Ben Bance 
United Kingdom
Dependable performance makes the win look eas
February 17, 2018
Bance demonstrated his dependability to his team as Splyce swept aside Evil Geniuses 3-0 on Day 6 of the CWL Pro League Division B.
Bance may not always be the best player of Splyce, but he holds his own enough to be an integral part of their team. He aptly proved this point in Round 1 Hardpoint, where despite getting the least amount of hardpoint control time with 20 seconds, he dependably slayed into positive territory with a KD of 28/26, helping put Evil Geniuses into the 100-point club. Next, in Round 2 Search & Destroy, with a 5/3 KD and a bomb plant he helped Splyce completely shut out Evil Geniuses, preventing them from putting any score on the board at all. Round 3 Capture the Flag was a bit of a weak link for Bance with a 15/23 KD, but he certainly performed well enough to edge out Evil Geniuses in overtime, as Splyce pretty much crushed their dreams.
Slams straight into Team EnVyUs
February 14, 2018
Bance failed to break to Team EnVyUs' map control in a 3-2 loss on Day 5 of the CWL Pro League, Division B.
Bance couldn't stand up to Team EnVyUs' might in respawn. The titanic "Boys in Blue" would find streak after streak in Hardpoint while Bance struggled to stagger their momentum. This is best seen in a Round 1 Hardpoint loss where Splyce got served a devastating 250-75 scoreline. While he'd fix his problems in Round 4 Hardpoint, mainly with his positioning to manipulate spawns, he couldn't withstand Team EnVyUs' strong, consistent slaying. However, Bance would still put up a fight. Round 3 Capture the Flag saw him score three flag captures thanks by partnering with Jurd to rush Team EnVyUs.
Gets rolled over from poor map picks
February 13, 2018
Bance gets torn apart by Luminosity Gaming in 3-0 loss on Day 4 of the CWL Pro League, Division B.
Though Bance was able to hold his own against Luminosity Gaming, the series was over as early as the draft/ban phase. Splyce let through Ardennes Forest, Luminosity's best map, on the first three rounds. This was a major slip-up as it gave Luminosity comfort picks while putting Splyce at a disadvantage. Because of this, Bance was never able to force teamfights, Splyce's bread-and-butter, because Luminosity would simply set-up in power positions and tear Bance apart before he could even engage.
Up and down in sweep win
February 8, 2018
Bance was not a model of consistency, but that did not stop Splyce from walking to a sweep win over Epsilon on Thursday's CWL Global Pro League Stage 1 matches.
Bance's best round came in Round 1 Hardpoint. Splyce dominated the round, going up winning 250-109, and the majority of those Epsilon points came from one run they went on. Bance, on an individual note, was an excellent cog in the machine, leading his team in kills with 28, and adding 1:17 on the objective along with it. He was one of their leaders in the round early and often, and kept it going. He fell to a support role in Round 2 Search & Destroy. Tommey, FeLo and MadCat were a three-headed monster in the round, and Bance peppered in kills when they could. Bance had the final kill in Game 5, as well as Game 8 (which won the round), but did not do much without that. Round 3 Capture the Flag saw him have a below-average showing. He lagged behind his teammates, though he made a big play to give them a 2-0 lead. He tagged up a Epsilon member, which made him an easy kill and stop them from extending their then lead.
Loses with dignity
February 7, 2018
Despite feeling the sting of suddenly being short of a teammate, Bance put in work in a 3-2 loss to eUnited on Tuesday in Week 3 of the CWL Pro League Stage 1.
You can't fault Bance for lack of effort, especially during the respawn rounds, during Splyce's series loss against eUnited. He came out of Splyce's corner swinging during Round 1 Hardpoint, chalking up a 29/25 KD and 51 seconds of hardpoint control time. Bance helped Splyce win six straight games against eUnited during Round 2 Search & Destroy, contributing a couple of bomb plants and a 4/6 KD. In Round 3 Capture the Flag, Bance was the only one on Splyce to snag a flag capture despite going negative in KD with 16/22. Bance clutched up against eUnited in Round 4 Hardpoint, with a 36/32 KD and 49 seconds of hardpoint control time to his name. Sadly, Bance closed out the series with a whimper of a loss against eUnited in Round 5 Search & Destroy, where eUnited dominated the weakened Splyce with a 6-1 game count, with Bance only chalking up a 2/7 KD.
Rushes eUnited, for better or worse
January 13, 2018
Bance started strong before falling off in a 3-2 loss to eUnited on Day 1 of CWL New Orleans.
The change in the meta certainly favored Bance's style of play, evident by his domination in the first half of the series, but he still has some kinks to work out in his gameplay. Namely that Splyce lacks a solid defense. Bance utterly blew apart eUnited in Round 1 Hardpoint on London Docks. The map's long lanes and narrow crosses are almost perfectly tailored to Splyce's strategies of short-range combat and long-range support. But, when eUnited brought the fight to Splyce, such as in the cramped Round 4 Hardpoint on Sainte Marie Du Mont or in Round 5 Search & Destroy, Bance buckled, which led to the tough loss.
Brings the game to Team Kaliber
December 11, 2017
Bance attempted to play Team Kaliber's off-meta game only to lost 2-3 at the CWL Dallas grand finals.
Having been one the few team not to have faced off against Team Kaliber, Splyce were in for a massive surprise. The off-meta Team Kaliber threw a wrench in nearly every one of Bance's plans, but thanks to the versatility of his teammates, he was nearly able to make a comeback. Originally running triple SMGs and one assault rifle in Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 2 Search and Destroy on Ardennes Forest, Bance had the team make a switch to two assault rifles and two SMGs in order to counter Team Kaliber. This switch proved life-saving since it gave Splyce the small advantages needed to take Team Kaliber in Round 4 Hardpoint and Round 3 Capture the Flag. While this won Splyce two rounds, they couldn't win three as the stress of the long weekend got to them in Round 5 Search and Destroy.
Builds momentum early for win
December 11, 2017
Bance played for the early game in a 3-0 sweep against OpTic Gaming at CWL Dallas, securing their berth for the grand finals.
Bance was prepared to face OpTic Gaming again after his earlier narrow defeat, and it showed. Bance and Splyce quickly turned on OpTic Gaming on their heads by fighting them fast and aggressively without a sliver of mercy. Round 1 Hardpoint on Ardennes Forest would see Bance streak out by the second set of Hardpoints. Bance was quick to help his teammates streak as well by baiting OpTic Gaming out of cover and letting them secure kills. By the end of Round 1 Hardpoint, everyone on Splyce was streaking. This kind of tight coordination is what helped them clutch Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 3 Capture the Flag.
Some high spots in loss
December 10, 2017
Bance had some great moments in the 3-2 loss to OpTic Gaming on Day 3 of CWL Dallas. The loss relegated Splyce into the losers' bracket.
Bance started out on a roll, as did the rest of Splyce. They dominated Round 1 Hardpoint, winning by nearly 200 points -- Bance, himself, was all over the map. He was excellent in transition, making key kills in order to sop up as many seconds of Hardpoint time as he could. He was one of the better members of Splyce in Round 2 Search & Destroy, but OpTic Gaming handled the round with ease. Bance was excellent again in Round 3 Capture the Flag, putting them up by two flags and providing key kills in what was a stifling Splyce defense. Round 4 Hardpoint and Round 5 Search & Destroy saw Bance and Splyce powerless to stop OpTic Gaming, however, as they lost the match.
Brings out the high-IQ plays for the win
December 10, 2017
Bance started slow but finished strong in Splyce's sweep over Ground Zero in the winners' quarterfinals of CWL Dallas.
Coming out the gate, Bance seemed to be lagging behind his teammates a bit, but once he showed up, he did so with an emphatic statement. During Search & Destroy, he showed incredible patience to pick up the two piece that secured the win. Instead of picking up a free kill, he waited for one of his opponents to walk into his sights before securing both kills for the win. They'll now move on to face OpTic Gaming in the winners' semifinals.
Strong start in win
December 9, 2017
Bance had a flying start to the 3-2 win over eUnited in group play on Day 2 of CWL Dallas.
Bance had a great Round 1 Hardpoint performance, notching 28 kills in the round. He was a key part of the round win, holding down eUnited's offense while his teammates soaked up Hardpoint time. Bance held mostly a support role in Round 2 Search & Destroy, Round 3 Capture the Flag, and Round 4 Hardpoint. Round 5 Search & Destroy saw Bance get off to a hot start just like in Round 1 Hardpoint. He and Jurd were excellent in this round and were integral in swinging the majority of the games in Splyce's favor.
Easily earn spot at CWL Dallas
November 28, 2017
Bance and the rest of Splyce will have a pool play spot at CWL Dallas.
This comes as little surprise given Splyce have utterly dominated their regional competition in online 2Ks, earning two first place finishes, including the most recent 2K, and a second place finish to start the season. Offseason addition Tommey has not hurt the team in any way, as Splyce appear to be one of the favorites from Europe to advance far at CWL Dallas.
Dominates Round 1 Hardpoint, but runs out of steam
August 19, 2017
Bance came out swinging against Epsilon eSports on Day 4 of the CWL Championships, but his lack of endurance got the better of him as he only posted an overall KD of 82/92.
Bance was like the Clubber Lang of Splyce - delivering a beating early on, but didn't have the endurance for the long game. Round 1 Hardpoint was clearly Bance's best round, where he'd drop a KD of 29/26 and easily keep Epsilon off the Hardpoints. Bance's downfall started in Round 2 Search & Destroy, where despite his planting of the bomb a couple of times, he'd only notch a KD of 5/8. Even though Bance was showing early signs of exhaustion, he did manage to score the game-winning dunk during the overtime of Round 3 Uplink, while notching a barely negative KD of 26/27. However, this was the last major play of Bance for the series, because in Round 4 Hardpoint he'd go negative once again with a 16/21 KD, and again in Round 5 Search & Destroy with 6/10.
Slaying struggles in elimination loss
August 12, 2017
Bance struggled to slay with Luminosity Gaming, as Splyce were swept out of the 2017 Call of Duty World Championship. The loss was on Day 4 of the tournament.
Bance had a solid objective time in Round 1 Hardpoint, but his slaying was nothing to write home about. He went 18/20, with 1:35 on the objective. Splyce worked their way from a 100-34 deficit to lose 250-211. They simply faced a hole too big to dig out of. Round 2 Search & Destroy was tough, as Splyce lost in ten games to Luminosity. Bance had the final kill in Game 4 in the round. Round 3 Uplink was a disaster. They were creamed 15-3, and never were really in it. Bance went 15/28, and meekly went out of Champs.
Mostly struggles in Pool G loss
August 11, 2017
Bance did not have his best outing in the 3-1 loss to Ghost Gaming on Day 2 of the 2017 Call of Duty World Championship. Due to their play earlier in the tournament, however, they clinched the second seed in the group and will be advancing to the playoffs tomorrow.
Round 1 Hardpoint saw Splyce chase after a very strong performance from Ghost. They could not keep pace with them, and quickly fell 250-163, without offering much resistance. Bance had a nice 1:05 of objective time, but went 16/20. Round 2 Search & Destroy was Splyce's shining moment. He had the final kill in Game 1, and Game 3, en route to a 6-1 romp over Ghost. They would lost Round 3 Uplink 8-3 after cutting the lead to 4-3. Bance had two points, and an okay 23/24 KD in the round. Round 4 Hardpoint was a tough pill to swallow for Splyce. They had leads of 35-1 and 98-16, and even 200-167, before losing the round. Bance struggled to run with Ghost, going 27/25 with a little over fifty seconds on the objective.
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