Nicholas DiCostanzo 
United States
Team EnVyUs
Lags behind his teammates
July 5, 2018
Classic faded into the background in a 3-2 loss to Red Reserve on Thursday of the CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
Classic committed to his anchor role despite his weak shots. While he was far from sacking his team, he didn't step up when needed, especially during Hardpoint. Red Reserve's mastery of map control made Classic's anchor role extraordinarily important, as he needed to hold spawns against a coordinated opponent. Classic, however, failed to keep track of his team's flanks and allowed Red Reserve an opening to take spawns. This was seen early on in Round 2 Search & Destroy, in Game 1 and Game 3, and also during the second set of rotations in Round 4 Hardpoint.
Fills in the anchor role
July 3, 2018
Classic played solid backup in a 3-0 loss to Team Kaliber on Tuesday of the CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
The sheer aggression from Team Kaliber put Classic in an awkward position. The general lack of early game presence meant that Classic needed to help lock-down his team's spawns, but at the same time Classic is a player that thrives by playing aggressively. Despite his conflicting roles, Classic was still able to help fill for his teammates. Classic played a solid defense in Round 3 Capture the Flag, stopping several of Team Kaliber's pushes dead in their tracks by holding corners near the flag. The only time he slipped was in Round 1 Hardpoint where Classic, in an attempt to win a Hardpoint, fell to Team Kaliber and lost his team's spawns.
Saves best for last in tough loss
June 29, 2018
Classic had his best round in the last round of the 3-2 loss to Echo Fox on Day 3, Week 3 of Division A of CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
Round 1 Hardpoint was a struggle more often than not for Team EnVyUs (and for Classic) as they trailed for the vast majority of the round, and it looked as though it was a surefire loss. They made a huge push to come back a steal a win away from Echo Fox, overcoming multiple 70 point deficits. Classic had a 34/43 KD and 1:06 on the objective, though he was a key support player during the comeback. The next two rounds--Round 2 Search & Destroy and Round 3 Capture the Flag--were both bad losses. They lost the former 6-0, and the latter 5-1, getting outslayed in each. No one on Team EnVyUs played well, Classic included. Round 4 Hardpoint was a carbon copy of the first round, though Classic was more directly involved in their late comeback. He struggled to start the round, but made a huge hold of the objective to turn a 70 point deficit into a lead. Round 5 Search & Destroy was his best round, as he put up incredible slaying numbers in the early going (he had 12 kills through six games). Despite his excellent performance, they lost the round in 10 games.
Solid in respawn rounds
June 27, 2018
Classic did well in the respawn rounds of Team EnVyUs' 3-1 win over FaZe Clan on Day 1, Week 3 of Division A of CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
Classic had a rather slow start to Round 1 Hardpoint, as he lagged behind his teammates in the early portion of the round. He ended up putting together a solid objective-based performance despite that slow start, netting 1:03 on the objective, alongside an 18/22 KD. Round 2 Search & Destroy was their only loss, and it was a struggle for virtually everyone on Team EnVyUs. Outside of the first game, and a two-game stretch in Games 5 and 6, they could not do much of anything against FaZe Clan, and Classic was very much included in those struggles. Round 3 Capture the Flag saw he, Decemate, and Huke lead their team with a dominating three-headed monster. They only managed to win 3-2, but the three of them dominated the killfeed and frustrated the offense for FaZe on more than one occasion. Round 4 Hardpoint saw him follow the Round 1 Hardpoint gameplan, where he fell into a support role. Team EnVyUs lead this round for the majority of it, fighting back FaZe Clan pushes on multiple occasions to keep their lead.
Loses map control
June 16, 2018
Classic struggled to take control in a 3-0 loss to OpTic Gaming on Friday at CWL Anaheim.
Playing the support role, Classic was in charge of holding flanks and spawns for his team. However, the weak shots from Classic and his teammates made that role impossible to fill. Earlier into Round 1 Hardpoint, around the first Turret Hardpoint, Classic lost control of spawns to OpTic Gaming. He struggled to regain any semblance of map control after that hill as his teammates were scattered across the map. Instead of slowing down and regrouping, Classic kept rushing to the Hardpoint and attempting to score kills. It wasn't until the second Castle Hill that he found any map control, but by then it was too late for Team EnVyUs to rebound a win.
Nice start to win
May 25, 2018
Classic came out of the gates flying in the 3-1 win over Echo Fox on Day 3, Week 2, of CWL Global Pro League, Stage 2.
Classic was one of the leaders for Team EnVyUs in their close Round 1 Hardpoint win. He was good from beginning to end, providing them with consistent slaying and a decent amount of Hardpoint time (27 kills, 59 seconds on the objective). Round 2 Search & Destroy was another solid round for Classic, though this one was much more dominant for Team EnVyUs. They lost only Game 6, a nearly flawless round. Round 3 Capture the Flag was his worst round, and their only round loss. He went just 18/20, failing to keep up with a strong slaying performance from Echo Fox, especially Aqua. They were edged out with just 12 seconds left on the clock, as they lost 3-2. Round 4 Hardpoint was a return to dominance for Team EnVyUs, as the very balanced attack from all four players resulted in map control, and a rather easy win. Classic was not the leader he was in the previous Hardpoint round, but his 21/18 KD and 55 seconds of Hardpoint time were solid nonetheless.
Builds up his team
May 24, 2018
Classic heated up in the late game with a 65/59 KD in a 3-1 loss to Red Reserve on Wednesday of the CWL Pro League Stage 2.
Classic tired to save a losing series by making bold and aggressive plays against the defensive Red Reserve. Unfortunately, this only worked in Round 2 Search & Destroy and Round 3 Capture the Flag. In Round 2 Search & Destroy, Classic was surprisingly strong as he was able to tear players out of cover with his frag grenades, even scoring a triple kill in Game 5 and Game 9, as he took advantage of Red Reserve's defense. In Round 3 Capture the Flag, Classic broke a tie at the last second thanks to a double kill as he pushed straight into Red Reserve to make a bold play.
Consistently good in win
May 24, 2018
Classic had a great showing in the sweep win over Team Kaliber on Day 2, Week 2, of CWL Global Pro League, Stage 2.
Classic did a lot of good things in the sweep win over Team Kaliber. Round 1 Hardpoint proved to be an excellent start for both him and Team EnVyUs. They won the round, and Classic was dominant. He started to pick his game up in the middle of the round, as teammate Decemate began to falter a bit from his hot start. He ended up netting a lobby-high 33 kills, as well as a strong 1:42 on the objective. He was a versatile contributor in this round, and was a key to the win. Round 2 Search & Destroy was a tight 11-game win, and Classic did a lot to get them there. He had three final kills in the round win, in Games 1, 5, and 6. His clutch kills helped keep them alive as Fero and Kenny put in great games on the other side. Round 3 Capture the Flag was the worst round for him. He fell into a support role, going just 17/18, though he had the second flag cap for his team, one that would prove to be the game winner. He was solid at his worst, and played excellently at his best.
Inconsistent in close loss
May 18, 2018
Classic never found his footing in the 3-2 loss to Evil Geniuses on Day 3 of Week 1 of CWL Global Pro League, Stage 2.
Classic had an up and down showing in this match. His two best rounds were the two rounds they won: Round 3 Capture the Flag and Round 4 Hardpoint. Round three saw him have a huge first half, and turned that into a 21 kill showing--second best in the lobby--that got them their first win of the match. Round 4 Hardpoint saw him regress a little, going 20/20, but he was a key support slayer in the round. They kept Evil Geniuses' offense stifled, and his secondary slaying helped on that end. The rest of his performance was rough, however. Round 1 Hardpoint saw him get overrun by the excellent slaying performance from Evil Geniuses, as he went 18/31 in the round. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw him struggle to play consistently after netting the final kill in the first game, and Round 5 Search & Destroy saw them lose the round 6-0.
Couldn't escape SMGs
April 22, 2018
Classic couldn't pin down Evil Geniuses in a 3-0 loss and got knocked down to the Loser's Bracket on Saturday of CWL Seattle.
Classic was the powerhouse of Team EnVyUs, but even he couldn't beat back Evil Geniuses. He started hot in Round 1 Harpdoint thanks to a smooth four killstreak in the first Hardpoint, securing a solid first hill that gave Team EnVyUs a fifty point lead. He was unable to maintain this lead, however. Classic was easily rushed down by Evil Geniuses triple-SMG composition alongside his partner Chino. Even when Classic tried to play the long-range game against Evil Geniuses, playing further back and holding spawns, he got smoked and stunned.
Struggles to slay in win
April 21, 2018
Classic had a hard time slaying in the 3-1 win over OpTic Gaming on Day 1 of CWL Seattle.
Despite the win by Team EnVyUs, Classic did not have the best time in this one. He finished with a sub-1.00 KD in all three of the respawn rounds, and his struggles to slay were there. It is not like he was completely inept, however, as he had over one minute on the objective in each of the Hardpoint rounds, and had one of his team's flag caps in their Round 3 Capture the Flag defeat. He just didn't slay well in any of the three respawn rounds. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw him play very well, however, as they ran out to a 5-0 lead before winning in eight games. He was a key cog in a strong Team EnVyUs performance that totally stifled OpTic Gaming in the Search & Destroy round.
A few good rounds in loss
April 7, 2018
Classic had some good moments in the 3-2 loss to FaZe Clan, eliminating them from the CWL Stage 1 Playoffs.
Classic's Round 1 Hardpoint performance goes well beyond his KD ratio. His 32/39 KD looks poor, but he played an enormous role in the win. With FaZe sitting on 249 points, he had a huge kill to contest the Hardpoint, which opened up Huke to come it and come from behind to get the 250 points to win. His other solid showing came in Round 4 Hardpoint. He was a monster in the early stages and allowing them to keep pace with FaZe Clan. Eventually, his teammates caught up to his pace, and they ended up taking another late Hardpoint win. The rest of his performance was middling at best, however, with a 16/21 Round 3 Capture the Flag, and two Search & Destroy rounds that saw him struggle to go on a run.
Drags heavily behind his team
April 2, 2018
Classic dragged down his team like an anchor as OpTic Gaming stomped Team EnVyUs 3-1 in the Losers Quarterfinals of CWL Birmingham.
Classic did not have a good series at all, but while it wasn't his worst, it did not help matters against OpTic Gaming. Classic did have one good round against OpTic during Round 1 Hardpoint where he got a KD of 22/20 and 1:12 of hardpoint control time. Unfortunately, from here Classic just straight up bombed. Classic would get the worst KD of his team in Round 2 Search & Destroy at 4/8 and would get the worst KD of his team again in Round 3 Capture the Flag with 13/20, although he did score a flag capture. By the time Classic could put up a semblance of a performance again in Round 4 Hardpoint, it was too little, too late to save his team, as he earned yet another negative KD of 25/29.
Can't make much impact
April 1, 2018
Classic faded into the background in a 3-0 loss to Rise Nation on Saturday at CWL Birmingham.
Classic didn't have much impact this series as a lack of solid coordination doomed Team EnVyUs. Classic did find some momentum in Round 1 Hardpoint on Valkyrie, where he could easily challenge hills quickly and frequently. But in Round 2 Search & Destroy, Classic was often left alone in poor teamfights, such as in Game 6 where SlasheR wasn't nearby to cover him. Similarly, Round 3 Capture the Flag saw Classic struggle to help his team, and his team struggled to help him, such as early in the first half in which Temp nearly forced a flag pull but he was too far from Classic to receive his help.
Secures some key kills
March 30, 2018
Classic won small fights in a 3-1 loss to OpTic Gaming on Friday of CWL Birmingham.
Classic didn't have a strong slaying series, but he was able to win key fights. In Round 1 Hardpoint, this involved Slacked landing kills onto OpTic Gaming as they trickled off of spawns in Hardpoint fights. While often only getting a kill or two, these minor plays caused massive inconveniences for OpTic Gaming getting into Hardpoints. In Round 2 Search & Destroy, Classic would often out-trade his opponents with his bizarre angles and long flanks. However, it was when Team EnVyUs fell into teamfights that Classic struggles, as he was often unable to trade or secure kills for his teammates.
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