JKap
Jordan Kaplan 
United States
Luminosity Gaming
Strong early but petered off
August 19, 2018
JKap could not take his round one and two performance into round three and four, as Luminosity Gaming lost 3-1 to eUnited, as they were eliminated from the 2018 Call of Duty World League Championships on Championship Sunday.
ANALYSIS
JKap's performance was really a tale of two rounds. Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 2 Search & Destroy were very good - he was a vital part of both their comeback and as they defended the lead down the stretch. His 32 kills were third on the team, making him a solid depth piece. Round 2 Search & Destroy was a good one for JKap, as he played well while they took a 4-0 lead, and he was excellent down the stretch. Unfortunately for him, though he was playing on a sinking ship, as they went 1-6 in the final seven games to lose in eleven games. He had a chance to win the round with a one on one against Clayster, but he could not pull it off. The next two rounds, Round 3 Capture the Flag and Round 4 Hardpoint, saw him get completely outslayed by eUnited. He went just 17/23 in the former, and 26/37 in the latter. He had his good stretches in each, but he could never find consistency.
Crushes in Capture the Flag
August 18, 2018
JKap dominated the objective in a 3-2 reverse-sweep of Rise Nation in the 2018 Call of Duty World League Championships.
ANALYSIS
JKap didn't let a devastating loss against eLevate and early map losses in Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 2 Search & Destroy deter him. Instead, he created a reverse-sweep against Rise Nation, one of the top teams in the world. The sweep started in Round 3 Capture the Flag on Ardennes Forest, one of JKap's best map and game modes. JKap struck an early flag capture that slowly put the momentum in favor of his team. By the end of the round, his slow and calculated gameplay allowed him to steal two flags and a map win for his team.
Consistent in easy win
August 15, 2018
JKap was a consistent force in the easy sweep win over Echo Fox on Day 1 of the 2018 Call of Duty World League Championships.
ANALYSIS
Round 1 Hardpoint was utterly dominant for Luminosity, as they won 250-109, and were never really close to losing the lead at any moment. JKap was a big part of it, as he led them in Hardpoint time with 1:47 and added 21 kills to his name. He was a solid two-way player, and a solid cog in the machine. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw them win 6-2, but JKap was kind of quiet. John and FormaL did most of the work, and JKap just helped fill in behind the two. Rounds 3 Capture the Flag saw them pitch a 3-0 shutout, and JKap was, again, very solid. He was one of three players with 20 kills, helping keep Echo Fox's offense quiet.
Shows up when it matters
July 20, 2018
JKap was far from perfect in this one, but he came up in the clutch in the 3-2 win over OpTIc Gaming on Day 3, Week 8 of CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
JKap saw his fair share of struggles in this one. Round 1 Hardpoint saw him go just 11/21, and Round 3 Capture the Flag saw him go 12/17; he struggled to slay in both of these rounds, and did not do enough on the objective to overcome his slaying flaws. Round 4 Hardpoint was easily his most consistent round, despite it coming in a losing effort. He was one of the three players on Luminosity that led them to their early lead, and he stayed consistent even when OpTic Gaming rose up to take the lead and the win. Both of his Search & Destroy rounds were very similar; he struggled in the early going, but came up large in the Game 11 to win them the round. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw him win a 1-vs-1 against Methodz, and Round 5 Search & Destroy saw him clutch a 3-vs-1 to win them the round, and the match.
Searches & Destroys
July 19, 2018
JKap dominated Search & Destroy, but struggled elsewhere, in the 3-1 loss to Rise Nation on Day 2, Week 8 of CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
Round 2 Search & Destroy was JKap's best round, by far. He dominated from beginning to end, helping give them their only round win of the match. He had the final kill in Game 1, and kept up that pace through the 6-4 win. The rest of his performance left a lot to be desired, however. He went just 46/70 in the three respawn rounds; he did some quality things on the objective (namely getting 40 seconds on the Hardpoint in Round 1 Hardpoint, and 58 seconds in Round 4 Hardpoint), but overall his lack of slaying outweighed them. Simply put, he could not find his slaying shoes outside of a dominant Search & Destroy performance.
Dominates objective-based round
July 11, 2018
JKap succeeded in Round 3 and nowhere else in a 3-2 loss to UNILAD eSports on Tuesday of the CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
JKap continued to be a titan in Round 3 Capture the Flag, but he struggled to pick up his pace in other game modes. For most of the series, JKap didn't have a sizable presence in teamfights. JKap, instead, mostly hung back and held spawns for his team. His anchor role would see considerable impact in Round 3 Capture the Flag and Round 4 Hardpoint. In Round 4 Hardpoint, he secured nearby spawns for the third Docks Warehouse Hardpoint, allowing his team to flood the hill with SMGs and steal a map win.
Puts up a limp defense
June 18, 2018
JKap struggled to put up a strong defense against Red Reserve in a 3-1 loss in the Losers Final at CWL Anaheim, resulting in Luminosity Gaming scoring third place for the weekend.
ANALYSIS
JKap just couldn't figure out Red Reserve in this series. The European team played a slow game that saw them steal spawn control from Luminosity Gaming, and JKap, the anchor of the team, simply didn't have as much knowledge of spawns as his opponents. This resulted in awkward respawn rounds where Luminosity Gaming outslayed Red Reserve, only to still lose the map due split spawns. JKap's flat defense is best seen in Round 3 Capture the Flag and Round 4 Hardpoint. In those rounds, JKap and John could easily land double kills to push the objective, but never coordinated pushes to break the opponent's spawns.
Figures it out late
June 17, 2018
JKap had a hard time for most of the 3-1 loss to Red Reserve on Day 3 of CWL Anaheim, putting Luminosity Gaming into the loser's bracket.
ANALYSIS
JKap really struggled to get it going in this match, even in the round they won - Round 1 Hardpoint. He struggled to do much of anything in that opening round, going 17/32 with 45 seconds on the objective, despite the 250-248 win. He struggled in Round 2 Search & Destroy, as they only managed to take two games in the round. Round 3 Capture the Flag was, again, an awful round for JKap. He went just 9/23 in the round, which shows how outgunned he was. Round 4 Hardpoint was easily his best round. He was productive in a support role while they were winning, and ended up slaying well going 31/30 in the round. Overall, it was a tough match for JKap.
Makes up for slow start in sweep
June 17, 2018
JKap did not have the best start, but more than made up for it in the sweep win over Enigma6 Group on Day 2 of CWL Anaheim, securing their spot in the winner's bracket.
ANALYSIS
JKap struggled to get going in Round 1 Hardpoint. The round itself was incredibly close - Enigma6 was not going to roll over, and they fought tooth and nail right until the end of the round (and for the entire match, for that matter) - and they did a good job of keeping JKap out of this round. He went just 24/28 in the round, but he did add 1:19 on the objective. He did not stay down for long, however, as he had strong Round 2 Search & Destroy and Round 3 Capture the Flag performances. Round two saw him and John led them to their eleven game win, and JKap came up incredibly large in the clutch. He won a two on one in that game eleven to push their lead to 2-0. Round 3 Capture the Flag was close as well, as they won 4-3. JKap was their most consistent player in the round, standing out in the early goings as everyone was finding their footing, and keeping his strong play alive through the ebbs and flows of a close Capture the Flag round. He went 26/16 in the round, his biggest kill coming in the final seconds to stop a run by Enigma6 to secure a win.
Holds spawns and objectives
June 17, 2018
JKap showed off his Capture the Flag skills in a 3-1 win over OpTic Gaming on Saturday at CWL Anaheim.
ANALYSIS
JKap did what he did best: hang back and poke openings. While this caused JKap to score a lower KD than his teammates, he provided the key anchoring position. Unsurprisingly, JKap's best round was Round 3 Capture the Flag as he helped take control of the map. Against the aggressive OpTic Gaming, this largely meant JKap sat near his base as the final line of defense. JKap's defense was immensely successful In the first half of the round as he was able to shoulder-peek corners and pepper shots into his opponents. His annoying presence secured spawns and provided a constant source of reinforcement.
Struggled to slay in loss
June 16, 2018
JKap was never able to slay consistently in the 3-1 loss to Rise Nation on Day 1 of CWL Anaheim.
ANALYSIS
JKap never found his footing in this match. Even in their sole round win, Round 1 Hardpoint, JKap went just 18/20. He did provide valuable support in the round, as he had 1:31 on the objective and peppered in kills behind his teammates. The rest of his performance was sub-par, however, as they lost the final three rounds handily. They did not win a game in Round 2 Search & Destroy, as everyone on Luminosity struggled. Round 3 Capture the Flag saw him limp to a 14/24 KD (though he did have Luminosity's only flag cap) and Round 4 Hardpoint saw him struggle below a 1.00 KD as well. Overall, he just could not run with the slayers from Rise Nation.
Secures the objective for his team
June 8, 2018
JKap commanded objectives in a 3-0 win over compLexity on Thursday of the CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
JKap did what he does best: control objectives. While no longer quite his high-flying self in this meta, JKap was still able to take strong control of map objectives thanks to his flex abilities. This was best seen in Round 3 Capture the Flag on Flak Tower, where Jkap's mobility served to manipulate enemy spawns. When JKap was able to steal the flag he ran in the offlane as his team sat in mid lane, forcing compLexity's to spawn across the map from him and the flag. This strong map control allowed JKap to quickly score two flag captures across the round.
Many struggles in loss
June 1, 2018
JKap struggled throughout the sweep loss to OpTic Gaming on Day 3, Week 3, of CWL Global Pro League, Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
JKap was pretty invisible in each of the rounds of this loss. He got off on the wrong foot in Round 1 Hardpoint, going just 11/21 in the loss. He was outgunned by OpTic Gaming, and that was a trend that would continue throughout the rest of the match. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw him struggle against the three-headed attack of Methodz, Scump and Octane, and Round 3 Capture the Flag saw him go 15/19. He simply could not slay with OpTic in this matchup.
Strong Capture the Flag in loss
May 31, 2018
JKap came to play in the Capture the Flag round in the 3-1 loss to Rise Nation on Day 2, Week 3 of CWL Global Pro League, Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
JKap's best round came in Round 3 Capture the Flag. He was excellent in both halves of the round, taking the role of playmaker for Luminosity. He had both of their flag caps, both in the first half, and also played strong defense in the second half. He finished the round on a six-kill streak, stopping the game-tying flag cap and the subsequent pushes from Rise Nation to tie the game. However, the rest of his performance left a lot to be desired. He struggled to slay in both Hardpoint rounds,even when factoring in his strong Round 4 Hardpoint start, and died often in Round 2 Search & Destroy.
Good start in loss
April 9, 2018
JKap had a good start in the 3-1 loss to OpTic Gaming, knocking Luminosity Gaming down to the loser's bracket final of the CWL Stage 1 Playoffs on Day 3.
ANALYSIS
A lot of JKap's contributions came early on. His Round 3 Capture the Flag performance was poor - he went 15/22 as Luminosity Gaming's offense was nonthreatening, and his Round 4 Hardpoint performance saw him fluctuate between good and bad, with the final performance landing in the middle of the two, finishing 33/36 - though he did have a strong 1:19 on the objective. While the last two rounds were average at best, his first two rounds were strong. Round 1 Hardpoint saw him quietly provide 1:00 on the objective and a 33/30 KD, helping pitch in to their strong slaying display in the round. His best round, by far, was Round 2 Search & Destroy. He had double digit kills in the round, as did John, as the two willed Luminosity to a competitive effort. Slacked and Octane provided nice support behind them, but JKap and John were incredible, and they do not reach an eleventh game without them, even if they would lose it.
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