Hawqeh
Billy Harris 
United Kingdom
Free Agent
Let go from Epsilon eSports
August 31, 2018
Hawqeh has been released from Epsilon eSports, the organization confirmed on Friday.
ANALYSIS
Hawqeh joined two other Epsilon players to hit free agency Friday as Dqvee was the only player to withstand the mini purge. Hawqeh joined the team in December and infamously was a part of two of arguably the worst runs in CWL Pro League as Epsilon won just three series across both stages. A 0.80 KD at the 2018 Call of Duty World Championships likely solidified what was hardly a stunning announcement, and as a result, Hawqeh will join a long list of European free agents.
One poor round in win
March 23, 2018
Hawqeh struggled in just one round in the 3-1 win over Team EnVyUs on Day 3 of Week 4 of CWL Global Pro League, Stage 1.
ANALYSIS
Hawqeh's sole poor round came in their only round loss: Round 3 Capture the Flag. He went a tepid 13/20, struggling to keep pace with a strong Team EnVyUs performance. The rest of his performance was strong. Possibly his strongest round came in Round 2 Search & Destroy, where he led the team through a very weak start, getting seven kills through seven games. He had a hot start, nearly winning Games 2 and 3 before finally getting the final kill in Game 4, and he built on his play from there. His Hardpoint rounds, Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 4 Hardpoint, were pretty similar. He hit the 30-kill mark in each, providing strong support for Dqvee during their comeback after being down quite a bit in the early stages. He was one of the leaders in the fourth round, alongside Reedy and Dqvee, as they led 135-34 early en route to a win.
Can't hold Epsilon's defense
March 16, 2018
Hawqeh failed to show up in a 3-1 loss to Splyce on Friday of the CWL Global Pro League, Division B.
ANALYSIS
Hawqeh was supposed to be the first defense of his team, but instead he became fodder for Splyce. The superior SMG gunplay of Splyce constantly forced Hawqeh onto the defensive. Because of this, he wasn't able to do his job and push out and engage Splyce. This was best seen in Round 1 Hardpoint on Valkyrie where, after the first set of rotations, Hawqeh couldn't get onto the point for a full two minutes by failing to check flanks or win gunfights. Splyce was then easily able to manipulate Hawqeh spawns however he pleased.
More bad than good
February 15, 2018
Hawqeh had a good round, but he was more bad than anything else, as Epsilon eSports fell to FaZe Clan 3-1 on Thursday in the CWL Global Pro League, Stage 1.
ANALYSIS
While Hawqeh had a lot of questionable play in this one, his Round 1 Hardpoint performance was far from that. He had a team-leading 30 kills in the round, and was the only one on Epsilon that was able to do anything against FaZe's well-balanced offensive attack. Epsilon, as a whole, were stifled by FaZe, and due to poor map control, only had a total of 93 points to finish the round. He disappeared in Round 2 Search & Destroy, falling into mediocrity as FaZe won the round rather handily to the tune of 6-3. This started his bad play in the match. Even in their lone win in Round 3 Capture the Flag, one that was a dominant 4-1 win that was never in doubt, Hawqeh struggled to do much of anything. He was barely involved, and went 12/19 as his teammates battered FaZe. Epsilon's offense constantly had open lanes to score, and seemingly did so at will, but Hawqeh did not help that cause. Round 4 Hardpoint was a tough 250-243 loss, and a lot of thay falls on Hawqeh's shoulders. Hwe was the worst player on his team, adding just 21 kills to their cause, a team low. While Vortex was not much better, Hawqeh was still at the bottom of the barrel. In a round that close, you need all four players to step up, and Epsilon did not get it, blowing a longtime lead in the process.
Too little too late
February 8, 2018
Hawqeh's only good round came in the final one, but it was not enough to stop a sweep loss to Splyce in the first Thursday match of the CWL Global Pro League, Stage 1.
ANALYSIS
Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 2 Search & Destroy were bad rounds for both Epsilon and Hawqeh. They were both bad losses, and housed bad Hawqeh performances. The first round saw them get blown out 250-109, with the majority of their points coming off of one round once Splyce hit the 200 mark. Hawqeh struggled, going 19/28, and spending less than 25 seconds on the hill. He could not influence the round in either way, and it hurt Epsilon badly. Round 2 Search & Destroy was the same. Splyce's higher slaying ability showed itself, and Epsilon could not do much to counter it. They ended getting two game wins -- Hawqeh had two kills, including the last one, in Game 6 -- but were easily dispatched in the other games. Round 3 Capture the Flag was their best round as a team, as they led deep into the second half before a late round push cost them the round. Hawqeh played moderately well, ending with a 20/17 KD ratio, but he did not light the house on fire. He was fine at his best in this match, and they needed more than that.
Almost breaks a record
February 6, 2018
Hawqeh nearly carried his team to a massive win in a 3-2 loss to Evil Geniuses on Day 1 of the CWL Pro League Stage 1, Division B.
ANALYSIS
Hawqeh was an utter beast this series, coming very close to breaking a KD record. Even better, Hawqeh nearly never slowed down this series. He came out of the gates hot in Round 1 Hardpoint. After a strong start for Evil Geniuses, it'd be Hawqeh clutching a double kill on the first Winery point that helped rebound his team. However, Hawqeh's real spotlight was in Round 4 Hardpoint. He nearly dropped 50 kills and won his team the map. He was simply hitting all his shots while also winning every rotation and holding every point despite Evil Geniuses streaking.
Massive killstreak not enough for win
December 8, 2017
Hawqeh went 47/52 in Epsilon's rough sweep at the hands of Luminosity Gaming on Day 1 of CWL Dallas.
ANALYSIS
Hawqeh may have started off pretty rough in this series to open CWL Dallas, but he was almost the savior for this European squad. Every game was pretty much all Luminosity, all the time, making it hard for anyone on Epsilon to make much of an impact on the game. Hawqeh, despite posting an overall negative KD, had by far the best performance on the team in the final round of the match. Even though it was far too late for the performance to matter in the least bit, Hawqeh still managed a nine-killstreak in the second half of Capture the Flag to gain a bit of confidence back. He will certainly need to bring more of that in the next game to try and make something of their time in this group.
Overcomes slow start in sweep in
August 11, 2017
Hawqeh overcame a slow start in the sweep win over Cloud9 on Day 3 of the 2017 Call of Duty World Championship. The win kept Epsilon eSports alive in the Loser's Bracket.
ANALYSIS
Hawqeh had a terribly slow start to this one, but it did not deter Epsilon in Round 1 Hardpoint. They dominated, opening up with a 160-30 lead, and, although Cloud9 made it a game, it was still a rather easy win. Hawqeh went 15/22, but gave himself value with 1:15 of Hardpoint time. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw Hawqeh get a big kill -- the final kill in Game 9, winning the round for them. Round 3 Uplink saw Vortex and Dqvee play the hero in a 9-8 comeback win, but Hawqeh provided a very solid performance. He went 26/24 with a team-leading four points in the round. He was a steady hand in the match-clinching round.
Falters in carrying his momentum
August 11, 2017
Hawqeh tried to blitz through Team EnVyUs in a 3-1 loss on Day 3 of the 2017 CWL Championships.
ANALYSIS
Hawqeh finds an early lead he just can't capitalize on in an uneven series. Round 1 Hardpoint on Retaliation was a fast start for Hawqeh that fizzled out even faster. Hawqeh dropped a clutch triple kill that allowed him to take the first Lower Street hill, an important set of kills that allowed his team to take spawns. However, Team EnVyUs was quick to break for the Cathedral hill, only to be denied by Hawqeh scoring another triple kill to secure both the Cathedral point and Destroyed Building rotations. Unfortunately, that's where his successes ended as he soon trailed off with his KD. Epsilon eSports slips into the lower bracket after this loss.
Struggles to run with OpTic in loss
August 9, 2017
Hawqeh had a hard time keeping up with OpTic Gaming in the sweep loss to the Green Wall on Day 1 of the 2017 Call of Duty World Championship.
ANALYSIS
Hawqeh was far from the only member of Epsilon eSports to have trouble in this match, but he did see his problems. Round 1 Hardpoint saw them get crushed 250-96, and Hawqeh did not help the cause. He went 16/19, with 15 seconds on the objective in the devastating round. Round 2 Search & Destroy was much closer, though Epsilon eSports fell in a Game 11. Hawqeh had the final kill in Game 3 and Game 9, but it was not enough to overcome OpTic Gaming. Round 3 Uplink was another blowout loss to OpTic Gaming, this time 11-2. Hawqeh went 19/29, in another tough performance.
Struggles to keep up against OpTic Gaming
July 28, 2017
Hawqeh just couldn't keep up with OpTic Gaming in his match on Day 2 of Group Green, often floundering to earn kills and only winding up with an overall KD of 43/51.
ANALYSIS
Hawqeh's game against OpTic Gaming was indeed a struggle, as none of the rounds his team played turned out the way he wanted. Round 1 Hardpoint was a lesson in pain for Hawqeh as he only notched a 16/20 KD and only got 39 seconds of objective control time. The pain would continue in Round 2 Search & Destroy as Hawqeh would die in every single engagement, even in the one game in the round that they would win, only notching a 3/7 KD for that round. Things would look up slightly for Hawqeh in Round 3 Uplink as he'd break even in KD with 24/24, but this boost would come too little, too late as Hawqeh was unable to help his teammates put any points on the board, and OpTic would sweep Epsilon eSports aside in a 3-0 victory.
Fades into the noise
July 24, 2017
Hawqeh struggles to make a difference with a 60/58 KD in a loss to OpTic Gaming on Day 3 of Group Green.
ANALYSIS
Hawqeh was largely invisible this series. He didn't score big, didn't make any big plays, but he still didn't manage to tank his team. Instead, he kept a brisk pace. Normally, this wouldn't be bad, but against the likes of OpTic Gaming, it just meant more room for them to play with. Round 1 Hardpoint saw Hawqeh perform decently with a 21/20 KD, a solid KD that wasn't enough to stop a steamrolling OpTic Gaming. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw Hawqeh make some big mistakes. He even left flanks unguarded in Games 8 and 9, allowing OpTic Gaming to maneuver around them. He'd close Round 3 Uplink with a 34/30 KD.
Can't slay on Dqvee's level
July 23, 2017
Hawqeh tries to slay out with a 59/58 KD in a loss to Team EnVyUs on Day 2 of Group Green.
ANALYSIS
Hawqeh tired his best to match Dqvee's shots only to consistently fall short in the early rounds. Round 1 Hardpoint on Throwback saw Hawqeh score a 30/29 KD. While this was a decent score, it came very late in the map and much too late to help a streaking Dqvee. The score was a result of poor defense, such as when Team EnVyUs' Apathy flanked Hawqeh from behind each time on the Bike Path Hardpoint. The play came several times and no one was watching the flank. Round 3 Uplink on Precinct saw Hawqeh do better by scoring the only dunk for his team with an Overdrive Payload. He'd close the round with a solid 27/22 KD.
Average in series defeat against Cloud9
July 22, 2017
Hawqeh finished with just a 72/77 KD during Friday's 3-2 CWL Stage 2 defeat at the hands of Cloud9.
ANALYSIS
Hawqeh posted some mixed results throughout the series, but his only positive map came on Round 1 Hardpoint when he posted a 23/18 KD with 1:31 of hill time. He earned a game-shifting killstreak of eight during the middle of the round, which turned a deficit into the lead. He had a few more highlights -- including an FTL pass to himself for a two-point dunk in Round 3 Uplink and a huge three-piece during Round 5 Search & Destroy when at a 2-vs-3 man disadvantage -- but it was a rough go for the most part. He finished even just once more following the first round, going 6/6 in the series deciding Round 5 Search & Destroy. It wasn't enough, as Epsilon handed away a 2-0 series lead en route to a 3-2 defeat.
Pushes Red Reserve around
June 25, 2017
Hawqeh slays smarts in a 3-0 sweep over Red Reserve at the CWL Sheffield Championships.
ANALYSIS
Hawqeh, much like Vortex, bullied a limp Red Reserve across the map with little effort. But what was impressive was the way Hawqeh glided across the map, best seen in Round 2 Search & Destroy on Crusher. Epsilon clearly had a favored strategy as they pushed Bomb B several times with a clear setup. Dqvee and Vortex guarded the site, while Hawqeh roamed and held corners of the site. Game 6 saw this in action with Hawqeh tagging up Seany just to distract him from the site while Vortex came to set-up. Game 9 also saw Hawqeh rush Red Reserve with an Overdrive Payload, barely finding them as they turned corner by popping two kills on Red Reserve.
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