Today, competitive Quake lost one of the good ones as GaRpY decides to hang up the gauntlet and call it a day. Although I (Dylan Winn) have only known GaRpY a short time, his
Gareth “GaRpY” Marshall is one of esports founding fathers, especially so in the European and UK scenes. Gareth carved out a name for himself back in Half-Life Deathmatch before making the eventual transition to Quake. After finding his footing in Quake 3/ Quake 4 and Quake Live, he signed on Team Dignitas in 2007, and went on to have a very successful gaming career for a number of years.
Gareth, alongside new teammates Vo0, Hypno and lifelong friend/rival Hell, joined our organization on July 6th 2017, when Team Envico was picked up by Myztro. This Sacrifice team went on to compete at the QuakeCon 2017 World Championships, which were held in late August of that year. After a long road of qualifiers and regional competitions, which held some of the most exciting games we’ve had the pleasure to watch, GaRpY and the rest of the Sacrifice team placed 5th/6th.
After QuakeCon and the World Championships, we saw GaRpY compete at a number of Majors. First, DreamHack Denver 2017 saw Myztro dominate the Duel category with Raisy taking the win this time around, GaRpY finishing second and
At ESWC 2017, GaRpY was able to go the one further and finish as Duel Champion, in the process becoming the first every competitive gamer from the UK to win a Major!
Rounding off 2017, the Sacrifice team qualified for and then competed at DreamHack Winter 2017 and placed top 9. With Sacrifice starting to flounder GaRpY turned his focus to Online 2v2 and Duel cups, and competed with a number of teammates, but primarily with his good friend and longtime Quake rival Aaron “HELL” Jones as the duo under the name Myztro UK before going on to compete with international teammate
Coming into 2018, we had to wait quite some time before Major events were announced and Sacrifice floundered.
Gareth placed second in the first Quake Open League Elite Division Duel tournament after a tightly fought contest throughout the bracket. Come QuakeCon 2018,
GaRpY has gone on to represent Myztro as a player and ambassador throughout 2017 and 2018 at Quake Champions events and has done us proud. He proved he wasn’t past Quake, and in the process, he got what he wanted all these years… that major win.
A note from the Editor Chris Jones
Gareth isn’t just a fantastic teammate to all the Myztro Quake players, he has
His event preparation and
He has helped raise money for charity, took part in community meet and greet events, and celebrated birthdays and milestones with the extended Myztro family and I can say on behalf of the whole team that it’s been awesome!
So it would be foolish to end it now right? We agree, and most importantly Gareth “GaRpY” Marshall agrees. It may be the end of a legacy for his days in Quake, but as one door closes, another one opens.
Myztro Gaming enters #blackout. We are thrilled to announce @myztrogarpy / @myztrohell to our official roster
Where are we dropping lads? 🙂 #ZOWIE @GamersApparel #Twitch #NewChapter pic.twitter.com/l9Tma2rKiN— Myztro Gaming (@MyztroGaming) December 5, 201
Once more teaming with his brother from another mother and Myztro teammate Aaron “Hell” Jones, who also has taken a step back from competing in Quake as well, GaRpy has taken a liking to Blackout. Gareth has been really enjoying the change of pace and gameplay experience that Treyarch title Black Ops 4 offers with its Battle Royal mode,
Blackout. So watch this space and expect him to be flying the Myztro banner once more in the near future, albeit in a different arena.