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Predator MGMS Grand Finals Team Profile: ViNCO Gaming

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In part four of our eight-part series, which highlights the Predator MGMS Grand Finals participants (four in Black Ops3 and four in CS:GO), we check-in with ViNCO Gaming's Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 team.

The ViNCO Gaming team started off the season with a brand new roster for the First Recon tournament. The team failed to impress during the event as they got knocked out in the sixth round of the losers bracket. 

The team, however, had a second opportunity to impress when they received an invite to the Astro Gaming Cup. Once again, ViNCO Gaming's performance was a cause for disappointment as they failed to win a single map at the event, resulting in the team placing last.

In need of serious changes, the ViNCO Gaming ownership decided to completely change the roster of the squad - leaving only one remaining member from the original squad. 

The newly formed team impressed early on when they managed to make it to the losers bracket final of the first Predator MGMS qualifier, narrowly losing out to Astra Infinite (3-2). After the qualifiers, the team made their way to EGE where they claimed the second spot, managing to impress all in attendance. 

In the second qualifier, ViNCO Gaming excelled and dominated proceedings. The squad looked unstoppable as the pummeled their way through the bracket to go on undefeated, taking the top spot in the qualifier. 

With the resurgence of ViNCO Gaming, they are going to be a very exciting team to watch at the Predator MGMS Grand Finals (1 and 2 October). You can take a look at their squad below: 

Dale 'Twist' Dolpire

  • Team Status: Captain 
  • Role: Assault Rifle & SMG Slayer
  • Start of competitive career: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (2011)
  • Highlight of career: I have a number of notable memories and highlights of my career, but the one that tops the chart would definitely be joining and becoming a part of the ViNCO brand.
  • eSports aspirations: To take & retain ViNCO as one of the top MGOs in Southern Africa. Achieve international exposure for both myself and the #CoDZA community.  

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Mikail 'Miki' Latib 

  • Team Status: Team Member
  • Role: Main Objective Player
  • Start of competitive career: Call of Duty: Black Ops II (2012)
  • Highlight of career: My first tournament win is definitely the highlight of my career. We placed first in the #PredatorMGMS Qualifiers 2 after beating eN.F34R twice. 
  • eSports aspirations: I would love to continue playing under the ViNCO brand and to win as many tournaments as possible. My current goal is to win both #PredatorMGMS Championships and DGC.

Follow: Mikail 'Miki' Latib 

Paul 'Freakz' Haakestad 

  • Team Status: Team Member
  • Role: Main Assault Rifle  
  • Start of competitive career: PS3 - Call of Duty: Black Ops II (2012)
  • Highlight of career: The highlight of my career is being in Vinco - being associated with the brand, the owners, the people behind the scenes, as well as teaming alongside Miki, PaTee and Twist.
  • eSports aspirations: My aspiration would be to take ViNCO to the top, as I believe the people and the brand deserve to be no-where but there.  

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Patrick 'PaTee' Allot 

  • Team Status: Team Member
  • Role: Objective Player
  • Start of competitive career: Call of Duty: Black Ops III (2015) 
  • Highlight of career: Joining ViNCO as it is one of the top tier organisations in South Africa. 
  • eSports aspirations: Compete against the best in the world.

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Check out ViNCO Gamings most recent interview below: 

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Who do you think will win the Predator MGMS first qualifier? Let us know in the comment section below. 

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