Slacked
Josiah Berry 
United States
Luminosity Gaming
Smashes a thin eUnited defense
December 17, 2017
Slacked burns through eUnited at the Northern Showdown Championships in a 3-2 win.
ANALYSIS
Slacked was able to secure streaks, but he wasn't able to use them effectively in the championship series. Because of this, key rounds slipped through Luminosity Gaming's fingers. Round 4 Hardpoint on Gibraltar, for example, Slacked drop his Fighter Pilot and Glide Bombs on 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.
Lagged behind in win
December 17, 2017
Slacked did not have an overwhelming performance in the sweep win over Team EnVyUs on the final day of the Northern Arena Showdown. The win secured Luminosity Gaming a top three finish in the tournament.
ANALYSIS
Slacked did not shine in this one, but still contributed with his support-based approach. Round 1 Hardpoint took a team effort, though, as they got off to a slow start in the round. They ended up waking up and turning it into a 250-220 victory. Round 2 Hardpoint saw Slacked lag behind Octane and JKap. He did not struggle as much as John did, but he put up a rather middling performance in the round. He continued that into Round 3 Capture the Flag, as John and Jkap led the line for Luminosity Gaming in this round.
Goes off in final Hardpoint to secure series
December 16, 2017
Slacked was on fire to close out this 3-1 win over Next Threat in the quarterfinals of the Northern Arena Showdown.
ANALYSIS
While Slacked took a few rounds to get going, once he was on top of his game, he was incredibly dominant. During Search & Destroy, he didn't pick up a kill until Game 5 to really drive home how rough of a round this was for him and the rest of LG. Once Capture the Flag rolled in, however, he was a renewed player. He had three caps in what was a dominant round that included a huge 8-1 run to cap off the Round 3 win. He then capped off his series performance with a huge showing in the final Hardpoint round to allow LG to pick up the breezy win at the end of a 3-1 series win.
Secures utility but not the win
December 10, 2017
Slacked found some success in a 1-3 loss to eUnited on Day 3 of CWL Dallas.
ANALYSIS
Slacked found his footing in an uneven series, but he struggled to make much use of his streaks. This was mainly due to Luminosity Gaming's largely uncoordinated strategies. The uncoordinated was a result of panic when Slacked quickly lost control of the game in Round 2 Search and Destroy. Slacked, Octane, and JKap were all desperate to make plays in Round 3 Capture the Flag, causing each member to flood the point without many strategies. For example, Slacked would burn his Glide Bombs in the second half but it was during an opportune time when JKap was attempting to flank from behind.
Controls the objective with little contest
December 9, 2017
Slacked locked down the map objectives in a 3-0 sweep against Ground Zero on Day 2 of CWL Dallas.
ANALYSIS
With the rest of his team slaying, Slacked was given the fairly easy job of taking the objective. Nowhere was this more prominent than in Round 3 Capture the Flag on London Docks. Slacked constantly rushed through Ground Zero's defense, always pressuring the flag, while JKap and John tore through Ground Zero. The blitz awarded Slacked with five flag captures in under 10 minutes. But, of course, Slacked couldn't have picked up those captures if he couldn't slay as well, finishing with the second highest KD of 15/9.
Slays well in Capture the Flag
December 8, 2017
Slacked tallied a 48/37 KD in Luminosity Gaming's 3-0 sweep of Epsilon on Day 1 of CWL Dallas.
ANALYSIS
Slacked and the rest of LG were playing out of their minds in this opening match on Friday. He was great all match long, but he was especially strong in Capture the Flag to close out this series. He started off 10/2 as they managed to easily close out this series with an exclamation point of the highest degree. LG is looking like a team to beat if this level of play is kept up all weekend.
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.
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