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Storm Ventures
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Location United States
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Created 2005
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Disbanded 2012
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Storm Ventures (SV) is a former professional Halo team, active during the 2005 and 2006 MLG seasons. It experienced a brief revival in 2012. Its most notable lineup consisted of Brett "Naded" Leonard, Brian "Legit" Rizzo, Ryan "Ramby" Mendez and Raymond "Poon" Soto.


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Storm Ventures burst onto the scene at MLG Philadelphia 2005 with a founding lineup of Ryan "Ramby" Mendez, Raymond "Poon" Soto, Sam "Samurai650" Suyeyasu and "MurfMan". They finished with a top 12 placing. SV returned at MLG Seattle with a revised lineup, having replaced Poon with Michael "Strongside" Cavanaugh. They finished 2nd at this event, though the competition was limited in comparison to most MLG events. SV's next event was MLG Los Angeles, with StrongSide replaced by Chris "TheSPFXmaN" Brubaker. They again finished in the top 12. Storm Ventures would not exist for the rest of the 2005 season, as Samurai would spend the remainder on XiT Woundz, MurfMan would attend an event on The Best Killers, and Ramby would sit out the final events of the season.

Storm Ventures returned for the first event of the 2006 season - MLG New York, with a new lineup. Ramby recruited original member Poon, Brian "Legit" Rizzo and a new face to the MLG scene, Brett "Naded" Leonard. At their first event, SV would fight out of the open bracket and place 5th as the 18th seed. They showed that this placing wasn't a fluke in Dallas, repeating it at the event. SV were met with unfortunate circumstances in Anaheim, faced against the 3rd seeded Carbon early in the Losers' Bracket. SV were defeated 3-2 by Carbon and took an uncharacteristic top 16 placing. They battled back in Chicago however, defeating Carbon twice and taking the juggernaut Final Boss team to 10 games in the finals en route to a 2nd place finish. They were brought back down to earth in Orlando, placing 6th again after losing to Final Boss and XiT Woundz. At the New York Playoffs, SV were again limited to 6th place, after losing to a revised Carbon lineup and being eliminated again by XiT Woundz. The season ended on a sour note for SV, as they failed to win a match on the MLG Las Vegas National Championship bracket and took 7th place.

In the 2007 season, the members of Storm Ventures would go their separate ways. Legit and Naded were recruited by top team Str8 Rippin, while Ramby would go on to form Redemption with other veteran players. Naded and Legit would eventually reunite with Ramby on team Perfect Storm.

Halo: Reach

Naded resurrected the Storm Ventures name (as simply SV) for the MLG Winter Championship 2012, recruiting three star FFA players as his teammates: Emanuel Hoaxer Lovejoy, Tony Kampy Kampy and "Titomatic". SV placed 13-16th at the event.


Player Roster


ID Name Next Team
USA Naded Brett Leonard TDlogo std.png Triggers Down
USA Hoaxer Emanuel Lovejoy
USA Kampy
USA Titomatic
USA Legit Brian Rizzo Str8logo std.png Str8 Rippin
USA Ramby Ryan Mendez Logo std2.png Redemption
USA Poon Raymond Soto
USA TheSPFXmaN Chris Brubaker
USA Samurai650 Sam Suyeyasu Logo std2.png XiT Woundz
USA MurfMan Logo std2.png The Best Killers
USA StrongSide Michael Cavanaugh EGlogo std.png Team EG

Tournament History

End Date Game Place Prize Event Players (Coach)
March 25, 2012 Halo reach logo.png B313 - 16th MLG Winter Championship 2012 NadedHoaxerKampyTitomatic
November 19, 2006 Halo 2 logo.png A77th MLG Las Vegas Championships 2006 RambyLegitNadedPoon
October 15, 2006 Halo 2 logo.png A66th MLG New York Playoffs 2006 RambyLegitNadedPoon
August 27, 2006 Halo 2 logo.png A66th MLG Orlando 2006 RambyLegitNadedPoon
July 23, 2006 Halo 2 logo.png A22nd MLG Chicago 2006 RambyLegitNadedPoon
June 25, 2006 Halo 2 logo.png B616th MLG Anaheim 2006 RambyLegitNadedPoon
May 21, 2006 Halo 2 logo.png A55th MLG Dallas 2006 RambyLegitNadedPoon
April 23, 2006 Halo 2 logo.png A66th MLG New York 2006 RambyLegitNadedPoon
October 16, 2005 Halo 2 logo.png A99 - 12th MLG Los Angeles 2005 MurfManRambySamurai650TheSPFXmaN
September 11, 2005 Halo 2 logo.png A22nd MLG Seattle 2005 MurfManRambySamurai650StrongSide
July 31, 2005 Halo 2 logo.png A99 - 12th MLG Philadelphia 2005 MurfManRambyPoonSamurai650




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