Slacked
Josiah Berry 
United States
Luminosity Gaming
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.
Falls apart against flanks
April 9, 2018
Slacked disappeared into the background during a 3-2 loss to FaZe Clan at the Loser's Finals of the CWL Stage 1 Playoffs.
ANALYSIS
Slacked, as Luminosity Gaming's anchor, struggled to do much against FaZe Clan. His opponent's heavy emphasis on flanking constantly forced him on the backfoot, making him play defense instead of offense. The same problem was seen on Octane, who's long-range AR struggled to compete with FaZe Clan's SMGs. But in Slacked's his weak slaying was far more dramatic as he could only tag up players instead of pushing lanes and enemy spawns.
Rallies his team together
April 7, 2018
Slacked began the comeback in a 3-2 reverse-sweep of Red Reserve on Day 1 of CWL Stage 1 Playoffs.
ANALYSIS
Red Reserve had Luminosity Gaming on the backfoot, and it was Slacked who started the comeback. Round 3 Capture the Flag became critical to Luminosity's reverse-sweep as Slacked was able to clutch the round with a last second flag capture. The capture was built from Slacked's Scorestreaks, which he scored early in the second half. After Slacked won Round 3, the whole momentum of the series shifted into Luminosity's favor, especially after Slacked dropped a 24/17 KD in Round 4 Hardpoint.
Heats up to claim CWL Birmingham Championship
April 2, 2018
Slacked slowly gained speed in to claim victory in a back-to-back Grand Finals at CWL Birmingham, losing the first series 3-1 and winning the second series 3-1.
ANALYSIS
Slacked, like most of Luminosity Gaming, struggled to find much of anything in the first series. Splyce utterly dominated the series off of the back of a win over Rise Nation and a crowd that constantly cheered for them. Despite this, Slacked was able to rebound in the second series, despite some major stumbles. The second Round 1 Hardpoint saw Slacked play confidently with an SMG, slaying out against a disorganized Splyce that were unprepared for his teamfights. However, things took a turn for the worse in Round 3 Capture the Flag where Slacked struggled massively. By the second half, he had a 4/11 KD. Surprisingly, however, he was able to open the map for Luminosity Gaming thanks a quadriple kill that opened up the map for his team.
Middling in win
April 2, 2018
Slacked had his moments, but saw some struggles in the 3-2 upper bracket semifinal win over OpTic Gaming on Day 3 of the CWL Birmingham Open.
ANALYSIS
Slacked struggled to break through for most of this match. His best performance was in Round 2 Search & Destroy. He was excellent in the early stages of the round, and got the final kill in games four and five to top of his hot stretch. His start helped put Luminosity on the right foot, and they were able to finish off the win. The rest of his performance saw him lag behind his teammates and the competition alike. Even in their sole respawn win, Round 3 Capture the Flag, he was rather average. He went 14/15 in the dominating 5-0 win. He was a solid support player in the Round 5 Search & Destroy win, helping finish off the win. His biggest moments came in the second round, for sure.
Reinforces his team's defense
March 30, 2018
Slacked held his team's defenses in a 3-0 victory over Red Reserve on Friday of CWL Birmingham.
ANALYSIS
Slacked played the important-but-subtle role of anchor for his team as Luminosity Gaming took a very offensive and scattered approach against Red Reserve. Luminosity spread themselves thin across the map in order to find early picks against Red Reserve, a team that tends to spread and play for small kills. This strategy worked for Luminosity, but it left Slacked needing to hold his team's scattered spawns. Slacked pulled this off easily by playing further back than in his teammates, such as in Round 3 Capture the Flag, in order to secure his team's base.
Comes online too late to save his team
March 26, 2018
Slacked's performance through Luminosity Gaming's series against FaZe Clan on Thursday of Week 8 of the CWL Pro League Division B improved as the series went on, but it ended up being too little, too late to prevent FaZe Clan seizing the series 3-1.
ANALYSIS
Slacked let Octane and John do the heavy lifting in Round 1 Hardpoint, which Luminosity Gaming won by less than 30 seconds as Slacked earned a barely negative KD of 27/31. He fared slightly better in Round 2 Search & Destroy with another negative KD of 5/7, but he was unable to help Octane clutch the round against FaZe Clan. Slacked came online in Round 3 Capture the Flag by earning the only break-even KD for LG with 19/19, but no one on LG could earn any flag captures, as FaZe Clan ran away with four. Arguably Slacked's best round was in Round 4 Hardpoint, where he finally went double-positive in KD with 30/14 as he tried to save the series from falling away from LG, but at this point it was too late to prevent FaZe Clan from stealing the show and the victory.
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