Born October 25, 1989, Flamesword began playing Halo 2 in 2004 while in high school. Simultaneously he was an avid basketball player, but because of his size, he knew that he wouldn’t have a chance in the NBA. His focus shifted toward competitive gaming, specifically in the Halo scene, however because of his age he wasn’t able to officially compete at an event.
In 2008, Flamesword competed in a Halo 3 tournament and earned his semi-pro status. By his fourth event, he had placed in the top 16 and accumulated enough points to officially become a professional player. Since then, Flamesword has only grown his presence inside of the gaming community, earning awards such as Best Communicator and Best Strategist while also acquiring Red Bull as a major sponsor. These achievements opened even more opportunities. In addition to his other goals, Flamesword has also worked for Prima Games where he has participated in providing strategic insight for the multiplayer sections for both Halo 4 and Battlefield 4.
While his skill revolves around Halo, Flamesword has waded into the competitive Call of Duty scene, earning a top 24 placement in his first tournament. Now, he is committed to coaching the OpTic team, providing critiques to help the squad achieve a more healthy lifestyle, and has also become the captain of the OpTic Halo team.
- Halo 3 – $20,700 – 7 tournaments
- Halo 4 – $3,275 – 4 tournaments
- Halo: Reach – $19,400 – 8 tournaments