Ricky
Richard Stacy 
United States
G2
Aligns with G2
October 25, 2018
Ricky will join G2, the organization confirmed on Thursday.
ANALYSIS
Ricky will join one of his compLexity teammates, Blazt, while two players from Team EnVyUs - Chino and Decemate - will compromise two other spots on the roster. The inclusion of Faccento, formerly of Echo Fox, will round out G2's latest foray into the competitive Call of Duty scene, and the team appears poised to contend for a CWL Pro League spot when the season opens in December.
Free Agent
Let go from compLexity Gaming
October 4, 2018
Ricky has been released from compLexity Gaming, the organization relayed on Tuesday.
ANALYSIS
Ricky put together a fantastic competitive season, catching on as the do-it-all veteran with eRa, only to earn a CWL Pro League Stage 2 spot under the Reckless, then compLexity, banner. As a result, Ricky's stock is on the rise heading into Black Ops 4 and remains an intriguing option for a young team hoping to compete in the new 5-vs-5 landscape.
Never finds solid ground
August 15, 2018
Ricky had a hard time finding consistency in the 3-1 loss to FaZe Clan on Day 1 of the 2018 Call of Duty World League Championships.
ANALYSIS
Ricky had a somewhat up and down performance in this loss. Round 2 Search & Destroy was closer to a down one, as Blazt really carried the load for compLexity, racking up 13 kills. They simply did not have the depth to overcome Replays' 15 kills. Round 4 Hardpoint saw him have a nice objective time (1:05), but he struggled to slay with a strong FaZe Clan attack. Round 1 Hardpoint saw him have his fair share of moments; he was a driving force to the early lead they took, but he faltered a bit and ended up with a negative KD (31/32), as FaZe Clan rose from the ashes to steal a win. Round 3 Capture the Flag was his best round overall, as he notched 20 kills in the win. He, Censor, and Blazt all hit the 20-kill mark, as the trio flooded the map and took control in their only round win.
Dominates an entire round
July 12, 2018
Ricky fried in a 3-1 loss to UNILAD Esports on Thursday of the CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
Ricky was perhaps the only reason compLexity Gaming was able to take a map win over their opponents. This was mostly thanks to Ricky going on an utterly massive tear in Round 3 Capture the Flag. Landing a fifteen killstreak, UNILAD eSports simply had no answer against Ricky as he was able to wrap Scorestreaks and dominate the map. Unfortunately, despite Ricky popping off for one map, he was unable to replicate his Herculean effort in subsequent rounds. This resulted in an already flat compLexity Gaming falling even further against a hot opponent.
Shines in both round wins
July 12, 2018
Ricky was at his best in the two round wins of the 3-2 loss to OpTic Gaming on Day 2, Week 7 of CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
Ricky's best two rounds came in the middle of the match and were in both of their two wins against OpTic Gaming. Round 2 Search & Destroy was the first of his two great rounds, as he and Dashy really carried them to an 11-game win. That duo was excellent, and their teammates provided just enough support for them to edge out OpTic Gaming in 11 games. Round 3 Capture the Flag saw Ricky play a defensive-based game and do so effectively. He was one of the big reasons why OpTic's offense managed just one flag cap in the overtime win for compLexity. The rest of his performance was up and down, however. He went 22/25 in Round 1 Hardpoint, though he paired that with a 1:15 on the objective, leading his team in that category. It was not the prettiest round, but he was effective in an objective-based way. Round 4 Hardpoint saw him have a similar KD ratio (26/31 KD), but have just 14 seconds on the objective. They were overwhelmed by OpTic in that round, especially in the latter part of it, and Ricky suffered because of that. Round 5 Search & Destroy saw him play support behind a solid Censor performance, but they did not have enough to outlast OpTic Gaming in the 6-4 loss.
Controls his team's spawns
July 12, 2018
Ricky sat back and let his team slay in a 3-0 sweep of Rise Nation on Wednesday of the CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
Once again, Ricky filled out his anchor role admirably as his teammates slayed out on the map. That's not to say Ricky didn't also find ways to help his team win in gunfights. Round 3 Capture the Flag saw Ricky play a solid defense that Rise Nation struggled to break, while also helping to push out when his team got aggressive. This was best seen in the first half of Overtime as Ricky pushed up the map with his team, attempting an early full push, to successful land some kills and push his opponents out of the map.
Holds team spawns together
July 11, 2018
Ricky passively held map control in a 3-1 win against Tainted Minds on Tuesday of the CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
With both Blazt and Dashy pushing lanes and spawns, Ricky had little to do beyond map control. This resulted in Ricky becoming inactive in most maps, where instead of engaging he sat back in lane to guarantee his team's spawns. This proved to be an incredibly easy task for Ricky. For example, Round 3 Capture the Flag on Ardennes Forest saw Blazt and Dashy easily pushing into Tainted Mind's base in the second half, allowing Ricky to easily set up in cabin and hand his team safe spawns. However, the passive playstyle saw Ricky's score slump in most rounds due to a lack of engagements.
Fails to follow up on his streaks
June 7, 2018
Ricky started maps strong in a 3-0 loss to Luminosity Gaming on Thursday of the CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
Ricky excelled at putting Luminosity Gaming on their backfoot, at least early into each round. His high-flying aggression allowed him to pressure Luminosity's positions at the start of each map, when one could easily predict a team's position, and gain an early foothold for his team. Ricky, however, couldn't keep those advantages safe as the maps dragged on, mainly due to poor Scorestreaks. In Round 1 Hardpoint, for example, Ricky landed an early seven killstreak only to whiff his Scorestreaks in an attempt to secure rotations.
Secures Stage 2 spot with compLexity
April 13, 2018
Ricky will join compLexity Gaming, the organization confirmed on Friday.
ANALYSIS
After opting to part from eRa Eternity thanks to the organization's failure to pay contracts, Ricky winds up returning to compLexity Gaming, whom he teamed with during the better part of the competitive Call of Duty: Black Ops III season. While Ricky isn't considered one of the scene's elite players, he's done a commendable job building young talent--something he'll likely continue to do on compLexity Gaming alongside Dashy and Blazt. The last player mentioned is a huge one, as the addition of Ricky and Blazt means that compLexity Gaming will automatically earn a CWL Global Pro League Stage 2 spot given the organization has rostered two of the former eRa players.
Search & Destroy dominance in loss
February 28, 2018
Ricky had a sublime Search & Destroy performance, but did not do much else in the 3-1 loss to Rise Nation, during Day 1 of Week 6 of the CWL Global Pro League, Stage 1.
ANALYSIS
Ricky put in a truly excellent performance in Round 2 Search & Destroy, particularly in the latter stages of the round. He ended with double digit kills, in large part to his six combined kills in Games 9 and 10, winning the round in the latter. He was incredible, and was the push eRa needed to stop Rise Nation's three-game win streak from Games 6 to 8. His best respawn round was Round 1 Hardpoint, where he finished 21/20, the only member of Rise to get over the 1.00 KD mark. In the last two rounds, he was abysmal, getting thoroughly outslayed as Rise continued their dominance.
Terrible in loss
February 23, 2018
Ricky and eRa had a time to forget, as he was bad and his team were swept by Red Reserve, during their week three match on Thursday, in the CWL Global Pro League, Stage 1.
ANALYSIS
This was a poor match from beginning to end for Ricky. Round 1 Hardpoint saw him finish last in the lobby in kills at 14, with 1:01 on the objective. They needed kills and they did not get them, which would be a theme in the next two rounds. They lasted 10 games in Round 2 Search & Destroy, but Ricky did not help at all. He went 0/5 though six games, and did not get his first kill until Game 8. He did not do anything until late, and an early good showing from him may have swung the round in their favor. He ended with a 7/18 KD ratio in a Round 3 Capture the Flag round that saw them get shut out. The statistics speak for themselves in this one; he was simply outclassed by Red Reserve in every round.
Great from Round 3 on
February 21, 2018
The first two rounds were quiet, but he dominated the late game as eRa reverse swept OpTic Gaming, a match that took place on Tuesday in the CWL Global Pro League, Stage 1.
ANALYSIS
Ricky was quiet in the first two rounds, struggling to get on OpTic Gaming's slaying level as eRa looked out of OpTic Gaming's league. Ricky's breakout came with eRa's breakout, in Round 3 Capture the Flag. He was outstanding, going 24/11, with two of his team's five flag caps. He was a big part of keeping OpTic Gaming's name off the kill feed, and keeping eRa one step ahead of them. His strong play continued into a close Round 4 Hardpoint win. They dominated the kill feed again, but OpTic Gaming squeezed out enough Hardpoint time to keep it close. Eventually, however, Ricky, Ferocitys and Decemate and their whopping 104 kills together proved too much for OpTic to overcome. His back to back final kills in Games 4 and 5 were key in putting eRa out to a huge early lead in Round 5 Search & Destroy, which put OpTic in too big a hole.
Slowly develops his gun skills
January 31, 2018
Ricky evolved into a late-game hero in a 1-3 loss on Day 5 of Stage 1 CWL Pro League.
ANALYSIS
Ricky was set to clutch the late-game for his team, like how Ferocitys nearly clutched the early game. However, minor mistakes cost Ricky every advantage he would gain. Round 3 Capture the Flag would be the first map where Ricky made his presence felt. Ricky would score two flag captures for his team thanks to his strange movement skills and thanks to his teammates' support. He would collapse under Red Reserve's weight in the second half as the Europeans dropped their Scorestreaks on his head. Round 4 Hardpoint saw a more technical problem for Ricky. Despite streaking in the second set of rotations, Ricky failed to gain map control because he failed to push out Red Reserve's spawns. Because of this, Red Reserve was able to steal easy points from eRa Eternity.
Some good moments in win
January 25, 2018
Ricky was not at the top of the food chain in this match, but he had some key moments in the sweep win over Mindfreak on the Thursday match of the CWL Global Pro League Stage 1 season.
ANALYSIS
Ricky did not have an dominant performance in the sweep over Mindfreak, but he did enough in support to be a productive member of eRa in the win. Round 1 Hardpoint is a perfect example of that, as he did not slay as well as his teammates (29/32 KD, the only eRa member to fall below the 1.00 KD line) but still did some good things. He had over a minute on the objective, and his kills did provide good support to his teammates. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw Ricky be a non-factor until the end of the round, where the final kill of Game 8 -- the last game of the round -- was made by him. It was only his second kill of the match, but it was a big one. Round 3 Capture the Flag was a very tense, defensive round. The round was tied at one pull apiece at the end of regulation, with eRa taking it 2-1 in overtime. Ricky was average like the rest of his team in the first half, but a strong second half and overtime slaying performance was a big reason why they took the round
Most consistent respawn performer in loss
January 24, 2018
Ricky was rather consistent in respawn rounds, but it did not stop Echo Fox from taking the CWL Global Pro League Stage 1, Division A match 3-1.
ANALYSIS
Ricky did not perform well in the lone Search & Destroy round, which came in Round 2. He struggled rather mightly: he and his three teammates did not do enough to raise up an incredible Ferocitys performance to win the round. He did, however, put in three good performances in the respawn rounds, though it did not tip the scales in their favor. Their lone round win, Round 3 Capture the Flag, saw Ricky play excellent defense. He was an immovable object in the round, stopping Echo Fox at every pass. He also contributed a flag pull to his strong defense. Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 4 Hardpoint were both losses, but Ricky had solid individual games. The first round was a tense back and forth affair, with a lot of the lobby struggling to string kills together. He notched a solid 25 kills, but he died 26 times, a testament to the tough sledding this map provided for most. The fourth round was a terrible effort by eRa, as they were dispatched with ease by Echo Fox. RIcky was the only eRa member to put up a fight, and had an extremely hot start to the round. He ended 28/24, which dwarfed his teammates.
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