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Status Quo
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Team information
Location United States
Coaches Andy "Bravo" Dudynsky
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Captain Michael "FlamesworD" Chaves
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Sponsor(s) Red Bull (2011)
Twitter TeamStatusQuo
Created 2008
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Disbanded 2013
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Status Quo is a professional Halo team currently competing in the UGC The Halo Classic. Its most prominent members include founding and mainstay member Michael "Flamesword" Chaves, 19-time member Ian "Enable" Wyatt, 18-time member Aaron "Ace" Elam, and 11-time member Clete "Assault" LoRusso, who together made up a roster that stuck together for two years.


Halo 3

Original Status Quo logo.

Status Quo was founded in 2008 by Michael "Flamesword" Chavez. The team started off by attending MLG Meadowlands 2008 with Brake, Prolific and S1y Fox, finishing 18th. S1y Fox was then swapped for Pilez before San Diego where the team managed a 20th place finish. The two would be swapped again for Orlando and Brake would be replaced with Elumnite for a 21st place finish.Toronto and Dallas would be played with Anthony "Totz" Pennacchio in place of Prolific and the squad would secure a 12th place, followed by a top 8 finish.

Flamesword and Totz then picked up Aaron "Ace" Elam to form the unchanging core of Status Quo for 2009. They attended both Meadowlands and Columbus with Michael "Strongside" Cavanaugh, placing 7th in both events. Strongside was swapped for Wes "Clutch" Price heading into Dallas where they finished 10th. They played the final two tournaments of the year in Anaheim and Orlando with LegendPimps, finishing top 8 and then 9th respectively.

2010 saw Totz leave for Team Ian "Enable Wyatt and LegendPimps being swapped for Clete "Assault" Lorusso, to create a team that would last two full years. They came in 4th at Orlando, Columbus and Raleigh before placing 7th in D.C.. They would end the year with a 2nd place performance in Dallas.

Halo: Reach

Status Quo played at MLG Dallas 2011 and won, netting them their first tournament victory. The roster then came in 7th at MLG Columbus 2011 before securing 2nd place in Anaheim. The group managed a 5th place showing in Raleigh and 4th in Orlando before ending the year with a 7th place finish in Providence.

2012 would see Ace and Assault depart, in favor of Paul "Snakebite" Duarte and Matthew "Royal 2" Fiorante for MLG Columbus 2012, where the team would net their second tournament victory.

Halo 4

Status Quo competed at MLG Dallas 2012 as their first Halo 4 event, fielding a roster of Flamesword, Royal 2, SnakeBite, Enable and finishing in 3rd place.

Halo 2: Anniversary

Though Status Quo no longer exists, the trio of Flamesword, Ace and Assault are members of OpTic Gaming in the Halo Championship Series, alongside Nick "MaNiaC" Kershner. Enable is also on the team in the form of a substitute, and filled in for Maniac in one of the Season 2 HCS Cups.


Player Roster


Date Joined Player Real Name
2018 USA FlamesworD Michael Chaves
2018 USA Neighbor Mason Cobb
2018 USA Ace Aaron Elam
2018 USA Assault Clete LoRusso


ID Name Next Team
USA Flamesword Michael Chavez OpTiclogo std.png OpTic Gaming
USA Brake Kevin Zimmerman Logo std2.png Unitrium
USA Prolific RealName
USA S1y Fox RealName
USA Pilez RealName
USA Elumnite Marcus Lovejoy TDlogo std.png Triggers Down
USA Totz Anthony Pennacchio FBlogo std.png Final Boss
USA Ace Araon Elam Logo std2.png Shady Halo Kids
USA Strongside Michael Cavanaugh FBlogo std.png Final Boss
USA Clutch Wes Price BtHlogo std.png Believe the Hype
USA LegendPimps Sean Hinsinger DHlogo std.png Darkest Hour
USA Enable Ian Wyatt Ambushlogo std.png Ambush
USA Assault Clete Lorusso Carbonlogo std.png Carbon
USA Snakebite Paul Duarte BtHlogo std.png Believe the Hype
Canada Royal 2 Matthew Fiorante StKlogo std.png Shoot to Kill
USA Roy Justin Brown Inslogo std.png Instinct
USA Fearitself Justin Kats TDlogo std.png Triggers Down
USA Victory X Cameron Thorlakson TAlogo std.png The Agency
USA A Pure Gangster Bradley Laws Warriorslogo std.png Warriors
USA Dersky Sean Swidersky Logo std2.png Requiem
USA Best Man Nick Johnson Retired.png Retired
USA Neighbor Mason Cobb Retired.png Retired

Team Achievements

End Date Game Place Prize Event Players (Coach)
March 15-17 2019 Halo 3 logo.png A44th $10,000 HCS Invitational FlameswordNeighborAceAssault
January 11-13 2019 Halo 3 logo.png A55 - 6th $1,200 UGC Halo Classic Championship FlameswordNeighborAceAssault
November 29-December 2 2013 Halo 4 logo.png A11st Insomnia50 FlameswordEnableSepticJimbossity
July 19-21 2013 Halo 4 logo.png A33rd $1,500 AGL 8 Knoxville FlameswordEnableBest ManNeighbor
June 22-23 2013 Halo 4 logo.png A44th UMG Chicago 2013 FlameswordEnableAceDersky
June 7-9 2013 Halo 4 logo.png A22nd $5,000 AGL 7 Knoxville FlameswordEnableAceDersky
March 12-14 2013 Halo 4 logo.png A44th $600 AGL 5 Nashville FlameswordEnableA Pure GangsterSnakeBite
January 25-27 2013 Halo 4 logo.png A55th AGL 3 Chicago FlameswordEnableFearitSelfVictory X
November 2-4 2012 Halo 4 logo.png A33rd $6,000 MLG Fall Championship 2012 FlameswordEnableSnakeBiteRoyal 2
August 3-5 2012 Halo reach logo.png A11st AGL 1 Chicago FlameswordEnableSnakeBiteRoy
March 23-25 2012 Halo reach logo.png A11st $20,000 MLG Columbus 2012 FlameswordEnableRoyal 2SnakeBite
November 18-20 2011 Halo reach logo.png A77th $10,000 MLG Providence 2011 FlameswordAceAssaultEnable
October 14-16 2011 Halo reach logo.png A44th $5,600 MLG Orlando 2011 FlameswordAceAssaultEnable
August 26-28 2011 Halo reach logo.png A55th $4,000 MLG Raleigh 2011 FlameswordAceAssaultEnable
July 29-31 2011 Halo reach logo.png A22nd $12,000 MLG Anaheim 2011 FlameswordAceAssaultEnable
June 3-5 2011 Halo reach logo.png A77th $2,000 MLG Columbus 2011 FlameswordAceAssaultEnable
April 1-3 2011 Halo reach logo.png A11st $20,000 MLG Dallas 2011 FlameswordAceAssaultEnable
November 5-7 2010 Halo 3 logo.png A22nd $60,000 MLG Dallas 2010 FlameswordAceAssaultEnableTsquared
October 15-17 2010 Halo 3 logo.png A77th $2,000 MLG D.C. 2010 FlameswordAceAssaultEnable
August 27-29 2010 Halo 3 logo.png A44th $5,600 MLG Raleigh 2010 FlameswordAceAssaultEnable
June 4-6 2010 Halo 3 logo.png A44th $4,000 MLG Columbus 2010 FlameswordAceAssaultEnable
April 16-18 2010 Halo 3 logo.png A44th $5,600 MLG Orlando 2010 FlameswordAceAssaultEnable
January 8-10 2009 Halo 3 logo.png A99th MLG Orlando 2009 FlameswordTotzAceLegendPimps
November 6-8 2009 Halo 3 logo.png B010th MLG Anaheim 2009 FlameswordTotzAceLegendPimps
August 28-30 2009 Halo 3 logo.png B010th MLG Dallas 2009 FlameswordTotzAceClutch
June 5-7 2009 Halo 3 logo.png A77th $2,000 MLG Columbus 2009 FlameswordTotzAceStrongside
April 3-5 2009 Halo 3 logo.png A77th $2,000 MLG Meadowlands 2009 FlameswordTotzAceStrongside
October 3-5 2008 Halo 3 logo.png B414th MLG Dallas 2008 FlameswordSlyElumniteTotz
August 22-24 2008 Halo 3 logo.png B212th MLG Toronto 2008 FlameswordSlyElumniteTotz
July 11-13 2008 Halo 3 logo.png C121st MLG Orlando 2008 FlameswordProlificSlyElumnite
June 13-15 2008 Halo 3 logo.png C020th MLG San Diego 2008 BrakeFlameswordProlificPilez
April 11-13 2008 Halo 3 logo.png B818th MLG Meadowlands 2008 BrakeFlameswordProlificS1y Fox

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