Quinn "CCnC" Callahan, also commonly referred to as Quinn, was a breakout star in Dota 2. His prowess as a mid laner saw him scramble his way high on the Americas MMR leaderboard. Despite that obvious skill and quick climb, he was much slower to find success in the professional scene. His professional debut didn’t come until 2015 when he played for North American regional squad Friendship, Dedication, Love, which was followed by some appearances for Shazam.
His first serious run with a team came with FDL in 2016. The team primarily competed in North American qualifiers and generally posted poor results. He only competed with the team for three months before becoming a journeyman in the regional scene, playing for various short-lived teams for just a few events at a time.
He gained international attention in 2017 with Team Freedom. The North American squad came just a bit shy of qualifying for The International 2017 thanks in large part to strong play from CCnC.
Though the team didn’t earn a spot at the event, CCnC made a big jump at the start of the following season by joining Peter “ppd” Dager’s new team, The Dire. The team was sponsored by OpTic Gaming shortly after forming.
OpTic posted poor results early on in the season, struggling to consistently qualify for events and looking shaky in many of those they did compete in. The team better gelled as the season progressed and most notably took second place at ESL One Birmingham 2018. The team still didn’t earn enough points during the Dota Pro Circuit season to qualify for The International 2018, but did clear the North American qualifiers into TI. Despite being an underdog, OpTic posted a strong top-eight finish at the event.
OpTic Gaming disbanded after the season and CCnC found a new home in paiN X, a sister team to South American staple paiN Gaming. paiN X took ninth place at the Kuala Lumpur Major and qualified for the Chongqing Major, but became embroiled in controversy when ppd called the team out for gaming the qualification system by having a predominantly North American team travel to South America to compete while still living and scrimming in North America. This resulted in the team resuming competition in North America for a short time before disbanding.
After another stint as a journeyman that included a notable stand-in gig for Evil Geniuses at MDL Macau 2019, CCnC found steady teammates with Forward Gaming but struggled to hold down a sponsor for any length of time. The team posted poor results in Dota Pro Circuit events but qualified for The International 2019 before Forward Gaming ceased operations. The team competed at the event as Newbee and placed ninth.
CCnC remained alongside numerous members of that team to reform Quincy Crew. After the team qualified for the Dota Summit 11 Minor, Quincy Crew was sponsored by Chaos Esports Club. The team took second at the minor, and qualified for the following DreamLeague Season 13 major. Chaos finished last at the event.
Chaos then dropped from the Dota 2 scene and the team reverted to the Quincy Crew name. CCnC and his teammates posted numerous second-place performances in online leagues following the change.