Slacked
Josiah Berry 
United States
Luminosity Gaming
Best rounds were the Hardpoints
August 19, 2018
Slacked's two best rounds were the Hardpoint rounds in the 3-1 loss to eUnited that eliminated Luminosity Gaming from the 2018 Call of Duty World League Championships on Championship Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Slacked's best rounds were his Hardpoint rounds. Round 1 Hardpoint saw him be the second best player on Luminosity, as he notched 38 kills and 54 seconds on the hill. He and FormaL were dominant, the duo was key in overtaking eUnited and keeping eUnited at arm's length as they won the round. He was a very steady part of the puzzle for them. Round 4 Hardpoint saw him be their best player for large stretches of the loss, but he had such little support behind him. eUnited outslayed Luminosity as a whole, and there was just not enough behind Slacked to force a fifth game. The middle rounds were up and down for him. He was good early in Round 2 Search & Destroy, helping get Luminosity to a 4-0 lead, but struggled as eUnited pushed them to an eleventh game and handed them a loss. Round 3 Capture the Flag was all eUnited, and Slacked never found any rhythm. He had their only flag cap, but paired that with a rough 15/22 KD, finishing last in the lobby in kills. He simply got outslayed in the round, much like his teammates did.
Begins the reverse-sweep
August 18, 2018
Slacked stepped up to execute a 3-2 reverse sweep against Rise Nation on Day 3 of the 2018 Call of Duty World League Championships.
ANALYSIS
The series looked dire in the first two games as Rise Nation easily won the first two maps. But by Round 3 Capture the Flag, Slacked woke up and served a devastating game. Slacked tore through Rise Nation with a 12/7 KD by the end of the first half of Round 3 Capture the Flag, allowing Luminosity Gaming to land two flag capture in the process. Slacked's slaying also opened up the second half of the round as he slowly built upon his killstreaks to land his Scorestreaks. These streaks would be key in clutching the round and begin Luminosity's reverse-sweep.
Excellent in win
August 15, 2018
Slacked put on a strong showing in the sweep win over Echo Fox on Day 1 of the 2018 Call of Duty World League Championships.
ANALYSIS
Slacked was a big part of the slaying difference in their 250-109 Round 1 Hardpoint win. He did not do much on the objective, but his strong slaying made up for it. Jkap and FormaL did the most on the objective, while Slacked and John were aggressive slayers. That proved to be a winning combination, as they dominated Echo Fox. He was not in the focal point after that, however, as he provided support behind John and FormaL in Round 2 Search & Destroy, and was the only player on Luminosity to not hit the 20-kill mark in Round 3 Capture the Flag. He stayed out of the spotlight in the final two rounds, but he was still solid.
Search & Destroy-focused in win
July 20, 2018
Slacked's best rounds came in the Search & Destroy rounds of the 3-2 win over OpTic Gaming on Day 3, Week 8 of CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
Slacked's best rounds came in the two Search & Destroy wins. In Round 2 Search & Destroy, saw him dominate the early game, and hang on as they managed to win the round in 11 games. Round 5 Search & Destroy was another 11-game win, but Slacked was more consistent in this one, playing well throughout the game instead of fading a little down the stretch. The respawn rounds for Slacked were a bit, as he went 60/66 in the three rounds. His best respawn round was Round 3 Capture the Flag, as he came up large in extra time. He picked up the flag after John went down, made a few kills, and got the game winning flag cap. He went 14/14 in the round win.
Up-and-down play
July 19, 2018
Slacked was inconsistent in his play during the 3-1 loss to Rise Nation on Day 2, Week 8 of CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
Slacked started this match slowly. Round 1 Hardpoint saw him play really well to open the round, but that did not last long; John ended up taking over for him, and Slacked limped to a 16/21 KD to finish off the first round. He began to pick it up in Round 2 Search & Destroy, as he played well in a support role behind JKap, and late John, to give them their only round win of the match. Round 3 Capture the Flag saw their offense stop completely after their only first flag cap, though Slacked played rather well despite that. He went 22/21 in the round, as he and John put up a valiant fight, but the depth behind them was far too weak to break through the Rise defense. Round 4 Hardpoint saw Slacked be productive solely through the objective, in which he had 1:22 there. He was an inconsistent slayer (21/27 KD), but his Hardpoint time made up for it. He helped get them to a 230-200 lead, though they threw it away to lose the round and match.
Pulls team ahead in tight loss
July 11, 2018
Slacked led his team in slaying in a 3-2 loss to UNILAD eSports on Tuesday of the CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
Slacked's slaying presence couldn't be discounted this series. This was especially true as most of Luminosity Gaming had a flat game, meaning Slacked had to carry his team by slaying his opponents out. While this worked in Round 3 Capture the Flag and Round 4 Hardpoint, the lack of support in Round 1 Hardpoint caused Slacked's heavy slaying to have little impact. For example, Round 4 Hardpoint saw Slacked score several double kills to win the map, but he was only able to score those kills because of the spawns JKap secured.
Falls slightly short
June 18, 2018
Slacked played a slow series in a 3-1 loss to Red Reserve in the Losers Final of CWL Anaheim, landing in third place for the weekend.
ANALYSIS
While a solid support player, Slacked wasn't able to land the picks needed to win the series. Both John and FormaL were able to slay out but Slacked wasn't able to help his team win map or spawn control. This was because Slacked stuck close to John, mainly to secure his kills, resulting in Luminosity Gaming playing in clumped groups that Red Reserve could maneuver around. Slacked's slow shots didn't help either, as he was only able to pick up the pace in Round 2 Search & Destroy and at the end of Round 4 Hardpoint.
Solid first and last round
June 17, 2018
Slacked had a nice start and finish to the 3-1 loss to Red Reserve on Day 3 of CWL Anaheim. The loss relegated Luminosity Gaming to the loser's bracket.
ANALYSIS
Slacked and FormaL were the entire offense for Luminosity for large stretches of Round 1 Hardpoint, as John and JKap struggled to find their footing. Eventually, John started to play better and that trio willed them to a 250-248 win. Slacked was huge in that win, as he got into the Hardpoint and clearing it out and winning them the round. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw him come back down to Earth as Red Reserve dominated, winning 6-2. Round 3 Capture the Flag saw Slacked struggle a little, going 17/19. Red Reserve really dominated the map due to their strong slaying, and Slacked really could not do anything about it. Round 4 Hardpoint saw he, FormaL and John dominate early, as Luminosity were staked out to a 153-107 lead. They would eventually lose the lead, the round, and the match, as strong late-game showings from Red Reserve upended a nice early round performance from Slacked.
Saved best for last in sweep
June 17, 2018
Slacked had a rough start but finished strongly in the sweep win over Enigma6 Group on Day 2 of CWL Anaheim, securing a spot in the winner's bracket for Luminosity Gaming.
ANALYSIS
Slacked really lagged behind his teammates for the vast majority of the match. The first two rounds saw him play well below his teammates, as he struggled to find his footing against a very surprising performance from Enigma6 - Luminosity barely got out of the two rounds with wins, even going to a Game 11 in Round 2 Search & Destroy. Round 3 Capture the Flag was his best round, as he went 18/16 with a flag cap in the 4-3 win. He played well to finish off the map, helping keep Enigma6 in check.
Silences critics in the late-game
June 17, 2018
Slacked made a late-game turnaround in a 3-1 win over OpTic Gaming on Saturday at CWL Anaheim.
ANALYSIS
Slacked had a miserable Round 1 Hardpoint. Going nearly triple negative by the second set of Hardpoint rotations, it seemed like Slacked was doomed to sack Luminosity Gaming. However, he quickly turned it around by Round 2 Search & Destroy. In Game 4, Slacked beamed a triple kill to secure a key round for his team. His momentum continued into Round 3 Capture the Flag, where he took a more defensive stance. Instead of trying to challenge OpTic Gaming in lane, Slacked stuck close to his teammates to secure spawns and force continuous teamfights. While slow, Slacked's defensive strategy paid off massively for his team.
Bottoms out after first round
June 16, 2018
Slacked started well and trailed off in the 3-1 loss to Rise Nation on Day 1 of CWL Anaheim.
ANALYSIS
Slacked put together a strong first round, but was never able to replicate that in the following three rounds of the loss. Round 1 Hardpoint served as both his and Luminosity's high point - it was their only round win, and Slacked was a key part of that. He and FormaL kept them in the game early on, and even were the leaders of a comeback in the early stages of the round. Luminosity really took the reins after that and waltzed to a round win. The rest of his performance was poor, though. They were swept in Round 2 Search & Destroy 6-0, and they lost Round 3 Capture the Flag and Round 4 Hardpoint rather easily. Slacked struggled in each, and mustered just 13 and 15 kills in the two respawn rounds, respectively, as they lost the match.
Covers his team's weaknesses
June 8, 2018
Slacked stomped compLexity's early-game advantages in a 3-0 win on Thursday of the CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
Slacked gave Luminosity Gaming the confidence they needed to take this series. This was thanks to Slacked's ability to shutdown any potential advantage compLexity could find in the game. In Round 1 Hardpoint, for example, he was able to score a seven killstreak during the mid game right after compLexity's Ricky scored his suite of Scorestreaks. Slacked's immediate use of his Scorestreaks was able to zone compLexity out of Hardpoints, allowing Luminosity to regain the advantage despite compLexity's early hold. Slacked would also be key in pushing lanes with John in Round 3 Capture the Flag. Despite a sloppy push at the start of the map, Slacked was able to rebound and make slow coordinated pushes with John.
Fights valiantly in loss
June 1, 2018
Slacked was far from terrible, but Luminosity Gaming were still easily dispatched and swept by OpTic Gaming on Day 3, Week 3, of CWL Global Pro League, Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
This round was pretty cut and dry for Luminosity; they were handled pretty easily, never really having a chance in this one. Round 1 Hardpoint saw everyone on Luminosity have a sub-1.00 KD, though Slacked's 16 kills were joint-highest in the round. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw Slacked get off to a nice start, netting the final kill in Game 1, but they would win just one more game in the loss. Round 3 Capture the Flag saw Slacked legitimately play well. He led his team in kills with his 20/17 KD. He was the only member of Luminosity to have a KD above 1.00. They were simply outslayed by OpTic Gaming in each round, which all but secured their demise.
Strong Hardpoint in loss
May 31, 2018
Slacked had two great Hardpoint rounds in the 3-1 loss to Rise Nation on Day 2, Week 3 of CWL Global Pro League, Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
Slacked's best rounds were the two Hardpoint rounds. Round 1 Hardpoint saw him go 30/26 in the round, leading the team in kills. He also had 1:39 on the objective, just one second behind the lobby lead. Overall, he was excellent for Luminosity, but he had little support and Rise Nation's slaying proved too much for Luminosity on the whole. Round 4 Hardpoint saw him go 24/19, with 1:34 on the objective in the close loss. He was one of the stable forces in the round for them, and helped allow them to stay close while FormaL and John were finding themselves. However, his performances in the middle two rounds saw him struggle. He did not do much in Round 2 Search & Destroy, and went just 19/22 in their Round 3 Capture the Flag win.
Solid Hardpoint in loss
April 9, 2018
Slacked had his best rounds in the Hardpoint rounds of the 3-1 loss to OpTic Gaming, as Luminosity Gaming fell to the loser's bracket final of the CWL Stage 1 Playoffs on Day 3 of the tournament.
ANALYSIS
Slacked had some big moments in each Hardpoint round. Round 1 Hardpoint saw him be one of the catalysts of the win, as he picked up his game in the second half of the round. He got alongside Octane to help complete the Luminosity attack, and his 33 kill/2:01 Hardpoint time combination was unstoppable, and made Luminosity look incredible. Round 4 Hardpoint saw his KD look mediocre (34/40), but he was a big reason why they did not get blown out of the building. While they were down 110-40, and looking like they'd limp out of the winner's bracket, Slacked and John made huge pushes to get them to a 115-108 deficit, and even got them a lead at one point. While it did not last, their big push came largely due to Slacked. Round 2 Search & Destroy and Round 3 Capture the Flag were rather middling rounds for him. The second round saw him be a support-player at best, as John and JKap did the heavy lifting in the eleven game loss. The third round saw him go 21/20 as their offense was completely inept in a shutout loss.
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