Lacefield
Andres Lacefield 
United States
Free Agent
Free Agent
Released from Evil Geniuses
November 16, 2018
Lacefield has been released from Evil Geniuses, the organization confirmed Thursday.
ANALYSIS
It's a bit surprising to see Evil Geniuses make a roster move so soon into the new competitive season, but it speaks to the concern the championship-winning organization had in its current roster. Two less-than-subpar finishes in the most recent 2Ks will do that, and the move to acquire Xotic also means Evil Geniuses will have the final pool play spot at CWL Las Vegas. Lacefield is expected to join Xotic's previous roster, but the lineup will more than likely have to battle out of the open bracket in order to make a substantial run at CWL Las Vegas.
Joins Evil Geniuses
October 12, 2018
Lacefield will play under the Evil Geniuses banner to begin Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.
ANALYSIS
Lacefield appears to be moving up in the world, shedding compLexity Gaming for Evil Geniuses, an organization that can lay claim to the 2018 World Championship, albeit with an entirely different roster than currently constructed. An aggressive slayer through and through, Lacefield figures to reprise the role he played under compLexity with his new team, as the likes of Saints, Felony and Goonjar are not known for their slaying tendencies. The unorthodox lineup should still compete for a Pro League spot in 2019, but it remains to be seen how high the ceiling may be.
Not playing for Ghost Gaming
September 12, 2018
Lacefield will no longer play with Ghost Gaming, his teammate, Parasite tweeted earlier in the week
ANALYSIS
Lacefield has found success with Parasite in the past, and the 2018 Call of Duty World Championships were no different as the team advanced through pool play before finishing in 9th-12th place. Lacefield finished the tournament with the highest KD (1.16) on his team, buoyed in large part by a 1.24 KD across 10 Hardpoint maps. Arguably one of the more established players who wasn't a part of the Pro League, Lacefield figures to have plenty of interest during what figures to be an active Rostermania.
Excellent start dissapates
August 18, 2018
Lacefield started exceptionally strong but did not keep it up throughout the match, 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
Lacefield had a round and a half of exceptional play and really fell off after that. Round 1 Hardpoint was an absolute display for not only Lacefield but for Ghost Gaming in general. He had 41 kills, leading the lobby, and paired that with a strong 1:37 on the objective. He was utterly dominant, and paired with 35+ kill games from GodRx and Parasite, made Ghost Gaming an unstoppable slaying machine that left Team EnVyUs in the dust. Round 2 Search & Destroy looked like more of the same, as Lacefield helped pace Ghost Gaming to a 3-0 lead. They would collapse and lose six straight to lose the round, though. The wheels fell off for Lacefield and for Ghost Gaming after that. They would lose Round 3 Capture the Flag and Round 4 Hardpoint, and Lacefield struggled in each. He went just 9/18 in the third round, never finding his footing after he struggled to end the second round. He picked it up a little late in the fourth as Ghost Gaming cut a 150-point deficit to make it close, but he was hardly at the forefront of the almost-comeback.
Inconsistencies abound in loss
June 17, 2018
Lacefield was never able to consistently get it going in the 3-2 loss to FaZe Clan on Day 2 of CWL Anaheim.
ANALYSIS
Lacefield had a slow start to Round 1 Hardpoint, but he had a very nice end to the round. Ghost Gaming came roaring back to tie and eventually run away with the round, and Lacefield was a solid component of that - he went 26/26 with 1:01 on the objective, plenty of that coming late. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw him struggle, as he and most of Ghost Gaming had no answer for FaZe Clan. Round 3 Capture the Flag was a 1-0 win that felt like a 10-0 win because of Ghost Gaming's slaying performance. They outslayed FaZe Clan by a wide margin, and they were hardly in any danger of actually surrendering a point. Lacefield was dominant in this win, going 23/12 with the team's sole flag cap. Round 4 Hardpoint was the opposite of the first round - Ghost Gaming dominated early on, Lacefield included, but FaZe Clan came roaring back to run away with the round, forcing a fifth round. Round 5 Search & Destroy was the same as the second round, as Lacefield and Ghost Gaming were totally outplayed by FaZe.
Hero plays not enough to stop eUnited
April 24, 2018
Despite getting some key multi-kills in early rounds, Lacefield's heroics weren't enough to stop the freight train of eUnited from barreling over Ghost Gaming in a 3-0 loss in the Winners Semifinals of CWL Seattle.
ANALYSIS
Lacefield had some great moments against eUnited during the first half of the series, but he and his team failed to capitalize on them. A prime example of this was Round 1 Hardpoint, where despite Lacefield getting some multi-kills to open up eUnited's defenses, Ghost Gaming still lost the round by less than 30 seconds of hardpoint control time, as Lacefield wound up with a slightly negative KD of 28/29. Lacefield was able to stay alive and help his team in the early games of Round 2 Search & Destroy, but eUnited quickly turned the tables, and the results were disastrous for Lacefield as he dipped into deeply negative KD territory with 2/8. In Round 3 Capture the Flag, Lacefield was the only member of Ghost Gaming to score a positive KD with 16/16, while the rest of his team quickly crumbled under eUnited's assault, resulting in a sweep loss and Ghost Gaming being shunted down to the Losers Bracket of CWL Seattle.
Overcomes slow start
April 21, 2018
Lacefield had a slow start but overcame it in the 3-1 win over OpTic Gaming on Day 2 of the CWL Seattle Open.
ANALYSIS
Round 1 Hardpoint was a forgettable one for Lacefield and Ghost Gaming. They were thoroughly outplayed by OpTic Gaming, and Lacefield was no exception - he limped to a 19/27 KD in the round. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw him struggle again. He had just one kill through the first five games, and his struggles lasted throughout the eleven game win. Round 3 Capture the Flag was a reversal of the first two for Lacefield, as he dominated the round. His first half was great, and he finished it off to the tune of a 25/15 KD. He was excellent and was a big reason why they shutout OpTic. His Round 4 Hardpoint performance was strange. He struggled mightily in the early stages, but picked it up and finished strong - his 28/31 KD does not tell the whole story of his performance in this round.
One good round in sweep loss
March 10, 2018
Lacefield really had one good round in the sweep loss to Team Kaliber on Day 2 of CWL Atlanta.
ANALYSIS
Lacefield had one good round in their sweep loss, and it came in Round 3 Capture the Flag. He and Maux dominated that round, carrying their team to overtime where they would still falll. The other two rounds were quiet from Lacefield, as he went 18/26 in Round 1 Hardpoint and was rather middling in Round 2 Search & Destroy. He ended strongly, and will want to build on that going forward.
Aggressivness fails to pay off
December 9, 2017
Lacefield couldn't bring enough in this rough 3-1 loss to Evil Geniuses on Day 2 of CWL Dallas.
ANALYSIS
While Lacefield brought his trademark aggressiveness to this series, it was nowhere near enough to take down EG. He found a couple gunfight wins in his team's comeback from an 0-5 deficit in Search & Destroy before they simply ran out of gas. Lacefield will need to turn that aggressive play into a more kills if they hope to survive what is likely to be a trip to the lower bracket.
Inconsistent in eliminating loss
August 12, 2017
Lacefield struggled with consistency in the 3-1 loss to Rise Nation on Day 4 of the 2017 Call of Duty World Championship. The loss eliminated Ghost Gaming from the tournament.
ANALYSIS
Round 1 Hardpoint was the highest point for Ghost Gaming -- it was their only win in the round, and it was a dominant one. They ran out to a 23-3 lead in the early stages of the round, and never let up. They parlayed that into a 143-62 lead, and eventually a 250-150 win. It was, by all accounts, an easy win. Lacefield was impressive, going 16/9 with 1:34 on the objective. Despite how strong Ghost looked in the first round, they dropped three straight rounds en route to an elimination. Lacefield had two poor rounds back to back, starting with an all around awful Round 2 Search 7 Destroy. They got outclassed by Rise Nation, losing 6-1, and dropping five straight games to lose. Round 3 Uplink was a great offensive game, but saw the teams play minimal defense. Ghost Gaming lost 18-10, and Lacefield barely got involvoed. He went 15/21, with four points in the round. He was okay scoring-wise, but really struggled to slay in a free-flowing round. Round 4 Hardpoint saw Ghost Gaming lose after being tied at 228. It was a heartbreaking loss. Lacefield went 18/16 with 1:08 on the objective in Ghost Gaming's last round of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.
Subpar in team victory
August 12, 2017
Lacefield finished with just a 59/73 KD in Saturday's victory over Enigma6 at the 2017 CWL Championship.
ANALYSIS
Lacefield topped an even KD on just one of the four maps in the series, but provided some minor support throughout. His early effort -- a 19/20 KD and 1:09 of hill time -- didn't keep Ghost Gaming from taking a 1-0 lead in the series. Three of his four rounds wound up at or within one kill or death of being even. His Round 3 Uplink was the biggest struggle, providing just a 15/29 KD on the round. While it wasn't a great showing on the whole, he did notch a two-piece to clear the path for a dunk and notched another near the end of the first round to keep Enigma6 from scoring. While he didn't post an overall great series, Lacefield had his moments in the match that assisted in Ghost's advancement in the loser's bracket of the Championship.
Falls short in loss
August 12, 2017
Lacefield put together a 47/53 KD in Ghost Gaming's sweep at the hands of Team EnVyUs that knocked them into the losers bracket of Call of Duty Champs 2017 on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
For as strong as Lacefield was against his former team of Cloud9 on Friday, he just couldn't match that intensity on Saturday. In fact, all of Ghost looked a bit dazed and confused in this sweep. Sure, Lacefield was predictably strong when it came to rotating and picking up hardpoints in Round 1, he just couldn't get a ton of help from his teammates. He added in a nice throw in Round 3 Uplink that tied things up late, but they were unable to stop John from getting the game-winning throw-in with under 10 seconds left in the game to complete the sweep. Ghost still has one life to live in Orlando, however. They will face Enigma6 in the second round of the losers bracket later on Saturday.
Exacts revenge against former team
August 12, 2017
Lacefield put up a 90/76 KD in Ghost Gaming's 3-1 win over Cloud9 in the Round of 16 at Call of Duty Champs 2017.
ANALYSIS
This was the moment Lacefield has been waiting for since earlier this year when Cloud9 decided that he was the probably and dropped him from the roster. Having since signed with Ghost Gaming, Lacefield has been playing better than ever, and he saved his best for this series. He started off with a blistering performance in Round 1 Hardpoint where he ended with a ridiculous 2:19 on the point to get the big win. Round 2 Search & Destroy, despite the loss, was a chance for him to show off his clutch skills. He picked up more than a couple clutches and was fired up the entire round. This passion carried into the final two rounds where he didn't let up one bit. Not only did he posterize Xotic with a dunk right to the face in Round 3 Uplink, and then closed with an eye-popping 39/30 performance in Round 4 Hardpoint to give his team plenty of space to lock up the series win. Should he and Ghost keep playing like this, they could surprise a couple more teams over the weekend.
Excellent in Pool G win
August 11, 2017
Lacefield played very well in the 3-1 win over Splyce on Day 2 of the 2017 Call of Duty World Championship. The win cliched first place of Group G for Ghost Gaming.
ANALYSIS
Lacefield was an important part of this win, especially in respawn rounds. Round 1 Hardpoint saw Ghost Gaming get off to a very quick start, and consistently stay ahead of Splyce. They were one step ahead the entire round, and it showed in the 250-163 score. Lacefield went 25/18 with 1:04 on the objective, playing well in the round. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw Ghost get dominated by Splyce, losing 6-1. There was little offense to go around for Ghost. Round 3 Uplink got Ghost back on track, with a nice 8-3 win. Splyce made it close -- as close as 4-3 in the second half -- but two late dunks made it an easy win. Lacefield went 26/18 in the round, with one point. Round 4 Hardpoint was a rather big comeback by Ghost Gaming. They were down 35-1 early, and face deficits of 177-150 and 200-167. They slowly, but surely, got back into the game. Lacefield played very well, going 32.26 with 1:39 on the objective in the match clinching round.
Strong play yields big win
August 10, 2017
Lacefield put up an impressive 83/73 KD in Ghost Gaming's win against Team Kaliber in Pool G on Day 2 of Call of Duty Champs 2017. Ghost are now into the playoffs with this win.
ANALYSIS
Lacefield was on top of his game in the best way during this series, which was a huge boon for his team in the big win. He started off by rotating extremely well in Round 1 Hardpoint, which was key in the close win Ghost picked up. While he ended up with the most deaths, it was mainly due to his willingness to jump into the way of danger to secure points. He was one of the better members in Round 2 Search & Destroy, but it wasn't enough to stop the loss. He was an objective monster in Round 3 Uplink, as he opened up the scoring with a nice hail mary dunk in the opening minutes. That allowed Ghost to get off to a nice start that eventually propelled them to the easy win. He was again on point in Round 4 Hardpoint, as he finished with the highest kills on the server to help lock up the win to secure his team a playoff berth.
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