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Assault
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Background Information
NameClete LoRusso
Country of BirthUSA United States
BirthdayMarch 18,
Competitive
TeamStatus Quo
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Team History

Clete "Assault" LoRusso is a player formally for Team Liquid. He is currently competing in UGC The Halo Classic with Status QuoHe is well known for his time with OpTic Gaming and Status Quo.

Biography

Clete LoRusso was born on March 18th.

Halo 3

Clete "Assault" LoRusso begun his career as a member of Phobia at MLG Meadowlands 2008 with teammates Anthraax, Snuff Said and Squirrel, where they finished 16th. Snuff and Squirrel were subbed for Bradfox2 and Gilkey for San Diego where the group got 21st. He rejoined Snuff for Orlando now with Acid and Goodwill as a member of the Dirty Ghetto Kids, again securing 16th. He and Acid would attend Toronto and Dallas as members of Renegade, finishing 19th with Pilez and Woooly, before breaking into the top 8 with ThuggishKILLA and TricksDaSamurie.

Assault joined Dynasty with ThuggishKilla, TricksDaSamurie and Enable for MLG Meadowlands 2009 getting 17th. Thuggishkilla and TricksDaSamurie would then be swapped for Destin and Max/Pro for both Columbus and Dallas finishing 9th and 8th respectively. He would finish the year on Team Swagger Like Us with Thrust, Dersky and ZooWuu, getting top 8 in Anaheim and 11th in Orlando.

2010 saw Assault join Status Quo with Enable, Ace and Flamesword, to create a team that would last two full years. They came 4th in Orlando, Columbus and Raleigh before placing 7th in D.C.. They would end the year with a 2nd place performance in Dallas.

Halo: Reach

The same roster played at MLG Dallas 2011 and won, netting Assault his first tournament victory and only one to date. The roster then came in 7th at MLG Columbus 2011 before securing 2nd place in Anaheim. The group managed a 5th place showing in Raleigh and 4th in Orlando before ending the year with a 7th place finish in Providence.

Assault finally left Status Quo and joined Carbon for MLG Columbus 2012 with Blaze, Snip3down and Ryanoob, where they finished 7th/8th.

Halo 4

Assault attended the MLG Fall Championship 2012 as a member of Believe the Hype, placing top 8. This BtH roster returned at AGL 8 Knoxville and repeated their top 8 placing.

Halo 2: Anniversary

Assault was signed by OpTic Gaming in 2014. He attended Iron Games Columbus 2014 with the team and placed 3rd. The same roster attended UGC St. Louis 2015 and placed 4th. After replacing Aries with ContrA, OpTic Gaming placed 2nd in HCS Cups #6 and #7, before getting 3rd at Gamers For Giving 2015. OpTic then attended the season finals at PAX East 2015 where they finished a disappointing top 8.

OpTic underwent a roster change in the offseason, swapping out ContrA for Maniac. The new roster's first event together was Iron Games Atlanta 2015, where they finished 6th. They improved slightly on their placing at HCS Indianapolis, finishing 5th, but closed out the season with another 6th place finish at the HCS Season 2 Finals.

Halo 5

Assault and OpTic were the only North American team invited to compete at the Gamescom Invitational 2015 four-team event. They were defeated in the first round by Supremacy, finishing in the bottom two. Ace then left the team and was replaced by StelluR. After 4 NA Qualifying cups for the Halo World Championship 2016, Assault left OpTic to form Triggers Pound alongside Cloud, Hysteria and Danoxide. Triggers Pound was eventually signed by Cloud9 and qualified for Worlds with a top 8 finish at the Halo World Championship NA Regional Finals 2016. At Worlds, Cloud9 were upset by the European Epsilon eSports, finishing top 16, the only North American team to not make it out of the group stage. The organization dropped the team shortly after. Assault then joined Team Liquid as coach of a roster including APG, StelluR, Eco and Spartan. Assault soon found himself on the active roster when APG was injured with a concussion, and the team qualified for the Summer 2016 Pro League with him.

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Team and Tournament History

Game Event Place Team Teammates
Halo 3 logo.png HCS Invitational A44th SQlogo std.png Status Quo AceNeighborFlamesword
Halo 3 logo.png UGC Halo Classic Championship A55 - 6th SQlogo std.png Status Quo AceNeighborFlamesword
Halo 5 logo.png Halo World Championship 2016 A99 - 16th C9logo std.png Cloud9 CloudHysteriaDanoxide
Halo 5 logo.png HWC NA Regional Finals 2016 A55 - 8th Logo std2.png Triggers Pound CloudHysteriaDanoxide
Halo 5 logo.png Gamescom Invitational 2015 A33 - 4th OpTiclogo std.png OpTic Gaming FlameswordAceManiac
Halo 2a logo.png HCS Season 2 Finals A55 - 6th OpTiclogo std.png OpTic Gaming FlameswordAceManiacClutch
Halo 2a logo.png HCS Indianapolis A55th OpTiclogo std.png OpTic Gaming FlameswordAceManiacClutch
Halo 2a logo.png Iron Games Atlanta 2015 A66th OpTiclogo std.png OpTic Gaming FlameswordAceManiac
Halo 2a logo.png HCS Season 1 Finals A77 - 8th OpTiclogo std.png OpTic Gaming FlameswordAceContrAJoe Fries
Halo 2a logo.png Gamers For Giving 2015 A33rd OpTiclogo std.png OpTic Gaming FlameswordAceContrAElamite
Halo 2a logo.png UGC St. Louis 2015 A44th OpTiclogo std.png OpTic Gaming FlameswordAceAriesElamite
Halo 2a logo.png Iron Games Columbus 2014 A33rd OpTiclogo std.png OpTic Gaming FlameswordAceAriesElamite
Halo 4 logo.png AGL 8 Knoxville A77 - 8th BtHlogo std.png Believe the Hype CloudManiacSnakeBite
Halo 4 logo.png MLG Fall Championship 2012 A77 - 8th BtHlogo std.png Believe the Hype CloudManiacLethul
Halo reach logo.png AGL 1 Chicago A22nd Carbonlogo std.png Carbon RyanoobBlazeSnipeDown
Halo reach logo.png MLG Winter Championship 2012 A77 - 8th Carbonlogo std.png Carbon RyanoobBlazeSnipeDown
Halo reach logo.png MLG Providence 2011 A77th SQlogo std.png Status Quo AceEnableFlamesword
Halo reach logo.png MLG Orlando 2011 A44th SQlogo std.png Status Quo AceEnableFlamesword
Halo reach logo.png MLG Raleigh 2011 A55th SQlogo std.png Status Quo AceEnableFlamesword
Halo reach logo.png MLG Anaheim 2011 A22nd SQlogo std.png Status Quo AceEnableFlamesword
Halo reach logo.png MLG Columbus 2011 A77th SQlogo std.png Status Quo AceEnableFlamesword
Halo reach logo.png MLG Dallas 2011 A11st SQlogo std.png Status Quo AceEnableFlamesword
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Dallas 2010 A22nd SQlogo std.png Status Quo AceEnableFlamesword
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Washington, D.C. 2010 A77th SQlogo std.png Status Quo AceEnableFlamesword
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Raleigh 2010 A44th SQlogo std.png Status Quo AceEnableFlamesword
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Columbus 2010 A44th SQlogo std.png Status Quo AceEnableFlamesword
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Orlando 2010 A44th SQlogo std.png Status Quo AceEnableFlamesword
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Orlando 2009 B111th SLUlogo std.png Swagger Like Us DerskyThrustZooWuu
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Anaheim 2009 Z? SLUlogo std.png Swagger Like Us DerskyThrustZooWuu
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Dallas 2009 A88th Dynlogo std.png Dynasty DestinEnableMax/Pro
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Columbus 2009 A99th Dynlogo std.png Dynasty DestinEnableMax/Pro
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Meadowlands 2009 B717th Dynlogo std.png Dynasty EnableThuggishKILLATrIcKsDaSaMuRiE
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Dallas 2008 Z? Logo std2.png Renegade AcidThuggishKILLATrIcKsDaSaMuRiE
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Toronto 2008 B919th Logo std2.png Renegade AcidPiLEZWooooly
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Orlando 2008 B616th Logo std2.png Dirty Ghetto Kids AcidGOODWILLSnuff Said
Halo 3 logo.png MLG San Diego 2008 C121st Logo std2.png Phobia bradfox2GilkeySquirrel
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Meadowlands 2008 B616th Logo std2.png Phobia AnThraaxSnuff SaidSquirrel

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