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Believe the Hype
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Team information
Location United States
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Sponsor(s) Hauppauge Comp Works
Twitter BtH_Halo
Created 2007
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Disbanded 2015
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Believe the Hype is a former Halo team. Its most prominent members include founding member Scottie "Cloud" Holste, and longtime member Nick "Maniac" Kershner.


Halo 2

Believe The Hype was formed in 2007 initially consisting of Scott "Cloud" Holste, Jacob "Hysteria" Reiser, FrozenInShook, and Rudy for MLG Dallas 2007, where they finished 18th. Rudy was swapped for B Rizzle before Chicago where they got themselves into a 14th place finish. Hysteria and Cloud remade the roster with Eli and Joe for Orlando, again finishing 14th. They then swapped Eli for Perplexity before Vegas where they went home with an 11th place finish.

Halo 3

A new year saw slightly better finishes for the team. Cloud first recruited Richie "Heinz" Heinz, Nexus and Mudvayne for a 9th place finish at MLG Meadowlands 2008. Mudvayne was then swapped with ssSilent, helping secure a 6th place finish in San Diego. Heinz and Nexus were swapped with Eli and Gun_Shot going into Orlando resulting in another 9th place finish.

Cloud recruited Wes "Clutch" Price, Demon D and Sypher for MLG Meadowlands 2009 and got 3rd place. Swapping Sypher for Soviet, the team earned 6th place in Columbus. Clutch was then swapped with Nick "Maniac" Kershner for a 9th place finish in Dallas. Clutch then rejoined, now in place of Soviet and this lineup would earn 5th place in Anaheim before winning the 2009 national championships in Orlando.

Destin and Bradley A Pure Gangster Laws, joined Demon D and Maniac for the first two events of 2010 in Orlando and Columbus where they placed 5th and 3rd respectively. Maniac and Demon D then recruited Heinz and Eric "Snip3down" Wrona for Raleigh finishing 6th. Heinz was replaced by Tizoxic for the remainder of the year where the team would finish 11th in D.C. before getting 5th in Dallas.

Halo Reach

The roster for Believe the Hype was constantly changing in 2011 with Maniac being the only constant. A Pure Gangster, Cloud and Clutch competed with him in the first event of the year in Dallas under the banner, earning 3rd place. A Pure Gangster was replaced with Mason "Neighbor" Cobb for Columbus where the team had their worst performance since 2007 ending up in 13th. This would cause serious change and Maniac would be the only remaining member. Now alongside Blaze, Matt "Formal" Piper and Ryan "Ryanoob"Geddes for Anaheim the team would secure 5th. Destin and Reliable would replace Ryanoob and Blaze for Raleigh where the team would finish 3rd. The final two events of the year would have Destin and Formal leave in favor of Cloud and Snip3down resulting in a 12th place finish in Orlando and 3rd in Providence.

Maniac and Reliable joined Clutch and Twin Saviour in MLG Columbus 2012 for a 9th-12th finish.

Halo 2: Anniversary

As one of the few MLG teams carrying their names over into HCS rather than taking on the name of an eSports organization, Believe The Hype won their second ever tournament at the ESL MCC Launch Invitational with a roster consisting of Maniac, A Pure Gangster, Formal and Tony "Lethul" Campbell Jr. Formal was then exchanged for Brian "Legit" Rizzo for the first LAN event of the title at Iron Gaming Columbus where they got 5th. Lethul then left causing the team to pick up Clutch for UGC St. Louis where they finished in 9th.

Following UGC St. Louis, APG joined OpTic Gaming, Maniac joined Noble Black, and Legit joined Str8 Rippin, effectively putting an end to Believe The Hype.


Player Roster


ID Name Next Team
USA MaNiaC Nick Kershner NBL Blogo std.png Noble Black
USA APG Bradley Laws OpTiclogo std.png OpTic Gaming
USA Clutch Weston Price
USA Legit Brian Rizzo Str8logo std.png Str8 Rippin
USA Lethul TJ Campbell EGlogo std.png Evil Geniuses
USA Formal Matthew Piper
USA Ace Aaron Elam EXlogo std.png eXcellence Gaming
USA Cloud Scott Holste DNLlogo std.png Denial eSports
USA Regicide
USA Assault Clete LoRusso OpTiclogo std.png OpTic Gaming
USA Snake Bite Paul Duarte StKlogo std.png Shoot to Kill
USA Blaze Chris Chapon NBL Blogo std.png Noble Black
USA Dersky Sean Swidersky SQlogo std.png Status Quo
USA Enable Ian Wyatt SQlogo std.png Status Quo
USA Reliable Alan Montgomery Dynlogo std.png Dynasty
USA Twin Savior Joey Gargaro
USA Snip3down Eric Wrona Carbonlogo std.png Carbon
USA Destin Ryan Means Dynlogo std.png Dynasty
USA Ryanoob Ryan Geddes Logo std2.png Infamous
USA Neighbor Mason Cobb Str8logo std.png Str8 Rippin
USA Dersky Sean Swidersky SQlogo std.png Status Quo
USA Demon D Daniel Yakovleff Logo std2.png Trauma
USA TiZoXiC Joseph Capetillo Dynlogo std.png Dynasty
USA Heinz Richie Heinz Dynlogo std.png Dynasty
USA Soviet Dmitriy Gulyan FBlogo std.png Final Boss
USA Sypher Patrick Hynes FBlogo std.png Final Boss
USA Demon D Daniel Yakovleff Logo std2.png Trauma
USA Eli George Norberg Logo std2.png Antigravity
USA Gun_ShoT Logo std2.png Antigravity
USA SsSilent Logo std2.png Chilled Reality
USA NeXuS Dan Verhoff Ambushlogo std.png Ambush
USA MudVayne Jared Keenan Ambushlogo std.png Ambush
USA Joe Logo std2.png The Abusement Park
USA Perplexity Logo std2.png Rainbow Riders
USA B RizZzle
USA FrozenInShock
USA Hysteria Jacob Reiser TDlogo std.png Triggers Down
USA Rudy



ID Name Position
USA Mr. X Coach
USA Mazsik Jason Vaughn Coach

Tournament History

End Date Game Place Prize Event Players (Coach)
January 2-4 2015 Halo 2a logo.png A99th UGC St. Louis 2015 ManiacAPGLegitClutch
December 12-14 2014 Halo 2a logo.png A55th Iron Gaming Columbus 2014 ManiacAPGLethulLegit
November 2014 Halo 2a logo.png A11st ESL MCC Launch Invitational ManiacAPGFormalLethul
August 9-11 2013 Halo 4 logo.png A33rd AGL 9 Atlanta ManiacCloudAceRegicide
July 19-21 2013 Halo 4 logo.png A77 - 8th AGL 8 Knoxville ManiacCloudAssaultSnakeBite
June 7-9 2013 Halo 4 logo.png A77 - 8th AGL 7 Knoxville ManiacCloudBlazeLethul
May 11-12 2013 Halo 4 logo.png A22nd AGL 6 Pittsburgh ManiacCloudDerskyEnable
November 2-4 2012 Halo 4 logo.png A77 - 8th MLG Fall Championship 2012 ManiacCloudAssaultLethul
October 5-7 2012 Halo reach logo.png Z? AGL 2 Columbus ManiacClutchCloudDersky
March 23-25 2012 Halo reach logo.png A99 - 12th MLG Winter Championship 2012 ManiacReliableClutchTwin Savior
November 18-20th 2011 Halo reach logo.png A33rd MLG Providence Championships 2011 ManiacReliableCloudSnipedown
October 14-16th 2011 Halo reach logo.png B111th MLG Orlando 2011 ManiacReliableCloudSnipedown
August 26-28th 2011 Halo reach logo.png A33rd MLG Raleigh 2011 ManiacFormalDestinReliable
July 29-31st 2011 Halo reach logo.png A55th MLG Anaheim 2011 ManiacBlazeFormalRyanoob
June 3-5th 2011 Halo reach logo.png B313th MLG Columbus 2011 ManiacCloudClutchNeighbor
April 1-3 2011 Halo reach logo.png A33rd MLG Dallas 2011 ManiacAPGCloudClutch
November 5-7 2010 Halo 3 logo.png A55th MLG Dallas Championships 2010 Demon DManiacSnipedownTiZoxic
October 15-17th 2010 Halo 3 logo.png B111th MLG D.C. 2010 Demon DManiacSnipedownTiZoxic
August 27-29th 2010 Halo 3 logo.png A66th MLG Raleigh 2010 Demon DManiacHeinzSnipedown
June 4-6th 2010 Halo 3 logo.png A33rd MLG Columbus 2010 Demon DManiacAPGDestin
April 16-18th 2010 Halo 3 logo.png A55th MLG Orlando 2010 Demon DManiaca Pure GangsterDestin
January 8-10th 2010 Halo 3 logo.png A11st MLG Orlando Championships 2009 CloudDemon DManiacClutch
November 6-8th 2009 Halo 3 logo.png A55th MLG Anaheim 2009 CloudDemon DManiacClutch
August 28-30th 2009 Halo 3 logo.png A99th MLG Dallas 2009 CloudDemon DSovietManiac
June 5-7th 2009 Halo 3 logo.png A99th MLG Columbus 2009 CloudDemon DSovietManiac
April 3-5th 2009 Halo 3 logo.png A33rd MLG Meadowlands 2009 CloudClutchDemon DSypher
July 11-13th 2008 Halo 3 logo.png A99th MLG Orlando 2008 CloudSsSilentEliGun_Shot
June 13-15th 2008 Halo 3 logo.png A66th MLG San Diego 2008 CloudHeinzNexusSsSilent
April 11-13th 2008 Halo 3 logo.png A99th MLG Meadowlands 2008 CloudHeinzMudVayneNexus
October 12-14th 2007 Halo 2 logo.png B111th MLG Las Vegas 2007 CloudHysteriaJoePerplexity
September 21-23rd 2007 Halo 2 logo.png B414th MLG Orlando 2007 CloudHysteriaEliJoe
August 17-19th 2007 Halo 2 logo.png B414th MLG Chicago 2007 CloudFrozenInShockHysteriaB RizZzle
July 20-22nd 2007 Halo 2 logo.png B818th MLG Dallas 2007 CloudFrozenInShockHysteriaRudy

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