Believe the Hype
|Believe the Hype|
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Believe The Hype was formed in 2007 initially consisting of Scott "Cloud" Holste, Jacob "Hysteria" Reiser, FrozenInShook, and Rudy for MLG Dallas 2007, where they finished 18th. Rudy was swapped for B Rizzle before Chicago where they got themselves into a 14th place finish. Hysteria and Cloud remade the roster with Eli and Joe for Orlando, again finishing 14th. They then swapped Eli for Perplexity before Vegas where they went home with an 11th place finish.
A new year saw slightly better finishes for the team. Cloud first recruited Richie "Heinz" Heinz, Nexus and Mudvayne for a 9th place finish at MLG Meadowlands 2008. Mudvayne was then swapped with ssSilent, helping secure a 6th place finish in San Diego. Heinz and Nexus were swapped with Eli and Gun_Shot going into Orlando resulting in another 9th place finish.
Cloud recruited Wes "Clutch" Price, Demon D and Sypher for MLG Meadowlands 2009 and got 3rd place. Swapping Sypher for Soviet, the team earned 6th place in Columbus. Clutch was then swapped with Nick "Maniac" Kershner for a 9th place finish in Dallas. Clutch then rejoined, now in place of Soviet and this lineup would earn 5th place in Anaheim before winning the 2009 national championships in Orlando.
Destin and Bradley A Pure Gangster Laws, joined Demon D and Maniac for the first two events of 2010 in Orlando and Columbus where they placed 5th and 3rd respectively. Maniac and Demon D then recruited Heinz and Eric "Snip3down" Wrona for Raleigh finishing 6th. Heinz was replaced by Tizoxic for the remainder of the year where the team would finish 11th in D.C. before getting 5th in Dallas.
The roster for Believe the Hype was constantly changing in 2011 with Maniac being the only constant. A Pure Gangster, Cloud and Clutch competed with him in the first event of the year in Dallas under the banner, earning 3rd place. A Pure Gangster was replaced with Mason "Neighbor" Cobb for Columbus where the team had their worst performance since 2007 ending up in 13th. This would cause serious change and Maniac would be the only remaining member. Now alongside Blaze, Matt "Formal" Piper and Ryan "Ryanoob"Geddes for Anaheim the team would secure 5th. Destin and Reliable would replace Ryanoob and Blaze for Raleigh where the team would finish 3rd. The final two events of the year would have Destin and Formal leave in favor of Cloud and Snip3down resulting in a 12th place finish in Orlando and 3rd in Providence.
Halo 2: Anniversary
As one of the few MLG teams carrying their names over into HCS rather than taking on the name of an eSports organization, Believe The Hype won their second ever tournament at the ESL MCC Launch Invitational with a roster consisting of Maniac, A Pure Gangster, Formal and Tony "Lethul" Campbell Jr. Formal was then exchanged for Brian "Legit" Rizzo for the first LAN event of the title at Iron Gaming Columbus where they got 5th. Lethul then left causing the team to pick up Clutch for UGC St. Louis where they finished in 9th.