Nicholas DiCostanzo 
United States
Team EnVyUs
Mostly invisible in loss
December 17, 2017
Classic saw pelnty of struggles as Team EnVyUs were swept by Luminosity Gaming on Championship Sunday at the Northern Arena Showdown. The loss relegated Team EnVyUs into the tournament's Losers Bracket.
Classic did some good things in the match, most notably in Round 2 Search & Destroy. He was the only member of his team to have a positive KD ratio, and he was a thorn in Luminosity Gaming's side throughout the match. Round 1 Hardpoint saw him put in a mostly average performance as they blew an early lead to lose 250-220, and Round 3 Capture the Flag was a really struggle for him, as he limped to a 9/18 KD ratio. He'll need to improve his respawn play in the Losers Bracket of the tournament.
Fails to find his footing
December 10, 2017
Classic stumbled early on in a dragged out 1-3 loss to Echo Fox on Day 2 of CWL Dallas.
Classic gave an uncharacteristically flat performance this series. He wasn't one of the top slayer for his team, but he did adjust his gameplay to compensate for his limp shots by playing the objective. This worked for Classic in Round 1 Hardpoint Gibraltar. It didn't work in Round 3 Capture the Flag Ardennes Forest. Echo Fox slowed the game down to a halt by play defensively, poking Team EnVyUs for holes in their defense. While Classic's slow game didn't matter much in the beginning of the round, it slowly grew into a massive problem across the course of the series as Echo Fox pressured him more and more. This resulted in Classic being outgunned in the final seconds while holding Echo Fox's flag in Team EnVyUs' base, allowing Echo Fox to make a last-second flag capture that won the game.
Up and down in tough loss
December 9, 2017
Classic had a few good rounds and a few bad rounds in the 3-1 loss to rivals OpTIc Gaming on Day 2 of group play at CWL Dallas.
Classic got off to a terribly slow start in Round 1 Hardpoint. As a whole, Team EnVyUs had a tough time breaking through OpTic Gaming's attack, and Classic was no exception. He turned it around in Round 2 Search & Destroy, leading an extremely balanced attack that saw every member of the team finish with either six or seven kills. It was a very impressive team showing, with Classic being particularly impressive. EnVyUs began to struggle again in Round 3 Capture the Flag and in Round 4 Hardpoint. Classic was excellent in the fourth and final round, but it was not enough to overcome a strong OpTic Gaming attack.
Classic plays support in win
December 9, 2017
Classic was not in the spotlight, but he played a vital support role in the group play win over Enigma 6 on Day 2 of CWL Dallas.
Team EnVyUs outclassed Enigma 6 in a rather easy sweep, but Classic was hardly in the spotlight of the victory. He got off to a slow start in the killing department in Round 1 Hardpoint -- it did not hinder his ability to soak up Hardpoint time, however. His support role carried into Round 2 Search & Destroy and Round 3 Capture the Flag. While his teammates -- specifically SlasheR and Temp -- had a lot of the spotlight, Classic played a key role nonetheless.
Officially joins Team EnVyUs
November 4, 2017
Classic has officially signed on with Team EnVyUs, the organization announced over the weekend.
Following the news that Classic had been released from Luminosity Gaming, it only seemed like a matter of time until the slayer would be officially announced on Team EnVyUs, with rumors dating back to two months ago suggesting he would be on the team. Alongside SlasheR, Classic brings a bit of experience and moxie to the team, with both Huke and Temp enigmas in their own right. Each of them has the capability to go off on any given map, but it's likely Classic who will be asked to provide some sort of consistency to a team that at first glance may struggle to do just that, at least initially.
Free Agent
Not listed on Luminosity Gaming's starting lineup
October 26, 2017
Classic is no longer listed on Luminosity Gaming's starting roster.
This doesn't come as any surprise, as the now confirmed current Luminosity Gaming roster was not expected to roster Classic come the fall. While there are still plenty of rumors suggesting Classic will find a new home shortly, nothing has been officially announced meaning the former LG slayer will reside in free agency (if only till the official start of the new competitive season).
Fades in eliminating loss
August 13, 2017
Classic faded into the background in the sweep loss to OpTic Gaming on Day 5 of the 2017 Call of Duty World League Championship. The Losers Bracket Finals loss eliminated Luminosity Gaming from competition.
Classic had a solid first two rounds, but faltered greatly in Round 3 Uplink. Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 2 Search & Destroy saw Luminosity Gaming never really have a chance, losing 250-107 and 6-3, respectively. He was the best player on his team in both rounds. He managed to go 22/21 with 50 seconds in Hardpoint, despite his team getting blown out. He was the only member on his team above 17 kills, and had the only positive KD on Luminosity Gaming. He also led his team in Hardpoint time. He managed double digit kills in Search & Destroy, and got the final kill in Game 2. He simply got minimal support. Round 3 Uplink was an 11-2 blowout loss, and Classic faltered, going 20/25 with no points.
Does his thing in win
August 13, 2017
Classic put up a 79/84 KD when Luminosity Gaming took down Rise Nation to move on to the losers finals of Call of Duty Champs 2017.
Classic never managed to put himself in the forefront of this series, but he still was right there for his team with consistent kills to give LG the edge. He mainly played a more supportive role in this series, just chipping in kills here and there when his team needed them the most. He was especially strong in the late portions of rounds to outplay Rise in those key moments. Despite all the good that Rise Nation had done earlier in the losers bracket, LG was just too strong. With this win, LG is now onto the losers finals for a chance to get to the grand finals.
Good in win
August 12, 2017
Classic played well in the sweep win over eUnited on Day 4 of the 2017 Call of Duty World Championship. The win put Luminosity Gaming in the Loser's Bracket Semifinal.
Round 1 Hardpoint was a back and forth, highly contested round. Luminosity got off to a fast 49-5 start, and ended up leading 142-100. However, eUnited came roaring back to take the lead. Luminosity Gaming ended up winning the round 250-213. Classic was solid, albeit unspectacular, in the round. He went 26/25 with 44 seconds on the objective -- it was solid, but nothing to write home about. Round 2 Search & Destroy was as perfect a round for Luminosity as there could be. They went a perfect 6-0, and eUnited could do nothing to stop them. Classic had the final kill in Game 3 and Game 5 in the round. Round 3 Uplink was a wild one. Classic gave Luminosity a 10-9 lead with less than a minute left -- however, a Prestinni throw in forced overtime. A Slacked dunk 42 seconds into overtime proved to be too much for eUnited, and Luminosity made the top four of the tournament. Classic had a Kd of 28/25 and six points in the final round.
Solid last round in win
August 12, 2017
Classic saved his best for last in the sweep win over Splyce on Day 4 of the 2017 Call of Duty World Championship. The win secured Luminosity Gaming a spot in the Loser's Bracket Quarterfinal.
Classic was solid on the objective in Round 1 Hardpoint, but lagged behind in terms of slaying. The round itself saw Luminosity run out to an early lead, until Splyce got it back, and then some. After that, Luminosity ran out to a 100-34 lead, and held onto it for the win. Splyce made it interesting, as the final score was 250-211, but the lead was just too much to overcome. Classic only had 17 kills (18 deaths), but buoyed his performance with a strong 1:33 on the objective. Round 2 Search & Destroy was a very close round, won in Game 10 by a stealth defuse by Luminosity that was created by a smart use of smoke grenades by everyone. Classic was laid back in the round, and his teammates carried the load. Round 3 Uplink was his best round. He went 27/21 with three points in a 15-3 shellacking of Splyce. He played a strong two-way game in the round.
Rebounds from previous losses
August 12, 2017
Classic finds his stride in a 3-0 victory against Fnatic on Day 3 of the CWL Championships.
Classic was fairly consistent this series thanks to a scattered and timid Fnatic. His best map was easily Round 1 Hardpoint on Scorch where he dominated the mid game. This was key in the second Turbine hill where Classic broke the hill and stole Fnatic's spawns thanks to his clean shots. Things only snowballed for him from then on as he tore through Hangar hill and Drill hill. With two rotations under his belt, Classic then left the hill to cut Fnatic's spawns mid map, splitting the team in two. Classic even cleaned the round with a decisive set of Trinity Rockets on the second Drill point.
Whiffs some key shots
August 11, 2017
Classic slipped into the lower brackets in a 3-1 loss to eUnited on Day 3 of the 2017 CWL Championships.
Like the rest of his team, Classic was hot in the first map but nowhere else. This was partly because Luminosity Gaming has become, in a way, all brawn with very few starts. Round 1 Hardpoint on Retaliation was a stomp thanks to Classic stomping, earning Scorestreaks early on to clutch the late game. But his shots only went so far in Round 2 Search & Destroy on Crusher. To put it simply, Classic was outplayed by eUnited. Most of these mistakes were a result of greedy or panicked attempts at kills, such as in Game 3 and Game 9 where Classic choked favorable fights with slow pushes.
Timeless performance in win
August 10, 2017
Classic tallied a KD of 78/70 in Luminosity Gaming's big win over Vitality in Pool D on Day 2 of Call of Duty Champs 2017 that catapulted them into the playoffs.
Classic started off a bit rough in Round 1 Hardpoint, as he barely had any time on the point early on to go along with very little kills as well. As the game progressed, he shored up his play to pick up the win still. Round 2 Search & Destroy is one that he and his teammates will soon want to forget, as they all managed to come up extremely short. Once the final two rounds hit, however, all of LG banded together to easily battle back for the win. With such a strong end to their pool play, they should be in great shape going into the playoffs.
Struggles late in loss
August 9, 2017
Classic struggled as Rise Nation piled it on in the sweep loss to them on Day 1 of the 2017 Call of Duty World Championship.
Round 1 Hardpoint was a close 250-241 loss for Luminosity Gaming that they never recovered from. Classic was solid, going 24/24 with 21 seconds on the hill, but he was far from spectacular. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw their whole offense run through Octane. The rest could not shape up in a 6-2 loss. Round 3 Uplink was a rather simple 22-9 rout of Luminosity Gaming. On top of that, most of their points were in garbage time. Classic had some of those, but went 19/29, and struggled a lot.
Not awful in loss
July 30, 2017
Classic did not play terribly, despite the crushing 3-0 loss to OpTic Gaming that eliminated Luminosity Gaming on Day 3 of the Stage 2 Playoffs.
Luminosity Gaming were outgunned, and outplayed, right from the get go in this one. Round 1 Hardpoint saw Luminosity Gaming lose 250-132, and it was as big of a blowout as that sounds. Classic was far from terrible, however, going 20/19 with 47 seconds in the round, despite OpTic Gaming having a huge round. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw Luminosity lose in nine games, and Classic was quiet in the loss. Round 3 Uplink was another blowout where Luminosity lost 11-1, with Classic scoring the lone point for Luminosity Gaming. He also had a 24/29 KD in the round.