Classic

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Classic
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Background Information
NameNicholas DiCostanzo
Country of BirthUnited States United States
BirthdayFebruary 23, 1994 (age 25)
Residency
NA
 North America
Competitive
TeamToronto Ultralogo std.pngTOR Ultra
RoleSubstitute
PSN IDNClassic-
XBL GamertagClassicMeat
Social Media & Links
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Team History
Nov 2013 - Apr 2014
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FaZe Clanlogo std.pngFaZe Clan
Apr 2014 - Jul 2014
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FaZe Redlogo std.pngFaZe Red
Jul 2014 - Aug 2014
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Radius Gaminglogo std.pngRadius Gaming
Aug 2014 - Nov 2014
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Most Wantedlogo std.pngMost Wanted
Nov 2014 - ??? 2015
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Team JusTuslogo std.pngTeam JusTus
Feb 2015 - Apr 2015
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Prophecy NAlogo std.pngProphecy NA
Feb 2015 - Sep 2015
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Elevatelogo std.pngElevate
Sep 2015 - Oct 2015
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Denial Esportslogo std.pngDenial Esports
Oct 2015 - Oct 2016
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Rise Nationlogo std.pngRise Nation
Oct 2016 - Oct 2017
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Luminosity Gaminglogo std.pngLuminosity Gaming
Nov 2017 - Oct 2018
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Team Envylogo std.pngTeam Envy
Oct 2018 - Jun 2019
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Luminosity Gaminglogo std.pngLuminosity Gaming
Jun 2019 - Aug 2019
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UYUlogo std.pngUYU
Oct 2019 - Present
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Toronto Ultralogo std.pngTOR Ultra
Nicholas "Classic" DiCostanzo is a substitute for Toronto Ultra. He is well-known for his roles on teams such as FaZe Clan/FaZe Red, Most Wanted, Prophecy NA, Rise Nation, and Team eLevate.

Biography

Beginnings

Classic started playing Call of Duty at around 15 during Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare on GameBattles. He was a relatively unknown player when he completed FaZe Clan's roster of Crowder, Spacely, and Huhdle before the Call of Duty: Ghosts season.

Ghosts

FaZe recruiting Classic was somewhat controversial at the time due to his close friendship with Crowder and lack of experience, but Classic proved himself a worthy pick-up with a strong performance at MLG Fall Championship (MLG Columbus) as well as a 7th place finish at UMG Philadelphia 2013. After these two events, JKap and ProoFy were added to the team and this roster finished the MLG CoD League Season 1 Regular Season in 1st place. At the Call of Duty Championship 2014, the team finished in 6th place, earning Classic $12,500 in prize money. The team struggled however, and failed to achieve higher than 6th at any other tournament, even after adding Theory to form FaZe Red. Classic joined Most Wanted for the remainder of the Ghosts season, teaming with Slacked and former teammates Spacely and Huhdle. This squad finished 3rd at the MLG CoD League Season 3 Playoffs to finish the season.

Advanced Warfare

Classic played for both Team JusTus and Prophecy NA for the first 6 months of the Advanced Warfare (AW) season, finishing a respectable 4th at Call of Duty Championship 2015 with the latter, netting $25,000. Classic's performance at the start of the season gained him attention from a number of teams, and he was eventually picked up by Elevate, to team once again with Slacked, as well as upcoming players TJHaly and Temp. Classic and Slacked remained consistent members of the team, with Apathy, SlasheR, Saints and Crowder all playing for the team at different tournaments. Elevate performed reasonably well for the rest of the AW season, including winning MES Detroit 25k, and coming 3rd at 2015 X Games, earning Classic a bronze medal.

Black Ops 3

Classic, along with long time teammate Slacked were recruited by Rise Nation to join Loony and Octane. The team won the first event of the year, Totino's Invitational, which was Rise's first event win as an organisation. After qualifying for the 2016 NA CWL Stage 1 Regular Season, Rise also won their second LAN event, UMG South Carolina 2016 Champion Tournament. However after this they failed to win another event for the rest of the season, coming up just short in 2016 NA CWL Stage 1 Playoffs, finishing 2nd after losing last map in the best of 7 finals vs OpTic Gaming. The match came down to an intense round 11 Search and Destroy, after Rise had battled back from being down 3-5 thanks to some important kills by Classic, but lost the final round. Rise continued to be a top 4 team for the rest of the Black Ops 3 season, however fell short of this standard at the 2016 Call of Duty World League Championship, placing 5-6th.

Infinite Warfare

Classic, along with Octane and Slacked joined Luminosity Gaming along with Saints, for the Infinite Warfare (IW) season. The team did not find success early in the game, placing 5-6th at the 2017 CWL Las Vegas Open. After some patchy performances in the online MLG GameBattles 2K tournaments, the team came 4th at the 2017 CWL Atlanta Open, and then a disappointing 9-12th at the 2017 CWL Paris Open. Moving on to the 2017 CWL Dallas Open Luminosity would finish 8th really showing the teams weakness in Search and Destroy finishing with a 30% win rate but a 72% Win Rate in Respawn game modes. Continuing onto the Global Pro League they would be the 6th seeded team and would be placed into the yellow group. There they would clinch a second place spot after a dramatic victory against eUnited.

Trivia

  • Classic's nickname was "Nick From Down The Street" because he was known as Crowder' actual friend in real life.

Achievements

Recent Tournament Results (View All)
GameDatePlacePrizeEventTeam
GameIcon BO4.png2019-08-18B717 - 24$ 15,000Champs2018logo small.png Call of Duty World League Championship 2019UYUlogo std.pngUYU
GameIcon BO4.png2019-07-19A33 - 4CWL2018logo small.png CWL Pro League 2019 Playoffs Play-InUYUlogo std.pngUYU
GameIcon BO4.png2019-07-05B515 - 16$ 59,375CWL2018logo small.png CWL Pro League 2019UYUlogo std.pngUYU
GameIcon BO4.png2019-07-05I074$ 2,500CWL2018logo small.png CWL Pro League 2019Logo std.pngCLAS
GameIcon BO4.png2019-06-16A99 - 12CWL2018logo small.png CWL Anaheim 2019Luminosity Gaminglogo std.pngLG

Media

  • 2017
  • 2019

Gallery

External links

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