• Shandall "Sneaky" Thomas

    Shandall "Sneaky" Thomas has been a short time Gears of War pro with his earliest event happening at the 2018 GPC New York Fall Regionals. Before entering the professional gaming scene, Sneaky ran track at Illinois State University where he earned All-Valley honors at the Missouri Valley Conference Championships in the 60-meter dash as he finished second with a time of 6.75.

    Accomplishments

    Top 6 finish at the 2018 GPC New Orleans Open

    Top 6 finish at the 2017 GPC New York Fall Regionals

  • Ryan "Hesi" Taghipour

    Hesi started by playing public matches and ranking up during Gears of War 3. He started getting into the competitive scene by joining the Underground community. After Gears of War 3, His original name was "Hesitates", but "the people that I played with felt that it was to long to say so everybody started calling me "Hesi". From there on I kept it and made it my actual tag."

    Accomplishments

    Top 6 finish at the 2018 GPC New Orleans Open

    Top 8 finish at the 2018 GPC Mexico City Open

  • Jeffrey "Xclu5ive" Ponce

    When Xclu5ive received his Xbox 360 in 2006, Gears of War was the only game he had. He started playing all the time and hasn't stopped since. Towards the ending of Gears of War 1, he got into GameBattles with some of the EU players he met through ranked. At the time, he was unfamiliar with the site, but over time he started playing more and played non stop on the site in Gears of War 2.

    Accomplishments

    Top 6 finish at the 2018 GPC New York Fall Regionals

    Top 6 finish at the 2018 GPC New Orleans Open

  • Kevin "FireArm" Teran

    Debuting with FireNIce esports in April 2017, "Firearm" as quickly become one of the more underrated players in all of the Gears of War Pro scene. With stops at organizations such as eRa Eternity and World Best Gaming, Firearm matched his best LAN placing as a late addition to the #ElevateGears team

    Accomplishments

    Top 6 finish at the 2018 GPC New Orleans Open

    4th place finish in the Gears of War Devastation League

  • Pedro "Zenun" Nunez

    Pedro "Zenun" Nunez began playing Gears of War at the age of 8 thanks in part to his Uncle while visiting his grandmother. It wasn't until September 2016 that Zenun discovered the esports scene of Gears and ever since he's been grinding to get to the top, though admittedly his favorite game is FIFA.

    Accomplishments

    3rd place finish at the 2018 GPC California Fall Regionals

    Top 6 placing at the 2018 GPC Mexico City Open

  • Kristopher "Vora" Clase

    Kristopher "Vora" Clase is the current head coach of #ElevateGears. Aside from coaching, Vora has also seen action as a usual substitute in the MLG 2k series