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Team Kaliber currently resides in the United States with a team house in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Birth of Kaliber
Team KaLiBeR was created in 2013 for the Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 season backed by several YouTubers with the leader being Jimmy "chaosxsilencer" M. The team was looking to build on the aspects of loyalty, teamwork, and dedication. Instead of attempting to take the roster of a huge team, tK simply built their own bringing together players they felt would be dedicated to the values the team believed in. With that in mind, the first roster was announced as being Sharp, Goonjar, Neslo, and Theory. The team made their debut at UMG Atlanta in which they showed just the kind of talent they possessed finishing an impressive 2nd behind only compLexity. Impressed with the placing, the team kept the roster and continued practicing. Unfortunately for them a performance like that wouldn't be replicated for the remainder of the game. At the MLG PAX Prime Invitational the team took a 3rd place finishing and then matched that performance when they traveled to London for Gfinity 2. The drop in placings continued at the final event of the season at UMG Dallas where the team got 4th even with 4 of the top teams missing the event because they were playing at the MLG Fall Invitational. Despite this, the team decided to stick together going into the new game.
Call of Duty: Ghosts
With the release of Call of Duty: Ghosts the team was looking to finally get the breakthrough win that always seemed to slip away. They were hoping to get some momentum going by attending a local LAN at eBash however they came up short playing 2nd. However, this was simply a warm up for the first real test with the new game which was the MLG Fall Championship. While the team played fantastic throughout the weekend, they came up short again finishing 2nd. Once again they were unable to defeat compLexity who continued their dominating run. Following the event, Goonjar left the team to join EnVyUs. This was the first time the team had ever had to deal with a roster change. Fortunately for them, compLexity had just dropped Clayster leaving one of the best AR players in the game as a Free Agent. Team Kaliber took advantage of this and picked him up to round out the roster adding an exceptional player with unmatched hype in-game.
Going into UMG Philadelphia team was going in with a chip on their shoulder, especially Clayster looking to prove his doubters wrong. Unfortunately for them, history repeated itself again. The team managed to reach the grand finals but fell short once more to compLexity finishing 2nd. Following the event, Clayster left for OpTic Gaming leaving the team with a gap to fill again. After a few days, they decided to go with Formal who was coming from Halo but proved he was more than worthy of being on a top team at UMG Philadelphia. With no major LAN events in the near future the team started practicing for the Call of Duty Championship 2014 Online Qualifier.
On January 23rd, 2014 the team decided a change was needed breaking up the core 3 they have had since the team's founding. Neslo was let go and replaced by former member Goonjar who left EnVyUs to rejoin. Team Kaliber would finish 3rd with this team at MLG CoD League Season 1, and would entire as a highly favored team in the Call of Duty Championship U.S. Regional Qualifier. They would finish 3rd in the tournament, just behind Complexity and Strictly Business. Going into the Call of Duty Championship 2014, tK would enter with high aspirations. They go 3-0 in pool play, earning a high seed, and would face OpTic Gaming in the first round of the Championship bracket. Team Kaliber would lose to Optic 3-0, a surprise to many, and would drop down into the Loser's bracket. Next, they would face EnVyUs losing a heart breaking series 3-2, finishing with a Top 16 placing, the team's lowest placing since its inception the year before.
After COD Champs, Formal would decide to leave Team Kaliber to join FaZe Black and Theory would leave to join FaZe Red. Team Kaliber would pick up Apathy, who had recently left Strictly Business, and Neslo would return from Justus. This roster would struggle online in the MLG CoD League Season 2 due to internet issues. Apathy would be unable to attend UGC Niagara due to vacation, and the team would pick up Madcat for the event. The team would perform decently well, and would finish in 7th/8th place. Many people began to wonder if the team would ever return to their former glory as the squad entered into the MLG X Games Invitational. Kaliber would come out of the gate swinging, defeating OpTic Nation 3-2 and Evil Geniuses 3-1 in group play, guaranteeing a Top 4 finish. In round 1 of the medal bracket, Team Kaliber would carry their momentum, defeating EnVyUs 3-1, and advancing to face Optic in the grand Final. tK would take the first domination in the series, but lose the Search and Blitz. The team would tie the series at 2, winning the second Domination, and would face off on Sovereign SnD. Optic would take a trilling game 6-4, and Team Kaliber would become the first Call of Duty X Games silver medalists.
Team Kaliber, despite a 2nd place finish at X Games, would continue to struggle in Season 2, barely qualifying for the Championship Bracket at the MLG Championship Anaheim. tK would enter the tournament with the lowest seed, 11th, and would face Epsilon in the first round. They would beat Epsilon in several close games, and advance to face EnVyUs in Winner's Round 2. They would fall to nV 3-0, and drop into the loser's bracket. There, they would face a hot TCM squad, losing 3-1 and being eliminated from the tournament. After Anaheim, Apathy would leave Kaliber to join Faze, and the team would announce Theory would be returning for the MLG CoD League Season 3.
Team KaLiBeR arrived at MLG Columbus 25k open in a fiery spectacle. Their first match was up against OpTic Gaming 3-2ing them on mainstage making one of the biggest upsets. Next up tK played StDx ESPORT and finishing their pool with Prophecy. Saturday morning teams arrive and tKs first losers bracket match was up against Carnage with a quick 3-0 Carnage had been eliminated from the tournament thus starting tKs losers bracket run going through big names in the eSports community including and in order Strictly Business, OpTic Nation, EnVyUs and concluding their run in LB they played FaZe getting 3-1'd and FaZe moving to the grand final against OpTic Gaming.
- Feb 14th, 9th-16th Place at UMG South Carolina 2016 Champion Tournament.
- Feb 21st, 17th-32nd Place in UMG CWL $25K Challenge Variant 1.
- Feb 28th, 9th-16th Place in UMG CWL $25K Challenge Variant 2.
- Mar 6th, 9th-16th Place in ESL CWL Challenge Division Tier 2 Event 1 North America.
- Mar 13th, 5th-8th Place in ESL CWL Challenge Division Tier 2 Event 2 North America.
- Mar 23rd, 10th Place in 2016 NA CWL Stage 1 Regular Season.
- Apr 1st, MBoZe fills in for Goonjar who could not make it to 2016 NA CWL Stage 1 Relegation. The team loses 4-2 to KingPapey and does not qualify for 2016 NA CWL Stage 2 Regular Season.
- May 12th, CaLiFa, Holler, and Xotic join. 
- Dec 16th, 13th-16th Place at MLG Vegas 2016
- Jan 2nd, 7th-8th Place at UMG Orlando 2015.
- Feb 20th, 3rd Place at MLG Pro League CoD AW Season 1 Playoffs.
- Mar 9th, 7th-8th Place at Call of Duty Championship: NA Regional Finals 2015.
- Mar 29th, 8th Place at Call of Duty Championship 2015.
- Apr 7th, Loony is traded to Team EnVy is exchange for Nameless. Theory is traded to FaZe Clan is exchange for Parasite. 
- Apr 26th, 1st Place at UGC Niagara 2015.
- May 10th, 9th-12th Place at Gfinity Spring Masters 1.
- May 17th, 9th-12th Place at UMG California 2015.
- Jun 7th, 4th Place at MLG Pro League Season 2 Playoffs.
- Jun 9th, Parasite is released. 
- Jun 18th, TeeJ joins. 
- Jun 29th, Goonjar and TeeJ are transfered to Rise Nation for Theory and Neslo. 
- July 12th, 9th-12th Place at UMG Dallas 2015.
- Aug 2nd, 9th-12th Place at Gfinity Summer Championship.
- Aug 23rd, 5th-6th Place at MES Detroit 25k.
- Sept 6th, 5th-6th Place at UMG Washington D.C. 2015.
- Sept 14th, 9th Place in the MLG Pro League Season 3 Regular Season.
- Sept 20th, 9th-12th Place at the MLG Pro League Season 3 Playoffs.
- Sept 21st, NAMELESS leaves.
- Sept 22nd, Apathy joins.
- Oct 18th, 13th-16th Place at MLG World Finals 2015.
- Oct 26th, Apathy leaves.
- Oct 27th, Goonjar rejoins.
- Nov 14th, 3rd-4th Place at Totino's Invitational 2015.
- Dec 6th, Qualify for 2016 NA CWL Stage 1 Regular Season at the 2016 COD World League NA Pro Division Qualifying Invitational Tournament.
- Jan 5th, 2nd at UMG Philadelphia 2014
- Jan 7th, Clayster leaves.
- Jan 9th, FormaL joins.
- Jan 23rd, Neslo is released. Goonjar rejoins. 
- Mar 30th, 16th-32nd at Call of Duty Championship 2014
- Mar 31st, FormaL and Theory leave.
- Apr 1st, Methodz joins.
- Apr 8th, Methodz is released. Apathy and Dedo join.
- Apr 13th, 5th-6th at MLG CoD League Season 1 Playoffs
- Apr 15th, Dedo leaves. Neslo rejoins.
- May 4th, 7th-8th Place at UGC Niagara 2014
- Jun 8th, 2nd Place at MLG X Games Invitational
- Jun 22nd, 7th-8th Place at MLG Championship Anaheim
- Jun 24th, Apathy is released.  Theory rejoins.
- Jul 27th, 1st Place at AEL Dallas.
- Aug 3rd, 5th-8th Place at Gfinity 3.
- Aug 24th, 7th-8th Place at UMG Dallas 2014.
- Oct 12th, 7th-8th Place at UMG Nashville 2014.
- Oct 26th, Neslo is released.
- Oct 28th, Loony joins.
- Nov 30th, 4rd Place at MLG Columbus 2014.
- Jul 20th, Team Kaliber acquire Goonjar, Theory, & Sharp from vVv Gaming. Neslo joins. 
- Aug 11th, 2nd Place at UMG Atlanta 2013.
- Sept 2nd, 3rd Place at MLG PAX Prime Invitational.
- Oct 13th, 3rd Place at Gfinity 2.
- Oct 20th, 4th Place at UMG Dallas 2013.
- Nov 16th, 2nd Place at eBash LAN.
- Nov 24th, 2nd Place at MLG Fall Championship.
- Dec 11th, Clayster joins. 
|ID||Name|| Primary Role
|MBoZe||Marcus Blanks||OBJ||Goonjar||2016 NA CWL Stage 1 Relegation|
|ID||Name||Primary Role||Next Team|
|Enable||Ian Wyatt||Player||Hundred Thieves|
|Fero||Maurice Henriquez||Player||Hundred Thieves|
|Kenny||Kenny Williams||Player||Hundred Thieves|
|Methodz||Anthony Zinni||Player||OpTic Gaming|
|Chino||Martin Chino||Player||Team EnVyUs|
|Goonjar||Jevon Gooljar-Lim||AR Slayer|
|Happy||Nick Suda||Slayer||Draco Esports|
|Neslo||Jeremy Olsen||IGL Slayer||Echo Fox|
|Goonjar||Jevon Gooljar-Lim||AR Slayer||compLexity Gaming|
|Apathy||Bryan Zhelyazkov||Support||Enigma6 Gold|
|NameLeSs||Anthony Wheeler||Slayer||OpTic Nation|
|TJHaly||Thomas Haly||Slayer||Rise Nation|
|Parasite||Christopher Duarte||OBJ||Enigma6 Group|
|Loony||Daniel Loza||Slayer||Team EnVyUs|
|Dedo||Kenneth Dedo||Slayer||FaZe Black|
|Methodz||Anthony Zinni||OBJ||Team eLevate|
|FormaL||Matthew Piper||Slayer||FaZe Black|
|Clayster||James Eubanks||Slayer||OpTic Gaming|
- We would like to announce @VictrixPro as an official sponsor of Team Kaliber! We are excited to be working with them! #ProAF #tKAllDay - twitter.com
- To my knowledge I will no longer be on the tK competitive roster if and teams need 1 for seattle and stage 2 let me know :) - twitter.com
- We're excited to announce our new roster for #TKCOD! Please welcome @Methodz & @f3rocitys to @TeamKaliber! They will be joining @KuavoKenny & @AccuracyLA for #CWLSeattle April 20-22nd! - twitter.com
- We would like to officially welcome @Methodz and @Octane_ to our Call of Duty roster. - twitter.com
- We're excited to announce our new roster! Please welcome @Enable to #TKCOD! He will be joining @KuavoKenny @f3rocitys & @AccuracyLA at Stage Two of the #CWLProLeague #tKAllDay - twitter.com
- To get rid of the rumors, I am officially off Team Kaliber - twitter.com
- As of now I am no longer on @TeamKaliber I just want to say thank you to @KOSDFF for the opportunity and to all the tK supporters! I'm glad I could get a chip for the org. My fire is back 🔥 I'll also have more info soon ❤️ - twitter.com
- As of now I'm no longer apart of @TeamKaliber - twitter.com
- TeamKaliber's Tweet - twitter.com
- #RosterMania – Team Kaliber Signs Parasite and Nameless itsallviral.com
- Parasite has been released from Team Kaliber twitter.com
-  twitter.com
- We are releasing Neslo from tK twitlonger.com
- We have officially released Apathy twitter.com
- Team Kaliber - PRO TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT youtube.com
- We would like to officially Welcome @Clayster to @Team_KaLiBeR twitter.com