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Ali
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Background Information
NameHamza Abbaali
Country of Birth
United States
BirthdayApril 27, 1997 (age 25)
Residency
NA
North America
Competitive
RolePlayer
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PlatformPC
Competitive IDsCommonly
Social Media & Links
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Hamza "Ali" Abbaali is a Halo esports player, previously a player for Gamers First. One of the first new faces to gain prominence in Halo 5: Guardians, Ali is most well known for his time with Evil Geniuses, Renegades, Team Liquid, and Cloud9. He previously competed under the alias "Commonly".

Team History

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TeamStartEnd
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Believe the Hypelogo std.pngBelieve the Hype≈Dec 2015≈2015-12-??≈Dec 2015≈2015-12-??≈20d
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Evil Geniuseslogo std.pngEvil GeniusesJan 20162016-01-21Mar 20162016-03-22[1]2mo 1d
ejel
NA
Renegadeslogo std.pngRenegadesApr 20162016-04-14[3]Jul 20162016-07-25[2]3mo 11d
ejel
NA
Cloud9logo std.pngCloud9≈Jul 2016≈2016-07-??Aug 20162016-08-19≈1mo 18d
ejel
NA
Team Liquidlogo std.pngTeam LiquidAug 20162016-08-19Dec 20162016-12-294mo 10d
ejel
NA
Logo std.pngProblem SolversDec 20162016-12-29Jan 20172017-01-1315d
ejel
NA
Team Allegiancelogo std.pngTeam AllegianceJan 20172017-01-13Mar 20172017-03-162mo 3d
ejel
NA
ERa Eternitylogo std.pngeRa EternityMay 20172017-05-08≈Jul 2017≈2017-07-??≈2mo 16d
ejel
NA
Logo std.pngBrowniesMay 20172017-05-18May 20172017-05-213d
ejel
NA
ApeX Str8 Rippinlogo std.pngStr8 Rippin≈Aug 2017≈2017-08-??≈Nov 2017≈2017-11-??≈3mo
ejel
NA
Wise Gaminglogo std.pngWise Gaming≈Feb 2018≈2018-02-??≈Apr 2018≈2018-04-16≈1mo 25d
ejel
NA
ApeX Str8 Rippinlogo std.pngStr8 Rippin≈Aug 2018≈2018-08-??≈Oct 2018≈2018-10-??≈2mo
ejel
NA
Anaheim Pirateslogo std.pngAnaheim Pirates≈Oct 2018≈2018-10-??Dec 20182018-12-23≈2mo 13d
ejel
NA
Denial Esportslogo std.pngDenial EsportsDec 20182018-12-23[5]Apr 20192019-04-20[4]3mo 28d
ejel
NA
Sage eSportslogo std.pngSage eSportsMay 20192019-05-14[6]≈Jul 2019≈2019-07-??≈2mo 1d
ejel
NA
Fatal Ambitionlogo std.pngFatal AmbitionSep 20192019-09-03≈Sep 2019≈2019-09-??≈7d
ejel
NA
Nfinitelogo std.pngNfiniteNov 20192019-11-09[7]≈Nov 2019≈2019-11-??≈9d
ejel
NA
Falling Esportslogo std.pngFalling EsportsJan 20202020-01-17[8]≈Mar 2020≈2020-03-??≈1mo 16d
ejel
NA
Las Vegas Infernologo std.pngLV InfernoOct 20212021-10-31[9]Jan 20222022-01-022mo 2d
ejel
NA
CoL Triggers Downlogo std.pngTriggers DownNov 20212021-11-20Nov 20212021-11-26[10]6d
ejel
NA
Gamers Firstlogo std.pngGamers FirstJan 20222022-01-02Feb 20222022-02-17[11]1mo 15d
ejel
TeamStartEnd
NA
Believe the Hypelogo std.pngBelieve the Hype≈Dec 2015≈2015-12-??≈Dec 2015≈2015-12-??≈20d
ejel
NA
Evil Geniuseslogo std.pngEvil GeniusesJan 20162016-01-21Mar 20162016-03-22[1]2mo 1d
ejel
NA
Renegadeslogo std.pngRenegadesApr 20162016-04-14[3]Jul 20162016-07-25[2]3mo 11d
ejel
NA
Cloud9logo std.pngCloud9≈Jul 2016≈2016-07-??Aug 20162016-08-19≈1mo 18d
ejel
NA
Team Liquidlogo std.pngTeam LiquidAug 20162016-08-19Dec 20162016-12-294mo 10d
ejel
NA
Logo std.pngProblem SolversDec 20162016-12-29Jan 20172017-01-1315d
ejel
NA
Team Allegiancelogo std.pngTeam AllegianceJan 20172017-01-13Mar 20172017-03-162mo 3d
ejel
NA
ERa Eternitylogo std.pngeRa EternityMay 20172017-05-08≈Jul 2017≈2017-07-??≈2mo 16d
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NA
Logo std.pngBrowniesMay 20172017-05-18May 20172017-05-213d
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NA
ApeX Str8 Rippinlogo std.pngStr8 Rippin≈Aug 2017≈2017-08-??≈Nov 2017≈2017-11-??≈3mo
ejel
NA
Wise Gaminglogo std.pngWise Gaming≈Feb 2018≈2018-02-??≈Apr 2018≈2018-04-16≈1mo 25d
ejel
NA
ApeX Str8 Rippinlogo std.pngStr8 Rippin≈Aug 2018≈2018-08-??≈Oct 2018≈2018-10-??≈2mo
ejel
NA
Anaheim Pirateslogo std.pngAnaheim Pirates≈Oct 2018≈2018-10-??Dec 20182018-12-23≈2mo 13d
ejel
NA
Denial Esportslogo std.pngDenial EsportsDec 20182018-12-23[5]Apr 20192019-04-20[4]3mo 28d
ejel
NA
Sage eSportslogo std.pngSage eSportsMay 20192019-05-14[6]≈Jul 2019≈2019-07-??≈2mo 1d
ejel
NA
Fatal Ambitionlogo std.pngFatal AmbitionSep 20192019-09-03≈Sep 2019≈2019-09-??≈7d
ejel
NA
Nfinitelogo std.pngNfiniteNov 20192019-11-09[7]≈Nov 2019≈2019-11-??≈9d
ejel
NA
Falling Esportslogo std.pngFalling EsportsJan 20202020-01-17[8]≈Mar 2020≈2020-03-??≈1mo 16d
ejel
NA
Las Vegas Infernologo std.pngLV InfernoOct 20212021-10-31[9]Jan 20222022-01-022mo 2d
ejel
NA
CoL Triggers Downlogo std.pngTriggers DownNov 20212021-11-20Nov 20212021-11-26[10]6d
ejel
NA
Gamers Firstlogo std.pngGamers FirstJan 20222022-01-02Feb 20222022-02-17[11]1mo 15d
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News

  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
  • 2022
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Believe the Hypelogo std.pngBtHDecember (approx.), Cloud, Commonly, Hysteria, and Spartan join.
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Believe the Hypelogo std.pngBtHDecember (approx.), Cloud, Commonly, Hysteria, and Spartan leave.
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Evil Geniuseslogo std.pngEGJanuary 21, Commonly joins. Lethul leaves.
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Evil Geniuseslogo std.pngEGMarch 22, Suspector joins. Commonly leaves.[1]
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Renegadeslogo std.pngRNGApril 14, Commonly and Penguin join. Spartan and StelluR leave.[3]
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Cloud9logo std.pngC9July (approx.), Commonly, Ninja, Penguin, Victory X, and Symbolic (Coach) join.
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Renegadeslogo std.pngRNGJuly 25, Commonly, Ninja, Penguin, and Victory X leave.[2]
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Cloud9logo std.pngC9August 19, Commonly, Ninja, Penguin, Victory X, and Symbolic (Coach) leave.
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Team Liquidlogo std.pngTLAugust 19, Commonly, Penguin, Rayne, and Symbolic (Coach) join. Danoxide, Eco, and StelluR leave.
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Team Liquidlogo std.pngTLDecember 29, Commonly and Spartan leave.
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Logo std.pngPROBDecember 29, Commonly, Danoxide, Spartan, Suspector, and Strobe (Coach) join.
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Logo std.pngPROBJanuary 13, Commonly, Danoxide, Spartan, Suspector, and Strobe (Coach) leave.
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Team Allegiancelogo std.pngALGJanuary 13, Commonly, Danoxide, Spartan, Suspector, and Strobe (Coach) join. Falcated and Str8 SicK leave.
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Team Allegiancelogo std.pngALGMarch 16, Commonly, Spartan, Suspector, TriPPPeY, and Hoaxer (Coach) leave.
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ERa Eternitylogo std.pngeRaMay 8, BabyJ, Commonly, Prototype, and Randa join.
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Logo std.pngBROWMay 18, Commonly, eL ToWn, PreDevoNatoR, and Prototype join.
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Logo std.pngBROWMay 21, Commonly, eL ToWn, PreDevoNatoR, and Prototype leave.
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ERa Eternitylogo std.pngeRaJuly (approx.), BabyJ, Commonly, and Sabinater leave.
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ApeX Str8 Rippinlogo std.pngStr8August (approx.), Ace, BabyJ, and Commonly join. Heinz, Kaotic, and Rayne leave.
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ApeX Str8 Rippinlogo std.pngStr8November (approx.), Ace, BabyJ, Commonly, and Danoxide leave.
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Wise Gaminglogo std.pngWiseFebruary (approx.), Commonly joins. KLTNn leaves.
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Wise Gaminglogo std.pngWiseApril 16 (approx.), Commonly, D3M0N D, Gilkey, Nebula, and Jam (Coach) leave.
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ApeX Str8 Rippinlogo std.pngStr8August (approx.), Commonly and Juziro join. Nemassist and Rammyy leave.
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ApeX Str8 Rippinlogo std.pngStr8October (approx.), Commonly, DasTroyed, Juziro, and Str8 SicK leave.
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Anaheim Pirateslogo std.pngAPOctober (approx.), Commonly, Druk, SoulSnipe, Str8 SicK, and Callous (Coach) join.
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Anaheim Pirateslogo std.pngAPDecember 23, Aries, Commonly, eL TowN, Str8 SicK, and Callous (Coach) leave.
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Denial Esportslogo std.pngDNLDecember 23, Aries, Commonly, Shele, Str8 SicK, and Callous (Coach) join.[5]
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Denial Esportslogo std.pngDNLApril 20, Commonly retires.[4]
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Sage eSportslogo std.pngSageMay 14, Cloud and Commonly join. Wensoar and Zurka leave.[6]
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Sage eSportslogo std.pngSageJuly (approx.), Cloud, Commonly, and RyaNoob leave.
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Fatal Ambitionlogo std.pngFTLSeptember 3, Commonly, Penguin, Rayne, and TriPPPeY join.
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Fatal Ambitionlogo std.pngFTLSeptember (approx.), Commonly, Penguin, Rayne, and TriPPPeY leave.
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Nfinitelogo std.pngNFINNovember 9, Commonly and TriPPPeY join. bubu dubu and TusK rejoin.[7]
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Nfinitelogo std.pngNFINNovember (approx.), bubu dubu, Commonly, TriPPPeY, and TusK leave.
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Falling Esportslogo std.pngFALLJanuary 17, Ace, Commonly, Neighbor, Sabinater, and GH057ayame (Coach) join.[8]
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Falling Esportslogo std.pngFALLMarch (approx.), Commonly leaves.
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Las Vegas Infernologo std.pngLVIOctober 31, Commonly, MoNoXiDe, Schlayygs, and System join.[9]
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CoL Triggers Downlogo std.pngTDNovember 20, Commonly, Hunter Jjx, Hysteria, Neighbor, and SeeSaw (Coach) join.
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CoL Triggers Downlogo std.pngTDNovember 26, Rob The Turtle and TritoN join. Commonly and Neighbor leave.[10]
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Las Vegas Infernologo std.pngLVIJanuary 2, Commonly leaves.
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Free Agentlogo std.pngF/AJanuary 2, Commonly renames to Ali.
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Gamers Firstlogo std.pngG1January 2, Ali joins. GuN ShoT leaves.
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Gamers Firstlogo std.pngG1February 17, Ali leaves.[11]

Biography

Hamza Abbaali was born on April 27, 1997. He is from California.

Halo: Reach

Commonly's first Halo event was the MLG Winter Championship 2012, where he finished in the top 48 as a member of Evolution alongside Life Alert, Bitanga and cipher.

Halo 5: Guardians

Commonly returned to Halo competition in 2015, competing at Iron Games Daytona 2015 as a member of The Aquarium alongside ROB THE TURTLE, bubu dubu and Exemplify. The team finished 4th place, outplacing some established veteran teams. Commonly spent the first four Halo World Championship 2016 NA Qualifier tournaments on team Leftovers alongside a combination of Spartan, Cloud, Hysteria, Victory X and Ninja. After the 4th qualifier, Leftovers were the 4th highest seeded team. On December 21, a shockwave was sent through the NA scene as Lethul left Evil Geniuses to join Counter Logic Gaming. Commonly was recruited by Evil Geniuses as their new fourth. Days later, Commonly attended his first event as a member of Evil Geniuses - the X Games Aspen 2016 invitational. Commonly helped EG continue their live event winning streak as they defeated Lethul and CLG in the finals. Unfortunately for Commonly and EG, this streak would come to an end at the HWC NA Regional Finals 2016, where CLG would defeat EG 4-0 in the semifinals. Fortunately though, Commonly and the EG squad's performance was enough to earn them a spot in the Halo World Championship. Drawn into Group B, Commonly and EG faced a tough 3-2 loss against Renegades. The squad swept the remaining teams in the group to advance to bracket play, showing little to no emotion in the process. They had an unfortunate first-round draw, faced with the tough task of defeating the powerhouse CLG squad. CLG ultimately took the series 3-0, ending Commonly and EG's tournament with a top 8 finish and a $75,000 prize.

Days after Worlds, Commonly was released by EG to make room for the acquisition of Suspector. In the following weeks, he joined Renegades alongside Ninja, Victory X and Penguin. This roster qualified for the Summer Pro League with a 2nd place finish in their group at the Summer Qualifier. At the conclusion of the season, Renegades sat at 4th place in the standings, good enough to qualify for the Season Finals. On July 25, Commonly and the rest of the Renegades roster departed to join Cloud9. At the Season Finals, C9 finished 4th, taking home $15,000.

During the off-season, the 4th place roster dropped Ninja and Victory X, replacing them with Spartan and Rayne. This new roster was acquired by Spartan's previous org, Team Liquid. After a 3-3 start to the Fall Pro League season, Liquid attended HCS Orange County 2016, where they finished 3rd. Liquid ended up finishing the season with a 7-7 record, good enough for 3rd place. Weeks later, Team Liquid attended HCS Las Vegas 2016, where they nearly took 1st, defeating Team EnVyUs in the Winners Finals before EnVy came back to take two consecutive series and steal the event from Liquid. At the Season Finals, Liquid were only able to win against Str8 Rippin and placed 3rd out of the four teams in attendance.

On December 29, during the offseason, Spartan and Commonly left Team Liquid and joined the newly formed Problem Solvers alongside Danoxide and Suspector. On January 13, the Problem Solvers roster was acquired by Team Allegiance. The new roster's first event together was UGC St. Louis 2017, where they battled out of the Open Bracket to finish top 8. After UGC, Allegiance dropped Danoxide and replaced him with TriPPPeY for ME Las Vegas 2017. In Vegas, Allegiance placed top 8, narrowly missing out on Halo World Championship 2017 qualification after a 4-2 loss to Danoxide's new team - Pnda Gaming. They followed this up with a 3rd place finish in the Last Chance Qualifier and missed out on Worlds.

During the offseason, Commonly joined Team Randa alongside Randa, Prototype and BabyJ. The team was quickly signed by eRa Eternity. At UMG Daytona, eRa finished in the top 12 after losses to Evil Geniuses and Str8 Rippin. Commonly was called on twice to act as a sub in the Summer 2017 Pro League, filling in for Str8 Rippin in losing efforts against Splyce and Evil Geniuses. During the Summer 2017 Open Circuit, eRa replaced Randa with Cratos. The new team placed third in the Open Circuit $5,000 Cup. At the DreamHack Atlanta Finals, with Sabinater replacing Prototype, eRa were unable to earn a spot in the Fall 2017 Season, and they started the Championship Bracket off with a 3-0 loss to Splyce. In the Elimination Bracket, eRa picked up wins over EU pro team Vexed Gaming and NA pro teams Oxygen Supremacy and Ronin Esports before losing to Team Liquid and finishing in the top 6.

In late August, Commonly and BabyJ officially joined Str8 Rippin alongside Ace and Danoxide. With no Pro League spot, Str8 instead competed in the Fall 2017 Open Circuit, finishing first in the first Legendary Cup and following it up with back-to-back second place finishes. They finished the season with a first place finish in the $5,000 Open Cup. At the DreamHack Denver Finals, Str8 made a statement with their first Championship Bracket match, sweeping the fifth seeded Luminosity Gaming. In the following round, they were swept by Splyce. After a close win over the French Supremacy, Str8 were eliminated by top European team Team Infused in a 3-1 loss, resulting in a top eight finish.

Commonly and BabyJ stuck together for Halo World Championship 2018 season, eventually settling on Shooter and Falcated as teammates. The team cycled through names before settling on Tilted Towers for MLG Orlando, where they finished in the top twelve. Following Orlando, Commonly left Tilted Towers and joined Wise Gaming alongside D3M0N D, Nebula, and Gilkey. At MLG Columbus, Wise finished third in its pool, now needing to win the wild card bracket to qualify for Worlds. They were successful, defeating Mentality Esports and Armada eSports to secure ninth place and the final Worlds spot. At Worlds, Wise finished third in their pool, handily beating Mindfreak but losing to Renegades and TOX Gaming, resulting in a top twelve finish.

Trivia

  • After being infamously dropped from Evil Geniuses following their top 8 finish at Halo World Championship 2016, a debate rose among the community in regards to whether or not he had been "the problem" at Worlds. Calling Commonly and other dropped players "the problem" quickly became a meme in the competitive Halo community.

Achievements

This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.

Minimum place
Tournament tier
Ali Tournament Results
DatePlPrizeEventRoster
2022-03-249 - 12 HCS North America Open Series 2022-03-20Fnaticlogo std.pngFNC Envore •  Sceptify •  SuperCC •  Ali Strobe
2022-02-1313 - 16$2,100$ 2,100$2,100 HCS Anaheim 2022Gamers Firstlogo std.pngG1 Squallaye •  PreDevoNatoR •  Ali •  Marbs Eli the NiNjA
2022-01-30Q DreamHack Anaheim 2022 Open BracketGamers Firstlogo std.pngG1 Squalleye •  PreDevoNatoR •  Ali •  Marbs Eli the NiNjA
2022-01-2713 - 16 HCS North America Pro Series 2022-01-27Gamers Firstlogo std.pngG1 Squallaye •  PreDevoNatoR •  Sargoth •  Ali Eli the NiNjA
2022-01-23Q HCS North America Open Series 2022-01-23Gamers Firstlogo std.pngG1 Squallaye •  PreDevoNatoR •  Sargoth •  Ali Eli the NiNjA
2022-01-169 - 12 HCS North America Open Series 2022-01-16Gamers Firstlogo std.pngG1 Squallaye •  PreDevoNatoR •  Sargoth •  Ali Eli the NiNjA
2022-01-139 - 12 HCS North America Pro Series 2022-01-13Gamers Firstlogo std.pngG1 Squallaye •  PreDevoNatoR •  Ali •  Karmea Eli the NiNjA
2022-01-09Q HCS North America Open Series 2022-01-09Gamers Firstlogo std.pngG1 Squallaye •  PreDevoNatoR •  Ali •  Karmea Eli the NiNjA
2022-01-069 - 12 HCS North America Pro Series 2022-01-06Gamers Firstlogo std.pngG1 Squallaye •  PreDevoNatoR •  Sargoth •  Ali Eli the NiNjA
2022-01-02Q HCS North America Open Series 2022-01-02Gamers Firstlogo std.pngG1 Squallaye •  PreDevoNatoR •  Sargoth •  Ali Eli the NiNjA
Total Prize:USD 2,100

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