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Bance
Bance CDL 2021.png
Background Information
NameBen Bance
Country of Birth
England
BirthdayOctober 14, 1997 (age 23)
Residency
NA
North America
Prev Residencies
EU
Europe
Competitive
TeamToronto Ultralogo std.pngTOR Ultra
RolePlayer
Previous Role(s)Player
PSN IDBanceyCastle
XBL Gamertaginfused Bance
Social Media & Links
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Ben "Bance" Bance is a Call of Duty esports player, currently a player for Toronto Ultra.

Team History

Combine Role Swaps:Yes|No
Dates:Approx|Exact
TeamStartEnd
Notes
EU
Logo std.pngTeam AnticsNov 20142014-11-18[1]Nov 20142014-11-235d
ejel
EU
Team XENEXlogo std.pngTeam XENEXNov 20142014-11-29[2]Feb 20152015-02-092mo 10d
ejel
EU
Orbit eSportlogo std.pngTeam OrbitMar 20152015-03-10Apr 20152015-04-0425d
ejel
EU
Barrage eSportslogo std.pngBarrage eSports≈Apr 2015≈2015-04-??May 20152015-05-11[3]≈1mo 7d
ejel
EU
Team Sereni7ylogo std.pngTeam Sereni7y≈May 2015≈2015-05-??May 20152015-05-14≈2d
ejel
EU
EcHo Gaminglogo std.pngEcHo GamingMay 20152015-05-14May 20152015-05-2814d
ejel
EU
Exlogo std.pngExertus eSports.YouthMay 20152015-05-28≈Aug 2015≈2015-08-??≈2mo 14d
ejel
EU
Team Infusedlogo std.pngTeam InfusedAug 20152015-08-12[4]Sep 20152015-09-151mo 3d
ejel
EU
Barrage eSportslogo std.pngBarrage eSportsAug 20152015-08-21[6]Aug 20152015-08-31[5]10dTemp Sub
ejel
EU
Exertus eSportslogo std.pngExertus eSports≈Oct 2015≈2015-10-??Oct 20152015-10-27≈23d
ejel
EU
Excel Esportslogo std.pngExcel EsportsOct 20152015-10-28[8]Nov 20152015-11-16[7]19d
ejel
EU
Splycelogo std.pngSplyceDec 20152015-12-02[10]Sep 20182018-09-13[9]2yr 9mo
ejel
EU
Red Reservelogo std.pngRed ReserveSep 20182018-09-19[12]Apr 20192019-04-15[11]6mo 26d
ejel
EU
Denial Esportslogo std.pngDenial EsportsApr 20192019-04-19[14]May 20192019-05-31[13]1mo 12d
ejel
EU
Unitslogo std.pngUnitsJun 20192019-06-12[18]Jun 20192019-06-20[16]8d
ejel
EU
The Bhoyslogo std.pngThe BhoysJul 20192019-07-07[20]Aug 20192019-08-12[19]1mo 5d
ejel
EU
Celtic FC Esportslogo std.pngCeltic FC EsportsAug 20192019-08-12[23]Aug 20192019-08-27[21]15d
ejel
CDL
Toronto Ultralogo std.pngTOR UltraOct 20192019-10-24[24]Present1yr 8mo
ej
TeamStartEnd
Notes
EU
Logo std.pngTeam AnticsNov 20142014-11-18[1]Nov 20142014-11-235d
ejel
EU
Team XENEXlogo std.pngTeam XENEXNov 20142014-11-29[2]Feb 20152015-02-092mo 10d
ejel
EU
Orbit eSportlogo std.pngTeam OrbitMar 20152015-03-10Apr 20152015-04-0425d
ejel
EU
Barrage eSportslogo std.pngBarrage eSports≈Apr 2015≈2015-04-??May 20152015-05-11[3]≈1mo 7d
ejel
EU
Team Sereni7ylogo std.pngTeam Sereni7y≈May 2015≈2015-05-??May 20152015-05-14≈2d
ejel
EU
EcHo Gaminglogo std.pngEcHo GamingMay 20152015-05-14May 20152015-05-2814d
ejel
EU
Exlogo std.pngExertus eSports.YouthMay 20152015-05-28≈Aug 2015≈2015-08-??≈2mo 14d
ejel
EU
Team Infusedlogo std.pngTeam InfusedAug 20152015-08-12[4]Sep 20152015-09-151mo 3d
ejel
EU
Barrage eSportslogo std.pngBarrage eSportsAug 20152015-08-21[6]Aug 20152015-08-31[5]10dTemp Sub
ejel
EU
Exertus eSportslogo std.pngExertus eSports≈Oct 2015≈2015-10-??Oct 20152015-10-27≈23d
ejel
EU
Excel Esportslogo std.pngExcel EsportsOct 20152015-10-28[8]Nov 20152015-11-16[7]19d
ejel
EU
Splycelogo std.pngSplyceDec 20152015-12-02[10]Sep 20182018-09-13[9]2yr 9mo
ejel
EU
Red Reservelogo std.pngRed ReserveSep 20182018-09-19[12]Apr 20192019-04-15[11]6mo 26d
ejel
EU
Denial Esportslogo std.pngDenial EsportsApr 20192019-04-19[14]May 20192019-05-31[13]1mo 12d
ejel
EU
Unitslogo std.pngUnitsJun 20192019-06-12[18]Jun 20192019-06-20[16]8d
ejel
EU
The Bhoyslogo std.pngThe BhoysJul 20192019-07-07[20]Aug 20192019-08-12[19]1mo 5d
ejel
EU
Celtic FC Esportslogo std.pngCeltic FC EsportsAug 20192019-08-12[23]Aug 20192019-08-27[21]15d
ejel
CDL
Toronto Ultralogo std.pngTOR UltraOct 20192019-10-24[24]Jan 20202020-01-21[26]2mo 28d
ejel
CDL
Toronto Ultralogo std.pngTOR Ultra
Jan 20202020-01-21[26]Feb 20202020-02-08[27]18d
ejel
CDL
Toronto Ultralogo std.pngTOR UltraFeb 20202020-02-08[27]Present1yr 5mo
ej

News

  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
EU
Logo std.pngANTINovember 18, Bance, Cambo, JAMR, and Rez join.[1]
EU
Logo std.pngANTINovember 23, Bance, Cambo, JAMR, and Rez leave.
EU
Team XENEXlogo std.pngXENNovember 29, Bance, Insanatised, Swiftyy, and Urban join. aMaZe, MeLoN, and Realize leave.[2]
EU
Team XENEXlogo std.pngXENFebruary 9, Bance, endurAAA, Geth, and Urban leave.
EU
Orbit eSportlogo std.pngORBMarch 10, Bance and Urban join.
EU
Orbit eSportlogo std.pngORBApril 4, Bance, LXT, RusH, and Urban leave.
EU
Barrage eSportslogo std.pngBRGApril (approx.), Bance joins.
EU
Barrage eSportslogo std.pngBRGMay 11, Bance leaves.[3]
EU
Team Sereni7ylogo std.pngSe7May (approx.), Bance joins.
EU
Team Sereni7ylogo std.pngSe7May 14, Roster is signed by EcHo Gaminglogo std.pngEcHo Gaming. Bance, Desire, Nathan, and Vortex leave.
EU
EcHo Gaminglogo std.pngEcHoMay 14, Team signs roster of Team Sereni7ylogo std.pngTeam Sereni7y. Bance, Desire, Nathan, and Vortex join.
EU
EcHo Gaminglogo std.pngEcHoMay 28, Roster is acquired by Exlogo std.pngExertus eSports.Youth. Bance, Desire, Nathan, and Vortex leave.
EU
Exlogo std.pngEx.YMay 28, Team signs roster of EcHo Gaminglogo std.pngEcHo Gaming. Bance, Desire, Nathan, and Vortex join.
EU
Exlogo std.pngEx.YAugust (approx.), Bance, Desire, Nathan, and Vortex leave.
EU
Team Infusedlogo std.pngINFSAugust 12, Bance and Nathan join. Joshh rejoins. LXT, QwiKeR, and Urban leave.[4]
EU
Barrage eSportslogo std.pngBRGAugust 21, Bance joins as temporary substitute for insomnia55.[6]
EU
Barrage eSportslogo std.pngBRGAugust 31, Bance (temporary substitute) leaves.[5]
EU
Team Infusedlogo std.pngINFSSeptember 15, Peatie, Urban, and Zer0 join. Bance, Joshh, and Nathan leave.
EU
Exertus eSportslogo std.pngEXRTOctober (approx.), Bance, Desire, Insanatised, and Vortex join.
EU
Exertus eSportslogo std.pngEXRTOctober 27, Bance, Desire, and Vortex leave.
EU
Excel Esportslogo std.pngxLOctober 28, Bance, Desire, and Vortex join. Carbines leaves.[8]
EU
Excel Esportslogo std.pngxLNovember 16, Braaain, Nolson, and QwiKeR join. Bance, Desire, and Vortex leave.[7]
EU
Splycelogo std.pngSPYDecember 2, Bance, Dominate, Joshh, Reedy, and Swizz (Manager) join.[10]
EU
Splycelogo std.pngSPYAugust 31, Bance becomes restricted free agent.[28]
EU
Splycelogo std.pngSPYSeptember 13, Bance leaves.[9]
EU
Red Reservelogo std.pngREDSeptember 19, Bance joins.[12]
EU
Red Reservelogo std.pngREDApril 15, Organization withdraws from Call of Duty. Bance, Dominate, Joee, Rated, Skrapz, Zer0, and
Shockz leave.[11]
EU
Denial Esportslogo std.pngDNLApril 19, Alexx, Bance, Brack, Joee, and Rated join.
ZeeK moves to substitute. Breszy, Natshay, rizK, Wailers, and
Staan leave.[14][15]
EU
Denial Esportslogo std.pngDNLMay 31, Alexx, Bance, Brack, Joee, Rated, and
ZeeK leave.[13]
EU
Unitslogo std.pngUnitsJune 12, Alexx, Bance, Brack, Joee, and Rated join.[18]
EU
Unitslogo std.pngUnitsJune 20, Cammy, Nolson, and Weeman join. Alexx and Bance leave.[16][17]
EU
The Bhoyslogo std.pngBhoysJuly 7, Bance, Chain, Nastie, QwiKeR, and Seany join.[20]
EU
The Bhoyslogo std.pngBhoysAugust 12, Roster is signed by Celtic FC Esportslogo std.pngCeltic FC Esports. Bance, Chain, Nastie, QwiKeR, and Seany leave.[19]
EU
Celtic FC Esportslogo std.pngCELAugust 12, Signs roster of The Bhoyslogo std.pngThe Bhoys. Bance, Chain, Nastie, and QwiKeR join. Seany is loaned from Team Reciprocity.[23]
EU
Celtic FC Esportslogo std.pngCELAugust 27, Bance and QwiKeR leave.[21][22]
CDL
Toronto Ultralogo std.pngTOROctober 24, Team reveals branding as Toronto Ultralogo std.pngToronto Ultra. Bance, Brack, Cammy, Classic, CleanX, Loony, Lucky, Mayhem, Methodz, and MettalZ join.[24][25]
CDL
Toronto Ultralogo std.pngTORJanuary 21, Methodz, Loony, Classic, Cammy and MeTTalZ announced as starting roster.
Bance,
Brack,
CleanX,
Lucky, and
Mayhem move to substitutes.[26]
CDL
Toronto Ultralogo std.pngTORFebruary 8, Bance moves to starting roster.
MettalZ moves to substitute.[27]
CDL
Toronto Ultralogo std.pngTOROctober 6, Bance and Methodz will remain with the team.[29]
CDL
April 11, Bance is awarded the Call of Duty League 2021 - Stage 2 Player of the Stage.

Biography[]

Advanced Warfare[]

Call Of Duty Advanced Warfare was truly the game where Bance became a household name within European eSports. Going into the game he was an unknown entity however impressed at his first LAN event at Insomnia 53 despite a fairly lowly placing. From this he was given the opportunity to join Team XENEX along with a number of upcoming players in the European scene. He attended the first Am 2 Pro 1 in February 2015 however only placed 6th which was low for the standards that they had set going into the event. Bance continued to grow as a player throughout the year. He went on to team with RusH (Kelvin Bosman), LXT and Urban on both Team Orbit UK and Barrage eSports whereby they put in top performances at ESWC 2015 beating the mighty OpTic Gaming 3-2 and almost knocking out recent winners of Call Of Duty Championship Denial eSports. Bance went on to join Exertus eSports whereby they picked up a number of top LAN placements closing out Advanced Warfare. Bance won his first ever LAN event picking up for Barrage eSports at Insomnia 55 where they didn't drop a single map.

Black Ops III[]

Bance and his teammates were picked up by newly rebranded Splyce at the beginning of December 2015 and the team was able to qualify for the 2016 EU CWL Stage 1 Regular Season at the 2016 EU CWL Pro Division Qualifying Invitational Tournament. This put his team in the first official European pro league and allowed him to play full time. Splyce would finish top three in many events over the year, but was unable to take first place. After a few roster changes, they finally were able to win Gfinity Summer Masters 2016. This event win propelled Splyce to a historic second place performance at the 2016 Call of Duty World League Championship in September.

Infinite Warfare[]

Bance remained with Splyce going into Infinite Warfare, with Jurd and MadCat replacing Rated and Joee on the team, with Zer0 later replacing Joshh on the team. With placings of 5-6th at CWL Paris Open and 4th at CWL Dallas, Splyce began to prove themselves as a top worldwide team, and Bance was commonly cited by pros and fans alike as a standout performer. Splyce held the top European seed heading in to the inaugural Call of Duty Global Pro League, and were placed in a group with American squads Team EnVyUs and Cloud9, and Australian team, Mindfreak. In a very tight top-of-the-table clash, EnVyUs defeated Splyce to take top seed of their Group. Following the finale of the group, Bance was voted as an All-Star player by fans and casters alike.

Modern Warfare[]

Toronto Ultra announced their initial ten man roster with Bance as substitute on January 21, 2020.

The following week in the start of the COD League, in Call of Duty League 2020 - Week 2 in London, Bance was switched onto the starting roster for spaniard MettalZ. The team did not fair any better as they were beaten handily by London Royal Ravens and Paris Legion, knocked out in last place. The team stuck with the same roster for Week 3 and earned the same result - losing both matches and getting eliminated by Paris Legion for a second straight last place finish. Leading up to Week 5, the Ultra added MettalZ back into the starting lineup, replacing Loony. For the first time since Launch Weekend, the team won a series by defeating Florida. After that series, however, the went on to lose versus Dallas Empire and also their rematch against Florida Mutineers. The new lineup continued to improve by advancing out of the group stage for the first time after defeating New York Subliners and Minnesota RØKKR. They lost to OpTic Gaming Los Angeles in the semifinal but seemed to have finally established a consistent starting roster to improve with.

This established roster would immediately be thrown back into discord as in the week leading up to Week 9, CleanX was rumored to have been added to the starting roster to replace Classic not due to in game performances, but because Classic left Toronto to visit a sick relative. The team did not scrim while he was gone. He returned in time for the weekend and took his spot back. The went on to lose 3-1 to LA Guerrillas and 3-0 to the Huntsmen. To make things more confusing, CleanX officially joined the starting roster just days after the event and a day before Week 10. This would mark the first time in CDL history that a team fielded a roster with players from five different countries. After narrowly losing to Atlanta FaZe, the Ultra beat up on OpTic Gaming 3-0 in one of the most dominant series of the season including a 250-49 Hackney Yard hardpoint win. New York Subliners would knock them out in the next round. Classic replaced MettalZ in Week 11 as the revolving door of MarkyB roster changes continued. They beat Atlanta FaZe 3-2 to get out of the group stage but then lost to New York Subliners in the semifinals. In the final week of the season, Ultra's Home Series, they took the event by storm and beat the top three teams attending the event, Chicago, Dallas, and Atlanta, to win the event in an incredible grand final. They became the third team to win their own home series, joining Atlanta FaZe and New York Subliners. The 50 CDL points earned from winning boosted the Ultra all the way up into the winners bracket for Champs at 7th place with 120 CDL Points.

Toronto started in Winners Round 1 at the Call of Duty League Championship 2020. They defeated London Royal Ravens 3-1 and Florida Mutineers 3-1 before losing to Dallas Empire in Winners Round 3. In a rematch in Losers Round 4, Toronto lost to London 1-3. They finished Top 6 in Champs.

Cold War[]

Bance stay for second year on Toronto Ultra with Methodz, Cammy, and CleanX as the four remaining players going into the new 4v4 league.

Stage 1 did not go as planned for Toronto as they only won one of their five group stage matches. Starting in Losers Round 1, the Ultra defeated London 3-2 and Minnesota 3-2 before losing to Los Angeles Thieves in Losers Round 3 0-3.

On March 10th, Toronto surprised many fans as they replaced Main AR Methodz with Insight. A lackluster Stage 2 saw TOR finish with a 2-3 record, managing a Winners Round 1 seed due to a three-way tiebreaker with London Royal Ravens and Los Angeles Guerrillas. A 3-1 win over OpTic Chicago and 1-3 loss to Atlanta FaZe dropped the Ultra into Losers Round 4. Toronto started an incredible sub-run there taking down a red-hot LA Thieves, ice-cold Minnesota RØKKR, and then Dallas Empire in the Losers Final to find themselves a rematch against Atlanta FaZe in the Grand Finals. A back and forth best of nine series ended in favor of the Ultra 5-3 behind a superstar performance by Bance, win the MVP of the Stage 2. This victory was Toronto's second ever major championship, second major win for an european full roster and Bance.

Trivia[]

Achievements[]

This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.

Minimum place
Tournament tier
Bance Tournament Results
GameDatePlPrizeEventRoster
2021-06-203$ 80,000$ 80,000$ 80,000 Call of Duty League 2021 - Stage 4 MajorToronto Ultralogo std.pngTOR Cammy •  CleanX •  Bance •  Insight MarkyB
2021-06-131 - 2 Call of Duty League 2021 - Stage 4Toronto Ultralogo std.pngTOR Cammy •  CleanX •  Bance •  Insight MarkyB
2021-05-163$ 80,000$ 80,000$ 80,000 Call of Duty League 2021 - Stage 3 MajorToronto Ultralogo std.pngTOR Cammy •  CleanX •  Bance •  Insight MarkyB
2021-05-091 - 2 Call of Duty League 2021 - Stage 3Toronto Ultralogo std.pngTOR Cammy •  CleanX •  Bance •  Insight MarkyB
2021-04-111$ 200,000$ 200,000$ 200,000 Call of Duty League 2021 - Stage 2 MajorToronto Ultralogo std.pngTOR Cammy •  CleanX •  Bance •  Insight MarkyB
2021-04-045 - 6 Call of Duty League 2021 - Stage 2Toronto Ultralogo std.pngTOR Cammy •  CleanX •  Bance •  Insight MarkyB
2021-03-077 - 8$ 10,000$ 10,000$ 10,000 Call of Duty League 2021 - Stage 1 MajorToronto Ultralogo std.pngTOR Cammy •  CleanX •  Methodz •  Bance MarkyB
2021-02-289 - 10 Call of Duty League 2021 - Stage 1Toronto Ultralogo std.pngTOR Cammy •  CleanX •  Methodz •  Bance MarkyB
2021-01-24L Call of Duty League 2021 - Kickoff ClassicToronto Ultralogo std.pngTOR Cammy •  CleanX •  Methodz •  Bance MarkyB
2020-11-2011 Toronto Ultra 25K Coldish WarLogo std.pngBANC Bance •  Reedy •  Flux •  Joee

Media[]

  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021

Post-Match Interviews

DateTournamentMatchLink
2021-07-15Call of Duty League 2021 - Stage 5
TORToronto Ultralogo std.png
vs
Los Angeles Guerrillaslogo std.pngLAG
Link
2021-06-18Call of Duty League 2021 - Stage 4 Major
TORToronto Ultralogo std.png
vs
Dallas Empirelogo std.pngDAL
Link
2021-06-13Call of Duty League 2021 - Stage 4
NYNew York Sublinerslogo std.png
vs
Toronto Ultralogo std.pngTOR
Link
2021-06-10Call of Duty League 2021 - Stage 4
TORToronto Ultralogo std.png
vs
Los Angeles Guerrillaslogo std.pngLAG
Link
2021-05-15Call of Duty League 2021 - Stage 3 Major
TORToronto Ultralogo std.png
vs
Los Angeles Thieveslogo std.pngLAT
Link
2021-04-25Call of Duty League 2021 - Stage 3
TORToronto Ultralogo std.png
vs
Dallas Empirelogo std.pngDAL
Link
2021-04-10Call of Duty League 2021 - Stage 2 Major
TORToronto Ultralogo std.png
vs
Los Angeles Thieveslogo std.pngLAT
Link
2021-03-03Call of Duty League 2021 - Stage 1 Major
TORToronto Ultralogo std.png
vs
London Royal Ravenslogo std.pngLDN
Link
2020-08-21Call of Duty League Championship 2020
FLAFlorida Mutineerslogo std.png
vs
Toronto Ultralogo std.pngTOR
Link
2019-03-25CWL Pro League 2019
ExGExcelerate Gaminglogo std.png
vs
Red Reservelogo std.pngRED
Link
2017-05-28CWL Global Pro League 2017 Stage 1 Playoffs
FaZeFaZe Clanlogo std.png
vs
Splycelogo std.pngSPY
Link
2017-05-27CWL Global Pro League 2017 Stage 1 Playoffs
SPYSplycelogo std.png
vs
Enigma6 Grouplogo std.pngE6
Link

Gallery[]

Redirects

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 RHunter's Tweet twitter.com
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 XENEX's Tweet twitter.com
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Barrage's Tweet twitter.com
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Infused's Tweet twitter.com
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Barrage's Tweet twitter.com
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Barrage's Tweet twitter.com
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 CoD: Deadline Day RosterMania excelesports.com
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 CoD: Roster Changes for Black Ops 3 excelesports.com
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Splyce's Tweet twitter.com
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 New LCS franchise Follow eSports rebrands to Splyce, picks up Call of Duty team dailydot.com
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Red Reserve's Press Release spotlightstockmarket.com
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 5v5 is a big change and so is this. Welcome @Bance. #RESERVED twitter.com
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Rated's Tweet twitter.com
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Elevate's Tweet twitter.com
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Denial Esport's Tweet twitter.com
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Luminosity's Tweet twitter.com
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Team Reciprocity's Tweet twitter.com
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 Rated's Tweet twitter.com
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 Celtic FC's Tweet twitter.com
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 Seany's Tweet twitter.com
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 Bance's Tweet twitter.com
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 QwiKeR's Tweet twitter.com
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 Celtic FC Esports take part in the 2019 CWL Championship celticfc.net
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 WE'RE HERE | Toronto has a Call of Duty League team youtube.com
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 Meet your fam | Toronto Ultra ROSTER youtube.com
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 Introducing @TorontoUltra starting roster twitter.com
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 Toronto Ultra's Tweet twitter.com
  28. Bance's Tweet twitter.com
  29. Toronto Ultra's Tweet twitter.com