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Denial eSports

Denial eSports
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Team Information
LocationUnited States
Manager(s)Robby "ringokid" Ringnalda
Team CaptainErich "Shadowq" Grabowski
Micro Center
Scuf Gaming
Anthrax eSports
CreatedJun 2013
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Founded in 2013, Denial eSports is an American gaming organization. It is home to teams in SMITE, Call of Duty, Halo, DOTA as well as CS:GO. Robby "ringokid" Ringnalda is the company's CEO. Denial was one of the first organizations active in the SMITE scene of 2013.


Pre Launch

In 2013, Denial housed both a North American and and a European lineup. The bulk of the EU lineup around QvoFred would eventually get picked up by Team SoloMid while the American team slowly disbanded in the months following the SMITE Launch Tournament.

Season 2

Spring Split

In February 2015 during the SPL Season 2 NA Spring Qualifiers, Denial eSports returned to its SMITE roots with the signing of the American Five Angry Men roster around the team captain Macetodaface.[1] After finishing 4th in the Spring Split, solo laner TheBest and hunter madmanmarc22 decided to step down from their positions. This led to the acquisition of Baskinrobin and BronxBombers to fill their roles.

Summer Split

Denial remained in the pro league during the SPL Season 2 NA Summer, placing fourth overall after a tiebreaker with Team Eager.

After SPL Season 2 NA Summer, Rushed announced roster changes including Baskinrobin leaving for personal reasons, and BronxBombers being confirmed as the starting hunter over Madmanmarc22 who had been subbed in towards the end of the season.[2]

Fall Split

On August 16th 2015, Rushed confirmed the rumors that Whalrus had joined the team as its new solo laner.[3] After finishing seventh in the Fall Split, the entire roster except Whalrus joined XGN to play in the competitive Xbox scene, replacing the existing roster in its entirety after a several-day-long dispute, bringing Enemy's coach draylo to fill in for Whalrus. This lineup remained until the MLG Pro League Championship, where they would compete in the SWC 2016 Xbox One Invitational with PolarBearMike replacing draylo due to roster technical issues. They were eventually defeated by Team Orbit in the Open Bracket stage, resulting in a sixth-seventh place finish.

Following the SWC, draylo and the rest of XGN parted ways, with draylo returning to Enemy and the remainder of XGN returning to Denial. On January 25, Homiefe left Denial to join Problem Solved and five days later, Denial acquired Adjust, Enemy's former jungler. However, Enemy eSports had suffered a breakdown, and many members would join Denial as a result. Vetium would take BronxBombers's place, Benj1 would take Whalrus's, draylo would become the new coach, and most interesting of all, Masked would replace Adjust, who left the team instantly, marking the second time Masked had replaced him on different teams.

The roster changes would continue with Macetodaface announcing he put his commitments to SMITE on hold as he transitioned into the substitute role, and Masked leaving for Team EnVyUs. Macetodaface would be filled in by Xenotronics and Masked by Skeeledon.


  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013

Player Roster


ID Name Role
  Benj1 Ben McKinzey Template:RoleSortNumber Solo
  Masked Suharab Askarzada Template:RoleSortNumber Jungle
  Xenotronics Nathan Hewitt Template:RoleSortNumber Mid
  Vetium Conor Roberts Template:RoleSortNumber Hunter
  Shadowq Erich Grabowski Template:RoleSortNumber Support
  Awesome2daMax Max Ayazi Template:RoleSortNumber Sub

Temporary Subs

ID Name Role Replacing Tournament
  BennyXD Jungle   Adjust Season 3 NA SPL Spring Relegations


ID Name Role Next Team
  Whalrus Mark Maloney Template:RoleSortNumber Sub/Solo   The Randozos
  Skeeledon David Dougherty Template:RoleSortNumber Jungle   The Randozos
  Macetodaface Chris Grabowski Template:RoleSortNumber Mid
  Masked Suharab Askarzada Template:RoleSortNumber Jungle   Team EnVyUs
  Adjust Jared Deline Template:RoleSortNumber Jungle   Most Wanted eSports
  BronxBombers Zach Morgan Template:RoleSortNumber Hunter
  Homiefe Alexander D'Souza Template:RoleSortNumber Jungle   Problem Solved
  Shing Alex Rosa Template:RoleSortNumber Jungle   Release Gaming
  madmanmarc22 Marc Rothman Template:RoleSortNumber Hunter   Team Hopeful
  Baskinrobin Kim Woon-young (김운용) Template:RoleSortNumber Solo   COGnitive Gaming
  TheBest Jeremy Dailey Template:RoleSortNumber Solo   COGnitive Gaming
  PainDeViande Louis-Phillippe Geoffrion Template:RoleSortNumber Hunter   Legion of Carrots
  Rushed Sėbastien Beaulieu Template:RoleSortNumber Solo   Coach
  Macetodaface Chris Grabowski Template:RoleSortNumber Mid   Five Angry Men
  JeffHindla Rosario Vilardi Template:RoleSortNumber Support   COGnitive Gaming
  PonPonULALA Daniel Cooper Template:RoleSortNumber Jungle   Retired
  NexusAngel Template:RoleSortNumber Jungle   Retired



ID Name Position
  ringokid Robby Ringnalda Managing Director
  draylo Mark Ramsey Template:RoleSortNumber Coach


ID Name Position Next Team
  Rushed Sébastien Beaulieu Coach

Team Achievements

Date Place Event Roster Winnings
2016-03-06 I1NQ   Season 3 NA SPL Spring Relegations WhalrusBennyXDMacetodafaceXenotronicsShadowq
2015-10-25 A77th   SPL Season 2 NA Fall Split WhalrusSikandaraMacetodafaceBronxBombersShadowq $23,000
2015-06-28 A44th   SPL Season 2 NA Summer Split BaskintodafaceShingMacetodafacemadmanmarc22Shadowq $13,000
2015-04-05 A44th   SPL Season 2 NA Spring TheBestShingMacetodafacemadmanmarc22Shadowq $3,500
2014-03-30 A55 - 8th   SMITE Launch Tournament RushedPonPonULALAMacetodafacePainDeViandeJeffHindla $4,350
2013-09-02 A22nd   PAX Prime 2013 RushedPonPonULALAMacetodafacePainDeViandeJeffHindla $4,500

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