Parasite
Christopher Duarte 
United States
Free Agent
No longer playing under Ghost Gaming
September 12, 2018
Parasite will no longer play under the Ghost Gaming banner according to a tweet posted by the player earlier this week.
ANALYSIS
Ghost Gaming appears to be leaving the Call of Duty scene which means Parasite and company will be looking for greener pastures. Given the team's success at the 2018 Call of Duty World Championships, it wouldn't be a surprise to see the unit play together to begin CoD Black Ops 4, but Parasite's tweet suggests he'd be open to finding a new lineup if forced to. As a result, it's difficult to predict how Parasite will do to begin the new competitive season.
Strong Hardpoint in loss
August 18, 2018
Parasite was a strong Hardpoint performer in the 3-1 loss to Team EnVyUs as they dropped to the loser's bracket on Day 4 of the 2018 Call of Duty World League Championships.
ANALYSIS
Parasite's two good rounds were in Round 1 and Round 4 Hardpoint. He was a force in both Hardpoint rounds, but in different ways in each. The first round was an impressive performance by Ghost Gaming as a whole, as he, Lacefield, and GodRx were an unstoppable trio, all netting over 35 kills and over 1:14 on the objective (Parasite had 36 kills and 1:14 on the hill). They simply pummeled Team EnVyUs on the kill-feed, and it gave them an advantage throughout the map. Round 4 Hardpoint saw them get destroyed for the majority of the round, as they trailed by 150 points at one point. However, Parasite and Pandur exploded and paced them to an almost-comeback, making a legitimate game of it. They ended up losing since Team EnVyUs were at 244 points as the comeback effort began, but it was a valiant effort nonetheless. He notched 37 kills in that final round. The middle rounds saw Parasite struggle to stand up to Team EnVyUs, as they lost six games in a row to lost Round 2 Search & Destroy 6-3, and get shutout in the second half of the 2-1 Round 3 Capture the Flag loss. Parasite was invisible in both.
Easily Qualifies for CoD Champs
July 26, 2018
Parasite and the rest of Ghost Gaming have qualified for the 2018 Call of Duty World Championships.
ANALYSIS
It would have been incredibly stunning to see Ghost Gaming left out of CoD Champs if only because the likes of Parasite and Lacefield were former Pro League players. It helped that Ghost Gaming didn't have to play an opponent in the opening round of the Last Chance Qualifier, and quickly swept through Supremacy to qualify for Champs, but this team doesn't just have aspirations of making noise as an LCQ team; they could easily advance out of pool play, depending on matchups.
Ran hot and cold in loss
June 17, 2018
Parasite had his good and bad rounds in the 3-2 win to FaZe Clan on Day 2 of CWL Anaheim.
ANALYSIS
Parasite was pretty inconsistent in this match. He had good rounds, like Round 1 Hardpoint in which he went 22/19 with a solid 1:35 on the objective as they came roaring back to complete a comeback and get the win, and Round 2 Search & Destroy, as he got double-digit kills in the 6-1 loss, basically fighting back FaZe Clan by himself. He also had unimpressive rounds, like in Round 3 Capture the Flag - a victory by Ghost won on the back of some extraordinary slaying and defensive play by them. He went just 14/15 in that round despite the dominance from his team. Round 5 Search & Destroy was another bad round, as he struggled to do much of anything as FaZe waltzed to a 6-2 win. Round 4 Hardpoint was in the middle - he went 23/26 but had 1:17 on the objective. He was solid and did some good things, but he was hardly in the spotlight in that round.
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.
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