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CLaiM
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Background Information
NameDonald Valdez
Country of Birth
United States
BirthdayMarch 7, 2001 (age 20)
Residency
NA
North America
Competitive
TeamCheckSix Gaminglogo std.pngCheckSix Gaming
Social Media & Links
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Team History
May 2016 - May 2016Logo std.pngNo Barber But We Tapen
Jan 2017 - Feb 2017Logo std.pngSwitch Up
Mar 2017 - Mar 20173sUPlogo std.png3sUP
May 2017 - Jun 2017Logo std.pngFrench Toast Mafia
Oct 2017 - Dec 2017CheckSix Gaminglogo std.pngCheckSix Gaming

Donald "CLaiM" Valdez is an American player for a currently unnamed team. He is known for his time with CheckSix Gaming and 3sUP.

Biography

Halo 5: Guardians

After making a name for himself in multiple Astro/Team Beyond online cups, Claim made his mark on the big leagues in Summer 2016, playing alongside Falcated, EccentriK and Exemplify as No Barber But We Tapen. The hungry amateur team finished in the top sixteen in the Pro League LCQ.

After sitting out the remainder of 2016, Claim returned to action in early 2017, attending the ME Las Vegas Halo World Championship qualifier as a member of Here 4 Fun alongside FlamesworD, Hunter Jjx and King Nick. The team finished in the top twenty in Vegas. For the LCQ the following week, Claim joined 3sUP alongside MoNsTcR, Rammyy and Nemassist, having briefly teamed with the trio in the weeks leading up to Vegas before being replaced by PreDevoNatoR. 3sUP finished in the top six in the LCQ and Claim left shortly after.

After his new team HolySheesh (featuring BabyJ, Brainstorm and KuavoKen) failed to make it into the Summer 2017 Pro League LCQ, Claim shifted his sights to the Open Circuit, joining French Toast Mafia alongside Rammyy, SickStory and Gabriel. After two weeks of strong finishes, Claim left French Toast Mafia and eventually joined Nerds alongside Artic, TireIron and Scaryotic, finishing poorly in their one week together. For DreamHack Atlanta, Claim and Artic teamed with Neastlake and Sceptify under Olympus eSports, finishing in the top twenty, just short of the Championship Bracket.

Claim briefly tried out for pro team Team Liquid during the offseason, but did not make the team. In the second week of the Fall 2017 Open Circuit, Claim and Artic joined VT alongside veterans Naded and D3M0N D. After establishing themselves as one of the top amateur teams, VT was signed by CheckSix Gaming. At DreamHack Denver, CheckSix were able to make it into the Championship Bracket, but finished in the top sixteen after back-to-back losses to Team EnVyUs (3-0) and Team CryptiK (3-2).

Trivia

  • Claim's competitive roots go back to playing as an unofficial fifth member of the group Inconceivable well known in Halo 2: Anniversary for their 4s and 2s prowess.
  • Claim made a name for himself in Halo 5: Guardians winning multiple Team Beyond tourneys alongside Shotzzy.

Achievements

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

Minimum place
Tournament tier
CLaiM Tournament Results
DatePlPrizeEventRoster
2017-10-2213 - 16$1,000$ 1,000$1,000 HCS Pro League Fall 2017 FinalsCheckSix Gaminglogo std.pngx6 Naded •  Artic •  D3M0N D •  Claim LUVS1K
2017-10-153$800$ 800$800 HCS Open Circuit North America Fall 2017 Legendary Cup 4CheckSix Gaminglogo std.pngx6 Naded •  Claim •  Artic •  D3M0N D
2017-10-083$500$ 500$500 HCS Open Circuit North America Fall 2017 Legendary Cup 3CheckSix Gaminglogo std.pngx6 Naded •  Claim •  Artic •  D3M0N D
2017-10-011$1,000$ 1,000$1,000 HCS Open Circuit North America Fall 2017 Legendary Cup 2Logo std.pngVT Naded •  Claim •  Artic •  D3M0N D
2017-09-301 - 4 HCS Open Circuit North America Fall 2017 Open Cup 2CheckSix Gaminglogo std.pngx6 Claim •  Naded •  Artic •  D3M0N D
2017-07-2317 - 18 HCS Pro League Summer 2017 FinalsLogo std.pngOLYM Claim •  Neastlake •  Sceptify •  Artic
2017-07-091 - 4 HCS Open Circuit North America Summer 2017 Open Cup 4Logo std.pngNERD TireIron •  Scaryotic •  Claim •  Artic
2017-07-0913 - 16 HCS Open Circuit North America Summer 2017 Legendary Cup 4Logo std.pngNERD TireIron •  Scaryotic •  Claim •  Artic
2017-06-045 - 6 HCS Open Circuit North America Summer 2017 Legendary Cup 2Logo std.pngFREN Rammyy •  Gabriel •  SickStory •  Claim
2017-05-283$400$ 400$400 HCS Open Circuit North America Summer 2017 Legendary Cup 1Logo std.pngFREN Rammyy •  King Nick •  Claim •  SickStory
Total Prize:USD 3,700

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