COGnitive Gaming

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COGnitive Gaming
COGnitive Gaming logo.png
DivisionsSmite, League of Legends, Super Smash Bros., Guilty Gear Xrd Heroes of the Storm
FoundedJuly 22, 2013
FoldedDecember 31, 2016
LocationCalifornia

COGnitive Gaming was a professional esports team based in the United States. They had teams in Smite, League of Legends, Super Smash Bros. Melee, and Heroes of the Storm.[1]

COGnitive Prime won the first Smite World Championship.

COGnitive sponsored Super Smash Bros. Melee players Jason "Mew2King" Zimmerman and Justin "Wizzrobe" Hallett.[2] COGnitive also signed David "Dacidbro" Broweleit for Guilty Gear Xrd.[3]

COG's League team competed in the League of Legends Challenger Series North America, the second highest level of LoL play after the League of Legends Championship Series North America.

Glaurung and Hospital left the HotS team on December 24, 2015.[4]

On December 12, COGnitive announced that they will be ceasing operations on December 31, 2016,[5] shortly after Super Smash Bros. Melee player, Justin "Wizzrobe" Hallett confirmed to ESPN via Daniel "Tafokints" Lee that he would not be renewing his contract with the team.[6]

Fighting Game Roster[edit]

Former[edit]

ID Name Game(s) Main character(s) Join date Leave date
Mew2King Jason Zimmerman Super Smash Bros. Melee
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Sheik, Marth, Fox
Cloud
April 16, 2015[7] May 17, 2016[8]
Wizzrobe Justin Hallett Super Smash Bros. Melee
Super Smash Bros. 64
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Captain Falcon
Yoshi
Sheik
October 20, 2014[9] December 31, 2016
Dacidbro David Broweleit Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR- Leo February 19, 2016[10] December 31, 2016
Kid Viper Jason Srouji Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR- Johnny July 8, 2016[11] December 31, 2016

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Zamphira discusses his First Lan Experience and Playing with COG". GameSpot.
  2. ^ Barker, Ian J. (Apr 17, 2015). "Mew2King joins Cognitive Gaming". The Daily Dot.
  3. ^ http://www.cognitive-gaming.com/articles/news/general/34/round-3-heaven-or-hell-lets-rock
  4. ^ http://www.dailydot.com/esports/cognitive-gaming-heroes-kicks-glaurung-hospital/
  5. ^ Erfanian, Sasha. "COGnitive Gaming to close its doors on Dec. 31". The Score eSports. Retrieved 2016-12-12.
  6. ^ Lee, Daniel. "Wizzrobe will not re-sign with COGnitive Gaming in 2017". ESPN. Retrieved 2016-12-12.
  7. ^ Juillet, Jacob. "COGnitive Gaming sign M2K and Wizzrobe". The Score eSports. Retrieved 2016-10-10.
  8. ^ Steve Jurek, Saira Mueller. "Echo Fox expands into Smash, signs Mew2King". Daily Dot. Archived from the original on 2016-10-11. Retrieved 2016-10-10.
  9. ^ Barker, Ian. "Smash prodigy Wizzrobe signs with Cognitive Gaming". Daily Dot. Retrieved 2016-10-10.
  10. ^ Dacid @ Jan26 DBFZ [@Dacidbro] (19 February 2016). "Proud to announce I am officially sponsored by @CognitiveGG for Guilty Gear -Xrd- Sign" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  11. ^ "Kid Viper joins Cognitive Gaming". iPlayWinner. Retrieved 2016-10-10.