John
Johnathon Perez 
United States
Luminosity Gaming
Inconsistencies throughout loss
August 19, 2018
John had a hard time finding stable ground in the 3-1 loss to eUnited, as they were eliminated from the 2018 Call of Duty World League Championships on Championship Sunday.
ANALYSIS
John had a hard time with consistency in this match. Round 1 Hardpoint was a tough one for him, even though Luminosity played well after eUnited's hot start. They ended up winning the round, but John was a pretty much a nonfactor. He went 31/41, coming in last on the team in kills. He did have a nice 56 seconds on the objective, but he really struggled to keep himself alive. He did come up incredibly clutch in the round though, as he cleaned up the mess FormaL left to secure the final seconds of Hardpoint time to win it. Round 2 Search & Destroy and Round 4 Hardpoint were similar rounds for him. He started off the second round strongly as they ran out to a 4-0 lead, but faded as eUnited ended up erasing that lead and handing Luminosity a loss in eleven games. Conversely, he started the fourth round off slowly, but he heated up down the stretch, putting together a very good late game performance despite Luminosity trailing by quite a bit. His best and most consistent round was Round 3 Capture the Flag. He was the best player on his team in both halves, leading them in kills in the first half (14) and overall (25). He also had the only positive KD (25/23) on Luminosity. He was good, but he had no support behind him, and their offense was completely shut down by eUnited.
Leads his team with a cool head
August 18, 2018
John made a calm comeback against Rise Nation in a 3-2 win on Day 3 of the 2018 Call of Duty World League Championships.
ANALYSIS
Rise Nation, easily considered one of the best teams in the league, was crushed by a calm and cool John. Rise Nation was able to barrel through the first two rounds as John struggled to keep up in terms of slaying. But by Round 3 Capture the Flag, he was unstoppable. During Round 3 Capture the Flag, John made an impeccable defense in the second half, constantly stopping Rise Nation dead in their tracks, such as with his triple kill towards the end of the round. Then, in Round 5 Search & Destroy, John was able to smash Rise Nation apart with an absurd 7/2 KD by Game 5.
Utterly excellent in win
August 15, 2018
John put on a clinic in the sweep win over Echo Fox on Day 1 of the 2018 Call of Duty World League Championships.
ANALYSIS
John was unconscious in this match, providing strong slaying in each of the three rounds. Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 3 Capture the Flag saw him lead the lobby in kills in both rounds (27 and 23, respectively), and he sandwiched a dominating Round 2 Search & Destroy performance alongside FormaL in-between them. Simply put, John was excellent in each round, and Echo Fox did not have an answer for him.
Mostly good game in win
July 20, 2018
John was not perfect, but he was certainly more good than bad in the 3-2 win over OpTic Gaming on Day 3, Week 8 of CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
John had his good rounds, and his bad rounds, but he was more good than bad in this win. Both Hardpoint rounds housed similar performances from John, and they were his two worst rounds. He struggled to slay consistently in both of the rounds, but he had solid performances on the objective, though they did lose both of the rounds. Round 2 Search & Destroy was his first great round. He was a part of the three-headed attack, alongside Slacked and FormaL, though he was the most consistent one out of the three, considering he kept it up even as OpTic Gaming came back to force an 11th game, a game Luminosity would win. He was dominant in Round 3 Capture the Flag, leading the lobby in kills with 19, and making the play of the round. He got the flag with seconds left on the clock to force extra time; they ended up getting that flag cap and winning the round. Round 5 Search & Destroy saw John put together another excellent round, as he and his sniper rifle led them to another 11-game win.
Plays rather well in loss
July 19, 2018
Luminosity Gaming as a whole struggled, but John played rather well individually in the 3-1 loss to Rise Nation on Day 2, Week 8 of CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
John had some struggles in the early going of this loss, but he took over for Slacked as the best player on the team in the middle of the round. His 21 kills led his team, but he still died 24 times and had 44 seconds on the objective. He was not perfect, but he was not bad either. Round 2 Search & Destroy was similar, as he struggled a bit early, but was excellent late in the round, and he and JKap combined to finish off Rise Nation and win the round. He was their best player in Round 3 Capture the Flag, netting 24 kills (a team high) and finishing with the only positive KD on Luminosity (24/21). He was excellent, but he had no support, and their offense was stifled after their only flag cap. Round 4 Hardpoint saw John and FormaL lead them to a 230-200 lead. It looked as though the duo would lead them to a fifth round, but a late comeback by Rise Nation stifled those efforts.
Cripples team with poor slaying
July 11, 2018
John stumbled in his SMG role in a 3-2 loss to UNILAD eSports on Tuesday of the CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
Despite being considered one of the smartest players in the game, John was unable to backup his plans with the necessary muscle needed. John sat with a negative KD in every round except Round 3 Capture the Flag and Round 4 Hardpoint. While many teams are able to play around flat slaying, such as the infamous Red Reserve, John's role as an SMG player impacted Luminosity Gaming's ability to rebound. With John unable to engage on his opponents reliable left the team unable to gain map control, such as in Round 1 Harpdoint. Luminosity Gaming's playstyle also required heavy slaying as the team focused on controlling nearby spawns and flooding objectives in order to win maps.
Tries to win through brute stregnth
June 18, 2018
John tried to slay through Red Reserve in a 3-1 loss in the Losers Final of CWL Anaheim, landing in third place for the weekend.
ANALYSIS
John could outslay Red Reserve, but he couldn't break their map control to win map objectives. Round 1 Hardpoint set the tone of the series early as John scored an eight killstreak that landed the veteran full Scorestreaks, only to still lose this map. This was because John struggled to break Red Reserve's spawns, putting him in situations where he could break hills but struggled to find ways to reinforce his position as his teammates spawned across the map. Even his Scorestreaks struggled to find much value against a coordinated enemy in Round 1 Hardpoint. However, John's strong slaying found much more value in Round 2 Search & Destroy where Red Reserve couldn't subtly manipulate spawns.
Solid after slow start
June 17, 2018
John picked it up after a slow start in the 3-1 loss to Red Reserve on Day 3 of CWL Anaheim, as Luminosity Gaming fell into the loser's bracket.
ANALYSIS
John really got off to a slow start in Round 1 Hardpoint, but his late-round resurgence was key to winning the round. He joined FormaL and Slacked, and that trio helped turn the round into an intense back and forth, eventually won by Luminosity 250-248. Round 2 Search & Destroy was a painless win for Red Reserve, as Luminosity only mustered two wins in the 6-2 loss. Round 3 Capture the Flag saw John play rather well, going 20/18, but Luminosity as a whole was pretty overwhelmed by Red Reserve's offense, and could not penetrate their defense. Round 4 Hardpoint saw he, Slacked and FormaL dominate the early stages, both in terms of the score and the kill feed. The score would not last, though, as an impressive late-game performance by Red Reserve knocked Luminosity down into the loser's bracket.
Top performer in win
June 17, 2018
John dominated Enigma6 Group in their sweep win on Day 2 of CWL Anaheim, securing a spot in the winner's bracket for Luminosity Gaming.
ANALYSIS
John was absolutely immense in this win. Round 1 Hardpoint showed how key he was right from the get-go. He was their leader in the early portion of this round, helping keep them afloat during the times where Enigma6 ran wild, and helped lead when Luminosity came back. He was excellent in the closing stages of the round, as they won the hard-fought round. He went 37/24, leading the lobby in kills, and added 1:15 on the objective. He was excellent in Round 2 Search & Destroy, and he and JKap set the tone for the round for Luminosity. FormaL would be their third wheel, and the trio would fight off Enigma6 in the 6-5 win. Round 3 Capture the Flag was a tight 4-3 win, and Luminosity did not take the lead until the final 15 seconds of the round. John had that final flag cap to win it, and added a strong 23/18 KD to that - he also provided stalwart defense throughout the round.
Easily solves the OpTic strategy
June 17, 2018
John out-rotated OpTic Gaming in a 3-1 win on Saturday of CWL Anaheim.
ANALYSIS
After a sloppy start, John was easily able to figure out the titanic OpTic Gaming, keeping the Green Wall bound to their standard playoff curse. Round 1 Hardpoint saw OpTic Gaming playing at furious pace, but John was able to nearly match them. However, a slow start doomed the map from the start. Going into Round 2 Search & Destroy, John was able to figure out his enemies' positions by shoulder-peeking corners. John was able to exploit the opportunity by organizing full team flanks, having all of Luminosity Gaming flood a single flank in order to out-trade OpTic Gaming. Grouping up would also prove vital in Round 3 Capture the Flag and Round 4 Hardpoint as it secured spawns for his team.
Up and down performance in loss
June 16, 2018
John had highs and lows in the 3-1 loss to Rise Nation on Day 1 of CWL Anaheim.
ANALYSIS
John had two really solid rounds in this loss - Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 3 Capture the Flag. The former, their only win of the 3-1 loss, saw John dominate the field. He went 32/24 - leading the lobby in kills - and also added 1:00 on the objective to his performance. Round 3 Capture the Flag saw him be the only player to do much of anything against the strong slaying performance from Rise Nation. Luminosity trailed 2-0 for nearly the entire match, as they could not run with Rise Nation. John went 26/23 (leading his team in kills by nine), and he was the only one to put up much of a fight. The rest of his performance was sub-par, as Luminosity were blown out in both Round 2 Search & Destroy (6-0) and Round 4 Hardpoint (250-100).
Coordinates a swift win
June 8, 2018
John opened up the map for his team in a 3-0 win against compLexity on Thursday of the CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
After an underwhelming Stage 2, John seems to have finally hit his stride with the new Luminosity roster. John wasn't just a tactile leader, but also a strong slayer that opened up the map for his teammates to make plays. This was seen in both Round 2 Search & Destroy and Round 3 Capture the Flag. Round 2 Search & Destroy came down to a Game 11 that John was able to clutch up thanks to his positioning, looking over the map from the warehouse on the docks. Similarly, Round 3 Capture the Flag was won mostly thanks to John's smart positioning. He was able to organize his team to manipulate spawns, making sure to always push two lanes to force spawns into the third lane.
Poor performance in loss
June 1, 2018
John struggled mightily against OpTic Gaming in the sweep loss to them on Day 3, Week 3, of CWL Global Pro League, Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
John, just like the rest of his teammates, had a hard time finding his footing in the sweep loss to OpTic Gaming. Round 1 Hardpoint saw him have the joint-highest kill mark on his team, but he went just 16/25 in the round. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw him struggle under the strong play from Scump, Octane, and Methodz, and he limped to the finish line with a 15/20 Round 3 Capture the Flag performance. Overall, Luminosity were simply outplayed and outgunned in every facet of the loss.
Strong final round in loss
May 31, 2018
John had a strong end to the 3-1 loss to Rise Nation on Day 2, Week 3 of CWL Global Pro League, Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
John did not really wake up in this match until the final round. He struggled to kill with any consistency in Round 1 Hardpoint, finishing 29/33, and was invisible in Round 2 Search & Destroy. He led the lobby in kills in Round 3 Capture the Flag with 24, but he also died 25 times. Regardless of his death count, his slaying was key in keeping Rise Nation's offense stifled. He was hurt, again, by not being able to really string kills together. Round 4 Hardpoint was easily his best round, He started it slowly, but he woke up about halfway through and helped bring them to a lead. They would, however, lose the lead and the round. He ended up going 32/28, with 1:02 on the Hardpoint.
Two great rounds in loss
April 9, 2018
John had a couple of great rounds in the 3-1 loss to OpTic Gaming, as Luminosity Gaming fell down to the loser's bracket final of the CWL Stage 1 Playoffs.
ANALYSIS
John had two great performances in this one, even if his final statline does not reflect that in one of them. Round 2 Search & Destroy is the first of the two, with he and JKap both netting double-digit kills in the eleven game loss. They were a dominant tandem, and but despite their strong slaying they were not able to stop OpTic from rattling off three-game wins to win the round. His second best performance came in Round 4 Hardpoint, though his 42/45 KD says otherwise. Despite the exorbitant amount of deaths in the round, John's performance was a big reason why they were not blown out in the round. With Luminosity down 110-40, John and Slacked stepped up to bring them all the way back to a 115-108 deficit and even a slight lead before they gave it back to OpTic. Round 1 Hardpoint saw him put together a support-based performance, going 34/35 with just 29 seconds on the hill. He was far from bad, though he was far from the top of his team. Round 3 Capture the Flag saw him fall victim to OpTic Gaming's dominant defense, as he limped to an 18/22 KD, unable to do anything to break the shutout.
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