Slacked
Josiah Berry 
United States
Luminosity Gaming
Cannot keep up with OpTic Gaming in loss
August 13, 2017
Slacked could not keep up with the Green Wall as OpTic Gaming swept Luminosity Gaming on Day 5 of the 2017 Call of Duty World League Championship. The Losers Bracket Finals loss eliminated Luminosity Gaming from competition.
ANALYSIS
Slacked had a poor performance in all three rounds of the sweep loss against OpTIc Gaming. Round 1 Hardpoint was a rough 250-107 loss, which was as bad as it looks. They lagged behind OpTic from the start, and it stayed that way. Slacked had just 23 seconds on the objective, and paired that with an awful 16/22 slaying performance. It was simply bad all around. Round 2 Search & Destroy was no different, as he struggled to slay at all in the 6-3 loss. Round 3 Uplink kept the bad play going, as he scored zero points in the 11-2 loss, and had a poor KD (15/27) alongside it. All in all, it was a tough way for Slacked and Luminosity to go out, after a great run to the Losers Bracket Finals.
Doesn't slack off in win
August 13, 2017
Slacked put together a respectable 76/72 KD during Luminosity Gaming's 3-1 against Rise Nation on Sunday to move into the losers finals of the 2017 Call of Duty World Championship.
ANALYSIS
Slacked got out to a hot start in this series, finding an early five streak in Round 1 Hardpoint to power LG to a quick lead early on. His best stretch in the game saw him manage to stay alive for a full two minutes in ridiculous performance to start. He was truly doing it all for his team in this big round win. He fell off in a major way in the next round, however. He only managed to put up two kills in the entire series. His team picked up his slack, though, and they still picked up the win. His final two rounds were a bit more lackluster, especially Round 3 Uplink where he only went 15/25. While they may have lost the Uplink round, they were incredibly strong in Round 4 Hardpoint where the locked up the 3-1 win to move into the losers finals.
Overtime hero in win
August 12, 2017
Slacked was mediocre in the sweep win over eUnited, but he was the overtime hero in round three. The win, on Day 4 of the 2017 Call of Duty World Championship, put Luminosity Gaming in the Loser's Bracket Final.
ANALYSIS
Slacked did not have an overly impressive performance, except for Round 2 Search & Destroy and Round 3 Uplink's overtime. Search & Destroy was a perfect 6-0 for Luminosity, and Slacked was a part of that. He had a final kill that capped off a three kill streak in Game 2, and had the final kill in Game 4. Round 3 Uplink saw him go 22/27 with four points. It was an underwhelming round as a whole, but he had an incredibly clutch moment. In overtime, he carried the drone in just 42 seconds into overtime. That score would be the deciding factor in the round. He was okay in a back and forth 250-213 Round 1 Hardpoint win, going 20/22 with 49 seconds on the objective. It was average at best, and he really made his money in the latter two rounds.
Respawn excellence in win
August 12, 2017
Slacked shined in the respawn rounds of the sweep win over Splyce. The win, which took place on Day 4 of the 2017 Call of Duty World Championship, advanced Luminosity Gaming into the Loser's Bracket Quarterfinal.
ANALYSIS
Slacked was very consistent in this impressive win for Luminosity Gaming -- in the respawn rounds. Slacked had 23 kills (13 deaths), and 1:14 on the objective in Round 1 Hardpoint -- the round went from a near blowout at 100-34, but ended as a rather close 250-211, due to a strong Splyce end. Slacked was excellent in the round, though. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw Slacked lay back and let his teammates do the talking in a competitive 6-4 win. Round 3 Uplink was not close at all. Luminosity won 15-3, and imposed their will on Splyce. Slacked picked it back up for this round, going 27/15 with three points in the round.
Takes Fnatic's spawns
August 12, 2017
Slacked locks down maps in a 3-0 sweep of Fnatic on Day 3 of the CWL Championships.
ANALYSIS
Slacked was again on objective control where he did an excellent, but subtle, job. Round 1 Hardpoint on Scorch was a victory thanks to his role in controlling spawns for his team while also splitting Fnatic's. This was best seen in the second set of rotations when Fnatic began to lose control of the game. For example, Slacked made sure to cut through the loading bay behind the Turbine hill just to pinch Fnatic's spawns during a teamfight. The minor play forced the European's spawns across map while securing close spawns for Luminosity Gaming. Then in Round 3 Uplink on Throwback, Slacked palyed scrappy with the drone as he threaded through Fnatic's dense to sneak points.
Fumbles his shots
August 11, 2017
Slacked faltered in key fights in a 3-1 loss to eUnited on Day 3 of the 2017 CWL Championships.
ANALYSIS
Slacked was an early prominent force for Luminosity Gaming, only to quickly tapper off into massive chokes. The easiest round for Slacked was, predictably, Round 1 Hardpoint on Retaliation. Luminosity Gaming has become infamous for how they play the map's lanes. This series was no different. However, Slacked's inconsistency was on full display in the subsequent rounds. Round 2 Search & Destroy on Crusher was a shocking display for Slacked as he choked two separate 1-vs-2 against SiLLy, one in Game 3 and one in Game 4. His rocky shots only got shakier in Round 3 Uplink and Round 4 Hardpoint. As a result, Luminosity Gaming drops into the lower bracket.
Putting the team on his back
August 10, 2017
Slacked finished Luminosity's win over Vitality on Thursday in Pool D to punch their ticket to the Call of Duty Champs playoffs with a 80/69 KD.
ANALYSIS
While Slacked pretty strong all throughout this series, by far his best round was Search & Destroy where he absolutely lit up the killfeed. Despite getting picked off, he found his way to an incredible 14/6 KD and was the only reason this one was even remotely close at 6-4. That's not to say that he was bad in the other rounds, though. No matter the mode, he was either at the top of his team or at least near the top. With him and the rest of LG firing on all cylinders in this series, Vitality were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. They now slide right into the playoffs with Day 1's rough loss to Rise Nation firmly in the rearview mirror.
Terrible showing in loss
August 9, 2017
Slacked struggled mightily in the sweep loss to Rise Nation on Day 1 of the 2017 Call of Duty World Championship.
ANALYSIS
Slacked was poor even in the close Round 1 Hardpoint loss. Luminosity Gaming only lost by nine points (250-241), but Slacked was a non-factor. He went 13/24 in the round, though he did salvage some value with a 1:28 objective time. The objective time was usable, but he certainly lagged behind his teammates. Round 2 Search & Destroy was also a struggle. Luminosity fell 6-2, and Saints and Slacked only mustered up two kills a piece. That did not help their cause. Round 3 Uplink was a terrible 22-9 blow out for Luminosity, and Slacked was poor individually. He went 17/28 in the round, capping off a truly bad performance.
Bad in loss
July 30, 2017
Slacked really struggled in the sweep loss to OpTic Gaming on Day 3 of the Stage 2 Playoffs that eliminated Luminosity Gaming from competition.
ANALYSIS
Slacked, just like Luminosity as a whole, struggled to be competitive in the match. Round 1 Hardpoint saw Luminosity never be close to OpTic Gaming, and lose 250-132. Slacked could not hang with OpTic, going 13/21 with 34 seconds of Hardpoint time. He was bad, just as his team was. He had a really nifty defuse in Game 1 of Round 2 Search & Destroy, doing so after OpTic laid down the bomb and basically left it alone. Other than that, he was invisible, and they lost 6-3. Round 3 Uplink was a terrible display by Luminosity Gaming, as they lost 11-1. Slacked continued to not be able to slay, going 21/31 in the round.
Solid support in loss
July 30, 2017
Slacked did some nice things despite the loss to Team EnVyUs on Day 2 of the Stage 2 Playoffs.
ANALYSIS
Round 1 Hardpoint was a heartbreaking loss for Luminosity Gaming, as they led 246-223 only to lose. Slacked played well, going 30/27 with 58 seconds on the objective. He did his work, but a late collapse ruined all of that. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw them lose 6-3, and saw Slacked not do much of anything in the loss. Round 3 Uplink was a good 7-4 win after being down 4-1, and Slacked played well. He led his team in points with four, and had a KD of 24/22. Round 4 Hardpoint was an utter blow out for Luminosity Gaming, as they won 250-89. Slacked went 22/11, with 50 seconds on the objective, in a round that was never close. Round 5 Search & Destroy was the same as round two -- Slacked did nothing, and they lost 6-3.
A focus on scoring during Uplink saves the day
July 29, 2017
Slacked's focus on the objectives turned out to be a saving grace for Luminosity Gaming on Day 1 of the Stage 2 Playoffs, as he also scored an overall KD of 42/41.
ANALYSIS
Slacked played a focus on controlling the Hardpoint during Round 1 Hardpoint, for while his KD of 15/13 was surprisingly low, his objective control time of 1:33 was still enough to help Luminosity Gaming beat Splyce by over 100 points that round. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw Slacked try to pick up the pace with teammates Octane and Saints, for while those two players were Luminosity Gaming's MVPs for that round, Slacked still contributed with a 7/8 KD. Slacked barely broke even in KD with 20/20 during Round 3 Uplink, but his focus on scoring - putting a whopping five points on the board for Luminosity with two dunks and a toss - was the deciding factor in Luminosity's victory that round, winning by one point and closing out the series with a 3-0 victory against Splyce.
Suffers heartbreaking Search & Destroy losses
July 5, 2017
Although he would prove to be strong in other modes, Slacked made some costly mistakes during the Search & Destroy rounds and wound up with an overall KD of 75/75 on Day 3 of Group Red.
ANALYSIS
Luminosity Gaming dominated on the Hardpoint modes. This is evidenced by Slacked's KD totals for both Hardpoint rounds, 25/19 for Round 1 and 15/14 for Round 4. Slacked was no slouch on Round 3 Uplink, where he got a dunk in and a 23/26 KD despite Luminosity seemingly giving away an early lead they accumulated in the first half. However, in the Search & Destroy rounds, Slacked was overconfident and thereby made costly mistakes. In Round 2, while he got first blood many games, he was also the first to die in many games as well, a factor that contributed to Luminosity giving up an early game lead for that round. Ironically, Slacked was the last to die in a tense Game 11 in Round 5 standoff where he and Saints should have been able to pick off a lone Tommey, but Tommey's use of Reactive Armor threw them both off guard, and Slacked paid the price in a heartbreaking defeat for Luminosity.
Holds down the rear in easy win
July 2, 2017
Slacked was the slowest of his teammates with a 45/43 KD in a fast win over Mindfreak on Day 3 of Group Red.
ANALYSIS
Slacked didn't have much limelight to steal with everyone else on his team making amazing plays. So instead, Slacked played a solid and consistent game where he simply slayed through Mindfreak's ranks. Round 1 Hardpoint saw Slacked score a KD in an absolutely dominate game for Luminosity Gaming. At no point did Mindfreak find any control and it was thanks to Slacked supporting his teammates' slaying. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw Slacked play more defensively, especially by Game 5 due to Mindfreak's bait-and-switch strategies. Then, in Round 3 Uplink, Slacked just sat around ball spawn and moved the drone as soon as it spawned in. Slacked closed the map with a 21/25 KD.
Strong support in win
July 2, 2017
Slacked played a support role in the 3-2 win over Evil Geniuses on Day 2 of Group Red.
ANALYSIS
Slacked was hardly in the spotlight, but he played a solid support game in the match. He went 28/28 with 1:11 on the objective in Round 1 Hardpoint, which was a bit of a up-and-down round. Luminosity went to a 100-33 lead early on, but Evil Geniuses got back into it late. It didn't matter, though, as Luminosity got the win. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw Slacked not be able to stop Evil Geniuses' strong offense from rolling to a round win. Slacked did not have a bad game in Round 3 Uplink, but he was not very good, either. He went 23/26, and could not put together any offense in the 4-1 defeat. The next two rounds were dominant for Luminosity. Slacked went 19/8 with over 1:40 on the objective, in an incredible Round 4 Hardpoint performance. They won 250-57, and were in control the entire time. He played a solid support role in the 6-1 win in Round 5 Search & Destroy, winning the match.
Falls back to defense
July 1, 2017
Slacked holds defense with a 68/64 KD in a win over Fnatic on Day 2 of Group Red.
ANALYSIS
Slacked had a rocky series in the face of Fantic due to a rough start. Round 1 Hardpoint on Retaliation started with Fnatic taking the map thanks to an early lead that a slow Luminosity Gaming just couldn't make up. This was due to a few key mistakes, one partly from Slacked. Both Slacked and Classic rotated early to the first Destroyed Building in an attempt to snowball, only to drop in the very first gunfight. After that, Slacked began to sink to the back-lines, switching positions with Saints. While he didn't drop huge numbers, he was able to hold his team's spawns and watch for flanks from Fnatic, doing especially well in Round 4 Hardpoint where he closed with a 20/11 KD.