Peirce Hillman 
Rise Nation
Absolutely tears in grand finals
March 11, 2018
Gunless decimated Red Reserve with bombshell gunplay in a 3-1 win in the CWL Atlanta grand finals.
Gunless came into a hot Red Reserve, and he left with the championship title. Gunless tore through Red Reserve, countering their strategies with smarts and pure strength. This is best seen in Round 4 Hardpoint on London Docks where Gunless dropped a massive 50/38 KD and outplayed a rebounding opponent. Gunless' versatility on SMGs allowed him to challenge hills early to gain spawn advantage. By the second set of rotations, he already had full Scorestreaks to put down Red Reserve once they began to retaliate. Not only this, his fast playstyle allowed him to steal spawns from Red Reserve by just blitzing them, such as during the second Barrel Warehouse hill.
Wild end to win
March 11, 2018
Gunless topped off a rather average performance with a wild end to the 3-1 win over Luminosity Gaming on Day 3 of CWL Atlanta to secure their spot in the grand final.
Round 1 Hardpoint was not good for anything Rise Nation related. They lost by around 100 points, and Luminosity handled the round from beginning to end. Gunless was no exception to their struggles -- it was simply a bad round all and all. Round 2 Search & Destroy was the opposite, as Rise Nation played a strong game as a team. They had plenty of first bloods, and were constantly in a good position to win each game. Methodz led them, and the rest played support for him. Round 3 Capture the Flag was an excellent, technical round. It was 1-0 Rise, and both teams played very smart, safe, defensive Call of Duty. Gunless went 17/18, which is far from exciting, but he did a solid job of providing defensive depth. Round 4 Hardpoint was a wild 250-240 win. There were kills flying in from both teams, and Gunless was no exception. He went 41/43 and was heavily involved in their rises and falls. He had a key break with Loony, which got them to the 230-mark and within reaching distance of their win.
Solid, vanilla, performance
March 11, 2018
Gunless was not a superstar, but he did a lot of good things in the 3-2 win over Team EnVyUs to secure them a spot in the winner's final on Day 3 of CWL Atlanta.
Gunless did not have a great start to the match against Team EnVyUs, and neither did Rise Nation as a team. They lost rather convincingly (250-149) and faced a lot of slaying problems. Team EnVyUs came out on fire, and Rise Nation had no answer for them. Gunless' 18 kills were joint highest on his team --which highlights how poor the slaying performance was for Rise. He paired it with 23 deaths, in a rather forgettable round for him and his team. Round 2 Search & Destroy and Round 3 Capture the Flag were much better showings for Rise. They won the second round with ease, winning in nine games. Gunless was an excellent second in command behind a classic Methodz performance. Gunless was a key part of the third round win. He had the first flag cap, getting escorted by basically the entire team, with less than 30 seconds on the objective. He was their best player in the first half and continued his strong play into the second. His 16 kills were second on the team, and he was the only Rise Nation member to come in with a KD ratio above 1.00. He helped stabilize a strong defense and kept Team EnVyUs off the board. Round 4 Hardpoint was a wild round. Gunless, alongside Methodz, dominated the early portion of the round and helped give them a huge lead. However, a ridiculous run by Huke and SlasheR ruined both his stat line (he finished 21/23) and forced a final round. That Round 5 Search & Destroy was similar to the other Search & Destroy round -- they won in nine games, and Methodz dominated.
Blinds Splyce with aggression
March 9, 2018
Gunless destroyed Splyce in a 3-2 win on Day 1 of CWL Atlanta.
This win was only made possible by Gunless' flex role. His versatility allowed him to play aggressively and continually challenge Splyce as he flipped between ARs and SMGs seamlessly. At any point, Gunless could poke from a distance or fight them face to face. But more important was how well he slayed. In Round 3 Capture the Flag, Gunless dropped a 28/12 KD that opened the map for his team to score five flag captures.
Unstoppable performance in sweep
March 2, 2018
Gunless had a terrifying showing, as Rise Nation swept OpTic Gaming to finish off Thursday's Week 6, CWL Global Pro League, Stage 1 matches.
Gunless got off to a hot start in Round 1 Hardpoint, and he kept his foot on the gas for the rest of the sweep victory. He had 14 kills before Rise Nation even hit the 100 point mark, leading them in kills and dictating the flow of the play. He hit the 30 kill mark as the team got 200 points, and ended up with a 34/19 KD, alongside 1:53 on the objective. He put the finishing touches on the 250-155 win with a Fighter Pilot that kept OpTic out of the objective, letting his team get the final seconds. He did the same in Round 2 Search & Destroy, going 7/1 through three games, getting 10 kills through four games, and 13 kills through six games. He slowed down after that, ending 15/5, but his strong start and presence thereafter was a huge deterrent for OpTic Gaming. Round 3 Capture the Flag completed the dominant win with an easy 4-0 round, and Gunless was a big part of that. He hit 10 kills before the first half ended, but his best play came after the second half began. He was a stalwart on defense, and had a hand in many defensive stands by Rise Nation.
Lots of good play in win
February 28, 2018
Gunless was a key part of the 3-1 win over eRa, on the first day of the sixth week of the CWL Global Pro League, Stage 1.
Gunless was a key part of Rise Nation's 3-1 win, especially in their first two respawn rounds. Round 1 Hardpoint saw him lead the pack for Rise Nation. He helped them overcome an early 32-0 deficit with a strong 12/6 beginning, parlaying that into a 28/19 finish. He was an excellent, steady performer during the see-saw round. Round 3 Capture the Flag saw Rise Nation put together an excellent defensive display. They shut down every lane imaginable, and eRa had no entryway towards the flag. Gunless' 17/15 KD was valuable on both ends of the map. He was fine in their only loss, Round 2 Search & Destroy, but he was hardly the strong player he was in round one or three. Round 4 Hardpoint was a rather easy win for Rise after a tough start, but Gunless struggled. He went 29/30, struggling to have any consistency in his gun play.
Solid performance in win
February 22, 2018
Gunless played well in the 3-2 win over Red Reserve, a match that closed the Wednesday matches of the CWL Global Pro League, Stage 1.
Gunless was relatively solid and consistent for Rise Nation, providing a stable force in their ranks. Round 1 Hardpoint started the match on the right foot both individually and as a team. They won, and Gunless was a strong slayer, notching 31 kills in the round. He also provided a solid 1:19 on the objective -- it was simply a strong round from Gunless in a rather simple win for Rise Nation. Gunless was good yet again in Round 2 Search & Destroy, pacing his team and getting the final kill in Games 2, 5, and 9. He was great, but Red Reserve were just better, and inched out a 10-game win. Round 3 Capture the Flag continued his strong play, with him providing kills in a 0-0, defensive first half, and getting one of the team's two flag caps in the second. He was good, and was a key reason why they won. His only bad round came in Round 4 Hardpoint, which was a total disaster from Rise Nation's point of view. They barely got to the 80-point mark in the round, as Red Reserve absolutely crushed them. It was a blowout, and Gunless really could not do anything about it. Round 5 Search & Destroy saw Gunless and Rise Nation win 6-1. Gunless paced his team early on, and helped put them out in front of Red Reserve.
Delivers versatile plays
February 21, 2018
Gunless played his role to stomp Mindfreak 3-0 on Week 5, Day 2 of the CWL Global Pro League, Division A.
Gunless isn't matching his glorious heights of his eUnited days, but he's getting close to them. He has been on a consistent streak of dominant games as he and his teams take turns to slay out their opponents. And for Gunless, that just means posting decent numbers. He covered forward flanks with TJHaLy to pressure the weaker gunplay of Mindfreak. Game 2 in Round 2 Search & Destroy saw Gunless drop a massive double kill over Bomb A, essentially holding the site by himself against Mindfreak.
Opens the map for his team
February 20, 2018
Gunless leads his team in devastating Team Kaliber in a 3-0 sweep on Week 5, Day 1 of the CWL Global Pro League, Division A.
Gunless blazes through the Team Kaliber, the dominant team in the CWL, thanks to his team's stronger slaying and superior strategies. Gunless's main strategy was to spread out and flank Team Kaliber, negating his opponent's roaming skills while also pinching them in uneven fights. This was best seen in Round 1 Hardpoint on Valkyrie, a map Team Kaliber purposely picked. The tight map was perfect for Gunless to flank behind Team Kaliber and allow him to flip spawns, such as in a key fight in the second Ventilation Room Hardpoint where he scored a double kill.
Provides some much-needed support
February 2, 2018
Gunless supported Rise Nation's domination in a splendid 3-2 win over Team Kaliber on Day 6 of Stage 1 CWL Pro League.
TJHaLy was only able to pull off his monumental series win thanks to Gunless. While TJHaLY was making the plays, it was Guness making the calls and securing TJHaLy's gains. This was best seen in Round 3 Capture the Flag and Round 5 Search & Destroy. After TJHaLy went hard in the first half, Gunless helped him retreat to the base by covering his flanks with his strong, snappy shots. Gunless was able to play around Team Kaliber in Round 5 by either shooting for strong blitzes onto Bomb B or securing for high ground. The strategy worked as Gunless was able to pressure Team Kaliber from multiple fronts, such as in Game 11.
In the background in win
February 1, 2018
Gunless had his moments in the spotlight, especially in the last, but was typically providing support in the sweep win over Echo Fox on the CWL Global Pro League Stage 1 Wednesday match.
Gunless fell into a support role for the majority of the rather easy win over Echo Fox on Wednesday. Rise Nation got off to a fast start in Round 1 Hardpoint, and they held that lead throughout the round, despite Echo Fox making big pushes at multiple points. Gunless was mostly average from start to finish, finishing with a 22/25 KD, and just 34 seconds on the objective. It was far from a top-tier performance, but he was fine in the background. TJHaLy did the heavy lifting in Round 2 Search & Destroy, with Methodz slightly behind him. Gunless did not show up on the final kill cam, but he provided solid support while those two were aggressive and shifting map control. His best round came in the defensive Round 3 Capture the Flag. Neither team got off to a hot start, with Rise Nation just barely getting a flag pull at the end of the first half. It ended up going into overtime. Gunless had a huge moment in both overtime halves, the first was a pair of kills that kept the flag alive, while a Looney kill enabled him to return the other flag; it was a great dual effort. He also had a nice use of the Fighter Pilot that stopped an Echo Fox run and basically ended the round.
Strong end to sweep
January 25, 2018
Gunless had a good performance that was capped with an excellent final round in the sweep win over Mindfreak, putting them at a 3-0 record in the CWL Global Pro League, Stage 1, on Wednesday.
Gunless started off Round 1 Hardpoint strongly as a key cog in the three-headed attack with Loony and Methodz. Those three created a well-rounded team that stifled Mindfreak. They won every gunfight they needed to, and won the round easily. Gunless did not keep up the pace of his early round performance, but he had a good round overall. Gunless had a trio of big kills in Round 2 Search & Destroy. He got the final kill in Game 2 (putting them up 2-0) Game 7 (which stopped a four-game losing streak for Rise Nation) and Game 10 (to force a Game 11). He came up huge for Rise Nation when they needed him too. Round 3 Capture the Flag was another dominant display by Rise, as they shut out Mindfreak. It was an impressive defensive effort, as Mindfreak hardly even sniffed a flag cap. Gunless had his best round of the match in this one, going 22/14 and opening up the scoring with the first flag cap for his team, and notching double-digit kills in the first half en route to a well-rounded and complete round performance.
Plays a shaky, but strong game
January 24, 2018
Gunless makes misplays and clutches in a 3-2 win over Red Reserve on Day 2 of Stage 1 CWL Pro League.
Gunless has fit in comfortably with Rise Nation, but there are still some rough spots to fix. Mainly, Gunless was off tempo with the rest of his team. He would still dominate in classic Gunless fashion with consistent double and triple kills on Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 5 Search & Destroy, but Round 2 Search & Destroy and Round 3 Capture the Flag saw him make some severe missteps. For example, in Round 3 Capture the Flag Gunless let Red Reserve run right past him while checking a corner Methodz was already holding. He'd make up for this in Round 5 Search & Destroy with a dominant six-kill streak by Game 4 that easily handed his team the round.
Does it all in Capture the Flag
January 24, 2018
Gunless was key to preventing a comeback of Vitality during Rise Nation's 3-0 sweep on Tuesday during Stage 1 of the CWL Pro League.
Gunless didn't have the best of rounds during Round 1 Hardpoint -- his KD barely positive at 26/23 -- but he and Methodz still managed to help Rise Nation put Vitality squarely into the 100-point club that round. Gunless was again lackluster during Round 2 Search & Destroy as well, only scoring a 5/3 KD. Gunless had his chance at fame in Round 3 Capture the Flag, where he scored two flag captures for Rise Nation, putting any hopes of a miraculous comeback for Vitality to rest. He didn't just land caps, as he also scored an impressive 21/16 KD to seal Rise Nation's 3-0 sweep.
Struggles to catch up
January 15, 2018
Gunless failed to make significant impact in a key losers' final series in his 2-3 loss to Luminosity Gaming on Day 3 of CWL New Orleans.
The controversial trade to Rise Nation paid off in spades for the team, but it seemed questionable here. Gunless just flat out struggled to build the momentum he has become famous for. While he in no way sacked his team, he was easily out-shined by Loony, Methodz, and TJHaly. For example, in Round 5 Search & Destroy Gunless was often by himself and across map from his team, making him unable to trade picks in a fight. Gunless did best in Round 1 Hardpoint thanks to some early double kills that helped hand early rotations to his teammates. But largely he would sit back and hold spawns for his team.
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