ROOT Gaming

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ROOT Gaming
Team Information
Location: USA United States
Team Captain: Paulo "CatZ" Vizcarra
Sponsor: Twitch
Tt eSPORTS
V3 Gaming PC
Links
Website Twitter Twitter 2 Facebook YouTube Channel TLPD HotS TLPD International TLPD Korea Aligulac Twitch Stream
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:

23

Protoss 6Terran 9Zerg 7Random 1
History
Created: 2010-03-22 (original team)
2012-05-15 (reformed)
Recent Player Trades: 2014-11-19 - Fenner leaves
2014-09-24 - Hydra joins
2014-07-22 - SuperNova joins
2014-07-15 - ViBE leaves
2014-06-30 - MajOr joins


The date "2010-03-22 (original team)<br />2012-05-15 (reformed)" was not understood.


Overview[edit]

ROOT Gaming is a North American StarCraft II team that was created on the 22nd of March 2010, founded by four StarCraft II players: Drewbie, JiYan, CatZ, and qxc, quickly developing to become one of the best and most popular teams in North America. In early 2011, ROOT established a joint gaming house in Florida together with Fnatic, having CatZ, Drewbie from ROOT, and Fenix and TT1 from Fnatic living in the house.[1]

On June 11, 2011, compLexity Gaming announced that they had acquired ROOT Gaming and the majority of their roster: CatZ, Drewbie, Minigun and DdoRo,[2] whilst KiWiKaKi and SLush decided not to join compLexity and became part of the newly formed Team ReIGN.[3] Destiny initially signed with compLexity but then changed his mind about joining the team.[4]

On May 15, 2012, CatZ announced that following the expiry of his contract with compLexity Gaming, he and Drewbie would be reforming ROOT Gaming.[5]

Since its rebirth, ROOT has expanded considerably, doubling its roster and recruiting new players, reuniting with former players such as Minigun, SLush and KiWiKaKi. ROOT also added a Dota 2 team in May 2012,[6] as well as a Smite squad in February 2013,[7] although the latter was short-lived.

In July 2013, ROOT opened the highly anticipated and crowd-funded team house in Antioch, California with several players from the ROOT Gaming team, such as CatZ, Kane, Succeed, Minigun, Sage and others moving in to practice and produce content.[8]

ROOT Gaming made another significant expansion in September 2013, as they announced the SEED Academy, recruiting many young up and coming talents from around the world, giving them the opportunity to develop alongside the professional team and utilising ROOT's resources, such as the team house to further their career. Amongst the first members, the new SEED roster included Najzmajs, Arium, SolO, Prebs and Virium.[9]

Timeline[edit]

  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
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  • May 15, CatZ announces the rebirth of ROOT Gaming with himself, Drewbie, KiWiKaKi, Destiny, Slush, and Fayth.[55]
  • May 16, ViBE joins ROOT Gaming.[56]
  • May 18, CatZ announces ROOT Gaming expanding to DotA 2 by announcing its first team squad.[57] additionally, he announced that RotterdaM joined ROOT Gaming, not as a caster, but as a player.[58]
  • June 2, puCK and Fitzyhere join ROOT Gaming.[59]
  • June 15, TT1 joins the team.[60]
  • June 24, Axeltoss joins the team as their official caster.[61]
  • July 12, MaSa joins the team.[62]
  • August 6, MajOr joins the team.[63]
  • August 10, ToD joins.[64]
  • August 28, ROOT parts ways with Destiny after receiving negative feedback about him.[65]
  • October 16, ROOT Gaming announces that puCK will be leaving the team to focus on personal issues. While the initial announcement hinted at eventually returning, puCK did not plan to rejoin ROOT.[66][67]
  • October 25, ROOT announces a sponsorship deal with Das Keyboard.[68]
  • November 25, ROOT announces that MajOr has left ROOT Gaming and that puCK has returned [69]
  • December 6, ToD leaves the team and returns to France.[70]
  • December 8, DdoRo rejoins the team following Quantic Gaming's disbandment.[71]
  • December 15, Another former Quantic Gaming player, theognis, joins Root.[72]
  • December 21, MajOr returns.[73]
  • March 22, ROOT Gaming is formed.[76]

Player Roster[edit]

Active[edit]

Best Yearly Result:

ID Name 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
ROOT Gaming ROOT Gaming
usUSA PProtoss Astrea Max Angel - - - - Challenger League 25 - 48th 2014 WCS Season 1 America
usUSA RRandom Caliber Patrick Coury - 41 - 48th 2011 MLG Pro Circuit/Anaheim 2011 MLG Pro Circuit/Orlando 21 - 24th 2012 MLG Pro Circuit/Summer/Championship - 77 - 108th 2014 MLG Anaheim
PeruPeru ZZerg CatZ () Paulo Vizcarra 17th 2010_MLG_Pro_Circuit/Raleigh 17 - 32nd IGN_ProLeague_Season_3 33 - 45th North_American_Star_League_Season_3 41 - 48th 2013_MLG_Spring_Championship 9 - 16th 2014 Red Bull Battle Grounds: Detroit
krSouth Korea zZerg Hydra Shin Dong Won - - - 3 - 4th IEM Season VIII - Singapore Code S 17 - 24th 2014 Global StarCraft II League Season 1 2014 Global StarCraft II League Season 2
usUSA TTerran Illusion Chris Lee - 21 - 24th 2011_MLG_Pro_Circuit/Providence 9 - 12th Red_Bull#Red_Bull_BattleGrounds Premier League 17 - 24th 2013_WCS_Season_1_America 13 - 16th IEM Season IX - Shenzhen
auAustralia TTerran iaguz Ethan Zugai - 13 - 16th IEM_Season_VI_-_Global_Challenge_Guangzhou - 13 - 16th IEM_Season_VIII_-_Shanghai Premier League 13 - 16th 2014 WCS Season 3 America2014 MSI Beat IT
mxMexico tTerran MajOr Juan Lopez 13 - 16th BlizzCon_2011_StarCraft_II_Invitational/Main_Tournament 9 - 16th TeamLiquid_StarLeague_4 Premier League 17 - 24th 2013_WCS_Season_2_America/Premier 2013_WCS_Season_3_America/Premier 5 - 8th IEM Season VIII - Sao Paulo
CanadaCanada TTerran MaSa Maru Kim - - 23 - 33rd North_American_Star_League_Season_4 - 13 - 16th IEM Season IX - Toronto
usUSA pProtoss Minigun Chad Jones -  17 - 24th IGN_ProLeague_Season_3 21 - 24th IEM Season VII - Cologne Premier League 9 - 12th 2013_WCS_Season_2_America Premier League 17 - 32nd 2014 Red Bull Battle Grounds: Detroit
usUSA tTerran Nathanias Nathan Fabrikant - - 89 - 120th 2012 MLG Winter Championship 2012 MLG Fall Championship 65 - 96th 2013 MLG Spring Championship 77 - 108th 2014 MLG Anaheim
nzNew Zealand ZZerg Petraeus Mack Smith - - 17 - 24th Electronic Sports World Cup 2012 Challenger League 25 - 32nd 2013 WCS Season 3 America 5 - 8th 2014 Red Bull Battle Grounds: Detroit
nlNetherlands pProtoss RotterdaM Kevin van der Kooi - - - - -
usUSA zZerg Sasquatch Gage DuBose - -  13 - 16th 2012_MLG_Pro_Circuit/Summer/Championship 17 - 24th 2013_MLG_Spring_Championship 33 - 64th 2014 Red Bull Battle Grounds: Detroit
noNorway ZZerg SolO Tobias Glenne - - - - 33 - 48th 2014 DreamHack Open: Stockholm
krSouth Korea tTerran SuperNova Kim Young Jin - Code S 5 - 8th 2011 Global StarCraft II League OctoberWorld Cyber Games 2011 2nd IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Sao Paulo Premier League 6th 2013 WCS Season 2 Korea OSL 9 - 16th 2014 Red Bull Battle Grounds: Detroit
Inactive
caCanada pProtoss DdoRo Moon Jung Ho - 20th 2011_MLG_Pro_Circuit/Orlando 25 - 32nd 2012_MLG_Pro_Circuit/Winter/Championship - -
CanadaCanada TTerran Drewbie Andrew Moysey 4th IEM_Season_V_-_American_Championships 11th 2011_MLG_Pro_Circuit/Dallas 25 - 32nd 2012_MLG_Pro_Circuit/Winter/Arena 49 - 64th 2013_MLG_Spring_Championship -
CanadaCanada PProtoss KiWiKaKi Jonathan Garneau 2nd 2010_MLG_Pro_Circuit/Raleigh 2nd 2011_MLG_Pro_Circuit/Dallas 45 - 60th IGN_ProLeague_Season_4 - -
SEED Gaming SEED Academy
clChile PProtoss Darkness Diego Garcés - - - - -
usUSA TTerran Heiwa Paz Garcia Griego - - - - -
seSweden ZZerg Najzmajs Marcus Fogelström - - 49 - 64th2012_DreamHack_Open/Stockholm 65 - 96th2013_DreamHack_Open/Summer -
noNorway ZZerg Prebs Preben Johnsen - - - - 25 - 32nd2014 DreamHack Summer
caCanada zZerg Regor Igor Kourbatov - - - - -
ukUnited Kingdom zZerg Revolution Matthew Duff - - - - -
usUSA TTerran SiegeMode Paul Dolan - - - - 77 - 108th 2014 MLG Anaheim

Notable Former[edit]

Full list of player transfers and former players here.

ID Name Join Date Leave Date Duration New Team
ukUnited Kingdom zZerg Fenner Daniel Fenner 21 May 2014 19 November 2014 6 months ZZZZZCategory:Free Agents
caCanada zZerg Spyte Coryn Briere 28 February 2014 17 August 2014 6 months ZZZZZCategory:Free Agents Retirement
usUSA ZZerg ViBE Dan Scherlong 16 May 2012 15 July 2014 2 years 2 months ZZZZZCategory:Free Agents
CanadaCanada ZZerg SLush Paul-David Pagé 15 May 2012 ZZZZZCategory:Free Agents Retirement
krSouth Korea PProtoss Sage Woo Kyung Chul 1 February 2013 27 June 2014 1 year 5 months ZZZZZCategory:Free Agents Retirement
usUSA pProtoss State Ryan Visbeck 9 August 2013 9 February 2014 6 months Prime Prime
usUSA pProtoss puCK Brandon Qual 2 June 2012 17 October 2013 1 year 4 months IvDgaming IvDgaming
seSweden pProtoss Succeed Dennis Schmuck 10 February 2013 13 October 2013 7 months ZZZZZCategory:Free Agents
caCanada zZerg Kane Sam Morrissette 20 April 2013 23 September 2013 5 months MYinsanity mYinsanity
krSouth Korea zZerg YuGiOh Jung Seung Il 27 January 2013 23 September 2013 8 months ZZZZZCategory:Free Agents Retirement
caCanada pProtoss TT1 Payam Toghyan 15 June 2012 9 September 2013 1 year 3 months ZZZZZCategory:Free Agents
usUSA zZerg Fitzyhere Connor Fitzpatric 2 June 2012 9 September 2013 1 year 3 months ZZZZZCategory:Free Agents
usUSA tTerran Theognis Michael McClelland 15 December 2012 1 August 2013 8 months ZZZZZCategory:Free Agents Retirement
frFrance pProtoss ToD Yoan Merlo 12 August 2012 7 December 2012 4 months XMG XMG
usUSA zZerg Destiny Steven Bonnell II 2 March 2011 29 August 2012 8 months ZZZZZCategory:Free Agents
usUSA tTerran qxc Kevin Riley 22 March 2010 25 March 2011 1 year FXOpen e-Sports FXOpen e-Sports
usUSA zZerg Sheth Shawn Simon 12 November 2010 FXOpen e-Sports FXOpen e-Sports

Organization[edit]

ID Name Position
Peru CatZ Paulo Vizcarra Founder & CEO
Canada Drewbie Andrew Moysey Founder
USA Kavik Rob Collins COO
USA Curse Kalle Nilsson Player Manager
Australia Sunset Amelia Savery Editor in Chief
USA tifapriori Tiffany Chia Marketing Manager
United Kingdom babybowler Siân Morgan Social Media Manager

Team Achievements[edit]

Date League Result Winnings
2014
2014-03-30 2014 Deimos Esports Team League ROOT Gaming ROOT Gaming 1 : 5 IvDgaming IvDgaming $400
2011
2011-03-20 SGL Season 2 ROOT Gaming ROOT Gaming 4 : 3 All4ONE Gaming All4ONE Gaming $500
2011-01-31 Machinima Realm Invitational ROOT Gaming ROOT Gaming 0 : 4 Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses $500
2010
2010-12-21 SGL Season 1 ROOT Gaming ROOT Gaming 4 : 3 Fnatic Fnatic $200

Gallery[edit]

Interviews[edit]

2012[edit]

External Links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Turgid (16 March 2011). "TT1, Fenix, Catz, & Drewbie forming pro house". www.teamliquid.net.
  2. compLexity (11 June 2011). "compLexity acquires ROOT Gaming". www.complexitygaming.com.
  3. TeamReign (15 June 2011). "KiWiKaKi, SLush, Phoenix, Spades to Reign". www.teamliquid.net.
  4. Punic (23 June 2011). "Destiny released from Complexity". www.teamliquid.net.
  5. ROOTCatZ (16 May 2012). "ROOT Gaming re-forms". www.teamliquid.net.
  6. ROOTCatZ (18 May 2012). "Welcome ROOT - DOTA 2 Squad". www.teamliquid.net.
  7. Kavik (7 February 2013). "ROOT Acquires juice.Gaming SMITE Team!". www.root-gaming.com.
  8. Kavik (8 July 2013). "ROOT House Opens!". www.teamliquid.net.
  9. Kavik (9 September 2013). "Announcing ROOT Academy: SEED! TT1 and Fitzy leave ROOT.". www.root-gaming.com.
  10. Astrea Promoted to ROOT!
  11. Twitter Post @IvDGaming
  12. Iaguz joins Root
  13. CatZ (2014-01-31). "CatZ's AMA on /r/starcraft". reddit.com. Retrieved 2014-02-20.
  14. A Farewell to State root-gaming.com
  15. Sunset (28 February 2014). "ROOTSpyte: Welcome to our family!". www.root-gaming.com.
  16. Root Gaming (6 March 2014). "Darkness joins SEED!". www.root-gaming.com.
  17. Root Gaming (21 March 2014). "Announcing SEED Baldwin and Kamker!". www.root-gaming.com.
  18. ROOT4SEED (12 April 2014). "Welcome to @SEEDRegor". www.twitter.com/ROOT4SEED.
  19. ROOT Gaming (21 May 2014). "Welcome ROOTFenner!". www.root-gaming.com.
  20. . http://www.voxeminor.com/index.php?page=article&article_id=10.
  21. @ROOT_Sage (June 27, 2014). "Sage retires". Twitter.com. Retrieved June 27, 2014.
  22. Rob Collins (June 30, 2014). "Fourth Time's The Charm". Root-gaming.com. Retrieved June 30, 2014.
  23. ROOT Gaming.com (July 15, 2014). "Farewell to ViBE". Root-gaming. Retrieved July 15, 2014.
  24. ROOT Gaming (July 23, 2014). "Presenting ROOT SuperNova!". Root-gaming.com. Retrieved July 23, 2014.
  25. David "dyne" Lujan (August 14, 2014). "IvD welcome Bones and Zan". teamliquid.net. Retrieved August 14, 2014.
  26. sc2fan_ (2014-08-17). "MsSpyte quits Starcraft". reddit.com.
  27. Jason "InsidiA" Pun (August 18, 2014). "Solaris Gaming signs Virium!". teamliquid.net. Retrieved August 18, 2014.
  28. "Revolution joins SEED!". August 20, 2014. Retrieved August 20, 2014.
  29. ROOT Gaming (September 24, 2014). "Introducing ROOTHydra!". Root-gaming.com.
  30. ROOT4SEED (2014-09-26). Twitter.com. https://twitter.com/ROOT4SEED/status/515540249687367681. Retrieved 2014-09-29.
  31. Aeromi (November 19, 2014). "Fenner leaves ROOT". teamliquid.net. Retrieved November 19, 2014.
  32. MajOr Joins KeSPa Team 8!
  33. Chad "Minigun" Jones Rejoins ROOT Gaming
  34. Kavik (2013-01-27). "Announcing ROOTYugiOh". root-gaming.com.
  35. Sage joins ROOT
  36. Kavik. "Announcing ROOTSucceed!". root-gaming.com.
  37. Kezz (2013-03-13). "ROOTCaliber: The Ginger We Deserve". Root Gaming. Retrieved 2013-03-13.
  38. Sunset (2013-04-20). "Announcing ROOTKane!". Root Gaming. Retrieved 2013-04-20.
  39. Kavik (2013-05-20). "Nathanias joins ROOT!". Retrieved 2013-05-20.
  40. Intro to ROOT House
  41. ROOT Gaming's TheOgnis (T) retires from StarCraft
  42. ["Tt eSports Partners with ROOT Gaming".]
  43. State joins ROOT Gaming
  44. Welcome ROOTIllusion!
  45. Announcing the ROOT Academy: SEED Gaming!
  46. YugiOh & Kane leave ROOT
  47. SEED Gaming's Twitter
  48. SEED Gaming Roster Update! Xyz And ROOT Part Ways :(
  49. Nathanias's Twitter
  50. [1][2][3] puCK's Twitter
  51. [4] [5] SEED Gaming's Twitter
  52. Welcome ROOTSasquatch!
  53. Announcing ROOTPetraeus!
  54. Holiday ROOT House Showdown - Brought to you by NEEDforSEAT!
  55. ROOT Gaming re-forms
  56. ViBE joins ROOT
  57. Catz announces DotA 2 Squad
  58. RotterdaM joins Root Gaming
  59. puCK and Fitzyhere join Root Gaming
  60. TT1 joins Root Gaming
  61. Axeltoss joins Root Gaming
  62. MaSa joins ROOT Gaming!
  63. MajOr joins ROOT Gaming
  64. http://www.root-gaming.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=335
  65. "Farewell Destiny". ROOT-Gaming.com. August 28, 2012. TeamLiquid.net thread
  66. Lawcraft (2012-10-16). "LeiYa (puCK) Departs From ROOT . . . For Now.". root-gaming.com.
  67. puCK's twitter twitter.com.
  68. Das Keyboard Announcement
  69. majOr leaves, LeiYa returns to ROOT
  70. Deezl (2012-12-06). root-gaming.com. http://www.root-gaming.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=5999&p=11114#p11114.
  71. Sunset (2012-12-08). root-gaming.com. http://www.root-gaming.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=6044.
  72. Deezl (2012-12-15). "ROOT Gaming Signs TheOgnis". teamliquid.net. Retrieved 2013-05-04.
  73. [6]
  74. EG launch $10,000 Master's Cup Series League
  75. compLexity acquires ROOT Gaming
  76. Root Gaming Starcraft 2 Team is Formed
  77. ROOT Gaming re-forms


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