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Player Information
Braxton Pierce
September 20, 1996 (1996-09-20) (age 21)
Approx. Total Winnings:
Alternate IDs:
swag-iwnl-, m1, Brax
2012-08-21 – 201?-??-??
2013-??-?? – 2013-05-06
2013-05-06 – 2013-08-05
2013-08-05 – 2014-03-23
2014-03-25 – 2015-01-05
2015-01-05 – 2015-01-26
2015-04-29 – 2017-??-??
Cloud9 (Streamer)
2017-09-09 – Present

Braxton "swag" Pierce (born September 20, 1996) is a professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player from North Carolina, United States. He is most known for his time in compLexity and Team iBUYPOWER. He was widely considered to be one of America's best young talents. Following a Valve investigation, he was one of 7 individuals permanently banned from Valve events for his participation in the North American match fixing scandal.[1] He was previously a CS:GO streamer and analyst for Cloud9.[2][3][4]


Professional Career[edit]

swag's first major appearance in CS:GO was being part of Team Dynamic during Season 12 of ESEA. From there, he joined compLexity, which competed at ESL One Katowice 2014, as well as multiple ESEA seasons. Later, he was acquired by iBUYPOWER[5] in exchange for Todd anger Williams[6].iBUYPOWER were widely considered during this time to be the best North American side. During his time on the team, they reached the FACEIT League - Season 2 finals, after beating then-Team LDLC.com (now Team EnVyUs)[7], before suffering a loss to fnatic.

After their successes, the iBUYPOWER roster changed massively, with swag remaining unchanged throughout. On the 5th of January, he and his fellow teammates left the iBUYPOWER organisation and founded GX. They were widely expected to be secured by Evil Geniuses. On the 26th of January, following rumors that a CEVO Season 5 match vs NetcodeGuides.com had the result fixed by the then-iBUYPOWER roster[8] [9], swag was banned alongside 6 other people from all Valve-sponsored events.[1] On the 24th of July in 2017, swag and former members of IBP were unbanned by ESL, allowing them to compete in ESL sponsored events. [10] On the 6th of September in 2017, swag and former members of iBUYPOWER were unbanned by DreamHack, allowing them to compete in DreamHack, including Open and Masters events. [11]

Gear and settings[edit]

Mouse settings [12] (list of)
Mouse Effective DPI cm/360 in/360 DPI In-game sens. Windows sens. Accel. Raw input? Polling rate Mousepad
ZOWIE by BenQ EC2-A 480 86.6 34.1 400 1.2 6/11 1.05 Off 1000 Hz Logitech Cloud9 TILE
Last updated on 2017-08-21 (34 days ago).
Hardware [12][13]
Mouse Mousepad
Zowie by benq-icon.png ZOWIE by BenQ EC2-A Logitech-icon.png Logitech Cloud9 TILE
Monitor Refresh rate In-game resolution Scaling
Benq-icon.png Benq XL2450 240 Hz 1920×1080 Native
Keyboard Headset
Logitech-icon.png Logitech G810 Hyperx-icon.png HyperX Cloud II
Last updated on 2017-08-21 (34 days ago).
Crosshair settings (list of)
Style Size Thickness Sniper Gap Outline Dot Color Alpha
4 2 1 1 0 No No (0) Yellow (2) 200
Last updated on 2017-08-05 (50 days ago).
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cl_crosshairalpha 200; cl_crosshaircolor 2; cl_crosshairdot 0; cl_crosshairgap 0; cl_crosshairsize 2; cl_crosshairstyle 4; cl_crosshairusealpha 1; cl_crosshairthickness 1; cl_crosshair_sniper_width 1; cl_crosshair_drawoutline 0;


Career achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Team Result Prize
2017-07-30 A11st A3Minor Csgo icon.png Fragadelphia 11 Csgologo std.png 3 : 2 Rise-small.png $20,000
2017-04-23 A44th A2Major Csgo icon.png cs_summit C9logo std.png 1 : 2 OpTic Gaminglogo std.png $15,000
2015-11-19 A11st A2Major Csgo icon.png RGN Pro Series C9logo std.png 2 : 0 Renegadeslogo std.png $15,000
2014-10-26 A22nd A1Premier Csgo icon.png FACEIT League - Season 2 Ibuypowerlogo std.png 1 : 3 Fnatic origlogo std.png $10,000
2014-10-11 A11st A2Major Csgo icon.png CEVO Season 5 Professional Ibuypowerlogo std.png 4 : 1 C9logo std.png $5,000
2014-06-29 A11st A1Premier Csgo icon.png ESEA Season 16 - Global Invite Division Ibuypowerlogo std.png 2 : 0 CompLexity Gaminglogo std.png $20,000
2014-03-16 A55 - 8th A1Premier Csgo icon.png ESL Major Series One: Katowice 2014 CompLexity Gaminglogo std.png 1 : 2 Niplogo std.png $10,000
2013-11-30 A33 - 4th A1Premier Csgo icon.png DreamHack Winter 2013 CompLexity Gaminglogo std.png 0 : 2 Fnatic origlogo std.png $22,000
2013-08-18 A22nd A1Premier Csgo icon.png ESEA Global Finals Season 14 CompLexity Gaminglogo std.png 1 : 2 Niplogo std.png $8,000
2012-07-01 A11st A2Major Cs small.png ESEA Season 11 - Invite Division Csgologo std.png 2 : 0 Ultimaxlogo std.png $10,000
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