|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.
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.
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.
On February 15th, COGnitive Gaming signed their new roster, comprised of What's Kraken members.
On August 13th, only days before the start of the split, FaymousHate announced the team had been released by COGnitive Gaming. It was later clarified by COGnitive's DeamonMachine that the roster had disbanded instead, leading to the contract release of the players.
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. 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.
- January 28th, COGnitive Prime and COGnitive Red released. MLCSt3alth, Omega, Andinster, BaRRaCCuDDa, and JeffHindla leave.
- February 15th, What's Kraken roster acquired. Jigz, FaymousHate, Hurriwind, Mask, and Meerkat join.
- April 7th, Mask is banned from competitive play for one year.
- April 8th, Homiefe joins as the team's new Jungler.
- May 20th, Jigz leaves. bchm joins. Hurriwind to solo, Meerkat to mid, Homiefe to support.
- May 27th, Hurriwind to mid, Meerkat to solo.
- July 23rd, Meerkat and bchm leave. Homiefe moves to jungle. Baskintodaface joins as solo and Wubbn joins as support.
- August 13th, Roster disbands. Baskinrobin, Homiefe, Hurriwind, FaymousHate, and Wubbn leave.
- August 14th, Roster formed. Meerkat, djpernicus, TheBest, Cabom, and Aror join.
- November 23rd, Cabom and Meerkat leave.
- July, COGnitive Gaming is formed.
|djpernicus||Cody Tyson||Jungle||Team Eager|
|TheBest||Jeremy Dailey||Mid||Team Eager|
|Aror||Max Jackson||Support||Team Eager|
|Meerkat||Tyler Jensen||Solo||Problem Solved|
|Baskintodaface||Kim Woon-young (김운용)||Solo||Cloud9|
|Homiefe||Alexander D'Souza||Jungle||Denial eSports|
|FaymousHate||Damian Gudel||Hunter||Risky Behavior|
|Wubbn||Derek M. Gibson Jr.||Support||Risky Behavior|
|bchm||Benjamin Chmura||Jungle||Team SoloMid|
|ScaryD||Ronald Belair||Solo||Fat Chunks Assemble|
|Jigz||Connor Echols||Support||Team SoloMid|
|DaretoCare||Brendan Daniels||Support||Team Dignitas|
|Eonic||Sinjin Thorpe||Support||COGnitive Red|
|Shing||Alexander Rosa||Jungle||SNIPE Gaming|
|Allied||David Hance||Hunter||SNIPE Gaming|
|Incontinentia||Riley Unzelman||Mid||SNIPE Gaming|
|Smugglinrum||David Fry II||Manager|