Royalty
Matthew Faithful 
Canada
Evil Geniuses
Aligns with Evil Geniuses
October 12, 2018
Royalty will join Evil Geniuses, the organization confirmed on Thursday.
ANALYSIS
After selling their championship-winning organization in late September, Evil Geniuses made the move to acquire a jumble of available players, uniting two members of Lightning Pandaz, one player from eUnited, one from Echo Fox and the other from compLexity Gaming. Royalty figures to be one of the main slayers on this roster, and also presents the player with arguably the most career upside with the likes of Saints and Goonjar nearing the end of their respective runs. This roster should challenge for a Pro League spot, but its difficult to determine how high Royalty and company could reach in Black Ops 4.
Easily overcame slow start
April 21, 2018
Royalty broke out after a slow start in the 3-2 loss to FaZe Clan on Day 2 of CWL Seattle.
ANALYSIS
Royalty was excellent in this loss, outside of a poor start. Round 1 Hardpoint saw him limp to a 20/29 KD as FaZe Clan had three strong slayers that simply overpowered Lightning Pandaz. The rest of his performance was strong, however. Round 3 Capture the Flag saw him be the only one to do much of anything for Lightning Pandaz. His 23 kills led his team by a large margin (the second highest on his team was 17), and he had all three of their flag caps. It was really a great individual performance, but he had absolutely no help. Round 4 Hardpoint was his high point. He had a whopping 41 kills as well as 1:54 on the objective. Streaks from him and from Goonjar turned a 117-71 deficit to a lead and eventually a win to force a Round 5. He was incredible in that round. Round 5 Search & Destroy was a struggle, however, as they won just one game in the round. Royalty had the final kill in their sole game win, but he did not do much else in the round.
Lots of good in loss
April 2, 2018
Royalty had some great spots in the 3-2 loss to Team EnVyUs on Day 3 of CWL Birmingham, seeing Lightning Pandaz get eliminated from the tournament.
ANALYSIS
Royalty had a lot of big moments in this match, and they spanned multiple rounds. Round 2 Search & Destroy was a clean sweep for them, making up for the first round loss. It was a perfect performance from Lightning Pandaz, and Royalty played a big role in that. He had an incredible Round 3 Capture the Flag stand in the second overtime portion, fending off all four members of Team EnVyUs by himself, allowing his teammates to respawn. His slaying faltered a bit in Round 4 Hardpoint, as he went 28/29. He was solid early on in the round but eventually fell just short of Team EnVyUs 250-238. He was their best player in Round 5 Search & Destroy, by far. He had seven kills through the first eight games when none of his teammates topped four kills at that point. He just did not have the support to overcome SlasheR and Team EnVyUs.
Bruises OpTic Gaming
March 10, 2018
Royalty braved OpTic Gaming's onslaught in a 3-0 loss on Day 2 of CWL Atlanta.
ANALYSIS
Royalty, like Proto, was somewhat able to stand up against OpTic Gaming. Though he was never able to break OpTic's control of the game, he did keep them on the lookout. In Round 1 Hardpoint on Gibraltar, Royalty would start to break out in the second set of rotations by soaring a four killstreak on the second Fort Courtyard. But his killstreak wasn't able to break OpTic's spawns, so he wasn't able to follow up on his kills to take the hill. Then, in round 3 Capture the Flag, Royalty made the first move by stealing his opponent's flag off of a double kill, only to fall in mid-map to Scump.
Petered out in win
March 10, 2018
Royalty had a strong start, but coasted to the end of the 3-1 win over GGEA Orange on Day 2 of the CWL Atlanta Open.
ANALYSIS
Royalty had a strong Round 1 Hardpoint performance, and it easily was the highlight of his day. He had a 33-kill performance, leading the lobby by a significant amount, and was the unquestioned leader for Lightning Pandaz. He was dominant. Royalty had a weird Round 2 Search & Destroy, where all of his production came in Games 3 and 10. Round 3 Capture the Flag and Round 4 Hardpoint were easy wins for Lightning Pandaz. They won the former 10-3 and the latter 250-81. They were two dominant performances by Lightning Pandaz, totally outclassing GGEA Orange. Royalty coasted through these rounds, falling back into a low-interaction, objective-based player. He had 32 kills combined in the two round, ending the match with ease.
Lands into Pool Play
March 7, 2018
Royalty and Lightning Pandaz will take Epsilon eSports' spot in Pool Play at CWL Atlanta.
ANALYSIS
Announced by MLG on Reddit, Lightning Pandaz will be taking the Epsilon eSports' spot in Pool A. Royalty and Lightning Pandaz qualified for the seed after Epsilon eSports dropped out of CWL Atlanta and by being the team with the highest amount of Pro Points in the Open Bracket. While the team hasn't gotten far in the Open Bracket this season, mainly because they've had to fight against teams like Team Kaliber and FaZe Clan in the Open Bracket, this looks like Royalty's big chance to break into the big leagues.
Inconsistent in sweep win
January 13, 2018
Royalty had an inconsistent showing in the sweep win over FaZe Clan on the second day of the CWL New Orleans Open.
ANALYSIS
Royalty had a hard time putting together any kind of consistent performance in this match, and by default fell into a more support-based role than leading his team. Round 1 Hardpoint is a perfect example of that, where he slayed well (29 kills) but still died too much (30 deaths). He simply could not string kills together, and that kept up for most of the match. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw him take on more of a support role, not due to him, but because of how well Xotic and Goonjar performed. Round 3 Capture the Flag was inconsistent in a different way for Royalty -- he was excellent for the first half but cratered and was invisible in the second half.
Free Agent
Teaming with Xotic and Proto
October 7, 2017
Royalty will be teaming with Xotic and Proto to begin the Call of Duty: World War II season.
ANALYSIS
Royalty also mentions the team has a fourth player already lined up but is unable to announce the complete roster at this time. Regardless, it's a promising lineup on its surface, with Royalty leaving the 2017 Call of Duty World Championships as one of the biggest risers in the scene. While much of that perceived improvement could evaporate with the franchise transitioning back to boots-on-the-ground movement system, there are enough pro level players, in the form of Proto and Xotic, that this lineup brings layers of intrigue to the table. Where they stand with a handful of amateur level teams remains to be seen, but it wouldn't be a surprise to see this group make a running at an open bracket tournament in the near future.
Released from Enigma6
September 22, 2017
Royalty will be released from Enigma6 Group, Mike Kent of Dexerto.com reported on Friday.
ANALYSIS
Royalty was one of the standouts of the 2017 Call of Duty World Championships, posting absurd slaying numbers for the majority of the tournament. However it appears as if the team is ready to go in another direction, with Royalty expected to join the free agent market along with potentially some of his former teammates. While in-game leader and CEO, General, did not go into detail in regards to the rest of the roster, it seems fairly certain Royalty will be looking for other opportunities in 2018.
Unimpressive as team eliminated
August 12, 2017
Royalty posted just a 68/75 KD during Saturday's loss to Ghost Gaming at the CWL Championship.
ANALYSIS
Royalty's best map came in Round 1 Hardpoint, when he finished 25/21 with 1:02 of hill time. He couldn't find his way back to even in any of the final three rounds, going 3/5 on Round 2 Search & Destroy, 24/27 on Round 3 Uplink and 16/22 on Round 4 Hardpoint. He did score the first points on Uplink with a dunk as Engma6 got off to a good start in the round, but the team wasn't clicking throughout the series. Royalty and his teammates fell 3-1 to drop out of the 2017 CWL Championship.
Solid in dominating victory
August 11, 2017
Royalty posted a 63/51 KD during Friday's 3-0 CWL Championships sweep of Mindfreak Black.
ANALYSIS
Royalty didn't start off strong with a 22/23 effort on Round 1 Hardpoint, but he really shined in Round 2 Search & Destroy. He started things off with a big three kills when the team was down a man and backed that with a two-piece when he was 1-vs-2 to give Enigma6 a 5-0 advantage in Search. For good measure, he added three more kills in the deciding sixth round of the match to finish 11/3 with a bomb plant. Royalty added a respectable 30/25 KD in Round 3 Uplink to assist the team in securing a one-sided 3-0 victory in the series.
Heavy slay count, but not enough
July 29, 2017
Royalty finished with a 93/80 KD during Saturday's 3-1 Stage 2 CWL Playoff loss to Fnatic.
ANALYSIS
Royalty didn't have any issues slaying throughout the series, starting 18-10 en route to a 38/32 KD during Round 1 Hardpoint. He finished positive in three of the four rounds during the series, but that isn't the name of the game. Enigma6 was tactically outplayed during the series and each player had different standout games that resulted in the series loss. Royalty was the brightest of the players during the series, providing a six killstreak late in the Hardpoint 4 and holding multiple killstreaks as Fnatic captured just enough time in the hill to earn a series victory. He and the squad have officially been eliminated from the playoffs.
Slays with some smart plays
July 29, 2017
Royalty makes some strong plays with an 82/72 KD in a loss to eUnited on Day 1 of the Stage 2 CWL Playoffs.
ANALYSIS
Enigma6 was able to slay to eUnited's level, thanks to Royalty and General, but where the team fell apart was in their tactics. Royalty, in particular, struggled to maintain his team's momentum. Round 2 Search & Destroy on Breakout saw this in action after he dropped two big plays. For example, in Game 3, he found two kills by rushing Graveyard and was able to disarm eUnited's bomb with only a millisecond to spare. But while those play kept Enigma6 in the game, Royalty's roaming cost his team first blood, such as in Game 8 when he missed a flank from eUnited while holding a favorable corner. He closed Round 2 Search & Destroy with an 8/6 KD.
Huge slayer in win
July 9, 2017
Royalty was on top of his slaying game in the sweep against eLevate on day 3 of Group Blue.
ANALYSIS
Royalty was amazing in this match, right from Round 1 Hardpoint. Enigma6 got off to a huge start, and turned that into a 180-54 lead, and a 250-68 victory. Royalty went off in the match, going 37/14, with 1:14 on the objective. He kept that momentum going throughout the match. Royalty got the final kill in Games 1, 5, and 10, the last one clinching a 6-4 round win. Round 3 Uplink saw Royalty put up 38 kills, and two points. He was a menace on both ends of the game, providing solid defense as well, in the 15-5 win.
Tries to carry his team but ultimately fails
July 9, 2017
Royalty didn't have a direct answer to the unorthodox strategies that Ghost Gaming brought to the table, yet he still managed a solid KD of 81/73.
ANALYSIS
Royalty valiantly attempted to counter Ghost Gaming's unconventional strategies with outright firepower and gun skill, and he got some epic plays doing so, such as a decisive triple kill with Reactive Armor in Round 1 Hardpoint (where he got an impressive KD of 25/18). But as Ghost Gaming aptly demonstrated in prior games in Group Blue, kills aren't enough to bring home the wins (although they certainly do help). Royalty eventually broke even in Round 2 Search & Destroy with a 7/7 KD, but in some cases that round was outflanked by well-placed Ghost Gaming team members who were ready to drop him if he tried to make a move. In Round 3 Uplink, Royalty demonstrated himself to be flexible as well by scoring four out of Enigma6's seven points with two dunks, but his KD faltered with 21/25. Finally, Royalty pulled in a respectable 28/23 KD in Round 4 Hardpoint, and even score the most objective control time of his team at 1:41, but he couldn't carry his team to victory that round as Ghost Gaming narrowly beat them by six seconds in a heartbreaking defeat of Enigma6.
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