Sharp

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Sharp
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Background Information
Name: Brandon Rodgers
Country: United States USA
Birthday: December 16, 1993 (1993-12-16) (age 24)
Residency: News Label - North America.png North America
Competitive
Team: PURE Gaming
Role: Support
PSN ID: KaLiBeRSharp
XBL Gamertag: Shaarp tK
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Team History
??? 2009 - ??? ????IXIlogo std.png Xtravagant
??? 2010 - ??? ????NVlogo std.png Team EnVyUs
??? 2011 - ??? 2011IcoNslogo std.png IcoNs
??? 2012 - ??? 2013FeaRlogo std.png Team FeaR
??? 2013 - ??? 2013Mulletlogo std.png Mullet Nation
May 2013 - Jul 2013VVvlogo std.png vVv Gaming
Jul 2013 - May 2016TKlogo std.png Team Kaliber
Nov 2017 - PresentPURElogo std.png PURE Gaming

Brandon "Sharp" Rodgers is a Support player for PURE Gaming. He is most known for playing for Team Kaliber for over 2½ years.

Biography

Beginnings

Brandon "Sharp" Rodgers has been playing video games since he was 5 years old. Starting out with Mario Bros and Donkey Kong, Brandon would later get into competitive gaming at 10 years old with Halo 2 and Xbox Live, after being taught by his older brother Travis Rodgers on how to play the game. From starting clans and playing on GameBattles he soon found himself playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare with friends and family. Through the years 2007-2008, he slowly progressed in the ladders of skill. By 2009, Brandon had his 1st Pro Placing winning the MLG National Championship 2009 with Xtravagant.

A Career in the Making

Sharp would continue to play throughout multiple titles on some illustrious teams. He would place 1st in the MLG Online National Championship with Team EnVyUs during Modern Warfare 2. Later, Brandon would play with teams Team FeaR and Icons during the Call of Duty: Black Ops season. Here he would hit a rough patch, with his highest placing coming at MLG Raleigh 2011, with a top 8 finish. After a small break during Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Sharp would continue to grind, rejoining Team FeaR for the start of the Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 season. After a 5th place finish at the Call of Duty Championship 2013, Sharp would play on Mullet Nation and vVv Gaming, before finally receiving an invitation to join an emerging organization in the Call of Duty competitive scene; Team Kaliber. Team Kaliber would break onto the scene with the roster of Sharp, Goonjar, Theory, and Neslo and take Black Ops 2 by storm, finishing in the top 4 of every event they attended for the rest of the season.

The Back Bone of tK

Sharp would stay on the team going into the Call of Duty: Ghosts Season. Through several team changes, the captain would become the only constant fans would see on the roster. Team Kaliber would continue to place well, coming in second at both the MLG Fall Championship 2013 and UMG Philadelphia 2014. After placing 3rd at the Call of Duty Championship 2014: US Regional Final, Team Kaliber would fall short of expectation at the Call of Duty Championship 2014, finishing in the top 16 the teams lowest placing since forming the year before. Team Kaliber would then pick up Apathy after FormaL left the team to join FaZe Black. Sharp and the team would finish 7th at UGC Niagara 2014, with EU player MadCat filling in for Apathy. After struggling, Team Kaliber would finally ignite the spark at the MLG X Games Invitational 2014. Here, Sharp's squad would show dominance, finally defeating Evil Geniuses for the first time, and would face OpTic Gaming in the grand finals. Here, they went headed to head, taking the match all the way to a map 5 Search and Destroy on Sovereign. Team Kaliber would fall just short, and Sharp would become one of the first Call of Duty silver medalists. After the MLG X Games Invitational 2014 Team Kaliber had to play until the last day of the MLG CoD League Season 2, by beating out VexX Gaming by one game. With the 11th seed at MLG Anaheim 2014, Sharp and the team still were going into Anaheim hoping for a top four finish. Despite close games, they 3-0'd Epsilon eSports but lost in a 3-0 matter to Team EnVyUs and then lost again in their next match to TCM Gaming to finish in the 8th-11th spot. After Anaheim, Apathy left tK to reunite with his former teammates at FaZe Clan so tK returned to the original four and grabbed Theory After Anaheim, Sharp played incredible to ensure a 1st place finish at AEL Dallas 2014 and earned himself MVP of the event, beating out Team Curse and FaZe defeating Apathy his former teammate. At Gfinity 3 Sharp and the team finished T8, while losing to OpTic Nation. Sharp and Team Kaliber failed to place in the Top 8 of the MLG CoD League Season 3 Standings and thus were not eligible to compete at MLG CoD League Season 3 Playoffs, the last national event for Call of Duty: Ghosts.

Trivia

Player Achievements

Recent Achievements (full list)
Game Date Place Event Winnings Team
GameIcon WWII.png 2017-12-10 D333 - 40th 2018 CWL Dallas Open PURElogo std.png PURE Gaming
GameIcon BO3.png 2016-04-01 I1NQ 2016 NA CWL Stage 1 Relegation TKlogo std.png Team Kaliber
GameIcon BO3.png 2016-02-14 A99 - 16th UMG South Carolina 2016 Champion Tournament TKlogo std.png Team Kaliber
GameIcon BO3.png 2015-12-06 I1Q 2016 NA CWL Stage 1 Qualifying Invitational Tournament TKlogo std.png Team Kaliber
GameIcon BO3.png 2015-11-14 A33 - 4th Totino's Invitational $4,000 TKlogo std.png Team Kaliber

Interviews

  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012

References