Braaain
Brian Fairlamb 
United Kingdom
Free Agent
Officially listed on Giants Gaming
May 14, 2018
Braaain will officially team with Giants Gaming for the rest of the season.
ANALYSIS
Braaain was listed as a sub for the team's match in the LVP SuperLiga Orange Season 13 Round Robin Week 1, but it appears as if the organization has decided to finalize the roster move ahead of CWL Anaheim Open.
Struggles to break through
March 31, 2018
Braaain struggled to get consistency in the 3-0 loss to Echo Fox on Day 2 of the CWL Birmingham Open.
ANALYSIS
Braaain was never able to fully break through Echo Fox in this loss. Round 1 Hardpoint saw him do some good things, but his 26/27 KD showed how he struggled to consistently slay with Echo Fox. That was his best round, however. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw Cyclone have virtually no chance, as Aqua had an astonishing 16 kills. Braain got the final kill in Game 1 but did not do much after. He managed a 13/22 KD in Round 3 Capture the Flag, limping to the end of a tough loss.
Joining Most Wanted
March 8, 2018
Braaain will join Most Wanted heading into CWL Atlanta.
ANALYSIS
Braain had been playing without an organization for awhile, taking first place in the UK National Circuit alongside his teammates, Zed, QwiKeR and Peatie. Slotted in the open bracket at CWL Atlanta, there's a good chance his new organization could be primed to earn a pool spot at the LAN event.
Not listed on Vitality
November 5, 2017
Braaain will not be playing for Vitality to begin Call of Duty: World War II.
ANALYSIS
Vitality appears to be going with younger options, meaning Braaain will be forced to the wayside as Wailers develops a new team around S&D stars such as Malls and Zayrox. Given Braaain has been a mainstay in the competitive European scene for the majority of the CWL, it seems likely he'll be able to find a new organization prior to CWL Dallas. Whether that team will have any success remains to be seen.
No brains, no brawn
August 10, 2017
Braaain only put up a 65/80 KD during Vitality's loss to Luminosity Gaming in Pool D that eliminated them from playoff contention on Day 2 of the 2017 Call of Duty World Championship.
ANALYSIS
Braaain was simply a disappointment in this series. He started well enough with the only positive KD in the first round, but then gave nothing to his team in the later rounds of the game. He was especially bad in the last two rounds of Uplink and Hardpoint that LG used to lock up the series. In those two rounds, he was a combined 33/49, which is certainly not coming you wanna see during the World Championship.
Solid in loss
June 24, 2017
Braaain was far from bad, but Vitality lost 3-1 to Epsilon eSports on Saturday at CWL Sheffield.
ANALYSIS
Braain had some nice slaying in Round 1 Hardpoint, but he was not in Epsilon's class. He had a KD of 26/35 -- his death total is not a surprise, as Epsilon's lowest individual kill total was 28. They were saved in by slaying, and it was hard to come back from. Braaain had a double kill to win Game 4 in Round 2 Search & Destroy, and Vitality stepped their game up to tie the match at one round apiece. Round 3 Uplink saw Braaain go 23/23, with zero points, in a tough round for Vitality. They fought hard, and kept the first half close, but the second half saw Epsilon create a large gap between the teams. Round 4 Hardpoint saw Braaain go 21/19, with an impressive 1:21 on the objective. They held the lead for nearly the entire match, but a late comeback gave Vitality a loss.
Joining Vitality
May 24, 2017
Braaain will play for Vitality in the upcoming CWL relegation tournament, Dexerto's Mike Kent reports.
ANALYSIS
Braain will join his former iGame teammates, Shane and Weeman, on the ever-changing Vitality roster in hopes of qualifying for Stage 2 of the CWL Global Pro League. The day of reckoning will commence June 15, a day before the start of CWL Anaheim.
Joins iGame along with most of former team
March 30, 2017
Braaain will play for iGame at the upcoming tournament, CWL Birmingham, his new teammate Qwiker announced on Thursday.
ANALYSIS
Yes, this is the same Braaain that re-signed with The Imperial last week. While the former Imperial squad placed highly at the most recent European 2K, that didn't appear to be enough for Braaain and company, as the slayer will join a handful of his former teammates on the iGame roster. Needing a solid placing at CWL Birmingham in order to have a realistic shot at earning a spot in CWL Pro League Stage 2, Braaain and the rest of the unit will likely stay put with iGame for at least longer than a week.
Re-signs with The Imperial
March 24, 2017
Braaain will rejoin The Imperial, his new teammate Desire announced on Friday.
ANALYSIS
Braaain played with The Imperial just last month, so it seems somewhat surprising to see him return to the organization after such a recent exit. Still, his new roster, which consists of Weeman, Shane, and Desire, figures to be one of the better teams left following the roster locks for Stage 1 of the CWL Pro League. The Imperial is expected to challenge for a spot in Stage 2 of the Pro League, and could make a rather large impact should they qualify for the tournament.
Released from The Imperial
February 26, 2017
Braaain and the rest of The Imperial have been released, the organization confirmed on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
A lack of success in the 2017 competitive season likely doomed the roster, as The Imperial never managed to finish highly at major LAN tournaments, most notably finishing in 21-24th place at CWL Atlanta. Given Braaain's success in the past, it's not out of the question whether he'll be able to find another team, but it seems likely the organization he joins will have to claw their way into the conversation as one of the best teams in Europe.
Bad loss overshadows showing
February 11, 2017
Braaain was not terrible despite The Imperial getting demolished by Team 3G on Day 2 of MLG Atlanta. He earned a KD of 45/58 KD in the match.
ANALYSIS
The story for Braaain was not in his individual play, but in his team's showing: they were thoroughly handled by Team 3G, and could hardly get anything going. He had 48 seconds of Hardpoint time and a few key kills to take objectives in Round 1 Hardpoint, but his team only mustered 162 points in the round -- there was no cohesive offense at all. He had five kills in a Round 2 Search & Destroy that saw The Imperial lost a 2-0 game lead to lose the round 6-2 -- Team 3G took over once again, and there was not much The Imperial could do about it. His team was shutout 16-0 in Round 3 Uplink, which tells the story of the round. Braaain cobbled kills together, but all in all, it was a disappointing and frustrating performance for The Imperial.
Starts strong, falters late in loss to Splyce
September 2, 2016
Braaain ended with a promising 57/55 KD in the loss.
ANALYSIS
Braaain came out of the gate hard for HyperGames, albeit in a loss against Splyce that will be tough to swallow. Braaain was a big bright spot in Round 1 Hardpoint, ending the round with a 34/26 KD and a team-leading 1:27 of Hardpont time. It was a tough loss (250-216) and Braaain was a big part of why the round was so competitive. He was hard for Splyce to handle. Braaain had a nice 8/6 KD in Round 2 Search & Destroy, but it was not the best round for him. He lost one-on-one firefights on two occasions, both of which cost his team games; if those firefights went Braaain's way, the series could have been tied very easily. HyperGames got utterly dominated in Round 3 Uplink, and Braaain was no exception. He was stifled by Splyce's strong team play, ending with a match-low 15 kills. He did, however, have his team's only carry, albeit in garbage time. Braaain will hope to recreate his first-round performance in his next match.
Underwhelming in Loss
July 17, 2016
Braaain ended the loss to Millenium with a 56/63 KD.
ANALYSIS
Braaain was largely underwhelming in the sweep at the hands of Millenium. He had the least amount of Hardpoint time on the team with 31 seconds, but did have the second highest slay amount with 28. He was the last line of defense for HyperGames against Millenum at the end of the round, where he was simply overwhelmed by his opponents. In Round 2 Uplink, he and Nolson led Zed for a dunk. He was second in slays again with 20. Despite his 3/7 KD in Round 3 Search & Destroy, he had a solid game. He had the final kill, and defused the bomb in Game 6, and he smartly baited Swanney from defusing the bomb to clinch the Game 7 win. He also had the early bomb plant, and final kill, in Game 9, demonstrating that he had a strong team game in the round. In the defensive-oriented Round 4 Capture the Flag, Braaain, alongside many of the other players, could not do much, leading to their demise.
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