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Denial eSports
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Team information
Region North America
Location United States
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Sponsor(s) Scuf Gaming
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Esportspedia Network: Call of Duty
League of Legends
Created Halo Division - November 17, 2014
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Denial eSports is an American esports organization which fields teams and players in a variety of games including Call of Duty: Black Ops III, League of Legends, Smite and Counter Strike: Global Offensive.


Denial eSports was founded in 2013 by Robby Ringnalda. They have quickly become a major organization, with multiple tournament wins in a variety of games. One of their biggest achievements is their victory in the 2015 Call of Duty Championship, where their CoD team won a $400,000 prize. Denial and its fans identify themselves using the hashtag #WolfPack.

Halo History

Halo 2: Anniversary

Denial entered the Halo scene on November 17th, 2014, announcing the signings of Austin "Mikwen" McCleary, Kyle "Chig" Lawson and coach Justin "Spikemouth" Saboo.[1] The next day, they added to the roster, announcing the signing of Scottie "Cloud" Holste.[2] They announced the final piece of their roster on November 20th, Alan "Reliable" Montgomery.[3] Shortly after, however, Denial released Reliable in favor of picking up Ryan "Ryanoob" Geddes.[4]

Denial Halo's first LAN event was Iron Games Columbus 2014, which Chig was unable to attend. As a result, Denial used Wes "Clutch" Price as a sub. The team finished in the top 12, losing to OpTic Gaming in Winners' Round 3 and Cloud9 in Losers' Round 5. Denial returned with its proper roster at UGC St. Louis 2015 and the difference was readily apparent. They took 1st place at the event, defeating powerhouse teams Evil Geniuses and Counter Logic Gaming in the process. Denial would stay hot, winning two of the five HCS Cups preceding Gamers For Giving 2015. At the third event of the season, Denial relapsed, finishing 5th after losing to Evil Geniuses in the Winners' Semifinals and Cloud9 in Losers' Round 6. At the HCS Season 1 Finals, the 3rd seeded Denial started out on the right foot, defeating Str8 Rippin 3-1, but were knocked into Losers' in the next round with a close 3-2 loss to CLG. They met a similar fate in Losers' Round 2, losing a very close series to Noble Black and ending their season with a top 6 finish.

Denial's average LAN placing in Season 1 was 5.5 and their total winnings amounted to $16,750 USD.

On March 13th, Denial confirmed the departure of Cloud to join CLG.[5] On the same day, they announced the acquisition of his replacement in Richie "Heinz" Heinz.[6] Not done yet, they capped the day off with the announcement that they were parting ways with Ryanoob.[7] On March 15th, they announced Ryanoob's replacement - Bradley "A Pure Gangster" Laws.[8]

In the first LAN event of HCS Season 2, Denial made it to the finals, where, despite losing 3-0 to Evil Geniuses in the WB Finals, they nearly pulled off the upset against the same team. Denial took the second series of the event against EG 3-2. As the team coming out of the Losers' Bracket, Denial had to beat EG twice to win the event. Unfortunately for them, EG rebounded, taking the third series 3-1 and ending Denial's tournament with a 2nd place finish. Shortly after the event, Denial announced the signing of Marcus "Elumnite" Lovejoy as a streamer and sub for the organization.[9] Denial finished 2nd in five of the seven cups preceding HCS Indianapolis 2015, but were bested each time by Winterfox or Evil Geniuses. In Indianapolis, Denial again met EG in the Winners' Finals, and nearly pulled off the upset once again, but were defeated 3-2. In the Losers' Finals, Denial were defeated in a very close series by CLG, taking 3rd place for the event. The story remained the same for Denial at the HCS Season 2 Finals, where they again lost a close series to EG in the Winners' Finals and were again eliminated by CLG in the Losers' Finals, this time with a score of 3-1, for another 3rd place finish.

Denial's average placing in HCS Season 2 was 2.67. Their total winnings amounted to $32,600.

Halo 5

Halo World Championship 2016

On August 12, Denial announced on Twitter that they were parting ways with their Halo roster[10], and that they would be seeking a new team for Halo 5.[11] On August 23rd, Elumnite confirmed that he too was no longer a part of Denial.[12]

On January 21st, 2016, Denial returned to the Halo scene, announcing a roster of Cody "ContrA" Szczodrowski, Devon "PreDevoNator" Layton, Jesse "bubudubu" Moeller and Cuyler "Huke" Garland.[13] The team qualified for the HWC NA Regional Finals 2016 as the 11th seed. At Regionals, Denial were placed in a group with Evil Geniuses, Team EnVyUs and Winterfox. Against expectations, Denial defeated EnVyUs and managed to escape their group and qualify for Halo World Championship 2016. They weren't done there, upsetting Team Liquid and Team Allegiance in the bracket stage before dropping a 4-2 decision to Counter Logic Gaming in the finals, the first major event grand finals for all four members of Denial. At Worlds, Denial placed 2nd in their group, losing 3-0 to Team eLevate. Despite this, they upset Team Liquid 3-2 in the quarterfinals before facing CLG in the semifinals. CLG won 4-2 once again, ending Denial's night with a top 4 finish.

Pro League

On April 10th, 2016, Denial announced the release of Huke and bubu dubu, looking to move forward with ContrA and PreDevoNatoR.[14] Despite this, on April 22nd, 2016, it was announced that both ContrA and PreDevoNatoR would be joining the Team Allegiance, officially end this chapter of Denial's Halo story.[15]

The next Denial roster was officially announced on April 30th, consisting of Tom "OGRE2" Ryan, Jacob "Arkanum" Santos, Kyle "Nemassist" Kubina and Daniel "Seduce" Franken.[16] They qualified for the HCS Pro League Qualification LAN 2016 through an online cup. On May 1st, Denial recruited Evil Geniuses Ryan "Towey" Towey as its temporary coach for the Qualification LAN.[17] On May 12th, 2016 Arkanum made an announcement that he would not be playing competitive Halo for some time. .[18]


  • 2018
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014


Player Roster


Date Joined Player Real Name
2018/12/23   Commonly Hamza Abbaali
2018/12/23   Shele
2018/12/23   Str8 Sick Cory Sloss
2018/12/23   Aries Mason Miller
2018/12/23 Callous


ID Name Next Team
  OGRE 2 Tom Ryan   Retired
  Nemassist Kyle Kubina   Soul eSports Red
  Arkanum Jacob Santos
  PreDevoNatoR Devon Layton   Team Allegiance
  Contra Cody Szczodrowski   Team Allegiance
  Huke Cuyler Garland   Enigma6 Group
  bubu dubu Jesse Moeller   Enigma6 Group
  Elumnite Marcus Lovejoy   Project Affliction
  APG Bradley Laws   Team EnVyUs
  Heinz Richie Heinz   Team EnVyUs
  Chig Kyle Lawson   Team Liquid
  Mikwen Austin McCleary   Team Liquid
  Ryanoob Ryan Geddes   Team Randa
  Cloud Scott Holste   Counter Logic Gaming
  Clutch Weston Price   Believe the Hype



Real Name IGN Position
 Emanuel Lovejoy    Hoaxer  Director of Operations


ID Name Position Next Team
  Elumnite Marcus Lovejoy Coach   Team EnVyUs
  Spikemouth Justin Saboo Coach

Tournament History

End Date Game Place Prize Event Players (Coach)
March 9, 2019   A11st $500 UGC Winter Series 2019 CommonlySheleAriesStr8 Sick
January 13, 2019   A22nd $6,000 UGC STL CommonlySheleAriesStr8 Sick
March 20, 2016   A33 - 4th $250,000 Halo World Championship 2016 HukeContrAbubu dubuPreDevoNatoRElumnite
February 21, 2016   A22nd $10,000 HWC NA Regional Finals 2016 HukeContrAbubu dubuPreDevoNatoRElumnite
July 26, 2015   A33rd $15,000 HCS Season 2 Finals ChigAPGHeinzMikwenSpikemouth
June 28, 2015   A33rd $6,000 HCS Indianapolis ChigAPGHeinzMikwenSpikemouth
April 19, 2015   A22nd $6,000 Iron Games Atlanta 2015 ChigAPGHeinzMikwenSpikemouth
March 8, 2015   A55 - 6th $4,000 PAX East 2015 MikwenChigCloudRyanoobSpikemouth
February 22, 2015   A55th - Gamers For Giving 2015 MikwenChigCloudRyanoobSpikemouth
January 4, 2015   A11st $11,000 UGC St. Louis 2015 MikwenChigCloudRyanoobSpikemouth
December 14, 2014   A99 - 12th - Iron Games Columbus 2014 MikwenClutchCloudRyanoobSpikemouth

Team Achievements


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