CWL Birmingham Open
Birmingham, Englad

Event Dates:
March 30, 2018 through April 1, 2018

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Lands massive hometown support
April 2, 2018
MadCat had the crowd on his side but he couldn't carry their energy through a back-to-back Grand Finals against Luminosity Gaming at CWL Birmingham, winning the first series 3-1 and losing the second series 3-1.
ANALYSIS
Backed by perhaps the most energetic crowd in CoD history, MadCat had a ton of momentum coming into this set after beating Rise Nation, the champions of CWL Atlanta. And while MadCat sweeped the first series, he began to lag behind in the second. The first series saw MadCat pick off-meta maps like Gibraltar and Valkyrie, where Splyce's fast gameplay could find success. In Round 1 Hardpoint on Valkyrie, MadCat was extremely successful at picking off kills with SMGs. But in the second series, when Luminosity Gaming picked more conventional maps like London Docks, MadCat struggled to trade out with his teammates against Luminosity's conventional tactics.
Makes openings for his team
April 2, 2018
Bance opened the map for his team in a double Grand Finals against Luminosity Gaming at CWL Birmingham, winning the first series 3-1 and losing the second 3-1.
ANALYSIS
These two series show how important Bance is to his team's tactics. When he slays well, nothing can stop Splyce. But when he stumbles even slightly, his team falls off the grid. Bance was hot in the first series as he tore through Luminosity Gaming with strong and smart engagements. In Round 1 Hardpoint on Valkyrie, Bance was almost always able to predict which door Luminosity Gaming would attempt to flood through. However, Bance slowed down drastically going into the second series. He couldn't keep up with Luminosity running triple SMGs in Round 1 Hardpoint on London Docks or Round 4 Hardpoint on Sainte Maire Du Mont. And since Bance struggled to engage, Splcye couldn't trade kills off of his risky fights.
Finds steady kills
April 2, 2018
Tommey nearly shuts down Luminosity Gaming in a double Grand Finals at CWL Birmingham, winning the first series 3-1 and losing the second 3-1.
ANALYSIS
Tommey was the most consistent slayer for Splyce while also being one of their best players. He didn't dominate in rounds he's traditionally known for, such as Hardpoint, but instead in Capture the Flag. In both Round 3 Capture the Flag, Tommey was absolutely vital to his team. The first Round 3 Capture the Flag saw Tommey do two things. His biggest play was stopping Luminosity Gaming from scoring the first point of the map by sneaking into their base and killing the flag carrier before he could cap. Then he rallied the kill to get a flag capture and hand Splyce the lead. The second play was Tommey opening the map in the first half of Overtime with a five killstreak, allowing Jurd to rush Luminosity's base. The second series saw the rest of Splyce sink. Tommey was the only player to keep his head above water with a positive KD.
Not able to push past rivals' front-line
April 2, 2018
Jurd tried to run through Luminosity Gaming in a double Grand Finals at CWL Birmingham, winning the first series 3-1 and losing the second series 3-1.
ANALYSIS
Much like Bance, Jurd's successes and weaknesses affected all of Splyce. As their key engagement, Jurd had to get kills or his team wouldn't be able to out-muscle Luminosity Gaming. Nowhere is this clearer then in both Round 1 Hardpoints. The first Round 1 Hardpoint was played on Valkyrie and saw Jurd open with a six killstreak by the second hill. His utter domination allowed him to push out spawns and clinch rotations, allowing Splyce to smash Luminosity Gaming 250-60. But the second Round 1 Hardpoint, played on London Docks, saw Jurd struggled at first as Luminosity began to run triple SMGs Jurd was no longer playing as aggressively as his KD dipped, forgoing flanks and harassment, Splyce found themselves getting involved in more and more teamfights.
Slays out in second series to win CWL Birmingham Championships
April 2, 2018
John broke out a late-game carry in a double Grand Finals win at CWL Birmingham, losing the first series 3-1 and winning the second series 3-1.
ANALYSIS
John adapted quickly to a streaky Splyce, hot off a win over Rise Nation and backed by their hometown crowd. This was especially impressive since Splyce smashed Luminosity in the first series. John and his team just couldn't slay against Splyce, who were finally playing aggressively by forcing fights at spawns with constant harassment and by playing oddball maps, such as Gibraltar and Valkyrie. But John countered in the second series by playing London Docks, Sainte Marie, and Flak Tower, all three maps widely practiced in the meta. John would also get his teammates to run more SMGs in order to counter Splcye's quadruple SMGs, which worked marvelously on the second Round 1 Hardpoint. But it was John's individual performance in Round 4 Hardpoint, dropping a 35/21 KD, that truly helped his team clutch the title of Champions.
Lays down consistant dmage to steal CWL Birmingham Championships
April 2, 2018
Octane slayed consistently to bring his team the title of Champion in a double Grand Finals at CWL Birmingham, losing the first series 3-1 and winning the second series 3-1.
ANALYSIS
Octane held it together despite suffering a massive stomp in the first series, only to bring his team together in the second series. This success was largely thanks to Octane's extraordinary aim. Even when getting stomped in the first Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 3 Capture the Flag, he could always be counted on to get a kill or two. This was especially important in the first Round 2 Search & Destroy helped his team rebound from a devastating defeat in Round 1 Hardpoint. However, his slaying skills truly came to light in the second series. Slacked and John were excellent at baiting for John for him to get kills, such as in the second Round 4 Hardpoint where he was able to score full Scorestreaks in the first thirty seconds.
Covered his teammates to win CWL Birmingham Championships
April 2, 2018
JKap played for his team to take the title of Champion in a double Grand Finals at CWL Birmingham, losing the first series 3-1 and winning the second series 3-1.
ANALYSIS
JKap didn't have the dominate slaying series his teammates had, but they were more than able to handle teamfights despite this. Because of this, Jkap's role this series was to handle spawns in the face of Splyce's aggression. He was able to do this excellently in the first Round 1 Hardpoint on Valkyrie, as JKap managed to prevent split-spawns even as Luminosity Gaming got stomped. His defensive skills were vital in the second series where he was able to shutdown a slow Splyce. In the second Round 1 Hardpoint, JKap began to slay out with his teammates. Because of this, he was able to spot out and stop flanks in Round 2 Search & Destroy. Jkap's momentum culminated in Round 4 Hardpoint where he dropped a 29/23 KD, the second highest in the lobby.
Heats up to claim CWL Birmingham Championship
April 2, 2018
Slacked slowly gained speed in to claim victory in a back-to-back Grand Finals at CWL Birmingham, losing the first series 3-1 and winning the second series 3-1.
ANALYSIS
Slacked, like most of Luminosity Gaming, struggled to find much of anything in the first series. Splyce utterly dominated the series off of the back of a win over Rise Nation and a crowd that constantly cheered for them. Despite this, Slacked was able to rebound in the second series, despite some major stumbles. The second Round 1 Hardpoint saw Slacked play confidently with an SMG, slaying out against a disorganized Splyce that were unprepared for his teamfights. However, things took a turn for the worse in Round 3 Capture the Flag where Slacked struggled massively. By the second half, he had a 4/11 KD. Surprisingly, however, he was able to open the map for Luminosity Gaming thanks a quadriple kill that opened up the map for his team.
Finally plays aggressively
April 2, 2018
Bance tore through Rise Nation in a 3-1 victory in the Loser's Final at CWL Birmingham.
ANALYSIS
Bance has finally found his niche. Playing SMG heavy maps like Valkyrie, Flak Tower and Sainte Marie Du Mont, Bance is able to do what he does best and just slay and push lanes. He gave a show-stopping performance in Roudn 4 Hardpoint on Sainte Marie Du Mont, a map notorious for snowballing. Dropping a 30/11 KD, Bance just flew straight into Rise Nation, pressuring them whenever he could. His aggression allowed MadCat and Jurd the room they needed to get objectives.
Shuts down his rivals
April 2, 2018
MadCat found important kills in a 3-1 victory over Rise Nation in the Loser's Final at CWL Birmingham.
ANALYSIS
After a disappointing Stage 1, MadCat has firmly planted himself as Splyce's main AR. In this series, he proves his aim is as strong as ever. Thanks partially to Jurd and Bance, MadCat found key kills that helepd throw Rise Nation off of their game. This was mainly seen in Round 3 Capture the Flag on Flak Tower. In the second half of Overtime, MadCat covered for Tomemy stealing Rise Nation's flag. His sharp eye spotted out Rise Nation coming off of spawn, allowing him to protect Tommey while laying down suppressive fire.