Slacked
Josiah Berry 
United States
Luminosity Gaming
Solid Hardpoint in loss
April 9, 2018
Slacked had his best rounds in the Hardpoint rounds of the 3-1 loss to OpTic Gaming, as Luminosity Gaming fell to the loser's bracket final of the CWL Stage 1 Playoffs on Day 3 of the tournament.
ANALYSIS
Slacked had some big moments in each Hardpoint round. Round 1 Hardpoint saw him be one of the catalysts of the win, as he picked up his game in the second half of the round. He got alongside Octane to help complete the Luminosity attack, and his 33 kill/2:01 Hardpoint time combination was unstoppable, and made Luminosity look incredible. Round 4 Hardpoint saw his KD look mediocre (34/40), but he was a big reason why they did not get blown out of the building. While they were down 110-40, and looking like they'd limp out of the winner's bracket, Slacked and John made huge pushes to get them to a 115-108 deficit, and even got them a lead at one point. While it did not last, their big push came largely due to Slacked. Round 2 Search & Destroy and Round 3 Capture the Flag were rather middling rounds for him. The second round saw him be a support-player at best, as John and JKap did the heavy lifting in the eleven game loss. The third round saw him go 21/20 as their offense was completely inept in a shutout loss.
Falls apart against flanks
April 9, 2018
Slacked disappeared into the background during a 3-2 loss to FaZe Clan at the Loser's Finals of the CWL Stage 1 Playoffs.
ANALYSIS
Slacked, as Luminosity Gaming's anchor, struggled to do much against FaZe Clan. His opponent's heavy emphasis on flanking constantly forced him on the backfoot, making him play defense instead of offense. The same problem was seen on Octane, who's long-range AR struggled to compete with FaZe Clan's SMGs. But in Slacked's his weak slaying was far more dramatic as he could only tag up players instead of pushing lanes and enemy spawns.
Rallies his team together
April 7, 2018
Slacked began the comeback in a 3-2 reverse-sweep of Red Reserve on Day 1 of CWL Stage 1 Playoffs.
ANALYSIS
Red Reserve had Luminosity Gaming on the backfoot, and it was Slacked who started the comeback. Round 3 Capture the Flag became critical to Luminosity's reverse-sweep as Slacked was able to clutch the round with a last second flag capture. The capture was built from Slacked's Scorestreaks, which he scored early in the second half. After Slacked won Round 3, the whole momentum of the series shifted into Luminosity's favor, especially after Slacked dropped a 24/17 KD in Round 4 Hardpoint.
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.
Middling in win
April 2, 2018
Slacked had his moments, but saw some struggles in the 3-2 upper bracket semifinal win over OpTic Gaming on Day 3 of the CWL Birmingham Open.
ANALYSIS
Slacked struggled to break through for most of this match. His best performance was in Round 2 Search & Destroy. He was excellent in the early stages of the round, and got the final kill in games four and five to top of his hot stretch. His start helped put Luminosity on the right foot, and they were able to finish off the win. The rest of his performance saw him lag behind his teammates and the competition alike. Even in their sole respawn win, Round 3 Capture the Flag, he was rather average. He went 14/15 in the dominating 5-0 win. He was a solid support player in the Round 5 Search & Destroy win, helping finish off the win. His biggest moments came in the second round, for sure.
Reinforces his team's defense
March 30, 2018
Slacked held his team's defenses in a 3-0 victory over Red Reserve on Friday of CWL Birmingham.
ANALYSIS
Slacked played the important-but-subtle role of anchor for his team as Luminosity Gaming took a very offensive and scattered approach against Red Reserve. Luminosity spread themselves thin across the map in order to find early picks against Red Reserve, a team that tends to spread and play for small kills. This strategy worked for Luminosity, but it left Slacked needing to hold his team's scattered spawns. Slacked pulled this off easily by playing further back than in his teammates, such as in Round 3 Capture the Flag, in order to secure his team's base.
Comes online too late to save his team
March 26, 2018
Slacked's performance through Luminosity Gaming's series against FaZe Clan on Thursday of Week 8 of the CWL Pro League Division B improved as the series went on, but it ended up being too little, too late to prevent FaZe Clan seizing the series 3-1.
ANALYSIS
Slacked let Octane and John do the heavy lifting in Round 1 Hardpoint, which Luminosity Gaming won by less than 30 seconds as Slacked earned a barely negative KD of 27/31. He fared slightly better in Round 2 Search & Destroy with another negative KD of 5/7, but he was unable to help Octane clutch the round against FaZe Clan. Slacked came online in Round 3 Capture the Flag by earning the only break-even KD for LG with 19/19, but no one on LG could earn any flag captures, as FaZe Clan ran away with four. Arguably Slacked's best round was in Round 4 Hardpoint, where he finally went double-positive in KD with 30/14 as he tried to save the series from falling away from LG, but at this point it was too late to prevent FaZe Clan from stealing the show and the victory.
Consistently reliable
March 15, 2018
Slacked's worst round was an average one in the 3-1 win over eUnited on Day 1 of Week 3 of CWL Global Pro League, Stage 1.
ANALYSIS
Slacked was excellent in this match. He provided a very consistent slaying performance, and was one of the more reliable members of Luminosity Gaming in this one. Even his worst round, Round 3 Capture the Flag, saw him go 19/19. He never posted a KD ratio below 1.00 in any round, and he even had a nice game in Round 2 Search & Destroy, a round that they lost. He had double-digit kills in the round, and -- alongside John -- staged a comeback that ended up getting the round to a Game 10. Overall, this was a great match for Slacked, and one he will want to build upon.
Disappears in the choas
March 11, 2018
Slacked fell out of CWL Atlanta in a 3-0 loss at the losers' final due Red Reserve's stronger plays.
ANALYSIS
Slacked didn't come out for this game at all. Consistently scoring negative KDs every round, he couldn't stand up to Red Reserve. He was utterly taken off-guard by Red Reserve's flanks, putting him in difficult 1-vs-2 fights that were impossible to win. He's poor shots bounced him around the map and essentially made him easy fodder for Red Reserve. He'd end Round 3 Capture the Flag with a poor 12/23 KD.
Quietly strong in loss
March 11, 2018
Slacked was under-the-radar good in the 3-1 loss to Rise Nation on Day 3 of CWL Atlanta, putting Luminosity Gaming into the losers' bracket of the tournament.
ANALYSIS
Slacked was a very stable presence for Luminosity Gaming, despite their loss to Rise Nation. The only round in which he was not reliable was Round 2 Search & Destroy, a round that Rise Nation utterly dominated. They managed to scrape three game wins, but they never really threatened a comeback. It was an easy round win for Rise Nation, plain and simple. He was, however, extremely reliable in the other three rounds. He did not have a negative KD ratio in any of the three respawn rounds (18/16 in Round 1 Hardpoint, 21/17 in Round 3 Capture the Flag, and 39/38 in Round 4 Hardpoint). That consistency was key for Luminosity Gaming, and it allowed them to stay competitive in the rounds they lost (Rounds 3 and 4) and stay ahead in the round they won. It was a great individual showing in a disappointing team loss.
Struggles to make a breakthrough
March 10, 2018
Slacked did a lot of good, but also plenty of bad, in the reverse sweep win over Team Kaliber on Day 1 of CWL Atlanta.
ANALYSIS
Slacked had a weird performance for most of this match. He had strong slaying totals in the respawn rounds, but he also died a bunch. Round 1 Hardpoint saw him go 34/39, and Round 4 Hardpoint saw him go 31/34. Those two rounds are perfect examples of his high kill/high death games that hurt his overall value. He struggled in Round 2 Search & Destroy, as well, doing not much of anything behind Octane. He did do some good, however. He was a key reason why they were able to kick off the reverse sweep, as he fought through being stunned to get the winning flag cap in Round 3 Capture the Flag. He was also excellent in the biggest round of the match, Round 5 Search & Destroy. He was consistently excellent in the round, notching the final kills in Game 5 8, and 11. He also had a ninja defuse in the midst of heavy gunfire during Game 7.
Search & Destroy hero
March 9, 2018
Slacked did his best work in S&D in the sweep win over Evil Geniuses on Day 1 of the CWL Atlanta Open.
ANALYSIS
Round 2 Search & Destroy was an excellent round for Slacked, and it was sandwiched in between two sub-par ones. He went off in the S&D round, notching double-digit kills. He won games with his gun, and with his smarts, notably wasting time so the bomb could explode. He was great, and firing on all cylinders. Without him, they likely would not even have made it to an 11th game, let alone with the round. He was really bad for most of the previous round, Round 1 Hardpoint, as he finished 26/41. He did have key objective time late in the round, but he was a bullet sponge for the vast majority of it, as his death total shows. Round 3 Capture the Flag saw him fly out to double-digit kills in the first half, but a defensive second half, plus a commanding 3-0 lead, helped him have a relaxed second half. He finished 20/20.
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.
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