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Saints

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Saints
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Background Information
NameRenato Forza
Country of BirthPeru Peru
NationalityUnited States United States
BirthdayFebruary 24, 1995 (age 24)
Residency
NA
 North America
Competitive
TeamUYUlogo std.pngUYU
RolePlayer
PSN IDSaintsNato
XBL GamertagSaints eLv
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Team History
??? ???? - ??? 2011
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Twisted Methodlogo std.pngTwisted Method
??? 2011 - ??? 2011
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Influencelogo std.pngInfluence
??? 2011 - ??? 2011
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Quantic Nex-TT-hreatlogo std.pngQuantic Nex-TT-hreat
Oct 2011 - Nov 2011
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Team Envylogo std.pngTeam Envy
Apr 2012 - Apr 2012
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OpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOpTic Gaming
??? 2013 - ??? 2013
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8-12 UNiTElogo std.pngUNiTE Gaming
??? 2013 - ??? 2013
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Elgato SoaRlogo std.pngSoaR Gaming
??? 2013 - Nov 2013
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8-12 UNiTElogo std.pngUNiTE Gaming
Dec 2013 - Jan 2014
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Strictly Business Gaminglogo std.pngStrictly Business
Jan 2014 - Jan 2014
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OpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOpTic Gaming
Jan 2014 - Apr 2014
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Strictly Business Gaminglogo std.pngStrictly Business
Apr 2014 - Jun 2014
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FaZe Blacklogo std.pngFaZe Black
Jun 2014 - Jan 2015
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Denial Esportslogo std.pngDenial Esports
Jan 2015 - Jun 2015
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Team Envylogo std.pngTeam Envy
Jun 2015 - Oct 2015
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Elevatelogo std.pngElevate
Nov 2015 - Dec 2015
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Enigma6 Goldlogo std.pngEnigma6 Gold
Dec 2015 - Oct 2017
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Luminosity Gaminglogo std.pngLuminosity Gaming
Oct 2017 - Oct 2018
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Echo Foxlogo std.pngEcho Fox
Oct 2018 - Dec 2018
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Evil Geniuseslogo std.pngEvil Geniuses
Jan 2019 - Jan 2019
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Pittsburgh Knightslogo std.pngPIT Knights
Mar 2019 - Jun 2019
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Midnight Esportslogo std.pngMidnight Esports
Jun 2019 - Present
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Renato "Saints" Forza is a Player for UYU. He is well-known for his roles on teams like Strictly Business, FaZe Black, Denial Esports, Team Envy, Elevate and Luminosity Gaming.

Biography

Pre Black Ops

Saints started playing Call of Duty on the original Xbox, beginning with Call of Duty 3, falling in love with the franchise. He was merely a pub player all the way up until Call of Duty: World at War, when his friend showed him GameBattles. He had always been a competitive person, playing sports in school, so playing video games in a competitive setting was natural for him.

He didn't hit his stride until his freshman year of high school though, when he found out that Dedo was on his soccer team. They conversed about GameBattles and competitive Call of Duty and started to play on the doubles ladder together shortly after. Saints and Dedo ended up teaming for MLG Dallas 2011 for Call of Duty: Black Ops and placed in the Top 20. It only took him two more events to receive pro status that year and Saints has been one of the best pro players since.

Black Ops

Saints began competing in Black Ops and placed seventh at MLG Colombus on Twisted Method alongside Huhdle, Solo, and Pwnstar. At MLG Anaheim, Saints was on Influence with NAMELESS, PLuTo, and MuTaTioN and that team had an improved fifth placement. Saints switched teams again and was on Quantic Nex-TT-hreat alongside Censor, Vengeance, and Virus, but the team only placed seventh at MLG Raleigh. Saints then saw his best placement at MLG Orlando with a third place finish on Team Envy with Dedo, LyaR, and StaiNViLLe. This team then ended the year with a second place finish at the MLG National Championship.

Modern Warfare 3

Teaming with NaDeSHoT, NAMELESS, and Solo, saints won the Game Pazzo Lantastic MW3 LAN. NaDeSHoT then brought Saints to OpTic Gaming to team with NexXx and Krump and the team placed third at the UMG Classic. Saints and Nade then teamed with eGo and Rizma on IcoNs and placed third again at UMG Championships.

Black Ops 2

At the first annual Call of Duty Championship Saints was on SoaR Gaming alongside Fluff, Lawless, and MBoZe and the team placed a modest top 12 after making it through the pool play. Saints then teamed with Sharp, and NAMELESS, and Ricky on Mullet Nation and placed third at UMG St. Louis. At the MLG Spring Championship Saints found himself on UNiTE Gaming alongside NAMELESS, Slacked, and PHiZZURP and the team placed top 6. The team then replaced Slacked and PHiZZURP with MBoZe and Ricky, but only placed top 8 at UMG Atlanta. Saints then bounced around a bit and ended up back on SoaR Gaming this time with Heist, Methodz, StaiNViLLe and the team placed second at UMG Dallas.

Ghosts

Saints started the year off well winning the eBash November Tournament with NAMELESS, Ricky, and Solo. He then went on to place top 4 at the MLG Fall Championship back on UNiTE Gaming alongside Ricky, KiLLa, and MBoZe. Saints was then picked up by Strictly Business to team with Apathy, FEARS, and Censor and the team placed top 4 at UMG Philadelphia. The team wasn't performing too well online so they dropped FEARS for Dedo and would go on to place fourth at the MLG Winter Invitational, win the Call of Duty Championship US Regional Final, and place fourth in the MLG CoD League Season 1 Regular Season ahead of champs. At the Call of Duty Championship, Strictly Business would go perfect in their pool and battle to an impressive fourth place finish. The team followed that performance up with placing second in the MLG CoD League Season 1 Playoffs and after that Saints, Censor, and Dedo were picked up onto FaZe Black to team with the rising star in Formal. The team was looking good online, but only placed fourth in the MLG CoD League Season 1 Regular Season and top 8 in the MLG Anaheim International Playoffs. Despite not placing too well, Saints was looking very strong in Ghosts and was picked up on Denial Esports to team alongside Crowder, ZooMaa, and StuDyy. At their first event together, the team won UMG Dallas, but then went on to only place top 6 in the online MLG CoD League Season 3 Regular Season. Back on LAN, Denial Esports placed second at the UMG Nashville, but ended the year with only a top 6 placement at the MLG CoD League Season 3 Playoffs.

Advanced Warfare

Saints started the year still on Denial Esports and the team had dropped StuDyy for the young gun in Attach. This team had several top placements online early on, but only placed top 6 at MLG Columbus. The team continued to play well online and had an improved third place finish at UMG Orlando. Saints and ZooMaa were then traded to Team Envy to play with Merk and NAMELESS, but this team did not see too much success placing only top 7th in the MLG Pro League Season 1 Regular Season, top 6 in the MLG Pro League Season 1 Playoffs, top 6 in the Call of Duty Championship NA Regional Final, and a disappointing top 12 at the Call of Duty Championship. After struggling, the team traded NAMELESS for Loony and replaced ZooMaa and Merk with TeePee and Proofy. The changes seemed to help as the team placed fourth at UMG California, but the team began to struggle only placing seventh in the MLG Pro League Season 2 Regular Season and a disappointing top 8 in the MLG Pro League Season 2 Playoffs. Saints then decided to leave and was picked up by Elevate to team alongside Classic, Slacked, and Apathy, but the team only placed a poor top 12 at UMG Dallas. The team then dropped Apathy for the rising star TJHaly and saw massive improvement winning MES Detroit 25K, placing third at UMG Washington DC, second in the MLG Pro League Season 3 Regular Season, and fourth in the MLG Pro League Season 3 Playoffs. Ahead of MLG Worlds, Classic was poached by Denial Esports and replaced by Octane. Elevate had a great showing by making it through pools and beating FaZe Clan and Denial Esports in the winners bracket, but after falling short against OpTic Gaming, the team lost to Denial Esports in the losers bracket and ended the year with a third place finish at the MLG World Finals.

Black Ops 3

Saints started the year on Enigma6 Gold, but failed to qualify for the NA CWL Stage 1 in the NA CWL Stage 1 Qualifying Invitational. However, Saints was then picked up by Luminosity Gaming to team alongside John, Crowder, and Spacely and the team was able to qualify for the NA CWL Stage 1 in the NA CWL Stage 1 Online Qualifying Tournament. After qualifying for Stage 1, the team had a strong second place finish at the UMG South Carolina Champion Tournament. The team would then start to struggle only placing top 8 in the UMG CWL $25K Challenge Variant 2, top 8 in both the NA CWL Stage 1 Challenge Division ESL Event 1 and the NA CWL Stage 1 Challenge Division ESL Event 2, top 7 in the NA CWL Stage 1 Regular season, and a top 8 in the NA CWL Stage 1 Playoffs. After the string of disappointing placements, the team replaced John and Crowder with StuDyy and NAMELESS. This new Luminosity Gaming lineup placed top 6 at the MLG Anaheim Open and despite only placing seventh in the NA CWL Stage 2 Regular Season, placed a respectable top 4 in the NA CWL Stage 2 Playoffs after beating the heavily favored OpTic Gaming, but falling short against Dream Team. Ahead of CWL Champs, the team placed a modest top 6 at the MLG Orlando Open. At the CWL Championship, Luminosity Gaming managed to make it out of pools, but lost in round 2 of the winners bracket to Rise Nation and was eliminated in the losers by OpTic Gaming and ended the year with a disappointing top 12 finish.

Infinite Warfare

After the poor end to the year, Saints remained on Luminosity Gaming and picked up the trio from Rise Nation in Slacked, Octane, and Classic. This team was expected to have superior slaying power throughout the year and was supposed to be dominant in the re-spawns, but at the start of the year their SnD was lacking. This led to solid placements such as a top 6 at the CWL Las Vegas, a top 4 at the CWL Atlanta Open, and a top 8 at the CWL Dallas Open, but they couldn't win enough SnDs to get top placements. After being able to fix their SnD, they managed to place second in the CWL Pro League Stage 1 and win the CWL Anaheim Open. In the CWL Pro League Stage 2 they only placed top 4 after losing to runners up Team Envy in the winners bracket and event winners OpTic Gaming in the losers bracket. The team had high hopes for the CWL Championship and the they made it out of pools, but lost in round one of the winners bracket to eUnited. This caused them to have to make a long loser bracket run, which they did by beating three European teams in a row, beating eUnited in a rematch, and beating Rise Nation. The team then got run over by OpTic Gaming and ended CWL Champs with a solid third place finish.

World War II

Saints was dropped at the start of the year and ended up on what seemed like the left overs team on Echo Fox alongside Faccento, Assault, and Gunless. Echo Fox struggled in the beginning of the year and had to battle through the open bracket at the CWL Dallas Open where they made it through the pools from the bracket and finished with a top 6 placement. The team then traded Gunless for Aqua on Rise Nation and this trade seemed to benefit Rise as at the CWL New Orleans Open Rise eliminated Echo Fox. Echo Fox still managed to place top 6 before losing to rise, but then they began to struggle only placing top 12 at the CWL Atlanta Open and a top 10 in the CWL Pro League Stage 1 missing out on Stage 1 Playoffs. Hoping to get more slaying power, the team replaced Assault with Temp and this change seemed to help as they placed an improved top 4 at the CWL Seattle Open. However, the struggles returned and the team only placed top 12 at the CWL/2018 Season/Anaheim Open and despite making an impressive run to make the playoffs, they still only placed top 8 in the CWL Pro League Stage 2. The team ended the year by surprisingly not being able to make it out of pools at the CWL Championship placing top 24 after losing to Luminosity Gaming and being upset by Team Vitality.

Black Ops 4

At the start of the year, Saints started the year on Evil Geniuses alongside Goonjar, Royalty, FeLo, and Lacefield. After a few poor online placements and seeking enough pro points from the prior year to automatically place in pools at the first event, the team dropped Lacefield for Xotic. The team then picked up Revan as their coach and placed a modest top 8 at the CWL Las Vegas Open. Saints was then dropped, but picked up by the Pittsburgh Knights to team with Parasite, GodRx, Pandur, and Ricky. This team with Nubzy as their coach, got placed in a tough pool at the CWL Pro League Qualifier and unfortunately failed to qualify for the Pro League finishing bottom 2 of their pool. Despite not making the league through the qualifier, Saints was controversially picked up onto Midnight Esports who despite having a 5-2 record in the first two weeks of the CWL Pro League, made a drastic roster change keeping only one player due to contract issues. The new Midnight team consisted of Saints, LlamaGod, Blazt, Lacefield, and Parasite. This team debuted at CWL For Worth, but without good practice, they finished with a worst possible top 16 placement only winning two maps.

Trivia

  • Saints got his alias due to his favorite soccer team being the Santos FC. (Santos translated in English is Saints)
  • Saints' favorite moment from his Call of Duty career is when he clutched a 1v3 situation in S&D to bring his team back in the MLG National Championship 2011.
  • Saints received his American citizenship in summer 2019. Before that, he was unable to leave the country for International events.

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.png2019-07-05I077$ 2,000CWL2018logo small.png CWL Pro League 2019Logo std.pngSAIN
GameIcon BO4.png2019-06-16B313 - 16CWL2018logo small.png CWL Anaheim 2019Midnight Esportslogo std.pngMid

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