Classic

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Classic
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Background Information
NameNicholas DiCostanzo
Country of Birth
United States
BirthdayFebruary 23, 1994 (age 26)
Residency
NA
North America
Competitive
RolePlayer
PSN IDNClassic-
XBL GamertagClassicMeat
Social Media & Links
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Nicholas "Classic" DiCostanzo is a Call of Duty esports player, previously a player 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.

Team History

Combine Role Swaps:No|Yes
Dates:Approx|Exact
TeamStartEnd
NA
FaZe Clanlogo std.pngFaZe ClanOct 20132013-10-26[2]Apr 20142014-04-05[1]5mo 10d
ejel
NA
FaZe Redlogo std.pngFaZe RedApr 20142014-04-05[3]Jun 20142014-06-232mo 18d
ejel
NA
Radius Gaminglogo std.pngRadius GamingJul 20142014-07-11Aug 20142014-08-06[4]26d
ejel
NA
Most Wantedlogo std.pngMost WantedAug 20142014-08-06[5]Nov 20142014-11-203mo 14d
ejel
NA
Team JusTuslogo std.pngTeam JusTusNov 20142014-11-20[6]Feb 20152015-02-082mo 18d
ejel
NA
Prophecylogo std.pngProphecyFeb 20152015-02-07Mar 20152015-03-301mo 23d
ejel
NA
Elevatelogo std.pngElevateFeb 20152015-02-08[8]Sep 20152015-09-23[7]7mo 15d
ejel
NA
Denial Esportslogo std.pngDenial EsportsSep 20152015-09-23Oct 20152015-10-251mo 2d
ejel
NA
Rise Nationlogo std.pngRise NationOct 20152015-10-25Oct 20162016-10-28[9]1yr 3d
ejel
NA
Luminosity Gaminglogo std.pngLuminosity GamingOct 20162016-10-28[11]Oct 20172017-10-25[10]1yr 28d
ejel
NA
Team Envylogo std.pngTeam EnvyNov 20172017-11-04[13]Oct 20182018-10-16[12]11mo 12d
ejel
NA
Luminosity Gaminglogo std.pngLuminosity GamingOct 20182018-10-16[15]Jun 20192019-06-20[14]8mo 4d
ejel
NA
UYUlogo std.pngUYUJun 20192019-06-20[17]Aug 20192019-08-28[16]2mo 8d
ejel
CDL
Toronto Ultralogo std.pngTOR UltraOct 20192019-10-24[21]Sep 20202020-09-04[18]10mo 11d
ejel
TeamStartEnd
NA
FaZe Clanlogo std.pngFaZe ClanOct 20132013-10-26[2]Apr 20142014-04-05[1]5mo 10d
ejel
NA
FaZe Redlogo std.pngFaZe RedApr 20142014-04-05[3]Jun 20142014-06-232mo 18d
ejel
NA
Radius Gaminglogo std.pngRadius GamingJul 20142014-07-11Aug 20142014-08-06[4]26d
ejel
NA
Most Wantedlogo std.pngMost WantedAug 20142014-08-06[5]Nov 20142014-11-203mo 14d
ejel
NA
Team JusTuslogo std.pngTeam JusTusNov 20142014-11-20[6]Feb 20152015-02-082mo 18d
ejel
NA
Prophecylogo std.pngProphecyFeb 20152015-02-07Mar 20152015-03-301mo 23d
ejel
NA
Elevatelogo std.pngElevateFeb 20152015-02-08[8]Sep 20152015-09-23[7]7mo 15d
ejel
NA
Denial Esportslogo std.pngDenial EsportsSep 20152015-09-23Oct 20152015-10-251mo 2d
ejel
NA
Rise Nationlogo std.pngRise NationOct 20152015-10-25Oct 20162016-10-28[9]1yr 3d
ejel
NA
Luminosity Gaminglogo std.pngLuminosity GamingOct 20162016-10-28[11]Oct 20172017-10-25[10]1yr 28d
ejel
NA
Team Envylogo std.pngTeam EnvyNov 20172017-11-04[13]Oct 20182018-10-16[12]11mo 12d
ejel
NA
Luminosity Gaminglogo std.pngLuminosity GamingOct 20182018-10-16[15]Jun 20192019-06-20[14]8mo 4d
ejel
NA
UYUlogo std.pngUYUJun 20192019-06-20[17]Aug 20192019-08-28[16]2mo 8d
ejel
CDL
Toronto Ultralogo std.pngTOR UltraOct 20192019-10-24[21]Jun 20202020-06-18[23]7mo 25d
ejel
CDL
Toronto Ultralogo std.pngTOR Ultra
Jun 20202020-06-18[23]Jul 20202020-07-1022d
ejel
CDL
Toronto Ultralogo std.pngTOR UltraJul 20202020-07-10Sep 20202020-09-04[18]1mo 25d
ejel

News

  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
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FaZe Clanlogo std.pngFaZeOctober 26, Classic joins.[2]
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FaZe Clanlogo std.pngFaZeApril 5, Crowder, Classic and JKap are transferred to FaZe Red. ProoFy is transferred to FaZe Black[1]
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FaZe Redlogo std.pngFaZe RApril 5, Classic, Crowder, Jkap, and Theory join.[3]
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FaZe Redlogo std.pngFaZe RJune 23, Classic, Crowder, JKap, and Theory leave.
NA
Radius Gaminglogo std.pngRadiusJuly 11, Classic joins.
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Radius Gaminglogo std.pngRadiusAugust 6, Radius Gaminglogo std.pngRadius Gaming and MRKNWiLDlogo std.pngMRKNWiLD merge teams to create Most Wantedlogo std.pngMost Wanted. Classic, Huhdle, Slacked, Spacely, and Saint leave.[4]
NA
Most Wantedlogo std.pngMWAugust 6, Radius Gaminglogo std.pngRadius Gaming and MRKNWiLDlogo std.pngMRKNWiLD merge teams to create Most Wantedlogo std.pngMost Wanted. Classic, Huhdle, Slacked, and Spacely join.[5]
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Most Wantedlogo std.pngMWNovember 20, Classic, Huhdle, Slacked, and Spacely leave.
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Team JusTuslogo std.pngJusNovember 20, Classic, Mochila, and Slacked join. Doubt leaves.[6]
NA
Prophecylogo std.pngprophFebruary 7, Classic and Mochila join. FEARS and Legal leave.
NA
Team JusTuslogo std.pngJusFebruary 8, FeLonY, Methodz, NauX, and Octane join. Classic, Mochila, and Slacked leave.
NA
Elevatelogo std.pngELVFebruary 8, Classic, Huhdle, and Slacked join.[8]
NA
Prophecylogo std.pngprophMarch 30, Classic leaves.
NA
Elevatelogo std.pngELVSeptember 23, Octane joins. Classic leaves.[7]
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Denial Esportslogo std.pngDNLSeptember 23, Classic joins.
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Denial Esportslogo std.pngDNLOctober 25, Classic, Huke, SlasheR, and Temp leave.
NA
Rise Nationlogo std.pngRISEOctober 25, Classic, Octane, and Slacked join. ACHES, Burns, Chino, and Whea7s leave.
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Rise Nationlogo std.pngRISEOctober 28, Classic, Octane, and Slacked leave.[9]
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Luminosity Gaminglogo std.pngLGOctober 28, Classic, Octane, and Slacked join. NAMELESS, Spacely, and StuDyy leave.[11]
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Luminosity Gaminglogo std.pngLGOctober 25, JKap and John join. Classic and Saints leave.[10]
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Team Envylogo std.pngEnvyNovember 4, Classic, Huke, and Temp join.[13]
NA
Team Envylogo std.pngEnvySeptember 22, ACHES, Apathy, Assault, SiLLY, and Bevils (Coach) join. Chino, Classic, and Decemate become restricted free agents.[24]
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Team Envylogo std.pngEnvyOctober 16, Classic leaves.[12]
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Luminosity Gaminglogo std.pngLGOctober 16, Classic joins.[15]
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Luminosity Gaminglogo std.pngLGJune 17, Classic becomes restricted free agent.[25]
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Luminosity Gaminglogo std.pngLGJune 20, Classic leaves.[14]
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UYUlogo std.pngUYUJune 20, Blazt, Classic, and Saints join. Phantomz is loaned from FaZe Clan. Mayhem, Royalty, and Zaptius leave.[17]
NA
UYUlogo std.pngUYUAugust 28, Classic leaves.[16]
CDL
Toronto Ultralogo std.pngTOROctober 24, Team reveals branding as Toronto Ultralogo std.pngToronto Ultra. Bance, Brack, Cammy, Classic, CleanX, Loony, Lucky, Mayhem, Methodz, and MettalZ join.[21][22]
CDL
Toronto Ultralogo std.pngTORJune 18, Flux (Analyst) joins. CleanX moves to starting roster.
Classic moves to substitute.[23]
CDL
Toronto Ultralogo std.pngTORJuly 10, Classic moves to starting roster.
MettalZ moves to substitute.
CDL
Toronto Ultralogo std.pngTORSeptember 4, Cammy and CleanX will remain with the team for 2021. Classic,
Brack,
Loony,
Lucky,
Mayhem, and
MettalZ leave.[18][19][20]

Biography[edit]

Beginnings[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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

Achievements[edit]

Recent Tournament Results (View All)
GameDatePlacePrizeEventTeam
GameIcon MW.png2020-02-23A77 - 8 Call of Duty League 2020 Week 3 - AtlantaToronto Ultralogo std.pngTOR
GameIcon MW.png2020-02-09A77 - 8 Call of Duty League 2020 Week 2 - LondonToronto Ultralogo std.pngTOR
GameIcon MW.png2020-01-26A55 - 8 Call of Duty League 2020 Launch WeekendToronto Ultralogo std.pngTOR
GameIcon BO4.png2019-08-18B717 - 24$ 15,000 Call of Duty World League Championship 2019UYUlogo std.pngUYU
GameIcon BO4.png2019-07-19A33 - 4 CWL Pro League 2019 Playoffs Play-InUYUlogo std.pngUYU

Media[edit]

  • 2017
  • 2019
  • 2020

Post-Match Interviews

DateTournamentMatchLink
2016-07-15NA CWL Pro Division 2016 Stage 2 Playoffs
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vs
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Link
2015-12-05NA CWL Pro Division 2016 Stage 1 Invitational Qualifier
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vs
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Link

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