JKap
Jordan Kaplan 
United States
Luminosity Gaming
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.
Exerts control over objectives
April 9, 2018
JKap tried to lockdown the objective in a 3-2 loss to FaZe Clan at the Loser's Finals of the CWL Stage 1 Playoffs.
ANALYSIS
JKap managed to fight and contest objectives despite FaZe Clan's insane flanks, securing early rounds for Luminosity Gaming. In Round 1 Hardpoint on London Docks, JKap was able to keep spawns for his teammates even in the face of FaZe Clan's massive late-game rally. This allowed JKap and his team to challenge and contest the hill for a map win in the face of FaZe Clan' overwhelming assault. JKap nearly repeated this effort in Round 3 Capture the Flag, but his weak slaying doomed his efforts. This was the same case for JKap's map control in Round 4 Hardpoint, sound in theory but unable to execute.
Handles objectives
April 7, 2018
JKap dominated objectives in a 3-2 reverse-sweep of Red Reserve on Day 1 of CWL Stage 1 Playoffs.
ANALYSIS
JKap rebounded from a terrible start to utterly dominate Red Reserve. And the success was partly thanks to JKap, especially during his strong game in Round 3 Capture the Flag. The second half of the round saw JKap have near total control of the map thanks to his and Slacked's Scorestreaks. While JKap whiffed some of his Scorestreaks, burning a Fighter Pilot to force a push rather than secure a flag pull, his excellent movements allowed him to steal Red Reserve's flag with ease. The bigger play, however, was JKap spotting out Joee trying to sneak a flag pull, which allowed JKap to stagger spawns.
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.
Incredible Capture the Flag
April 2, 2018
JKap had an amazing Capture the Flag performance in the 3-2 upper bracket semifinal win over OpTic Gaming on Day 3 of CWL Birmingham.
ANALYSIS
JKap did not have the best Hardpoint rounds, as both of them saw him struggle to sub-1.00 KD's in both Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 4 Hardpoint, resulting in their two round losses. He was a solid objective performer in the first round, finishing it with 1:23. The second of the Hardpoint rounds was worse, as he finished with just seven seconds on the objective. Round 2 Search & Destroy and Round 5 Search & Destroy saw him provide key support behind his teammates, as his support gave them a versatile offense. Round 3 Capture the Flag was his highlight. He was incredible, going 16/5 in the first half before finishing 32/13. He paced them to a win, and his dominant slaying made the OpTic Gaming offense non-existent.
Supports his teammates with slaying
March 30, 2018
JKap assisted his teammates in a 3-0 sweep over Red Reserve on Friday of CWL Birmingham.
ANALYSIS
JKap put up solid number, but it was his ability to assist his teammates and his flexibility that made him shine. In Round 1 Hardpoint on Valkyrie, JKap ran an SMG and the Airborne class, allowing him to push spawns and bully Red Reserve. While he was dropping major numbers, his role was vital in spotting out Red Reserve for his teammates. This saw far better use in Round 3 Capture the Flag, where JKap could flank and rotate around Red Reserve's spawns, opening the map up for John and Octane despite dropping his Airborne class.
Ends up as a liability against FaZe Clan
March 26, 2018
JKap met his kryptonite in the form of FaZe Clan as Luminosity Gaming lost 3-1 on Thursday of Week 8 of the CWL Pro League Division B.
ANALYSIS
JKap couldn't even keep a fraction of the pace that FaZe Clan set in this series, and it ultimately ended up costing him and his team. Even in Round 1 Hardpoint, which Luminosity Gaming won, JKap ended up with a deeply negative KD of 20/33 and the least amount of hardpoint control time with a mere 35 seconds. Round 2 Search & Destroy was even worse for JKap, where he only earned two kills as his KD ended at an awful 2/7. Although JKap didn't get the worst KD of his team in Round 3 Capture the Flag, it was still negative with the most deaths at 16/21, and JKap ended up not scoring a single flag capture all round as FaZe Clan ran away with four. Finally, JKap fell flat at the end in Round 4 Hardpoint with a paltry KD of 19/30.
Strong respawn game in win
March 15, 2018
JKap had a very strong performance in the respawn rounds of the 3-1 win over eUnited on Day 1 of Week 3 of CWL Global Pro League, Stage 1.
ANALYSIS
Round 2 Search & Destroy was JKap's worst round. It was the only round Luminosity Gaming lost, as well. Luminosity were behind the eight-ball early, as Arcitys dominated and Prestinni had a huge run of first bloods. JKap struggled from the beginning to the end of the round. The rest of his performances were excellent, though. The preceding round, Round 1 Hardpoint, was excellent. He was consistent, providing 30 kills and a minute on the Hardpoint. He came up clutch at the end of the round, too, netting six kills to get Luminosity Gaming to the 250 mark. The final two rounds, Round 3 Capture the Flag and Round 4 Hardpoint, were two very similar rounds. The Capture the Flag round was a 3-2 win, and JKap was strong on both ends of the map. He two flag caps, and sprung the other early in the first half. His 24 kills led the team. The final round was a 250-232 Hardpoint win, and JKap was strong throughout it. He had a hot, 12 kill start to help give them a 93-33 lead, and had a nice streak stopped the bleeding after the eUnited comeback. His 42 kills led the lobby, and help lead Luminosity to a win.
Can't control objective
March 11, 2018
JKap fell flat on his face in a devastating 3-0 stomp by Red Reserve at the losers' final of CWL Atlanta.
ANALYSIS
JKap, along with Slacked, had absolutely no presence this series. Normally a strong objective player, JKap got bodied by Red Reserve due to their stronger map control and smarter kills. He couldn't win slay against Red Reserve while they had nearby spawns, such as in Round 1 Hardpoint, but neither was he able to guard his team's spawns, such as in Round 3 Capture the Flag. For example, in Round 3 Capture the Flag, JKap scored an abysmal 12/22 KD because he didn't keep a lookout for his flanks. This allowed Red Reserve to easily harass the flag while destroying JKap's spawns with simple flanks.
Hot start and end to loss
March 11, 2018
JKap had great bookend rounds in the 3-1 loss to Rise Nation on Day 3 of CWL Atlanta, dropping them into the losers' bracket.
ANALYSIS
JKap and Luminosity Gaming could not ask for a better start to Round 1 Hardpoint. They dominated Rise Nation, winning by around 100 points, and never really worried about the result. It was Luminosity's round quickly, and they kept it that way. JKap was excellent, and was one of the leaders on the the team along with Octane. Those two led the team, as Slacked and John stayed in a more support-based role. His 28 kills led the lobby, providing Luminosity Gaming with a offensive punch that Rise Nation would not answer. Round 2 Search & Destroy was the opposite. He was rather invisible outside of a nice Game 6, as Rise Nation won easily in nine games. The result was never in doubt. Round 3 Capture the Flag was a frustrating round for Luminosity Gaming and JKap. He struggled to a 14/19 KD as Luminosity struggled to break through a stout Rise Nation defense. They lost 1-0, and hardly got close to a flag cap in a tense, technical, conservative round. Round 4 Hardpoint was a wild round, and JKap was a big reason why. He was good throughout the round, even when Rise Nation were leading big early on and looked prime to win easily. His strong play early left the door open for his teammates to wake up and make a splash -- and they did. They reached 240 points before falling to Rise.
Overcomes slow start
March 10, 2018
JKap battled through a rough first two rounds in the 3-2 reverse sweep win over Team Kaliber on Day 1 of CWL Atlanta.
ANALYSIS
Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 2 Search & Destroy were slogs for JKap, and they both resulted in losses for Luminosity Gaming. He got off to a 1/9 start in the first round, as Team Kaliber looked strong and took control of the map. This continued, with JKap finishing 23/33 and Team Kaliber using their superior map control to win the round. The second round was the same -- JKap had just one kill through five games, and Team Kaliber looked strong. JKap had a decent end to the round, but it was far from enough. Round 3 Capture the Flag is when the tides turned, as it started Luminosity's reverse sweep of Team Kaliber. JKap was their best player for long stretches of this round, and was a big part in why they only gave up two flag caps. He kept them close, and when his teammates woke it up the round was well within reach. It came to a head for JKap in Round 4 Hardpoint. He had 31 kills and over 1:30 on the objective in the round, helping lead his team through a wild Hardpoint map. There was rapid fire slaying, with the lowest individual kill total in the lobby at 27. His strong performance helped keep pace with Team Kaliber's hot start, and helped Luminosity run away with it late. His Round 5 Search & Destroy performance was poor like his other Search & Destroy showing, however. He ended a great middle rounds on a little bit of a sour note, individually.
Strong respawns in win
March 9, 2018
JKap had strong respawn rounds in the sweep win over Evil Geniuses on Day 1 of CWL Atlanta.
ANALYSIS
JKap got off to a hot start in this match, and was a big part of the Round 1 Hardpoint comeback win. Evil Geniuses led for a majority of the round, though not in blowout form; Luminosity Gaming were there the whole time, and JKap helped turn the competitive round in their favor. JKap had a whopping 42 kills in the round, and nearly clocked a minute on the objective. He was a strong player for Luminosity, and his slaying helped allow their late runaway. After leading 200-181, they won 250-188. Round 2 Search & Destroy was a tight 11-game win, but JKap did not lead like he did in the previous round. He was rather middling in the round, supporting an excellent Slacked performance. Round 3 Capture the Flag saw Evil Geniuses come in depleted. They were gassed after coming up short in the first two rounds, and Luminosity absolutely dominated. They won 4-1, and it felt like it was worse than that. JKap had a great round, leading the lobby in kills with 29.
Thinks of his teammates
February 16, 2018
JKap played with his team in mind for a 3-0 win over Team EnVyUS on Day 6 of the CWL Pro League, Division B.
ANALYSIS
JKap is smart enough to know that Luminosity's best strategy is to set Octane up for streaks. And that's exactly what he did. JKap, the notorious team player, would bait and scout for his teammates to hand them easy kills. This was best seen in Game 3 of Round 2 Search & Destroy where JKap baited two players for Octane, giving him two kills to complete his suite of Scorestreaks. This also helped in Round 3 Capture the Flag where he mainly scouted for his team. On top of his scouting, JKap was also able to slay out, such as with a clutch quadruple kill with a Fighter Pilot in Round 1 Hardpoint that won his team the round.
Cannot turn tide
February 15, 2018
JKap was okay, but did not do enough to turn the tide as Luminosity Gaming fell 3-1 to FaZe Clan during Wednesday's CWL Global Pro League, Stage 1, match.
ANALYSIS
Outside of Round 4 Hardpoint, JKap was far from bad. He was not excellent either, though, as he trended towards the middle in each round. He had a 31/31 KD in the opening Round 1 Hardpoint, but FaZe dominated that round for nearly the entirety of it. Luminosity went on an excellent run late in the round, but FaZe was too close to victory for them to complete the comeback. Their sole win, Round 2 Search & Destroy, saw JKap hardly feature in the 11-game round. He was a support player, as Octane and John did the heavy lifting. The final two rounds were bad for Luminosity. Round 3 Capture the Flag saw them barely threaten FaZe at all, as their two flag caps were in the dying seconds of each half. JKap slayed well (25/21 KD) but it did not move the needle. The final round was rough. They had no business playing with FaZe in this round, as not one of Luminosity's players had over a 1.00 KD ratio. It was a disaster on a team level, and they wimpered out of the match.
Relaxes in breezy series
February 13, 2018
JKap sits back and watches his team stomp Splyce 3-0 on Day 4 of the CWL Pro League, Division B.
ANALYSIS
JKap simply didn't have much to do besides hold spawns. All of Luminosity Gaming was on fire, easily obliterating Splyce with little assistance from JKap's sights. Octane was beaming. And so was John. And so was Slacked. In Round 1 Hardpoint, JKap's anchor role did become vital as Splyce mounted a small comeback. By just falling back from a few fights, such as in the first Ruins fight, he was able to secure decent spawn rotations for his team and snowballing an already impressive lead.
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