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[e][h] Minigun
Player Information
Chad Richard Jones
July 10, 1990 (age 32)
Alternate IDs:
ROOTMinigun, Inflow.Mini, coL.Minigun
Approx. Total Winnings:
Years active:
2010 - 2015
Years active (caster):
????-??-?? — ????-??-??
????-??-?? — 2011-06-12
2011-06-12 — 2013-01-15
2013-01-15 — 2016-02-22
Recent Matches
Minigun  United States
Ukraine  Kas
2015-02-08 23:00:08UTC  
Minigun  United States
France  Lilbow
2015-02-07 20:45:00UTC  
Minigun  United States
United States  Xenocider
2015-02-04 00:00:08UTC  
Minigun  United States
Canada  desRow
2015-02-04 00:00:06UTC  
Minigun  United States
United States  JonSnow
2015-01-22 00:00:44UTC  

Chad "Minigun" Jones (born July 10, 1990) is a retired American Protoss player.

Wings of Liberty[edit]

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.[1] 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.[2]

On June 12, 2011, ROOT Gaming was acquired by compLexity Gaming. Minigun joined compLexity Gaming as a result of the merger.[3]

He would part ways with compLexity on January 15, 2013 to rejoin ROOT Gaming.[4][5]

Heart of the Swarm[edit]

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.[6] 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[edit]

On 22 February 2016, he left ROOT Gaming after playing for them for more than three years, stating that he most likely will not join another team.[7]



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".[8]
  • Prefers to play ZvP instead of his mirror.[9]


In A2Major Tournaments
2014-02-091stTwitch Ender's Game on Blu-ray TournamentROOT GamingROOT Gaming4 : 1$1,600
2014-01-263rd - 4thMLG GameOn Invitational 2014ROOT GamingROOT Gaming1 : 3$500
2013-10-161st - 8th2013 WCS Season 3 America: Challenger LeagueROOT GamingROOT GamingW : FF$300
2013-08-182ndLANHAMMER 2013ROOT GamingROOT Gaming2 : 3$1,200
2013-08-141st - 8th2013 WCS Season 2 America: Challenger LeagueROOT GamingROOT Gaming2 : 1$300
2013-05-193rd - 4thSHOUTcraft AmericaROOT GamingROOT Gaming0 : 4$1,000
2012-07-011stEvil Geniuses Master's Cup Series League VII
3 : 2FnaticFnatic$384.62
2011-06-172ndEvil Geniuses Master's Cup Series V
CompLexity Gaming
0 : 3mousesportsmousesports$272.73
In A3Minor Tournaments
2015-06-211stSHOUTcraft Clan Wars June 2015 #5
ROOT Gaming
4 : 0Team AscensionTeam Ascension$41.67
2015-06-172ndSHOUTcraft Clan Wars June 2015 #4
ROOT Gaming
2 : 4BaguetteBaguette$0
2015-05-201stSHOUTcraft Clan Wars May 2015 #4
ROOT Gaming
4 : 3Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses$41.67
2015-05-082ndSHOUTcraft Clan Wars May 2015 #3
ROOT Gaming
3 : 4mYinsanitymYinsanity$0
2015-04-282ndSHOUTcraft Clan Wars April 2015 #7
ROOT Gaming
3 : 4AxiomAxiom$0
2015-04-172ndSHOUTcraft Clan Wars April 2015 #3
ROOT Gaming
3 : 4StarTaleStarTale$0
2014-04-102ndSHOUTcraft Clan Wars May 2014 #1
ROOT Gaming
3 : 4IvDgamingIvDgaming$0
2014-03-222ndSHOUTcraft Clan Wars March 2014 #7
ROOT Gaming
2 : 4CW$0
2014-03-172ndSHOUTcraft Clan Wars March 2014 #5
ROOT Gaming
0 : 4compLexity GamingcompLexity Gaming$0
2014-02-221stEnder's Game on Blu-ray ShowmatchROOT GamingROOT Gaming4 : 3$7,000
2013-08-311stBay Area TeamLiquid LAN XIROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 0$495
2011-02-161stROOT Gaming Success Pays InvitationalROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 2$420
2010-12-142ndROOT Challenge North American InvitationalROOT GamingROOT Gaming0 : 3$100
2010-12-011stSGL Season 2
ROOT Gaming
4 : 3All4ONE GamingAll4ONE Gaming$81.25
In A4Basic Tournaments
2011-04-081stThe V Showmatch 11ROOT GamingROOT Gaming4 : 3$100
2011-02-261stDestiny Showmatch Series Showmatch 5ROOT GamingROOT Gaming4 : 2$50
Complete list of results in any tournament


Matches & VODs[edit]

WoL Matches[edit]

First Person View Match VODS[edit]




External links[edit]


Matchup Statistics

 vs Protossvs Terranvs Zergvs RandomTotal
as Protoss90 - 8451.7 %117 - 9056.5 %117 - 10452.9 %3 - 0100 %327 - 27854 %
as Zerg3 - 442.9 %0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-3 - 442.9 %

Earnings Statistics

1v1 Medal Statistics