Parasite
Christopher Duarte 
United States
Ghost Gaming
Loses control of the series against eUnited
April 24, 2018
Parasite looked poised to dominate eUnited early on in Ghost Gaming's series against them, but that quickly changed into a 3-0 sweep loss in the Winners Semifinals of CWL Seattle, sending Ghost Gaming down into the Losers Bracket.
ANALYSIS
Parasite was hungry for glory, and his early game performance demonstrated as much, but hunger alone doesn't win championships, and Parasite learned this the hard way against eUnited. Parasite had a promising start in Round 1 Hardpoint keeping up a positive KD of 35/28 at round's end, but eUnited would stay one step ahead and end up clutching the round by under 30 seconds from Ghost Gaming's noses. The pattern continued in Round 2 Search & Destroy, where Parasite led Ghost Gaming to three consecutive game victories, but eUnited doubled that number easily, leaving Ghost Gaming with another round loss despite Parasite's positive KD of 7/6. By the time Round 3 Capture the Flag rolled around, Parasite had no answer for eUnited's renewed onslaught, as his unpreparedness earned Parasite the worst KD of Ghost Gaming for the round at 9/19.
Consistent in win
April 21, 2018
Parasite had a consistent showing in the 3-1 win over OpTic Gaming on Day 2 of CWL Seattle.
ANALYSIS
Parasite had a rather good match in this one, even in their poor Round 1 Hardpoint loss. He led the team in kills at 22, showing the slaying struggles that Ghost Gaming went through. Overall OpTic Gaming was all over Ghost Gaming, and no one could do much about it. He was a solid support player in Round 2 Search & Destroy, playing the third wheel behind GodRx and Pandur. Round 3 Capture the Flag saw him play well, going 17/13 with one of the team's two flag caps. Parasite had a nice showing for the majority of the match, but he really turned it on in Round 4 Hardpoint. He and GodRx kept them afloat early on and were a big reason why they stormed back to win the round. He finished with 33 kills and 1:37 on the objective. Parasite had a nice match, although most of it flew under the radar.
Teaming with Ghost Gaming, fail to qualify for relegation
April 16, 2018
Parasite has joined Ghost Gaming, the organization relayed on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
It seems as if Parasite will be replacing Maux, who was listed as a restricted free agent earlier last week. Ghost Gaming was unable to qualify for participation in Stage 1 relegation, losing to Morituri eSports in the upper bracket semifinals, and then to GGEA Orange in the lower bracket semifinals to knock the organization out of Stage 2 participation. It'll be interesting to see whether Parasite remains with the organization following the CWL Seattle Open, as the veteran slayer could act as a mercenary intent on building the best squad capable of qualifying for the World Championships instead of remaining true to the organization.
Restricted free agent for CWL Seattle Open
April 10, 2018
Parasite is still under contract with compLexity Gaming but is free to pursue other opportunities, the veteran player relayed Tuesday.
ANALYSIS
Unlike a handful of other free agency announcements thus far, it seems as if this is more about the organization and whether it wants to stay in competitive Call of Duty, as opposed to the players themselves. Still, it's hard to argue compLexity's significant financial investment has been worthwhile, as Parasite's roster has had a difficult time making waves in the CWL National Circuit and open bracket events - at least if you take into account the name value on the team. It seems unlikely that compLexity will back out of the scene after such a short time, meaning Parasite could get one last opportunity to hand pick a team, or simply be left out to dry if the organization feels another player would do more with their resources.
Some big moments in win
January 13, 2018
Parasite had some big moments in the sweep over GGEA Blue on Day 2 of the CWL New Orleans Open.
ANALYSIS
Parasite was incredible right away, putting up 32 kills in Round 1 Hardpoint. He was a solid performer for compLexity as both teams took leads from each other for the majority of the round. His strong, steady presence was a big reason why they managed to stay within striking distance, and eventually take a lead. He capped off his performance with a triple kill right after a big hold by Felony to basically put the round to bed. He did the same in Round 2 Search & Destroy. While GGEA, led by Johnny, nearly won the round, but a strong Parasite game kept their hopes alive, and his clutch kill forced a final Game 11. Round 3 Hardpoint saw him struggle for a lot of it -- though he ended up going off after they took a 3-1 lead. He had a strong end to cap off an overall strong performance.
Big end to loss
December 17, 2017
Parasite played well in the final round but could not stave off the sweep by eUnited on the Northern Arena Showdown's Championship Sunday. The loss put Ground Zero into the losers' bracket.
ANALYSIS
Parasite was virtually nonexistent in the first two rounds, putting together back to back quiet performances. He was heavily outslayed in both rounds, and could not put any kills together. However, he played exceptionally well in the final round. Round 3 Search & Destroy saw Parasite play well throughout the entire round, even when eUnited were dominating. He was a key reason why they had a chance to tie it at all and was an integral part of actually tying the series. He struggled in overtime, however, as they lost the round.
Counters FaZe Clan's flanks
December 17, 2017
Parasite outplayed an aggressive FaZe Clan in a 0-3 sweep on Day 1 of the Northern Showdown.
ANALYSIS
Parasite shows his veteran experience and expert knowledge. Of course, Parasite had the advantage of watching plenty of FaZe Clan's games from CWL Dallas. The main strategy Parasite formed was to simply stick close together, securing their spawns from FaZe Clan and building a strong defense against FaZe Clan's flanks. This succeeded well in Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 2 Search & Destroy. However, seeing FaZe Clan's weak shots, Parasite quickly became more aggressive in Round 3 Capture the Flag, forcing fights to score points.
Hot starts don't lead to wins
December 10, 2017
Parasite tried his best but couldn't bring home the win for Ground Zero in the winners' quarterfinals at CWL Dallas.
ANALYSIS
Despite Parasite jumping out to a 10/2 lead during Search & Destroy, Ground Zero was unable to rally around him in this series. Even with the lead the team had amassed, they were simply powerless to stop the Europeans from steamrolling their way to a victory. Ground Zero will now have to make their way out of the lower bracket starting with a matchup against Team EnVyUs.
Miscalls important plays
December 9, 2017
Parasite's misplays led to a rocky series in a 0-3 loss against Luminosity Gaming on Day 2 of CWL Dallas.
ANALYSIS
Luminosity Gaming slammed Ground Zero and Parasite was caught utterly off-guard. However, while the respawn rounds were a long-shot, Ground Zero should've secured Round 2 Search & Destroy on USS Texas. As Parasite would later admit on Twitter, he should have brought an SMG to Search & Destroy, as the meta has shifted away from ARs. Round 3 Capture the Flag saw another miscue from Parasite as his team attempted to match Luminosity Gaming's aggression mid-map, instead of holding back in base and letting Luminosity Gaming run into their sights.
Free Agent
Shores up pool play spot at CWL Dallas
November 28, 2017
Parasite and his roster consisting of Ferocitys, Blatztful, and StuDyy have earned a pool play spot at CWL Dallas.
ANALYSIS
Perhaps one of the more surprising teams to have earned a spot at CWL Dallas, Parasite and company have managed a handful of high placings in recent online 2Ks which cinched their pool play spot. Always the interesting personality, Parasite's "will he, won't he" join Nadeshot's organization, 100 Thieves, was the talk of the offseason, as well as his decision to leave Methodz and Nagafen for his current lineup. Neither has seemed to jeopardize his standing as an elite player in a boots-on-the-ground Call of Duty game, but it remains to be seen if his team can coexist throughout the majority of a given season.
Free Agent
Not teaming with Methodz or Nagafen
September 28, 2017
Parasite will not be teaming with Methodz and Nagafen after the veteran player reportedly has found a better lineup.
ANALYSIS
Nagafen confirmed the news with his own free agent announcement, signaling a change to a roster that technically lasted only lasted four weeks. While the change will certainly hurt Parasite's image rebuild, the fact of the matter remains that neither Methodz nor Nagafen bring the same flair that comes with teaming with a returning veteran, namely a likely increase in notoriety and a more established pedigree. As a result, it'll be interesting to see what team does end up coming together, as even the slightest kinks in the armor of the unannounced roster could turn into an even bigger slight of Nagafen and Methodz.
Free Agent
Teaming with Methodz and Nagafen
September 1, 2017
Parasite will be teaming with Methodz and Nagafen to begin the new competitive season, his teammate confirmed on Thursday.
ANALYSIS
As Parasite continues to rebuild his image after years of being considered a toxic teammate, the former 2013 World Champion will return to the well, opting to team with his former Evil Geniuses counterpart, Nagafen, for Call of Duty: World War II. It's an interesting lineup for Parasite, but one that likely won't rival the top competition in North America, especially after a handful of potential rosters officially announce their lineups. Still, after years toiling in the advanced movement system, Parasite could have a real chance to step above his previously mid-tier results in the World War II as the series transitions back to "boots on the ground."
Free agent once more
August 17, 2017
Parasite has been released from Evil Geniuses, the organization announced on Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
It's a familiar refrain for Parasite, as the 2013 World Championship winner has bounced around between at least a half dozen teams in the last two years. Per usual, communication issues seemed to be the root cause of the split, as Parasite and NAMELESS on more than one occasion expressed displeasure towards one another during training sessions or just outright on Twitter. Parasite has, in the past, also suggested he may retire, but that seems like an unlikely route now with the Call of Duty franchise transitioning back to "boots-on-the-ground".
Near even KD not enough to stop elimination from Champs
August 10, 2017
Parasite ended Thursday's Pool F loss to Fnatic with a 44/47 KD.
ANALYSIS
Parasite put together one of the better KD lines of the team, but that isn't saying much given Evil Geniuses was knocked out without much of a problem. It appeared as Evil Geniuses might have even had a chance to win Round 1 Hardpoint, in large part thanks to Parasite's two-piece that gave EG a sizable lead heading into the second hardpoint rotations. But that wasn't in the cards, as Fnatic rallied to take Round 1, and survived a furious rally fueled by a Parasite-Nameless push in Round 3 Uplink to officially eliminate Evil Geniuses from the Call of Duty World Championship.
Falters in a revenge series
August 9, 2017
Parasite failed to help his team in a disappointing loss to Str8 Rippin on Day 1 of the CWL Championships.
ANALYSIS
Parasite was brought on to the team after Evil Geniuses dropped StuDy to Str8 Ripping. After today's match, that trade looks questionable. Parasite, despite being handpicked by Evil Geniuses, failed to make much impact on the series. His main weakness was a weak KD that he and his teammates were unable to work around. Respawn rounds saw his weak KDs harm Evil Geniuses' attempts at a comeback. However, it'd be unfair to put all the blame on Parasite, since these issues were in everyone in the team. Parasite simply stuck out the most.
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