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COGnitive Gaming

COGnitive Gaming
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Team Information
LocationUnited States
Manager(s)David "Smugglinrum" Fry II
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COGnitive Gaming is an American eSports organization. It was one of the first organizations venturing into SMITE by picking up their first team in July 2013. It has since been home to several European, American, and Oceanic SMITE lineups, most notably the lineups of COGnitive Prime and COGnitive Red, which were leading teams in Season 1 before disbanding leading into Season 2. This article describes its main lineup, which has been dubbed COGnitive Prime. For the other teams, see COGnitive Red, COGnitive Forge and COGnitive EU.


Pre Launch

COGnitive Gaming was originally comprised of Shing, MLCst3alth, Allied, Kaeyoh and 0mega. MLCst3alth was eventually benched for not playing the game enough by Shing, and was replaced by Incontinentia. Kaeyoh later retired from competitive Smite. Allied, Incontinentia and Shing then founded SNIPE Gaming, with 0mega leaving at the same time.

Andinster then invited 0mega and MLCst3alth to his new team, whose other members were BaRRaCCuDDa and DaretoCare. For the remainder of pre-launch, COGnitive Gaming almost went undefeated, only losing to DownToFrag.

Season 1

COGnitive Gaming placed third during the Smite Launch Tournament, being defeated by Team Dignitas in the semifinals. They were almost defeated by SNIPE Gaming earlier in the tournament, but due to an unfortunate misplay, COGnitive Gaming eventually won that matchup.

Season 2

Spring Split

On February 15th, COGnitive Gaming signed their new roster, comprised of What's Kraken members.

Summer Split

On July 23rd, Meerkat and bchm parted ways with COGnitive. Meanwhile, Homiefe returned to the jungle, while Wubbn and Baskintodaface join as the new support and solo laner, respectively.[1]

In the Fall Relegations, COGnitive successfully defended their SPL spot against a freshly sponsored Noble eSports in a convincing 3-0 series, qualifying for the Fall Split.

Fall Split

On August 13th, only days before the start of the split, FaymousHate announced the team had been released by COGnitive Gaming.[2] It was later clarified by COGnitive's DeamonMachine that the roster had disbanded instead, leading to the contract release of the players.[3]

On the same day, a new roster was seen joining the in-game clan. It was then confirmed by COGnitive owner David Fry that this would be the new lineup.[4] This new roster, comprised of former Fat Chunks Assemble members Aror and Cabom, and veterans Meerkat, djpernicus, and TheBest. The season was spearheaded by djpernicus' Guan Yu and Ratatoskr picks, as well as TheBest's Hel. Finishing with a final record of 13-15, they qualified for the NA Super Regionals. Facing off against Cloud 9 in their first set, they were defeated 0:3, although all were very close games. In the months following, Meerkat and Cabom both left the team citing poor team chemistry, as well as their desires to play other roles. On January 23, 2016, the organization wound up without a roster and SPL spot as TheBest, Aror, and djpernicus joined Team Eager.


  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • July, COGnitive Gaming is formed.

Player Roster


ID Name Role Next Team
  djpernicus Cody Tyson Template:RoleSortNumber Jungle   Team Eager
  TheBest Jeremy Dailey Template:RoleSortNumber Mid   Team Eager
  Aror Max Jackson Template:RoleSortNumber Support   Team Eager
  Meerkat Tyler Jensen Template:RoleSortNumber Solo   Problem Solved
  Cabom Christian Dura Template:RoleSortNumber Hunter
  Baskintodaface Kim Woon-young (김운용) Template:RoleSortNumber Solo   Cloud9
  Homiefe Alexander D'Souza Template:RoleSortNumber Jungle   Denial eSports
  Hurriwind Tyler Whitney Template:RoleSortNumber Mid   Cloud9
  FaymousHate Damian Gudel Template:RoleSortNumber Hunter   Risky Behavior
  Wubbn Derek M. Gibson Jr. Template:RoleSortNumber Support   Risky Behavior
  bchm Benjamin Chmura Template:RoleSortNumber Jungle   Team SoloMid
  ScaryD Ronald Belair Template:RoleSortNumber Solo   Fat Chunks Assemble
  Jigz Connor Echols Template:RoleSortNumber Support   Team SoloMid
  Mask Suharab Askarzada Template:RoleSortNumber Jungle   Enemy
  BaRRaCCuDDa John Salter Template:RoleSortNumber Hunter   Cloud9
  MLCst3alth Brett Felley Template:RoleSortNumber Mid   Cloud9
  andinster Andrew Woodward Template:RoleSortNumber Jungler   Cloud9
  JeffHindla Rosario Vilardi Template:RoleSortNumber Support   Cloud9
  Omegatron Ryan Johnson Template:RoleSortNumber Solo   Cloud9
  DaretoCare Brendan Daniels Template:RoleSortNumber Support   Team Dignitas
  Eonic Sinjin Thorpe Template:RoleSortNumber Support   COGnitive Red
  Shing Alexander Rosa Template:RoleSortNumber Jungle   SNIPE Gaming
  Allied David Hance Template:RoleSortNumber Hunter   SNIPE Gaming
  Kaeyoh Kurt Ocher Template:RoleSortNumber Hunter   Retired
  Jjaja Template:RoleSortNumber Support   Retired
  Incontinentia Riley Unzelman Template:RoleSortNumber Mid   SNIPE Gaming


ID Name Position
  Smugglinrum David Fry II Template:RoleSortNumber Manager

Team Achievements

Date Place Event Roster Winnings
2015-11-22 A66th   Season 2 NA Regionals MeerkatdjpernicusTheBestCabomAror $24,000
2015-10-25 A66th   SPL Season 2 NA Fall Split MeerkatdjpernicusTheBestCabomAror Qualified for S2 NA Regionals
2015-09-20 A55 - 6th   Cognitive Gaming Invitational MeerkatdjpernicusTheBestCabomAror $1,000
2015-08-01 I1Q   SPL Season 2 NA Fall Relegations BaskintodafaceHomiefeHurriwindFaymousHateWubbn Qualified for Fall Split
2015-06-28 A77th   SPL Season 2 NA Summer Split MeerkatbchmHurriwindFaymousHateHomiefe $11,500
2015-05-02 I1Q SPL Season 2 NA Summer Qualifiers MeerkatHomiefeHurriwindFaymousHateJigz Qualified for Summer Split
2015-04-05 A55th   SPL Season 2 NA Spring Split MeerkatMaskHurriwindFaymousHateJigz $3,250
2015-01-11 A11st   SMITE World Championship 2015 OmegatronandinsterMLCst3althBaRRaCCuDDaJeffHindla $1,306,130
2014-11-23 A22nd   SPL Season 1 NA Regional Championship OmegatronandinsterMLCst3althBaRRaCCuDDaJeffHindla $10,000
2014-10-05 A22nd   SMITE Pro League NA Season 1 OmegatronandinsterMLCst3althBaRRaCCuDDaJeffHindla
2014-08-09 A33 - 4th   SMITE Pro League NA Kick-Off LAN OmegatronandinsterMLCst3althBaRRaCCuDDaJeffHindla $6,250
2014-03-30 A33rd   SMITE Launch Tournament OmegatronandinsterMLCSt3althBaRRaCCuDDaDaretoCare $30,507
2013-09-02 A33rd   PAX Prime OmegaShingMLCst3althKaeyohAllied $3,000

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