Gunless
Peirce Hillman 
Canada
Rise Nation
Plays everything and more as CWL Anaheim MVP
June 18, 2018
Gunless devastated Red Reserve in a double Grand Finals victory, losing the first series 3-1 and winning the second series 3-1, to win CWL Anaheim and the title of Rise Nation's MVP.
ANALYSIS
Gunless can simply do it all. From close-range to long-range, fast or slow, there's nothing Gunless can't succeed at in terms of gunfights. Simply put, he was the big reason that Rise Nation was able to be crowned champions of CWL Anaheim. In the first series, Gunless struggled to make much use of his gun skills. This was largely because Red Reserve played for spawns rather than teamfights. However, this meant Red Reserve excelled at Hardpoint and struggled in Search & Destroy, a weakness Gunless took full advantage of. Red Reserve also struggled to keep pace with Gunless' aggression, leading to him dominating the second series with consistent double and triple kills.
Overcame slow start in win
June 16, 2018
Gunless heated up after a slow start to the 3-1 win over Luminosity Gaming on Day 1 of CWL Anaheim.
ANALYSIS
Gunless overcame a slow start to put in a good overall performance in this match. Round 1 Hardpoint was won pretty handily by Luminosity, and Gunless had a hard time keeping up with them. He went just 20/31, as Luminosity dominated the kill feed and the objective. He was a solid support player in the 6-0 Round 2 Search & Destroy win and put together two excellent slaying rounds in Round 3 Capture the Flag, and Round 4 Hardpoint, two rounds that were won on the back of an impressive slaying display by all of Rise Nation. Gunless really came alive after the first round, and his slaying prowess was integral to the win.
Fails to secure fights
June 15, 2018
Gunless tried to rebound his team in a 3-0 loss to Team Kaliber on Friday of CWL Anaheim.
ANALYSIS
Gunless had a tough match in Team Kaliber. Team Kaliber had every type of battle on lockdown, making it difficult for Gunless to flex from position to position. This became immediately clear in Round 2 Search & Destroy as Team Kaliber had a hot start. Neither Gunless nor Rise Nation could muscle their way through Team Kaliber's offense. It wasn't until Gunless took to flanking in Round 3 Capture the Flag that Rise Nation found any margin of success.
Excellent in easy win
June 8, 2018
Gunless was dominant in the sweep win over OpTic Gaming on Day 3, Week 4 of CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
Gunless had a strong performance in the sweep win over OpTic Gaming. Round 1 Hardpoint saw both Rise Nation and Gunless get out to a hot start, as they won 250-74, in large part due to Gunless. He was unstoppable in the round, slaying seemingly at will. He went 27/13, and had a whopping 2:10 on the objective. He was all over the map, and was a driving force behind the win. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw him put together a similarly strong slaying performance. He had 13 kills in the 6-1 win, netting the final kill in Games 1, 6, and 7. Round 3 Capture the Flag saw them finish off OpTic Gaming in style, leading 3-0 at the half before winning 5-2. Gunless continued to slay with ease, going 22/16 with two flag caps in the impressive win.
Sticks to tired-and-true defense
June 6, 2018
Gunless kept close to his team in a 3-1 win over Mindfreak on Wednesday of the CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
Gunless didn't change much in this series. Instead, he stuck to what has worked for Rise Nation by playing close to his teammates, knowing he could easily outslay Mindfreak. Gunless' defensive game allowed Rise Nation to keep control of their spawns even during Mindfreak's scrappy fights, such as in Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 4 Hardpoint since the strong defense allowed Rise Nation to continually flood the hill. The tactic worked, except in Round 3 Capture the Flag. There, Gunless' heavy defense gave Mindfreak too much map control and allowed his opponent to set up strong pushes.
Loses his cool
May 31, 2018
Gunless got flustered against eUnited in a 3-2 loss on Thursday of the CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
In a surprising upset, Gunless was reverse-swept by his former teammates in eUnited due to a few key momentum shifts in the series. In the first two rounds, Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 2 Search & Destroy, Gunless dominated the maps with his extraordinary flex play, allowing him to pressure multiple angles in any situation. However, in Round 3 Capture the Flag Gunless' devil-may-care playstyle faltered in the face of Clayster's aggression. By Round 4 Hardpoint, Gunless struggled to engage on a slippery eUnited thanks to his flanks constantly being harassed. While he was still able to slay, he couldn't score key spawn kills in Round 4 Hardpoint o Round 3 Capture the Flag.
Some solid spots in win
May 31, 2018
Gunless had some nice moments in the 3-1 win over Luminosity on Day 2, Week 3 of CWL Global Pro League, Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
Gunless had some really bright moments in this one. Round 2 Search & Destroy was one of those bright moments. He was clutch throughout the round, coming up with final kills in Games 5, 6, and 9. He was key in getting them back into the round, and key to getting them up 2-0. He also had a strong start to Round 4 Hardpoint, and finished it off strongly too. He went 32/23 in the round, and paired it with 1:30 on the objective. He really led them for the vast majority of the round, helping them stay in it while Luminosity roared back to take a lead, and helped get them back out in front to finish it off. He was solid but unspectacular in the other two rounds, rounding out his performance.
Shatters enemy defenses
April 23, 2018
Gunless' flexibility once again dominated in a double grand finals win at the CWL Seattle Open, winning the first series 3-1 and the second 3-0 against Evil Geniuses.
ANALYSIS
Gunless had a slight stumble at first, but he was quick to recover. The first Round 1 Hardpoint on Saint Marie Du Monte was sloppy for Gunless as Evil Geniuses were able to out-rotate Rise Nation. This was mostly due to Evil Geniuses air-tight rotations from Lookout Post to Restaurant to Winery Lot that scored the team easy points. However, Gunless quickly rebounded in Round 2 Search & Destroy. Evil Geniuses tried to play a very slow game to throw him off, so Gunless played even slower. Running a BAR assault rifle, he was able to wall-bang Evil Geniuses out of cover, such as in Game 10. After that, the rest of the series was a breeze as Gunless melted with every weapon. His SMGs were vital in Round 4 Hardpoint and Round 2 Search & Destroy on Valkyrie due to Valkyrie being a heavy SMG map, while his flexibility helped him close out the second Round 3 Capture the Flag.
Strong respawn in win
April 22, 2018
Gunless had a very strong performance in the respawn rounds of the sweep win over eUnited during the loser's bracket final on Day 3 of CWL Seattle.
ANALYSIS
Gunless had excellent respawn rounds in this win. Round 1 Hardpoint saw him led the way for Rise Nation while eUnited were close, and helped saw him run away with the round in its latter half. His 29 kills led the lobby, as did his 2:32 on the objective. He was everywhere, and it got Rise Nation off on the right foot. He had a strong respawn round again in Round 3 Capture the Flag. He provided a strong defensive game in the first half of the round and helped carry the offense in the second half. His 23 kills were second in the lobby and first on the team - he played incredibly in both halves, and his slaying was key to getting his team to four flag caps. Round 2 Search & Destroy was his worst round, though he was not bad. He simply fell into a more support-heavy role.
Overcomes slow start
April 21, 2018
Gunless played well for the most part, but Rise Nation still fell 3-2 to FaZe Clan on Day 1 of CWL Seattle.
ANALYSIS
Gunless had a nice showing in this one, despite the slow start in Round 1 Hardpoint. He had a good start to that round, but he faded as FaZe Clan began to run away with it. He finished 27/32 in the round, with a minute on the objective. He picked it up with a strong Round 2 Search & Destroy in which he had double-digit kills in the ten game win. He was the leader of a strong Rise Nation performance in their first-round win. After falling to a 15/20 KD in the Round 3 Capture the Flag loss in which they lost a 1-0 lead with less than 30 seconds left, he went off in Round 4 Hardpoint. He had 34 kills in the round, leading the lobby, and pacing them in the slaying department from beginning to end. He had less than a minute on the hill, but his strong slaying opened up the map for his teammates multiple times. He had a nice start to Round 5 Search & Destroy, but they lost 6-1 and were dominated as a whole.
Fails to seal the win
April 21, 2018
Gunless played a sound game but whiffed important fights in a 3-2 loss to Echo Fox on Friday of CWL Seattle.
ANALYSIS
Gunless, predictably, has adapted well to the faster meta. The only thing he's currently lacking is some tighter coordination with his new teammates, SlasheR. Respawn rounds were dominated by Gunless' and SlasheR's ability to drop killstreaks seemingly at any moment. Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 3 Capture the Flag saw Gunless wrap around and behind Echo Fox with little problem. It was in Rounds 2 and 5 Search & Destroy that Rise Nation's lack of coordination came to light. Gunless struggled to prevent early deaths, leading him into uneven and awkwardly timed teamfights.
Slowly gets tilted in dramatic loss
April 8, 2018
Gunless slowly grew more and more irritated in his 3-2 loss to Red Reserve, dropping out of the Loser's Brackets on Day 2 of the CWL Stage 1 Playoffs.
ANALYSIS
Gunless' irritation with the series was evident late into the game when the camera cut to his scowling face after he lost Round 4 Hardpoint. Despite being one of the best flex players in the game, Gunless could do extraordinarily little against Red Reserve's flanks and even less to help his teammates. Both Loony and Methodz burned important plays, leaving Gunless alone in uneven fights. His breaking point was in Round 4 Hardpoint when Red Reserve made a massive 150-point comeback despite Gunless' early domination of the map. From then on, Rise Nation's coordination fell apart in Round 5 Search & Destroy as Gunless' slaying slowed down.
Flexes in a attempt to swing a win
April 7, 2018
Gunless tried to hold his team together in a 3-0 loss to eUnited on Day 1 of the CWL Stage 1 Playoffs.
ANALYSIS
Gunless was the only player to come out this series unscathed. His opponents, eUnited, came out hot thanks to their double AR set-up, allowing them to play from farther range than Rise Nation used to. And it was only because Gunless could flex between SMGs and ARs that allowed him to slay since he could quickly adapt to pressure eUnited's flanks. This was key in Rise Nation's comeback in Round 3 Capture the Flag on Flak Tower, where he could switch from close-range offense to long-range defense on a dime.
Unable to find a fitting role
April 2, 2018
Gunless's flexibility wasn't enough in a 3-1 loss to Splyce in the Loser's Final at CWL Birmingham, placing Rise Nation in 3rd place.
ANALYSIS
Gunless is still easily the best flex role in Call of Duty, but even he wasn't able to withstand a Splcye that had both home-field advantage and a hot streak. In every round, Gunless was easily Rise Nation's top slayer, even in the abysmal Round 4 Hardpoint. But what caused Rise Nation to lose the series was a few key fights. For example, early on in Round 1 Hardpoint Splyce was able to get Scorestreaks. And While Gunless was able to rebound his team, the Scorestreaks became crucial in shutting him out.
Pressures Splyce from multiple fronts
April 2, 2018
Gunless' flexibility out rotated Splyce in a 3-0 win in the Winner's Bracket Semifinal on Sunday of CWL Birmingham.
ANALYSIS
Gunless tore through Splyce early in the series thanks to his coordination and flexibility. Splyce voted for Round 1 Hardpoint on Valkyrie, a small map that heavily favors aggression and SMGs. But Gunless was more than able to take the fight to Splyce after they won a strong lead in the first set of rotations. Gunless took back control of the game by fighting Splyce on Hardpoints, scoring two six killsteaks and over two minutes and 30 seconds of hill time in the process. His aggression on objectives painted Splyce into a dangerous corner as their slaying slowed down.
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