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Luciano "Mose" Calvanico is a Halo esports player, previously a player for Str8 Rippin. One of the most dominant Halo 5: Guardians players in Europe, Mose notably shares the record for highest European placing at a North American event with his DreamHack Denver 2017 teammates Jimbo, Kimbo, and Respectful. Mose has also played for teams like FAB Games eSports, Team Dignitas, and Vexed Gaming.
Halo 5: Guardians
Three years after i49, Mose broke out in the European scene in late 2015. He rose to prominence when he joined Team Vibe alongside SeptiQ, Fuzion and Respectful. After qualifying for the HWC UK Finals, Vibe were picked up by Team Dignitas. With a 2nd place finish at the event, Dignitas qualified for the EMEA Regional Finals. At Regionals, the heavily favored Dignitas were unexpectedly ousted in the Group Stage, missing out on Halo World Championship 2016.
After Worlds, Mose and Respectful set their sights towards qualifying for the Summer 2016 season of the EU HCS Pro League. They formed an Online Warriors roster alongside Snakey and Kimbo. The team successfully qualified for Pro League in the Summer Qualifier, finishing 2nd. Shortly afterward, they were picked up by esports organization U4X eSports. U4X went undefeated over the course of the season, finishing 10-0. During the season, they replaced Snakey with TuFoxy. Prior to the Season Finals, the U4X roster was acquired by Mose's old organization - FAB Games eSports. At the Finals, FAB continued its winning streak, taking 1st place.
After the conclusion of the season, FAB made a roster change, swapping out Kimbo for Jimbo. Over the course of the Fall Season, FAB continued to dominate, though they did drop a single series to Team Infused. They ultimately finished 9-1, good enough for their second straight 1st place finish. Two weeks later, FAB was in America competing at ME Las Vegas. With wins over 6S Gaming and Pnda Gaming and losses to only Team Liquid and Str8 Rippin, FAB proved they could hang in America as they took a top 8 finish at the event. Back in Europe, FAB went into the Season Finals looking to repeat as champions. They did so in dominant fashion, not dropping a single game as they dismantled PuLse Gaming and Team Infused (twice) to stake their claim in Halo history.
FAB's next task in the Halo Championship Series was qualifying for Halo World Championship 2017, and they'd need a top 2 finish at Gfinity London 2017 to do it. They did so in commanding fashion, dropping games to only Team Infused and Supremacy en route to another 1st place finish. At Worlds, FAB were placed in a group with Str8 Rippin and Shock The World. They 3-0d StW, but were unable to take more than a game from Str8, finishing 2nd in the pool. In the Championship Bracket, FAB were first 4-0d by reigning champions OpTic Gaming. They then swept Team Immunity in a best-of-EU vs. best-of-ANZ match-up. In the following round, they were matched up against Splyce, who defeated them 4-1 and sent them home with a top 8 finish.
Following Worlds season, Jimbo left FAB while TuFoxy began a competitive hiatus, leaving the dominant FAB roster crippled. In their place, Mose and Respectful brought in Lunny and Riotz. With FAB no longer supporting the team, the new roster began competing in the Summer 2017 Pro League as The Lads. Despite back-to-back wins to start the season, the Mose/Respectful duo split as Respectful left The Lads and was replaced by Morguh. The new roster was quickly signed by Vexed Gaming. Vexed won only one map over the remaining three matches of the season and finished in fourth with a 2-3 record, just good enough to qualify for the Championship Bracket at DreamHack Atlanta. In Atlanta, Vexed were taken out in the opening round by Team Infused before being swept out of the event by eRa Eternity, resulting in a top sixteen finish.
During the offseason, Mose left Vexed to join Team Infused, reuniting himself with three former teammates in Respectful, Jimbo and Kimbo. The new Infused were unstoppable, winning two of the three Open Cups for the Fall European Circuit and finishing second in the other. At Gfinity London, Infused were dominant, dropping only one game all tournament (to Supremacy in the Grand Finals]]) and establishing themselves as the undisputed #1 team outside North America. At DreamHack Denver, Infused were again granted a bye into the Championship Bracket for their efforts in London. This time they put the spot to good use, immediately taking out an American pro team in Team CryptiK. Infused were halted in the next round by a formidable opponent in Team EnVyUs, but they bounced back with a victory over Vexed Gaming before earning another impressive upset over the American Str8 Rippin. In the following round, they were beaten 3-1 by eventual event runners-up Team Liquid, but with a top six finish, Infused were able to leave with their heads held high, having set a new placing record for European teams at North American events.
After a strong beginning to the Halo World Championship 2018 season, Infused went into MLG Orlando as the #1 European seed, but finished with a top twelve placing after losses to Splyce, Team EnVyUs, and Fyra Gaming. Infused rebounded at home at Gfinity London, cruising to a near flawless victory with only a single game dropped all tournament and qualifying for Worlds. At Worlds, Infused were the only non-American team to make it out of pool play, finishing second in their group after beating Oxygen Supremacy 3-0. Unfortunately, Infused could not take more than a game from either opponent they faced in the championship bracket, losing 4-1 to both Splyce and Renegades and going home with a top eight finish.
- Alongside Kimbo, Respectful and Jimbo, Mose holds the record for the highest European placing at an American event, with their top six finish at DreamHack Denver 2017 under Team Infused.
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