Joseph Pinnington 
United Kingdom
Red Reserve
Tears at Splyce from their flanks
May 18, 2018
Joee took Splyce by surprise in a 3-0 sweep with a 63/60 KD on Thursday of the CWL Pro League Stage 2.
Joee didn't have to change too much up from his distinct style as Splyce had an ineffective defense outside of Round 3 Capture the Flag. Thanks to this, Joee was free to press fights and pull flanks without too much pressure. In Round 2 Search & Destroy on Valkyrie, for example, Joee caught Splyce off guard in several rounds by rushing behind Splyce's as they tried to hold the Ventilation Room. While this die put Joee into 1-vs-3 fights, his sheer boldness to force these fights left Splyce prone, such as his triple kill in Game 11. Joee ended Round 2 Search & Destroy with a 10/5 KD.
Plays fast and hard
May 17, 2018
Joee wrestled with Kenny in a 3-2 win with a 79/98 KD on Wednesday of the CWL Pro League Stage 2.
Joee, as Red Reserve's frontline engagement, had to contend with Team Kaliber's daunting SMG players, fero and Kenny. While Joee wasn't able to drop many kills during respawn rounds, he was excellent during Search & Destroy rounds. This was because he and Skrapz worked like a well-oiled machine together by pushing lanes together and covering each other during teamfights. Their coordination shined in Round 4 Hardpoint on Saint Marie Du Monte, a Red Reserve staple map. Joee closed Round 4 Hardpoint with a 29/31 KD.
Only one bad round in convincing victory over Epsilon
May 16, 2018
Joee brought the kills in Red Reserve's 3-1 victory over Epsilon Esports on Tuesday of Week 1 of the CWL Pro League Stage 2.
Joee was a slaying machine for Red Reserve as they handily crushed Epsilon, only becoming complacent during Capture the Flag. In Round 1 Hardpoint, Joee went double positive in KD, notching up a cool 23/11 as Red Reserve ground Epsilon into dust with a lead of over 150 points. Although Joee's performance in Round 2 Search & Destroy wasn't as spectacular, he still wound up with a positive KD of 5/3 as they defeated Epsilon convincingly once again. Joee, along with the rest of Red Reserve, did get complacent in Round 3 Capture the Flag, as they underestimated a cornered Epsilon, while Joee notched his only negative KD this series with a double-negative 10/21. Red Reserve quickly recomposed themselves, however, in Round 4 Hardpoint, where they adapted to Epsilon's new resolve and won the series, as Joee closed out his performance with a solid 39/30 KD.
Acts as a nuisance
April 21, 2018
Joee easily flanked and pressured Splyce in a 3-0 win on Friday of CWL Seattle.
The new meta has only fueled Joee's basic strategy of flanking his opponents and being a general nuisance. With unlimtied sprinting in the game, Joee was able to easily and quickly navigate the map to get behind Splyce's frontline. In Round 1 Hardpoint on Valkyrie, Joee started hot thanks to the close-range map allowing him to get quick and sneaky ambushes to pinch Splyce off of hills. He was even more valuable in Round 2 Search & Destroy on USS Texas. Joee managed to get into his opponents' heads by rarely performing the same flank twice, making him a powerful but unpredictable force.
Shatters Rise Nation's flanks
April 8, 2018
Joee flanked his way to a miraculous 3-2 victory against Rise Nation on Day 2 of the CWL Stage 1 Playoffs.
Joee decimated one of the best teams in the league thanks to one simple tactic: flank Rise Nation and never stop flanking. The strategy was massively successful as he was able to make brilliant plays that not only won maps but instilled a sense of acute paranoia in his opponents. This was best seen in Game 4 of Round 5 Search & Destroy when Joee was able to get a double kill on a flank despite passing directly in front of a player. After four straight maps of flanks, Rise Nation's rear guard had become so concerned with Joee that they desperately watched for the long flank and missed Joee's obvious rotation through mid-map.
Plays a sneaky game against an aware rival
April 7, 2018
Joee tried to sneak a win in a 3-2 loss to Luminosity Gaming on Day 1 of CWL Stage 1 Playoffs.
Joee did one thing and one thing only: flank. While Joee's flanks found success in the early rounds of the game, his tactics quickly fell off as Luminosity Gaming grew wise to his flanks. In Round 1 Hardpoint on Valkyrie, Joee was able to funnel Luminosity Gaming down chokes by pressuring their flanks as they came off of spawns. However, in Round 3 Capture the Flag when he tried to sneak kills or flag pulls, Luminosity Gaming began to easily spot Joee out and easily cut him down.
Unable to get much going in loss to Enigma6
April 2, 2018
Joee put together a 76/81 KD in a 3-1 loss to Enigma6 on Sunday during a lower bracket match at the CWL Birmingham Open.
Joee put together a standout map in Round 4 Hardpoint, tallying a 10-kill streak that stretched across two hills - Crane and Statue Hill - which helped Red Reserve overcome a 50-plus point advantage, but the ensuing streaks didn't give his team enough bandwidth to hold onto the lead. In his three previous rounds, Joee mustered a 43/54 KD, with his most impressive moment coming during the opening portions of Round 2 Search and Destroy where he put together a three-kill streak alongside Rated to kick off the first four rounds.
Stumbles in finding kills
March 30, 2018
Joee failed to pick up key engagements in a 3-0 loss to Luminosity Gaming on Friday of CWL Birmingham.
Joee stuck to his SMG this series, for better or worse. The power of Luminosity Gaming easily overwhelmed as they ran triple SMGs, mainly to pressure Joee as he pushed his team's frontline. But because he couldn't win his fights, Red Reserve was often unable to push objectives in respawn rounds. Joee would far better in Round 2 Search & Destroy where his skills at getting early picks with flanks helped his team swing rounds. His picks allowed him to get flag pulls in Round 3 Capture the Flag, but he wasn't able to clutch the capture due to sloppy maneuvers that left him exposed.
Solid Search & Destroy in loss
March 30, 2018
Joee had a good Search & Destroy performance in the 3-1 loss to Splyce on Day 1 of the CWL Birmingham Open.
Round 2 Search & Destroy housed Red Reserves only round win, and Joee's best individual performance of the match. The round got off to a rough start, going down 4-1 before rattling off five game wins in a row to win the round. Joee was integral in that comeback. He was one of the reasons why it started, and he finished the round with nine kills. The rest of his performance was middling at best. He was a leader early on in Round 1 Hardpoint, pacing them to a 109-83 lead, before he and his team collapsed late to lose the round. His final two round performances housed plenty of struggles. Round 3 Capture the Flag saw him play poorly until late on, when a solo run of his made it 3-2 and woke him up a bit. He went 23/28 in Round 4 Hardpoint as his team got utterly embarrassed, losing 250-59. Overall, his performance outside of Round 2 Search & Destroy was lacking.
Gets shutdown in fast series
March 11, 2018
Joee struggles to withstand Rise Nation in a 3-1 loss in the CWL Atlanta grand finals.
Joee stuck to what worked for Red Reserve for nearly twenty-three straight maps on Sunday: flanks and pinches. But the sheer skill of Rise Nation shutdown any fight Joee tried to start, as he was quickly cut down before he could score kills. At least in respawn rounds. Joee would do better in Round 2 Search & Destroy since spawns and positioning are consistent. Both Joee and Joshh were able to predict their enemies' positioning and rush them with SMGs as Rise Nation stuck to fairly consistent strategies, such as in Games 6 and 7 where Rise kept hitting the same bombsite in the same formations. He'd nearly pop again in Round 4 Hardpoint, almost carrying the team to victory with a 38/27 KD in the last set of rotations, but he couldn't surmount Rise Nation's sizable lead.
Tears apart one of the best
March 11, 2018
Joee melted Luminosity Gaming down to size in a 3-0 win at the Loser's Finals of CWL Atlanta.
Joee made the slay-heavy Luminosity Gaming look like amateurs thanks to coordinated flanks and smart slaying. He smartly put the Americans on the defensive by rushing their flanks, never giving them a moment to build up their killstreaks, while also organizing with his team to pull off impressive pinches. This was best seen in Round 3 Capture the Flag on London Docks where Joee scored three flag captures in the first half. He achieved this mainly by going Main Street and rotating behind Luminosity Gaming, only stealing the flag when his teammates were engaging them in mid map.
Can't withstand enemy SMG
March 9, 2018
Joee faltered in a war of aggression in a 3-2 loss to Team EnVyUs on Day 1 of CWL Atlanta.
Joee tried to hold Red Reserve's frontline against a vicious Team EnVyUs. He was able to hold the line early in the series, when Team EnVyUs was still warming up, but it quickly fell apart for him by Round 3 Capture the Flag. The fast playstyle of his opponents caught him off guard. Joee wasn't as mobile in against the scrappy Americans as he got pinched and flanked from various sides. Rather than taking the fight to them, like he did in Round 1 Hardpoint, Joee began to play passively, allowing Team EnVyUs vital map control.
Gets bogged down
March 1, 2018
Joee got swamped by Team Kaliber in a 3-0 loss on Thursday of the CWL Global Pro League, Division A.
Joee and Rated were the only two members of Red Reserve who held their heads above water, but even then Joee struggled to keep up a positive score. This was mainly because Joee was overwhelmed by Team Kaliber's SMGs. Similar to their OpTic series on Wednesday, Joee just couldn't score kills on his engagements. Except in Round Round 3 Capture the Flag. Early in the round, Joee was able to punish an overly aggressive Team Kaliber to get a flag capture and full Scorestreaks. However, Joee found little value with his streaks in the second half of the map.
Doesn't even bruise OpTic
February 28, 2018
Joee failed to make his presence felt in a fast 3-1 loss to OpTic Gaming on Wednesday of the CWL Global Pro League Stage 1, Division A.
Joee, in theory, should be doing well this week. The new patch, which lowered the sprint cooldown, means Joee can roam the map faster. But OpTic Gaming played a very aggressive game this series, which surprisingly forced Joee onto the back foot. The key engagement player for Red Reserve couldn't outgun Crimsix or Scump, resulting in constantly uneven teamfights for him and his teammates.
Pops off early in the series but tapers off
February 28, 2018
Joee had a strong start but ultimately fizzled in Red Reserve's 3-2 series victory against Vitality in the CWL Pro League Division A.
In what is perhaps the height of irony, Joee's early successes in Red Reserve's series were rounds which Red Reserve did not win, and Joee's lukewarm rounds were met with Red Reserve victories. In Round 1 Hardpoint, for instance, Joee was the only member of Red Reserve to score a positive KD, as Vitality stole the round victory from underneath them by 10 points. A similar situation followed in Round 2 Search & Destroy, where Joee had the best KD of his team at 5/6, as Vitality easily claimed that round due to lackluster play by Red Reserve. Joee's mediocre performance in Round 3 Capture the Flag signaled the start of Red Reserve's comeback, as Joee went negative with 12/18 with a flag capture. This reversal trend continued in Round 4 Hardpoint with a negative KD of 23/36, and again in Round 5 Search & Destroy with 4/8. Red Reserve's win clinched their spot in the playoffs.
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