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Player Name: iGotUrPistola
Real Name: Justin Lee Deese
Birth Date: November 20th, 1992
Hometown: West Columbia, SC

With the start of the 2007 season and the premiere Halo league at the time, MLG, removing the 1v1 portion of their Free For All competitions, it was time for a new wave of players to make their name on the Halo scene. One player in particular, Justin Deese aka iGotUrPistola, from South Carolina would step onto the stage and immediately make a name for himself.

Justin Deese started out his professional Halo career at the Free For All portion of MLG Charlotte 2007, where he placed 3rd. The 13 year old Justin was given an ultimatum by his dad in which he could only keep going to events if he made money. Therefore Pistola already had more pressure on him than many other players competing, however he did not fold. At the very next MLG event in the Meadowlands, iGotUrPistola took home first place in the FFA competition. The next event, Pistola had a less than stellar 8th place finish, however the following event Pistola came back with a vengeance and took home another 1st place finish. The young Halo pro became the only player in the 2007 to win more than one FFA event. The season rounded out with Pistola finishing 3rd in Orlando and 5th at the national championship in Las Vegas. Although Pistola did not finish the way he wanted to, it was a very successful individual season, especially considering that it was his first time on the MLG Pro circuit.

When the 2008 season began, MLG switched over to Halo 3 and thus began Pistola’s rise as a top 4v4 player. With MLG’s controversial decision to not have a Free For All component to their events(the Dallas amateur exhibition withstanding), Pistola focused on becoming more of a team player. After a very disappointing placing at the Meadowlands opener, Pistola took a spot on team Ambush where he stayed for the rest of the 2008 season. The freshman season for Halo 3 saw Pistola and Ambush place as a high as 4th at MLG Orlando and Dallas, although it was Orlando where Pistola and future teammate Heinz saw national Halo fame. After a tricky fiasco with hardware failure, Game 5 of the Winner’s Semi Finals took place on Pit Team Slayer against the top team in the world at the time, Str8 Rippin. After being down a seemingly insurmountable amount of kills, Ambush stormed back to win the game and the series.




Pistola and Ambush ended the 2008 season placing 5th at the national championship in Las Vegas. Pistola and Heinz were not content with the outcome and teamed with SK and Hysteria to form a new Triggers Down team for the 2009 season. The new squad saw immediate success, coming out of the losers bracket to beat heavily favored Instinct in the championship match at MLG Meadowlands. This would be the first 4v4 event win for Pistola and a huge milestone in his professional gaming career. Triggers Down lost their nerve the next event and fell to their rivals, Str8 Rippin at MLG Columbus. The decisive loss did not faze tD as they came to the next event at MLG Dallas in full force and knocked out a renewed Carbon lineup in the championship match. This Triggers Down crew had certified themselves as the top seed, however MLG Anaheim would be their toughest series yet. The ‘09 Anaheim championships against rivals Str8 Rippin went all the way to game 11 where Triggers Down came out on top. The series went down as one of the most exciting and entertaining in Halo history and propelled Pistola and Heinz as top 5 players on the pro circuit. This was also the first time a team won back to back major events in Halo 3.





The MLG 2009 national championships for Halo 3 took place at Orlando. tD was heavily favored to win the event and also be the first Halo 3 team to win three events in a row. However due to a highly controversial Xbox failure in the winner’s bracket against team Classic, a game of Onslaught CTF(that tD was within seconds of winning) had to be replayed. Even though the situation was handled according to the official MLG rulebook, many fans argued that this anomaly severely halted tD’s momentum and was the main reason they did not win that tournament. Triggers Down and company ended up finishing an absolutely shocking 5th place.

The 2010 MLG season would be Halo 3’s last appearance on the pro circuit. The opening event in Orlando saw tD change their lineup slightly, however this would prove to be fruitless because the team placed in 6th and ultimately, be the end of the partnership between tD and Pistola. However, the next event is where Pistola regained his place at the top of the Halo world. Teaming up with Ogre 2 and Final Boss, this new FB squad went on to place 2nd at MLG Columbus and then win the next 3 events including the Halo 3 2010 national championship. This was also the first time a team won back to back to back in Halo 3.





With the 2011 season underway, Halo Reach made its debut onto the MLG Pro Circuit. However, the momentum and magic that Pistola and Final Boss had during the latter half of the 2010 season did not transfer over to Halo Reach; at least not right away. The opener at MLG Dallas saw the reigning champions place outside of the top 8. Viewing this as an unacceptable outcome, Ogre 2 and Pistola left FB and teamed up with Roy and Lunchbox to form a new Instinct roster. This team saw immediate success by taking home first place at next MLG event in Columbus and only dropped one game in the process. Instinct continued to steamroll the opposition at the next MLG event in Anaheim, this time not losing a single game. The only other time in Halo history that this happened was when Final Boss did it at Las Vegas 2007, as a result fans dubbed this Instinct roster, the "God Squad".

Even though it seemed Pistola and crew were unbeatable, Instinct loss in the finals at the next event in Raleigh to Infamous, a team comprised of newer players on the pro circuit. The next event in Orlando saw Instinct walk away with a poor 5th place finish, however they regrouped and were on point at the national championships in Providence. Instinct won the gold over Warriors and it became Pistola’s second national championship win, including another $100,000 check.




The 2012 season saw MLG utilize NBNS gametypes and in the Columbus opener, Instinct and crew took home second place, losing to Status Quo in the grand finals. After this, MLG briefly dropped Halo from its title lineup and a new grassroots league, AGL emerged to host competitive Halo LAN tournaments. AGL’s inaugural event took place in Chicago, however most of the Instinct squad was not able to attend. AGL 2 took place back in Columbus, where Instinct edged out Elite 4 in the finals. This would also be the last major Halo Reach event. Later that year MLG had its final Halo event with the Halo 4 tournament in Dallas. The Instinct crew placed outside of the top 4 this event but this would not be the end of Pistola’s dominance.

For the Halo 4 2013 season, Pistola’s first event win came at AGL 5 in Nashville on his old team, Ambush. The next time Pistola and crew saw tournament success was at AGL 7 in Knoxville where they took home first place. At the following major event at UMG Chicago, Pistola and Ambush won first place again. However their momentum was halted at AGL 8 in Knoxville where the team placed in 4th, although Pistola did take home first place in the FFA, beating Legit in a 1v1 finals match. After this tournament, the Halo 4 Global Championships took place. This was a Free For All competition with a prize pool of $500,000. Pistola lost to Requiem’s Ace in overtime, in one of the most thrilling Halo matches of all time. Following Globals, AGL 9 was held in Atlanta; Ambush won again in dominating fashion. Not only that, but Pistola also won the 2v2 competition with his teammate Heinz as well as the FFA portion of the event.




At the time of this writing, AGL 9 was the last major Halo LAN event and it was only fitting that Pistola went out on top. His numerous tournament wins and high placings only attest to his skill level and a top spot as one of the greatest Halo players of all time.



Some notes about iGotUrPistola's career:

MLG Meadowlands 2009 Most Valuable Player
MLG Columbus 2009 Most Valuable Player
MLG Dallas 2009 Most Valuable Player
MLG D.C. 2010 Most Valuable Player (Tied with FearitSelf)
MLG 2010 Best Overall Player
2011 Providence National Championship MVP (Tied with Roy)
AGL 9 Most Valuable Player
2x MLG National Champion
The only season Pistola did not win at least one event was 2008
Pistola currently has 19 major Halo tournament wins

Thank you for you reading. Feel free to discuss the awesomeness that is Pistola in the comments below.

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lol why did you get banned?
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lol why did you get banned?
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My friend played him and KrakaLaka Midship 2v2 back in the day...and lost horribly. Such a great slaying power, it's a shame that Halo is all but eviserated competitively, does he still stream or anything? Last Twitch stream is from 10 months ago

http://www.twitch.tv/justinpistola/p...pastBroadcasts
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My friend played him and KrakaLaka Midship 2v2 back in the day...and lost horribly. Such a great slaying power, it's a shame that Halo is all but eviserated competitively, does he still stream or anything? Last Twitch stream is from 10 months ago

http://www.twitch.tv/justinpistola/p...pastBroadcasts
Yeah it sucks. The only people I see still streaming are Ninja and Naded.
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very cool piece but that writing was pretty bad. guessing you just have some years of school left.



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very cool piece but that writing was pretty bad. guessing you just have some years of school left.
It's at the same level as all the articles that are on the front page of Beyond.


But you're right, it's not a professional piece, I wrote it just for fun.
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It's at the same level as all the articles that are on the front page of Beyond.


But you're right, it's not a professional piece, I wrote it just for fun.
You don't have to justify yourself to anyone. I enjoyed it.
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Player Name: iGotUrPistola
Real Name: Justin Lee Deese
Birth Date: November 20th, 1992
Hometown: West Columbia, SC

With the start of the 2007 season and the premiere Halo league at the time, MLG, removing the 1v1 portion of their Free For All competitions, it was a time for a new wave of players to make their name on the Halo scene. One player in particular, Justin Deese aka iGotUrPistola, from South Carolina would step onto the stage and immediately make a name for himself.

Justin Deese started out his professional Halo career at the Free For All portion of MLG Charlotte 2007, where he placed 3rd. The 13 year old Justin was given an ultimatum by his dad in which he could only keep going to events if he made money. Therefore Pistola already had more pressure on him than many other players competing, however he did not fold. At the very next MLG event in the Meadowlands, iGotUrPistola took home first place in the FFA competition. The next event, Pistola had a less than stellar 8th place finish, however the following event Pistola came back with a vengeance and took home another 1st place finish. The young Halo pro became the only player in the 2007 to win more than one FFA event. The season rounded out with Pistola finishing 3rd in Orlando and 5th at the national championship in Las Vegas. Although Pistola did not finish the way he wanted to, it was a very successful individual season, especially considering that it was his first time on the MLG Pro circuit.

When the 2008 season began, MLG switched over to Halo 3 and thus began Pistola’s rise as a top 4v4 player. With MLG’s controversial decision to not have a Free For All component to their events(the Dallas amateur exhibition withstanding), Pistola focused on becoming more of a team player. After a very disappointing placing at the Meadowlands opener, Pistola took a spot on team Ambush where he stayed for the rest of the 2008 season. The freshman season for Halo 3 saw Pistola and Ambush place as a high as 4th at MLG Orlando and Dallas, although it was Orlando where Pistola and future teammate Heinz saw national Halo fame. After a tricky fiasco with hardware failure, Game 5 of the Winner’s Semi Finals took place on Pit Team Slayer against the top team in the world at the time, Str8 Rippin. After being down a seemingly insurmountable amount of kills, Ambush stormed back to win the game and the series.




Pistola and Ambush ended the 2008 season placing 5th at the national championship in Las Vegas. Pistola and Heinz were not content with the outcome and teamed with SK and Hysteria to form a new Triggers Down team for the 2009 season. The new squad saw immediate success, coming out of the losers bracket to beat heavily favored Instinct in the championship match at MLG Meadowlands. This would be the first 4v4 event win for Pistola and a huge milestone in his professional gaming career. Triggers Down lost their nerve the next event and fell to their rivals, Str8 Rippin at MLG Columbus. The decisive loss did not faze tD as they came to the next event at MLG Dallas in full force and knocked out a renewed Carbon lineup in the championship match. This Triggers Down crew had certified themselves as the top seed, however MLG Anaheim would be their toughest series yet. The ‘09 Anaheim championships against rivals Str8 Rippin went all the way to game 11 where Triggers Down came out on top. The series went down as one of the most exciting and entertaining in Halo history and propelled Pistola and Heinz as top 5 players on the pro circuit. This was also the first time a team won back to back major events in Halo 3.





The MLG 2009 national championships for Halo 3 took place at Orlando. tD was heavily favored to win the event and also be the first Halo 3 team to win three events in a row. However due to a highly controversial Xbox failure in the winner’s bracket against team Classic, a game of Onslaught CTF(that tD was within seconds of winning) had to be replayed. Even though the situation was handled according to the official MLG rulebook, many fans argued that this anomaly severely halted tD’s momentum and was the main reason they did not win that tournament. Triggers Down and company ended up finishing an absolutely shocking 5th place.

The 2010 MLG season would be Halo 3’s last appearance on the pro circuit. The opening event in Orlando saw tD change their lineup slightly, however this would prove to be fruitless because the team placed in 6th and ultimately, be the end of the partnership between tD and Pistola. However, the next event is where Pistola regained his place at the top of the Halo world. Teaming up with Ogre 2 and Final Boss, this new FB squad went on to place 2nd at MLG Columbus and then win the next 3 events including the Halo 3 2010 national championship. This was also the first time a team won back to back to back in Halo 3.





With the 2011 season underway, Halo Reach made its debut onto the MLG Pro Circuit. However, the momentum and magic that Pistola and Final Boss had during the latter half of the 2010 season did not transfer over to Halo Reach; at least not right away. The opener at MLG Dallas saw the reigning champions place outside of the top 8. Viewing this as an unacceptable outcome, Ogre 2 and Pistola left FB and teamed up with Roy and Lunchbox to form a new Instinct roster. This team saw immediate success by taking home first place at next MLG event in Columbus and only dropped one game in the process. Instinct continued to steamroll the opposition at the next MLG event in Anaheim, this time not losing a single game. The only other time in Halo history that this happened was when Final Boss did it at Las Vegas 2007, as a result fans dubbed this Instinct roster, the "God Squad".

Even though it seemed Pistola and crew were unbeatable, Instinct loss in the finals at the next event in Raleigh to Infamous, a team comprised of newer players on the pro circuit. The next event in Orlando saw Instinct walk away with a poor 5th place finish, however they regrouped and were on point at the national championships in Providence. Instinct won the gold over Warriors and it became Pistola’s second national championship win, including another $100,000 check.




The 2012 season saw MLG utilize NBNS gametypes and in the Columbus opener, Instinct and crew took home second place, losing to Status Quo in the grand finals. After this, MLG briefly dropped Halo from its title lineup and a new grassroots league, AGL emerged to host competitive Halo LAN tournaments. AGL’s inaugural event took place in Chicago, however most of the Instinct squad was not able to attend. AGL 2 took place back in Columbus, where Instinct edged out Elite 4 in the finals. This would also be the last major Halo Reach event. Later that year MLG had its final Halo event with the Halo 4 tournament in Dallas. The Instinct crew placed outside of the top 4 this event but this would not be the end of Pistola’s dominance.

For the Halo 4 2013 season, Pistola’s first event win came at AGL 5 in Nashville on his old team, Ambush. The next time Pistola and crew saw tournament success was at AGL 7 in Knoxville where they took home first place. At the following major event at UMG Chicago, Pistola and Ambush won first place again. However their momentum was halted at AGL 8 in Knoxville where the team placed in 4th, although Pistola did take home first place in the FFA, beating Legit in a 1v1 finals match. After this tournament, the Halo 4 Global Championships took place. This was a Free For All competition with a prize pool of $500,000. Pistola lost to Requiem’s Ace in overtime, in one of the most thrilling Halo matches of all time. Following Globals, AGL 9 was held in Atlanta; Ambush won again in dominating fashion. Not only that, but Pistola also won the 2v2 competition with his teammate Heinz as well as the FFA portion of the event.





At the time of this writing, AGL 9 was the last major Halo LAN event and it was only fitting that Pistola went out on top. His numerous tournament wins and high placings only attest to his skill level and a top spot as one of the greatest Halo players of all time.



Some notes about iGotUrPistola's career:

MLG Meadowlands 2009 Most Valuable Player
MLG Columbus 2009 Most Valuable Player
MLG Dallas 2009 Most Valuable Player
MLG D.C. 2010 Most Valuable Player (Tied with FearitSelf)
MLG 2010 Best Overall Player
2011 Providence National Championship MVP (Tied with Roy)
AGL 9 Most Valuable Player
2x MLG National Champion
The only season Pistola did not win at least one event was 2008
Pistola currently has 19 major Halo tournament wins

Thank you for you reading. Feel free to discuss the awesomeness that is Pistola in the comments below.
 

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