Ricky
Richard Stacy 
United States
compLexity Gaming
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.
Objective control isn't enough
January 23, 2018
Ricky tried to hold down objectives for eRa Eternity, but they were easily dispatched by Team Kaliber in a 3-0 sweep on Tuesday during Stage 1 of the CWL Pro League.
ANALYSIS
Ricky was always on top of the objectives for eRa in this series, but without much support from his team, they were unable to do much of anything. He had plenty of time on the point in the opening Hardpoint round, but they couldn't hold off Team Kaliber on the final few rotations in what was a pretty close loss. He then managed to get his team's lone flag capture during Capture the Flag, but then Kaliber answered right back with a capture of their own to close out the win. eRa will need to bring much more to the table during Stage 1 if they want to prevent becoming a punching bag for the rest of the Pro League.
Signs on with eRa Eternity
January 20, 2018
Ricky will join eRa Eternity after roster, playing under the DooM brand, qualified for Stage 1 of the CWL Pro League.
ANALYSIS
eRa has made a variety of moves throughout the opening stages of the competitive Call of Duty season, but this roster is far and away the best they've acquired. Led by veteran slayer Ricky, the trio of Bevils, Decemate, and Ferocitys managed to 9th-12th place at CWL New Orleans, which put them just high enough to earn a spot in Stage 1 of the CWL Pro League. What's more, the roster rallied all the way through the open bracket, improbably vaulting themselves into the national conversation as a team to watch out for. How this roster fares competing against some of the best teams in the world remains to be seen, but the mere fact Ricky's roster managed to qualify for Stage 1 (and subsequently set themselves in position to earn a spot in the World Championships later this year) is a feat in and of itself.
Free Agent
Loses teammate in waning moments of lineup lock
January 3, 2018
Ricky will not be teaming with Blazt, and instead will be looking for a fourth teammate heading into CWL New Orleans, the player explained via Twitlonger on Tuesday.
ANALYSIS
It appears as if Censor and Enigma6 appeared to have pulled a fast one on Ricky, as a lineup full of up-and-coming slayers was dashed at quite literally the last second, forcing the roster to play through the open bracket. Given the amount of Pro Points accumulated by the remaining trio, there's no question the roster will be complete prior to CWL New Orleans, but the unfortunate situation puts whoever teams with the unit in an unenviable position coming from the open bracket.
Free Agent
Builds new team for CWL New Orleans
December 22, 2017
Ricky will be teaming with Decemate, Blazt and Ferocitys for CWL New Orleans, the slayer announced on Thursday.
ANALYSIS
It was a bit of a surprise to see Ricky leave Next Threat after the relative success the roster had prior to Thursday's announcement, but it was an utter shock to see him turn around and then team with three other young castaways heading into New Orleans. It's a risky calculation, but one that might pay off for Ricky and company as the roster is currently listed as the ninth-best North American team in terms of cumulative Pro Points -- just enough to earn a pool play spot at CWL New Orleans should everything stay the same. If the roster continues its upward trend -- practically a given considering the age of the three newcomers -- Ricky's new roster could be primed for continual success in Call of Duty: World War II.
Announces leave from Next Threat
December 21, 2017
Ricky announced his free agency Thursday, and is expected to leave Next Threat for another team in the near future.
ANALYSIS
It's a bit of a surprise to see Ricky leave Next Threat given the team had rallied from the open bracket at CWL Dallas to compete and succeed in pool play. The substantial influx in Pro Points from the first LAN event of the new season seemed to set up Next Threat for cushier spots in future competitions, especially after the group played in the Northern Arena Showdown last weekend, but it's clear either player, or (more than likely) the team felt a different direction was in order. Where Ricky goes from here remains to be seen, as a handful of fringe teams in North America could stand to use his Pro Points, if not his slaying prowess, but with few teams in obvious need of a roster move it'll be interesting to see where the veteran player winds up.
Falls apart in late stages
December 17, 2017
Ricky couldn't find a strong groove in Next Threat's 1-3 loss to Luminosity Gaming in the quarterfinals of the Northern Arena Showdown.
ANALYSIS
Ricky came out the gate with a double negative showing for the majority of the opening Hardpoint round, and that ended up being an omen of things to come throughout this series. He tried to use some streaks late in that round to get them back into it, but there was simply not much they could do to prevent their fate. Even during Capture the Flag where he rushed out the gate with one of two caps in the first minute of the game, Next Threat couldn't hold on to the lead and ended up being blown out in the last two rounds.
Teaming with Censor
November 1, 2017
Ricky will team with MiRx, ProoFy and Censor on Next Threat to begin the new competitive season.
ANALYSIS
It was known for some time that Ricky would be teaming with MiRx, but aligning himself with a former World Champion may have paid off more than he could have expected given he now gets the benefit of increased exposure after joining Censor and ProoFy. The chemistry with MiRx should be easy to transpose to Call of Duty: World War II, but how Ricky gels with his two other veteran teammates will be a key storyline to follow this season.
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