Rise Nation is a professional Call of Duty organization located in the United States.
Living the Dream was created in early 2014 by gaming friends Rodger Saffold and Kahreem Horsley to qualify for Call of Duty Championship 2014. The first roster consisted of FEARS, Pacman, Whea7s, and Loony. After placing 5-6th at Call of Duty Championship 2014: US Regional Final, the team changed their name to the current Rise Nation.
At Call of Duty Championship 2014, the team would be placed in Group F with Vitality.Rises, Wizards e-Sports Club and Brazil 5 Stars. They made easy work of these three international teams by winning all three series with a map count of 9-2. In WBR1, Rise took down VexX Revenge 3-1 before losing to Trident T1 Dotters in game 5 round 10. In the Loser's Bracket, Rise would defeat TCM Gaming 3-2 but ultimately fall to Strictly Business 3-1 in LBR3 to be eliminated from the tournament. They took home a 7th Place finish and $35,000.
After Champs, FEARS left the roster and was replaced by Saint. This only lasted for MLG Championship Anaheim: Open Bracket where they placed second and qualified for a spot in MLG CoD League Season 3 Regular Season. Saint was replaced by Attach for the rest of Ghosts.
Despite a weak 13-16th Place finish at UMG Dallas 2014, the team stayed together and managed a 2nd Place finish in MLG CoD League Season 3 Regular Season. The team rounded out the year with a 4th and a 7-8th Place finish at UMG Nashville 2014 and MLG CoD League Season 3 Playoffs respectively. Attach and Loony were then released before Advanced Warfare.
Going into the first event, MLG Columbus 2014, Rise picked up Chino and Diabolic. Chino will remain on the team for the rest of the year but he will end up playing with twelve other players total in Advanced Warfare. Two 17-20th finishes resulted in Whea7s moving to Substitute for Sender. A 7-8th Place finish at MLG Pro League Season 1 Playoffs and Whea7s was traded to Automatic Reload for Miyagi who would only be on the team for event where Rise failed to qualify for Call of Duty Championship 2015. The team only managed two top five finishes for the rest of the year including 2nd Place at MES Detroit 25k, which was a small tournament which most major teams didn't attend. Rise would drop all four remaining players after they finished 13-16th at MLG World Finals 2015.
Black Ops III
With less than two weeks remaining before the release of Black Ops III, Rise Nation picked up Slacked, Classic, and rising star Octane. Loony also rejoined the team as captain. At Totino's Invitational 2015, Rise Nation would finally do something they've been trying to do for nearly two years - win an event. The team defeated both Luminosity Gaming and Team Kaliber 2-1 to set up the first meeting of the year's top two teams. OpTic Gaming had just come off of a dominating win at MLG World Finals and were looking to continue that trend but Rise had other plans. In game 5 round 11, Slacked held down the B Bombsite with two Annihilator kills and dethroned Optic. This marked the first time a team not name OpTic Gaming or FaZe Clan won a major event since 2014.
Following the win, Rise Nation was invited to the 2016 NA CWL Stage 1 Pro Division Qualifying Invitational Tournament where they defeated 3sUP and Team eLevate to claim their spot in 2016 NA CWL Stage 1 Regular Season. Two months later at the first LAN since Totino's, Rise would solidify themselves as a top team as they defeated Luminosity Gaming 4-1 in the UMG South Carolina 2016 Champion Tournament Finals. Over the next four weeks, Rise would finish 2nd Place in two of the four online CWL Challenger Division tournaments. Rise was one of three North American teams invited to ESWC Zénith 2016.
In the 2016 NA CWL Stage 1 Regular Season, Rise Nation would finish 2nd Place with a 16-6(54-31) record. In the 2016 NA CWL Stage 1 Playoffs Finals, Rise would once again face up against OpTic Gaming. But this time, OpTic would get the best of Rise and take home the championship.
The Infinite Warfare season for Rise Nation has had its highs and lows. The beginning of the year started off great! At the opening event of the year, MLG Vegas 2016, Rise Nation placed 1st after beating Cloud 9 in the Grand Final. In February, the squad would be traveling to Atlanta, Georgia to compete at the CWL/2017 Season/Atlanta Open event. However, this event would turn out to be less promising as Rise Nation would only place 9th-12th. Less than a week later, Loony and co would be in Paris, France at the annual Esports World Convention event. After some intense matches with organizations like FaZe Clan and OpTic Gaming, the team would place 3rd overall at the event! In March, MLG would be returning to Dallas, Texas for the MLG Dallas open tournament. Once again, this Rise Nation team did not seem on form and placed 17th-20th at the event. Although this team has had their highs and lows, they have had some great placements as well as some not so great placements.
- January 8th, 5-8th Place in the NA MLG 2K Series on 01/08/2017.
- January 15th,17-32nd Place in the NA MLG 2K Series on 01/15/2017.
- January 22nd, 17-32nd Place in the NA MLG 2K Series on 01/22/2017.
- February 14th, 1st Place at UMG South Carolina 2016 Champion Tournament.
- February 21st, 2nd Place in UMG CWL $25K Challenge Variant 1.
- February 28th, 9-16th Place in UMG CWL $25K Challenge Variant 2.
- March 6th, 5th-8th Place in ESL CWL Challenge Division Tier 2 Event 1 North America.
- March 13th, 2nd Place in ESL CWL Challenge Division Tier 2 Event 2 North America.
- March 23rd, 2nd Place in 2016 NA CWL Stage 1 Regular Season.
- March 25th, Qualify for ESWC Zénith 2016.
- April 3rd, 2nd Place at 2016 NA CWL Stage 1 Playoffs.
- October 28th, Slacked, Classic and Octane leaves.
- January 4th, 17-20th UMG Orlando 2015.
- January 7th, Whea7s moves to substitute.
- January 9th, Perplexed(Substitute) traded to Aware.NA for Sender.
- January 12th, Whea7s traded to Automatic Reload for Miyagi.
- February 6th, 8th Place in MLG Pro League Season 1 Regular Season and qualify for MLG Pro League Season 1 Playoffs.
- February 20th, 7-8th Place at MLG Pro League Season 1 Playoffs.
- March 8th, 15-16th Place at Call of Duty Championship 2015: NA Regional Finals and does not qualify for Call of Duty Championship 2015. Roster disbands. Chino, VeXeD, Perplexed and Legal join.
- April 8th, LlamaGod(Substitute) traded to FaZe Clan for Theory.
- April 10th, Perplexed traded to Automatic Reload for Whea7s. VeXeD leaves. Neslo joins.
- May 17th, 7-8th Place at UMG California 2015.
- May 22nd, 6th Place in MLG Pro League Season 2 Regular Season and qualify for MLG Pro League Season 2 Playoffs at the X Games.
- June 7th, 5-6th Place at MLG Pro League Season 2 Playoffs.
- June 29th, Theory and Neslo traded to Team Kaliber for Goonjar and TJHaLy.
- July 5th, Goonjar leaves. TcM joins.
- July 12th, 4th Place at UMG Dallas 2015.
- July 14th, TJHaLy traded to Elevate for Apathy.
- July 20th, Invited to Gfinity Summer Championship. TcM traded to Orbit for Burnsoff.
- August 23rd, 2nd Place at MES Detroit 25k.
- September 6th, 9-12th Place at UMG Washington D.C. 2015.
- September 14th, 8th Place in MLG Pro League Season 3 Regular Season and qualify for MLG Pro League Season 3 Playoffs.
- September 20th, 9-12th Place at MLG Pro League Season 3 Playoffs and qualify for MLG World Finals 2015 via Pro Points. Apathy leaves.
- September 24th, ACHES joins.
- October 18th, 13-16th Place at MLG World Finals 2015.
- October 25th, Whea7s, Chino, Burnsoff, and ACHES leave. Classic, Slacked, and Octane join.
- October 26th, Loony rejoins.
- November 14th, 1st Place at Totino's Invitational 2015.
- November 26th, Invited to 2016 NA CWL Stage 1 Pro Division Qualifying Invitational Tournament.
- December 5th, Qualify for 2016 COD World League NA Pro Division Stage 1 at 2016 NA CWL Stage 1 Pro Division Qualifying Invitational Tournament.
- Winter, Living The Dream is founded by Kahreem Horsley and Rodger Saffold. FEARS, Pacman, Whea7s and Loony join.
- February 8th, Qualify for Call of Duty Championship 2014: US Regional Final through Call of Duty Championship US Online Qualifiers.
- Winter, Living The Dream 'changes name to Rise Nation.
- March 9th, 5-6th Place at Call of Duty Championship 2014: US Regional Final to qualify for Call of Duty Championship 2014.
- March 30th, 7th Place at Call of Duty Championship 2014.
- April 5th, NQ at MLG CoD League Season 2 Play-In Tournament.
- May 10th, FEARS leaves.
- May 19th, Saint joins.
- June 22nd, 2nd Place at MLG Championship Anaheim: Open Bracket to qualify for MLG CoD League Season 3 Regular Season.
- July 1st, Saint released.
- July 11th, Attach drafted in MLG CoD League Season 3 Draft.
- August 24th, 13-16th at UMG Dallas 2014.
- October 8th, 2nd Place at MLG CoD League Season 3 Regular Season to qualify for MLG CoD League Season 3 Playoffs.
- October 12th, 4th Place at UMG Nashville 2014.
- October 26th,7-8th Place at MLG CoD League Season 3 Playoffs.
- October 28th, Loony released.
- October 30th, Attach released.
- Fall, Diabolic and Chino join.
- November 28th, 17-20th at MLG Columbus 2014.
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|Felony||Player||⇒||Ground Zero (2017 Team|
- April 15th,Rise Nation - CWL Stage 1 Finals Montage by Rise Nation
- April 25th, Rise Nation Vs TSM Highlight Video Powered by @KontrolFreek by Rise Nation
- April 25th, Rise Nation Vs Optic Gaming Highlights Powered by @KontrolFreek by Rise Nation
- May 2nd, Rise Nation Vs Cloud 9 Highlights Powered by @KontrolFreek by Rise Nation
- February 18th, Rise Nation Rise Nation - Call of Duty® World League with Call of Duty
- May 5th, Rise Nation - Call of Duty® World League Presented by PlayStation 4 with Call of Duty
- Restricted F/A. Best of luck to Rise and my former teammates - twitter.com
- We would like to welcome @EnVy_SlasheR to #RISECOD - twitter.com