Mikwen

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Mikwen
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Background Information
Name Austin McCleary
Country of Birth USA United States
Home State Michigan
Birthday September 14,
Competitive
Region North America
Team Team EnVyUs
Xbox One ID
Alternate IDs iMikwen
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Team History
2009-2010 Logo std2.png Various Teams
2010-2010
2010-2011
2012-2012
GMMlogo std.png Gimme My Money
2011-2011 TPlogo std.png Turning Point
2012-2012 Str8logo std.png Str8 Rippin
2012-2012 Logo std2.png TEC Victorious
2013-2013 Fnatic/Pulse Classic Fnatic/Pulse Classic
2014-2014 VwSlogo std.png VwS Legendary
2014-2014 VwSlogo std.png VwS Gaming
Dec 2014 - Aug 2015 DNLlogo std.png Denial eSports
Aug 2015 - Nov 2015 TLlogo std.png Team Liquid
Nov 2015 - Present NVlogo std.png Team EnVyUs
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Austin "Mikwen" McCleary is a former professional halo player. He is well known for his time with Renegades, Team EnVyUs, Denial eSports and Turning Point. He announced his retirement from the competitive scene on December 17th 2018.

Biography

Austin McCleary was born on September 14th. He is from Battle Creek, Michigan.

Halo 3

Mikwen's first professional event was MLG Columbus 2009 where he secured a top 80 finish as a member of Defining Moment alongside Apple, Best Mistake and Laxkid. He then attended Dallas with Focus, Obiee and Stank as a member of American Havok where he placed top 64. He then attended Anaheim with Jayrock, Oreokid and Testdahfy calling themselves Vista they would finish top 48.

2010 would mark the beginning of his professional career, finishing 18th in Colubmus as a member of Gimme My Money with Elitest, GMM Legend and Reliable. He would also attend Raleigh that year as a member of Count Your Blessings next to Ghetto, Jordan and Stayz finishing in 27th.

Halo: Reach

At the end of the year Mikwen would once again join forces with Elitest to remake Gimme My Money, this time with Bulletz and Entry. They would finish in 8th at MLG Dallas 2010.

The new year would see him remain with the team, however he and Elitest would now play with Twin Savior and bring back Reliable. The roster would attend MLG Dallas 2011 together and come in 11th. They would drop the pair in favor of Chig and Str8Sick for Columbus but only finish in 19th place. This would lead him to join Turning Point for the rest of the year alongside Ninja and Walsy. They would play with Best Man for Anaheim coming in 7th. They would then replace him for Adrenaline before Raleigh, where they would finish 9th. Swapping out adrenaline for Naded they would go to Orlando and come in 9th, as well as finishing 12th in Providence.

Mikwen decided to join Str8 Rippin for the start of 2012, going to Columbus next to Ninja, Strongside and Tsquared where they would finish 13th-16th.

Halo 4

Mikwen would attend three events with Classic for Halo 4. He, Chig, Best Man and Russo went to AGL 5 Nashville, finishing 9th-12th. Best Man would then be swapped with Ryanoob in time for AGL7 Knoxville and the crew would come in 3rd place. He and Chig would then attend AGL 8 Knoxville, this time with Roy and APG where they would finish in 5-6th. Mikwen would then join up with VwS Gaming and attend RTX 2014 as a member of VwS Legendary, placing 5-6th.

Halo 2: Anniversary

Mikwen stayed with VwS Gaming for the launch of MCC and Halo 2: Anniversary, and attended the PAX Prime Showdown 2014 with Naded, Goofy and Legit, as VwS USA, coming in 2nd overall. The team would then finish 4th at the ESL MCC Launch Invitational.

HCS Season 1

Mikwen would part ways with VwS for the HCS, opting to sign with Denial eSports along with Chig, Ryanoob and Cloud. Denial placed 9-12th at Iron Games Columbus 2014 with Clutch subbing in for Chig, but came roaring back with the proper roster at UGC St. Louis 2015, placing 1st. They then placed 5th at Gamers For Giving 2015 and went into the season finals at PAX East 2015 as the #3 seed. At PAX, they again underperformed, placing 5-6th.

HCS Season 2

Denial underwent some changes in the offseason, with the departure of Cloud and the release of Ryanoob. They were replaced by Heinz and APG, respectively. The new squad did well at Iron Games Atlanta 2015, where they placed 2nd, managing to take a series from Evil Geniuses in the Grand Finals. Mikwen had a stellar event, with many highlight reel plays. At HCS Indianapolis, Mikwen and Denial looked to defeat Evil Geniuses in the winners' finals, but they were beaten in an intense series and sent to the losers' finals, where they were defeated by Counter Logic Gaming to end their tournament with a 3rd place finish. At the HCS Season 2 Finals, Mikwen and Denial again came up short, finishing 3rd to close out the season.

Halo 5

On August 12, Denial announced the disbandment of their Halo roster, and Chig confirmed that he and Mikwen were currently looking for two teammates. On August 27, Mikwen and Chig joined Team Liquid alongside Ninja and Ace, but this roster would never play an event together, as Mikwen ended up leaving Liquid shortly after joining to join Team EnVyUs alongside Heinz, APG and Pistola on November 10.[1] Mikwen explained his reasoning behind changing teams in a post on the Team Beyond forums. Eventually, Heinz and APG would leave EnVyUs and were replaced by Arkanum and OGRE2. Team EnVyUs finished top 16 at the HWC 2016 NA Regional Finals, failing to qualify for Worlds.

Trivia

  • Mikwen and Chig are currently the only people who have won an HCS event but not an MLG event.

Team and Tournament History

Game End Date Event Place Team Prize Team Teammates (Coach)
Template:Halo February 21, 2016 HWC NA Regional Finals 2016 A99 - 16th - NVlogo std.png Team EnVyUs ArkanumiGotUrPistolaOGRE2Diesel
Template:Halo July 26, 2015 HCS Season 2 Finals A33rd $15,000 DNLlogo std.png Denial eSports APGChigHeinzSpikemouth
Template:Halo June 28, 2015 HCS Indianapolis A33rd $6,000 DNLlogo std.png Denial eSports APGChigHeinzSpikemouth
Template:Halo April 19, 2015 Iron Games Atlanta 2015 A22nd $6,000 DNLlogo std.png Denial eSports APGChigHeinzSpikemouth
Template:Halo March 8, 2015 PAX East 2015 A55th $4,000 DNLlogo std.png Denial eSports ChigRyanoobCloudSpikemouth
Template:Halo February 22, 2015 Gamers For Giving 2015 A55th - DNLlogo std.png Denial eSports ChigRyanoobCloudSpikemouth
Template:Halo January 4, 2015 UGC St. Louis 2015 A11st $11,000 DNLlogo std.png Denial eSports ChigRyanoobCloudSpikemouth
Template:Halo December 14, 2014 Iron Games Columbus 2014 A99 - 12th - DNLlogo std.png Denial eSports ClutchRyanoobCloudSpikemouth
Template:Halo November 9, 2014 ESL MCC Launch Invitational A44th $4,000 VwSlogo std.png VwS Gaming NadedGoofyLegitWolfmayyne
Template:Halo September 1, 2014 PAX Prime Showdown 2014 A22nd $1,500 VwSlogo std.png VwS USA NadedGoofyLegit
Template:Halo July 6, 2014 RTX 2014 A55 - 6th - VwSlogo std.png VwS Legendary SargothSuspectorTragic
Template:Halo February 9, 2014 Gamers For Giving 2014 A22nd  ? Logo std2.png Legendary LethulKuthroatContrA
Template:Halo July 21, 2013 AGL 8 Knoxville A55 - 6th - Classiclogo std.png Pulse Classic ChigRoyAPG
Template:Halo June 23, 2013 UMG Chicago 2013 A22nd $1,500 Classiclogo std.png Pulse Classic ChigRoyRyanoob
Template:Halo June 9, 2013 AGL 7 Knoxville A33rd $3,000 Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic Classic ChigRussoRyanoob
Template:Halo April 13, 2013 AGL 5 Nashville A99 - 12th - Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic Classic ChigRussoBest Man
Template:Halo November 4, 2012 MLG Fall Championship 2012 B717 - 24th - Logo std2.png TEC Victorious CalmHoaxerReaction
Template:Halo August 5, 2012 AGL 1 Chicago  ?? - GMMlogo std.png Gimme My Money ElitestNinjaSargoth
Template:Halo March 25, 2012 MLG Winter Championship 2012 B313 - 16th - Str8logo std.png Str8 Rippin NinjaStrongsideTsquared
Template:Halo November 20, 2011 MLG Providence Championships 2011 B212th - TPlogo std.png Turning Point NinjaWalshyNaded
Template:Halo October 16, 2011 MLG Orlando 2011 A99th - TPlogo std.png Turning Point NadedNinjaWalshyTiberiusAudley
Template:Halo August 28, 2011 MLG Raleigh 2011 A99th - TPlogo std.png Turning Point NinjaWalshyAdrenaline
Template:Halo July 31, 2011 MLG Anaheim 2011 A77th $2,000 TPlogo std.png Turning Point Best ManNinjaWalshy
Template:Halo June 5, 2011 MLG Columbus 2011 B919th - Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic GMM ChigElitestStr8 SicK
Template:Halo April 3, 2011 MLG Dallas 2011 B111th - GMMlogo std.png Gimme My Money ElitestReliableTwinSavior
Template:Halo November 7, 2010 MLG Dallas Championships 2010 A88th - GMMlogo std.png Gimme My Money BulletzElitestEntry
Template:Halo August 28, 2010 MLG Raleigh 2010 C727th - Logo std2.png Count your Blessings GhettoJordanSlayz
Template:Halo June 5, 2010 MLG Columbus 2010 B818th - GMMlogo std.png Gimme My Money ElitestGMM LegendReliable
Template:Halo November 8, 2009 MLG Anaheim 2009 E141 - 48th - Logo std2.png VisTa JayrockOreokidTestDahFy
Template:Halo August 30, 2009 MLG Dallas 2009 E949 - 64th - Logo std2.png American Havok FocusObieeStank
Template:Halo June 7, 2009 MLG Columbus 2009 Z? - Logo std2.png Defining Moment AppleLaxkidBest Mistake

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