JKap
Jordan Kaplan 
United States
Luminosity Gaming
Puts up a limp defense
June 18, 2018
JKap struggled to put up a strong defense against Red Reserve in a 3-1 loss in the Losers Final at CWL Anaheim, resulting in Luminosity Gaming scoring third place for the weekend.
ANALYSIS
JKap just couldn't figure out Red Reserve in this series. The European team played a slow game that saw them steal spawn control from Luminosity Gaming, and JKap, the anchor of the team, simply didn't have as much knowledge of spawns as his opponents. This resulted in awkward respawn rounds where Luminosity Gaming outslayed Red Reserve, only to still lose the map due split spawns. JKap's flat defense is best seen in Round 3 Capture the Flag and Round 4 Hardpoint. In those rounds, JKap and John could easily land double kills to push the objective, but never coordinated pushes to break the opponent's spawns.
Figures it out late
June 17, 2018
JKap had a hard time for most of the 3-1 loss to Red Reserve on Day 3 of CWL Anaheim, putting Luminosity Gaming into the loser's bracket.
ANALYSIS
JKap really struggled to get it going in this match, even in the round they won - Round 1 Hardpoint. He struggled to do much of anything in that opening round, going 17/32 with 45 seconds on the objective, despite the 250-248 win. He struggled in Round 2 Search & Destroy, as they only managed to take two games in the round. Round 3 Capture the Flag was, again, an awful round for JKap. He went just 9/23 in the round, which shows how outgunned he was. Round 4 Hardpoint was easily his best round. He was productive in a support role while they were winning, and ended up slaying well going 31/30 in the round. Overall, it was a tough match for JKap.
Makes up for slow start in sweep
June 17, 2018
JKap did not have the best start, but more than made up for it in the sweep win over Enigma6 Group on Day 2 of CWL Anaheim, securing their spot in the winner's bracket.
ANALYSIS
JKap struggled to get going in Round 1 Hardpoint. The round itself was incredibly close - Enigma6 was not going to roll over, and they fought tooth and nail right until the end of the round (and for the entire match, for that matter) - and they did a good job of keeping JKap out of this round. He went just 24/28 in the round, but he did add 1:19 on the objective. He did not stay down for long, however, as he had strong Round 2 Search & Destroy and Round 3 Capture the Flag performances. Round two saw him and John led them to their eleven game win, and JKap came up incredibly large in the clutch. He won a two on one in that game eleven to push their lead to 2-0. Round 3 Capture the Flag was close as well, as they won 4-3. JKap was their most consistent player in the round, standing out in the early goings as everyone was finding their footing, and keeping his strong play alive through the ebbs and flows of a close Capture the Flag round. He went 26/16 in the round, his biggest kill coming in the final seconds to stop a run by Enigma6 to secure a win.
Holds spawns and objectives
June 17, 2018
JKap showed off his Capture the Flag skills in a 3-1 win over OpTic Gaming on Saturday at CWL Anaheim.
ANALYSIS
JKap did what he did best: hang back and poke openings. While this caused JKap to score a lower KD than his teammates, he provided the key anchoring position. Unsurprisingly, JKap's best round was Round 3 Capture the Flag as he helped take control of the map. Against the aggressive OpTic Gaming, this largely meant JKap sat near his base as the final line of defense. JKap's defense was immensely successful In the first half of the round as he was able to shoulder-peek corners and pepper shots into his opponents. His annoying presence secured spawns and provided a constant source of reinforcement.
Struggled to slay in loss
June 16, 2018
JKap was never able to slay consistently in the 3-1 loss to Rise Nation on Day 1 of CWL Anaheim.
ANALYSIS
JKap never found his footing in this match. Even in their sole round win, Round 1 Hardpoint, JKap went just 18/20. He did provide valuable support in the round, as he had 1:31 on the objective and peppered in kills behind his teammates. The rest of his performance was sub-par, however, as they lost the final three rounds handily. They did not win a game in Round 2 Search & Destroy, as everyone on Luminosity struggled. Round 3 Capture the Flag saw him limp to a 14/24 KD (though he did have Luminosity's only flag cap) and Round 4 Hardpoint saw him struggle below a 1.00 KD as well. Overall, he just could not run with the slayers from Rise Nation.
Secures the objective for his team
June 8, 2018
JKap commanded objectives in a 3-0 win over compLexity on Thursday of the CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
JKap did what he does best: control objectives. While no longer quite his high-flying self in this meta, JKap was still able to take strong control of map objectives thanks to his flex abilities. This was best seen in Round 3 Capture the Flag on Flak Tower, where Jkap's mobility served to manipulate enemy spawns. When JKap was able to steal the flag he ran in the offlane as his team sat in mid lane, forcing compLexity's to spawn across the map from him and the flag. This strong map control allowed JKap to quickly score two flag captures across the round.
Many struggles in loss
June 1, 2018
JKap struggled throughout the sweep loss to OpTic Gaming on Day 3, Week 3, of CWL Global Pro League, Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
JKap was pretty invisible in each of the rounds of this loss. He got off on the wrong foot in Round 1 Hardpoint, going just 11/21 in the loss. He was outgunned by OpTic Gaming, and that was a trend that would continue throughout the rest of the match. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw him struggle against the three-headed attack of Methodz, Scump and Octane, and Round 3 Capture the Flag saw him go 15/19. He simply could not slay with OpTic in this matchup.
Strong Capture the Flag in loss
May 31, 2018
JKap came to play in the Capture the Flag round in the 3-1 loss to Rise Nation on Day 2, Week 3 of CWL Global Pro League, Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
JKap's best round came in Round 3 Capture the Flag. He was excellent in both halves of the round, taking the role of playmaker for Luminosity. He had both of their flag caps, both in the first half, and also played strong defense in the second half. He finished the round on a six-kill streak, stopping the game-tying flag cap and the subsequent pushes from Rise Nation to tie the game. However, the rest of his performance left a lot to be desired. He struggled to slay in both Hardpoint rounds,even when factoring in his strong Round 4 Hardpoint start, and died often in Round 2 Search & Destroy.
Good start in loss
April 9, 2018
JKap had a good start in the 3-1 loss to OpTic Gaming, knocking Luminosity Gaming down to the loser's bracket final of the CWL Stage 1 Playoffs on Day 3.
ANALYSIS
A lot of JKap's contributions came early on. His Round 3 Capture the Flag performance was poor - he went 15/22 as Luminosity Gaming's offense was nonthreatening, and his Round 4 Hardpoint performance saw him fluctuate between good and bad, with the final performance landing in the middle of the two, finishing 33/36 - though he did have a strong 1:19 on the objective. While the last two rounds were average at best, his first two rounds were strong. Round 1 Hardpoint saw him quietly provide 1:00 on the objective and a 33/30 KD, helping pitch in to their strong slaying display in the round. His best round, by far, was Round 2 Search & Destroy. He had double digit kills in the round, as did John, as the two willed Luminosity to a competitive effort. Slacked and Octane provided nice support behind them, but JKap and John were incredible, and they do not reach an eleventh game without them, even if they would lose it.
Exerts control over objectives
April 9, 2018
JKap tried to lockdown the objective in a 3-2 loss to FaZe Clan at the Loser's Finals of the CWL Stage 1 Playoffs.
ANALYSIS
JKap managed to fight and contest objectives despite FaZe Clan's insane flanks, securing early rounds for Luminosity Gaming. In Round 1 Hardpoint on London Docks, JKap was able to keep spawns for his teammates even in the face of FaZe Clan's massive late-game rally. This allowed JKap and his team to challenge and contest the hill for a map win in the face of FaZe Clan' overwhelming assault. JKap nearly repeated this effort in Round 3 Capture the Flag, but his weak slaying doomed his efforts. This was the same case for JKap's map control in Round 4 Hardpoint, sound in theory but unable to execute.
Handles objectives
April 7, 2018
JKap dominated objectives in a 3-2 reverse-sweep of Red Reserve on Day 1 of CWL Stage 1 Playoffs.
ANALYSIS
JKap rebounded from a terrible start to utterly dominate Red Reserve. And the success was partly thanks to JKap, especially during his strong game in Round 3 Capture the Flag. The second half of the round saw JKap have near total control of the map thanks to his and Slacked's Scorestreaks. While JKap whiffed some of his Scorestreaks, burning a Fighter Pilot to force a push rather than secure a flag pull, his excellent movements allowed him to steal Red Reserve's flag with ease. The bigger play, however, was JKap spotting out Joee trying to sneak a flag pull, which allowed JKap to stagger spawns.
Covered his teammates to win CWL Birmingham Championships
April 2, 2018
JKap played for his team to take the title of Champion in a double Grand Finals at CWL Birmingham, losing the first series 3-1 and winning the second series 3-1.
ANALYSIS
JKap didn't have the dominate slaying series his teammates had, but they were more than able to handle teamfights despite this. Because of this, Jkap's role this series was to handle spawns in the face of Splyce's aggression. He was able to do this excellently in the first Round 1 Hardpoint on Valkyrie, as JKap managed to prevent split-spawns even as Luminosity Gaming got stomped. His defensive skills were vital in the second series where he was able to shutdown a slow Splyce. In the second Round 1 Hardpoint, JKap began to slay out with his teammates. Because of this, he was able to spot out and stop flanks in Round 2 Search & Destroy. Jkap's momentum culminated in Round 4 Hardpoint where he dropped a 29/23 KD, the second highest in the lobby.
Incredible Capture the Flag
April 2, 2018
JKap had an amazing Capture the Flag performance in the 3-2 upper bracket semifinal win over OpTic Gaming on Day 3 of CWL Birmingham.
ANALYSIS
JKap did not have the best Hardpoint rounds, as both of them saw him struggle to sub-1.00 KD's in both Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 4 Hardpoint, resulting in their two round losses. He was a solid objective performer in the first round, finishing it with 1:23. The second of the Hardpoint rounds was worse, as he finished with just seven seconds on the objective. Round 2 Search & Destroy and Round 5 Search & Destroy saw him provide key support behind his teammates, as his support gave them a versatile offense. Round 3 Capture the Flag was his highlight. He was incredible, going 16/5 in the first half before finishing 32/13. He paced them to a win, and his dominant slaying made the OpTic Gaming offense non-existent.
Supports his teammates with slaying
March 30, 2018
JKap assisted his teammates in a 3-0 sweep over Red Reserve on Friday of CWL Birmingham.
ANALYSIS
JKap put up solid number, but it was his ability to assist his teammates and his flexibility that made him shine. In Round 1 Hardpoint on Valkyrie, JKap ran an SMG and the Airborne class, allowing him to push spawns and bully Red Reserve. While he was dropping major numbers, his role was vital in spotting out Red Reserve for his teammates. This saw far better use in Round 3 Capture the Flag, where JKap could flank and rotate around Red Reserve's spawns, opening the map up for John and Octane despite dropping his Airborne class.
Ends up as a liability against FaZe Clan
March 26, 2018
JKap met his kryptonite in the form of FaZe Clan as Luminosity Gaming lost 3-1 on Thursday of Week 8 of the CWL Pro League Division B.
ANALYSIS
JKap couldn't even keep a fraction of the pace that FaZe Clan set in this series, and it ultimately ended up costing him and his team. Even in Round 1 Hardpoint, which Luminosity Gaming won, JKap ended up with a deeply negative KD of 20/33 and the least amount of hardpoint control time with a mere 35 seconds. Round 2 Search & Destroy was even worse for JKap, where he only earned two kills as his KD ended at an awful 2/7. Although JKap didn't get the worst KD of his team in Round 3 Capture the Flag, it was still negative with the most deaths at 16/21, and JKap ended up not scoring a single flag capture all round as FaZe Clan ran away with four. Finally, JKap fell flat at the end in Round 4 Hardpoint with a paltry KD of 19/30.
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