SlasheR
Austin Liddicoat 
United States
Rise Nation
Versatile performer in win
July 19, 2018
SlasheR produced in many different ways throughout the 3-1 win over Luminosity Gaming on Day 2, Week 8 of CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
SlasheR had a low-key Round 1 Hardpoint, as he decided to focus on the objective rather than slaying. He had a small amount of interactions (13/15), but he managed to accrue 2:00 on the objective. He only slayed when he needed to, as he committed all of his time to the objective. It helped Rise Nation run out to an early lead and win easy. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw SlasheR and Gunless carry the load, but they could not overcome the strong depth from Luminosity, as Luminosity handed Rise Nation their only round loss. Round 3 Capture the Flag saw SlasheR play more of a support-based role, as he added a nice slaying behind strong games from Loony and TJHaLy. The trio was more than good enough to hold off the Luminosity offense, holding them to just one flag cap in the 2-1 win. His best slaying round was Round 4 Hardpoint, where he notched 32 kills. His dominant slaying was key to their win; he kept them afloat early, and helped them come storming back after trailing 230-200.
Strong performance despite loss
July 18, 2018
SlasheR played well, but that did not stop OpTic Gaming from beating Rise Nation 3-1 on Day 1, Week 8 of CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
SlasheR did more good than bad in this match. The bad was at times significantly bad; Round 3 Capture the Flag is a testament to that. He was bad in that round,though he was hardly alone in that, and they were blown out. They gave up four caps in the first half, and were absolutely stifled on offense. It was just a bad round all around for Rise Nation, and SlasheR limped to a 15/19 KD. The rest of his performance was solid, however. He was not a prolific slayer in Round 1 Hardpoint, but SlasheR was certainly a positive contributor. He went 24/25, but had a whopping 2:10 on the objectivr in the round. His stellar play on the objective was a big reason why they were rather close to pulling off the round win. Round 2 Search & Destroy was their lone round win, and SlasheR had a lot to do with it. He went off after a bit of a slow start, and his mid- to late-game performance was a key part of their win. He finished the match off in a Round 4 Hardpoint loss that was close. He, Gunless and TJHaLy were a three-headed monster, and the trio looked like they would force a round five. However, OpTic Gaming countered them, and ended up finishing off the match.
Shows off his long-range dominance
July 12, 2018
SlasheR stepped up to help his teammates in a 3-2 win over Mindfreak on Thursday of the CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
With both Loony and TJHaLy lagging behind, SlasheR was forced to pick up the pace for his team. While he wasn't able to make massive plays, he was albe to provide consistent firepower for his team. This was best seen in respawn rounds, such as Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 3 Capture the Flag, where he was able to provide support for Gunless. However, in Search & Destroy SlasheR had a tendency to fall behind the rest of his team due to an inability to win duels without support. This weakness crippled Rise Nation in Round 2 Search & Destroy, but SlasheR was able to rebound by Round 5 Search & Destroy.
Lacks long-range presence
July 12, 2018
SlasheR was silent in a 3-0 loss to compLexity Gaming on Wednesday of the CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
SlasheR, much like the rest of his team, were unable to clutch up against compLexity Gaming. This was despite SlasheR and teammates often being able to keep rounds close up until the clock burned down. In Round 1 Hardpoint, SlasheR struggled to find much momentum due to compLexity Gaming dominating the early game. However, SlasheR rebound the series in Round 2 Search & Destroy on Sainte Maire Du Mont as he could find picks from across the map. He was able to take the map to a Game 11 by focusing his shots on mid lane, but he failed to find kills in the final moments.
Excellent slayer in loss
July 11, 2018
SlasheR did his job as an AR slayer well, but that did not stop Rise Nation from being reverse swept by eUnited on Day 1, Week 7 of CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
SlasheR had a strong performance in this one, save for Round 5 Search & Destroy. He was inconsistent in that final round, as they ended up getting reverse swept by eUnited. The rest of his performance was solid, though, regardless of the wins and losses. He had at least 20 kills (and a positive KD) in each of Round 1 Hardpoint, Round 3 Capture the Flag, and Round 4 Hardpoint, and even topped the 30-kill mark in round four. He was their best player in Round 3 by far, as he led the team in kills (20) and had the only positive KD in the frustrating 2-0 loss, in which Rise's offense was completely shut down. He was also one of the two best players on Rise Nation in their Round 2 Search & Destroy win. He did his job as a slayer and did it well, but his consistent slaying ability was not enough to stop eUnited from putting together a brilliant reverse sweep.
Shuts down lane battles
June 18, 2018
SlasheR took control of a double Grand Finals to win the title of Champions at CWL Anaheim, winning the first series 3-1 and the second series 3-1.
ANALYSIS
SlasheR may not have excelled in the first series, but he was the only player to remotely match Gunless in raw skill. SlasheR's AR role put a massive amount of pressure on Red Reserve's defenses in the first Round 3 Capture the Flag and in the second series, putting the Europeans on the back foot. One of the problems SlasheR encountered was his struggle to take Red Reserve's spawns as his opponents played a defensive game. This countered SlasheR's raw aggression in the first series, but as he slowed down the game in the second series he and Gunless dominated. SlasheR could secure kills as Gunless rushed into lanes, such as in the second Round 3 Capture the Flag and Round 4 Hardpoint. The tight and aggressive coordination allowed both Gunless and SlasheR to score a slew of double and triple kills. However, SlasheR had trouble using his Scorestreaks effectively, such as in the second Round 1 Hardpoint where his full set of Scorestreaks found little value.
Picture of consistency in win
June 16, 2018
SlasheR was a consistent force in the 3-1 win over Luminosity Gaming on Day 1 of CWL Anaheim.
ANALYSIS
SlasheR played very well despite their Round 1 Hardpoint loss. His teammates all struggled to slay with Luminosity Gaming - especially in the latter stages of the round, as Luminosity really ran away with it. He led his team in kills with 26, and led his team in Hardpoint time with 1:26. He was also the only player on Rise Nation to finish with a positive KD ratio. SlasheR continued his strong play in the next three rounds, and his teammates met him there as they won three in a row to win it. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw him net the final kill in Games 5 and 6, as they won 6-0. He went 25/14 in Round 3 Capture the Flag, a 2-1 win that was not as close as it appeared due to an incredible slaying performance from Rise Nation. He finished it off with a solid 22/15 KD, 1:46 of objective time, performance in a dominating 250-100 Round 4 Hardpoint win to seal the match. Overall, Ruse Nation dominated the final three rounds of this one.
Falls to enemy rifles
June 15, 2018
SlasheR was forced to back down in a 3-0 loss to Team Kaliber on Friday of CWL Anaheim.
ANALYSIS
SlasheR had a slow game against Team Kaliber, plain and simple. While normally the main powerhouse of Rise Nation, he couldn't do much in the long-range engagements against Team Kaliber's Kenny and Accuracy. Kenny constantly pressured SlasheR in close-range battles, while Accuracy was able to outgun him in lanes. It wasn't until Round 3 Capture the Flag that SlasheR found much success. There, in the second half of the round, he was able to land a quad kill that almost materialized in a flag capture for Rise Nation. Unfortunately, the spawns were in Team Kaliber's favor.
Strong respawn in easy win
June 8, 2018
SlasheR was a strong respawn player in the sweep win over OpTic Gaming on Day 3, Week 4 of CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
SlasheR was dominant in Round 1 Hardpoint, netting a lobby-high 30 kills (along with 17 deaths) as he and Gunless combined for 57 kills to completely stifle OpTic Gaming. Rise Nation won 250-74, in large part due to the excellent slaying from SlasheR and company. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw him barely be involved, one way or another. He was a laid-back participant in the round, as Gunless and Looney did the heavy lifting. He came back into the forefront with a very solid Round 3 Capture the Flag, going 22/16, opening the map up for his teammates on multiple occasions in the 5-2 win.
Dominates in Round 2 Search & Destroy
June 6, 2018
SlasheR handled objectives in a 3-1 win over Mindfreak on Wednesday of the CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
Despite some minor mistakes in Round 3 Capture the Flag, SlasheR was on fire this series thanks to his long-range gameplay. Mindfreak had little answer to counter SlasheR's sights through out the series, even as Denz And Shockz tried to rush him down. In Round 2 Search & Destroy on London Docks, SlasheR destroyed Mindfreak thanks to the map's long lanes. Cleverly playing dock-side of the map allowed him to spot out the enemy easily and land a five killstreak by Game 5. SlasheR was further able to snowball the killstreak to give him a full suite of Scorestreaks by scoring two bomb plants and a defuse. While SlasheR would only use a Glide Bomb during the round, the presence of Scorestreaks made Mindfreak extraordinarily cautious and allowed him to rotate around the enemy in Game 8.
Fails to compete against enemy ARs
May 31, 2018
SlasheR struggled to keep up with Rise Nation in a 3-2 loss to eUnited on Thursday of the CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
The AR wars were real this series as SlasheR had to contend against both eUnited's Clayster and Arcitys. Unfortunately, SlasheR couldn't stand up against them in this series as he played uncharacteristically slow. The sluggish gameplay heavily affected Rise Nation in the second half of the series in Round 3 Capture the Flag and Round 4 Hardpoint. SlasheR couldn't pin down Arcitys and Clayster, the two players that slayed for eUnited. While he would wake up in Round 5 Search & Destroy, it was too late into the round for his slaying to be of much use.
Under-the-radar performance
May 31, 2018
SlasheR was quietly solid in the 3-1 win over Luminosity on Day 2, Week 3 of CWL Global Pro League, Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
SlasheR had a nice under-the-radar game in this match. Round 1 Hardpoint was close for the beginning portion of the round, but Rise Nation ran away with it because they outslayed Luminosity. SlasheR had a solid role in this win, as he went 21/21 with a lobby-leading 1:40 on the objective. He added in kills when it was needed, and really, but did his damage on the objective, while his teammates did the bulk of the slaying. Round 2 Search & Destroy was similar, in that he played a solid game but was not in the spotlight. Round 3 Capture the Flag was their only round loss, but SlasheR actually played rather well. He went 22/18, slaying well but unable to break through the staunch Luminosity defense in the 2-1 loss. Round 4 Hardpoint was easily SlasheR's worst round. He went just 18/30, adding 30 seconds on the Hardpoint to his performance. He did get the final two seconds of Hardpoint time to complete the win, but he was rather invisible for the rest of it.
Humilates long-time rival Aches
April 23, 2018
SlasheR utterly tore through Evil Geniuses in a double grand finals series, winning the first game 3-1 and the second 3-0, to win the CWL Seattle Open Championships.
ANALYSIS
SlasheR and Aches have had a long rivalry over the course of Call of Duty history. Sunday, SlasheR got the last laugh. Over the course of two series, Aches and Evil Geniuses were only able to win one map, the very first map of the grand finals, while SlasheR shredded through the rest of the set. SlasheR had a rough start with the first Round 1 Hardpoint on Saint Marie Du Monte, a map and game mode that Evil Geniuses specifically planned for. But by the first Round 3 Capture the Flag SlasheR was playing like his classic self. He reamed Evil Geniuses from that point on, easily landing and trading kills without a care in the world. All this was helped by how easily his teammates could pressure Evil Geniuses with their fast triple SMG setup.
Performs well during the win
April 22, 2018
SlasheR was an integral key during the sweep win over eUnited on Championship Sunday of CWL Seattle, securing their spot in the grand final during this loser's bracket final win.
ANALYSIS
SlasheR had a nice game in this one, from beginning to end. Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 3 Capture the Flag was great, as he racked up the kills in both (28 kills and 19 kills, respectively). Round 1 saw him take over the map with his slaying as his teammates gobbled up objective time behind him. Round 3 saw him take over once the second half began, and picked up his game as they eked out a win to finish off the sweep. Round 2 Search & Destroy was a weird round for him. He was killless through the first four games, but after getting the final kill in Game 5 (his first kill of the round), he went off, giving them an extra push in the round.
Two nice rounds
April 21, 2018
SlasheR had some good rounds in the 3-2 loss to FaZe Clan on Day 1 of the CWL Seattle Open.
ANALYSIS
SlasheR had two solid rounds in this match - Round 2 Search & Destroy and Round 4 Hardpoint. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw him do some good behind Gunless' strong performance, helping them win the round in ten games. Round 4 Hardpoint saw him again be a big support piece behind Gunless, as he went 30/26 with 49 seconds on the objective. He was an excellent second in command, and it helped stave off FaZe in the close 250-247 win. The rest of his performance saw him struggle, however. Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 3 Capture the Flag had him notch a sub-1.00 KD in each, as he could not consistently slay with FaZe Clan. Round 5 Search & Destroy was a 6-1 blowout in which they were dominated.
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