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.
On June 11, 2011, compLexity Gaming announced that they had acquired ROOT Gaming and the majority of their roster: CatZ, Drewbie, Minigun and DdoRo, whilst KiWiKaKi and SLush decided not to join compLexity and became part of the newly formed Team ReIGN. Destiny initially signed with compLexity but then changed his mind about joining the team.
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, as well as a Smite squad in February 2013, 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.
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.
- January 21, Petraeus leaves.
- January 27, MajOr leaves and Goswser joins.
- January 30, SiegeMode leaves for Team Ascension.
- February 22, Astrea leaves to rejoin Team Ascension.
- March 28, Kelazhur joins.
- August 21, Revolution is promoted from SEED to ROOT Gaming.
- August 31, SuperNova retires.
- September 16, iaguz leaves.
- October 10, Petraeus rejoins, and MaSa leaves ROOT Gaming.
- November 13, JimRising joins ROOT Gaming.
- January 13, Astrea becomes the first to graduate from SEED Gaming and is promoted to the main ROOT team.
- January 16, Intense & Arium leaves the SEED Academy to join IvDgaming.
- January 31, iaguz joins the ROOT Gaming roster. Axeltoss is said to have left ROOT Gaming.
- February 9, State leaves.
- February 28, Spyte joins ROOT.
- March 7, Darkness joins SEED Academy.
- March 21, Kamker and Baldwin join the SEED Academy.
- April 12, Regor joins the SEED Academy after winning the SEED Recruitment Showdown.
- May 21, Fenner joins ROOT.
- June 14, MightyKiwi leaves the SEED Academy to join Vox Eminor.
- June 27, Sage announced his retirement.
- June 30, MajOr and Nathanias rejoin the team.
- July 15, ViBE leaves ROOT Gaming after two years with the team.
- July 23, ROOT signs free agent SuperNova, previously of AZUBU.
- August 14, Bones, the captain of SEED Gaming, leaves to join IvDgaming.
- August 17, Spyte announces her retirement.
- August 18, Virium leaves SEED Gaming to join Solaris Gaming.
- August 20, Revolution joins SEED Gaming having left The Last Resort.
- September 24, Hydra, previously on CJ Entus, joins the team.
- September 26, SolO "graduates" from SEED Academy to form part of the main roster.
- November 19, Fenner leaves.
- January 2, MajOr departs to join Team 8.
- January 15, ROOT announces that Minigun has rejoined the team.
- January 27, YugiOh joins the team.
- February 1, Sage joins the team.
- February 9, ROOT announces new Swedish Protoss, Xyz, who will move to Peru to live with CatZ.
- March 13, ROOT announces that Caliber has joined the team.
- April 20, Kane joins.
- May 19, Nathanias joins as a caster.
- July 7, ROOT Gaming Team House opens in Antioch, California.
- August 1, theognis retires from pro gaming.
- August 2, Tt eSPORTS partners with ROOT and will provide the team with mice, mousepads and headsets.
- August 10, State joins.
- September 5, Illusion joins.
- September 9, the ROOT Gaming academy, SEED Gaming, is announced, with high school players Arium, Najzmajs, and SolO. In addition to the academy announcement, ROOT announced that Fitzyhere and TT1 have decided to part ways with ROOT Gaming to pursue other opportunities.
- September 23, ROOT Gaming announces that YugiOh and Kane have both left the team.
- October 2, Prebs is announced as a member of ROOT Gaming's Academy.
- October 13, Xyz leaves. Bones, MightyKiwi, Intense, SiegeMode, Heiwa, Mist join the academy.
- October 16, Nathanias leaves.
- October 17, puCK leaves.
- October 19, Virium joins the SEED Gaming roster after winning the SEED Recruitment Tournament.
- November 13, Sasquatch joins the team.
- November 29, Kiwi Zerg, Petraeus leaves Frenetic Array to join ROOT Gaming and moves to the team house in California.
- December 23, ROOT holds Holiday ROOT House Showdown, an in-house tournament where fans submit brackets for a chance to win signed NEEDforSEAT chairs.
- May 15, CatZ announces the rebirth of ROOT Gaming with himself, Drewbie, KiWiKaKi, Destiny, Slush, and Fayth.
- May 16, ViBE joins ROOT Gaming.
- May 18, CatZ announces ROOT Gaming expanding to DotA 2 by announcing its first team squad. additionally, he announced that RotterdaM joined ROOT Gaming, not as a caster, but as a player.
- June 2, puCK and Fitzyhere join ROOT Gaming.
- June 15, TT1 joins the team.
- June 24, Axeltoss joins the team as their official caster.
- July 12, MaSa joins the team.
- August 6, MajOr joins the team.
- August 10, ToD joins.
- August 28, ROOT parts ways with Destiny after receiving negative feedback about him.
- 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.
- October 25, ROOT announces a sponsorship deal with Das Keyboard.
- November 25, ROOT announces that MajOr has left ROOT Gaming and that puCK has returned 
- December 6, ToD leaves the team and returns to France.
- December 8, DdoRo rejoins the team following Quantic Gaming's disbandment.
- December 15, Another former Quantic Gaming player, theognis, joins Root.
- December 21, MajOr returns.
- March 22, ROOT Gaming is formed.
Best Yearly Result:
|Caliber||Patrick Coury||-||41 - 48th||21 - 24th||-||77 - 108th||-||33 - 48th|
|CatZ ()||Paulo Vizcarra||17th||17 - 32nd||33 - 45th||41 - 48th||9 - 16th||32 - 62nd||17 - 32nd|
|Hydra||Shin Dong Won||-||-||-||3 - 4th||17 - 24th||1st||1st|
|JimRising||Jaime Arturo Duran Silencio||-||-||17 - 24th||-||45 - 60th||32 - 62nd||17 - 32nd|
|Kelazhur||Diego Schwimer||-||-||-||-||9 - 12th||9 - 12th||17 - 32nd|
|Petraeus||Mackenzie Smith||-||-||17 - 24th||25 - 32nd||5 - 8th||5 - 8th||1st|
|puCK||Brandon Qual||-||-||33 - 40th||21 - 24th||4th||7 - 8th||3 - 4th|
|Revolution||Matthew Duff||-||-||-||-||-||33 - 48th||-|
|RotterdaM||Kevin van der Kooi||-||-||-||-||-||25 - 32nd||-|
|Semper||Alex Dimitriu||-||-||-||-||-||17 - 24th||-|
|SolO||Tobias Glenne||-||-||-||-||33 - 48th||33 - 48th||-|
|ViBE||Dan Scherlong||25th||13 - 16th||17 - 24th||17 - 32nd||9 - 16th||-||9 - 12th|
|DdoRo||Moon Jung Ho||-||20th||25 - 32nd||-||-||-||-|
|Drewbie||Andrew Moysey||4th||11th||25 - 32nd||49 - 64th||-||-||-|
|Goswser||Michael Dobler||-||29th||25 - 32nd||3 - 4th||-||-||-|
|Illusion||Chris Lee||-||21 - 24th||9 - 12th||17 - 24th||13 - 16th||-||-|
|KiWiKaKi||Jonathan Garneau||2nd||2nd||45 - 60th||-||-||-||-|
|Sasquatch||Gage DuBose||-||-||13 - 16th||17 - 24th||33 - 64th||-||-|
|Heiwa||Paz Garcia Griego||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Najzmajs||Marcus Fogelström||-||-||49 - 64th||65 - 96th||-||-||-|
Full list of player transfers and former players here.
|ID||Name||Join Date||Leave Date||Duration||New Team|
|Nathanias||Nathan Fabrikant||30 June 2014||TBD||TBD|
|Minigun||Chad Jones||15 January 2013||23 February 2016||3 years 1 month|
|MaSa||Maru Kim||12 July 2012||10 October 2015||3 years 4 months||Team eLevate|
|iaguz||Ethan Zugai||31 January 2014||16 September 2015||1 year 7 months||Nuovo Gaming|
|SuperNova||Kim Young Jin||23 July 2014||31 August 2015||1 year 1 month||Retirement|
|Astrea||Max Angel||19 October 2013||22 February 2015||1 year 4 months||Team Ascension|
|MajOr||Juan Lopez||30 June 2014||27 January 2015||7 months||Apocalypse eSports|
|Petraeus||Mack Smith||28 November 2013||21 January 2015||1 year 2 months||mYinsanity|
|Fenner||Daniel Fenner||21 May 2014||19 November 2014||6 months|
|Spyte||Coryn Briere||28 February 2014||17 August 2014||6 months||Retirement|
|ViBE||Dan Scherlong||16 May 2012||15 July 2014||2 years 2 months|
|SLush||Paul-David Pagé||15 May 2012||Retirement|
|Sage||Woo Kyung Chul||1 February 2013||27 June 2014||1 year 5 months||Retirement|
|State||Ryan Visbeck||9 August 2013||9 February 2014||6 months||Prime|
|puCK||Brandon Qual||2 June 2012||17 October 2013||1 year 4 months||IvDgaming|
|Succeed||Dennis Schmuck||10 February 2013||13 October 2013||7 months|
|Kane||Sam Morrissette||20 April 2013||23 September 2013||5 months||mYinsanity|
|YuGiOh||Jung Seung Il||27 January 2013||23 September 2013||8 months||Retirement|
|TT1||Payam Toghyan||15 June 2012||9 September 2013||1 year 3 months|
|Fitzyhere||Connor Fitzpatric||2 June 2012||9 September 2013||1 year 3 months|
|Theognis||Michael McClelland||15 December 2012||1 August 2013||8 months||Retirement|
|ToD||Yoan Merlo||12 August 2012||7 December 2012||4 months||XMG|
|Destiny||Steven Bonnell II||2 March 2011||29 August 2012||8 months|
|qxc||Kevin Riley||22 March 2010||25 March 2011||1 year||FXOpen e-Sports|
|Sheth||Shawn Simon||12 November 2010||FXOpen e-Sports|
|CatZ||Paulo Vizcarra||Founder & CEO|
|Curse||Kalle Nilsson||Player Manager|
|Sunset||Amelia Savery||Editor in Chief|
|tifapriori||Tiffany Chia||Marketing Manager|
|babybowler||Siân Morgan||Social Media Manager|
|2014-03-30||2014 Deimos Esports Team League||ROOT Gaming 1 : 5 IvDgaming||$400|
|2011-03-20||SGL Season 2||ROOT Gaming 4 : 3 All4ONE Gaming||$500|
|2011-01-31||Machinima Realm Invitational||ROOT Gaming 0 : 4 Evil Geniuses||$500|
|2010-12-21||SGL Season 1||ROOT Gaming 4 : 3 Fnatic||$200|
ROOT Gaming's logo from the creation of the team to May 2012.
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- compLexity (11 June 2011). "compLexity acquires ROOT Gaming". www.complexitygaming.com.
- TeamReign (15 June 2011). "KiWiKaKi, SLush, Phoenix, Spades to Reign". www.teamliquid.net.
- Punic (23 June 2011). "Destiny released from Complexity". www.teamliquid.net.
- ROOTCatZ (16 May 2012). "ROOT Gaming re-forms". www.teamliquid.net.
- ROOTCatZ (18 May 2012). "Welcome ROOT - DOTA 2 Squad". www.teamliquid.net.
- Kavik (7 February 2013). "ROOT Acquires juice.Gaming SMITE Team!". www.root-gaming.com.
- Kavik (8 July 2013). "ROOT House Opens!". www.teamliquid.net.
- Kavik (9 September 2013). "Announcing ROOT Academy: SEED! TT1 and Fitzy leave ROOT.". www.root-gaming.com.
- Minigun leaves ROOT Gaming
- nathaniastv (2016-03-15). "Nathanias mentioning he is not in ROOT Gaming anymore". Twitter.com.
- TheO joins ROOT Gaming
- http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/starcraft-2/510060-puck-semper-vibe-join-root puCK, Semper, ViBE join ROOT
- Petraeus leaves ROOT Gaming
- Goswser joins ROOT Gaming, Major leaves
- AprilTerran (February 22, 2015). ""Astrea joins Team Ascension"". Retrieved February 22, 2015.
- ROOT Gaming (March 28, 2015). "Announcing ROOT Kelazhur!". Root-gaming.com. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
- ROOT4ROOT (21 August 2015). "Revolution promoted from SEED to ROOT Gaming". Twitter.com. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
- stuchiu (31 August 2015). "SuperNova Retires". teamliquid.net. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
- stuchiu (16 September 2015). "iaguz has left ROOT Gaming". teamliquid.net. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
- TeamLiquid ESPORTS (10 October 2015). "Petraeus Signs for ROOT Gaming - MaSa Departs". teamliquid.net. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
- @ROOT4ROOT (13 November 2015). "JimRising joins ROOT Gaming". twitter.com. Retrieved 13 November 2015.
- Astrea Promoted to ROOT!
- Twitter Post @IvDGaming
- Iaguz joins Root
- CatZ (2014-01-31). "CatZ's AMA on /r/starcraft". reddit.com. Retrieved 2014-02-20.
- A Farewell to State root-gaming.com
- Sunset (28 February 2014). "ROOTSpyte: Welcome to our family!". www.root-gaming.com.
- Root Gaming (6 March 2014). "Darkness joins SEED!". www.root-gaming.com.
- Root Gaming (21 March 2014). "Announcing SEED Baldwin and Kamker!". www.root-gaming.com.
- ROOT4SEED (12 April 2014). "Welcome to @SEEDRegor". www.twitter.com/ROOT4SEED.
- ROOT Gaming (21 May 2014). "Welcome ROOTFenner!". www.root-gaming.com.
- . http://www.voxeminor.com/index.php?page=article&article_id=10.
- @ROOT_Sage (June 27, 2014). "Sage retires". Twitter.com. Retrieved June 27, 2014.
- Rob Collins (June 30, 2014). "Fourth Time's The Charm". Root-gaming.com. Retrieved June 30, 2014.
- ROOT Gaming.com (July 15, 2014). "Farewell to ViBE". Root-gaming. Retrieved July 15, 2014.
- ROOT Gaming (July 23, 2014). "Presenting ROOT SuperNova!". Root-gaming.com. Retrieved July 23, 2014.
- David "dyne" Lujan (August 14, 2014). "IvD welcome Bones and Zan". teamliquid.net. Retrieved August 14, 2014.
- sc2fan_ (2014-08-17). "MsSpyte quits Starcraft". reddit.com.
- Jason "InsidiA" Pun (August 18, 2014). "Solaris Gaming signs Virium!". teamliquid.net. Retrieved August 18, 2014.
- "Revolution joins SEED!". August 20, 2014. Retrieved August 20, 2014.
- ROOT Gaming (September 24, 2014). "Introducing ROOTHydra!". Root-gaming.com.
- ROOT4SEED (2014-09-26). Twitter.com. https://twitter.com/ROOT4SEED/status/515540249687367681. Retrieved 2014-09-29.
- Aeromi (November 19, 2014). "Fenner leaves ROOT". teamliquid.net. Retrieved November 19, 2014.
- MajOr Joins KeSPa Team 8!
- Chad "Minigun" Jones Rejoins ROOT Gaming
- Kavik (2013-01-27). "Announcing ROOTYugiOh". root-gaming.com.
- Sage joins ROOT
- Kavik. "Announcing ROOTSucceed!". root-gaming.com.
- Kezz (2013-03-13). "ROOTCaliber: The Ginger We Deserve". Root Gaming. Retrieved 2013-03-13.
- Sunset (2013-04-20). "Announcing ROOTKane!". Root Gaming. Retrieved 2013-04-20.
- Kavik (2013-05-20). "Nathanias joins ROOT!". Retrieved 2013-05-20.
- Intro to ROOT House
- ROOT Gaming's TheOgnis (T) retires from StarCraft
- ["Tt eSports Partners with ROOT Gaming".]
- State joins ROOT Gaming
- Welcome ROOTIllusion!
- Announcing the ROOT Academy: SEED Gaming!
- YugiOh & Kane leave ROOT
- SEED Gaming's Twitter
- SEED Gaming Roster Update! Xyz And ROOT Part Ways :(
- Nathanias's Twitter
-  puCK's Twitter
-   SEED Gaming's Twitter
- Welcome ROOTSasquatch!
- Announcing ROOTPetraeus!
- Holiday ROOT House Showdown - Brought to you by NEEDforSEAT!
- ROOT Gaming re-forms
- ViBE joins ROOT
- Catz announces DotA 2 Squad
- RotterdaM joins Root Gaming
- puCK and Fitzyhere join Root Gaming
- TT1 joins Root Gaming
- Axeltoss joins Root Gaming
- MaSa joins ROOT Gaming!
- MajOr joins ROOT Gaming
- "Farewell Destiny". ROOT-Gaming.com. August 28, 2012. TeamLiquid.net thread
- Lawcraft (2012-10-16). "LeiYa (puCK) Departs From ROOT . . . For Now.". root-gaming.com.
- puCK's twitter twitter.com.
- Das Keyboard Announcement
- majOr leaves, LeiYa returns to ROOT
- Deezl (2012-12-06). root-gaming.com. http://www.root-gaming.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=5999&p=11114#p11114.
- Sunset (2012-12-08). root-gaming.com. http://www.root-gaming.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=6044.
- Deezl (2012-12-15). "ROOT Gaming Signs TheOgnis". teamliquid.net. Retrieved 2013-05-04.
- EG launch $10,000 Master's Cup Series League
- compLexity acquires ROOT Gaming
- Root Gaming Starcraft 2 Team is Formed
- ROOT Gaming re-forms