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Rise Nation
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Team Information
LocationUnited States
Manager(s)Kahreem "BombeR" Horsley
Social Media

Rise Nation is a professional Call of Duty organization located in the United States.

History

Ghosts

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.

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.

Infinite Warfare

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.

Timeline

  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 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.

Player Roster

Active

Former

Date Left Player Role New Team
USA Gunless Player Luminosity Gaminglogo std.png LG
USA Loony Support SMG Splycelogo std.png SPY
USA TJHaLy SMG Slayer OpTic Gaminglogo std.png OG
USA SlasheR PlayerG Hundred Thieveslogo std.png 100T
USA Methodz Player Team Kaliberlogo std.png tK
USA Aqua Player Echo Foxlogo std.png FOX
USA Felony Player Logo std2.png Ground Zero (2017 Team
USA Faccento AR Slayer Echo Foxlogo std.png FOX
USA Slacked OBJ Luminosity Gaminglogo std.png LG
USA Classic Slayer Luminosity Gaminglogo std.png LG
USA Octane AR Anchor Luminosity Gaminglogo std.png LG
USA Vexed Support FaZe Clanlogo std.png FaZe
USA Perplexed OBG Automatic Reloadlogo std.png aR
USA LegaL Slayer SYNRGY Gaminglogo std.png SYN
USA Pacman OBJ Team Orbitlogo std.png Orbit
USA Diabolic Slayer 3sUPlogo std.png 3sUP
USA Sender Slayer 3sUPlogo std.png 3sUP
USA Miyagi Sub/Slayer Team Ignitelogo std.png Ignite
USA FEARS Slayer Prophecylogo std.png proph
USA Attach Slayer Denial eSportslogo std.png DNL
USA Saint Support Radius Gaminglogo std.png Radius
USA Neslo Slayer Team Kaliberlogo std.png tK
USA Theory OBJ Team Kaliberlogo std.png tK
Canada Goonjar Support XGN Competitivelogo std.png XGN
USA TeeJ Slayer Team eLevatelogo std.png eLv
USA TcM Slayer Team Orbitlogo std.png Orbit
USA Apathy Slayer Team Kaliberlogo std.png tK
USA Whea7s Support Team Orbitlogo std.png Orbit
USA Chino Support Dream Teamlogo std.png dT
USA Burnsoff OBJ Enigma6 Grouplogo std.png E6
USA ACHES Slayer Team EnVyUslogo std.png nV

Organization

Active

Real Name IGN Position
USA Kahreem Horsley BombeR Co-Owner
USA Rodger Saffold [[]] Co-Owner

Media

Gallery

Articles

  • 2016
  • 2015

Highlight Videos

Interviews

See Also

External Links

References