Cory "Str8 SicK" Sloss is an American player for Oxygen Supremacy, well known for his time with teams such as Fnatic Classic, OpTic Gaming, and Team Allegiance. In addition to his 4v4 success, he is one of the all-time greats in Halo FFA competition, with back to back MLG BIC Flex 4 FFA championship wins in 2010 and 2011.
Cory Sloss was born on October 15, 1992. He is from California.
Str8 Sick's first MLG event was MLG Anaheim 2006, where he placed outside of the top 32 with an unknown team.
Str8 Sick's first documented placing came at MLG San Diego 2008 with a top 16 finish. His team, Crowd Pleasers, included Arkie, Frosty and Frywod. The same lineup would return in Orlando and place outside of the top 32. After a roster change swapping Arkie for Coldhearted, the team name was changed to Versus and they placed outside of the top 8 in Dallas. For the 2009 and 2010 seasons, Str8 Sick could not find a consistent team, and spent time on teams such as DGK, California Love, Driven By Adrenaline, a return to Crowd Pleasers, Define Rush, Relentless and Ambush. For most of these seasons, his teams placed outside the documented range, with his highest placing being 16th with Ambush at MLG Washington, D.C. 2010 with Frosty, Icevayne and SneakEBeaver.
Having failed to reach the 2010 National Championships, Str8 Sick instead competed in the MLG Dallas Reach Exhibition alongside the rest of the D.C. Ambush roster. They placed 17-24th in the exhibition tournament. Str8 Sick started out the 2011 season on Hot N Mild with Cratos, Eli and Jumpman, placing 29th in Dallas. Str8 Sick was then signed by the Fnatic esports organization and attended the next event in Columbus as a member of Fnatic GMM with Chig, Elitest and Mikwen. Though they placed only 19th, Str8 Sick gained new fans when he won the FFA competition at the event. Fnatic then retooled their Halo roster, replacing Mikwen and Elitest with Prototype, a close friend of Str8 Sick's, and Russo. The new roster competed as Fnatic Classic at MLG events. At their first event together in Anaheim, they wowed everyone with an unexpected 3rd placing. Their placings then dropped with a 6th in Raleigh and 11th in Orlando but they returned to form at the Providence National Championships, taking 4th. The Fnatic Classic squad returned at the MLG Winter Championship 2012 where they placed top 8.
The Fnatic squad from Halo: Reach returned for one Halo 4 event, the MLG Fall Championship 2012, where they placed a disappointing 17-24th. After MLG dropped Halo, Str8 Sick attended AGL 5 Nashville and UMG Chicago 2013 as a member of Slaughterhouse and Pure, placing top 16 each time. Str8 Sick placed 3rd at the Halo 4 Global Championship, taking home $10,000. He was undefeated in the FFA heats but lost to Ace in the 1v1 semifinals. He then attended RTX 2014 as a member of Vas’ Avi with Arkanum, Ryanoob and Shooter, where he won his first 4v4 event. He also won the FFA competition at RTX.
Str8 Sick joined Str8 Rippin and immediately placed 2nd at the ESL MCC Launch Invitational alongside Tsquared, Roy and Ryanoob. Shortly after the Launch Invitational, Str8 Rippin replaced the departing Roy and Ryanoob with Prototype and Naded for the Halo Championship Series. They placed 6th at Iron Games Columbus 2014 and 6th again at UGC St. Louis 2015 before Prototype was replaced with Legit. The new roster placed 9-12th at Gamers For Giving 2015 and 5-6th in the season finals at PAX East 2015.
On March 15, 2015, Arkanum confirmed that Noble Black had acquired Str8 Sick. However, his tenure with Noble would not last into the beginning of season 2, as on March 28, Noble eSports announced that they had acquired Ninja to replace Str8 Sick, making Str8 Sick a free agent. Two days later on March 30, it was announced that Str8 Sick had joined eLevate. After online success, eLevate went into Iron Games Atlanta 2015 with the 4th seed, but ended up finishing top 12 after losses to eXcellence and Velocity. Shortly after the event, Gabriel announced the disbandment of the eLevate Halo roster, making Str8 Sick and his teammates free agents. Str8 Sick's next move was to rejoin with frequent teammate Prototype. Alongside Prototype, the duo recruited veteran players Frosty and SneakEBeaver, and reformed Active Rush.
On October 25, 2015, Str8 SicK was announced as a member of upstart organization Allegiance eSports, alongside Naded, eL TowN and Goofy. His tenure with Allegiance would not last long enough to compete in a tournament however, as he was released on December 6th. Over the following weeks, Str8 Sick and Goofy formed a new team with Munoz and Nemassist. The new roster was picked up by eLevate, marking Str8 Sick's return to the organization. They eventually qualified for the HWC NA Regional Finals 2016 as the 10th seed. At Regionals, eLevate finished top 16, failing to qualify for Halo World Championship 2016.
On April 26th, Str8 SicK joined OpTic Gaming alongside MaNiaC, Naded and Ace. With Str8 SicK on board, the team failed to qualify for the Summer 2016 Pro League at the Summer Qualifier, placing 3rd in their group. OpTic finally qualified by finishing 2nd in the Last Chance Qualifier. Shortly after the LCQ, Naded left the team and was replaced by APG before the season began. The season did not go well for OpTic, with a final record of 2-12 and an 8th place finish. They managed to keep their spot in the Pro League by finishing 2nd in the Relegation tournament. Despite their qualification, Str8 Sick confirmed that he was released by OpTic on August 16. He eventually joined Elite Four alongside Ryanoob, Cloud and Aries. They finished 2nd at 2050 Chattanooga. Replacing Aries with Renegade, Elite Four competed in the Open Circuit for two weeks. Str8 SicK left Elite Four after the second week of Open Circuit action and attended HCS Orange County 2016 as a member of the MoneyMatches Ego Rangers alongside Randa, Aries and TireIron, subbing in for the absent BabyJ. They finished in the top 8. Shortly after this event, Str8 SicK found himself back on a pro team, returning to Team Allegiance, this time alongside ContrA, PreDevoNatoR and Falcated. The 8th place Allegiances' fortunes did not improve, as they ultimately finished in 8th place with a 3-11 record, facing Relegation. At HCS Las Vegas 2016, a different Team Allegiance showed up, defeating multiple pro teams and finishing 3rd overall. At Relegation, Allegiance lost to Enigma6 Group but were able to defeat The MoneyMatches Team and 3sUP to save their spot.
During the offseason, Str8 SicK joined a new team alongside Cratos, Naded and Nemassist. In a controversial "business decision", Cratos and Enigma6 manager Showtime managed to acquire the Enigma6 pro seed despite only one player and the manager being carried forward. On January 16th, the team was signed by Pnda Gaming. The roster's first event together was UGC St. Louis 2017, where they finished in the top 12 after losses to SetToDestroyX and Luminosity Gaming. Following UGC, Pnda replaced Nemassist with Danoxide. At ME Las Vegas 2017, a rejuvenated Pnda showed up, taking out Team Allegiance in a dramatic series to qualify for Halo World Championship 2017 and ultimately finishing 4th overall after another win over Str8 Rippin followed by a loss to Team EnVyUs. On March 13th, Pnda announced the release of its Halo roster. Cratos confirmed that they would be competing as Crowd Pleasers moving forward. The following day, it was announced that Crowd Pleasers would be sponsored by MoneyMatches for Worlds and attending as TMMT Crowd Pleasers. At Worlds, Crowd Pleasers were placed in a group alongside reigning champions OpTic Gaming and 2nd-ranked EU squad Supremacy. CP were able to defeat Supremacy 3-1, but were swept by OpTic for a 2nd place finish in the group. In their first match of the Championship Bracket, CP were defeated 4-3 in a very close match against Str8 Rippin. Looking to go on a Losers' Bracket run, they defeated London Conspiracy 4-1 to clinch top 8, but could not get past Team EnVyUs, who swept them 4-0 and sent them home with a top 8 finish.
After Worlds, Crowd Pleasers made changes as Naded and Danoxide left and were replaced by Spartan and Suspector. The team was then acquired by Ronin Esports. At UMG Daytona, Ronin finished 4th in its pool. After a win over Wise Gaming, they were swept by Team EnVyUs and sent to Losers, where they beat DoZe Esports before being eliminated by Str8 Rippin for a top 8 finish.