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Radiance Drops into the Battlegrounds

Radiance is dropping into the PUBG (PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds) Global Series with our newest members to the Radiance team!

Please welcome Kevin “Miccoy” Linn, Andrew “Baddylul” Kitts, Benjamin “Nerf” Wheeler, Joshua “Aghila” Parganel, and team manager, Ryan “Logic” Hayes!


Joshua “Aghila” Parganel

Around the age of 10, Aghila picked up gaming through Counter-Strike: Source and DOTA. He also played League of Legends in high school before settling on PUBG. His main experience with competitive PUBG is in the NPLC (National PUBG League: Contenders) where he and his team (PlayerOne Esports) took 1st place during its first phase.

I’ve played a lot of pubs and scrims with everyone and I hang out with Logic occasionally. To me,  I don’t believe in roles in PUBG unless you’re the IGL. I could say I’m a fragger or support, but anyone can do that. It’s all about helping each other to win at the end of the day.

Aghila

Andrew “Baddylul” Kitts

Baddylul dabbled in other FPS games such as Halo and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on console, but PUBG is the first online shooter game that he has pushed to go pro in. Before joining Radiance, he won the PUBG Amateur League – hosted by Player One – and the 303 Royal Pro League – hosted by 303 Esports. On the team, Baddylul describes his playstyle as an aggressive flanker and his main role is the fragger.

I’ve known the guys for a while now. I played pubs together with Miccoy for some time now, Aghila and I used to spam FaceIt together and ended up playing against each other at NPL (National PUBG League) relegations. It’s my first time playing with Nerf, but we’ve talked to each other before. I’m really liking the amount of time everyone is putting in to build synergy so we can accomplish our goal, which is to win a global event.

Baddylul

Kevin “Miccoy” Linn

Miccoy has played video games for as long as he can remember. He used to play baseball when he was younger and after breaking his nose in 6th grade, he fully committed to gaming. He mainly played survival games, League of Legends, and even has thousands of hours on CS:GO, but PUBG is the first game that he’s gone professional in. Miccoy placed consistently in the top 10 at every online PUBG tournament he’s participated in since the game’s inception. With Radiance, Miccoy will be the IGL (in-game leader).

Nerf and I have been competing against each other since the start of competitive PUBG so we’re close. Aghila and I first ran into each other in NPL so we’ve talked a couple times. Baddy and I’ve known each other for a little over a year and are good friends! With this team, I’m looking to get us to the top of NA PUBG!

Miccoy

Benjamin “Nerf” Wheeler

Before PUBG, Nerf played Arma 3 and H1Z1, introduced to gaming through his grandfather. But after PUBG’s release, he grinded to the top of the PUBG leaderboards. Before joining Radiance, Nerf has represented North America in competitive PUBG on well-known teams such as Cloud9 and Genesis. While on Genesis, he helped the team place in the top 10 of the 2019 PUBG Global Championship.

I’ve known Miccoy since Phase 1 and the early PUBG tournaments. Baddy and I would always scrim against each other and Aghila and I have competed in NPL against each other. I want to be able to help grow and make a name for Radiance in the PUBG scene, winning events together with my team. I would say I’m the second IGL. Right now, we’re still working out the details but Miccoy and I are the main callers.

Nerf

Ryan “Logic” Hayes

Logic is the team manager and coach for our PUBG team. He played many FPS games such as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Black Ops 2 before getting involved in competitive PUBG in the last six months.

The players have been playing competitive for years so they have a plethora of experience. My goal is to make things as easy for them as I can so they can focus on practice and tournaments without having to worry about the time-consuming aspects of the preparation that is required.  While representing Radiance, we’re looking to qualify for every major and give a good performance against international teams.

Logic on his goals as team manager/coach

I’ve been playing PUBG for quite a long time and spent all of last year watching the NPL and the PGC! I like what they’ve done to change the circuit and think it’s time to get involved. Make sure to root for our team in the upcoming tournaments!

CEO Hai Lam comments on the PUBG pick-up

We’re excited to be a part of the PUBG Global Series and ready to drop into the first battleground this Saturday for the PUBG Global Series Qualifiers!

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