Thomas Haly 
Rise Nation
Improves in the second series
June 18, 2018
TJHaLy showed up in the second series of the Grand Finals win at CWL Anaheim, winning the first series 3-1 and the second series 3-1.
TJHaLy had some minor problems in the first series as he struggled to play against Red Reserve's spawn control and to slay out. However, he was able to flip this around in the second series. As fatigue set into Red Reserve's line-up, TJHaLy was able to force the Europeans into poor gunfights such as in the second Round 2 Search & Destroy. The young master of Search & Destroy was able to rush down Red Reserve's weak gunplay to pick off players in 1-vs-1's. Despite his successes in Search & Destroy, TJHaLy generally had problems keeping even in respawn rounds.
More good than bad in win
June 16, 2018
TJHaLy was excellent after the first round of the 3-1 win over Luminosity Gaming on Day 1 of CWL Anaheim.
Round 1 Hardpoint was not particularly positive for Rise Nation as a whole, or for TJHaLy on an individual level. Rise Nation held on for the first half of the match as it was back and forth for a while. Luminosity would run away with it, though, as their slaying advantage finally gave them a big lead. The rest of this match was easily won by Rise Nation, however, and TJHaLy was a big part of that. He was excellent in every game of the 6-0 Round 2 Search & Destroy win - he paced their attack, leading them to a decisive win. Round 3 Capture the Flag was a 2-1 win for them, but they routinely outslayed Luminosity. They went into the second half with a 2-0 lead, and their slaying shut down Luminosity for nearly the entire half. TJHaLy was a solid piece of the puzzle, as his 24 kills made him a key part of the three-headed slaying attack alongside Gunless and SlasheR. Round 4 Hardpoint put the nail in the coffin, as they coasted to a 250-100 win, never really facing much pressure from Luminosity. TJHaLy continued his solid run, netting 23 kills in the easy win.
Gives only a strong start
June 15, 2018
TJHaLy scored a hot start in a 3-0 loss to Team Kaliber on Friday of CWL Anaheim.
TJHaLy did well in Round 1 Hardpoint, but little anywhere else. The hot start from TJHaLy did help Rise Nation keep the first map close, but in the end neither him or his teammates could clutch the map win. This caused a bit of a downward spiral for Rise Nation as Team Kaliber used the win to cause a lightning-fast Round 2 Search & Destroy. TJHaLy would even out in Round 3 Capture the Flag, but he could do little against a fiery opponent.
Consistent force in easy win
June 8, 2018
TJHaLy was very consistent in the sweep win over OpTic Gaming on Day 3, Week 4, of CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
TJHaLy was a very consistent performer for Rise Nation. Both of his respawn round performances (Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 3 Capture the Flag) saw him net 21 kills and provide solid contributions on the objective (1:01 in the first round, and a flag cap in the third round). In between that, he was a driving force in the Round 2 Search & Destroy win, as he was a strong second man to Gunless' incredible 13 kill effort. All three rounds were won with ease, as Rise Nation won 250-74 in Round 1, 6-1 in Round 2, and 5-2 in Round 3. Overall it was a dominating performance from Rise Nation, and a strong and consistent individual showing from TJHaLy.
Splits Mindfreak into two
June 6, 2018
TJHaLy cut apart Mindfreak in a 3-1 win on Wednesday of the CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
TJHaLy did what he was brought on to do: rush. Using an SMG, TJHaLy ran around the map attempting to pin down Mindfreak into a corner. He was mostly effective at this in Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 4 Hardpoint thanks to the maps, Valkyrie and Ardennes Forest respectively. Ardennes Forest has become infamous as a Rise Nation staple thanks mainly to TJHaLy's ability to rush mid-map and take control of spawns. This series was no different. Valkyrie, however, saw TJHaLy having to experiment slightly with his movement due to the map's size. Focusing his control around mid-map, he was able to push lanes at ease while never going to far away from his teammates.
Dominates the early game
May 31, 2018
TJHaLy pulled together a solid early game in a 3-2 loss to eUnited on Thursday of the CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
TJHaLy struggled to make his presence felt in a tight late game. However, he was able bully eUnited around early into the series. Round 1 Hardpoint saw TJHaLy still map and spawn control on the first rotation to Ruins by landing a triple kill over in mid-map. Because of those kills, Rise Nation was able to build an insurmountable lead that carried the team late into the round. Similarly, TJHaLy gave another strong performance by holding mid-map in Round 2 Search & Destroy, making sure to watch corners and lanes to score early picks. While he didn't drop killstreaks, he found the essential kills that swung rounds.
Mostly good in win
May 31, 2018
TJHaLy had more good than bad in the 3-1 win over Luminosity on Day 2, Week 3 of CWL Global Pro League, Stage 2.
TJHaLy only had one round where he did not contribute: Round 3 Capture the Flag. In their only round loss, he went 18/25. He struggled to slay with Luminosity, as Luminosity's defense was nearly perfect and their offense was just enough to keep the match going. Round 1 Hardpoint saw him dominate the kill feed, netting 34 kills and leading the lobby. His strong slaying was a key part in the win; it helped open up the objective for himself and his teammates. He did good work on the objective as well, netting 1:18 there. He was simply a strong two-way player that helped pace the team. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw him struggle early on but have a strong late game showing. He ended up with double-digit kills and five first bloods in the 10-game win. Round 4 Hardpoint was not the best slaying round for him, as he went just 22/27, but he helped get them to a win with a strong 1:57 on the objective. He also made some strong defensive stands to keep their lead and get the win.
Plays his normal self
April 23, 2018
TJHaLy burned through Evil Geniuses' limp defenses in a double grand finals victory to claim the CWL Seattle Championships, winning the first game 3-1 and the second game 3-0.
TJHaLy just did his normal tactics of rushing around the map and slaying out. Of course, it helped to have players like Gunless and SlasheR to help confirm kills as well. TJHaLy had only one rough round in the first Round 1 Hardpoint on Saint Marie Du Monte due to Evil Geniuses having built special strategies for the map. In the first Round 2 Search & Destroy, TJHaLy found his footing as he was able to take on Evil Geniuses alongside Loony by playing a surprisingly slow game. From then on, the pace of the game only picked up thanks to TJHaLy's gameplay. He dashed across the map hunting for kills, though also making sure never to stay out of sight of his teammates SlasheR and Gunless. This tactic allowed TJHaLY to shred on the first Round 4 Hardpoint as they could easily cover each other in fights.
Versatile performance in win
April 22, 2018
TJHaLy contributed in multiple ways to the sweep win over eUnited in the loser's bracket final of CWL Seattle, on the third day of the tournament.
Round 1 Hardpoint was not a strong slaying round from him, but he did a lot on the objective to overcome that. His teammates did the lion's share of the slaying, and he was able to lap up the objective time while his teammates - namely SlasheR and Gunless - cleared the map. It was a solid combination and one that saw them run away with the round early on. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw him put together a strong round as he does often. He had double-digit kills in the round, giving them a consistent slaying threat. He got the final kill in Game 4 and 9, the latter winning the round. He had a great first half in Round 3 Capture the Flag and kept that up through the second half. His 20 kills were second on his team, and his two flag caps led them. He was a strong two-way player and was a big reason why they secured a spot in the Grand Final.
Struggles in respawn
April 21, 2018
TJHaLy had a hard time in the respawn rounds in the 3-2 loss to FaZe Clan on Day 1 of CWL Seattle.
TJHaLy saw some real struggles in this match, especially in the three respawn rounds. He had three sub-1.00 KD's in the three respawns. He had 30 deaths in each Hardpoint round and had a 12/21 KD in Round 3 Capture the Flag. Round 5 Search & Destroy saw him struggle as well, although he was hardly alone in that - they lost 6-1 and were ran over by FaZe Clan. Round 2 Search & Destroy was his best round, as he played a solid support role behind a strong game from Gunless. Overall, TJHaLy saw his fair share of struggles in this one but is more than capable of putting this behind him as the tournament rolls on.
Wounds his oppenents with flanks
April 20, 2018
TJHaLy failed to flank and pressure Echo Fox in a 3-2 loss on Friday of CWL Seattle.
TJHaLy adapted to the new meta well, but he struggled to coordinate with his teammates outside of respawn rounds. TJHaLy played his usual free-roaming self, though this would accidentally cause problems in Round 2 and Round 5 Search & Destroy. In Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 3 Capture the Flag, however, he was a dominant force. His lightning-fast speed allowed him to cut off his opponents' rotations before they could fully set up, though he always made sure not to push out too far and throw off his team's spawns. His tight balancing act allowed Rise Nation to have a firm control over the map and solid awareness of their targets.
Gets lost in the chaos
April 8, 2018
TJHaLy fell apart in close-range battles in a 3-2 tournament knockout loss to Red Reserve on Day 2 of the CWL Stage 1 Playoffs.
TJHaLy had his hands full playing against Red Reserve's Joee and Joshh, mainly because they didn't play fair. Joee and Joshh constantly flanked, leaving TJHaLy in the awkward position of being unable to fight Red Reserve's frontline players. Despite this, he still found moments of glory. In the first half of overtime in Round 3 Capture the Flag, TJHaLy got a miraculous flag capture in under a minute by getting through Red Reserve's streaks thanks to a four killstreak. The flag capture and the kills also gave TJHaLy Scorestreaks to shut down Red Reserve's counter in the second half.
Flanks to open up map in loss
April 7, 2018
TJHaLy tried to open up the map for his team only to end with a 3-0 loss to eUnited on Day 1 of the CWL Stage 1 Playoffs.
TJHaLy, as Rise Nation's main engagement, had a very rough series. While he was able to brawl with eUnited's SMGs, he had much hard time fighting eUnited's ARs. This was largely because eUnited ran two rifles in Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 2 Search & Destroy, which allowed them to play a long-range game that TJHaLy simply wasn't adapted for. For example, in Round 2 Search & Destroy on Sainte Marie Du Mont, TJHaLy's insistence on rushing restaurant, leading him to keep getting caught by Prestinni.
Clutches Round 2 Search & Destroy
April 2, 2018
TJHaLy brought a win in one map in a 3-1 loss in the Loser's Final at CWL Birmingham, placing Rise Nation in 3rd place.
TJHaLy's aggression and smarts will always assist Rise Nation. He would struggle in respawn rounds, due solely to how aggressively Splcye were playing, but TJHaLy was able to rebound in Round 2 Search & Destroy on Sainte Maire Du Mont. Once again playing oddball tactics, TJHaLy rushed mid-map to find kills and to secure the Restaurant. This worked in certain rounds, but Splyce was also prepared for this after TJHaLy's series against them earlier that day. However, he was still able to sneak enough kills to secure an Artillery Scorestreak that clinched a Game 11 by shutting down Bomb B.
Pulls out strange strats
April 2, 2018
TJHaLy played risky to secure a 3-0 sweep over Splyce in the Winner's Bracket Semifinal on Sunday of CWL Birmingham.
TJHaLy continues to surprise as he brought out some interesting tactics this series. He was most noticeable in Round 2 Search & Destroy on Sainte Marie Du Mont where he was able to shut down a Splyce sweep by being his typical aggressive self. He refused to play normal rotations to the B bombsite, instead of rushing down mid-map and through Resturant to find some kills, such as in Game 5. His fast playstyle even allowed him to take the upper balcony over Bomb B while on playing defense in Game 6. Securing these key power positions were key in Rise Nation's victory in Round 2.
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