A life-long veteran of shooters, Hardup began playing with the original Doom. In the early days of high-latency internet, he practiced against the hardest modded quake AI bots he could find to hone his reaction time and accuracy. Hardup attended his first competitive LAN for Quake II and played competitively for Team XCM in Quake III. In 2007, FATE recruited Hardup to play Enemy Territory: Quake Wars. Hardup has competed in all other games with FATE since.
j4y began playing competively in Quake II and then transitioned to Quake III with team Bud Railers. After leaving Bud Railers, j4y continued playing Quake III with FATE. During the Enemy Territory Quake Wars beta, j4y helped recruit a squad to compete for FATE. FATE's ETQW team went on to be one of the most successful in FATE's history.
FATE recruited Cynix in 2007, near the end of the Enemy Territory Quake Wars beta, for their newly formed 6v6 competition team. Cynix continued playing competitively with FATE for Brink and Dirty Bomb. Prior to joining FATE, Cynix played Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory with Clan LXC.
QuakeCon (2011) Brink
FATE's Brink team placed 3rd in the Intel/Bethesda Brink Open Championship at QuakeCon 2011 in Dallas, taking home GeForce GTX480 graphics cards.