|Country of Birth:||United States|
|Birthday:||July 18, 1994|
|Alternate IDs:||AcheSlaya, patprice, HeaDaChEz|
|XBL Gamertag:||ACHES PAT|
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Patrick "ACHES" Price is a veteran professional Call Of Duty player from the United States that currently plays for Cloud9. He is a 2014 World Champion and is known for being the captain of teams such as Leverage, compLexity, Evil Geniuses, and FaZe Clan.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
ACHES started playing during Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. However it was during Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 that he began competing at major events. His first major team was Leverage where he began his partnership with longtime teammate, TeePee. They would team up with Fatalize and Carnage for their first big tournament, the MLG Online National Championship. Following that event the roster had a bit of a make over with Miles and Juhgee replacing Fatalize and Carnage. This roster would go into MLG National Championship 2010 and finish a very impressive 2nd place. Aches would take home a share of the $6,000 his team received.
Call of Duty: Black Ops
At the end of 2010, the new Call of Duty was released, Call of Duty: Black Ops. Going into the game, Aches kept the team name of Leverage, however they came under the sponsorship of Quantic thus creating Quantic LeveraGe. Along with Teepee, Aches decided to add Bobby and FEARS to the team going into the new game. The team won the first tournament of the new game, which was the MLG $25K. The tournament was online and netted them a split of $10,000 for taking first. Despite the win, Aches felt the team could get even better as they replaced FEARS with Scump going into the first major LAN event of the game which was MLG Dallas. They once again took the win showing a bit of dominance on the game. However, they weren't able to replicate the same performance at MLG Columbus despite the same roster.
Following this 4th place performance, which Aches considered disappointing, he decided the team needed a change and replaced Bobby with Proofy. Aches felt this team was the one that can win it all and that's exactly what they did at MLG Anaheim. The team would stay together for MLG Columbus as well however their performance was rather poor finishing in 6th. Following this event, Proofy decided to go back to OpTic Gaming. To fill the gap, Aches felt it was best to bring back FEARS to the team. They weren't able to replicate the success from the beginning of the game as they finished in 5th and 6th respectively at the last two events of the game to close out the season.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
With the success of Black Ops 1, the scene was expecting to continue to grow in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. However, with no real support from the developers and the tools necessary for proper LAN events not really there, the game was not picked up by MLG to be on the circuit. Many of the pro players decided to take this year off with no major tournaments in America to play in. Aches did attend one event in the UK this year which was EGL 8. The team consisted of him and Teepee along with 2 pick ups of John and Nadeshot. The team went under just the name Leverage and finished a rather poor 8th place. This is the worst performance Aches had on LAN to date although it was with a pick up team. He wouldn't compete at anymore major events for the rest of the game.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
The scene was extremely excited for Call of Duty:Black Ops 2 and with good reason. The game came with more competitive support than any other game before. With this new game also came a new sponsor for Aches team. He decided to join compLexity. Along with him he brought his good friend Teepee as well as FEARS and added Crimsix. Crimsix had previously played during Call of Duty 4 but went over to Halo for several years. This was his first time back to Call of Duty. They got off to a good start by taking the first tournament of the season which was the online, Frag Cup IV. Following the win, they went on to place 2nd at UMG Chicago. The team lost to OpTic Gaming in the finals however this was overshadowed by an altercation between Aches and Nadeshot following the match in which words were exchanged and Aches pushed Nadeshot.
Despite finishing 2nd, Aches was left unsatisfied and a roster change was made in which FEARS was let go to make room for TuQuick. Unfortunately, TuQuick was not the answer to their problems as they finsihed 4th at the next 2 events including the biggest tournament of the year, the Call of Duty Championship. Disappointed they came up short, Aches once again felt the team needed a change. He decided the team needed to drop TuQuick and pick up Clayster in hopes of getting back on track. With the new roster, they went into the MLG Spring Championship with hopes of winning it all. That's exactly what they did taking home $20,000. Following the event, Aches kept the team the same as they went over to London and dominated at Gfinity 1 winning another title. Following their win in Europe the team's next event was the MLG PAX Prime Invitational. This was the first time the team got a taste of defeat with Clayster on board as they lost in the finals to UNiTE Gaming. Despite the loss, Aches felt the team was able to rebound from the defeat and no changes were necessary. Rebound is exactly what they did as they won the following 4 events to close out Black Ops 2. These events included UMG Atlanta, another trip to London for Gfinity 2, a 4 team invitational at the MLG Fall Invitational, and ESWC in France to close it out.
Call of Duty: Ghosts
Following the streak the team ended Black Ops 2 on, Aches had nothing but winning aspirations going into Call of Duty: Ghosts. A few weeks after the release of the game, Aches and the rest of the team attended the first event of the game, MLG Fall Championship. Picking up where they left off in the previous game, the team was able to win the entire event. However, following the event Aches decided to shock the entire community by revealing that the team had dropped Clayster. In his place, they were picking up Karma who had just left Team EnVyUs. Despite all the events they won together, Aches claimed that the team could be better and clashing personalities had to be addressed. Despite all the backlash, the team stuck with the decision and went on forward practicing for UMG Philadelphia. Despite breaking up a team that had won 5 straight events, they didn't skip a beat taking the title in Philadelphia as well.
Coming off that win the team began competing in MLG's first online league, MLG Pro Circuit Season 1, as well preparing for the biggest tournament of the year, the Call of Duty Championship 2014. They qualified for the big tournament without much trouble but were defeated in the finals of the Call of Duty Championship US Regional Final by Strictly Business which some believed made the team a little vulnerable. However, Aches promised that the event was not a big deal due to it being simply a qualifier and having no money on the line. He kept his word as compLexity won the tournament without losing to a single team and taking home the $400,000. After winning the World Championship, Aches and company attended UGC Niagara where once again they would take the win.
Following the event, the team shocked the community when it was announced that they were purchased by Evil Geniuses and would no longer be under the compLexity organization. The first event the team would attend under the new organization was the MLG X Games Invitational. For the first time in history, MLG was featured at the X Games in which the players would receive the same Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals as the extreme sports athletes. The team's winning streak came to an end here, however as they took home the Bronze medal after losses to Team Kaliber and OpTic Gaming left them in the 3rd place game. Even with the loss, Aches wasn't left too worried as the team got back to work for future events. They attended MLG Championship Anaheim next for which they qualified for through the MLG CoD League Season 2. In the International Playoffs at Anaheim, they would only drop a combined 5 maps on their way to the title in which they defeated OpTic Gaming in the finals.
Back to their winning ways they hoped to continue the success in both the MLG CoD League Season 3 as well as at the upcoming LAN event in London, Gfinity 3. The team went to London expecting to win but were hit with a major shock. They were eliminated in the first round of bracket play, finishing in a disappointing 5th-8th. This was the worst placing Aches had since the MLG National Championship 2011 to close out Black Ops 1. After returning from Europe, the main focus was Season 3 of MLG's league, unfortunately Aches became the center of controversy. After getting into a war of words with MLG employees on twitter, he was suspended from the league for 4 games becoming the first player in history to be suspended from the league. At the same time, the team confirmed that they would not be attending UMG Dallas 2014 due to some of the team not being able to attend. After returning to the league, Aches got into another altercation in which he was suspended another 2 games for. At this time Karma announced that he no longer wanted to be on Evil Geniuses and was eventually loaned to FaZe Clan in return for Dedo. This leaves Aches as the captain of Evil Geniuses with now Teepee, Crimsix, and Dedo going forward for the rest of the game.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Upon the release of AW, Aches was in the midst of contract issues with Evil Geniuses. A few days later, after all EG members announced their respective teams, it was announced that Aches would be joining FaZe Clan alongside Censor, Apathy, and SlasheR. The team saw some solid online performances in the 2 and 5K's, losing 1-3 to JusTus in the finals of a 2K, but there were doubts about Aches being able to match his dynasty on EG/coL with this new team. At MLG Columbus 2014, Aches had one of his most remarkable tournaments. Heading into Loser's Champ Bracket Round 3 on Championship Sunday, it was discovered that Aches had severely injured his hand to the point where he was almost removed from play due to medical ineligibility as stated by Adam Apicella (MLG Adam). However, Aches pulled off some of the best leadership, perseverance and skill bringing FaZe Clan all the way through the Loser's Bracket and to an extremely intense Grand final vs. OpTic Gaming. They defeated OpTic Gaming 3-1 in the first best of 5 series, and after bringing all the way to a Game 5 (the 9th game in the series), Aches and his team defeated OpTic 6-4 on Recovery SnD to be crowned MLG Columbus Champions.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
After his disappointing year in AW, Aches had left TCM in search for a new team. Teams were skeptical to pick him up as it had seemed to be that the legend had dropped off. However, Aches was given a chance by JKap to find his way onto the respectable Team EnVyUs along with his long time duo, TeePee and AW breakout player Slasher.
- ACHES has teamed with TeePee for over 3½ years. They were the longest running duo ever in professional Call of Duty.
- His alias "ACHES" comes from his old gamertag "HeaDaChEz(HeadACHES) which he played under in WaW & CoD4.
- ACHES was the winningest player in Call of Duty history for 7 months (November 2014 - May 2015).
- ACHES was 1 of 6 players to be apart of the compLexity/Evil Geniuses dynasty; winning a total of 14 events with/during this dynasty.
- ACHES has 19 Major Championships.
- He won the first championship in Modern Warfare 2, Black Ops, Black Ops 2, Ghosts, and Advanced Warfare. Modern Warfare 3 did not have an equivalent event, so his streak was broken when he failed to win the Totino's Invitational to start off the Black Ops 3 season with a win.
- December 18th, ACHES: “we’re feeling confident on LAN” by Justin Binkowski on GAMURS
Articles & Videos
- July 23rd, MLG suspends Aches, one of its biggest 'Call of Duty' stars with Dot Esports
- August 12th, MLG Weekly Episode 7: Call of Duty Tips with Aches with MajorLeagueGaming