Tom "Tsquared" Taylor - Halo Player

Tom Taylor
Date of Birth:
October 15, 1987
United States
United States
World Ranking:
Country Ranking:

Total Prize Money Earned:
$117,718.91 From 48 Tournaments
Alternate IDs:
T2, Tsquared, [FJ]Tsquared


Tom "Tsquared" Taylor is a retired American professional Halo player originally from Rochester, New York. He was the captain of the second most successful MLG team, Str8 Rippin'.

Tom dropped out of high school at the age of 16 to participate in Halo tournaments hosted by MLG. After numerous tournament victories, he signed a $250,000 contract by MLG in 2004, including endorsement deals and a salary of $120,000 a year. In 2008 he appeared on bottles of Dr. Pepper in the US.

He also started his own company, Gaming, which tutors inspiring professional gamers on how to become better at the game they play.

He retired in 2009 and continues to coach gamers through his website. In 2014 Tsquared came out of retirement for a brief period to lead a revived Str8 Rippin team in the newly formed Halo Championship Series.

Earnings By Year

Total ResultsOnline ResultsOffline/LAN Results

Earnings By Age

Total ResultsOnline ResultsOffline/LAN Results
27 Years Old$4,137.5033.51%|$0.0000.00%|$4,137.5033.51%
24 Years Old$396.9010.34%|$0.0000.00%|$396.9010.34%
23 Years Old$4,200.0033.57%|$500.0010.42%|$3,700.0023.14%
22 Years Old$6,900.0035.86%|$0.0000.00%|$6,900.0035.86%
21 Years Old$32,800.00427.86%|$0.0000.00%|$32,800.00427.86%
20 Years Old$19,674.51616.71%|$0.0000.00%|$19,674.51616.71%
19 Years Old$34,625.00729.41%|$0.0000.00%|$34,625.00729.41%
18 Years Old$10,150.0098.62%|$0.0000.00%|$10,150.0098.62%
17 Years Old$4,300.0093.65%|$0.0000.00%|$4,300.0093.65%
16 Years Old$535.0030.45%|$0.0000.00%|$535.0030.45%

Earnings By Game

Total ResultsOnline ResultsOffline/LAN Results
Halo 2$51,074.512443.39%|$0.0000.00%|$51,074.512443.39%
Halo 2 Anniversary$4,137.5033.51%|$0.0000.00%|$4,137.5033.51%
Halo 3$56,700.001248.17%|$0.0000.00%|$56,700.001248.17%
Halo: Combat Evolved$1,210.0051.03%|$0.0000.00%|$1,210.0051.03%
Halo: Reach$4,596.9043.90%|$500.0010.42%|$4,096.9033.48%

Earnings By Team

Total ResultsOnline ResultsOffline/LAN Results
Str8 Rippin$112,071.414095.20%|$500.0010.42%|$111,571.413994.78%
Str8 Rippin$4,137.5033.51%|$0.0000.00%|$4,137.5033.51%

Highest Prize Money Won

1.2008-11-231stTeam-based Tournament » MLG Las Vegas 2008 (Halo 3)$25,000.00Halo 3
2.2007-10-143rdTeam-based Tournament » MLG Las Vegas 2007 (Halo 2 4v4)$10,000.00Halo 2
3.2006-11-193rdTeam-based Tournament » MLG Las Vegas 2006 (Halo 2 4v4)$7,500.00Halo 2
4.2009-06-071stTeam-based Tournament » MLG Columbus 2009 (Halo 3)$5,000.00Halo 3
5.2007-09-231stTeam-based Tournament » MLG Orlando 2007 (Halo 2 4v4)$5,000.00Halo 2
6.2008-06-151stTeam-based Tournament » MLG San Diego 2008 (Halo 3)$5,000.00Halo 3
7.2008-08-241stTeam-based Tournament » MLG Toronto 2008 (Halo 3)$5,000.00Halo 3
8.2006-12-101stTeam-based Tournament » WSVG Finals 2006 (Halo 2)$5,000.00Halo 2
9.2010-01-106thTeam-based Tournament » MLG Orlando 2009 (Halo 3)$3,500.00Halo 3
10.2006-10-153rdTeam-based Tournament » MLG New York Playoffs 2006 (Halo 2 4v4)$3,125.00Halo 2

Top Placements

10 Tournaments
13 Tournaments
13 Tournaments

Other Statistics

Overall Ranking

Currently, Tsquared is ranked #625 in highest overall earnings, and #115 in highest earnings for players from United States.

Prize Money Earned Under 18 Years of Age

Tsquared had won $4,835.00 in cash prizes from 12 tournaments before he turn 18 years old. 4.11% of his total prize money was earned before October 15, 2005.

Largest Prize from a Single Tournament

The most money that Tsquared has won from a single tournament was $25,000.00 from MLG Las Vegas 2008 (Halo 3) on November 23, 2008. His 1st place finish makes up 21.24% of his total prize money won.

$100,000 Milestone

On June 7, 2009, Tsquared reached $100,000 in total prize money won with a $5,000.00 cash prize from his 1st place finish at MLG Columbus 2009 (Halo 3). Prize money from 37 tournaments got him to that point.

Notable Contributor

Tsquared has contributed to the competitive scene of the following games outside of competing in tournaments.

Counter-Strike: Global OffensiveHost


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