Slacked
Josiah Berry 
United States
Luminosity Gaming
Clutches the final victory
February 16, 2018
Slacked struggled until a last, dramatic moment in a 3-0 win against Team EnVyUs on Day 6 of the CWL Global Pro League Stage 1, Division B.
ANALYSIS
This series was constantly in question as Team EnVyUs brought a hard fight to Slacked. But while the rest of Luminosity Gaming were able to rise to the challenge, Slacked faded into the background with limp KDs. This brought maps dangerously close. Round 3 Capture the Flag was especially dire for Slacked as he entered into the second half with a 1/11 KD. It was only after Slacked made a bold flank onto Huke attempting to pull Luminosity's flag that he made his presence felt. Scoring a double kill and a flag return, his flank allowed Octane to get a flag capture just before Slacked rallied a second capture.
Lags behind teammates
February 15, 2018
Slacked did not have his best showing in the 3-1 CWL Global Pro Leaguse Stage 1 loss to FaZe Clan on Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
Slacked really struggled to run with an impressive FaZe Clan performance in this one, and that started from Round 1 Hardpoint. He limped to a 21/31 KD ratio in the round, as FaZe Clan ran all over Luminosity, and had superior map control from the get-go. Slacked did well on the objective during their nice late run, but was invisible other than that. This continued into Round 2 Search & Destroy, as his big moment came in Game 7, with him getting the final kill. Luminosity played well in that round, due to Octane and John, and Slacked slid in behind them in the 11-game win. The final two rounds were bad, both on a team level and on an individual one. Round 3 Capture the Flag and Round 4 Hardpoint were both blowouts, with Luminosity never really sniffing a lead in either round. Slacked went a combined 46/52 as they limped to a loss.
Slams Splyce with SMG dominance
February 13, 2018
Slacked swipes map control from Splyce in a 3-0 win on Day 4 of the CWL Pro League, Division B.
ANALYSIS
Slacked had the second easiest job on his team thanks to how much Octane and John dominated this series. All Slacked had to do was make sure to harass the objective, a job he fulfilled skillfully on Round 3 Capture the Flag on Ardennes Forest. Slacked essentially had complete map freedom thanks to John and Octane. In the first half, Slacked secured a double kill from ruins where he was able to get a flag capture, thanks in part to John holding mid-map and Octane holding Splyce's spawns. He would quickly follow-up the first capture with a second after beating down a Splyce retaliation, his SMG beaming through his European opponents.
Contributes throughout win
February 7, 2018
Slacked made contributions in every round of the sweep win over Evil Geniuses to give Luminosity their second win of the first day of the CWL Global Pro League, Stage 1,
ANALYSIS
Slacked may have not had the brightest performances in every round, but he was consistent, and he did good things in each of the three rounds of the match. Round 1 Hardpoint saw him lead the lobby with 32 kills, putting Luminosity Gaming in good positions on the map, and giving them the control they needed to hand Evil Geniuses a 250-83 loss. He was not that player in Round 2 Search & Destroy -- he did not show up on the final kill cam once -- but he provided necessary support to win an eleven-game round. He was the same in Round 3 Capture the Flag -- he only had 12 kills and 11 deaths, barely getting into the round. He did, however, get the longest flag cap of the match, providing a big moment despite his under-the-radar slaying performance.
Lets Team Kaliber slip form his grasps
January 15, 2018
Slacked tried to deliver victory after winning a first grand finals series against Team Kaliber, but stumbles late in the reset series at CWL New Orleans.
ANALYSIS
Slacked has done the impossible against Team Kaliber: defeat them at a LAN event. The only problem was that Luminosity Gaming needed two wins against the legendary Team Kaliber in order to win the title of Champions. While John and JKap dominated the first series, Slacked and Octane attempted to take up the second series. Slacked started strong in both the second Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 2 Search & Destroy. In Round 2 Search & Destroy, Slacked scored several key kills that swung the round for Luminosity, such as in Game 8. He'd try to take up a defensive position going into the second Round 3 Capture the Flag on Ardennes Forest, holding up near the base to prevent Team Kaliber from making sneaky plays. Unfortunately, Team Kaliber poked holes in Luminosity's aggression and beat Slacked down. After that, Slacked struggled to pin down the slippery Team Kaliber.
Defends his team's positions
January 15, 2018
Slacked holds the line against Rise Nation in 3-2 victory in the losers' final that confirms his place at the grand finals on Day 3 of CWL New Orleans.
ANALYSIS
Slacked's ability to hold points was a key factor this series. Rise Nation didn't play as nearly as a hectic game as Team Kaliber, meaning that Slacked holding a corner meant that he could actually manipulate spawns. In the second half of Round 3 Capture the Flag on Ardennes Forest, Slacked turned into a beast. Rise Nation couldn't even touch the flag with Slacked dutifully guarding it, shutting down any and all attempts from Rise Nation. The kills were significant since it continually gave Luminosity the opportunity to make flag pulls.
Anchors his team down
January 14, 2018
Slacked anchored his team with strong defense in a 1-3 loss to Team Kaliber in the winners' final on Day 3 of CWL New Orleans.
ANALYSIS
Slacked knew what he was up against, evidenced by the fact that Luminosity Gaming banned Ardennes Forest, Team Kaliber's best map, every round. But that was perhaps the flaw. Slacked played cautiously and intelligently against Team Kaliber, making sure to hang back and hold spawns for his team against KuavoKenny's flanks. While this helped in most cases, there were some instances where the caution became a detriment, such as in Round 3 Capture the Flag and Round 4 Hardpoint. In Round 4 Hardpoint, especially, the passive playing allowed Team Kaliber to rotate spawns when Luminosity Gaming needed favorable spawns.
Manages objective role well in reverse sweep
January 14, 2018
Slacked managed the objective for the most part in Luminosity's reverse sweep of Echo Fox in the upper bracket semifinals at CWL New Orleans.
ANALYSIS
Two flag captures by Slacked helped Luminosity Gaming complete a massive turnaround against Echo Fox, as the Round 3 Capture the Flag blowout set off an exciting sequence of events. His performance carried over into Round 4, as Slacked put together just enough kills for LG to race out to an 87-point advantage to begin the match.
Plays the objective and does it well
January 13, 2018
Slacked clearly focused on the objectives during most of Luminosity Gaming's series against Rise Nation on Day 1 of CWL New Orleans, and it paid off with a 3-2 win.
ANALYSIS
Slacked didn't start the series against Rise Nation with the laser-like focus he'd gain later on, as during Round 1 Hardpoint he only scored a 21/33 KD and a mere 22 seconds of Hardpoint time. However, his focus on objectives started in earnest with Round 2 Search & Destroy, where he successfully stayed alive enough with a break-even 5/5 KD and bomb plant. Round 3 Capture the Flag saw Slacked contribute a flag capture despite a weak KD of 17/21. Slacked's objective focus was at its finest during Round 4 Hardpoint, where he'd earn the most hardpoint control time of his team at a whopping 2:11, as well as a positive KD of 31/30. Slacked ultimately closed out the series against Rise Nation in style with two bomb plants and a positive KD of 8/6 during Round 5 Search & Destroy.
Smashes a thin eUnited defense
December 17, 2017
Slacked burned through eUnited at the Northern Showdown Championships in a 3-2 win.
ANALYSIS
Slacked secured streaks, but he couldn't use them effectively in the championship series. Accordingly, key rounds slipped through Luminosity Gaming's fingers. During Round 4 Hardpoint on Gibraltar, for example, Slacked dropped his Fighter Pilot and Glide Bombs on the second Castle Road hill, softening up eUnited in the process. But because of the notorious "sticky" spawn around the corner of the point, Slacked was unable break the hill since he didn't attempt to break eUnited's spawns. Similarly, Slacked's massive Scorestreaks mattered little in Round 3 Capture the Flag after a strange use in the second half of overtime.
Lagged behind in win
December 17, 2017
Slacked did not have an overwhelming performance in the sweep win over Team EnVyUs on the final day of the Northern Arena Showdown. The win secured Luminosity Gaming a top three finish in the tournament.
ANALYSIS
Slacked did not shine in this one, but still contributed with his support-based approach. Round 1 Hardpoint took a team effort, though, as they got off to a slow start in the round. They ended up waking up and turning it into a 250-220 victory. Round 2 Hardpoint saw Slacked lag behind Octane and JKap. He did not struggle as much as John did, but he put up a rather middling performance in the round. He continued that into Round 3 Capture the Flag, as John and Jkap led the line for Luminosity Gaming in this round.
Goes off in final Hardpoint to secure series
December 16, 2017
Slacked was on fire to close out this 3-1 win over Next Threat in the quarterfinals of the Northern Arena Showdown.
ANALYSIS
While Slacked took a few rounds to get going, once he was on top of his game, he was incredibly dominant. During Search & Destroy, he didn't pick up a kill until Game 5 to really drive home how rough of a round this was for him and the rest of LG. Once Capture the Flag rolled in, however, he was a renewed player. He had three caps in what was a dominant round that included a huge 8-1 run to cap off the Round 3 win. He then capped off his series performance with a huge showing in the final Hardpoint round to allow LG to pick up the breezy win at the end of a 3-1 series win.
Secures utility but not the win
December 10, 2017
Slacked found some success in a 1-3 loss to eUnited on Day 3 of CWL Dallas.
ANALYSIS
Slacked found his footing in an uneven series, but he struggled to make much use of his streaks. This was mainly due to Luminosity Gaming's largely uncoordinated strategies. The uncoordinated was a result of panic when Slacked quickly lost control of the game in Round 2 Search and Destroy. Slacked, Octane, and JKap were all desperate to make plays in Round 3 Capture the Flag, causing each member to flood the point without many strategies. For example, Slacked would burn his Glide Bombs in the second half but it was during an opportune time when JKap was attempting to flank from behind.
Controls the objective with little contest
December 9, 2017
Slacked locked down the map objectives in a 3-0 sweep against Ground Zero on Day 2 of CWL Dallas.
ANALYSIS
With the rest of his team slaying, Slacked was given the fairly easy job of taking the objective. Nowhere was this more prominent than in Round 3 Capture the Flag on London Docks. Slacked constantly rushed through Ground Zero's defense, always pressuring the flag, while JKap and John tore through Ground Zero. The blitz awarded Slacked with five flag captures in under 10 minutes. But, of course, Slacked couldn't have picked up those captures if he couldn't slay as well, finishing with the second highest KD of 15/9.
Slays well in Capture the Flag
December 8, 2017
Slacked tallied a 48/37 KD in Luminosity Gaming's 3-0 sweep of Epsilon on Day 1 of CWL Dallas.
ANALYSIS
Slacked and the rest of LG were playing out of their minds in this opening match on Friday. He was great all match long, but he was especially strong in Capture the Flag to close out this series. He started off 10/2 as they managed to easily close out this series with an exclamation point of the highest degree. LG is looking like a team to beat if this level of play is kept up all weekend.
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