GX

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2015-01-05

GX (also known as Hugh Jass Construction[1], Wicked Masterminds, Just for Fun and Clutch Cats[2]) is a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team composed mainly of the former iBUYPOWER players.

History[edit]

GX was founded after the former iBUYPOWER roster decided to part ways with the organisation.[1] After leaving the organisation, they were intended to play at the MLG Aspen Invitational, however pulled out, likely in response to the fact that they were being investigated by Valve.[2] They were intended to play at ClutchCon, however, following the bans, they did not attend. Skadoodle ended up playing for Torqued[3] who were similarly impacted by the match fixing bans.

Following allegations of a match vs Counter Logic Gaming, then NetcodeGuides.com in the CEVO league being fixed by the roster[4], three members of the roster, swag, AZK and DaZeD were banned for an indefinite amount of time from all Valve-sponsored events.[5][6] Following the move by Valve, multiple organisations, including ESEA[7], FACEIT[8] and CEVO[9](where the match-fixing incident occurred) announced that they were going to also ban the three GX players, effectively ruling them out of competitive play indefinitely. The team was widely expected to secure a sponsorship with the eSports organisation Evil Geniuses before the bans were issued.

On September 9th of 2017, DaZeD announced that he would be reuniting with former iBUYPOWER teammates Braxton "swag" Pierce and Kevin "AZK" Lariviere, with Michael "dapr" Gulino, formerly of Denial eSports, and Matt "Pollo" Wilson, formerly of Rush, rounding out the roster. The team will be competing in Season 26 of ESEA MDL.[10]

On November 1st of 2017, just three months after being unbanned by Dreamhack and ESL, DaZeD announced that he will be stepping down from the active roster because of his lack of motivation and poor performance during ESEA Premier Season 26 NA. Shawn "witmer" Taylor stepped in and took his spot.

Timeline[edit]

  • January 5 - iBUYPOWER's team leaves the organization, and they take on the name Hugh Jass Construction. AZK, skadoodle, swag, DaZeD and former stand-in Hiko join.
  • Early January - Hugh Jass Construction rename to GX on ESEA and CEVO.
  • Early January - ex-iBP is mentioned as Wicked Masterminds on MLG X-Games Aspen's website.
  • January 17th - Wicked Masterminds rename to Clutch Cats on the aforementioned page.
  • January 21st - After ex-iBP withdraw from MLG Aspen[11], Hiko announces himself as a free agent.[12]
  • Late January - "GX" rename to Just For Fun on CEVO's website.
  • January 26th - The team disbanded after the majority of the roster were banned for participation in the North American match fixing scandal. [13][14]

Player Roster[edit]

Active[edit]

Active Squad
ID Name Join Date
Canada AZK Keven Larivière 2017-09-09 [10]
USA swag Braxton Pierce 2017-09-09 [10]
USA Pollo Matt Wilson 2017-09-09 [10]
USA dapr Michael Gulino 2017-09-09 [10]
USA witmer Shawn Taylor 2017-11-01 [16]

Former[edit]

Former Players
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
USA DaZeD Sam Marine 2017-09-09 [10] 2017-11-01 [15]
Former Squad
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
USA Hiko Spencer Martin 2015-01-05 [1] 2015-01-26 [6] Nihilum Gaming
USA Skadoodle Tyler Latham 2015-01-05 [1] 2015-01-26 [6] Cloud9
Canada AZK Kèven Lariviere 2015-01-05 [1] 2015-01-26 [6] Tempo Gaming
USA DaZeD Sam Marine 2015-01-05 [1] 2015-01-26 [6] GX
USA swag Braxton Pierce 2015-01-05 [1] 2015-01-26 [6] Cloud9

Organization[edit]

Active[edit]

Organization
ID Name Position Join Date
USA stunna Tres Saranthus Manager 2017-10-??

Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Results Prize
2017-11-16 A33rd A7Qualifier ESEA Season 26: Premier Division - North America 2 : 1 $0
2017-11-11 A11st - 8th A7Qualifier DreamHack Winter 2017: North America Open Qualifier 16 - 8 $0
2017-09-24 A33 - 4th A7Qualifier DreamHack Winter 2017: North America Closed Qualifier 1 : 2 $0
2015-03-06 Z9DQ A7Qualifier ESEA Invite Season 18 - North America 4/12 Grp. S. $0
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament

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