ROOT Gaming

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[e][h]ROOT Gaming
Team Information
Location:
Team Captain:
Paulo "CatZ" Vizcarra
Links
Solo Achievements
2015 WCS Season 22016 DreamHack Open: Austin
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
17
Protoss 4
Terran 4
Zerg 9
History
Created:
2010-03-22 (original team)
2012-05-15 (reformed)
Recent Player Trades:
2016-09-09 - Cham joins
2016-06-08 - Semper joins
2016-06-08 - Vibe rejoins
2016-06-08 - Puck rejoins
2015-11-13 - JimRising joins

Overview

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

  • May 15, CatZ announces the rebirth of ROOT Gaming with himself, Drewbie, KiWiKaKi, Destiny, Slush, and Fayth.[72]
  • May 16, ViBE joins ROOT Gaming.[73]
  • May 18, CatZ announces ROOT Gaming expanding to DotA 2 by announcing its first team squad.[74] additionally, he announced that RotterdaM joined ROOT Gaming, not as a caster, but as a player.[75]
  • June 2, puCK and Fitzyhere join ROOT Gaming.[76]
  • June 15, TT1 joins the team.[77]
  • June 24, Axeltoss joins the team as their official caster.[78]
  • July 12, MaSa joins the team.[79]
  • August 6, MajOr joins the team.[80]
  • August 10, ToD joins.[81]
  • August 28, ROOT parts ways with Destiny after receiving negative feedback about him.[82]
  • 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.[83][84]
  • October 25, ROOT announces a sponsorship deal with Das Keyboard.[85]
  • November 25, ROOT announces that MajOr has left ROOT Gaming and that puCK has returned [86]
  • December 6, ToD leaves the team and returns to France.[87]
  • December 8, DdoRo rejoins the team following Quantic Gaming's disbandment.[88]
  • December 15, Another former Quantic Gaming player, theognis, joins Root.[89]
  • December 21, MajOr returns.[90]
  • March 22, ROOT Gaming is formed.[93]

Player Roster

Peru Zerg CatZ
 Paulo Vizcarra
Mexico Zerg Cham
 Pablo Blanco
South Korea Zerg Hydra
 Shin Dong Won
Mexico Zerg JimRising
 Jaime Arturo Duran Silencio
Brazil Terran Kelazhur
 Diego Schwimer
USA Zerg PandaBearMe
 Isaac Fox
Australia Protoss Probe
 Sean Kempen
New Zealand Zerg Petraeus
 Mackenzie Smith
USA Protoss puCK
 Brandon Qual
Netherlands Protoss RotterdaM
 Kevin van der Kooi
Canada Terran Semper
 Alexandru Dimitriu
Norway Zerg SolO
 Tobias Glenne
USA Zerg ViBE
 Dan Scherlong

Active

Best Yearly Result:

ID Name 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
ROOT Gaming ROOT Gaming
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 Challenger League 32 - 62nd 2015 WCS Season 2 17 - 32nd 2016_DreamHack_Open/Austin
mxMexico zZerg Cham Pablo Blanco - - - 17 - 20th World Cyber Games 2013 109 - 140th 2014 MLG Anaheim Challenger League 32 - 62nd2015 WCS Season 2 5 - 8th 2016_WCS_Spring_Circuit_Championship
INIndia ZZerg DemiLove Varun Immanuel - - - - - - Challenger League 5 - 6th 2016_WCS_Spring_Regional_Challengers/Oceania_SEA_Japan
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 Premier League 1st 2015 WCS Season 2 1st 2016_DreamHack_Open/Austin
mxMexico ZZerg JimRising Jaime Arturo Duran Silencio - - 17 - 24th World Cyber Games 2012 - 45 - 60th 2014 MLG Anaheim Challenger League 32 - 62nd 2015 WCS Season 3 17 - 32nd 2016_WCS_Spring_Circuit_Championship 2016_DreamHack_Open/Austin
brBrazil tTerran Kelazhur Diego Schwimer - - - - 9 - 12th IEM Season VIII - Sao Paulo 9 - 12th IEM Season X - Shenzhen 9 - 10th WCS Copa Intercontinental
usaUSA zZerg PandaBearMe Isaac Fox - - - - - - 17 - 32nd 2016 DreamHack Open: Austin
auAustralia pProtoss Probe Sean Kempen - - - - - 21 - 24th DreamHack ROCCAT LotV Championship 9 - 16th 2016 DreamHack Open: Leipzig
usUSA pProtoss puCK Brandon Qual - - 33 - 40th IGN ProLeague Season 5 21 - 24th IEM Season VIII - New York 4th World E-sport Championships 2014 7 - 8th DreamHack ROCCAT LotV Championship 3 - 4th Gold Series International 2016
nlNetherlands pProtoss RotterdaM Kevin van der Kooi - - - - - 25 - 32nd HomeStory Cup XII -
caCanada TTerran Semper Alex Dimitriu - - - - - 17 - 24th DreamHack ROCCAT LotV Championship 17 - 32nd 2016_WCS_Summer_Circuit_Championship
noNorway ZZerg SolO Tobias Glenne - - - - 33 - 48th 2014 DreamHack Open: Stockholm 33 - 48th 2015 DreamHack Open: Stockholm -
usUSA ZZerg ViBE Dan Scherlong 25th 2010 MLG Pro Circuit/Dallas 13 - 16th IGN_ProLeague_Season_2 17 - 24th 2012_Battle.net_World_Championship 17 - 32nd 2013_MLG_Winter_Championship 9 - 16th 2014 Red Bull Battle Grounds: Atlanta - Challenger League 9 - 12th 2016_WCS_Spring_Regional_Challengers/North_America
Inactive
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 - -
nzNew Zealand ZZerg Petraeus Mackenzie 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 Premier League 5 - 8th 2015 WCS Season 3 Challenger League 1st 2016_WCS_Winter_Regional_Challengers/Oceania_SEA_Japan

Notable Former

Full list of player transfers and former players here.

ID Name Join Date Leave Date Duration New Team
nzNew Zealand tTerran Sparrow Alistair St Pierre 5 July 2016 17 August 2016 1 month ZZZZZCategory:Free Agents Retirement
dkDenmark pProtoss Theo Theodor Mikkelsen 6 June 2016 28 July 2016 2 months
usUSA zZerg Sasquatch Gage DuBose 13 November 2013 TBD TBD
CanadaCanada PProtoss KiWiKaKi Jonathan Garneau 15 May 2012 TBD TBD
usUSA zZerg Goswser Michael Dobler 27 January 2015 TBD TBD
CanadaCanada TTerran Drewbie Andrew Moysey 15 May 2012 TBD TBD
caCanada pProtoss DdoRo Moon Jung Ho 8 December 2012 TBD TBD
usUSA rRandom Caliber Patrick Coury 13 March 2013 6 July 2016 3 year 3 months
ukUnited Kingdom zZerg Revolution Matthew Duff 21 August 2015 6 July 2016 11 months
usUSA tTerran Nathanias Nathan Fabrikant 30 June 2014 TBD TBD
usUSA pProtoss Minigun Chad Jones 15 January 2013 23 February 2016 3 years 1 month
CanadaCanada TTerran MaSa Maru Kim 12 July 2012 10 October 2015 3 years 4 months Team eLevate Team eLevate
auAustralia TTerran iaguz Ethan Zugai 31 January 2014 16 September 2015 1 year 7 months Nuovo Gaming Nuovo Gaming
krSouth Korea tTerran SuperNova Kim Young Jin 23 July 2014 31 August 2015 1 year 1 month ZZZZZCategory:Free Agents Retirement
usUSA pProtoss Astrea Max Angel 19 October 2013 22 February 2015 1 year 4 months Team Ascension Team Ascension
mxMexico TTerran MajOr Juan Lopez 30 June 2014 27 January 2015 7 months Apocalypse eSports Apocalypse eSports
nzNew Zealand ZZerg Petraeus Mack Smith 28 November 2013 21 January 2015 1 year 2 months MYinsanity mYinsanity
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

ID Name Position
Peru CatZ Paulo Vizcarra Founder & CEO
USA Kavik Rob Collins COO
Australia CaVaLieR Eddie Edwards SC2 General Manager
Australia Law Lawrence Ho Player Manager
Australia JunO Juno Kwon Coach
Australia Sunset Amelia Savery Editor in Chief
USA tifapriori Tiffany Chia Marketing Manager
United Kingdom babybowler Siân Morgan Social Media
USA Rehio Travis Gudelj Social Media Manager

Team Achievements

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

Interviews

2012

External Links

References

  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.
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  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. Minigun leaves ROOT Gaming
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  12. TheO joins ROOT Gaming
  13. http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/starcraft-2/510060-puck-semper-vibe-join-root puCK, Semper, ViBE join ROOT
  14. ROOT Gaming partners with OSC, plus roster changes
  15. JunO joins as coach
  16. [1]
  17. Cham joins ROOT Gaming
  18. Petraeus leaves ROOT Gaming
  19. Goswser joins ROOT Gaming, Major leaves
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  21. ROOT Gaming (March 28, 2015). "Announcing ROOT Kelazhur!". Root-gaming.com. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
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  28. Twitter Post @IvDGaming
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  49. MajOr Joins KeSPa Team 8!
  50. Chad "Minigun" Jones Rejoins ROOT Gaming
  51. Kavik (2013-01-27). "Announcing ROOTYugiOh". root-gaming.com.
  52. Sage joins ROOT
  53. Kavik. "Announcing ROOTSucceed!". root-gaming.com.
  54. Kezz (2013-03-13). "ROOTCaliber: The Ginger We Deserve". Root Gaming. Retrieved 2013-03-13.
  55. Sunset (2013-04-20). "Announcing ROOTKane!". Root Gaming. Retrieved 2013-04-20.
  56. Kavik (2013-05-20). "Nathanias joins ROOT!". Retrieved 2013-05-20.
  57. Intro to ROOT House
  58. ROOT Gaming's TheOgnis (T) retires from StarCraft
  59. ["Tt eSports Partners with ROOT Gaming".]
  60. State joins ROOT Gaming
  61. Welcome ROOTIllusion!
  62. Announcing the ROOT Academy: SEED Gaming!
  63. YugiOh & Kane leave ROOT
  64. SEED Gaming's Twitter
  65. SEED Gaming Roster Update! Xyz And ROOT Part Ways :(
  66. Nathanias's Twitter
  67. [2][3][4] puCK's Twitter
  68. [5] [6] SEED Gaming's Twitter
  69. Welcome ROOTSasquatch!
  70. Announcing ROOTPetraeus!
  71. Holiday ROOT House Showdown - Brought to you by NEEDforSEAT!
  72. ROOT Gaming re-forms
  73. ViBE joins ROOT
  74. Catz announces DotA 2 Squad
  75. RotterdaM joins Root Gaming
  76. puCK and Fitzyhere join Root Gaming
  77. TT1 joins Root Gaming
  78. Axeltoss joins Root Gaming
  79. MaSa joins ROOT Gaming!
  80. MajOr joins ROOT Gaming
  81. http://www.root-gaming.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=335
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  85. Das Keyboard Announcement
  86. majOr leaves, LeiYa returns to ROOT
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  88. Sunset (2012-12-08). root-gaming.com. http://www.root-gaming.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=6044.
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  90. [7]
  91. EG launch $10,000 Master's Cup Series League
  92. compLexity acquires ROOT Gaming
  93. Root Gaming Starcraft 2 Team is Formed
  94. ROOT Gaming re-forms