SiLLy
Justin Fargo-Palmer 
United States
Evil Geniuses
Hot start, cold end to win
May 18, 2018
SiLLy faded after a great start in the 3-2 win over Team EnVyUs on Day 3 of Week 1 of Stage 2 of the CWL Global Pro League.
ANALYSIS
SiLLy's performance in this match can be broken down into two sections: the first two rounds and the last three rounds. SiLLy was excellent in the first two rounds, leading Evil Geniuses to a 2-0 lead in the process. Round 1 Hardpoint saw him play a key part in their strong slaying game. Evil Geniuses were constantly filling the kill feed, and that allowed them to stop any and every push made by Team EnVyUs. He finished with 31 kills and 1:26 on the objective, putting in a stellar game on both sides. Round 2 Search & Destroy was his best round, as he finished 14/4 in the 6-3 win, including a seven streak to finish it off: an ace in Game 8, and three kills in the decisive Game 9. The rest of his performance left a lot to be desired though. He went 7/25 in Round 3 Capture the Flag, and 16/22 in Round 4 Hardpoint, two rounds that were won rather easily by Team EnVyUs. Round 5 Search & Destroy was an easy 6-0 win for Evil Geniuses, but SiLLy was a non-factor. He had just one kill through the first four games, and never really found his footing despite his team's dominance. He was inconsistent, but his strong play early on certainly aided them in the win.
Excellent finish to win
May 17, 2018
SiLLy had an excellent final round in the 3-1 win over FaZe Clan on Day 2 of Week 1 of CWL Global Pro League, Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
SiLLy had a slow start to this match, but his performance after Round 1 Hardpoint more than made up for it. They won the first round rather easily, but SiLLy struggled in all aspects of the round. He went 21/31, and had 57 seconds on the objective. He quickly made up for his slow start, as he and Assault carried the load early on in Round 2 Search & Destroy. While they lost the round, SiLLy started to turn a corner on an individual level. Round 3 Capture the Flag was a dominant display for both SiLLy and Evil Geniuses. He had nine kills through the first half of the former, and ended with 20 in the 5-2 win. They led early and they never really were close to losing their lead. The latter was similar to that, in which Evil Geniuses won the round with ease and SiLLy was dominant. With Assault struggling to slay throughout the fourth and final round, SLLy did the heavy lifting for Evil Geniuses, and notched 30 kills in the round win.
Plays too fast for slow teammates
April 23, 2018
SiLLy fell victim to indecision in a back-to-back grand finals loss to Rise Nation at the CWL Seattle Open, losing the first series 3-1 and the second series 3-0.
ANALYSIS
SiLLy is normally a fast player, but the slow and careful tactics that Evil Geniuses used up to this point wound up hurting him and the team. SiLLy struggled to find ways to poke down Rise Nation's defenses, partly due to how well Rise Nation was shooting and partly due to Evil Geniuses' lack of commitment to fighting. Evil Geniuses refused to start fights unless they knew it was in their favor after SiLLy or Aches got a pick. This worked in the first Round 1 Hardpoint, but as he struggled to slay out in subsequent maps the strategy faltered. So instead of letting SiLLy lead teamfights, most of the team waited around for kills to fall their way. This turned into an utter disaster in the first Round 4 Hardpoint and the second Round 3 Capture the Flag.
Takes revenge against eUnited
April 22, 2018
SiLLy played fast and aggressively against old teammates in a 3-0 win over eUnited on Sunday of CWL Seattle to advance to the Grand Finals.
ANALYSIS
SiLLy proved how much he has improved with his faster and more aggressive SMG role. Playing a style closer to Prestinni's, simply running around and pushing lanes, SiLLy was slightly more coordinated than Prestinni. This small edge meant a massive difference. SiLLy could push out lanes and scout for his teammates, or push with them thanks to his flexibility. Between him and Aches, though, he rarely had to switch off of an SMG. In Round 2 Search & Destroy, he turned around a lagging series with a 13/5 KD. All he had to do was rush eUnited as his teammates fragged and smoked them out of cover.
Plays a faster and stronger SMG role
April 22, 2018
SiLLy showed off his new playstyle in a 3-0 win on Saturday of CWL Seattle.
ANALYSIS
While eUnited SiLLy played a more defensive and supportive role for the team, anchoring spawns and protecting Clayster's and Arcitys' flanks, EG SiLLy plays much different. Now he is once again playing a more aggressive that he's comfortable with. This was partly due to the fast-game Evil Geniuses played, often running triple SMGs to bully Team EnVyUs. The freedom to roam the map thanks to the set-up allowed SiLLy to pressure objectives and enemies, such as in Round 3 Capture the Flag. SiLLy was able to steal the flag in the fast of the map thanks to his quick thinking and wrapping behind Team EnVyUs as they engaged the rest of his team.
Lands with Evil Geniuses
April 12, 2018
SiLLy has been released from eUnited, but will join Evil Geniuses for the CWL Seattle Open, the organization announced on Thursday.
ANALYSIS
With NAMELESS and Enable out the door, Evil Geniuses opted to bring on a different flex player in the name of the much ostracized SiLLy. Often the scapegoat for any criticism pertaining to eUnited, SiLLy was the de-facto objective player and certified baiter, setting the stage for Clayster and Arcitys to slay for their team. SiLLy's expected to do the same role on a suddenly different Evil Geniuses squad, with Assault likely acting as the main slayer alongside Apathy, with Aches taking more command of the shotcalling. It'll be interesting to see whether this roster remains together following the CWL Seattle Open, as the abbreviated Rostermania window should be a bit more laxed upon the conclusion of the next major open event.
Anchors his team
April 7, 2018
SiLLy held his team's defenses in a 3-0 sweep of Rise Nation on Day 1 of the CWL Stage 1 Playoffs.
ANALYSIS
SiLLy has slowly adjusted to a more defensive role over the course of Stage 1, with this week showing the continued improvement of SiLLy. While not slaying out, he was able to give his team space by playing behind Prestinni to hold flanks and secure kills. This became exceptionally helpful in Round 1 Hardpoint where his ability to secure kills allowed him to get an early Scorestreak. These Scorestreaks would then help eUnited secure rotations in the mid-game.
Drops off from the map
April 2, 2018
SiLLy fell just slightly short in a 3-0 loss to Reckless in the Loser's Bracket of CWL Birmingham, slotting into 13th-16th place.
ANALYSIS
SiLLy and Prestinni were the SMG duo for eUnited, but neither of them were able to consistently lay down the pressure their team needed. Getting swept in only three round, SiLLy barely kept up with Reckless despite performing his role of pushing spawns. The lack of coordination from eUnited punished SiLLy's aggression, often leaving him out of position from his teammates, making him unable to trade or have his teammates help him. This was best seen in Round 2 Search & Destroy where SiLLy was unable to find early picks despite pushing the off-lane for his team.
Gets serious against Rise Nation
March 31, 2018
SiLLy let his inner competitive fire drive him and eUnited to an upset 3-0 sweep victory against Rise Nation on Day 1 of CWL Birmingham.
ANALYSIS
SiLLy didn't come out swinging early in the series against Rise Nation. In Round 1 Hardpoint he earned the least impressive KD of eUnited that round with 30/29 and only 38 seconds of hardpoint control time. However, thanks to previous events, the competitive fires of eUnited as a whole were lit, and eUnited were still able to clinch a Round 1 victory by a 110-point margin. SiLLy had a bad time in Round 2 Search & Destroy, where he also earned the worst KD of his team that round with 6/9, but his teammates, especially Clayster, were there to pick up the slack. SiLLy finally came online in Round 3 Capture the Flag, where he got the best KD of his team that round with 25/17, and by also scoring a flag capture, helped his team pull off what many thought was an unthinkable victory for eUnited over Rise Nation.
Protects the backline
March 22, 2018
SiLLy threw down with Splyce's frontline in a 3-0 win over Splyce on Thursday of the CWL Global Pro League Stage 1, Division B, securing CWL Stage 1 Playoffs seeding in the process.
ANALYSIS
While not playing as aggressively as Prestinni, SiLLy opened space for his team. Playing closer with Arcitys than with Prestinni, eUnited's other SMG player, SiLLy held his team's ground against Splyce's SMG. In Round 1 Hardpoint, this involved him simply slaying out with a devastating 41/30 KD that bullied Splyce out of points. But in Round 2 Search & Destroy, this involved covering Arcitys' flanks, such as in Game 10, when he was able to cut down Tommey attempting to tear Arcitys off of the map's high ground.
Strong last round in loss
March 15, 2018
SiLLy saved his best for last in the 3-1 loss to Luminosity Gaming on Day 1 of Week 3 of CWL Global Pro League, Stage 1.
ANALYSIS
For the majority of this match, SiLLy struggled to hang with an impressive Luminosity Gaming team. He had a middling Round 1 Hardpoint, where he was simply lost in the shuffle as Luminosity Gaming played well. He laid back behind Arcitys' ridiculous Round 2 Search & Destroy display, peppering in the final kill in Games 4 and 10. His poor section of the match came in Round 3 Capture the Flag, where he managed to squeak out just 10 measly kills in a round where they needed a quality third player behind Arcitys and Clayster. He did, however, have a strong Round 4 Hardpoint. He went 40/33, and was a big reason why they overcame a 93-33 deficit to take a lead in the middle of the round. His seven-kill streak, combined with Arcitys' eight-kill streak and Clayster's four-kill streak saw eUnited take control of the map and get into the driver's seat. Despite his strong play, eUnited could not stave off Luminosity, losing the round.
Falls behind
March 9, 2018
SiLLy strays behind his team in a 3-0 loss to FaZe Clan on Day 1 of CWL Atlanta.
ANALYSIS
SiLLy and eUnited still have fundamental problems they need to figure out. Not only can the team not slay, but they struggled to coordinate any kind of defense. SiLLy would try to press out with Prestinni in Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 2 Search & Destroy, but would refocus his efforts to defense in Round 3 Capture the Flag. However, without any consistent slaying from him or his teammates, eUnited couldn't manage a solid defense against the flexible FaZe Clan.
Strong finish to poor performance
February 14, 2018
SiLLy was awful for two rounds, and good for one, as eUnited were handily swept by
ANALYSIS
SiLLy had a performance to forget in both Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 2 Search & Destroy. Round 1 Hardpoint saw him unable to slay with Evil Geniuses, and it tanked their offense. On many occasions, it felt like every gunfight was a 4-vs-3 scenario, and it hurt eUnited's comeback chances immensely. He did, however, pivot to the Hardpoint and added 1:51 there. While that was big in getting them within shouting distance late in the round, they needed more kills to run with Evil Geniuses. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw Apathy kick it into another gear for Evil Geniuses, as he posted a 16/2 KD. There was no answer for him, as he had a hand in winning the first four games, let alone the kills he sprinkled in the others. SiLLy struggled to slay with him, yet again. His best round was Round 3 Capture the Flag was their best round, and that likely is not a coincidence. While it ended in an overtime defeat, he and Arcitys played well. They slayed well, and pushed the offense forward (SiLLy had the team's only flag cap). He will need to play like the third round going forward, if eUnited want to right their ship.
Lags behind in bad loss
February 8, 2018
SiLLy was hardly a factor in the sweep loss to FaZe Clan that finished off the Wednesday matches of the CWL Global Pro League, Stage 1.
ANALYSIS
SiLLy was bad in this match, from the beginning to the end. Round 1 Hardpoint saw eUnited get crushed 250-89, and SiLLy really struggled to do anything against FaZe Clan. He went 19/30 in the round, and was as bad as the statline suggests -- he got outclassed by FaZe Clan. Round 2 Search & Destroy was similarly bad for both SiLLy and eUnited. They lost 6-1, and SiLLy barely influenced in the match in a positive way. He was simply bad. Round 3 Capture the Flag saw eUnited play better, and barely lose in overtime, but SiLLy kept struggling. He went 15/23, continuing his run of getting outgunned by FaZe Clan. It was a forgettable match for him, and for FaZe Clan.
Starts off strong but peters out
February 7, 2018
SiLLy couldn't keep up the consistency during eUnited's 3-2 win over Splyce on Tuesday in Week 3 of the CWL Pro League Stage 1.
ANALYSIS
Round 1 Hardpoint was easily SiLLy's best round against Splyce, as he scored the best KD of his team at 30/18 and the most hardpoint control time of his team as well at 1:56. However, SiLLy struggled the rest of the series to keep up with his teammates. In Round 2 Search & Destroy, for instance, SiLLy just couldn't stay alive, dying his way to a paltry KD of 4/9. SiLLy went barely positive with a 23/22 KD during Round 3 Capture the Flag, and no flag captures to his name. SiLLy did not keep up with a renewed Splyce during Round 4 Hardpoint, going negative in KD with 31/32. Although eUnited wenton to win Round 5 Search & Destroy and the series overall, SiLLy barely broke even in KD that round with 4/4.
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