JKap
Jordan Kaplan 
United States
Free Agent
Joins growing list of free agents
August 26, 2017
JKap is expected to be a free agent heading into the Call of Duty: World War II season, the player announced on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
While former CoD Champs MVP, John, has already announced his free agency, JKap's situation appears to be a bit murkier, with the two-time CoD champion suggesting he is a "restricted" free agent for the new campaign. Team EnVyUs owner Hastr0 provided a bit more details to the odd situation, suggesting EnVyUs may opt to keep JKap on their roster should the team want to expand to five or more players. At this point in his career, JKap has certainly lost a step in his slaying abilities, but what he has lost in reflexes, he more than makes up for with knowledge of the game. As a result, it would make sense to have a veteran presence around to guide what's expected to be a very young lineup featuring up-and-comers Huke and Temp, but more information should be available closer to the start of the new competitive season.
Limps through the finals
August 14, 2017
JKap rises and falls against OpTic Gaming in a double series loss at the 2017 CWL Championships Grand Finals, scoring a 64/71 KD in the first series and a 36/63 KD in the second series.
ANALYSIS
JKap isn't normally a high-slaying player, but the scores he dropped this series were largely inexcusable especially for Grand Finals championship match. On the first series Round 1 Hardpoint on Retaliation, he came out of the gate gunning with a four killstreak that gave his team full map control. But things quickly fell apart when OpTic Gaming found their groove by the second rotation, warming up slowly across the match. After that, JKap struggled to make his presence felt outside of Uplink, a game mode he's become infamous for. The main problem in both series, outside of dropping poor KDs, was that JKap knew how to rotate maps, but not how to defend. This was clearly seen in the first series Round 4 Hardpoint on Scorch (12/23 KD), the second series Round 1 Hardpoint on Throwback (17/29 KD), and the second series Round 3 Uplink on Precinct (13/27 KD). JKap was able to move his team across the map as a unit, but Crimsix had an uncanny ability of flanking the team constantly, a problem JKap couldn't shut down due to his weak shots.
Flies through the map
August 13, 2017
JKap rebounds the impossible with a 57/70 KD in a win over eUnited on Day 4 of the CWL Championships.
ANALYSIS
JKap reached the heights he was previously known for thanks to his cool and calm attitude. Never amassing a huge amount of kills, this didn't matter for JKap or Team EnVyUs since their strength relied in teamwork. This was best seen in not only Round 3 Uplink, but in Round 2 Search & Destroy. Up until Game 6, JKap had a 0/5 KD, but the team was still ahead in points. This was thanks to his anchor position where he was quick to spot eUnited's positions before fights started. In the second half of Round 3 Uplink, JKap was a rock-solid as he planted himself under eUnited's goal for nearly two minutes. His streak of kills and dunks landed him key Scorestreaks, allowing him to clutch out the map with a Bombardment that cleared eUnited's base for JKap to score one final map winning point.
Not much to give in big win
August 12, 2017
JKap helped Team EnVyUs move onto to the winners semifinals with a 43/52 KD during a 3-0 sweep of Ghost Gaming on Saturday at Call of Duty Champs 2017.
ANALYSIS
JKap didn't really stand out individually in this series, but that was quite alright. The rest of his team was playing at such a high level that all he had to do was pitch in here and there to help EnVyUs secure the win. That's exactly what he did. While he did have some subpar rounds, such as Round 2 Search & Destroy where he started off 0/3 after four games, he was solid overall. His best round was Round 3 Uplink where he picked up two points, including a throw-in that tied things up in the late game. If this is how EnVyUs is going to play, eUnited will need to watch out in the winners semifinals.
Jogs to a smooth win
August 11, 2017
JKap started to steady out in a 3-1 victory over Epsilon eSports on Day 3 of the CWL Championships.
ANALYSIS
JKap may not have been the best slayer, but he worked well with his team. Round 1 Hardpoint on Retaliation was a bit of a stomp against JKap and his team as Epsilon eSports got streaks very early. This was worsened by Epsilon eSports having a clear strategy in Round 2 Search & Destroy. However, JKap was able to quickly steady himself in Round 3 Uplink on Frost, one of his best maps. His decisive playstyle allowed him to force points where most couldn't, such as when he popped his Overdrive to clutch a dunk as his teammates dropped on a push. But that's not to say he couldn't slay. JKap was able to assist his teammates in stacking kills on Round 4 Hardpoint on Throwback.
Plays the objectives to expert ability
August 3, 2017
A focus on objectives doesn't bring the kills, as JKap's overall KD of 48/46 demonstrates, but it helps win the series over eUnited in the Winner's Final of the Stage 2 Playoffs.
ANALYSIS
JKap wasn't the star slayer, but he didn't have to be as his contributions to objective handling were invaluable. During Round 1 Hardpoint, for example, he spent the most time at the Hardpoint with 2:02, contributing the most points towards his team that round as he scored a respectable KD of 19/17. In Round 2 Search & Destroy, JKap was the one who planted the bomb, and he managed to do so twice during the round, scoring a 3/5 KD for his trouble. Perhaps his most valuable contribution was during Round 3 Uplink, for while his 26/24 KD is notable, he did put a toss on the board for Team EnVyUs, and that one-point lead would prove to be the nail that kept eUnited's coffin firmly shut, even as SlasheR scored a dunk near the end that would seal the series 3-0 in Team EnVyUs's favor.
Blunders a minor but important play
July 31, 2017
JKap whiffs small plays, with a 58/81 KD and a 79/86 KD in a set of losses to OpTic Gaming at the Stage 2 CWL Championships.
ANALYSIS
A single throw will haunt JKap for the rest of his competitive career. But before that one play, JKap stepped up for his team in a big way. He slayed consistently, but at a slighty negative level. However, Team EnVyUs made his slow slaying work. Digging their heels into the dirt, Team EnvyUs formed an iron-clad defense that OpTic Gaming struggled to break. The problem was that JKap could never break far ahead of OpTic Gaming for the stalling to work for long. The key example was in the second series of Round 3 Uplink of Frost. Team EnVyUs was ahead by two points until the last minute where OpTic Gaming tied it up. JKap had a clean one-point throw to break the tie in the final seconds... only to miss the shot. The whiff tilted the whole team going into Round 4 Hardpoint where they were stomped.
Poor middle in win
July 30, 2017
JKap struggled at some points of the 3-2 win over Luminosity Gaming on Day 2 of the Stage 2 Playoffs to put Team EnVyUs in the winner's final.
ANALYSIS
JKap was not all over the score sheet in this match, but he did enough to get the win. Round 1 Hardpoint saw Team EnVyUs stay close enough for the entire round, and eventually come back from down 246-223 to win the round. JKap had a solid 1:24 on the objective, but went 22/30 -- he largely struggled to slay with Luminosity. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw JKap notch the final kill in Game 7, to start a run of three straight wins to win the round. Round 3 Uplink and Round 4 Hardpoint were two tough losses that forced a round five. The third round saw Team EnVyUs go up 4-1 early, quickly lose the lead and end up losing 7-4. JKap was non-existent, going 14/29 with zero points. The fourth round was a blow out, with Team EnVyUs going 250-89. It was as big of a blow out as the scoreboard shows. JKap went 11/20, with 33 seconds on the objective. He had two truly terrible rounds in a row. Round 5 Search & Destroy saw JKap play better, but not get any of the final kills in the 6-3 win.
Up and down in win
July 28, 2017
JKap was not consistent, but he had several big moments in the 3-2 win over FaZe Clan to finish off Day 1 of the Stage 2 Playoffs. The win solidified Team EnVyUs' place in the Winner's Semifinals.
ANALYSIS
JKap did not light every round on fire, but he played well in some important moments of the win. Round 1 Hardpoint was poor for all of Team EnVyUs. They got off to a terrible start, and parlayed that into a 250-87 loss. It was, simply put, a blowout. JKap struggled alongside his teammates, going 12/17 with a mere 17 seconds on the objective. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw Team EnVyUs turn it around and win 6-4, and JKap had the final kills in Game 3 and Game 4 en route to the win. The next two rounds saw the teams trade blowout wins, with FaZe Clan dominating Round 3 Uplink. Team EnVyUs were down 11-0 at one point, and ended up losing 13-4. JKap had a terrible first round, going 1-10, and he ended the round going 14-27. He also had one point. Team EnVyUs paid them back with a complete blowout in Round 4 Hardpoint. They ran out to a 140-11 lead, and parlayed that into a 200-45 lead and eventually a 250-45 round win. JKap took the round off, in a way, going 13/10 with 1:39 on the objective. Round 5 Search & Destroy was a nail-biting 11-game win for Team EnVyUs, and JKap was everywhere. He had the final kill in Game 1, had two kills in Game 7, and had two kills in Game 9, in a round that saw Team EnVyUs overcome deficits of 4-1 and 5-3 to win the match.
Finds the narrow win
July 24, 2017
JKap broke the stalemates with an 80/81 KD in a win over Cloud9 on Day 3 of Group Green.
ANALYSIS
JKap shows his expert control of objectives in the late-game in a surprisingly tight series. In Round 3 Uplink on Frost, it was JKap who broke a stunning stalemate between the two teams. After seven minutes of only one point on the board, JKap found the game-winning dunk with his Overdrive and weaving through Cloud9's defense. The smooth movement gave his team the lead even as both sides struggled to find any momentum on the map. JKap clutched Round 4 Hardpoint on Throwback thanks to a late-game streak. He broke the last Bike Path with a four-streak, giving him his suite of Scorestreaks. This allowed him break Cloud9's Baseball Field with both a Bombardment and Trinity Rocket, closing the series with a 34/25 KD.
Fought hard is sweep loss
July 23, 2017
JKap really fought hard in the sweep loss to OpTic Gaming on Day 3 of Group Green.
ANALYSIS
Round 1 Hardpoint saw EnVyUs lose rather handily, with most of the team being outslayed. JKap was no exception, going 29/31, with 1:22 on the objective. He did not perform terribly, but he had issues running with OpTic's strong play. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw JKap have a great round, but his teammates did not. He had the final kill in Game 2, nearly an ace in a Game 3 loss, wasted enough time to win Game 5, and notched the final kill in Game 8. Through six games, he had double digits in the kill column, while his teammates combined for six. He was great, but did not do enough to pull out the round in eleven games. JKap was average at best in the Round 3 Uplink loss, going 24/26, with zero points, in the 10/6 loss.
Locks down objectives
July 23, 2017
JKap bullies in Uplink with a 55/54 KD in a win over Epsilon eSports on Day 2 of Group Green.
ANALYSIS
JKap may not be reaching his legendary Uplink status of last year, but he's certainly reaching new season heights. Mirroring his play style from last year, all of Team EnVyUs had healthy KDs, which is what allowed them to stomp a weak Epsilon eSports. Objectives were also on lockdown thanks to JKap. His key round was, unsurprisingly, Round 3 Uplink on Precinct where he scored a 21/23 KD and a dunk and a throw. JKap was aggressively in just moving the drone out from spawn and down towards to the goal. This allowed the team to forced plays while denying Epsilon eSports control.
Drags his team down
July 23, 2017
Team EnVyUs had an uphill battle against OpTic Gaming on Day 1 of Group Green, but while they were able to win a couple of rounds, JKap wasn't able to help much with an overall KD of 66/80.
ANALYSIS
Team EnVyUs clearly had strengths that they capitalized upon to snatch a couple of rounds away, but JKap wasn't among those strengths. Even during the Hardpoint rounds which EnVyUs won, JKap's KDs were almost consistently negative. JKap only managed to score a 19/26 KD during Round 1 Hardpoint, a round where the glory clearly went to SlasheR and Apathy. JKap wasn't exactly a Search & Destroy genius either, only picking up a 4/6 KD as OpTic Gaming wiped them off the map that round. He faltered in Round 3 Uplink too with only a 22/25 KD and no points on the board, owing to some sloppy ball throwing. Perhaps the one bright spot in JKap's performance was in Round 4 Hardpoint, where he finally went positive with a KD of 18/16 and the most objective control time of his team at 2:03. But this didn't last as JKap went out with a whimper in Round 5 Search & Destroy with a KD of 3/7.
Late game barely salvages poor showing
July 22, 2017
JKap was mostly bad in the sweep win over Cloud9 on Day 2 of Group Yellow.
ANALYSIS
JKap struggles to keep up with Cloud9 in this match, especially when it came to slaying. Round 1 Hardpoint was a close, hard-fought 250-237 win for Team EnVyUs, with lead changes happening throughout the match. JKap really lagged behind his teammates in this one, notching team-lows in Hardpoint time (45 seconds) and kills (20, with 27 deaths). He was around average up until the mid-way point, where he fell off considerably. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw him play support in a very balanced attack in the 6-3 win. Round 3 Uplink saw him struggle to slay again, going 18/25. He did not do much else, until very late in the second half. He carried the drone in twice, once to give them a lead, and the second to cap off the sweep, putting them up 8-4.
Objective based in loss
June 16, 2017
Jkap's best contributions were on the objective, but that did not stop Team EnVyUs from being swept by Luminosity Gaming on Friday at CWL Anaheim.
ANALYSIS
Jkap was an objective-based player in Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 3 Uplink. Round 1 saw him go 18/20 with 1:06 on the objective. The objective time was a team high, and the 18 kills were tied for second, which shows the team's struggles after a tight opening stretch more than anything else. Round 2 Search & Destroy was a quiet one for Jkap, as he provided nothing but support. Round 3 Uplink was better for him. He contributed three of his team's six points and 18 kills. Unfortunately for him and Team EnVyUs, they gave up 18 points and Jkap died 27 times.