Nicholas DiCostanzo 
United States
Team EnVyUs
Strong last round in sweep loss
March 17, 2018
Classic had a nice last round, but Team EnVyUs still lost handily 3-0 to FaZe Clan on Day 3 of Week 3 of CWL Global Pro League, Stage 1.
For Team EnVyUs, this round was a disaster. They were swept, and none of the rounds were all that close. Classic had one good round, Round 3 Capture the Flag, but had a rough go of it in Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 2 Search & Destroy. He only managed 17 kills in the first, and he fought valiantly but only managed to help squeak out a single game win in their 6-1 Round 2 Search & Destroy loss. The third round saw him go 21/18, by far the best performer on Team EnVyUs. He was both the only member of his team to hit the 20-kill plateau, and have a KD of 1.00 or higher. He had no support and they were shut out.
Feels the pain of a sweep loss to Evil Geniuses
March 15, 2018
Classic couldn't stop Evil Geniuses at any point during Team EnVyUs' 3-0 loss on Wednesday in the CWL Pro League Division B.
Like the rest of Team EnVyUs, Classic had a decent start to Round 1 Hardpoint, but the continued efforts of Evil Geniuses were far too much to bear. Classic was the last to die in a Round 2 Search & Destroy that slipped away from Team EnVyUs relatively quickly, ending with a 5/7 KD. Round 3 Capture the Flag was especially painful for Classic, as he and the rest of Team EnVyUs attempted to stage a valiant comeback that tied the score in the last few minutes of the second half, but this comeback was quickly stopped by Evil Geniuses, as Classic went double negative in KD with 11/22.
Fails to show up to play
March 15, 2018
Classic stumbled and fell in a 3-1 loss to UNILAD on Thursday of the CWL Global Pro League, Division B.
Classic started well, only to completely fall apart. It wasn't a problem in tactics for him, just that he couldn't score kills. In Round 1 Hardpoint, Classic helped build a comeback for his team thanks to a strong set of kills at the second Dock Warehouse, only to immediately slow down. His scores in Round 3 Capture the Flag and Round 4 Hardpoint were especially concerning. Running with an SMG in both rounds, Classic dropped a 5/20 KD in Round 3, struggling to much of anything that round.
Early star in loss
March 11, 2018
Classic's hot start did not secure a win, as Team EnVyUs fell 3-2 to Rise Nation, relegating them to the losers' bracket of CWL Atlanta on Day 3.
Most of the first three rounds were excellent for Classic. He was incredibly good in Round 1 Hardpoint, as he and SlasheR set the tone early and helped win what ended up being an easy round. They dominated both the kill feed and the objective, and won 250-149. Classic went 26/18 in the round, leading the lobby in kills and leading his team towards a win with consistent slaying that put Team EnVyUs above Rise Nation. His hot start went into Round 2 Search & Destroy, as he was a big reason why they went up 3-1. He was dominant, but middling performances behind him kept it close. Eventually, Methodz went off and Team EnVyUs had no chance at keeping pace. His dominant slaying kept up into Round 3 Capture the Flag. His 22 kills led the lobby -- he was the only one to hit the 20-kill mark -- and he kept the round very close. They just could not break through a stubborn Rise Nation defense. The next two rounds for middling for Classic, as he did his work on the objective during their epic Round 4 Hardpoint comeback, and were dominated alongside his teammates in the decisive Round 5 Search & Destroy.
Sticks close to his teammates
March 9, 2018
Classic links up with SlasheR to take a 3-2 win against Red Reserve on Day 1 of CWL Atlanta.
Classic didn't have a massive series until he started to stick close to SlasheR. Classic's early game, Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 2 Search & Destroy, struggled against Red Reserve's careful and methodical style. However, when Classic began to back up SlasheR's aggression in Round 3 Capture the Flag, he found far more success. He was able to secure the kills SlasheR couldn't find while also pushing his teammates' advantages, always moving the line forward for his team. This was easily seen in Round 4 Hardpoint when Classic always pressured spawns from the Hardpoint whenever possible.
Fails to hold out in onslaught
February 16, 2018
Classic whiffed solid leads in a 3-0 loss to Luminosity Gaming on Day 6 of the CWL Pro League, Division B.
Classic was always going to have a rough series here. The streaky Luminosity Gaming were able to pressure his defenses, but he did a solid job of refusing to relent to their offensive. However, he'd eventually break. Spawn control became key this series as a handful of kills determined the fate of every map. In Round 1 Hardpoint, Classic falling to a Fighter Pilot cost his team a rotation to the final Hardpoint. But, to give Classic his due credit, he held spawns excellently on Turret hills where Team EnVyUs built most of their score.
Silently plays in the background
February 15, 2018
Classic stayed quiet in an intense 3-2 win over Splyce on Day 5 of the CWL Pro League, Division B.
Classic continued his rather impressive, if not subtle, role as team anchor. This is despite his seemingly unimpressive slaying. Team EnVyUs' fast and aggressive slaying is only benefited by a slower slayer like Classic who can hang back and hold spawns for his team. For example, Classic's defense was key in his team's victory on Round 4 Hardpoint on Gibraltar. He was able to stop Splyce from taking the point by holding out against Bance and Jurd for a few seconds, giving his fallen teammates nearby spawns to easily reinforce the point.
Struggles to engage
February 8, 2018
Classic stumbled slightly in a dominant 3-1 win over Unilad on Day 3 of the CWL Pro League Stage 1, Division B.
Classic played a strange series. For once, he wasn't leading the Scoreboard! Instead, he played a subservient role to Temp, Huke and SlasheR. While this wasn't a massive problem in respawn rounds, it was awkward in Search & Destroy, the one round Team EnVyUs would lose. This was partly because Classic would play point, trying to scout and score first blood. But his slower shot this series caused him to be first-blooded by Unilad instead, a dire circumstance that put his team on the back foot.
Keeps steady and smooth with aim
December 17, 2017
Classic clutched the win with his steady aim in a victory over Echo Fox on Day 1 of the Northern Showdown.
This game was closer than it should've been with the way Classic and SlasheR were beaming Echo Fox down. But it was only in some key fights that Team EnVyUs was able to find any kind of lead. Echo Fox played a scrappy game by controlling spawns, meaning that even when Classic won a gunfight, it translated into very little since Echo Fox spawned close by. However, this also meant Classic clutched Round 2 and Round 5 Search & Destroy since Echo Fox were so limp. Classic's slaying also meant that Team EnVyUs had plenty of streaks to work with in dire times. In Round 3 Capture the Flag, for example, Classic opened the map with his Fight Pilot streak to score a triple kill and the first point of the round.
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 real struggle for him, as he limped to a 9/18 KD. 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).
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