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Location United States
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Sponsor(s) Fnatic (2011-2012)
Pulse (2013)
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Created 2008
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Disbanded 2013
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Classic was a former Halo team. They are best known for placing second at MLG Meadowlands 2008 and the 2009 MLG Orlando National Championships.


Halo 3


Classic started off Halo 3 with a roster of Anthony "AnT" Roberts, Steven "FeaR" White, Sean "LegendPimps" Hinsinger, and Marcos "Soldier187" Sanchez. They took a 2nd place finish at MLG Meadowlands, the inaugural Halo 3 event, as a relatively unknown team that had been doing well online. The lineup stuck together for San Diego, where they would place a less impressive 5th. As a result, FeaR was replaced with Brett "Naded" Leonard. The roster of AnT, Legend, Soldier and Naded attended MLG Orlando and placed 10th. Naded then left and was replaced by Cameron "Victory X" Thorlakson. The new roster would place 4th in Toronto. Legend was then replaced by Joseph "Mackeo" Reinhart for the remainder of the season. The new squad placed 6th at both MLG Dallas and the Las Vegas National Championships.


To start off 2009, the original Classic lineup from Meadowlands 2008 reunited. This lasted only one event, with a disappointing 13th place finish in Meadowlands. AnT and FeaR were then replaced by Nick "Best Man" Johnson and Kyle "Chig" Lawson and immediate improvement was shown, with a 4th place finish in Columbus. They returned for a less impressive 6th place in Dallas, and that was enough to spark another roster change. Legend was replaced by Eric "GH057ayame" Hewitt. The lineup of Chig, Best Man, GH057ayame and Soldier started off slow, with another 6th place finish in Anaheim, but came up big when it counted, finishing 2nd at the Orlando National Championships.


Despite the impressive finish, Classic did not stick together for 2010, as Best Man was replaced by Joseph "TiZoXiC" Capetillo. Nevertheless, the new lineup again placed 2nd in Orlando. Unfortunately, the success ended there, as the lineup stuck together and placed 7th in Columbus. This would be Classic's final Halo 3 event, as Tsquared joined the team and it was renamed Str8 Rippin.

Halo: Reach

Classic was reformed for the 2011 Halo: Reach season, attending MLG Columbus 2011 with a lineup of Chig, Soldier187, Carlos "Cpt Anarchy" Morales and Patrick "Sypher" Hynes. This would not be a successful comeback, garnering a placing of 18th. Classic again disbanded after this event.

2011: Fnatic Classic

For complete information on Fnatic's Halo history, see their article.

Following a disappointing finish in Columbus with Fnatic GMM, Chig, now signed by eSports organization Fnatic, teamed up with Cory "Str8 SicK" Sloss, Ezekiel "Prototype" Martinez and Mike "Russo" Russo. Though the Fnatic organization and players did not refer to the team as Classic, the team was officially documented at MLG events (and later AGL events) as "Fnatic Classic". This team went into Anaheim as a mostly overlooked squad by fans, but ended up taking a strong placing of 3rd. At MLG Raleigh, Fnatic Classic faced off against the undefeated, fan-proclaimed "God Squad" Instinct team of Roy, Lunchbox, Ogre 2 and iGotUrPistola, and nearly handed them their first ever loss, going up 2-0 in the thrilling series before Instinct came back to win. They would go on to place 6th. Fnatic Classic would take a disappointing 11th place in Orlando, but bounced back for 4th at the Providence National Championships.

Fnatic Classic returned with the same roster for the MLG Winter Championship 2012, placing 7-8th in what would be the final MLG Halo: Reach event. This would be the last time the Fnatic Classic name would be used at an MLG event, with the roster returning in 2012 as simply "FNATIC".

Halo 4

Following MLG dropping Halo 4 from the pro circuit, the Fnatic Classic name was again used as a roster of Chig, Russo, Best Man and Austin "Mikwen" McCleary attended AGL 5 Nashville, placing 9-12th. Fnatic then released Classic and a Classic roster of Chig, Russo, Mikwen and Ryan "Ryanoob" Geddes attended AGL 7 Knoxville, placing 3rd. Classic was then signed by eSports organization Pulse Gaming, and attended UMG Chicago 2013 as "Pulse Classic" with a roster of Chig, Mikwen, Ryanoob and Justin "Roy" Brown, placing 2nd. Pulse Classic then attended AGL 8 Knoxville with a roster of Chig, Mikwen, Roy and Brad "APG" Laws, placing 5-6th. The Classic name has not been used at a Halo tournament since this event.


  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008

Player Roster


ID Name Next Team
USA APG Bradley Laws BtHlogo std.png Believe the Hype
USA Chig Kyle Lawson DNLlogo std.png Denial eSports
USA Mikwen Austin McCleary VwSlogo std.png VwS Legendary
USA Roy Justin Brown Str8logo std.png Str8 Rippin
USA Ryanoob Ryan Geddes Logo std2.png Infamous
USA Russo Mike Russo ISologo std.png iSo Essence
USA Best Man Nick Johnson Logo std2.png Slaughterhouse
USA Prototype Ezekiel Martinez Str8logo std.png Str8 Rippin
USA Str8 SicK Cory Sloss Logo std2.png Vas'Avi
USA Cpt Anarchy Carlos Morales Logo std2.png Cloud 10
USA Soldier187 Marcos Sanchez SLUlogo std.png Swagger Like Us
Canada Sypher Patrick Hynes
USA GH057ayame Eric Hewitt Str8logo std.png Str8 Rippin
USA TiZoXiC Joseph Capetillo Dynlogo std.png Dynasty
USA Legend Sean Hinsinger SQlogo std.png Status Quo
USA AnT Anthony Roberts
USA FeaR Steven White Logo std2.png EBK High Life
USA Mackeo Joseph Reinhart FBlogo std.png Final Boss
USA Victory X Cameron Thorlakson FBlogo std.png Final Boss
USA Naded Brett Leonard LGZlogo std.png LeGendZ

Tournament History

End Date Game Place Prize Event Players (Coach)
July 19-21 2013 Halo 4 logo.png A55 - 6th AGL 8 Knoxville ChigMikwenRoyAPG
June 22-23 2013 Halo 4 logo.png A22nd UMG Chicago 2013 ChigMikwenRyanoobRoy
June 7-9 2013 Halo 4 logo.png A33rd AGL 7 Knoxville ChigRussoMikwenRyanoob
March 12-14 2013 Halo 4 logo.png A99 - 12th AGL 5 Nashville ChigRussoBest ManMikwen
November 2-4 2012 Halo 4 logo.png B717 - 24th MLG Fall Championship 2012 ChigPrototypeRussoStr8Sick
March 23-25 2012 Halo reach logo.png A77 - 8th MLG Winter Championship 2012 ChigPrototypeRussoStr8Sick
November 18-20th 2011 Halo reach logo.png A44th MLG Providence Championships 2011 ChigPrototypeRussoStr8Sick
October 14-16th 2011 Halo reach logo.png B111th MLG Orlando 2011 ChigPrototypeRussoStr8Sick
August 26-28th 2011 Halo reach logo.png A66th MLG Raleigh 2011 ChigPrototypeRussoStr8Sick
July 29-31st 2011 Halo reach logo.png A33rd MLG Anaheim 2011 ChigPrototypeRussoStr8Sick
June 3-5th 2011 Halo reach logo.png B818th MLG Columbus 2011 Soldier187ChigCpt AnarchySypher
June 4-6th 2010 Halo 3 logo.png A77th MLG Columbus 2010 Soldier187ChigGH057ayameTiZoXiC
April 16-18th 2010 Halo 3 logo.png A22nd MLG Orlando 2010 Soldier187ChigGH057ayameTiZoXiC
January 8-10th 2010 Halo 3 logo.png A22nd MLG Orlando Championships 2009 Soldier187Best ManChigGH057ayame
November 6-8th 2009 Halo 3 logo.png A66th MLG Anaheim 2009 Soldier187Best ManChigGH057ayame
August 28-30th 2009 Halo 3 logo.png A66th MLG Dallas 2009 Soldier187LegendBest ManChig
June 5-7th 2009 Halo 3 logo.png A44th MLG Columbus 2009 Soldier187LegendBest ManChig
April 3-5th 2009 Halo 3 logo.png B313th MLG Meadowlands 2009 AnTSoldier187FeaRLegend
November 21-23rd 2008 Halo 3 logo.png A66th MLG Las Vegas Championships 2008 AnTSoldier187Victory XMackeo
October 3-5th 2008 Halo 3 logo.png A66th MLG Dallas 2008 AnTSoldier187Victory XMackeo
August 22-24th 2008 Halo 3 logo.png A44th MLG Toronto 2008 AnTLegendSoldier187Victory X
July 11-13th 2008 Halo 3 logo.png B010th MLG Orlando 2008 AnTLegendSoldier187Naded
June 13-15th 2008 Halo 3 logo.png A55th MLG San Diego 2008 AnTFeaRLegendSoldier187
April 11-13th 2008 Halo 3 logo.png A22nd MLG Meadowlands 2008 AnTFeaRLegendSoldier187







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