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COGnitive Gaming
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Org LocationUnited States United States
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COGnitive Gaming was an American eSports organization. It was one of the first organizations venturing into SMITE by picking up their first team in July 2013. It has since been home to several European, American, and Oceanic SMITE lineups, most notably the lineups of COGnitive Prime and COGnitive Red, which were leading teams in Season 1 before disbanding leading into Season 2. The organization shut its doors on 31 December 2016.

This article describes its main lineup, which has been dubbed COGnitive Prime. For the other teams, see COGnitive Gaming Xbox, COGnitive Red, COGnitive Forge and COGnitive EU.


Pre Launch

COGnitive Gaming was originally comprised of Shing, MLCst3alth, Allied, Kaeyoh and 0mega. MLCst3alth was eventually benched for not playing the game enough by Shing, and was replaced by Incontinentia. Kaeyoh later retired from competitive Smite. Allied, Incontinentia and Shing then founded SNIPE Gaming, with 0mega leaving at the same time.

Andinster then invited 0mega and MLCst3alth to his new team, whose other members were BaRRaCCuDDa and DaretoCare. For the remainder of pre-launch, COGnitive Gaming almost went undefeated, only losing to DownToFrag.

Season 1

COGnitive Gaming placed third during the Smite Launch Tournament, being defeated by Team Dignitas in the semifinals. They were almost defeated by SNIPE Gaming earlier in the tournament, but due to an unfortunate misplay, COGnitive Gaming eventually won that matchup.

Season 2

Spring Split

On February 15, COGnitive Gaming signed their new roster, comprised of What's Kraken members.

Summer Split

On July 23, Meerkat and bchm parted ways with COGnitive. Meanwhile, Homiefe returned to the jungle, while Wubbn and Baskintodaface join as the new support and solo laner, respectively.[1]

In the Fall Relegations, COGnitive successfully defended their SPL spot against a freshly sponsored Noble eSports in a convincing 3-0 series, qualifying for the Fall Split.

Fall Split

On August 13, only days before the start of the split, FaymousHate announced the team had been released by COGnitive Gaming.[2] It was later clarified by COGnitive's DeamonMachine that the roster had disbanded instead, leading to the contract release of the players.[3]

On the same day, a new roster was seen joining the in-game clan. It was then confirmed by COGnitive owner David Fry that this would be the new lineup.[4] This new roster, comprised of former Fat Chunks Assemble members Aror and Cabom, and veterans Meerkat, djpernicus, and TheBest. The season was spearheaded by djpernicus' Guan Yu and Ratatoskr picks, as well as TheBest's Hel. Finishing with a final record of 13-15, they qualified for the NA Super Regionals. Facing off against Cloud 9 in their first set, they were defeated 0:3, although all were very close games. In the months following, Meerkat and Cabom both left the team citing poor team chemistry, as well as their desires to play other roles. On January 23, 2016, the organization wound up without a roster and SPL spot as TheBest, Aror, and djpernicus joined Team Eager.


  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • July, COGnitive Gaming is formed.

Player Roster


C ID Name Role Next Team
djpernicus Cody Tyson Jungler Egrlogo std.pngTeam Eager
TheBest Jeremy Dailey Mid Laner Egrlogo std.pngTeam Eager
Aror Max Jackson Support Egrlogo std.pngTeam Eager
Meerkat Tyler Jensen Solo Laner PStemp std.pngProblem Solved
Cabom Christian Dura Hunter Team EnVyUslogo std.pngTeam EnVyUs
Baskintodaface Kim Woon-young (김운용) Solo Laner Cloud9logo std.pngCloud9
Homiefe Alexander D'Souza Jungler Denial eSportslogo std.pngDenial eSports
Hurriwind Tyler Whitney Mid Laner Cloud9logo std.pngCloud9
FaymousHate Damian Gudel Hunter Risky Behaviorlogo std.pngRisky Behavior
Wubbn Derek M. Gibson Jr. Support Risky Behaviorlogo std.pngRisky Behavior
bchm Benjamin Chmura Jungler Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTeam SoloMid
ScaryD Ronald Belair Solo Laner Fat Chunks Assemblelogo std.pngFat Chunks
Jigz Connor Echols Support Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTeam SoloMid
Mask Suharab Askarzada Jungler Enemylogo std.pngEnemy
BaRRaCCuDDa John Salter Hunter Cloud9logo std.pngCloud9
MLCst3alth Brett Felley Mid Laner Cloud9logo std.pngCloud9
andinster Andrew Woodward Jungler Cloud9logo std.pngCloud9
JeffHindla Rosario Vilardi Support Cloud9logo std.pngCloud9
Omegatron Ryan Johnson Solo Laner Cloud9logo std.pngCloud9
DaretoCare Brendan Daniels Support Dignitaslogo std.pngDignitas
Eonic Sinjin Thorpe Support COGRedlogo std.pngCOGnitive Red
Shing Alexander Rosa Jungler SNIPE Gaminglogo std.pngSNIPE Gaming
Allied David Hance Hunter SNIPE Gaminglogo std.pngSNIPE Gaming
Kaeyoh Kurt Ocher Hunter Retiredlogo std.pngRetired
Jjaja Support Retiredlogo std.pngRetired
Incontinentia Riley Unzelman Mid Laner SNIPE Gaminglogo std.pngSNIPE Gaming


ID Name Position
Smugglinrum David Fry II Manager

Team Achievements

COGnitive Gaming Tournament Results
2015-11-22A66$ 24,000SuperRegionalsSmall.png SMITE Super Regional Championship NA 2015 Meerkat •   djpernicus •   TheBest •   Cabom •   Aror
2015-10-25A66SPLSeason2Logo.png SMITE Pro League North America Season 2 Fall Season Meerkat •   djpernicus •   TheBest •   Cabom •   Aror
2015-09-20A55 - 6$ 1,000GearsOfFate.png Gears of Fate Cognitive Gaming Invitational Meerkat •   djpernicus •   TheBest •   Cabom •   Aror
2015-08-01I1QSPLSeason2Logo.png SMITE Pro League North America Season 2 Fall Relegations Baskintodaface •   Homiefe •   Hurriwind •   FaymousHate •   Wubbn
2015-07-11A55 - 8Hitboxinvitational.png NA Hitbox Invitational 2015 Meerkat •   bchm •   Hurriwind •   FaymousHate •   Homiefe
2015-06-28A77$ 11,500SPLSeason2Logo.png SMITE Pro League North America Season 2 Summer Season Meerkat •   bchm •   Hurriwind •   FaymousHate •   Homiefe
2015-05-10I1QSPLSeason2Logo.png SMITE Pro League North America Season 2 Summer Qualifiers Meerkat •   Homiefe •   Hurriwind •   FaymousHate •   Jigz
2015-04-05A55$ 3,250SPLSeason2Logo.png SMITE Pro League North America Season 2 Spring Season Meerkat •   Mask •   Hurriwind •   FaymousHate •   Jigz
2015-02-28I1QSPLSeason2Logo.png SMITE Pro League North America Season 2 Spring Qualifiers Meerkat •   Mask •   Hurriwind •   FaymousHate •   Jigz
2015-01-11A11$ 1,306,130SWC2015logo small.png SMITE World Championship 2015 Omegatron •   andinster •   MLCst3alth •   BaRRaCCuDDa •   JeffHindla
2014-11-23A22$ 10,000SPLS1NARegionals.png SMITE North America Regional Championship 2014 Omegatron •   andinster •   MLCst3alth •   BaRRaCCuDDa •   JeffHindla
2014-10-05A22$ 4,250SPLS1NA.png SMITE Pro League North America Season 1 Regular Season Omegatron •   andinster •   MLCst3alth •   BaRRaCCuDDa •   JeffHindla
2014-08-09A33 - 4SPLS1NA.png SMITE Pro League North America Season 1 Kick-Off LAN 0mega •   Andinster •   MLCst3alth •   BaRRaCCuDDa •   JeffHindla
2014-04-27A11$ 6,000Unknown Infobox Image - Tournament.png Alienware Arena Cup 0mega •   Andinster •   MLCst3alth •   BaRRaCCuDDa •   JeffHindla
2014-03-30A33$ 30,507LaunchTournament.png SMITE Launch Tournament Omega •   andinster •   MLCst3alth •   BaRRaCCuDDa •   DaretoCare
2013-09-01A44$ 2,500PAX-Prime-Logo.png PAX Prime 2013 0mega •   Shing •   MLCSt3alth •   Allied •   Kayoh
Total Prize: USD 1,399,137

Highlight Videos

Cognitive Gaming - Season 2


See Also

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