Liquid'Halo: Roster shuffles and X-GAMES Aspen

January 27 2016
The dust has settled on the biggest roster shuffle since the announcement of Halo 5. Rosters locked for the Halo Championship Series and the Halo World Championships last Sunday and everyone wanted to make sure they were on the right team to compete for the $2 million prize pool.

During all the chaos, Team Liquid were forced to make some moves of their own. On our side, we have parted ways with Ninja and picked up APG and Heinz, both from EnVyUs. Chig will be taking a step back from competitive Halo, but will stick by Team Liquid, handling the management side of things. On top of that, we've been practicing for the ESPN X-Games which takes place January the 28th to the 31st. It's been frenetic, but we're ready.

"The past few weeks have been a hectic time for Liquid'Halo. Initially losing Chig from the starting roster and taking a step back to help with the management side of the team was a huge loss because of the caliber of player Chig was and the leadership he brought to the team. Since then we have been trying out numerous teammates including a notable mention Hysteria who played with us for two weeks. Ultimately we felt it was time to make a bigger change for the betterment of the whole team and release Tyler "Ninja" Blevins from the roster and sign Bradley "APG" Laws and Richie "Heinz" Heinz. Both of which have a long history of performing at a high level and making teams more competitive over time. For Liquid'Halo as a whole we felt the bigger roster change was necessary to succeed at the Halo World Championships.

Again, I would like to thank Jacob (Hysteria) for playing with our team in the interim but also a huge thanks to Tyler (Ninja) who has become a great friend to not only myself but also the organization. There are many things that Tyler has done for us to succeed in the Halo space and an organizational space that we will never be able to repay him, but we wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors and look forward to seeing him at future Halo tournaments."

-Caleb Anderson, Liquid'Halo Manager


"With the recent split in the Team Liquid Halo squad, I have decided to take the opportunity to begin the pursuit of other life goals. Team Liquid is the best gaming organization that I have been a part of, so I'm also happy say that I'll be sticking around with the management side of things, working with the new Halo team, and being a streamer/personality for Team Liquid."
- Kyle "Chig" Lawson



Bradley "APG" Laws


APG started back in 2006 with his first major event being MLG Chicago. Falling short of his goals, placing outside top 32, APG continued to push for greatness. Halo: Reach in 2011 is where he started to make his mark, landing on viscous teams like Believe The Hype, Denial, and Infamous. Since then, he's had consistent high placings near the end of Halo 3 and has continued to improve, placing top 3 in all HCS finals in Halo 2: Anniversary.


Richie "Heinz" Heinz


Heinz has a similar story, with a history of winning multiple LANs in a row. He placed top 32 at his first event in 2007's MLG Dallas and things only got better from there. With a past that involved legendary teams Triggers Down, Dynasty, and even new titans like Denial and CLG, Heinz hasn't placed outside of top 8 in a major LAN since MLG Dallas in April of 2011.


Liquid at the X-Games: Jan. 28 - 31


With this new roster, we bring a lot of experience to the team. X Games Aspen this weekend (1/28 – 1/31) will be the new team's first major LAN together. The squad showed a lot of promise in the 5th online qualifier for the HWC this weekend with stellar individual play and vastly improved communication. If they can put together a good run at the X Games this weekend it will be a thrilling event for sure for all the Liquid fans. Regardless, it will be a great opportunity to watch the team come together.

Vote for your favorite Liquid All-Star!


Attention Halo fans! This Sunday, January 31, ESPN X Games and Xbox are hosting an All Star Match as part of the Halo World Championship Tour: X Games Aspen Invitational 2016. This is your chance to see 8 of your favorite Halo players team up and compete LIVE! You can vote for up to 8 players below with the results & teams being revealed in our broadcast coverage live from Aspen! Voting ends Saturday, January 30th at 12:00 PM (MST).
- Major League Gaming


You can check all the X-games coverage at twitch.tv/halo and make sure to vote for Ace, APG, Heinz, and UnLegit in the all star voting here:


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