Zed
Zach Denyer 
United Kingdom
UNILAD Esports
Takes control of entire series
July 12, 2018
Zed carried his team through a tough series in a 3-1 win over compLexity Gaming on Thursday of the CWL Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
Zed turned up to be the main powerhouse of UNILAD eSports as wuskin helped support him. He was able to take control to the game in Round 1 Harpdoint and Round 2 Search & Destroy thanks to a series of killstreaks. In Round 1 Hardpoint Zed was able to control of the map in the second set of rotations, landing a nine killstreak to score his full suite of Scorestreaks that would later clutch up the map. This was a similar scenario in Round 2 Search & Destroy where Zed was able to get a seven killstreak, again getting his full suite, in order to dominate the late-game of the round.
Crumbles against strong defense
July 11, 2018
Zed failed to make an impact in a 3-1 loss to eUnited on Wednesday of the CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
Zed couldn't rebound against a tough eUnited this series. Unable to match their SMGs, Zed simply fell underneath his opponents' pressure. His woes started early on in Round 1 Hardpoint on London Docks. Despite a solid start in the first set of rotations, thanks to early hill rotations, Zed couldn't maintain his momentum. Zed was unable to defend hills for long against eUnited, essentially only allowing his team scrap time on each objective. He would later lose control of the map in the second set of rotations as he failed to keep control of spawns.
Fries with some teamwork
July 11, 2018
Zed turned into a Search & Destroy master in a 3-2 win against Luminosity Gaming on Tuesday of the CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
Zed took full advantage of Luminosity Gaming's weaknesses and ran with it. While he wasn't able to take them down during respawn, his ability to play off-angles and strange corners in Search & Destroy was key. In Round 5 Search & Destroy, he was able to survive 1-vs-2 engagements such as in Game 5, by pressuring their flanks. By Game 7, Zed had full Scorestreaks to take down Luminosity Gaming. Unfortunately, most of his Scorestreaks found little value due to awkward timing. Zed's flanks also helped to allow Alexx and wuskin to get in position, mainly in Search & Destroy.
Versatile in win
June 17, 2018
Zed switched between a leader and a support player in the 3-2 win over OpTic Gaming on Day 3 of CWL Anaheim, keeping UNILAD Esports in the loser's bracket.
ANALYSIS
Zed had a solid Round 1 Hardpoint, though he died quite a bit against the strong OpTic Gaming performance. He went 33/33 in the round with 1:26 on the objective. It was a pretty close round, as they lost 250-203, and were right in it until the very end. Round 2 Search & Destroy was a rather easy win for UNILAD, and Zed and wuskin did the heavy lifting for UNILAD. Round 3 Capture the Flag saw wuskin and Zed lead the pack yet again, as they led a staunch defense and a solid offense to a 4-0 lead. They pushed back quite a few pushes from OpTic and kept their record clean. Round 4 Hardpoint saw UNILAD blow 139-64 and 190-100 leads to end up losing. Zed got them a late lead with some big kills, but OpTic came right back to erase that. Round 5 Search & Destroy was a tense 6-5 win, but Zed struggled a decent amount. He had the final kill in the first game, but played support to Seany and Alexx.
Teaming with UNILAD Esports
May 14, 2018
Zed is listed as a part of UNILAD Esports according to MLG.com's roster page.
ANALYSIS
While the official website might have spoiled the announcement, it was obvious UNILAD Esports would need to make some sort of roster change after skrapz joined Red Reserve over the break. Zed had played for Cyclone throughout the previous two Open events, finishing in 13th-16th place at CWL Birmingham and CWL Seattle.
Some good spots in loss
March 31, 2018
Zed had some good moments in the 3-0 loss to Echo Fox on Day 2 of the CWL Birmingham Open.
ANALYSIS
Zed was their best player for some good stretches of this match, namely Round 1 Hardpoint and the first half of Round 3 Capture the Flag. The first round saw him carry their offense early on and even paced them to a nice lead as the game got on. They certainly kept the first round rather close, and it was in large part due to Zed. He had a good first half in Round 3 Capture the Flag, but his second-half performance was poor -- he finished 14/23, really limping to the finish line. Round 2 Search & Destroy was tough for every member of Cyclone. Aqua had a ridiculous 16 kills in the round, and they did not have an answer for him.
Teaming with Most Wanted
March 8, 2018
Zed will join Most Wanted, the organization announced on Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
While the team has been without an organization for the entire UK CWL National Circuit Stage 1, Zed and company did manage to take first place without losing a single game. As a result, the team is expected to have a shot at earning a pool play spot at CWL Atlanta.
Free Agent
Finds new team for CWL National Circuit
January 29, 2018
Zed, Peatie, Qwiker, and Braaain are a team of four and looking for an organization.
ANALYSIS
A potential unit who could run through the CWL National Circuit depending on what region they play for, each of the foursome have had time on the main stage at one point in their careers. Their roster will be one to monitor throughout the upcoming weeks.
Joining exceL Esports
December 6, 2017
Zed will not player under Team Infused, instead teaming with exceL Esports.
ANALYSIS
There was some confusion as to whether Zed would be playing on the team's CS:GO lineup, or simply was released entirely. Apparently the latter was the route Team Infused chose, opening the door for Zed to join QwiKeR and company on exceL Esports.
Not playing Call of Duty
November 29, 2017
Zed has joined Team Infused CS:GO roster, the organization announced on Tuesday.
ANALYSIS
It was a bit of a surprise to see Zed no longer listed on the team's official roster traveling to CWL Dallas, but the organization seemed to have move already planned out, bringing on Defrag in his place.
Joins Team Infused
September 28, 2017
Zed is expected to join Team Infused after having been released earlier this month, DG Goldstein of Dexerto.com reports.
ANALYSIS
The move was made to correct an overemphasis of multiple assault rifle slayers on the team, bouncing out Alexx in the form of a faster-paced slayer. As of this writing, Team Infused will roll into Call of Duty: World War II with Zed, Zerg, Nolson and Niall.
Let go from eLevate
September 1, 2017
Zed has been released from eLevate, the organization announced on Friday.
ANALYSIS
Shoes are beginning to drop in the European scene, as teams have been reluctant to make roster moves while North America has devolved into a Rostermania storm of chaos. While Red Reserve has already made sweeping roster changes, eLevate is the next organization to follow suit, sending Zed into the free agent pool. Given name recognition alone, Zed should find his way onto a roster shortly, and could even be seen as an improvement should he join a handful of upper-tier teams.
Controller issues mar exit from Champs
August 12, 2017
Zed put together a 47/53 in Elevate's tournament-ending loss to Mindfreak Black in Group B on Thursday at Call of Duty Champs 2017.
ANALYSIS
While Zed and Elevate already were having a rough go of things in this series, their final round of Hardpoint didn't help matters. As we found out after the fact, Zed's controller stopped working, which caused the rest of his team to stand around as if looking for direction on what to do. The game was paused due to Elevate refusing to play, which was a violation of official rules. This violation caused the team to forfeit the round and thus the series. While this certainly was the cause of lots of drama, it wasn't as though Elevate was on the cusp of winning when this happened. They had been pushed around for most of the series, and were unlikely to have won regardless. It was still a less than stellar exit for the team.
Too few kills in loss
July 9, 2017
Zed could not slay with Enigma6, as eLevate were swept by them on Day 3 of Group Blue.
ANALYSIS
Round 1 Hardpoint was a disaster for eLevate, as they were out of it before the game was even halfway through. They could not even eclipse 70 points in the round, and Zed could not do anything. He went 13/23, with 20 seconds on the objective. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw Desire lead the team, with Zed and the rest playing backup. They ended up losing the round 6-4. Zed led his team in points with three in Round 3 Uplink, but he only managed a KD ratio of 19/27. They just could not slay with Enigma6 in this match.
Not enough in loss
July 9, 2017
Zed did his best in the sweep defeat to FaZe Clan on Day 3 of Group Blue.
ANALYSIS
Zed was far from awful, but he really could not stand up to a dominant FaZe Clan performance. His 14 kills in Round 1 Hardpoint led the team, which is a testament to how poor they were. He also had 14 seconds on the objective in the defeat. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw eLevate win only one game in the round. Zed did not move the needle at all in the loss. Round 3 Uplink saw Zed score their only two points, with a dunk in the waning seconds of the round. He had a 20/25 KD in the round as they were swept yet another time in this tournament.
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