Mindfreak
Australia
Doens't deliver a strong performance
June 6, 2018
Fighta was largely absent in a 3-1 loss to Rise Nation on Wednesday of the CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
Fighta didn't deliver much presence this series, even as Denz and Shockz gave a fantastic performance. Largely playing anchor, Fighta was in charge of keeping Mindfreak's spawns consistent across the series. While this worked in Round 1 Hardpoint, where Fighta was assisted by BuZZO, he struggled to keep up his role in subsequent rounds. This became especially relevant in Round 3 Capture the Flag and Round 4 Hardpoint where normal fights turned into scrappy brawls as Mindfreak had to flood objectives to contest the map. Playing fast and scrappy allowed Fighta to win Round 3 Capture the Flag, mainly due to a passive Rise Nation, but the tactic faltered in Round 4 Hardpoint.
Shows some strength against Rise Nation
June 6, 2018
Denz played a solid game in a 3-1 loss to Rise Nation on Wednesday of the CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
Denz may not have slayed as well as Shockz, but his presence was undeniable. The two of them were able to pressure Rise Nation into a corner, at times, but they weren't able to pull off the plays consistently in the series. Rounds like Round 2 Search & Destroy saw Denz struggle to make much impact due to a lack of coordination with his teammates, struggling to watch corners as Rise Nation rushed him. Weak map control also hurt Denz's assault in Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 4 Hardpoint as he was unable to continually challenge fights or hills.
Fails to melt through Rise Nation
June 6, 2018
Shockz tried to carry his team in a 3-1 loss to Rise Nation on Wednesday in the CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
Shockz once again showed he is one of the best players in the Oceanic region. Unfortunately, his slaying wasn't enough to carry his team against the titans that are Rise Nation. In Round 1 Hardpoint, Shockz did everything he could to pull his team a round win, landing a nearly double positive KD. But his inability to secures Scorestreaks at several points doomed Mindfreak's ability to secure the round. In subsequent rounds, he was assisted by Denz to push a defensive Rise Nation into a corner, such as in Round 3 Capture the Flag. By continually rotating around Rise Nation, Shockz and Denz slowly stole map control from their opponents until they could edge out a win.
Nearly swings a round
June 6, 2018
BuZZO couldn't make the comeback against Rise Nation in a 3-1 loss on Wednesday of the CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
BuZZO and Mindfreak had to outplay Rise Nation rather than outslay them. And while they had a solid gameplan, BuZZO struggled to enact it at points. In Round 1 Hardpoint this involved attempted to counter Rise Nation by flooding the point with players, thanks in part to BuZZO's spawn control. He wasn't able to get the most favorable spawns for his team, but he was able to secure spawn points near the point that helped Mindfreak organize pinches around hills. BuZZO himself would get a six killstreak in the final few moments of the round, but he was unable to continue slaying and controlling the map at the same time while Rise Nation pressured him.
Strong Search & Destroy in loss
June 6, 2018
Shockz struggled in the respawn rounds of the 3-1 loss to OpTic Gaming on Day 1, Week 4, of CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
Round 2 Search & Destroy was Shockz and Mindfreak's best round. It was the only round they won from OpTic, and it was a rather easy win; they were in control early, and they never took their foot off the gas. He, BuZZO and Denz were a strong trio, and they suffocated OpTic Gaming in the 6-3 win. His best stretch game in the middle of the round, as he had the final kill in Games 5, 6, and 7. The three respawn rounds were rather similar; he hovered just below a 1.00 KD, as Shockz and Mindfreak struggled to find any consistent slaying against OpTic. Outside of the strong Search & Destroy showing, Mindfreak lagged behind OpTic Gaming on the kill feed.
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Qualifies for 2017 CoD Champs
July 14, 2017
Mindfreak Black qualified for CoD Champs by advancing through the loser's bracket of the APAC Last Chance Qualifier.
ANALYSIS
Mindfreak Black was long expected to earn one of the three APAC spots for CoD Champs, but the controversy surrounding the club was whether the organization would be allowed to have two different teams compete at the tournament. It appears as though that will be the case, meaning the squad consisting of Hopey, Zepa, Setzyy and Swiftaz0r will stay under the Mindfreak brand for now.