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Status Quo

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)
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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   FlamesworD Michael Chaves
2018   Neighbor Mason Cobb
2018   Ace Aaron Elam
2018   Assault Clete LoRusso


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

Team Achievements

End Date Game Place Prize Event Players (Coach)
March 17 2019   A44th HCS Invitational FlamesworDNeighborAceAssualt
November 29-December 2 2013   A11st Insomnia50 FlameswordEnableSepticJimbossity
July 19-21 2013   A33rd AGL 8 Knoxville FlameswordEnableBest ManNeighbor
June 22-23 2013   A44th UMG Chicago 2013 FlameswordEnableAceDersky
June 7-9 2013   A22nd AGL 7 Knoxville FlameswordEnableAceDersky
March 12-14 2013   A44th AGL 5 Nashville FlameswordEnableA Pure GangsterSnakeBite
January 25-27 2013   A55th AGL 3 Chicago FlameswordEnableFearitSelfVictory X
November 2-4 2012   A33rd MLG Fall Championship 2012 FlameswordEnableSnakeBiteRoyal 2
August 3-5 2012   A11st AGL 1 Chicago FlameswordEnableSnakeBiteRoy
March 23-25 2012   A55th MLG Columbus 2012 FlameswordEnableRoyal 2SnakeBite
November 18-20 2011   A77th MLG Providence 2011 FlameswordAceAssaultEnable
October 14-16 2011   A44th MLG Orlando 2011 FlameswordAceAssaultEnable
August 26-28 2011   A55th MLG Raleigh 2011 FlameswordAceAssaultEnable
July 29-31 2011   A22nd MLG Anaheim 2011 FlameswordAceAssaultEnable
June 3-5 2011   A77th MLG Columbus 2011 FlameswordAceAssaultEnable
April 1-3 2011   A11st MLG Dallas 2011 FlameswordAceAssaultEnable
November 5-7 2010   A22nd MLG Dallas 2010 FlameswordAceAssaultEnableTsquared
October 15-17 2010   A77th MLG D.C. 2010 FlameswordAceAssaultEnable
August 27-29 2010   A44th MLG Raleigh 2010 FlameswordAceAssaultEnable
June 4-6 2010   A44th MLG Columbus 2010 FlameswordAceAssaultEnable
April 16-18 2010   A44th MLG Orlando 2010 FlameswordAceAssaultEnable
January 8-10 2009   A99th MLG Orlando 2009 FlameswordTotzAceLegendPimps
November 6-8 2009   A88th MLG Anaheim 2009 FlameswordTotzAceLegendPimps
August 28-30 2009   B010th MLG Dallas 2009 FlameswordTotzAceClutch
June 5-7 2009   A77th MLG Columbus 2009 FlameswordTotzAceStrongside
April 3-5 2009   A77th MLG Meadowlands 2009 FlameswordTotzAceStrongside
October 3-5 2008   A88th MLG Dallas 2008 FlameswordSlyElumniteTotz
August 22-24 2008   B212th MLG Toronto 2008 FlameswordSlyElumniteTotz
July 11-13 2008   C121st MLG Orlando 2008 FlameswordProlificSlyElumnite
June 13-15 2008   C020th MLG San Diego 2008 BrakeFlameswordProlificPilez
April 11-13 2008   B818th MLG Meadowlands 2008 BrakeFlameswordProlificS1y Fox

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