Josiah Berry 
United States
Luminosity Gaming
Consistently reliable
March 15, 2018
Slacked's worst round was an average one in the 3-1 win over eUnited on Day 1 of Week 3 of CWL Global Pro League, Stage 1.
Slacked was excellent in this match. He provided a very consistent slaying performance, and was one of the more reliable members of Luminosity Gaming in this one. Even his worst round, Round 3 Capture the Flag, saw him go 19/19. He never posted a KD ratio below 1.00 in any round, and he even had a nice game in Round 2 Search & Destroy, a round that they lost. He had double-digit kills in the round, and -- alongside John -- staged a comeback that ended up getting the round to a Game 10. Overall, this was a great match for Slacked, and one he will want to build upon.
Disappears in the choas
March 11, 2018
Slacked fell out of CWL Atlanta in a 3-0 loss at the losers' final due Red Reserve's stronger plays.
Slacked didn't come out for this game at all. Consistently scoring negative KDs every round, he couldn't stand up to Red Reserve. He was utterly taken off-guard by Red Reserve's flanks, putting him in difficult 1-vs-2 fights that were impossible to win. He's poor shots bounced him around the map and essentially made him easy fodder for Red Reserve. He'd end Round 3 Capture the Flag with a poor 12/23 KD.
Quietly strong in loss
March 11, 2018
Slacked was under-the-radar good in the 3-1 loss to Rise Nation on Day 3 of CWL Atlanta, putting Luminosity Gaming into the losers' bracket of the tournament.
Slacked was a very stable presence for Luminosity Gaming, despite their loss to Rise Nation. The only round in which he was not reliable was Round 2 Search & Destroy, a round that Rise Nation utterly dominated. They managed to scrape three game wins, but they never really threatened a comeback. It was an easy round win for Rise Nation, plain and simple. He was, however, extremely reliable in the other three rounds. He did not have a negative KD ratio in any of the three respawn rounds (18/16 in Round 1 Hardpoint, 21/17 in Round 3 Capture the Flag, and 39/38 in Round 4 Hardpoint). That consistency was key for Luminosity Gaming, and it allowed them to stay competitive in the rounds they lost (Rounds 3 and 4) and stay ahead in the round they won. It was a great individual showing in a disappointing team loss.
Struggles to make a breakthrough
March 10, 2018
Slacked did a lot of good, but also plenty of bad, in the reverse sweep win over Team Kaliber on Day 1 of CWL Atlanta.
Slacked had a weird performance for most of this match. He had strong slaying totals in the respawn rounds, but he also died a bunch. Round 1 Hardpoint saw him go 34/39, and Round 4 Hardpoint saw him go 31/34. Those two rounds are perfect examples of his high kill/high death games that hurt his overall value. He struggled in Round 2 Search & Destroy, as well, doing not much of anything behind Octane. He did do some good, however. He was a key reason why they were able to kick off the reverse sweep, as he fought through being stunned to get the winning flag cap in Round 3 Capture the Flag. He was also excellent in the biggest round of the match, Round 5 Search & Destroy. He was consistently excellent in the round, notching the final kills in Game 5 8, and 11. He also had a ninja defuse in the midst of heavy gunfire during Game 7.
Search & Destroy hero
March 9, 2018
Slacked did his best work in S&D in the sweep win over Evil Geniuses on Day 1 of the CWL Atlanta Open.
Round 2 Search & Destroy was an excellent round for Slacked, and it was sandwiched in between two sub-par ones. He went off in the S&D round, notching double-digit kills. He won games with his gun, and with his smarts, notably wasting time so the bomb could explode. He was great, and firing on all cylinders. Without him, they likely would not even have made it to an 11th game, let alone with the round. He was really bad for most of the previous round, Round 1 Hardpoint, as he finished 26/41. He did have key objective time late in the round, but he was a bullet sponge for the vast majority of it, as his death total shows. Round 3 Capture the Flag saw him fly out to double-digit kills in the first half, but a defensive second half, plus a commanding 3-0 lead, helped him have a relaxed second half. He finished 20/20.
Clutches the final victory
February 16, 2018
Slacked struggled until a last, dramatic moment in a 3-0 win against Team EnVyUs on Day 6 of the CWL Global Pro League Stage 1, Division B.
This series was constantly in question as Team EnVyUs brought a hard fight to Slacked. But while the rest of Luminosity Gaming were able to rise to the challenge, Slacked faded into the background with limp KDs. This brought maps dangerously close. Round 3 Capture the Flag was especially dire for Slacked as he entered into the second half with a 1/11 KD. It was only after Slacked made a bold flank onto Huke attempting to pull Luminosity's flag that he made his presence felt. Scoring a double kill and a flag return, his flank allowed Octane to get a flag capture just before Slacked rallied a second capture.
Lags behind teammates
February 15, 2018
Slacked did not have his best showing in the 3-1 CWL Global Pro Leaguse Stage 1 loss to FaZe Clan on Wednesday.
Slacked really struggled to run with an impressive FaZe Clan performance in this one, and that started from Round 1 Hardpoint. He limped to a 21/31 KD ratio in the round, as FaZe Clan ran all over Luminosity, and had superior map control from the get-go. Slacked did well on the objective during their nice late run, but was invisible other than that. This continued into Round 2 Search & Destroy, as his big moment came in Game 7, with him getting the final kill. Luminosity played well in that round, due to Octane and John, and Slacked slid in behind them in the 11-game win. The final two rounds were bad, both on a team level and on an individual one. Round 3 Capture the Flag and Round 4 Hardpoint were both blowouts, with Luminosity never really sniffing a lead in either round. Slacked went a combined 46/52 as they limped to a loss.
Slams Splyce with SMG dominance
February 13, 2018
Slacked swipes map control from Splyce in a 3-0 win on Day 4 of the CWL Pro League, Division B.
Slacked had the second easiest job on his team thanks to how much Octane and John dominated this series. All Slacked had to do was make sure to harass the objective, a job he fulfilled skillfully on Round 3 Capture the Flag on Ardennes Forest. Slacked essentially had complete map freedom thanks to John and Octane. In the first half, Slacked secured a double kill from ruins where he was able to get a flag capture, thanks in part to John holding mid-map and Octane holding Splyce's spawns. He would quickly follow-up the first capture with a second after beating down a Splyce retaliation, his SMG beaming through his European opponents.
Contributes throughout win
February 7, 2018
Slacked made contributions in every round of the sweep win over Evil Geniuses to give Luminosity their second win of the first day of the CWL Global Pro League, Stage 1,
Slacked may have not had the brightest performances in every round, but he was consistent, and he did good things in each of the three rounds of the match. Round 1 Hardpoint saw him lead the lobby with 32 kills, putting Luminosity Gaming in good positions on the map, and giving them the control they needed to hand Evil Geniuses a 250-83 loss. He was not that player in Round 2 Search & Destroy -- he did not show up on the final kill cam once -- but he provided necessary support to win an eleven-game round. He was the same in Round 3 Capture the Flag -- he only had 12 kills and 11 deaths, barely getting into the round. He did, however, get the longest flag cap of the match, providing a big moment despite his under-the-radar slaying performance.
Lets Team Kaliber slip form his grasps
January 15, 2018
Slacked tried to deliver victory after winning a first grand finals series against Team Kaliber, but stumbles late in the reset series at CWL New Orleans.
Slacked has done the impossible against Team Kaliber: defeat them at a LAN event. The only problem was that Luminosity Gaming needed two wins against the legendary Team Kaliber in order to win the title of Champions. While John and JKap dominated the first series, Slacked and Octane attempted to take up the second series. Slacked started strong in both the second Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 2 Search & Destroy. In Round 2 Search & Destroy, Slacked scored several key kills that swung the round for Luminosity, such as in Game 8. He'd try to take up a defensive position going into the second Round 3 Capture the Flag on Ardennes Forest, holding up near the base to prevent Team Kaliber from making sneaky plays. Unfortunately, Team Kaliber poked holes in Luminosity's aggression and beat Slacked down. After that, Slacked struggled to pin down the slippery Team Kaliber.
Defends his team's positions
January 15, 2018
Slacked holds the line against Rise Nation in 3-2 victory in the losers' final that confirms his place at the grand finals on Day 3 of CWL New Orleans.
Slacked's ability to hold points was a key factor this series. Rise Nation didn't play as nearly as a hectic game as Team Kaliber, meaning that Slacked holding a corner meant that he could actually manipulate spawns. In the second half of Round 3 Capture the Flag on Ardennes Forest, Slacked turned into a beast. Rise Nation couldn't even touch the flag with Slacked dutifully guarding it, shutting down any and all attempts from Rise Nation. The kills were significant since it continually gave Luminosity the opportunity to make flag pulls.
Anchors his team down
January 14, 2018
Slacked anchored his team with strong defense in a 1-3 loss to Team Kaliber in the winners' final on Day 3 of CWL New Orleans.
Slacked knew what he was up against, evidenced by the fact that Luminosity Gaming banned Ardennes Forest, Team Kaliber's best map, every round. But that was perhaps the flaw. Slacked played cautiously and intelligently against Team Kaliber, making sure to hang back and hold spawns for his team against KuavoKenny's flanks. While this helped in most cases, there were some instances where the caution became a detriment, such as in Round 3 Capture the Flag and Round 4 Hardpoint. In Round 4 Hardpoint, especially, the passive playing allowed Team Kaliber to rotate spawns when Luminosity Gaming needed favorable spawns.
Manages objective role well in reverse sweep
January 14, 2018
Slacked managed the objective for the most part in Luminosity's reverse sweep of Echo Fox in the upper bracket semifinals at CWL New Orleans.
Two flag captures by Slacked helped Luminosity Gaming complete a massive turnaround against Echo Fox, as the Round 3 Capture the Flag blowout set off an exciting sequence of events. His performance carried over into Round 4, as Slacked put together just enough kills for LG to race out to an 87-point advantage to begin the match.
Plays the objective and does it well
January 13, 2018
Slacked clearly focused on the objectives during most of Luminosity Gaming's series against Rise Nation on Day 1 of CWL New Orleans, and it paid off with a 3-2 win.
Slacked didn't start the series against Rise Nation with the laser-like focus he'd gain later on, as during Round 1 Hardpoint he only scored a 21/33 KD and a mere 22 seconds of Hardpoint time. However, his focus on objectives started in earnest with Round 2 Search & Destroy, where he successfully stayed alive enough with a break-even 5/5 KD and bomb plant. Round 3 Capture the Flag saw Slacked contribute a flag capture despite a weak KD of 17/21. Slacked's objective focus was at its finest during Round 4 Hardpoint, where he'd earn the most hardpoint control time of his team at a whopping 2:11, as well as a positive KD of 31/30. Slacked ultimately closed out the series against Rise Nation in style with two bomb plants and a positive KD of 8/6 during Round 5 Search & Destroy.
Smashes a thin eUnited defense
December 17, 2017
Slacked burned through eUnited at the Northern Showdown Championships in a 3-2 win.
Slacked secured streaks, but he couldn't use them effectively in the championship series. Accordingly, key rounds slipped through Luminosity Gaming's fingers. During Round 4 Hardpoint on Gibraltar, for example, Slacked dropped his Fighter Pilot and Glide Bombs on the second Castle Road hill, softening up eUnited in the process. But because of the notorious "sticky" spawn around the corner of the point, Slacked was unable break the hill since he didn't attempt to break eUnited's spawns. Similarly, Slacked's massive Scorestreaks mattered little in Round 3 Capture the Flag after a strange use in the second half of overtime.
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