I am writing this article to give information on one of the best gaming organizations in the industry. The name of the org is Recon5. In this article, you will find out information about them and why Recon5 means so much to me.
First off, let’s get introduced to Recon5. Recon5 was founded in 2018 as a League Of Legends team started by Ryan “PrettyBoy” Arendash and his 4 teammates. Ryan was originally going to compete in LoL, but eventually he decided to start and manage his newly founded team. The name “Recon5” was created due to LoL having 5 players in competitive play (although it worked out nicely due to Black Ops 4 having 5 players in competitive play). He started to spread his team alongside co-owners Derek “Papa Sully” Sullivan and Brett “Binous” Clancy to compete in popular video game titles such as Call Of Duty, CS:GO, Fortnite, Rainbow 6 Siege, Rocket League, and Overwatch. Their goal: BE THE BEST POSSIBLE!
Their LoL team have been doing fantastic, winning multiple championships. Their Call Of Duty team is the team I will be specifically talking about. This is because my best friend of over 9 years, Antwan “ElectricAim” Winston Jr., was picked up by Ryan to compete under Recon5 as a Call Of Duty team along with his first four original teammates at CWL Vegas. It meant the world to me to see my best friend do what he enjoys doing. That is why Recon5 means the world to me.
With Recon5’s first Call Of Duty team competing in a major event, it was a great start to get the team name out there. Unfortunately, the team didn’t perform as expected. They got t256 and DFr’d. They redid their roster and created two COD teams (Midnight and Solar). Antwan plays under Midnight. Their team at CWL Fort Worth improved exceptionally. They placed t80, feeling more comfortable competing in events. Going into CWL Anaheim, they consisted of Antwan “ElectricAim” Winston Jr., Ryan “Tyrannicide” Belcher, RN5 Darkrai, Blake “Rush” Algire, and Stefanos “Demonic” Mammarappalil. This is the event I met Antwan’s teammates and Prettyboy at. They gave it their all and placed t40, getting beat by AthaimGG. They got some recognition by some known Call Of Duty players after the event. Darkrai made the decision to retire after Anaheim. Becuase of this, their team going into CWL Miami will be everyone mentioned above (except for RN5 Darkrai) along with their new addition: Ulisses “Uli” Rios.
The new addition has given much hope to their potential in all future CWL events. They have excellent chemistry, and along with their willingness and dedication, have their eyes set on getting first place in CWL Miami and all future Call Of Duty events. I wish everyone on Recon5 the best and hope to continue to work with Prettyboy and Recon5 in the future. Follow me on social media to stay up to date with everything I have planned with Recon5.