MadCat
Dylan Daly 
United Kingdom
Free Agent
Free Agent
Allegedly finds new team
September 5, 2018
MadCat's alleged new team will consist of Joshh, Dqvee and Alexx according to Matt Porter of Dexerto.com.
ANALYSIS
It's not confirmed by any means, but it's interesting to see MadCat linked to one of his former Splyce teammates, as Joshh likely won't see a better situation than this given his reputation as a quarrelsome teammate. Adding Dqvee would also be a major boon for whichever organization does acquire this hypothetical roster, as the Epsilon player put together a robust 1.01 KD at the 2018 Call of Duty World Championships en route to one of the more consistent season-long performances from a European player. Of course, Epsilon's struggles last season are a good indicator that positive slaying doesn't always translate into immediate success, making this an intriguing roster but one that figures to be a step behind some of the other regional elites.
No longer on Splyce
August 27, 2018
Madcat is no longer a part of Splyce, the player confirmed late last week.
ANALYSIS
Madcat cited unhappiness as the primary reason why he'd be stepping away from the organization he had been a part of since 2016. One of the better slayers in the European region when he's on his game, Madcat figures to be in higher demand than his former teammate, Joshh, who also announced he'd be entering free agency that same day.
Doesn't do much after first round
June 28, 2018
MadCat finished Round 1 well, but failed to reach those heights again in the sweep loss to FaZe Clan on Day 2, Week 3 of Division A of CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
MadCat had a slow start to Round 1 Hardpoint, but he picked it up to be the best player on the map for Splyce in their only competitive loss of the match, 250-231. He went 31/29 (the only positive KD for any Splyce player), and also had 1:11 on the objective. He, and to a lesser extent Bance, were the two biggest reasons why they got even close to a win in this match. His next two rounds were poor, however. He only had two kills in Round 2 Search & Destroy, and went just 13/17 in Round 3 Capture the Flag, both of which were 6-1 losses. He simply could not slay with FaZe Clan at all, as he and Splyce were handled with ease after that first round.
Fails to capitalize on Scorestraeks
May 18, 2018
MadCat couldn't turn around a 3-0 sweep with a 56/49 KD on Thursday of the CWL Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
MadCat was outsmarted and outgunned by Red Reserve, despite his best efforts. This was largely because Red Reserve played an aggressive game that MadCat was simply unprepared to play, often getting flanked by his opponents. He was able to nearly turn around Round 3 Capture the Flag thanks to his excellent first half. There, MadCat was able to rail Red Reserve with an eight-kill streak that saw him score full Scorestreaks. The only problem was that MadCat wasn't able to sue those Scoresteaks effectively in the second half as Red Reserve played a defensive game. MadCat closed Round 3 Capture the Flag with a 21/12 KD.
Stomped into a mere Top 20 placing at CWL Seattle
April 24, 2018
Splyce had a shot at greatness at CWL Seattle, being a top seed in Pool D, but they couldn't take it as loss after loss eventually condemned Splyce into an underwhelming Top 20 placing.
ANALYSIS
Splyce, who were once considered the premier European Call of Duty team, had a disastrous run at CWL Seattle. They were seeded into Pool D with Team Kaliber, Evil Geniuses, and Red Reserve, and they lost to all three of them. The only sign of life they had during initial pool play on Friday was a single map win against Team Kaliber; the other two games were 3-0 shutouts. They at least proved they hadn't sunk to amateur status when they won against Open Bracket opponents EZG Blue on Saturday, but Splyce were subsequently put out of their misery later that evening by Luminosity Gaming in the Losers Bracket. MadCat himself hasn't said much about their CWL Seattle run on Twitter, but he appears to be focusing his sights on the remainder of the WWII season.
Splits off from the rest of his team
April 21, 2018
MadCat got zoned out by Team Kaliber in a 3-1 loss on Friday of CWL Seattle.
ANALYSIS
Much like his earlier series against Red Reserve, MadCat just can't carry this team. He can open up the map for plays to happen, such as in Round 3 Capture the Flag, but constant disorganization and a lack of muscle made it near impossible for anyone on Splyce to build any momentum. This wasn't helped by how much faster Team Kaliber played than MadCat. Round 3 Capture the Flag on Flak Tower did see MadCat win the map thanks to Tommey finding kills. But for the majority of the map, MadCat was only able to make small gains for his team as he was unable to out-trade his opponents.
Cracks under Red Reserve's pressure
April 21, 2018
MadCat struggled to mount a clear defense against Red Reserve in a 3-0 loss on Friday of CWL Seattle.
ANALYSIS
MadCat is easily the most consistent player on Splyce, but he can't carry a disorganized team that lacks a frontline. Sticking to his ARs outside of Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 3 Capture the Flag, MadCat try to land kills on an aggressive Red Reserve. However, Red Reserve's Joee was flanking and pressuring him with shots, forcing him to constantly move instead of securing kills. This wasn't helped by Jurd and Bance, two players who struggled to hold lanes for the team. In Round 3 Capture the Flag, MadCat was able to keep his team in the game momentarily by holding mid-map and taking the high ground.
Lands massive hometown support
April 2, 2018
MadCat had the crowd on his side but he couldn't carry their energy through a back-to-back Grand Finals against Luminosity Gaming at CWL Birmingham, winning the first series 3-1 and losing the second series 3-1.
ANALYSIS
Backed by perhaps the most energetic crowd in CoD history, MadCat had a ton of momentum coming into this set after beating Rise Nation, the champions of CWL Atlanta. And while MadCat sweeped the first series, he began to lag behind in the second. The first series saw MadCat pick off-meta maps like Gibraltar and Valkyrie, where Splyce's fast gameplay could find success. In Round 1 Hardpoint on Valkyrie, MadCat was extremely successful at picking off kills with SMGs. But in the second series, when Luminosity Gaming picked more conventional maps like London Docks, MadCat struggled to trade out with his teammates against Luminosity's conventional tactics.
Shuts down his rivals
April 2, 2018
MadCat found important kills in a 3-1 victory over Rise Nation in the Loser's Final at CWL Birmingham.
ANALYSIS
After a disappointing Stage 1, MadCat has firmly planted himself as Splyce's main AR. In this series, he proves his aim is as strong as ever. Thanks partially to Jurd and Bance, MadCat found key kills that helepd throw Rise Nation off of their game. This was mainly seen in Round 3 Capture the Flag on Flak Tower. In the second half of Overtime, MadCat covered for Tomemy stealing Rise Nation's flag. His sharp eye spotted out Rise Nation coming off of spawn, allowing him to protect Tommey while laying down suppressive fire.
Pulls only one strategy
April 2, 2018
MadCat slayed decently but crumbled under the pressure in a 3-0 loss to Rise Nation in the Winner's Bracket Semifinal on Sunday at CWL Birmingham.
ANALYSIS
MadCat and Tommey are some of the best ARs in Call of Duty, but MadCat's major weakness, coordination, was out in full force this series. Splyce was able to coordinate early into Round 1 Hardpoint thanks in part to MadCat locking down hills and rotations as Jurd and Bance pushed lanes. But this quickly fell apart as MadCat's tactics became easy to predict and he had no backup plans. Similarly, Round 2 Search & Destroy saw this when MadCat kept pushing Bomb B, only to keep getting flanked by Methodz. MadCat, surprisingly, had no answer to this.
Solid base in win
March 30, 2018
MadCat was hardly in the spotlight, but did a lot of good things in the 3-1 win over Red Reserve on Day 1 of the CWL Birmingham Open.
ANALYSIS
Round 1 Hardpoint was a bit of a slog for MadCat. He never was able to slay with Red Reserve, even late when they turned on the jets to comeback from 200-140 to win 250-230. He went 20/29 in the round, although he paired that with a solid 1:29 on the objective. He was strong early on in Round 2 Search & Destroy, leading them to a 4-1 lead, but he faltered as they lost the next five to drop the round. He saved his best two rounds for last, adding 21 kills to the overtime Round 3 Capture the Flag win, and 23 kills and over two minutes on the objective in the blowout 250-59 Round 4 Hardpoint win. He came up big late, but the majority of his performance flew under the radar for Splyce.
Consistent, but unimpressive, slaying
March 22, 2018
MadCat tried to save his team in a 3-0 loss to eUnited on Thursday of the CWL Global Pro League Stage 1, Division B.
ANALYSIS
MadCat was one of the few players of Splyce who seemed to do well this series. But even then, he couldn't match the voracity of eUnited. MadCat wisely stuck to his ARs as he needed to pressure Prestinni and SiLLY from afar, eUnited's two SMG players. But he wasn't able to slay out against Clayster, who had a godlike series, or Arcitys, who could clutch up in important moments. So while MadCat slay out, he had little support from his teammates to build on his kills. This was best seen in Round 1 Hardpoint where MadCat scored a solid KD, but his teammates were all in the negatives.
Average at worst throughout win
March 22, 2018
MadCat was a little inconsistent, but did some good things despite that in the 3-1 win over Evil Geniuses on Day 2 of Week 4 of CWL Global Pro League, Stage 1.
ANALYSIS
Round 1 Hardpoint was their only round loss, but it did not stop MadCat from contributing. While his overall performance was average (26/30) he had a good start and good end to the match. He had eight kills right away, and finished strong to give them a bit of a chance. He was one of the team leaders throughout their 5-2 start, giving them a nearly insurmountable lead. They eventually had to play a Game 11, however, before winning. He was barely involved in the Round 3 Capture the Flag, going just 10/10. He did, however, have a much more integral part of their Round 4 Hardpoint comeback. He went 34/35 with over a minute on the hill. He was not the star, but he was a key figure in their comeback, coming back from down 198-106 to win 250-225.
Plays with his roles
March 16, 2018
MadCat flexed onto other roles in a 3-1 win over Epsilon eSports on Friday of the CWL Global Pro League, Division B.
ANALYSIS
After a rough week of matches, MadCat finally found a win as his team began to try new tactics. The biggest of Splyce's changes was MadCat switching to an SMG. This allowed Splyce to triple stack SMGs on SMG-heavy maps like London Docks and Valkyrie. In Round 4 Hardpoint on London Docks, MadCat decimated Epsilon eSports thanks to his short-range. He pressured Epsilon eSports' flanks in the mid-game as his opponents turned the match around. He ended the map with a 41/30 KD.
Outshone by his teammates
March 9, 2018
MadCat struggled to keep consistent in a 3-2 loss against Rise Nation on Day 1 of CWL Atlanta.
ANALYSIS
MadCat, one of the best AR players in Europe, was complexity outperformed by Tommey. Rise Nation set a fast pace that MadCat struggled to keep up with. Combine this with a slow start, and MadCat never found a way to break out in this series. Round 4 Hardpoint on London Docks saw MadCat start to break out by playing on his best map alongside Tommey. The two of them were able to manipulate spawns, such as in a second Main Street fight, while also punishing Rise Nation from afar.
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