Ben Gorman

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Ben "Paragon" Gorman

Ben "Paragon" Gorman is one of the most influential players in the history of The Elite.

He was the third player to reach the top of the Perfect Dark rankings, after SnapDragon and marsh, first gaining the championship in points on September 5th 2000, a position he held for 558 of the next 583 days. He also became the top ranked player in time on September 24th of the same year, and held that position for an equally amazing 577 of 579 days.

Ben's accomplishments include achieving many World Records and inventing numerous tricks and strategies. He is the only person to have held all 21 Perfect Agent world records simultaneously(on February 16, 2001). His strategic contributions include the Defection glitch, opening doors through walls (see Extraction), and the pause trick on The Duel.

Ben also played Goldeneye, peaking at 7th place and Mario Kart 64, peaking at 43rd, though his main gaming interest post-Perfect Dark has been the Half-Life mod Team Fortress Classic, where he became one of America's best players during the game's prime.

In 2006 Paragon and Zeebo were roommates in Michigan and played a ton of online poker together.

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The 2010 Elite Summer Contest
Full Bracket | First Vote | Spread Betting | Matchups, Results & VotDs

An Ace in the Whole
1. Ace | 8. Dayle*
4. Bozon | 5. Mgay
3. Matis | 6. Lockwood
2. SZ | 7. Stinson

Third Rock from the Sun
1. Thiradell | 8. YE
4. Taka | 5. afan
3. Illu | 6. Disco
2. Lovins | 7. Fal

Without a Trace
1. Carathorn | 8. Howes
4. wiff | 5. Alex A
3. Axel (OB) | 6. Silver Angel
2. Come | 7. Gragz

A Deadly Dental Plan
1. QB | 8. Alecboy
4. durk | 5. BloodE
3. Poker Mark | 6. Cervone
2. Axel Z | 7. Wabs

The Retirement Home
1. Clemens | 8. Paragon
4. Neo | 5. Patrik
3. Thingy | 6. Cyberwrath
2. Inkosi | 7. Youse

Trapped in the Cottage
1. Goose | 8. Sterling
4. octo | 5. Emily Blomzy
3. Shep | 6. Trent
2. Red Bull | 7. bcks

Fighting in the Streets
1. Supa Odin | 8. greg k
4. wheat | 5. Bauer
3. Woll | 6. Cliff Hampton
2. DK | 7. speedruntrainer

Compliments to the Chef (Boyardee)
1. Jimbo | 8. Matthijs
4. Comet | 5. Sternis
3. PYL | 6. Henrik
2. Henning | 7. PDO