Jiri Masalin 
Houston Outlaws
Still limited by Jake
April 16, 2018
Though Houston is improving LiNkzr still cant perform at optimal levels evidenced in the Houston Outlaws' 3-2 loss to the New York Excelsior.
LiNkzr has the ability to play any hero at a very high level and, although Jake has been expanding his hero pool its still not good enough to enable LiNkzr to shine. Though he has had to play Tracer significantly less, LiNkzr is still drawing heat from the opposing team rather than splitting focus with Jake. Though his decision to play Mei on certain occasions hasn't helped his situation, LiNkzr needs some help trying to carry this team.
Outdone by Carpe
April 16, 2018
LiNkzr was bested by Carpe in their ongoing duels as the Houston Outlaws lost their series against the Philadelphia Fusion 3-2.
LiNkzr, lauded as the best counter-sniper in the Overwatch League was trounced by Carpe. Though he only got to engage in a Widowmaker duel on Ilios, the end result was not pretty. LiNkzr looked flat while his opponent was red hot. Hopefully as Jake expands his hero pool, LiNkzr will be free to flex more often.
Trapped on Tracer
April 9, 2018
LiNkzr spent a lot of his time on Tracer as opposed to some of his better heroes as the Houston Outlaws dropped their series against the Boston Uprising 4-0.
LiNkzr is still the driving force behind the success of the Outlaws and is still hindered by Jake's limited hero pool. While he is clearly the best Tracer the team has at the moment, until LiNkzr can be freed up to play the heroes that Houston needs, expect the road ahead to be rough.
The lynchpin of Houston
April 6, 2018
LiNkzr continued to be the heart and soul of the Houston Outlaws as the team bested the London Spitfire 3-2.
LiNkzr's performance is often the number-one determining factor in Houston's overall success. He was still forced to play Tracer throughout the match, but his swaps onto Widowmaker and McCree were often the reason the Outlaws secured an objective or won the map entirely.
Absolutely pops off in win
March 24, 2018
LiNzr was the driving force behind the Houston Outlaws' 3-1 win over the Seoul Dynasty on Thursday.
During the Outlaws most recent rough patch, LiNkzr has been a bit worse for wear. Against Seoul, however, he was very much on top of his game. It didn't matter what hero he was on, as he decimated the Dynasty with each one. This was no truer than his Widowmaker that lit up the kill feed on Watchpoint: Gibraltar. It was as if Seoul was in "big head" mode with how easily LiNkzr was finding picks. They may be out of playoff contention for this Stage, but you can bet that Houston will be back in the thick of things if he can keep this up.
Loses showdown with Babybay
March 19, 2018
LiNkzr has fallen far from Stage 1 where people were pegging him to contest Fleta for Season 1 MVP as the Houston Outlaws drop 3-1 to the San Francisco Shock.
LiNkzr has been forced to try and do it all over the Outlaws' last few series. Usually able to match up with the best of the best in the Overwatch League, LiNkzr having to pick up Jake's slack has certainly dulled his edge. Unless the Outlaws can find a new partner for LiNkzr, he will likely be relegated to Tracer for most matches.
Bested by KariV
March 14, 2018
LiNkzr seemed a bit off in the Houston Outlaws' 4-0 loss to the Los Angeles Valiant.
LiNkzr spent an inordinate amount of time on Widowmaker, sometimes switching off to Genji or Tracer. His flick picks came up clutch on several occasions, but he couldn't keep consistent and was eventually focused down as Jake rarely warranted any attention from the Valiant.
Picking up the slack
March 4, 2018
LiNkzr was doing his best to carry his team in the Houston Outlaws 3-2 loss to the Philadelphia Fusion on Thursday.
Whereas Jake was having an off night, LiNkzr was bringing his A-game. Sticking mostly to hitscan heroes, LiNkzr ultimately resorted to running Widowmaker as he tried to save his team. In his finest moment, he reeled off two quick picks on the Philadelphia supports to force the Fusion into a reset.
Heart and soul of Houston DPS
February 25, 2018
LiNkzr was a sight to see in the 4-0 victory over the Boston Uprising on Saturday.
LiNkzr busted out a new strategy on King's Row attack featuring a hyper-aggressive Doomfist that literally knocked the entire Boston team off of the first control point and gave his team the time they needed to hop on the point themselves and set up a defensive front. This was repeated with the same success even when Boston knew to expect it. Not only was LiNkzr impressive on Doomfist, he also busted out a Hanzo and impressed everyone with his amazing accuracy and impressive game sense.
Shuts down London with Widowmaker
February 24, 2018
LiNkzr's key plays on Widowmaker helped solidify a big 3-2 victory over London on Thursday night.
LiNkzr sometimes goes under the radar compared to Jake but his contributions are exceptional nonetheless, including his Widowmaker play throughout the series. He won some sniper duels against London's birdring which if he had lost them, could have lost Houston Watchpoint: Gibraltar. Controlling the opposing threats earns LiNkzr plenty of praise, especially against a top team like London.
Back to deadly form
February 12, 2018
LiNkzr played well on Saturday in the Houston Outlaws' 3-2 win over the Boston Uprising.
This match was LiNkzr's return to the stage, and his impact was immediate. The Outlaws were a much more lethal, determined, and focused team with him in play. Additionally, LiNkzr's mechanical skill wasn't something to be trifled with. Boston had to respect where he was at all times. LiNkzr is clearly a driving force on the Houston Outlaws.
Dominated the Gladiators
January 29, 2018
LiNkzr was on point in a 4-0 victory over the Los Angeles Gladiators on Saturday.
LiNkzr was neigh unstoppable playing Widowmaker against the Gladiators. During Game 2 on Temple of Anubis, LiNkzr nabbed an almost instant headshot kill on Hydration's Pharah and set the tone for the rest of the match. He managed to pull out an 11-1 elimination to death ratio and a 47 percent scoped accuracy, putting him well within the top 3 Widowmakers in the Overwatch League. LiNkzr's sole death that match was from Hydration playing on Tracer and sneaking into the backline, catching him off guard. With the exception of that small misstep, LiNkzr was deep into a league of his own.
The standard DPS
January 26, 2018
LiNkzr had a very successful game on the standard DPS heroes seen in every linup as the Houston Outlaws took down the Florida Mayhem 4-0.
LiNkzr spent his time in game as either Tracer or Widowmaker. Despite having a less interesting hero pool than his DPS partner Jake, LiNkzr was deadly effective. Though he got the support pick-offs when he needed too, he did an even more exceptional job of bursting down the Mayhem's frontline to give his tanks the edge.
Support slayer
January 22, 2018
LiNkzr could not be denied countless support kills as the Houston Outlaws dominated the Dallas Fuel 4-0.
LiNkzr had almost the exact opposite quality of game as the DPS from the Dallas Fuel. Playing many of the same heroes as EFFECT with completely different outcomes. No matter his hero, LiNkzr managed to find his way into the Dallas back line. An absolute terror to the Fuel's supports, LiNkzr made sure that the Fuel were coming in staggered and that nobody left the fight alive.
Can't carry hard enough
January 15, 2018
LiNkzr did what he could in Houston Outlaws' 1-3 loss to the NYXL on Saturday.
LiNkzr deserves credit for trying his best and realistically keeping up with NY's DPS in terms of sheer fragging. LiNkzr's Genji and Widowmaker were both solid throughout the series, but the rest of his team couldn't keep pace with their respective NYXL counterparts. Subbing LiNkzr out in Game 4 was a questionable move from the Outlaws since LiNkzr was the only positive thing about his team in the series, but a lack of Tracer players still plagues this team, and LiNkzr can't solve that problem.
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