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eXcellence Gaming
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Team information
Location USA United States
Manager ​Brandon "Anguish" Morgan
CEO Jon "JVen" Venable
Captain Coby "Coby" Yamauchi
ESL [{{{esl}}} Profile]
Sponsor(s) Polk Audio
Tomahawk Shades
eSports Apparel
YouTube channel/UCcO-CZKJkwfUz7WyxLUcyaA
Twitter eX_Gaming_
Sister Team (Former): eX Black
Esportspedia Network: Call of Duty
Created May, 2014
Disbanded {{{disbanded}}}
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eXcellence Gaming is an American esports organization that originally specialized in Call of Duty but now has spread into other games.

Halo History

Halo 2: Anniversary

eXcellence's first foray into Halo came on August 24th, 2015, when they announced their debut roster of Justin "iGotUrPistola" Deese, Michael "StrongSide" Cavanaugh, Aaron "Ace" Elam and Eric "Snipedown" Wrona.[1] This roster attended the PAX Prime Showdown 2014, where they finished 1st. Following this tournament, the roster disbanded.

On November 23rd, eXcellence Gaming announced its intended Halo roster for HCS Season 1 - Corey "Bonfire" Howard, Brian "ShosTak" Shostak, Chris "Thing1" and "Sano".[2] Shortly after, they announced former pro player Tim "Xtrem1st" Golden as their coach.[3] On December 5th, Thing1 was released[4], and shortly after, the organization announced the signing of "Exhale".[5] Less than two weeks later, Exhale and Bonfire were both released[6], and on January 5th, the organization announced the signing of Thomas "BuilderBbody" Horton and Michael "NineBlade" Johnson.[7] Sano left during this period at an unspecified time, and was replaced by "Magna" for the next three HCS Cups. Between February 3rd and 8th, the eXcellence roster fell apart and disbanded as the organization's sister team eX Black became the primary roster.

At the beginning of HCS Season 2, eX Black dropped the side title from its name and began competing under the primary banner with the roster of Coby "Cobys2Fast" Yamauchi, Egan "Wolfmayyne" Woolf, Kevin "UnLegit" Smith and Alex "SwiftKill" Ramirez. Prior to Iron Games Atlanta 2015 - eXcellence made a last minute roster change, replacing Wolfmayyne with Tyler "Spartan" Ganza. With Spartan, the team finished in the top 12. Shortly after, Spartan and Swift Kill were replaced by Bradley "iTz So Frosty" Bergstrom and Visal "eL TowN" Mohanan. The new roster had a string of strong performances in HCS Cups, finishing below the top 8 only once. At HCS Indianapolis 2015, they finished in the top 12 and qualified for the HCS Season 2 Finals as the 8th seed. At the finals, they finished in 7th - 8th place.

Halo 5

During the off-season, the roster disbanded and Coby was left as the only member from the HCS Season 2 roster. On October 15th, eXcellence announced its new roster of Coby, Cpt Anarchy, Sargoth and LifeStyle.[8] On November 23rd, the roster fell apart as Anarchy, Sargoth and LifeStyle were released.


  • 2015
  • 2014

Player Roster


ID Name Position
USA Coby Coby Yamauchi Captain


ID Name Next Team
USA Sargoth Casey Current Logo std2.png Legendary
USA Cpt Anarchy Carlos Morales
USA LifeStyle Garrett Miller Logo std2.png Legendary
USA eL TowN Visal Mohanan ALGlogo std.png Team Allegiance
USA iTz So Frosty Bradley Bergstrom ELvlogo std.png Team eLevate
USA UnLegit Kevin Smith ELvlogo std.png Team eLevate
USA Swift Kill Alex Ramirez ISologo std.png iSolation eSports
USA Spartan Tyler Ganza TLlogo std.png Team Liquid
USA Wolfmayyne Egan Woolf
USA NineBlade Michael Lee Johnson
USA BuilderBbody Thomas Horton
USA Magna
USA ShosTak Brian Shostak
USA Sano
USA Exhale
USA Bonfire Corey Howard
USA Thing1 Chris VexXlogo std.png VexX Gaming
USA Snip3down Eric Wrona OpTiclogo std.png OpTic Gaming
USA Strongside Michael Cavanaugh OpTiclogo std.png OpTic Gaming
USA Ace Aaron Elam OpTiclogo std.png OpTic Gaming
USA iGotUrPistola Justin Deese OpTiclogo std.png OpTic Gaming



ID Name Position
USA JVen Jon Venable CEO
USA Anguish Brandon Morgan General Manager

Tournament History


End Date Game Place Prize HCS Points Event Players (Coach)
July 26, 2015 Halo 2a logo.png A77 - 8th $3,000 - HCS Season 2 Finals CobyUnLegiteL TowNiTz So Frosty
June 28, 2015 Halo 2a logo.png A99 - 12th - 30 HCS Indianapolis CobyUnLegiteL TowNiTz So Frosty
April 19, 2015 Halo 2a logo.png A99 - 12th - 30 Iron Games Atlanta 2015 CobyUnLegitSpartanSwift Kill
February 22, 2015 Halo 2a logo.png A99 - 12th - 150 Gamers For Giving 2015 CobyUnLegitWolfmayyneSwift Kill


End Date Game Place Prize Event Players (Coach)
September 1, 2014 Halo 2a logo.png A11st $5,000 PAX Prime Showdown 2014 AceiGotUrPistolaSnip3downStrongside



Highlight Videos


See Also


External Links


  1. 1.0 1.1 eX_Gaming_'s Tweet -
  2. 2.0 2.1 eX_Gaming_'s Tweet -
  3. 3.0 3.1 eX_Gaming_'s Tweet -
  4. 4.0 4.1 eX_Gaming_'s Tweet -
  5. 5.0 5.1 eX_Gaming_'s Tweet -
  6. 6.0 6.1 eX_Gaming_'s Tweet & eX_Gaming_'s Tweet -
  7. 7.0 7.1 eX_Gaming_'s Tweet -
  8. 8.0 8.1 eX_Gaming_'s Tweet -
  9. eX_Gaming_'s Tweet -
  10. Team eLevate Signs Top-Level Halo Team, Anticipates Halo 5 -