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Halo: The Master Chief Collection $10,000 gamescom showdown teams and rules

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With gamescom only a couple of days away and with it the start of the Halo: The Master Chief Collection gamescom showdown, we’re pleased to be able to announce the four teams who’ll be attending in order to compete for the massive US$10,000 prize pool.

Joining us at the tournament will be:
TCM Gaming
VwS Gaming
Team Vibe
Reason to Choke
Read on to find out more about these teams.

TCM Gaming

  • Andrew “Ramirez” Corrigan (UK)
  • Perry “TuFoxy” Kenyon (UK)
  • Max “Riotz” Cottle (UK)
  • Jake “Chalkie” White (UK)
Officially formed with ex-MLG pros Riotz and Ramirez around the time of Halo 4’s release, TCM Gaming has won over 30 European events between its members over the course of several years. Its members have also represented a number of other professional gaming organizations including Fnatic, SK Gaming and Dignitas.

Team accolades:
- Riotz and Ramirez regularly place in the top 16 at the events they participate in, and took 13th place at MLG Providence
- Winner of multiple EGLs, ECLs, Insomnias and ReflexGTs

VwS Gaming

  • Xavier “Xavi” Spiller Cameron (UK)
  • Alex “Buk 20” Buck (UK)
  • Will “Buk 57” Buck (UK)
  • Harry “Lethal” Thomas (UK)
VwS started out as a community-focused Halo clan in 2009, and is now a fully-fledged media hub and eSports organization. Following the announcement of the Halo tournament at gamescom, the VwS Gaming team was formed with rising Halo 4 star Xavi, most decorated European Halo professional of all time Lethal and the talented Buk twins.

Team accolades:
- Xavi - Sixth place at i49, second place at LANinc, third place at i50 and second place at i51
- Buk 20 - One of the first salaried European Halo players, fifth place at MLG Nashville Halo 3 Combine, tenth place at MLG Raleigh 2010 National Championships, first place at i37, i38, EGL1, second place at EGL2 and first place at the LVP.es finals
- Buk 57 - One of the first salaried European Halo players, fifth place at MLG Nashville Halo 3 Combine, tenth place at MLG Raleigh 2010 National Championships, first place at i37, i38, EGL1, second place at EGL2 and first place at the LVP.es finals
- Lethal - Almost too many to list! Has won every major individual Halo 1 tournament for FFA and 1on1 in Europe as well as some 2on2 and 4on4 wins. Also went undefeated in Halo 2 for 4on4 as well as earning some major FFA tournament wins. Has achieved multiple top placements for Halo 3 FFA and 4on4 as well as having competed in multiple other gaming titles with tournament wins

Team Vibe

  • Rob “Septic” Singleton (UK)
  • Glenn “Hybrid” Doornenball (The Netherlands)
  • Kim André “Zyruz” Stokkeland (Norway)
  • Aled “Brightside” Williams (UK)
With all four players having been together since the creation of the Team Vibe brand in the early 2013, this tight-knit team have had some great achievements in the European Halo scene. Long-time coach and manager Brightside is returning to the field for this tournament as Fragby is unable to make it to gamescom, but the team will no doubt still give it their all.

Team accolades:
- Septic - Third place at the Reflex GT Winter Championships, first place EGL9, first place at i50, Halo 4 Global Championship finalist (top 64)
- Hybrid - Multiple top three finishes at Reflex GT events, first place at EGL9, Halo 4 Global Championships finalist (top 64).
- Zyruz - Second place at Reflex GT 4, third place at Reflex GT Winter Championships, first place at EGL9, Halo 4 Global Championship finalist (top 32)
- Brightside - Placed top six at EGL3 for his second event, gaining a personal sponsorship with Scuf Gaming shortly after, before taking a break from playing to coach

Reason to Choke

  • André “ElemenT” Schulze (Germany)
  • Jan “Dukey” Pförtner (Germany)
  • Michael “cRank” Lorenz (Germany)
  • Marco “TuLaShock” Guzy (Poland)
With the same lineup since 2010, Reason to Choke met in the European Halo community and have been playing together ever since. Most recently finishing sixth in Reflex GT 8 in Amsterdam, the team had been taking a break, but have now been tempted back into the scene by Halo 2: Anniversary.

Team accolades:
- ElemenT - First place at the WCG National 2008 as well as a top eight placement at EGL2 and Reflex GT 8
- Dukey - Second place at Meegaa LAN 2011’s Halo: Reach 4on4 tournament, second place at SpielQuadrat’s Halo: Reach 4on4 and a first place at the CSL 1v1 EU Cup
- cRank - First place in the CSL 4on4 premium cup and first place in the Meegaa LAN 4on4
- TuLaShock - Top eight at LLL Halo: Reach FFA, first at Meegaa LAN 2011 Halo: Reach FFA, first at Meegaa LAN 2011 Halo: Reach 2on2

Tournament rules

For full qualifier rules including a list of games modes, head over to the main Halo landing page.

For more information about Halo: The Master Chief Edition and Halo 2: Anniversary at gamescom, be sure to check out our Halo landing page, and go here to find out how you can take part or get involved at home.