Seven members left KSI to start their own clan called Die Hard Gamers (DHG). Among the original seven was DHG Mr BossMan and DHG GOT BATMAN7 (now DHG GOT BATS7). DHG started out as a small clan in Halo 3 in December of 2008. Through a leap of faith, hard work, and dedication, DHG GOT BATMAN7 started the first expansion into Call of Duty with the release of Black Ops in 2010. Ever since then, Die Hard Gamers has been growing by the day. Batman's vision had brought this clan to new levels. (With its incorporation into DHG, the number of members in Call of Duty had surpassed those in Halo with the release of MW3 in November of 2011.) However, with it ever growing numbers DHG faced it's first major downfall. On April 10th, 2011, DHG Tirkot left Die Hard Gamers to create A List Gamers. With his departure as CEO, he managed to take over 600 members with him.
Another blow came shortly after, when DHG Mr BossMan resigned as Owner. With this loss of leadership, DHG GOT BATS7 became the new Owner. This would prove to be one of the greatest defining moments in the history of DHG. At this point, a very motivated Batman moved forward, focused on rebuilding and expanding. And with expanding, came new oppurtunites for more individuals to join DHG. With an overwhelming amount of minors already playing the Halo and Call of Duty franchises, DHG felt it was necessary to find a way to incorporate them into the community. However, with an already established age restriction of 16, it was decided to create a new branch of DHG called Die Hard Juniors (DHJ). The first of its members were recruited in July 2011.
In late October 2011, DHG BARTENDER was promoted to Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Bartender was already well known, having started in Halo: Reach and reaching the position of Clan Operator (CO). He was then transferred to Black Ops as CO just a short time before his CEO promotion. He and Batman worked diligently to create a family environment, a digital place for people to feel at home.
With a much anticipated release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, DHG once again expanded. Divisions were now in Halo: Reach, Black Ops, and Modern Warfare. Though the success of the third installment in the Modern Warfare franchise is questionable, Activision made an incredible move with the creation of Call of Duty: Elite. Elite started to give focus to Clans and competitive gaming. With this tool, and a very popular game, clans started expanding rapidly, and so did DHG. The next series of events are monumental, as they are the beginning of a new era in DHG.
In September 2012, DHG Bartender invited a businessman and long-time friend, DHG Jaybone to join as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). This move was the beginning of a business plan. After receiving co-ownership from Batman, Bartender began to move forward with the creation of a business. Jaybone and Bartender filed the articles of incorporation with the State of New Hampshire and Die Hard Gamers was officially incorporated December 5, 2012.
In January 2013, Die Hard Gamers Inc had its inaugural meeting of the Board of Directors. This meeting would constitute the formation of the Board of Directors, a new decision making body superseding the CEO and Owner. The officers were voted in as follows: DHG BARTENDER- Chairman of the Board, DHG GOT BATS7- Vice-Chairman of the Board, DHG Jaybone- Treasurer of the Board, DHG BabyJesus- Secretary of the Board, DHGGreenlantern- Chief Technology Officer, and UGC ROC RED 4- Chief Compliance Officer.
The week following the first board meeting, DHG BARTENDER submitted the not for profit application to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). This would prove to be an issue that caused much dissension within DHG in the coming months as the IRS was over a year behind on non profit applications. People in and out of DHG alike would question the validity of the non-profit application and the incorporation of the business.
Finally, in early May, 2014, the Board received notice from the IRS. The corporation was dissolved to form a not for profit corp and the Articles of Agreement were filed. Once the approval from the State of NH was returned to the IRS, the application was approved. Effective May 28, 2014 Die Hard Gamers Inc was approved for tax exempt status.