|Team Captain:||Paulo "CatZ" Vizcarra|
Andrew "Drewbie" Moysey
V3 Gaming PC
|Number of Players:||
|10 6 9 1|
|Created:||2010-03-22 (original team)|
|Recent Player Trades:||2014-01-31 - iaguz joins|
2014-02-09 - State leaves
2014-02-28 - Spyte joins
To read about this organization's Dota 2 team, see: ROOT Gaming.
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 11th, 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 13th, Astrea becomes the first to graduate from SEED Gaming and is promoted to the main ROOT team.
- January 16th, Intense & Arium leaves the SEED Academy to join IvDgaming.
- January 31st, iaguz joins the ROOT Gaming roster. Axeltoss is said to have left ROOT Gaming.
- February 9th, State leaves.
- February 28th, Spyte joins ROOT.
- March 7th, Darkness joins SEED Academy..
- January 2nd, MajOr departs to join Team 8.
- January 15th, ROOT announces that Minigun has rejoined the team.
- January 27th, YugiOh joins the team.
- February 1st, Sage joins the team.
- February 9th, ROOT announces new Swedish Protoss, Xyz, who will move to Peru to live with CatZ.
- March 13th, ROOT announces that Caliber has joined the team.
- April 20th, Kane joins.
- May 19th, Nathanias joins as a caster.
- July 7th, ROOT Gaming Team House opens in Antioch, California.
- August 1st, theognis retires from pro gaming.
- August 2nd, Tt eSPORTS partners with ROOT and will provide the team with mice, mousepads and headsets.
- August 10th, State joins.
- September 5th, Illusion joins.
- September 9th, 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 23rd, ROOT Gaming announces that YugiOh and Kane have both left the team.
- October 2nd, Prebs is announced as a member of ROOT Gaming's Academy.
- October 13th, Xyz leaves. Bones, MightyKiwi, Intense, SiegeMode, Heiwa, Mist join the academy.
- October 16th, Nathanias leaves.
- October 17th, puCK leaves.
- October 19th, Virium joins the SEED Gaming roster after winning the SEED Recruitment Tournament.
- November 13th, Sasquatch joins the team.
- November 29th, Kiwi Zerg, Petraeus leaves Frenetic Array to join ROOT Gaming and moves to the team house in California.
- December 23rd, ROOT holds Holiday ROOT House Showdown, an in-house tournament where fans submit brackets for a chance to win signed NEEDforSEAT chairs.
- May 15th, CatZ announces the rebirth of ROOT Gaming with himself, Drewbie, KiWiKaKi, Destiny, Slush, and Fayth.
- May 16th, ViBE joins ROOT Gaming.
- May 18th, 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 2nd, puCK and Fitzyhere join ROOT Gaming.
- June 15th, TT1 joins the team.
- June 24th, Axeltoss joins the team as their official caster.
- July 12th, MaSa joins the team. 
- August 6th, MajOr joins the team.
- August 10th, ToD joins. 
- August 28th, ROOT parts ways with Destiny after receiving negative feedback about him.
- October 16th, 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 25th, ROOT announces a sponsorship deal with Das Keyboard.
- November 25th, ROOT announces that MajOr has left ROOT Gaming and that puCK has returned 
- December 6th, ToD leaves the team and returns to France.
- December 8th, DdoRo rejoins the team following Quantic Gaming's disbandment.
- December 15th, Another former Quantic Gaming player, theognis, joins Root.
- December 21st, MajOr returns.
- March 22nd, ROOT Gaming is formed.
 Player Roster
Best Yearly Result:
|Caliber||Patrick Coury||-||-||21 - 24th||-||-|
|CatZ ()||Paulo Vizcarra||17th||Ro32||37 - 44th||Ro48||Ro48|
|Illusion||Chris Lee||-||21 - 24th||13 - 16th||Ro32||Ro32|
|iaguz||Ethan Zugai||-||13 - 16th||-||13 - 16th||-|
|MaSa||Maru Kim||-||-||23 - 45th||-||Ro32|
|Minigun||Chad Jones||-||17 - 24th||21 - 24th||Ro16||Ro32|
|RotterdaM||Kevin van der Kooi||-||-||-||-||-|
|Sage||Woo Kyung Chul||Ro64||Ro4||5 - 8th||7 - 8th||Ro48|
|Sasquatch||Gage DuBose||-||-||13 - 16th||17 - 24th||-|
|Spyte||Coryn Briere||-||-||129 - 160th||-||-|
|ViBE||Dan Scherlong||25th||13 - 16th||Ro32||Ro32||-|
|DdoRo||Moon Jung Ho||-||20th||25 - 32nd||-||-|
|Drewbie ()||Andrew Moysey||4th||11th||25 - 32nd||Ro64||-|
|KiWiKaKi||Jonathan Garneau||2nd||2nd||45 - 60th||-||-|
|Bones ()||Myles Donald||-||-||-||-||-|
|Heiwa||Paz Garcia Griego||-||-||-||-||-|
|Najzmajs||Marcus Fogelström||-||-||Ro64||65 - 96th||-|
 Notable Former
Full list of player transfers and former players here.
|ID||Name||Join Date||Leave Date||Duration||New Team|
|State||Ryan Visbeck||9th August 2013||9th February 2014||6 months||Prime|
|puCK||Brandon Qual||2nd June 2012||17th October 2013||1 year 4 months||IvDgaming|
|Succeed||Dennis Schmuck||10th February 2013||13th October 2013||7 months|
|Kane||Sam Morrissette||20th April 2013||23rd September 2013||5 months||mYinsanity|
|YuGiOh||Jung Seung Il||27th January 2013||23rd September 2013||8 months||Retirement|
|TT1||Payam Toghyan||15th June 2012||9th September 2013||1 year 3 months|
|Fitzyhere||Connor Fitzpatric||2nd June 2012||9th September 2013||1 year 3 months|
|Theognis||Michael McClelland||15th December 2012||1st August 2013||8 months||Retirement|
|MajOr||Juan Lopez||6th August 2012||2nd January 2013||5 months||8th Team|
|ToD||Yoan Merlo||12th August 2012||7th December 2012||4 months||XMG|
|Destiny||Steven Bonnell II||2nd March 2011||29th August 2012||8 months|
|qxc||Kevin Riley||22nd March 2010||25th March 2011||1 year||FXOpen e-Sports|
|Sheth||Shawn Simon||12th November 2010||FXOpen e-Sports|
|CatZ||Paulo Vizcarra||CEO & Founder|
|Kavik||Rob Collins||COO & Content Director|
|ChoseN||Brad Erickson||Player Manager|
|Sunset||Amelia Savery||Editor in Chief|
|tifapriori||Tiffany Chia||Marketing Manager|
|babybowler||Siân Morgan||Social Media Manager|
|alundra||Alicia Hall||Community Development|
 Team Achievements
|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.
 External Links
- ↑ Turgid (16th March 2011). "TT1, Fenix, Catz, & Drewbie forming pro house". www.teamliquid.net.
- ↑ compLexity (11th June 2011). "compLexity acquires ROOT Gaming". www.complexitygaming.com.
- ↑ TeamReign (15th June 2011). "KiWiKaKi, SLush, Phoenix, Spades to Reign". www.teamliquid.net.
- ↑ Punic (23rd June 2011). "Destiny released from Complexity". www.teamliquid.net.
- ↑ ROOTCatZ (16th May 2012). "ROOT Gaming re-forms". www.teamliquid.net.
- ↑ ROOTCatZ (18th May 2012). "Welcome ROOT - DOTA 2 Squad". www.teamliquid.net.
- ↑ Kavik (7th February 2013). "ROOT Acquires juice.Gaming SMITE Team!". www.root-gaming.com.
- ↑ Kavik (8th July 2013). "ROOT House Opens!". www.teamliquid.net.
- ↑ Kavik (9th September 2013). "Announcing ROOT Academy: SEED! TT1 and Fitzy leave ROOT.". www.root-gaming.com.
- ↑ 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 (28th February 2014). "ROOTSpyte: Welcome to our family!". www.root-gaming.com.
- ↑ Root Gaming (6th March 2014). "Darkness joins SEED!". www.root-gaming.com.
- ↑ 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
- ↑ http://www.root-gaming.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=335
- ↑ "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