|Country of Birth|
|Birthday||November 30, 1999 (age 21)|
|XBL Gamertag||Dread Takedown|
|Social Media & Links|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Austin
- 3 Chattanooga
- 4 Las Vegas
- 5 New Orleans
- 6 Austin
- 7 Dallas
- 8 Trivia
- 9 Team and Tournament History
- 10 FFA Tournament History
- 11 External Content
- 12 External Links
- 13 References
Halo 5: Guardians
Takedown broke out into competitive Halo on competing in the RTX 2016 FFA on July 3rd. The grand finals consisted of Rammyy at 91 Kills, and an unbelievable 3 way tie in points for 2nd between Jared at 88 Kills, MuNoZ at 84 Kills, and Takedown at 82 Kills followed by Mist Ninjutsu and Leo.
Takedown attended his first 4v4 event on Elemental GoonZ consisting of himself, Just Improve, McBob101, and Phayzd. All of his teammates had been playing the game no more than 2-3 months since the game had been out a year or so. They looked to impress players and spectators alike at 2050 Chattanooga. They played against the likes of Pnda Gaming and Hype & Positivity for top 16 but came up short in an insanely close game 5 series. They'd go home with a 17th-24th placing respectively.
Takedown made his way to the ME Las Vegas 2017 qualifier alongside his duo Sleepoligy and attending their first event with rising AMs Simba and Padawin. Premium made a lot of noise at the event knocking out 4 teams including Takedown's former team Elemental GoonZ 3-0. In an intense game 5 Takedown and his team were narrowly short of upsetting Starboys led by Dynamics. They went on to outplace Starboys. Takedown would then be subjected to the likes of Here 4 Fun, a pro roster consisting of King Nick, Claim, FlamesworD and Hunter Jjx. Every game was close, but unfortunately Here 4 Fun would come out on top 3-1, ending Premium's run at 21st-24th for the event. Takedown made it to the quarter finals for the FFA.
Takedown attended his next event repicking up his successful duo EL HALO ELITE as well as Queso and Painfulness. After breezing through round 1, Takedown got his rematch 2 years after the haunting 2 kill game 5 versus the team that stole top 16 at Chattanooga. Lucent eSports would demolish 3-0 moving onto GB ladder team Zero Chill Gaming led by FFA champion GoldStarBR and his duo GuitarHeroDude. Lucent managed to upset sweep the series 3-0. Their next round would resulted in a loss versus Ryders led by Dallay in a close series. After a hard fought battle Lucent would be knocked out by EdaxPro consisting of top 12 players such as ROB THE TURTLE, Brainstorm, Manny, and Daffs. Lucent would finish top 28 but Takedown would preform much better individually in the free for all placing top 12 knocking out players such as ROB THE TURTLE, JR2, PiLEZ, DarkMatter, and beating 3rd place grand finalist/teammate Queso in the early rounds.
Takedown started off MCC Halo 3 by defeating Goofy and Galaxy in his hometown for the HCS Invitational 2019/FFA/Qualifier qualifying for the grand finals at HCS Invitational 2019/FFA where he defeated Stress and TiZoXiN finishing 6th for $125. It was also at this event where Team Reciprocity, among other pro players and teams vouched giving Takedown semi professional status as a player.
Takedown continued teaming with Paradigm in winter series from February to March placing top 16 and eventually top 4 in UGC Winter Series 2019/Week 4. After Paradigm took a hiatus, Takedown began teaming with Avian and together placed top 16 and top 12 in various qualifiers. They would both competed in the DreamHack Dallas 2019/FFA facing off against each other. Takedown defeated Avian as well as Dragonite in tournament play finishing top 16. On feature stations, Takedown won $75 in bets alongside In Reality, Iconn Z, and JoeyClutch defeating players Wiley Coyote, Titan, and Avian.
Halo 2 Anniversary
For Halo 2 Anniversary, Takedown joined his first professional organization Velocity eSports and placed top 16 alongside ConspiracY, Nightfury, and Busta.
Halo 5: Guardians
Going back to Halo 5, Takedown joined his second professional organization representing Cutting Edge eSports. Takedown soon placed top 12 alongside Sleepoligy and Dream. After the first tourney, Takedown formed a brand new team alongside Magna Cerebrum, Her First Time, and Requiem 5E placing his first top 8 in a 64 team tourney. For the 4th tourney Her First Time was replaced by Dream and they once again placed top 8 upsetting Domey, Stillmatic, Floppie, and Mop2Clutch. The next week Savieer was replaced by Thin, and Cutting Edge saw the return of Requiem 5E once again finishing in the top 8. Two weeks later Takedown acquired Borgtype, Ceige, and Ms Audy upsetting Jimbo along with Takedown's former teammates ObnoxiuzZ and Dream for top 8.
Takedown began competing in the H3 MCC FACEIT MCC PC tourneys alongside C0NSTRUCTIVE and Spawn Of II placing top 16 in the 2nd and 3rd pro series.
Halo 5: Guardians
Takedown rejoined with duo Magna Cerebrum picking up Lgndofhalo3 and CapriSun defeating Velocity eSports for the 3rd consecutive time finishing top 16.
For the 4th H3 MCC FACEIT MCC PC tourney Takedown and C0NSTRUCTIVE and reacquired former top 12 teammate Avian as well as Adamant placing top 16 in the 4th pro series.
Halo 5: Guardians
Takedown rejoined with former teammates Dream and Ceige acquiring Glitchy for Halo 5 Pro Series/Season 1/North America/Week 4 qualifying top 8 for the pro series. The next day Takedown and Ceige reformed with Ms Audy and picked up Wasp. They would defeat coLeK and Stillmatic in the second round and Kaplz in the 3rd round. In the pro series, Requiem 5E substituted for Ceige and Cutting Edge Esports finished top 12 in Halo 5 Pro Series/Season 1/North America/Week 5. On Halloween weekend Sleepoligy and Wasp returned. They finished top 16 with Zandcr.
For the 45th H3 MCC FACEIT MCC PC tourney trio Takedown, Adamant, and Sorrow, and picked up FFA winner EmptyUglyMonk3y defeating Glocksmith, and Kadaddle top 16 in the 5th pro series.
Halo 5: Guardians
For the next tourney Takedown and Magna Cerebrum brought back Wasp and picked up Sepstars. They defeated Hyperotics for top 16, and reverse swept Thin for top 12, narrowly losing 2-1 to Nugget, Rorzch, and Zauron.
Takedown, Adamant, and Sorrow finished 9th-11th alongside Gongshow before Takedown announced his retirement from Halo 3 due to technical issues.
Halo 5: Guardians
The following week Takedown and Magna Cerebrum acquired Ravager and new LATAM player Nyrzel. They defeated Bunnies, and Ziikane for top 16, but narrowly lost 2-1 to Cloud, Nemassist, Rammyy, and DasTroyed. Game 3 CTF came down to an overtime final cap 3-2. In Halo 5 Pro Series/Season 2/North America/Week 3 Takedown formed a new team with Pi3derf, Derderf, and Apollo 9 defeating SneakyBran, coLeK, Floppie, and GNS Pro Shot 3-1 for top 16, and defeated Cloud, Aries, Nemassist, and Rammyy in game 5 for top 8 qualifying once again for pro series. Aztarex substituted in pro series, and the team finished top 16, and improving to top 12 defeating Takedown's former top 8 teammate Savieer, Outkqst, Sanart, and CQSMO. This was accomplished with pro player SneakyBran and Mistery EC. The following week SneakyBran and Aztarex were replaced by returning Magna Cerebrum and young gun Hyperotics. In round 2 they defeated Takedown's former top 8 teammate Glitchy, and Camper. For top 16 they defeated Halo 2 Anniversary HCS champions Wiley Coyote and Titan teamed with Jolly Josh. Lastly they beat Ruler, Valid, and Quiet finishing top 12. A few months later, Takedown and Aztarex acquired Condor and UNSC. Cutting Edge 3-0d Queen, Saiynts, and ObnoxiuzZ. cE fell short to Kingdom 1-3 finishing top 16. The following day, Takedown, Snakey, Rudimentary, and UNSC defeated Aaron Aimbott and also top 8 North American team Fresh Heirs consisting of familiar Wiley Coyote and Titan alongside Knoxxd, Bepics. Cutting Edge finished top 12. Finishing out the month, Takedown and UNSC recruited pro player CxLii and Stractic defeating former teammate Fireboy to finish out 9th-11th.
On April 6th, Takedown rejoined professional organization Velocity eSports. On May 30th, Takedown, CxLii, zZarck, and Fate as Velocity eSports Black narrowly lost to bubu dubu, Bound, Sceptify, and Falcated 3-1 and 50-44, then lost 2-1 to Stickahh, and Mqrine finishing top 16. The following week Takedown formed another team seeing former duo Requiem 5E alongside rookies L8de and Malicy. They finished top 16 their first tourney. L8de and Takedown did one more tourney together with Rizkier and iBlueSnip3z finishing top 12 before parting ways. Takedown, zZarck, and Rizkier formed a new trio adding on Sinsae to represent Cutting Edge eSports. They took game 2 off of Kansas City Pioneers 50-40 and also beat Hendawen 2-0 before finishing top 16.
- Takedown has teamed with or competed alongside at events with veteran professionals Frosty, Eco, Spartan, Commonly, Bound, Neptune, Fantasy, DRUK, Envore, SuperCC, Taulek, Juziro, Danoxide, Blaze, Shele, Rammyy, Sceptify, BoamX, Burton, Nebula, Stress, Snakey, Junior, Tragic, CxLii, SimplyFearMe, SneakyBran, Kaiss, WinntuR, and DanyKnight.
- Takedown has defeated numerous pros in tournament play such as Goofy, SoulSnipe, Cloud, Aries, Rammyy, Nemassist, ROB THE TURTLE, Jimbo, Nebula, Stress, Kaiss, SneakyBran, Squallaye, Glitchy, and Domey.
- Takedown has placed top 8 across HCS tourneys 11X and qualified twice for pro series.
- Takedown is considered a semi professional Halo player by professional and AM players alike.
- Takedown has won $945 competing in Halo.
- Takedown has coached pro teams eRa Eternity, Crowd Pleasers, and GosuCrew.
- Takedown is a 5X major FFA finalist.
- Takedown is the current 5X Austin, TX Microsoft Store Champion winning over $245.
- Takedown has placed Top 16 in tournament play across 3 different Halo titles and is one of the rare cross competitors in Halo eSports.
- Takedown is known to get very passionate and loud at events.
- Takedown wears recognizable authentic vintage U.T. Basketball warm-ups at least once every event.
Team and Tournament History
|Game||End Date||Event||Place||Team Prize||Team|
|June 27, 2021||Esports Arena/$1000 4v4 Variant/2021-06-27||13-16||-||Cutting Edge eSports||zZarck • Sinsae • Rizkier|
|June 20, 2021||Esports Arena/$1000 4v4 Variant/2021-06-20||9-12||-||Velocity eSports Black||Rizkier • L8de • iBlue Snip3z|
|June 13, 2021||Esports Arena/$1000 4v4 Variant/2021-06-13||13-16||-||Velocity eSports Black||Requiem 5E • L8de • Malicy|
|May 30, 2021||Esports Arena/$1000 4v4 Variant/2021-05-30||13-16||-||Velocity eSports Black||CxLii • zZarck • Fate|
|March 28, 2021||Esports Arena/$1000 4v4 Variant/2021-03-28||9-11||-||Cutting Edge eSports||CxLii • UNSC • Stractic|
|March 14, 2021||Esports Arena/$1000 4v4 Variant/2021-03-14||9-12||-||Cutting Edge eSports||Snakey • Rudimentary • UNSC|
|March 13, 2021||Halo 5 Pro Series/Season 4/North America/Week 1||9-16||-||Cutting Edge eSports||Condor • UNSC • Aztarex|
|December 13, 2020||Esports Arena/$1000 4v4 Variant/2020-12-13||9-12||-||Cutting Edge eSports||Hyperotics • Magna Cerebrum • Mistery EC|
|December 6, 2020||Esports Arena/$1000 4v4 Variant/2020-12-06||9-12||-||Cutting Edge eSports||SneakyBran • Aztarex • Mistery EC|
|December 5, 2020||Halo 5 Pro Series/Season 2/North America/Week 4||9-16||-||Cutting Edge eSports||Pi3derf • Derderf • Aztarex|
|November 29, 2020||Esports Arena/$1000 4v4 Variant/2020-11-29||13-16||-||Cutting Edge eSports||Magna Cerebrum • EL HALO ELITE • Exposurx|
|November 28, 2020||Halo 5 Pro Series/Season 2/North America/Week 3||5-8||-||Cutting Edge eSports||Pi3derf • Derderf • Apollo 9|
|November 15, 2020||Esports Arena/$1000 4v4 Variant/2020-11-15||13-16||-||Cutting Edge eSports||Magna Cerebrum • Ravager • Nyrzel|
|November 13, 2020||FACEIT/MCC Pro Series 12||9-16||-||Cutting Edge eSports||Adamant • Gongshow • Sorrow|
|November 8, 2020||Esports Arena/$1000 4v4 Variant/2020-11-08||9-12||-||Cutting Edge eSports||Sepstars • Magna Cerebrum • Wasp|
|November 6, 2020||FACEIT/MCC Pro Series 11||9-16||-||Cutting Edge eSports||EmptyUglyMonk3y • Adamant • Sorrow|
|November 1, 2020||Esports Arena/$1000 4v4 Variant/2020-11-01||13-16||-||Cutting Edge eSports||Sleepoligy • Zandcr • Wasp|
|October 24, 2020||Halo 5 Pro Series/Season 1/North America/Week 5||9-12||-||Cutting Edge eSports||Glitchy • Fate • Requiem 5E|
|October 18, 2020||Esports Arena/$1000 4v4 Variant/2020-10-18||9-12||-||Cutting Edge eSports||Ceige • Ms Audy • Wasp|
|October 17, 2020||Halo 5 Pro Series/Season 1/North America/Week 4||5-8||-||Cutting Edge eSports||Glitchy • Fate • Ceige|
|October 16, 2020||FACEIT/MCC Pro Series 10||9-16||-||Cutting Edge eSports||C0NSTRUCTIVE • Avian • Adamant|
|October 11, 2020||Esports Arena/$1000 4v4 Variant/2020-10-11||13-16||-||Cutting Edge eSports||Magna Cerebrum • Lgndofhalo3 • CapriSun|
|October 9, 2020||FACEIT/MCC Pro Series 9||9-16||-||Cutting Edge eSports||C0NSTRUCTIVE • Fragn • Spawn Of II|
|October 2, 2020||FACEIT/MCC Pro Series 8||9-16||-||Cutting Edge eSports||C0NSTRUCTIVE • XLEK • Spawn Of II|
|September 27, 2020||Esports Arena/$1000 4v4 Variant/2020-09-27||7-8||-||Cutting Edge eSports||Borgtype • Ceige • Ms Audy|
|September 13, 2020||Esports Arena/$1000 4v4 Variant/2020-09-13||7-8||-||Cutting Edge eSports||Magna Cerebrum • Thin • Requiem 5E|
|September 6, 2020||Esports Arena/$1000 4v4 Variant/2020-09-06||7-8||-||Cutting Edge eSports||Fate • Magna Cerebrum • Savieer|
|August 23, 2020||Esports Arena/$1000 4v4 Variant/2020-08-23||7-8||-||Cutting Edge eSports||Magna Cerebrum • Her First Time • Requiem 5E|
|August 17, 2020||Esports Arena/$1000 4v4 Variant/2020-08-17||9-11||-||Cutting Edge eSports||Sleepoligy • Fate • Fireboy|
|June 20, 2020||FACEIT/MCC Open Series 3||<16||-||Velocity eSports||ConspiracY • Busta • Nightfury|
|July 27, 2019||FACEIT Ignite: Halo_European Legendary/North America Qualifier||9-12||-||Silent Grind||Karmea • Avian • Touchy|
|July 20, 2019||FACEIT Ignite: Halo_European Open/North America Qualifier||5-14||-||Silent Grind||Gunfire • Merkag3 • Renzo|
|April 6, 2019||DreamHack Dallas 2019/Qualifier 1||<16||-||Silent Grind||Avian • UltraStinct • Khanology|
|March 1, 2019||UGC Winter Series 2019/Week 4||4||-||Silent Grind||Paradigm • Gonna • Anion|
|February 23, 2019||UGC Winter Series 2019/Week 3||<16||-||Silent Grind||Paradigm • TUSICK • Neyland|
|February 17, 2019||UGC Winter Series 2019/Week 2||<16||-||Silent Grind||Daffy • BobettaFetta • MVP|
|January 4, 2019||UGC Halo Classic/Warm Up Tournament||3-4||-||Silent Grind||Whiskers Purrs • Her First Time • Van Helsing|
|December 15, 2018||UGC Halo Classic/Qualifier 2||<16||-||Silent Grind||Daffy • Moocher • Deaton|
|July 13, 2018||MLG New Orleans 2018||25-28||-||Lucent eSports||EL HALO ELITE • Queso • Painfulness|
|March 5, 2017||ME Las Vegas 2017||21-24||-||Premium||Sleepoligy • Simba • Padawin|
|January 14, 2017||Halo World Championship 2017/North America/Seeding Cup||<16||-||Silent Grind||EL HALO ELITE • TzzurR • Indirect|
|September 4, 2016||2050 Chattanooga||17-24||-||Elemental GoonZ||Just Improve • McBob101 • Phayzd|
FFA Tournament History
|DreamHack Dallas 2019/FFA||>16||-||LAN|
|HCS Invitational 2019/FFA||6||$125||LAN|
|HCS Invitational 2019/FFA/Qualifier||1||-||LAN|
|MLG New Orleans 2018/FFA||12||-||LAN|
|ME Las Vegas 2017||22||-||LAN|
Takedown (A Halo Semi Pro) :: Halo 5: Guardians Montage 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-UBGbDuoO4&t=149s Takedown (A Halo Semi Pro) :: Halo 3 Montage 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRYviaHxsRs
Gameplay Highlights: (Strongholds) https://twitter.com/search?q=%40HCS_Takedown%20Strongholds&src=typed_query&f=live