-Our Mission Statement
Team Relentless is a collection of Star Wars: Legion players. We are dedicated to success at high levels of competitive play through growth, innovation, and sportsmanship.
Why We Formed a Team
“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” –Michael Jordan
The members of Team Relentless want to push ourselves to learn and continue to get better at Star Wars Legion. This is our number 1 focus. The skill level of players in Legion now is drastically improved. When compared that which it was just months after the games release. It is important to surround yourself with strong practice partners and sharp individuals to innovate.
There are six of us forming Team Relentless. Read on to learn more about each member!
Nerfley (Brad) was introduced to Star Wars by a friend in first grade. Since that day it has been a defining part of his life. When Star Wars combined with tactical, turn-based gaming in Star Wars: Legion, he was sold. His competitive gaming history includes Magic: the Gathering, Planetside 2, and far too many hours in Firaxis games. Like XCOM and Civilization. Brad lends his artistic talents to Legion through the creation of art assets for Team Relentless and the Invader League. Nerfley shares his expertise of competitive terrain set up on the Notorious Scoundrels podcast, during the Relentless Rangers segment.
Mbweha (you can call him Ben) fell in love with Star Wars during recess in the fifth grade when he watched some friends playing Decipher’s Star Wars CCG. Operating on a kid’s budget, Ben found himself finding ways to make competitive decks out of mostly non-rare cards that other players had long forgotten. Now a fifth grade teacher, it’s no coincidence that he continues to enjoy building innovative and offbeat army lists in Legion. Ben can be found over on YouTube, creating videos for Team Relentless and Board Game Schoolhouse.
Garnanana (Casey) grew up with Star Wars, watching the original trilogy movies with his older brother before he could understand half of what he was watching. He loves strategy games of all types, including turn based games like XCOM, real-time strategy games such as Warcraft/Starcraft, card games, and tabletop games. In the late fall of 2018, Casey had started a blog, ‘New Ways To Motivate Them’, which has transitioned into the Team Relentless website.
Screwtape (Michael) has unique ways of looking at Legion. He’s a college professor and an amateur statistician. He looks for the smartest most efficient way to win games. He constantly crunches numbers to find the most efficient ways to build a list, and serves as the team’s very own certified mathematical genius.
Nashjaee (Nema): Born and raised in the California Bay Area, Nema is a Star Wars fan, amateur sourdough bread baker, and product designer. No, not web design. He does physical objects. Relatively new to the tabletop gaming scene, Nema enters the Legion crucible with experience primarily from Infinity and Armada, with just a dash of X-Wing. As the inaugural Rebel member of Team Relentless, he hopes to bring a unique perspective to the team with his focus on original, counter-meta approaches to list building and in-game tactics. Nema has an incredible understanding of Star Wars Legion’s rules and is the team’s top rules lawyer.
Griffin (John) was once primarily an Empire player, however, more so recently, has been testing the waters of the newer Clone Wars armies. He is Team Relentless’ armored units expert. John practices innovation as he pushes the boundaries of list building. John now TO’s both Adepticon and GenCon, as well as managing community support through the Promo Tracker and the Bounty Board.
Talk Polite (LJ Pena) has been a prominent member of the Legion community since its start. He had a huge role in starting up the Legion Discord and Invader League. He’s assisted in many of the organizations of many of tournaments. He made it to the first world’s tournament and continues to be a leading competitor.
JJs Juggernaut (Josiah Burkhardsmeier) grew up with Star Wars, always being drawn to the universe as soon as he was old enough to watch the movies. He began competitive miniatures gaming with the release of Star Wars Armada in 2015. With the game promising fulfillment of a childhood wish of a tabletop version of Empire at War space battles, he was all in, going on to win numerous Armada premier titles including the 2016 World Championship. As a child of the Clone Wars era, JJ jumped into Legion as soon as those factions came into the game. He is looking to make his mark on the competitive scene while also beginning to contribute to the Legion and Armada communities though live-streaming. When not playing (or painting) miniatures games, JJ enjoys spending time playing Strategy games on PC, reading, music, and playing hockey.
The members of Team Relentless will continue to work hard to grow and evolve alongside Star Wars Legion. We will continue to create content and find ways to improve and assist the community!