Matthew Marshall 
United Kingdom
Red Reserve
Baits for his team
July 5, 2018
Skrapz worked with his teammates in a 3-2 win on Thursday of the CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
Skrapz may not be a big playmaker, but his consistent slaying and support were invaluable to his team. By playing with his teammates, by baiting shots or scouting lanes and then letting his teammates pick up the shots, Skrapz was able to set up Red Reserve's signature map control. This was best seen in Round 4 Hardpoint on Ardennes Forest, a round Skrapz also slayed out in. Skrapz was key in securing spawns and rotations for his team by simply holding his own in gunfights. For example, during the first Bunker hill Skrapz was able to land a key double kill that secured Red Reserve's spawns for the hill while also banishing Team EnVyUs to the other side of the map.
Struggles after nice start
July 4, 2018
Skrapz's quality start did not last as Red Reserve were reverse swept by Team Kaliber on Day 1, Week 4 of CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
Skrapz had a solid support performance in Round 1 Hardpoint. Rated was the star of the show, and the rest of the team, Skrapz included, played support. He went 20/23 in the round, but had a strong 1:21 to pair with that. Round 2 Search & Destroy was his best round, as he was a big reason why they ran out to a 5-0 lead. He had the final kill in Games 3, 4, and 5, in what was a dominant three-game display. They went on to win 6-3. Round 3 Capture the Flag, Round 4 Hardpoint, and Round 5 Search & Destroy saw him fall off from his previous round performances, as he struggled to slay in each of the rounds. Team Kaliber won those three to cap off a reverse sweep, and Skrapz really struggled under their slaying power.
Baits for his teammates
June 27, 2018
Skrapz clicked with his teammates in a 3-2 win over Evil Geniuses on Wednesday of the CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
Skrapz may not have been a stand-out player, but he worked well with his teammates to out-play Evil Geniuses. This largely involved Skrapz helping to pull off pinches by sticking close to Zer0, as was the case in Round 2 Search & Destroy and Round 5 Search & Destroy. In the latter round, Skrapz' involvement was key as he was able to distract a frantic Evil Geniuses by playing power positions. In Game 11, for example, Skrapz played around the balcony above the Bomb B site, peppering shots into his opponents before his teammates pushed in to clean the site.
Gives his team room to play
June 18, 2018
Skrapz supported his teammates in a double Grand Finals loss to Rise Nation at CWL Anaheim, winning the first series 3-1 and the losing the second series 3-1.
Skrapz had the fundamentals locked down, but he couldn't bring the extra mile his team needed to succeed. Largely, Skrapz helped his team by supporting Joee's and Zer0's attempt to take control of the map and of spawns. This worked during respawn rounds in the first series, as Skrapz used his previous win over Luminosity Gaming to encourage his team. However, his aggression often saw him rush things, such as Skrapz attempting to pull Rise Nation's flag in the first Round 3 Capture the Flag without first securing a kill or tow. Minor misplays like that began to weigh down Red Reserve in the second series as Rise Nation refused to slow down.
Assists Joee's flanks
June 18, 2018
Skrapz provided close-range support in a 3-1 win over Luminosity Gaming in the Losers Final of CWL Anaheim, sending the team to the Grand Finals for a rematch against Rise Nation.
Skrapz hasn't been dropping the heaviest of numbers, but he has been vital in Red Reserve's spawn control tactics. By pushing out lanes with Joee, both Skrapz and Joee are able to bully lanes and spawns, making the map unpredictable for their opponents. The only problem with the tactic is that it falters in Search & Destroy, formerly Red Reserve's best game mode, since Skrapz can do little else besides try and make way for his teammates. This often meant Skrapz fell early in Round 2 Search & Destroy to Luminosity Gaming's veteran game sense as he attempted to put pressure on flanks.
Excellent in win
June 17, 2018
Skrapz played well in the 3-1 win over Luminosity Gaming on Day 3 of CWL Anaheim, securing them a spot in the Winner's Bracket Final.
Skrapz was consistently solid in this match, even in the 250-248 Round 1 Hardpoint loss. He helped keep the team stable in the round, as his teammates went through their ups and downs. He went 28/25 with 1:30 on the objective in the losing effort. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw him dominate with his sniper, constantly being a thorn in Luminosity's side. They had no answer for him, and for the majority of the round, he was the main difference between the two teams. Round 3 Capture the Flag was a nice win by them, as they dominated the kill feed and stifled the Luminosity offense. Skrapz was consistent, pacing them in kills (23) and playing a solid defensive game - he added a flag cap to his stat line, as well. Round 4 Hardpoint housed an impressive comeback from Red Reserve, and Skrapz was at the heart of it. He, Zer0, and Rated had big kills to get them to that coveted 250 mark.
Mostly dominant in nice win
June 16, 2018
Skrapz had plenty of positives to take away from the 3-1 win over FaZe Clan on Day 1 of CWL Anaheim.
Skrapz had an excellent performance in this match. The only round in which he saw some struggles was Round 3 Capture the Flag, where he went just 18/20, though he had a strong second half in their only round loss. Round 1 Hardpoint saw him start the round as a monster on the objective as Zer0 handled the slaying, but he ended up putting together a strong two-way game as they won the round by less than 50 points. Skrapz went 24/27, with a stellar 2:06 on the objective in the win. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw him dominate, as his sniping helped swing the map in Red Reserve's favor often in the 11-game win. Round 4 Hardpoint saw him go 38/35 providing strong slaying throughout the round. He really put it together late in the round, as they pulled away and one the round.
Lags behind the rest of his team
May 24, 2018
Skrapz struggled to land kills with a KD in a 3-1 win over FaZe Clan on Thursday of the CWL Pro League Stage 2.
Skrapz has taken on the supportive role for his team as he continues to struggle in the slaying department. While Red Reserve has never know to be a slay heavy team, Skrapz's weaker KD in several rounds did dampen Red Reserve. This was best seen in Round 2 Search & Destroy, where Skrapz went 0/6 KD six games into the round. It was only when Skrapz pulled out a sniper and an AR was he able to finally land some kills.
Trips over himself
May 24, 2018
Skrapz floundered with 3-1 win over Team EnVyUs with a 57/73 KD on Wednesday of the CWL Pro League Stage 2.
Despite having only been with Red Reserve for two weeks, Skrapz has found a comfortable role for himself on the team. Skrapz played a solid support role for his team, attempting to help Zer0 in the backline while allowing Rated and Joee to push out and hit spawns. This allowed Skrapz to sit back and hold spawns. Unfortunately, Zer0 and Skrapz seemed disjointed playing together, as they often stacked on top of each other, handing Team EnVyUs free kills in some cases. Skrapz closed with a KD in Round 4 Hardpoint.
Switches to support
May 18, 2018
Skrapz held steady in a 3-0 sweep of Splyce with a 57/47 KD on Thursday of the CWL Pro League Stage 2.
Skrapz didn't have the best game this series, but he was able to provide outstanding support for his teammates. Joee, Rated and Zer0 easily had slaying handled, leaving Skrapz, normally the key slayer, left with the support role. Skrapz did this by playing loosely with his support role, pushing off-lanes while also holding back to allow him to create favorable spawns, such as in Round 1 Hardpoint, that left Splyce's spawns scattered. Skrapz closed Round 3 Capture the Flag with a 19/16 KD.
Easily pinches his opponents
May 17, 2018
Skrapz maneuvered around an aggressive Team Kaliber in a 3-2 win with a 91/78 KD on Wednesday of the CWL Pro League Stage 2.
Skrapz has been one of the brightest newcomers in the European scene, thanks largely to his solid slaying. However, he was able to prove that he's worth more than his KD. Coordinating with his teammates to work aroudn Team Kaliber, Skrapz and Red Reserve were able to bury their opponents in Search & Destroy before stealing Round 4 Hardpoint. Skrapz was vital Round 2 Search & Destroy as he was able to work with Joee to pinch Team Kaliber off of sites with a 12/3 KD. This allowed Red Reserve to easily retake objectives as Skrapz could pressure with Joee on one entrance while Rated flanked from the rear. He closed Round 4 Hardpoint with a 28/24 KD.
Pops off in Round 1 Hardpoint
May 16, 2018
Skrapz had a monstrous slaying performance against Epsilon in Round 1 Hardpoint as Red Reserve claimed a 3-1 victory against Epsilon on Tuesday of Week 1 of the CWL Pro League Stage 2.
Skrapz started Red Reserve's series against Epsilon with a huge bang, going double positive and then some in KD with a devastating score of 25/10 in Round 1 Hardpoint. Although Epsilon attempted to fight back in Round 2 Search & Destroy, Skrapz answered back with a positive KD of 7/5. Like the rest of Red Reserve in Round 3 Capture the Flag, Skrapz underestimated how much Epsilon could fight back with their backs against the wall, as Red Reserve lost that round and Skrapz got his only negative KD of the series with 17/19. Red Reserve quickly regained control of the series and nailed Epsilon's coffin shut in Round 4 Hardpoint with a 32/27 KD.
Joining Red Reserve
May 3, 2018
Skrapz will join Red Reserve, the organization confirmed on Thursday.
There was rumors Skrapz could be headed to a North American team, but CWL rules allegedly prevented the player from making the move stateside. That should speak to the talent level Skrapz will bring to Red Reserve, who will jettison Joshh in a corresponding move. One of the better younger players in all of Europe, Skrapz should help Red Reserve become a bit more consistent and could theoretically contend for a Stage 2 Playoffs spot.
More good than bad in close win
March 31, 2018
Skrapz had some struggles but overall had a good showing in the 3-2 win over Enigma6 on Day 2 of the CWL Birmingham Open.
Skrapz did not have a good performance in every round, namely Round 2 Search & Destroy where that Enigma6 dominated and UNILAD never had a good shot to win, and Round 3 Capture the Flag, where he struggled with consistency to a 17/18 KD in the round. Outside of that, however, he put together a good showing. Round 1 Hardpoint saw him make a key push to give them a lead, which eventually resulted in a win. He put together a similarly strong performance in Round 4 Hardpoint, as he and Wuskin hot off to hot starts that paced them to victory. He also was a big part of the comeback after being down 5-1 to win Round 5 Search & Destroy. He was key to this win and had more good moments than bad ones.
Excellent final two rounds in loss
March 21, 2018
Skrapz finished strong, but they still fell 3-1 to FaZe Clan on Day 1 of Week 4 of CWL Global Pro League, Stage 1.
Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 2 Search & Destroy were entirely forgettable for Skrapz, even when factoring in his nice start to Round 1 Hardpoint. He and Moose started strong, but he limped to a 27/34 KD on the back of that. Round 2 Search & Destroy was a 6-1 loss, and it was as lopsided as that sounds. Round 3 Capture the Flag was his first good round, with a lot of that coming in the second half. UNILAD as a team blew up in the second half, and they did it on the back of Skrapz's excellent display. He continued to play well in Round 4 Hardpoint. With UNILAD trailing 176-100 and looking out of it, Skrapz blew up. He helped lead them to a 220-200 deficit, and eventually reach 226 points before they lost. He went 39/25 in the round, and looked unstoppable.
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