GX

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Created:
2015-01-05
Disbanded:
2015-01-26

GX (also known as Hugh Jass Construction[1], Wicked Masterminds, Just for Fun and Clutch Cats[2]) was a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team composed of the former iBUYPOWER players. The team was widely expected to secure a sponsorship with the eSports organisation Evil Geniuses.

Following allegations of a match vs Counter Logic Gaming, then NetcodeGuides.com in the CEVO league being fixed by the roster[3], three members of the roster, swag, AZK and DaZeD were banned for an indefinite amount of time from all Valve-sponsored events.[4][5] Following the move by Valve, multiple organisations, including ESEA[6], FACEIT[7] and CEVO[8](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.

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[9] who were similarly impacted by the match fixing bans.

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 17 - Wicked Masterminds rename to Clutch Cats on the aforementioned page.
  • January 21 - After ex-iBP withdraw from MLG Aspen[10], Hiko announces himself as a free agent.[11]
  • Late January - "GX" rename to Just For Fun on CEVO's website.
  • January 26 - The team disbanded after the majority of the roster were banned for participation in the North American match fixing scandal. [12][13]

Player Roster[edit]

Former[edit]

Former Squad
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
USA Hiko Spencer Martin 2015-01-05 [1] 2015-01-26 [5] Nihilum Gaming Nihilum Gaming
USA Skadoodle Tyler Latham 2015-01-05 [1] 2015-01-26 [5] Cloud9 Cloud9
Canada AZK Kèven Lariviere 2015-01-05 [1] 2015-01-26 [5]
Banned
USA DaZeD Sam Marine 2015-01-05 [1] 2015-01-26 [5]
Banned
USA swag Braxton Pierce 2015-01-05 [1] 2015-01-26 [5]
Banned

Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Results Prize
2015-03-06 Z9DQ A7Qualifier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive ESEA Invite Season 18 - North America 4/12 Grp. S. $0
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament

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