They say wild wolves never sleep when they're too busy winning events. While the former may not be exactly true, the latter sure is! Our #Wolfpack has had a busy few weeks, making moves at both the iBUYPOWER Gamefest as well as the ECS Season 4 Dev League Qualifier.
The iBUYPOWER Gamefest took place from August 12 to the 13th and slammed a pretty nice $10,000 bag of money on the table as a prize pool. Our boys sped through the group stages, winning 2-0 against Plant-it and "Upsetti Spaghetti", to make it straight into the Playoffs. In the Playoffs, we continued our Demolition Derby and took down Rest in Paradise, Tempo Storm and fREAKAZOID's "Swole Patrol" to win the hot $5,000 slice of the pie.
Moving on to the ECS Development League Qualifier, the same story continued. Our Wolves feasted on Gale Force Esports, Down To Frag and Adaptation to qualify for the NA Development League alongside fellow team District 7. This means that from the 19th to the 20th, we will be playing in the official Development League with a chance to move into the ECS Season 4 Promotion League and eventually, ECS Season 4.
Wish us luck (and maybe howl at the moon with us a few times) as we trudge on through the jungle of professional CS:GO and make ourselves heard. Until next time, stay beautiful #WolfPack!
Written by @H3nleYCSGO
It is with heavy hearts that Denial Esports parts ways with the Denial Rocket League team, comprising of Treyven “Lethamyr” Robataille, Gabriel “CorruptedG” Vallozzi, Kais “Sadjunior” Zehri, and coach Stephen “Fireworks” Swims-Fuleihan.
Denial Esports’ Rocket League division began in late February by acquiring eQuinox, along with Jake “JWismont” Wismont as a substitute. Together, the team qualified for RLCS Season 3, beating out Whiff Wizards, Eggplant, and Spectrum to make the Top 8. There, they ended the regular season with a 3-4 record, barely squeaking into the Regional Playoffs, where they upset G2 Esports to qualify for the Global LAN Finals at North America’s 4th Seed following losses to Atelier (now Rogue) and Selfless.
At the RLCS Season 3 Global LAN Finals, Denial suffered a heartbreaking round one loss against Alpha Sydney, only to bounce back and defeat Selfless to progress in the bracket, only to be eliminated by the eventual champs Northern Gaming, finishing Top 8 in the world. Shortly after, JWismont left the roster in pursuit of an active player position for RLCS Season 4.
CorruptedG and Sadjunior have formed a team with Brandon “Lachinio” Lachin under the Myth Gaming organization, while Lethamyr and JWismont have formed a team with Jason “Klassux” Klass under the Genesis banner. We wish all our former players the best in their future endeavors.
Written by: Darin "Shr3d" O'Meara
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With the regular season and playoffs over for the Rocket League Championship Series, Denial Rocket League sets their sights on the title after upsetting G2 Esports 4-3 in the NA Regional Quaterfinals. With the victory, Denial Esports qualified for the LAN finals, which will be held in Los Angeles, CA from June 2-June 4.
Denial Esports, comprised of Gabriel “CorruptedG” Vallozzi, Treyven "Lethamyr" Robitaille, and Kais “Sadjunior” Zehri, finished the regular season with a 3-4 record, barely giving them a chance to qualify for the LAN finals after winning the tiebreaker over Take 3, entering the NA Regional bracket at the sixth seed against third seeded G2 Esports.
G2 Esports is widely regarded as one of the top squads in NA, meaning Denial had an uphill battle as the underdog from the start. G2’s roster of Cameron “Kronovi” Bills, Dillon “Rizzo” Rizzo, and Jacob “JKnaps” Knapman had been around the RL scene from the beginning, and were heavily praised for their smart and tactical team plays.
On May 6, 2017, the two teams faced off. Denial took a quick 2-0 lead in the best of seven with two 4-1 victories, shutting down all of G2’s attempts at passing plays and capitalizing on any mistake G2 would offer up. G2 mustered a 4-1 victory, and then a 2-0 victory to put the series at a 2-2 scoreline. Game five was tighter than the rest, an Overtime brawl resulting in a 4-3 victory for Denial after a game winning goal from Zehri. With Denial on match point, G2 tied the series once again in dominating fashion with a 4-0 game win. With a spot at the finals hinging on one final game, Denial took a 3-0 victory, sending them to Los Angeles to compete with the best of the best.
Denial continued through the bracket, but were unable to scrape together another series win, taking losses to Atelier 1-4 and losing a close third place decider 3-4 to Selfless, netting them the fourth seed in North America and putting them in position to play against Oceania’s first seed, Alpha Sydney.
Denial’s performance in the playoff bracket was stronger than anyone had seen before, making up for their 3-4 regular season. It seems their offensive issues have been all but completely fixed after high scoring performances against G2 through all aspects of offense. However, if they plan to make a deep run in the tournament, they must maintain this high level of offensive pressure. Denial averaged less than two goals per game during the regular season, taking most of their wins with a strong defensive presence. If they can maintain their offensive skill from playoffs and utilize it in addition to their strong defense, Denial can cause some upsets and surprise those who have counted them out.
Written by: Shr3d - Rocket League Journalist at Denial Esports
Edited by: Mireu - Editor in Chief at Denial Esports
In the past two months, Denial Esports’ CS:GO roster took on an immediate impact following the departure of Kristjan “FejtZ” Allsaar, Todd “anger” Williams and Max “maxie” Lönnström within the lineup. After much speculations about the future of the team, we at Denial Esports are excited to officially announce the addition of David “Toy” Han, Dylan “RIKO” Arnce and Michael “dapr” Gulino into our ranks.
To give an insight to our new players:
David “Toy” Han has had a short, but promising experience with Pnda Gaming and Rush in the scene.
Dylan “RIKO” Arnce has minimal competitive experience with Infernal Gamerz back in 2015, but have shown steady improvement over time which Denial Esports is eager to help him reach his true potential.
Finally, Micahel “dapr” Gulino most recently played for Insomnia Esports, along with familiar names such as Roy “StrongLegs” Ahad.
The new talent had the following to say about teaming up with Denial:
“I'm so thankful to all the people at Denial Esports for this amazing opportunity, as well as anyone that has helped or supported me along my journey. I will give it my all and together I'm confident we can fulfill many achievements. I have no doubt that with our collective collaborations, we will grow alongside each other and reach our full potential as a team and really show what we've got.”-RIKO
“Really excited to play with Denial as it's my first professional team, I'm ready to work hard, improve and show what I can do.”-Dapr
“I'm excited to join this new team and be part of an organization that supports its players as much as Denial does. I know that with time, we will be become a team to watch out for. I look forward to working with the likes of Xp3 and flowsicK. I'm ready to turn these young players (RIKO and dapr) into young studs!”-Toy
We are happy to have such exciting new talent on our roster and look forward to nothing but good results from our reinvigorated Wolfpack.
From everyone here at the #WolfPack, we are ecstatic to bring in new talent to our roster and look forward to their continued success following the 5-1 start to the ESEA Mountain Dew League.
With that, Denial.CSGO roster is now as follows:
David 'Xp3' Garrido (Captain)
Kyle 'flowsicK' Mendez
David 'Toy' Han
Dylan 'RIKO' Arnce
Michael 'dapr' Gulino
Written by: @H3nleYCSGO
Today, we at Denial Esports would like to bid farewell to Todd "Anger" Williams, as he will be released from the Denial CS:GO active roster effective immediately. Anger has played under the Denial banner with pride and has been a valuable asset in securing 4th place in the Mountain Dew League ESEA League for Denial Esports this past season.
"Today I will be leaving the starting lineup of Denial due to personal reasons. I felt I couldn't give it my full 100% and expressed my opinions with the team. Due to the stress the last year has brought I'll be taking a step back and focus on myself and streaming Counter-Strike. I wish David and Kyle the best of luck moving forward without me, it's been one heck of a ride. Also thank you to Denial for allowing my time here, it's been fun." - Todd "Anger" Williams
Following the decision, Anger will now be pursuing other opportunities while focusing on streaming on the side. Moving forward, everyone here at Denial Esports would like to express our gratitude for his commitment to the team and wish him the best of luck on his future endeavours.
After entering into the Rocket League Championship Series’ Global Finals as 4th seed for North America, Denial Rocket League finished in the Top 8 teams in the world on Sunday after being defeated by the eventual champs Northern Gaming 1-3 in the lower bracket.
Despite entering into the finals as the lowest seed for North America, Denial was upbeat and positive, confident in their abilities as a team.
“We're going into it with the mentality that we have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Our confidence has never been higher, and all our chips are on the table for this one,” Treyven “Lethamyr” Robitaille said in an interview.
On June 2nd, the long anticipated tournament commenced, with Denial set to face Alpha Sydney in the first round. Alpha Sydney, Oceania’s 1st seed, was a question mark in the eyes of the community, as it was unknown how the Oceanic region would perform in the global LAN setting. However, doubts were crushed when Alpha Sydney won a close 3-2 series over Denial, pushing them into the lower bracket.
The lower bracket pit Denial against Selfless, the team that defeated Denial in the 3rd place match in the Regional Championships, but with a catch. Selfless was without their star player, Chris “Dappur” Mendoza. Denial was able to close out a 3-1 series, pushing them one step farther in the lower bracket and avenging their previous defeat.
Their next opponent was Europe’s Northern Gaming, fresh off of an 0-3 loss to NRG Esports. Northern Gaming had finished 1st place after the RLCS regular season with a 6-1 record, but faltered in the European Regional Championship, putting them at the 4th seed for Europe. After Denial took an early lead in the series, Northern rallied three games back, taking the series 3-1.
Although Denial tied for 7th place in Season 3, a lot of the doubts held by analysts and fans alike were invalidated. Denial was able to defeat Selfless after a close loss to Alpha Sydney, avenging their previous falters, and competed closely with Northern Gaming due to quick and early goals. Denial will look to improve their finish in the future, but in no way should they be dissatisfied with their result.
Written by: Darin "Shr3d" O'Meara
Rocket League Journalist
Edited by: Mireu
Editor in Chief
Today, Denial Esports is ecstatic to announce the contract extension of our competitive H1Z1 roster, as well as the signing of Derek "sloth" Diaz to the main team while Eric "ogtriv" Geel moves to the substitute position.
Derek "sloth" Diaz
"I'm super excited to be representing Denial in H1Z1. I'm beyond grateful for the opportunity and I hope we can bring in some event wins for all of the Denial H1Z1 fans!"- Derek "sloth" Diaz
With this renewal, we look forward to supporting everyone in the coming months and build our relationship with the team even further.After their respectable 5th place performance at Fight for the Crown event, we are eager to see their continued success in the H1Z1 community.
Welcome Derek "sloth" Diaz and everyone back to the #WolfPack! 🐺