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Excite    Mindfreak
Excite had an awkward game of minor wins with a 68/83 KD in defeat to Team EnVyUs on Day 2 of Group Red at the CWL Pro League.

RotoWire Analysis

Early leads gave way to chokes by Mindreak as Excite struggled to hold himself together. Round 1 Hardpoint was a decent start with Mindfreak winning some early team fights thanks to Excite. The first two Hardpoint rotations went in favor of Mindfreak, only for them to blow the next two due to some poor positioning. Excite was mainly at fault for those loses due to some aggressive positioning that put him into awkward team fights. Meanwhile, Mindfreak won Round 3 Uplink but it wasn't because of Excite. Scoring an 18/24 KD and no points, Excite just couldn't keep up as Team EnVyUs built momentum. Excite close Round 4 Hardpoint with an 18/27 KD.
BuZZO    Mindfreak
BuZZO became Mindfreak's game-changing with a 65/65 KD in loss to Team EnVyUs on Day 2 of Group Red at the CWL Pro League.

RotoWire Analysis

BuZZO stepped out of a defensive role and instead hit the flanks of his opponents. Surprisingly, the flanks and pinches worked in Mindfreak's favor against Team EnVyUs, a team that was infamous for them last season. Round 1 Hardpoint saw BuZZO stick close to his teammates while Fighta and Shockz tried to hurt Team EnVyUs' positions. Then, in Round 3 Uplink on Throwback BuZZO switch up his gameplay. BuZZo made a seemingly desperate play as he made a long wrap through Team EnVyUs' base to hit the team by bowling alley. The flank surprsingly worked and forced Team EnVyUs out of the map, giving Mindfreak a chance to rally two dunks. BuZZO closed Round 3 Uplink with a 21/20 KD.
Shockz    Mindfreak
Shockz has a weaker game with a 71/73 KD due to bad positioning in a loss to Team EnVyUs on Day 2 of Group Red at the CWL Pro League.

RotoWire Analysis

Shockz' performance this weekend has been a stand-out but this game saw him play much slower than usual. The limp game was a result of some messy team plays in Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 2 Search & Destroy. The most interesting of these misplays came in Game 9 of Round 2 Search & Destroy when Shockz popped his Active Camo Payload to snag a kill. Only, Shockz fell as EnVyUs laid shots into him while he was still invisible. Shockz should've found an easy pick but the lack of pressure from his teammates instead turned Shockz into a hard target. Round 3 Uplink gave Shockz some momentum thanks to some quick thinking. Shockz and Fighta bounced well off of one another with Fighta often passing the ball to Shockz for quick points. Shockz closed round 3 Uplink with a 26/22 KD, a dunk and a throw.
Fighta    Mindfreak
Fighta continues to be a core player with an 86/75 KD in a close loss to Team EnVyUs on Day 2 of Group Red at the CWL Pro League.

RotoWire Analysis

Fighta still has problems closing leads due to little mistakes. In Round 1 Hardpoint on Breakout, Fighta and Mindfreak stacked heavily on the Graveyard Hardpoint. While this is the normal tactic, Mindreak was so close together that Team EnVyUs was able to spawn right around corner. Fighta was able to hold for two waves but even he was overwhelmed by the constant pressure. However, he quickly made up for at the Commissary Hardpoint where he break the hill with a five killstreak. Only problem was that Fighta over-committed to the Hardpoint, giving Team EnVyUs the second Rooftop Harpoint and spawn rotations. Fighta was able to clutch Round 3 Uplink thanks to an impressive suite of kills, generally just trading well. Fighta closed Round 3 Uplink with a 32/20 KD.
Assault    Cloud9
Assault didn't find much to do with a 44/48 KD in another loss to Splyce on Day 2 of Group Red at the CWL Pro League.

RotoWire Analysis

Assault made little presence in a stomp of a game, neither making big mistakes or big plays. The result was an awkward game where Assualt generally bled into the background of the game. This lackluster performance is made more worrying by the fact that Assault is suppose to be one of Cloud9's key slayers. Assault was able to find kills on ocassion but the kills often came in the middle of uneven team fights. Lacefield often fell in lane, giving Splyce opportunities to push on Cloud9's unfavorable numbers. The only major impact Assault made was a one-point throw in Round 3 Uplink where he scored a 19/24 KD.
Ricky    Cloud9
Ricky struggled in vain with a 50/50 KD in a devastating loss to Splyce on Day 2 of Group Red at the CWL Pro League.

RotoWire Analysis

Coming straight off of a brutal 0-3 sweep by Team EnVyUS, a nervous Ricky was forced to face Splyce, the European titans. While Aches was clearly upset, realizing he couldn't herd his team, Ricky tried to be a bright spot for his team with some solid KD's. However, little mistakes cost him his leads at every turn. Round 2 Search & Destroy on Throwback saw a very clear example of this in Game 5. Ricky rushed the Bomb A site with Assault covering, only for Ricky not to check the corner right outside bike path, a common corner the defending team holds to watch the site. Bance then swooped in for a quick pick Ricky closed Round 3 Uplink with a 25/26 KD.
Lacefield    Cloud9
Lacefield scored a limp 35/52 KD because he wouldn't change his tactics in a loss to Splyce on Day 2 of Group Red at the CWL Pro League.

RotoWire Analysis

Lacefield pulled ZooMa tactics of flanking and rushing, only to fail in most encounters. The reason his flanks failed was very simple: Lacefield just wouldn't coordinate with his team. Round 1 Hardpoint was a staggering failure where Lacefield scored an unbelievably bad 8/21 KD. Several times, Lacefield would try to flank Splyce alone while his team was still recovering off of spawns. Basically, Lacefield rushed Splyce in one-vs.-four fights against a team famous for their team fights. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw some picks, but even then he would be quickly traded out. Lacefiled closed Round 3 Uplink with a 24/22 KD.
Aches    Cloud9
Aches still struggles to find anything with a 41/53 KD in another loss to Splyce on Day 2 of Group Red at the CWL Pro League.

RotoWire Analysis

Aches probably had one of the demoralizing weekends yet. After barely making it into the CWL Pro League, Aches just can't prove that his team deserves to stay in the tournament. Cloud9 was once again wiped in a 3-0 sweep by Splyce. Problems come down to coordination and an inability to land kills. Because, as Round 2 Serach & Destroy proved, Cloud9 has chops but they just can't close. Aches was able to score a 7/7 KD that round and take it to a Game 9 by find picks, but they lacked the ability to pinch or watch flanks. Round 1 Hardpoint showed Cloud9 at one of their worsts with Aches scoring a 13/21 KD.
Bance    Splyce
Bance had little problems tearing through Cloud9's defenses with a 53/57 KD on Day 2 of Group Red at the CWL Pro League.

RotoWire Analysis

Cloud9 was a wreck compared to the likes of Bance. Easily tearing to through his opponents' ranks, Bance basically strides into the middle of Cloud9's position for quick kills. Bance's movement not only scored kills but also forced Cloud9 into bad spawns. This was best seen in Round 1 Hardpoint on Breakout and Round 2 Search & Destroy on Throwback. The little mistakes Cloud9 made, such as a lack of communication, allowed Bance to walk into the Graveyard Hardpoint for an easy break. Graveyard Hardpoint on Breakout is considered one of the hardest to break, right next to Destroyed Buildings on Retaliation. But Bance just walked in, picked a kill and then let his team clean up. The same exact scene played out in Game 6 of Round 2 Search & Destroy. Bance closed Round 3 Uplink with a 22/24 KD.
Zer0    Splyce
Zer0 didn't have to do much with a 40/49 KD in a brutal win against Cloud9 on Day 2 of Group Red at the CWL Pro League.

RotoWire Analysis

Zer0 continues to sweep through the competition after he obliterated a weakened Cloud9. Hot off of a demoralizing loss to Team EnVyUs, Cloud9 were not in the head-space to face the likes of Zer0 and Splyce. That's even when Zer0 had a weaker game than usual. Round 1 Hardpoint saw Zer0 trail behind MadCat in objective time while also being the only one on Splyce to score a negative KD with a 14/19 KD. Round 2 Search & Destroy didn't see Zer0 step up to the plate much thanks to a 3/5 KD. He was often the first pick for Cloud9, a secret blessing since Zer0 falling is better than Bance or MadCat dying to picks. Zer0 would coordinate better in Round 3 Uplink thanks to rally set-ups that saw him passing to Jurd. He closed Round 3 Uplink with a 23/25 KD, a dunk and a throw.
MadCat    Splyce
MadCat steamrolled Cloud9 in a cruelly calculated fashion with a 53/37 KD on Day 2 of Group Red at the CWL Pro League.

RotoWire Analysis

Sticking with the European meta they created, MadCat played for the picks and forced uneven fights. This was made excruciatingly easy for MadCat thanks to the sloppy coordination of Cloud9. In Round 1 Hardpoint, for example, MadCat was able to pick off Cloud9's Lacefield before nearly every Hardpoint due to Lacefield's ill-advised flanks. So alongside his teammate Bance, MadCat was bullying Cloud9 across the map in only a handful of kills. MadCat did this best in Round 3 Uplink where he could get two kills at Cloud9's goal in such a way that Cloud9 still spawned away from their goal, Splyce's goal or even the drone. MadCat closed Round 3 Uplink with a 23/20 KD.
Jurd    Splyce
Jurd continues to secure kills and sweeps with a 57/38 KD in a win against Cloud9 on Day 2 of Group Red at the CWL Pro League.

RotoWire Analysis

Jurd had a breezy game to close out his day in his rematch against Cloud9. Scoring the highest KD in every round besides Round 2 Search & Destroy, Jurd seemed like he was on auto-pilot. He did his job of securing kills for Bance and Zer0 with his rifle while his teammates rushed Cloud9's defenses. Cloud9 didn't give much of a challenge as they continued to be uncoordinated. So instead of experimenting, Jurd and Splyce played their usual strategies: forcing uneven team fights, spawn manipulation, and long-range fighting. Jurd closed Round 3 Uplink with a 29/20 KD, two dunks and two throws.
Lacefield    Cloud9
Splyce may have steamrolled Cloud9 3-0 during the CWL Pro League Group Red Day 1 game, but Lacefield at least played competently, banking a positive 51/50 overall KD and was a bright spot during Cloud9's dark day.

RotoWire Analysis

Sometimes all one can do in the face of loss is push on and persevere, and Lacefield did just that in spite of Cloud9's devastating loss against Splyce during Day 1 of the CWL Pro League Group Red games. Lacefield had the best KD of his team during an abysmal Round 1 Hardpoint match at 21/22, and also contributed the most control time at forty-eight seconds. For Round 2 Search & Destroy, Lacefield again would again outperform his team with a 6/7 KD. Round 3 Uplink was the only game where Lacefield fell behind in the KD department, at 24/21, but he did put three of Cloud9's five points on the board, more than any other team member, although it wasn't enough to beat Splyce.
Assault    Cloud9
Assault took some time to warm up and eventually scored an overall KD of 54/48, the best of his team against Splyce, but it proved to be bit nearly enough to prevent Splyce from completely dominating Cloud9 3-0 during Day 1 of CWL Pro League Group Red.

RotoWire Analysis

Assault may have gotten the best overall KD of his team when they competed against Splyce during Day 1 of the Group Red games of the CWL Pro League, but even the best of Cloud9 couldn't stop Splyce from utterly destroying them. Assault had a weak start during Round 1 Hardpoint, only going 19/22 in the KD department. He would later only score a 4/7 KD during Round 2 Search & Destroy. Round 3 Uplink was where Assault finally got into gear, as he scored an impressive 31/19 KD, making up for his other performances, but it was too little, too late, as Splyce defeated Cloud9 in a 3-0 sweep.
Ricky    Cloud9
Ricky couldn't do much of anything to stop a 3-0 sweep by Splyce during Day 1 of CWL Pro League Group Red's games, only notching an overall KD of 48/51 and not really standing out.

RotoWire Analysis

Ricky just couldn't bring any ruckus whatsoever against Splyce as he was almost helpless to stop Splyce sweeping Cloud9 3-0 during Day 1 of the CWL Pro League Group Red games. He started the series with a negative KD of 20/22 in Round 1 Hardpoint. In Round 2 Search & Destroy, despite getting two bomb plants, he would go negative with the rest of his team, only scoring a 5/7 KD. Ricky would eventually go positive with a 23/22 KD during Round 3 Uplink, but it proved not to matter as Splyce would edge out their Uplink victory against Cloud9 by only one point.
Aches    Cloud9
Splyce sweepubg Cloud9 3-0 during Day 1 of the CWL Pro League Group Red games was bad enough for Cloud9, but Aches had it worst of all, utterly tanking with an overall KD of 45/55, the worst of his team.

RotoWire Analysis

There's not much to say about Aches's performance against Cloud9 other than it was bad, and I'm positive Aches feels bad for it. Aches had an unpromising beginning against Splyce with a 19/23 KD during Round 1 Hardpoint, also scoring the least amount of objective control time at just over 30 seconds. His performance bottomed out during Round 2 Search & Destroy, where he scored the lowest of his team with a 3/7 KD. During Round 3 Uplink, Aches would be the only member of Cloud9 to go negative in the KD department with 23/25, not helping in any way to prevent Splyce's sweep of Cloud9 3-0 during the CWL Pro League Group Red games on Day 1.
Ricky    Cloud9
Ricky had a nice game despite the sweep Cloud9 suffered at the hands of Team EnVyUs on Day 2 of Group Red of the Global Pro League.

RotoWire Analysis

Ricky was on fire to start Round 1 Hardpoint. He opened up with a 14/7 KD and 1:09 on the objective -- he was huge in giving Cloud9 a lead. It did not hold, however, as Cloud9 would blow it while sitting a mere three points away from a round win. He ended the round with a 24/21 KD and 1:29 on the objective; he really slowed down after his hot start. He had the final kill in game eight, but Cloud9 again could not hold the lead, and lost in eleven rounds after leading 5-3. He had a throw-in to cut the deficit in half in Round 3 Uplink, but Team EnVyUs ended up winning 24-2 in the round. Ricky made a valiant effort in the round, but it was far from enough to stop the strong EnVyUs attack.
Lacefield    Cloud9
Lacefield only showed up for one round as Cloud9 were swept by Team EnVyUs on Day 2 of the Global Pro League's Group Red play.

RotoWire Analysis

Lacefield had a really frustrating performance for most of the match. He had a poor game in Round 1 Hardpoint, getting a team-low 21 kills and 39 seconds of Hardpoint time. This was not noticable for the early portion of the match, since his teammates were playing so well, but once Team EnVyUs woke up and Jkap and SlasheR got rolling, Lacefield was still invisible, and it ended up costing him and his teammates. They ended up losing the match, while sitting at 247 points, to an incredible hole of the objective by Jkap. His one good round was Round 2 Search & Destroy, where he notching the final kill in game three, and nearly won game eight, just missing out on defusing the bomb by seconds. That would be a costly loss, however, as Team EnVyUs went on a run, and won the round in a game eleven. In a Round 3 Uplink that saw Cloud9 get crushed 24-2, Lacefield went 15/31 -- he was awful, and Team EnVyUs ran all over the frustrated Cloud9 group.
Assault    Cloud9
Assault flew out of the gates, but Cloud9 stumbled and got swept by Team EnVyUs on Day 2 of Group Red play of the Global Pro League.

RotoWire Analysis

Assault had an excellent start to the match, going 18/9 in the early minutes of Round 1 Hardpoint. He looked like he would be leading his team to a much needed round victory, but Team EnVyUs fought back and ended up stealing the win while Cloud9 was sitting at 247 points. Assault did not keep up his torrid 18/9 KD pace, and ended the round 27/22 with 1:10 on the objective. He was average in Round 2 Search & Destroy, in another round that ended up blown by Cloud9, losing the round after going up 5-3. Assault had another strong start in Round 3 Uplink, going 10-5 early as Cloud9 were extremely aggressive from the jump. However, Team EnVyUs took control of the round and put together a dominating 24-2 demolition job of Cloud9.
Aches    Cloud9
Aches was average as Cloud9 was frustratingly swept by Team EnVyUs on the second day of the Global Pro League's Group Red play.

RotoWire Analysis

Aches was okay, but Cloud9 was swept in frustrating fashion in the match, barely losing the first two rounds before getting decimated in the last. He had a 24/24 KD and a nice 1:40 on the objective -- it was a solid game, but he, nor did any of Cloud9, have an answer for the SlasheR/Jkap tandem, and the blew the match while they sat at 247 points. After notching the final kill in game one of Round 2 Search & Destroy, Aches was terrible, only getting two more kills in the eleven-game round -- Cloud9 blew their second consecutive lead, this time up 5-3. After two consecutive blown rounds, Cloud9 was blown out to the tune of 24-2 in Round 3 Uplink. Aches had a team-leading 24 kills, but it was nothing compared to the Team EnVyUs attack.