Decemate
Jacob Cato 
USA
G2
Teams with G2
October 25, 2018
Decemate will join G2 as the team begins the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 competitive season.
ANALYSIS
Arguably one of the most high-profile young players that was available in free agency, Decemate will join a handful of his former eRa teammates, Ricky and Blazt, on G2's latest foray into the competitive Call of Duty scene. Where he fits into the competitive hierarchy remains to be seen, as G2 is loaded with promise but likely faces an uphill battle in terms of high placings. Blazt, for his part, will likely provide a number of intricate Search and Destroy strats, and act as the second sub in what figures to be an aggressive meta thanks to the new 5-vs-5 rosters.
Free Agent
Released from EnVyUs
September 23, 2018
Decemate is a free agent heading into the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 competitive season.
ANALYSIS
Decemate will join Chino and Classic in the free agency pool after EnVyUs made the move to acquire Evil Geniuses championship-winning roster. The structure of the 2019 competitive season suggests Decemate, Chino, and Classic might team together once more if only to earn a spot in CWL Las Vegas, but it remains to be seen which organization will acquire the trio.
Solid fundamentals hampered by weak shots
August 18, 2018
Decemate couldn't make his presence felt in a 3-2 loss to Evil Geniuses on Day 4 of the 2018 Call of Duty World League Championships.
ANALYSIS
Filling a more supportive role for his team, Decemate struggled to give his team the extra push they needed to take the series over Evil Geniuses. He would have solid fundamentals in the first two maps of the series, Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 2 Search & Destroy, but his lackluster shots hampered Team EnVyUs when they couldn't force teamfights. In the first two rounds, Team EnVyUs' slower playstyle complimented Decemate's passive gameplay, allowing him to play for spawns and objectives while picking up kill in teamfights. In Round 4 Hardpoint, however, Evil Geniuses began to first 1-vs-1 fights by spreading across the map, where Decemate consistently faltered in those fights.
Leaned toward the objective in win
August 18, 2018
Decemate's production mostly came from the objectives throughout the 3-1 win over Ghost Gaming on Day 4 of the 2018 Call of Duty World League Championships, securing a spot in the winner's semifinal.
ANALYSIS
Decemate had some slaying issues in three of the four rounds of this win. Round 1 Hardpoint saw Decemate focus solely on the objective, as he went just 20/28, but amassed a whopping 1:50 on the objective. The lack of slaying hurt them in this round, though, as they were badly outslayed by Ghost Gaming. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw Chino and Classic do the heavy lifting, and Decemate found himself staying in a support-based role. Round 4 Hardpoint was a truly weird round for Decemate. He had a terrible start and was 9/16 at some point, but he was a constant and stable force on the objective. He ended up heating up down the stretch but still went 23/28 due to his slow start. He did, however, earn 2:50 on the objective. Round 3 Capture the Flag was his best round, by far, and it came after a middling first half. He blew up in that half and ended up leading the lobby with 18 kills in the round win.
Picks it up after slow start
August 17, 2018
Decemate left his slow start in the dust in the reverse sweep win over FaZe Clan on Day 3 of the 2018 Call of Duty World League Championships.
ANALYSIS
Decemate did not show up to this match until late in Round 2 Search & Destroy. Round 1 Hardpoint was ugly (16/25, with five seconds on the hill), and most of his second round performance was too, until they had their backs against the wall. He notched the final kills in Games 7 and 8, giving them a stay of execution. They ended up losing in nine games, however. Round 3 Capture the Flag saw him go a very solid 20/16, providing lockdown defense in the second half of the round. He was hardly a factor with the flag, but he stabilized the other side of the map, holding FaZe Clan to one cap in the second half of the 5-3 win. Round 4 Hardpoint was a rather ho hum win, as they won by around 100 points. Decemate was an aggressive player in the round, hitting the 25 kill plateau, and opening up the map so his teammates can comfortably sit on the objective. Round 5 Hardpoint saw Decemate take a leadership role for Team EnVyUs, pacing them early on. He ended up getting help from a red-hot Huke at the end of the round, and the duo finished off the reverse sweep.
Abundance of struggles in loss
August 16, 2018
Decemate struggled mightily throughout the sweep loss to UNILAD Esports on Day 2 of the 2018 Call of Duty World League Championships.
ANALYSIS
Decemate had an abundance of struggles in this one, and they lasted the entire match. Round 1 Hardpoint saw him limp to a 12/28 KD in the loss, as they were blown out, not even reaching 90 points. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw Team EnVyUs play really well, but they lost in 11 games, even even after a 5-4 lead, and Decemate was a non-factor. He had just two kills in the round. Round 3 Capture the Flag saw him continue to struggle, going just 8/23 in the loss. There was not much to take away from this for Decemate; it was simply a bad showing.
Conquers in respawns
July 5, 2018
Decemate tore through Red Reserve in a 3-2 loss on Thursday of the CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
Decemate, much like Huke, had the skill to land kills but he wasn't able to land key kills across the whole series. However, he was still essential in Round 2 Search & Destroy and Round 3 Capture the Flag, both rounds where he turned around the game with Chino. In Round 2 Search & Destroy, Decemate was able to land his full suite of Scorestreaks in Game 10 after getting a bomb defuse and a five killstreak. With three Scorestreaks, Game 11 was a cinch as Decemate burned all his utility to zone Red Reserve. He would also go on an absolute tear in the second half Round 3 Capture the Flag by ending the round with a double positive KD by playing with Chino to bully Red Reserve at close-range.
Shreds in the early game
July 3, 2018
Decemate rallied his team in a 3-0 loss to Team Kaliber on Tuesday of the CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
Decemate gave Team EnVyUs a fighting chance after an extraordinarily lackluster early game. The start of Round 1 Hardpoint saw Team EnVyUs lag behind their opponents by nearly 50 points by the first Docks Warehouse Hardpoint. Thankfully, Decemate was there to give his team a fighting chance by taking advantage of the slower players in Team Kaliber. Landing an unbelievable 35/16 KD by the second Docks Warehouse, Decemate slew his opponents' SMGs on Hardpoints in close-range combat. He would, however, be unable to maintain this momentum despite having full Scorestreaks as Team EnVyU's poor map control saw him constantly bounced around the map.
Hero play in Round 1
June 29, 2018
Decemate was key to the Round 1 win, but struggled more often than not in the 3-2 loss to Echo Fox on Day 3, Week 3 of Division A of CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
Decemate's best stretch of this entire match came at the end of Round 1 Hardpoint. In the midst of their impressive comeback, Decemate was lights out. He netted kill after kill after kill, mopping up Hardpoint time and preventing Echo Fox from getting to that 250 mark. He never did reach those heights again in this match, however, struggling through two blowout losses in Round 2 Search & Destroy (6-0 loss) and Round 3 Capture the Flag (5-1 loss). Even in their Round 4 Hardpoint win, a round that housed an eerily similar comeback performance from them, Decemate was more of a support player throughout the comeback, rather than a leading man. He struggled to do much of anything in Round 5 Search & Destroy, as they fell to Echo Fox in 10 games.
Key part of win
June 27, 2018
Decemate was one of the driving forces behind Team EnVyUs' 3-1 win over FaZe Clan on Day 1, Week 3 of Division A of CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
Decemate struggled in just one round: Round 2 Search & Destroy. They won three games in the round, but outside of that they struggled mightily against FaZe Clan in the round. The rest of Decemate's (and Team EnVyUs') performance was excellent, however. Round 1 Hardpoint saw him have an incredible finish to the round, rattling off 11 straight kills to get them to the 250 mark. He was the focal point of their run after they turned a 164-141 lead into a 250-142 win. Round 3 Capture the Flag saw him, Classic and Huke put together a strong three-headed slaying attack that saw them stifle the scrappy FaZe Clan offense in the 3-2 win. Round 4 Hardpoint was a rather easy one, as they led early and were one step ahead of every FaZe Clan push. He finished this win off with a strong 29/17 and 1:30 on the objective.
Falls into an awkward situation
June 16, 2018
Decemate tried to rebound a rough Search & Destroy in a 3-0 loss to OpTic Gaming on Friday at CWL Anaheim.
ANALYSIS
Decemate was caught in a difficult position during this series. Round 2 Search & Destroy quickly spiraled out of control as Decemate found himself continually out of position and forced into 1-vs-2 fights. While he would attempt to clutch these uneven teamfights, Decemate was never able to find the correct positioning against the veterans in OpTic Gaming. Despite this, he was still able to get the best KD out of his team that round, helping the secure at least a few games in a map loss. He tried to carry his momentum into Round 3 Capture the Flag by landing a strong, early push. However, a lack of map control allowed OpTic Gaming to spawn in from behind and flank him before he could pull the flag.
Overcomes slow start in win
May 25, 2018
Decemate did not have the best start, but played well overall in the 3-1 win over Echo Fox on Day 3, Week 2, of CWL Global Pro League, Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
Round 1 Hardpoint saw Decemate struggle a little bit. He did not slay particularly well, as his 23 kills were lowest on the team, and he paired it with 25 deaths. He did add 51 seconds on the objective, in a round that needed every second of Hardpoint time to win it. Overall, Classic and Chino led the way for the most part, with Decemate filling in the gaps behind them. Round 2 Search & Destroy was better, as Team EnVyUs cruised to a 6-1 win. All four players were good, as one would imagine in such a dominant win. Round 3 Capture the Flag saw him play very well despite the loss. His 18 kills were tied for the most on the team, and he had both of his team's flag caps. He also made a late run to give them the lead but was cut down by Temp. Round 4 Hardpoint saw all four members of Team EnVyUs play well; they each had between 21 and 24 kills, as Team EnVyUs outslayed Echo Fox for the majority of the round. Decemate had 23 kills, but was also a monster on the objective, netting 2:39 of Hardpoint time, easily leading the lobby.
Unremarkable in loss
May 24, 2018
Decemate failed to make any impact with a 66/72 KD in a 3-1 loss to Red Reserve on Wednesday of the CWL Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
Decemate faded into the background noise of each round as he struggled to make any impact on the larger game. While far from a bad series, Decemate looked stiff against Red Reserve. Most maps saw Decemate picking up a supportive role as he attempted to hold spawns. However, in Round 2 Search & Destroy he attempted to play a scouting role for his team. This role shift didn't change Decemate's overall performance in the series.
Makes up for slow start
May 24, 2018
Decemate started slow but ended strong in the sweep win over Team Kaliber on Day 2, Week 2, of CWL Global Pro League, Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
Round 1 Hardpoint was easily Decemate's worst round, though it started off well. He flew out of the gates, pacing Team EnVyUs in the early stages. However, he faded quickly, and ended up really limping to the end of the round, going just 22/29. He picked it up for the last rounds, though. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw him play a big role in the win, netting the final kill in Games 10 and 11 as they outlasted Team Kaliber. Round 3 Capture the Flag saw him play extremely well, netting a joint lobby-high 22 kills, as well as the team's first flag cap. He was one of the driving forces in the round win, and a big reason why they were able to hold off Team Kaliber to complete the sweep.
Strong respawn slayer in loss
May 18, 2018
Decemate had strong slaying performances in the respawn rounds of the 3-2 loss to Evil Geniuses on Day 3 of Week 1 of CWL Global Pro League, Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
Decemate had nice slaying performances in the respawn rounds of this loss. Round 1 Hardpoint saw he and Huke do all of the heavy lifting for Team ENVyUs, as both of them hit the 30-kill plateau. Their teammates really struggled, however, as neither of them hit the 20-kill mark. They were, as a team, outslain by Evil Geniuses, and it hurt every comeback attempt they made. Round 3 Capture the Flag and Round 4 Hardpoint were their two round wins, and Decemate played well in each. He played well both offensively (two flag caps) and defensively in Round 3. He was not in the spotlight, but he was a very consistent player and his strong slaying was a big reason why Evil Geniuses' offense was so anemic. The fourth round was similar: Team EnVyUs played well as a whole, and Decemate was a quiet but steady player for them. Round 5 Search & Destroy was a disaster for Team EnVyUs, however, as they did not win a game in the 6-0 loss.
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