The original Pace Making Pandas roster of Alex "BUK 20" Buck, Will "BUK 57" Buck, Morgan "Zhuh" Bower and Peter "Morguhhh" Brussee was formed in January 2017 under the name EpZhuhLon, a reference to the Buck twins' former organization - Epsilon eSports. Upon Epsilon reentering the Halo scene, EpZhuhLon changed its name to Pace Making Pandas. After establishing themselves as a top amateur team in the online qualifiers, Pace Making Pandas attended Gfinity London 2017 looking to qualify for Halo World Championship 2017 with a top 2 finish. After a 3-1 upset victory over Supremacy, their fortunes looked good, but a humbling 3-0 loss to Team Infused sent them to the Losers' Bracket. In the Losers' Bracket, the Pandas completed a dramatic reverse sweep over Epsilon eSports, clinching top 4 and defeating former teammates of the BUKs and Morguhhh. In the following round, the Pandas met Supremacy again, and this time they were swept by the powerful French squad, resulting in a 4th place finish.