The Phoenix is consistently characterized as a bird with brightly colored plumage, which, after a long life, dies in a fire of its own making only to rise again from the ashes, from which a new Phoenix is reborn stronger and wiser than the one before. This is who Phoenix Elite Network has always been at its core.
In 2014 James Aldridge III, a.k.a. BOSCH, and John Owens, a.k.a. Rebel, started PEN committed to grow through the fires that naturally evolve while establishing a Competitive Team, building on Dedication, Strength, Honor, and Passion to be the best Battlefield Community in the world. There were many integrations and bumps in the road, but Phoenix Elite Network quickly became one of the more dominant and respected Large Scale Competitive Battlefield Communities by holding as many scrims as possible while also treating Everyone with respect no matter what the outcome was. In 2015 PEN was invited to be apart of and Compete in the Hardcore League, which in itself was establishing their place as the go to place for live streamed Large Scale Competitive Battlefield. Going from scrims to Competitive Matches were a bit of a learning curve as the speed and the tactics had to be adjusted considerably, but Phoenix Elite Network quickly began to hold their own against the most dominant Comp Teams in the World.
Many of the PEN members volunteered to do everything they could to help Hardcore League grow into the dominant force that it is today in Battlefield eSports, including BOSCH, who worked himself to the position of Community Manager. In 2018, being fully committed to his Family and Friends, Phoenix Elite Network, Hardcore League, and his construction business, he made one of the hardest decisions of his life, retire from PEN. With the love and passion that he put into building PEN now being applied to the Hardcore League, BOSCH sold the Phoenix Elite Network trademark and LLC to the only people in the world he trusted to run PEN with Honor and Integrity……Rising From the Ashes!