Team Heretics

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Team Heretics
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Team Information
Org LocationSpain Spain
Region
EU
 Europe
Sponsor(s)KFC
GFUEL
KontrolFreek
ASTRO Gaming
Adidas
History
CreatedOrganization: 2016-08-02
COD Division: 2016-08-24
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Current Roster
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Team Heretics, formerly known as Heretics KFC for sponsorship reasons,[1] is an esports organization based in Spain that currently has teams in Counter Strike: Global Offensive, League of Legends, Fortnite and Clash Royale.

History

Black Ops 3

Team Heretics was founded in early August 2016 and acquired their first Call of Duty roster later that month. They signed the ex-Giants Thunderkids roster which previously won Sprint 1, Sprint 2, and Final Cup of LVP Season 10. This roster, consisting of Lucky, JurNii, Oney, and Pabloskis, was full of under 18 players and thus they were not eligible to compete in the CWL yet. They rounded out the Black Ops 3 season with second place finishes to Spanish CWL team Giants Gaming at the SocialNAT GGCup 2016 and Madrid Gaming Experience 2016.

Infinite Warfare

The team stuck together going into the new season and won the LVP Season 11 Regular Season and Final Cup. They also finished second at the GAME Stadium Playoffs 2017 and Top 4 at the LVP Season 12 Final Cup. With intentions to compete in the CWL in 2018, Heretics decided to revamp their roster. One of the most accomplished players in Spanish Call of Duty history, MethodZ, joined the team from rivals Giants Gaming in place of Oney.

World War II

With JurNii still under 18 until February, envdiaN joined as a temporary replacement. They went to the first CWL event of the year, CWL Dallas, and came within one round of qualifying for the Championship Bracket before losing to Team SiNister. A month later, the team returned to the United States for CWL New Orleans but did not have the same luck as Dallas as they bowed out at Top 80. Luckily for them, JurNii would be eligible to compete at the next CWL event. He and Sukry joined to replace envdiaN and Pabloskis and FlexZ joined to compete in the CWL National Circuit Spain 2018 Stage 1 for JurNii. At CWL Atlanta the team not only made it out of the Open Bracket but did so in the Winners Bracket, qualifying for pool play. They unfortunately were matched with OpTic Gaming, FaZe Clan, eUnited, and eRa Eternity and went 0-4, sending them to the beginning of the Losers Bracket. After defeating Most Wanted in Round 1, they were defeated by UNILAD Esports. This Top 20 placement was the best by a Spanish team at a major CWL event since Gamers2's Top 16 finish at the Call of Duty Championship 2015. The team would go on to get out of the Open Brackets at both CWL Birmingham and CWL Seattle but were not able to qualify for Relegation.

Going into the second half of the year, Heretics was the two-time defending champions of the Spanish National Circuit. They won the Regular Season of the LVP Season 13 but finished fourth at the Final Cup. Right before the Final Cup, the team had attended CWL Anaheim and once again made it out of the Open Bracket but were beaten by Enigma6 in the first round of Losers Bracket. Looking ahead to the biggest event of the year, Heretics attended the Call of Duty World League Championship 2018 Last Chance Qualifier as now four-time defending Spanish National Circuit Champions. They defeated Vertacon and Morituri eSports with a combined map count of 6-1 to qualify for the World Championship. On day 1, they beat Epsilon eSports in the first match and then almost defeated group favorites Team Kaliber but lost on the final map 3-2. On day 2, they needed a victory against Lightning Pandas to try and force a tiebreaker but lost map 5 again, eliminating them from the event.

Black Ops 4

Adding MeTTalZ would be the only roster change for Heretics going into the new game to fill out their roster for 5v5. They started out the season on fire by winning two out of the first three online 2Ks and the CWL Las Vegas Spanish Qualifier. At CWL Las Vegas, the team made it out of the Open Bracket in Winners by defeating one of the Open Bracket favorites FC Black 3-0. This sent them into Pool B with Evil Geniuses, Luminosity Gaming, Red Reserve, and UYU. The team went 1-3, with their only win being pool winners Evil Geniuses, and were sent to the first round of the Losers Bracket. They defeated Revenge but were then knocked out by Team Reciprocity with a Top 20 finish. This placement was good enough for them to qualify for the CWL Pro League Qualifier. At the qualifier, they solidified themselves as a top team in the game by winning five out of the six matches in their pool, only losing to Team Envy in map 5. This gave the team auto qualification to the CWL Pro League, the first time for a Spanish team. Heretics came out hot and won their first five matches of the Pro League before losing their final two to 100 Thieves and Team Envy. The team had high expectations going into CWL Fort Worth but struggled in pool play by losing all three of their series. Starting in Losers Bracket, Heretics defeated Excelerate Gaming and Team Envy before falling to 100 Thieves to earn themselves a Top 8 finish, the best ever for a Spanish team at a major CWL event.

Timeline

  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016

Player Roster

Active

C ID Name Role Joined
Spain Lucky Alejandro López Flex 2016-08-24
Spain JurNii Juan Antonio González Flex 2016-08-24
Spain MethodZ Jorge Bancells Main AR 2017-08-09
Spain MeTTalZ Adrian Serrano Flex 2018-09-19
Italy Wartex Ronaldo Lavado Objective 2019-06-20

Temporary Subs

C ID Name Role Replacing Tournament
Spain FlexZ Ivan Arizpe Objective Spain JurNii 2018 CWL National Circuit Spain Stage 1

Former

C ID Name Role Next Team Joined Left
Spain Lgend Carlos Pereiras Substitute Coachlogo std.pngCoach 2019-01-302019-01-30 2019-07-212019-07-21
Spain Sukry Endika Andrés Main AR Vodafone Giantslogo std.pngVodafone Giants 2018-01-222018-01-22 2019-06-172019-06-17
Spain envdiaN Ángel Miranda Flex Vodafone Giantslogo std.pngVodafone Giants 2017-11-022017-11-02 2018-01-222018-01-22
Spain Pabloskis Pablo Fernández Objective Team x6tencelogo std.pngTeam x6tence 2016-08-242016-08-24 2018-01-182018-01-18
Spain Oney Daniel Flórez Objective ThunderX3 Baskonialogo std.pngThunderX3 Baskonia 2016-08-242016-08-24 2017-08-272017-08-27

Organization

Current

C ID Name Position
Spain Goorgo Jorge Orejudo Co-Founder & Co-Owner
Spain Arnau Arnau Vidal Co-Founder & Co-Owner
Spain TheGrefg David Cánovas Co-Owner
Spain Antonio Catena CEO
Spain Noel Noel Garberi Performance Manager

Former

C ID Name Position Next Team
Spain Lgend Carlos Pereiras Head Coach
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Spain Ades Adrian Santolaya Head Coach
None
Spain Llovo Antonio Llovo Mato Head Coach Movistar Riderslogo std.pngMovistar Riders
Bulgaria EupHo Zhivko Dimitrov Head Coach Zeth Unitedlogo std.pngZeth United

Team Achievements

Recent Tournament Results (View All)
GameDatePlacePrizeEventRoster
GameIcon BO4.png2019-08-18B313 - 16$ 25,000Champs2018logo small.png Call of Duty World League Championship 2019 Lucky •   JurNii •   MethodZ •   MeTTalZz •   Wartex
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  Lgend
GameIcon BO4.png2019-07-21A99 - 10$ 12,500CWL2018logo small.png CWL Pro League 2019 Playoffs Lucky •   JurNii •   MethodZ •   MeTTalZz •   Wartex
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  Lgend
GameIcon BO4.png2019-07-05A77 - 8$ 69,375CWL2018logo small.png CWL Pro League 2019 Lucky •   JurNii •   MethodZ •   MeTTalZz •   Wartex
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  Lgend
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  Sukry
GameIcon BO4.png2019-06-16A77 - 8$ 7,500CWL2018logo small.png CWL Anaheim 2019 Lucky •   JurNii •   MethodZ •   Sukry •   MeTTalZz
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  Lgend
GameIcon BO4.png2019-05-05A55 - 6$ 15,000CWL2018logo small.png CWL London 2019 Lucky •   JurNii •   MethodZ •   Sukry •   MeTTalZz
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  Lgend

Media

Gallery

Logos

Rosters

Articles

  • 2017

Interviews

Videos

External links

References