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Pnda Gaming
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Team Information
Org Location
United States
North America
Social Media & Links
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Pnda Gaming is a North American eSports team.


Halo 5: Guardians

Pnda Gaming declared its entry into the Halo scene on March 10, 2016, announcing a roster of JR2, MudVayne, SickStory, and Buffet. This roster achieved no notable tournament placings. During the qualifying stages for the Summer 2016 HCS Pro League, JR2 and MudVayne unsuccessfully attempted to qualify for the league as members of Ambush. MudVayne was then replaced on the official Pnda roster by Psylince. With the acquisition of Psylince, Pnda attempted to qualify for the Pro League through the Last Chance Qualifier but could not manage the top 2 placing required to qualify.

Months later, Pnda formed a new roster for 2050 Chattanooga consisting of Mr Blakerz, ROB THE TURTLE, BotchyHawk, and FireBird. They finished in the top 6 at the event. After Chatt, Pnda replaced FireBird with Triton and began competing in the Fall 2016 Open Circuit. Within weeks, BotchyHawk was replaced by a returning Psylince, but the team was unable to establish itself as a top contender in the Open Circuit. The roster was eventually released.

Weeks later, Pnda acquired a new roster consisting of four veteran pros - Cloud, RyaNoob, Goofy, and Gabriel. They attended UGC St. Louis 2016, where they finished 4th, good enough to qualify for the Esports Minor League Fall 2016 Season. They then attended HCS Las Vegas 2016 with the intent of qualifying for Relegation. They finished 4th, falling short of their goal after a close loss to 6S Gaming.

Going into the ESML roster lock, Pnda made changes, releasing RyaNoob and Goofy and bringing in rising amateur players Brainstorm and Tapping Buttons. After going 0-2 in their first week, Pnda replaced Tapping Buttons with V t3ct9.

On January 16, 2017, Pnda released its roster and signed the recently formed pro-seeded roster of Cratos, Naded, Str8 SicK, and Nemassist. At their first event - UGC St. Louis 2017 - the Pnda roster came out flat with a first-round loss to SetToDestroyX. In Losers, they swept Primal, but were defeated in the following round by Luminosity Gaming, finishing in the top 12 and leaving the event as the only pro seeded team to not take a top 8 placing. After the mediocre placing, Pnda released Nemassist and replaced him with Danoxide. At ME Las Vegas 2017, things started off bleak for Pnda, as they took a humbling 4-0 loss from Team Liquid in their first chance to qualify for Halo World Championship 2017. In Losers, Pnda took out Wise Gaming 4-1 to earn another shot at Worlds against Team Allegiance, who they defeated 4-2 in a dramatic series to qualify. Their run continued on Sunday with a 4-2 victory over Str8 Rippin before it was finally ended in 4th place with a 4-1 loss to Team EnVyUs. The following week, the Pnda roster was released by the organization, with Cratos confirming that the team would be using the Crowd Pleasers name going forward.


  • 2016
  • 2017

Player Roster



PlayerRoleJoinedLeftNext Team

DanoxideDaniel TerlizziPlayerJan 20172017-01-28Mar 20172017-03-13Crowd Pleaserslogo std.pngCP

CratosCarlos AyalaPlayerJan 20172017-01-16Mar 20172017-03-13Crowd Pleaserslogo std.pngCP

NadedBrett LeonardPlayerJan 20172017-01-16Mar 20172017-03-13Crowd Pleaserslogo std.pngCP

Str8 SicKCory SlossPlayerJan 20172017-01-16Mar 20172017-03-13Crowd Pleaserslogo std.pngCP

NemassistKyle KubinaPlayerJan 20172017-01-16Jan 20172017-01-283sUPlogo std.png3sUP

v t3ct9Nicola RiosPlayerDec 20162016-12-05Jan 20172017-01-16Logo std.pngINCE

BrainstormTristan GurudeoPlayerNov 20162016-11-24Jan 20172017-01-16Logo std.pngINCE

GabrielGabriel Funes-SotoPlayerOct 20162016-10-20Jan 20172017-01-16DoZe Esportslogo std.pngDoZe

Tapping ButtonsJosbe ValadezPlayerNov 20162016-11-24Dec 20162016-12-05SoaR Gaminglogo std.pngSoaR

GoofyFaisal KhanPlayerOct 20162016-10-20Nov 20162016-11-24Radiant Esportslogo std.pngRad

RyaNoobRyan GeddesPlayerOct 20162016-10-20Nov 20162016-11-24Most Wantedlogo std.pngMW

CloudScott HolstePlayerOct 20162016-10-20≈Nov 2016≈2016-11-??Logo std.pngSHEE

TritonJames BollingPlayerSep 20162016-09-05Sep 20162016-09-26Logo std.pngINCE

Mr BlakerzBlake KottkePlayerSep 20162016-09-01Sep 20162016-09-26None

ROB THE TURTLERobert O'ConnorPlayerSep 20162016-09-01Sep 20162016-09-26Dynastylogo std.pngDyn

BotchyHawkDominic DemilioPlayer≈Sep 2016≈2016-09-??≈Sep 2016≈2016-09-??Earthroot Gaminglogo std.pngERG

JR2PlayerMar 20162016-03-10Jun 20162016-06-01Fatal Ambitionlogo std.pngFTL

MudVayneJared KeenanPlayerMar 20162016-03-10Apr 20162016-04-01Ambushlogo std.pngAmb



C ID Name Position

Team Achievements

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

Minimum place
Tournament tier
Pnda Gaming Tournament Results - Show Prize as (LocalUSDEuros)
2017-03-054$4,000$ 4,000$4,000 Halo World Championship 2017 North America Regional Finals Cratos •  Naded •  Str8 SicK •  Danoxide ShowTime
2017-02-259 - 16 Halo World Championship 2017 North America Qualifier 5 Cratos •  Naded •  Str8 SicK •  Danoxide
2017-02-181$750$ 750$750 Halo World Championship 2017 North America Qualifier 4 Cratos •  Naded •  Str8 SicK •  Danoxide
2017-02-114 Halo World Championship 2017 North America Qualifier 3 Cratos •  Str8 SicK •  Naded •  Danoxide
2017-02-045 - 8 Halo World Championship 2017 North America Qualifier 2 Cratos •  Naded •  Str8 SicK •  Danoxide
2017-01-285 - 8 Halo World Championship 2017 North America Qualifier 1 Cratos •  Naded •  Danoxide •  Str8 SicK
2017-01-229 - 12 UGC St. Louis 2017 Cratos •  Nemassist •  Naded •  Str8 SicK
2016-11-206 ME Las Vegas 2016 FFA RyaNoob
2016-11-209 - 11 ME Las Vegas 2016 Cloud •  Goofy •  RyaNoob •  Gabriel
2016-11-204 HCS Open Circuit North America Fall 2016 Finals RyaNoob •  Goofy •  Cloud •  Gabriel
Total Prize:USD 4,750



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