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Team Allegiance

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Team Allegiance
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Team information
Region North America
Location United States
Coaches Phillip "Coach Phil" Jones
Manager Connor "InStiiNcT" Hall
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Sponsor(s) eSports Booth
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Facebook allegianceesports/
Twitter TeamAllegiance
Esportspedia Network: SMITE
Created October 2015
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Team Allegiance (formerly Allegiance eSports) is an American esports organization that fields teams in Halo 5: Guardians and Smite. It was founded in October 2015 by Connor "InStiiNcT" Hall.[1]

Halo History

Halo 5

Halo World Championship 2016

Allegiance eSports announced its first esports team on October 25, 2015, a Halo team composed of Brett "Naded" Leonard, Cory "Str8 SicK" Sloss, Faisal "Goofy" Khan and Visal "eL TowN" Mohanan.[2] This roster would not last very long however, as on December 6th, they announced the release of Goofy and Str8 SicK and the acquisition of Ayden "Suspector" Hill[3] and Carlos "Cratos" Ayala.[4]

Allegiance finished 1st in the second online NA Qualifier, the first tournament win in any game for the new organization. Two weeks later, they finished 1st in the fourth qualifier, becoming the first team to win two. After the five qualifiers, Allegiance emerged as the #1 seed with the highest average placing, and as one of few teams to play in all five qualifiers with the same roster. At the X Games Aspen 2016 invitational, Allegiance proved their online success was not a fluke, as they dominated Renegades in two separate series, defeated Team Liquid and Epsilon eSports, and took two games off of Evil Geniuses in a close series on their way to a third place finish and a Bronze Medal. At the NA Regionals, Allegiance came out strong, going 3-0 in the group stage, clinching a spot at Halo World Championship 2016. In the bracket, Allegiance had a relatively easy time ousting Noble eSports, but hit a roadblock against 11th seeded Denial eSports. Denial, fresh off upsetting Team EnVyUs and Team Liquid earlier in the tournament, would take the series against Allegiance in 7 games, ending their night with another top 4 finish.

At Worlds, Allegiance started off rocky, losing 3-0 to Team Liquid in group stage. They managed to advance from their pool, defeating Chosen Squad and exceL eSports, and kicked off bracket play with a comeback win over Renegades, who were up 2-0 in the series before Allegiance won the final 3 games of the series. In the second round, Allegiance defeated Team eLevate 4-2, earning a spot in the finals against Counter Logic Gaming. CLG swept ALG 4-0 in the finals, ending Allegiance's night with a 2nd place $500,000 finish.

On March 22nd, Cratos announced on social media that he was looking for a team for the Pro League, suggesting that he has entered free agency. Later that night, it was announced that Suspector was leaving Allegiance to join Evil Geniuses.[5] The next day, org manager InStiiNcT confirmed in a forum post that Naded and Cratos were no longer a part of the organization and that he was moving forward with eL TowN. InStiiNcT also shed some light on the contract specifics for the team during the Halo World Championship 2016 season.[6] Despite InStiiNcT's intentions to move forward with eL TowN, the final remaining Allegiance member confirmed his departure from the organization on April 5th.[7]

Pro League

On April 22nd, 2016, Team Allegiance announced its new roster, featuring a returning Goofy alongside Ryan "Ryanoob" Geddes, Cody "ContrA" Szczodrowski and Devon "PreDevoNatoR" Layton.[8]. The new roster's first event was the Summer Qualifier, where they went 2-0 in their pool, defeating Soul eSports Red 3-0 and Team EnVyUs 4-1 to qualify for the HCS Pro League.


  • 2016
  • 2015

Player Roster


ID Name Position
USA Ryanoob Ryan Geddes Player
USA PreDevoNator Devon Layton Player
USA Goofy Faisal Khan Player
USA ContrA Cody Szczodrowski Player


ID Name Next Team
USA eL TowN Visal Mohanan NVlogo std.png Team EnVyUs
USA Cratos Carlos Ayala E6logo std.png Enigma6 Group
USA Naded Brett Leonard OpTiclogo std.png OpTic Gaming
USA Suspector Ayden Hill EGlogo std.png Evil Geniuses
USA Str8 SicK Cory Sloss ELvlogo std.png Team eLevate



ID Name Position
USA InStiiNcT Connor Hall President/General Manager

Tournament History

End Date Game Place Prize Event Players (Coach)
May 8, 2016 Halo 5 logo.png A11st - HCS Pro League Summer Qualifier 2016 - Group B ContrAPreDevoNatoRGoofyRyanoobCoach Phil
March 20, 2016 Halo 5 logo.png A22nd $500,000 Halo World Championship 2016 NadedeL TowNSuspectorCratos
February 21, 2016 Halo 5 logo.png A33 - 4th $5,000 HWC NA Regional Finals 2016 NadedeL TowNSuspectorCratos
January 30, 2016 Halo 5 logo.png A33rd Bronze.png $5,000 X Games Aspen 2016 NadedeL TowNSuspectorCratos



Highlight Videos


See Also


External Links


  1. CHInStiiNcT's Tweet
  2. 2.0 2.1 Allegiance eSports' Tweet
  3. 3.0 3.1 Allegiance eSports' Tweet
  4. 4.0 4.1 Allegiance eSports' Tweet
  5. EG Welcomes Suspector to Halo Division -
  6. InStiiNcT's post -
  7. 7.0 7.1 " eL TowN's Tweet -
  8. 8.0 8.1 Team Allegiance's tweet -
  9. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Cratos.2FNaded_Leave