somewhat underwhelming first showing in Heart of the Swarm. He showed relatively little activity until he was invited to the WSC America 2013 Season 1 Premier League. There he was placed in a group with NesTea, Apocalypse, and Fenix. Although he was able to score 1 win against Fenix, losses to NesTea and Apocalypse would send him to the Round of 40 of the Challenger League. He would lose there in his first match to Ian, dropping down to the group stage.
Minigun first began hitting his stride at SHOUTcraft America just after announcing a Personal Sponsorship with Planetside 2. He was placed in Group A of the Group Stage, along with puCK, Maker, and ViBE. Although he was unable to beat puCK in the winners match, back to back victories over Maker would allow him to advance to the Playoffs. There he would take a close 3-2 win over drunkenboi in the quarterfinals, before losing 4-0 to State. He would attain an overall 3/4th place finish.
On June 18, 2013 he played in the Group Stage of the WCS America 2013 Season 1 Challenger League. Placed in Group F with Top, State, and Xenocider, he would advance to the Season 2 Premier League with a 2-0 win over Top and a 2-1 win over State.
On June 28, 2013 Minigun would enter the 2013 MLG Spring Championship. There he would be placed in Bracket 1 of the Winners Bracket. He went on a strong early run, beating Deliverator_id, FireZerg, and Kane, before a 2-0 loss to HerO would send him to the Losers Bracket. A 2-0 loss there to YugiOh would knock him out of the tournament one round before making it to the Final Bracket.
In the WCS America 2013 Season 2 Premier League, Minigun was placed in a Round of 32 group against Neeb, Apocalypse, and Alicia. After losing his first match to Apocalypse, he won against Neeb to advance to the final match. He was able to defeat Apocalypse in a rematch 2-0 to reach the Round of 16. His group had three Terrans, and although Minigun was able to defeat DeMusliM in the Loser's Match, he lost to both TaeJa and aLive 0-2 to fall to Challenger League. He defeated Apocalypse again 2-1 to return to Premier League for Season 3.
Legacy of the Void
Minigun has a rivalry against IdrA. After a few ladder games were streamed by IdrA (Minigun winning both of them, with plenty of trash talk from both sides), they had a best of 3 against each other in the EG Master's Cup Season V. Minigun took IdrA out 2-1. Minigun repeated the feat in EG Master's Cup Season VI, again besting IdrA 2-1.
- Played 2v2 with former Complexity teammate Destiny as PZ team "Guns and Broaches".
- Prefers to play ZvP instead of his mirror.
|In Major tournaments|
|2014-02-09||1st||Twitch Ender's Game on Blu-ray Tournament||4 : 1||Astrea||$1,600|
|2014-01-26||3 - 4th||MLG GameOn Invitational 2014||1 : 3||Scarlett||$500|
|2013-08-18||2nd||LANHAMMER 2013||2 : 3||HuK||$1,200|
|2013-05-19||3 - 4th||SHOUTcraft America||0 : 4||State||$1,000|
|In Minor and Monthly tournaments|
|2013-08-31||1st||Bay Area TeamLiquid LAN XI||3 : 0||CatZ||$495|
|2011-02-16||1st||ROOT Gaming Success Pays Invitational||3 : 2||KiWiKaKi||$420|
|2010-12-14||2nd||ROOT Challenge North American Invitational||0 : 3||KiWiKaKi||$100|
|Complete Results in any Tournament|
Matches & VODs
- Clash for the Cache Week #1 vs. fnaticMSI.Fenix bo7 Showmatch
- Day9 Daily #266 w/ ROOT Minigun v Forever
First Person View Match VODS
- 2013-03-15 | Interview with ROOTMinigun by HotBid of TeamLiquid.net at MLG Winter Championships 2013
- 2011-10-10 | Chad "Minigun" Jones Weighs in on International Scope of Starcraft II Pro Gaming by Forbes.com
- Battle Net profile and Ranking page for his North American server account.
- Destiny Trolling Minigun g1
- Destiny Trolling Minigun g2
- Minigun's NASL Application
- Complexity acquires ROOT
- compLexity & Minigun Part Ways
- Chad "Minigun" Jones Rejoins ROOT Gaming
- ROOT_Minigun (2013-05-04). twitter.com. https://twitter.com/ROOT_Minigun/status/330884621808041984. Retrieved 2013-05-05.
- Minigun on leaving ROOT and future plans
- TeamLiquid.net Fan Club - Talking about Playhem Showmatch against iNcontroL