Clayster
James Eubanks 
United States
eUnited
Blows up on his hot streak
July 17, 2017
Clayster ends his weekend with a hot 73/52 KD and a 3-0 sweep over Splyce on Day 3 of Group Yellow.
ANALYSIS
Clayster's still got it. Not only has he brought eUnited some versatile slaying prowess, but he has brings some very strong leadership. Round 1 Hardpoint was the clearest display of the talents he brings, not only with his score but with a long listen-in on steam. In the last minute, Clayster was hyped to the high heavens, screaming call-outs and constantly supporting his teammates. Along with his 35/26 KD, Clayster clearly guided to victory. From then on, Clayster was determined to 3-0 Splyce. His determination was clear in Round 3 Uplink when he started both halves on a sniper, both in a sign of disrespect and for some quick pressure.
Big respawn in win
July 16, 2017
Clayster was dominant in the respawn rounds of the sweep win over Red Reserve on Day 3 of Group Yellow.
ANALYSIS
Clayster has kept up his dominant play in the Stage 2 Group Yellow matches in this victory. Round 1 Hardpoint saw eUnited rout Red Reserve, as they capped off a 250-143 win. Clayster went off, with a 30/16 KD and 1:24 on the objective. He, as well as eUnited, were great. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw Clayster play more of a support role, as Prestinni and SiLLy did the heavy lifting for eUnited. Round 3 Uplink saw Clayster get back on track with a big 31/25 KD performance. He did not score any points in the round, a round that saw eUnited come back from a 6-3 deficit with less than a minute remaining.
Leads the new eUnited
July 15, 2017
Clayster blows through Rise Nation with a 55/42 KD on Day 2 of Group Yellow.
ANALYSIS
Clayster had little problem dealing with a frustrated Rise Nation. Everyone on eUnited slayed hard, but Clayster continues to combine both strong slaying and smart positioning. Round 1 Hardpoint on Throwback saw Clayster make a clever play in the rotations into the first Baseball Field hill. He hid behind the bus near the bowling alley to pepper shots into Rise Nation after his team fell on the Bike Path hill. Though he died, the play allowed his team to spawn into the Baseball Field for an advantage. Then, in Round 2 Search & Destroy the stream spent a healthy amount of time listening into Clayster leading his team. He made sure to check everyone's positioning at every instant, allowing for coordinated plays.
Mediocre showing in loss to Red Reserve
July 15, 2017
Clayster finished with just an 88/82 KD in Saturday's 3-2 Group Yellow series loss to Red Reserve.
ANALYSIS
Clayster got off to a rough 7/14 start with just seven seconds of hill time early in Round 1 Hardpoint, but did piece together a six killstreak to begin turning things around and earn a trinity rocket. Unfortunately, his 19/22 effort with just 48 seconds of hill time contributed to the team's demise in the round. He posted a solid 13/7 KD in Round 2 Search & Destroy to get back on track and a decent 27/24 Round 3 Uplink, but eUnited just split the duo of matches to still trail 2-1. Clayster pelted the Red Reserve spawn with fire during Round 4 Hardpoint, playing much better than the 23/23 KD and 31 seconds of hill time would indicate. His efforts assisted heavily in eUnited tying the series at two a piece and a two-piece during Round 5 Search & Destroy appeared to have the team sitting pretty to earn a 3-0 record. Red Reserve answered with four straight wins to close out eUnited and the two teams sit tied atop the Group Yellow standings with more action to come Saturday.
Explodes in an epic game
July 15, 2017
Clayster pushes beyond his limits in a 3-1 win over Splyce on Day 1 of Group Yellow.
ANALYSIS
Clayster may have had one of the best games of his careers as he utterly dominated Splyce in respawn rounds. The only weak link for eUnited and Clayster was their Search & Destroy game. Round 1 Hardpoint on Breakout saw Clayster break the round with a 23/14 KD by cutting spawns and rotations. He was utterly aggressive, constantly challenging the Europeans with his shots and throwing the normally dominate Splyce for a loop. This worked wonders in Round 3 Uplink and Round 4 Hardpoint where he scored a 32/18 KD and a 26/12 KD respectively. Not only did his scores change the game, but Clayster's famous hyping was heard on stream and pushed his team to new heights.
Leads the new eUnited
July 14, 2017
Clayster plays strong with an 81/77 KD in a 3-1 victory over Rise Nation on Day 1 of Group Yellow.
ANALYSIS
Clayster sat comfortably on his weapon of choice, the assault rifle, while his teammates worked around him. Despite eUnited molding themselves around Clayster, the adjustments were for the better with Clayster bringing tighter teamwork and stronger leadership. Round 1 Hardpoint saw Clayster solely keeping his team in the match thanks to some strong slaying. Clayster's shots were strong enough to stall the game out until his teammates Arcitys, Prestinni and SiLLy were able to warm-up. Clayster also brought a riskier playstyle to eUnited, seen mainly in Round 2 Search & Destroy. Clayster pulled long flanks while his teammates would pushed odd angles.
Sent to eUnited in swap
June 23, 2017
The rumors of a roster switch for Clayster were true, as the organization announced Friday it had swapped its longtime leader for Gunless.
ANALYSIS
After CWL Anaheim came and went with no roster changes, it seemed like the rumors that Clayster would join eUnited were unfounded. But as of several minutes ago, as announced on eUnited's Twitter, Clayster will be replacing Gunless on eUnited's lineup. This will be a major shake-up in the Call of Duty competitive scene, as Clayster lead FaZe Clan for several years through thick and thin. It also explains FaZe Clan's and eUnited's disappointing finishes in CWL Anaheim, as this deal seemed to have been developing across the tournament. It is currently unknown what role Clayster will be playing in eUnited, whether it's as the team's leader or slayer, but it's a monumental change none the less.
Barely manages a reverse sweep against eRa
June 19, 2017
Although FaZe Clan did eventually secure a win against eRa on Day 2 of CWL Anaheim, Clayster can't be happy with how it happened with an overall KD of 72/74.
ANALYSIS
Doom may be in store for FaZe Clan if they keep having narrow victories against teams like eRa. Clayster, especially, felt that pinch. Clayster at least did come out swinging during Round 1 Hardpoint with a 30/22 KD, but FaZe Clan ended up losing that round by a mere four seconds. In Round 2 Search & Destroy, Clayster wound up faltering, only getting a 3/7 KD as eRa seemed poised to take out FaZe Clan. Thankfully, Round 3 Uplink saw a reversal of FaZe Clan's fortunes, with Clayster putting four of FaZe Clan's six points on the board while getting a KD of 16/22. Round 4 Hardpoint saw Clayster put up a 15/16 KD with FaZe winning that round. Round 5 Search & Destroy saw Clayster close out the series with an 8/7 KD, sealing a victory that can only be described as pyrrhic for FaZe Clan.
A Hardpoint force to be reckoned with
June 17, 2017
Although Clayster still has work to do to excel at other game modes, his Hardpoint skills were on point against eLevate, as he notched an overall KD of 79/72 in FaZe's series against eLevate on Day 1 of CWL Anaheim.
ANALYSIS
Clayster's current strengths in competitive Call of Duty clearly lie in Hardpoint game modes, as during Round 1 Hardpoint against eLevate, he'd notch a KD of 21/15 and 1:15 of objective control time. His Search & Destroy performance clearly needs work, though, as during Round 2 Search & Destroy, Clayster only notched an 8/9 KD in a narrow loss to eLevate that round. Clayster needs to work on his Uplink skills as well, as during Round 3 Uplink, he'd only score a KD of 20/24, although he did put one point of FaZe Clan's five up on the board. But Round 4 Hardpoint demonstrated Clayster's skills in that mode yet again, as Clayster dropped a 30/24 KD bomb on eLevate, helping FaZe Clan win that round, and with it, the series.
Unimpressive in loss
June 17, 2017
Clayster had a poor showing as FaZe Clan lost to Evil Geniuses 3-2 to end the first day of CWL Anaheim.
ANALYSIS
Clayster really struggled to get anything going in this one. Round 1 Hardpoint saw FaZe Clan struggle to keep up with Evil Geniuses, and Clayster's performance was the epitome of that. He went 15/22, with 30 seconds on the hill -- he was the worst on his team in both kills and Hardpoint time. He was better in Round 2 Search & Destroy, with a big game in Game 2 to get one kill with his sniper and the second with a pistol while in the prone position. He also had the final kill in Game 11 to even up the match. However, he went right back into his first round performance for the first half of Round 3 Uplink. He was awful, and was consistently outgunned. He turned it around in the second half, putting up a KD of 21/23 with two points overall -- it was Jekyll and Hyde like first and second half, and Evil Geniuses took advantage to get the win. He lagged behind his team yet again in Round 4 Hardpoint, notching a team-low 24 kills. He did have 1:02 on the objective, which was important for them and their successful comeback attempt. Round 5 Search & Destroy was rather lopsided, with Evil Geniuses taking the first five rounds. It looked as though they were primed for a perfect round, but Clayster finally got FaZe Clan on the board with the final kill in Game 6. That sprung FaZe Clan to win the next two games, but the deficit was far too big to erase and FaZe Clan dropped the round in nine games.
Still on FaZe Clan for now
June 7, 2017
Clayster will play with FaZe Clan at CWL Anaheim, the player announced Tuesday on Twitch.
ANALYSIS
Rumors began circulating early this week that Clayster could be on the move to eUnited after he was spotted playing with the organization in a recent North American 2K, under a different PSN name. That appears to be squashed for the moment, as Clayster announced he would be playing with FaZe Clan for CWL Anaheim. While it could be a matter of reading too much into what a person said on a livestream, Clayster didn't seem overly excited to stay with FaZe Clan, whom he has teamed with for the better part of two years. The fact that he referenced just CWL Anaheim could still open the door for the expert in-game leader to leave before the start of Stage 2 of the CWL Global Pro League. Given that Prestinni, one of eUnited's excellent young slayers, is still campaigning for Clayster to join the team, it's not unlikely to expect a much-suggested roster change for FaZe Clan in the near future.
Underestimates Splyce, and it costs FaZe Clan
May 30, 2017
Clayster may have thought beating Splyce was easier than it was, but that attitude apparently cost him dearly as Clayster only notched an overall KD of 54/63, and Splyce would end up taking the Winners Final 3-1 in the CWL Global Pro League Stage 1 Playoffs.
ANALYSIS
The match against Splyce for FaZe Clan started off well enough, with Clayster notching a solid 20/10 KD in Round 1 Hardpoint, by all means not a bad start. Starting with Round 2 Search & Destroy, though, things started to slip away from FaZe, with Clayster scoring a KD of 5/8, and two bomb plants. Clayster tried to steer things back under control in Round 3 Uplink and fail miserably, only scoring a KD of 19/25 and failing to put any points on the board. Ultimately, FaZe Clan's fate was sealed in Round 4 Hardpoint, where although Clayster put up a break-even KD of 20/20, it clearly was too little, too late to stop Splyce from snatching victory out of the jaws of FaZe Clan.
Can't streak in rough series
May 29, 2017
Clayster can't turn-up with a 50/65 KD in a loss to Luminosity Gaming on Day 3 of the CWL Pro League Playoffs.
ANALYSIS
Clayster, in an almost predicable fashion, started the weekend strong only to give a weak series in his final game. Granted, Clayster's loss was to Luminosity Gaming, a team that's had an insane run all weekend, but there was little to praise in his performance. There wasn't anything fundamentally wrong in FaZe Clan's series either, Clayster just couldn't get his shots to land. This became especially clear in Round 3 Uplink where Clayster actually missed two free throw shots. Even worse, Clayster wasn't being challenged during those plays, he just whiffed the throws. The miserable game was immortalized in Round 1 Hardpoint where Clasyter scored a 15/21 KD and 0:24 of objective time, a poor score tied directly to Luminosity Gaming's Octane.
Gets streaked with killstreaks
May 28, 2017
Clayster finds some strong momentum early on with an 81/78 KD in a win over Luminosity Gaming on Day 2 of the CWL Pro League Playoffs.
ANALYSIS
FaZe Clan is infamously known as a team that needs streaks and Clayster was able to find them early on. In Round 1 Hardpoint, this early lead was game-winning in a map that ended 250-239 in FaZe Clan's favor. In Game 11 of Round 2 Search & Destroy on Breakout, Clayster choked the round with an over-complicated flank. After forcing Classic to pop his Reactive Armor by tagging him from behind, Clayster then wrapped the long way back, missing a huge gunfight by Bomb A and allowing Octane to clutch a 1-vs.-3. However, Clayster easily made up for this in Round 4 Hardpoint on Breakout. He scored a huge ten killstreak by the second set of hill rotations, giving him a full suite of Scorestreaks. The Scorestreaks were absolutely vital in closing the round and preventing a Luminosity Gaming comeback. Clayster closed Round 4 Hardpoint with a 22/17 KD.
Finds success in adversity
May 27, 2017
Clayster snowballs to the top with a 90/73 KD in a win against OpTic Gaming on Day 1 of the CWL Pro League Playoffs.
ANALYSIS
Things looked rough at first. Clayster had a notoriously rough weekend in group play and an infamously one-sided rivarly against OpTic Gaming, a team that seemed to continually beat FaZe. But today, Clayster was able to pull through and ran through OpTic Gaming with ease. Round 1 Hardpoint was fairly rough due to sloppy plays from Clayster, often leaking off of spawns or simply not stacking well. But the game shifted in Round 2 Search & Destroy. Clayster was intimately familiar with OpTic Gaming's strats, always finding his rival's positioning with shocking ease. Round 3 Uplink saw Clayster go completely insane with a 35/22 KD. In the second half, Clayster was able to practically spawn trap OpTic Gaming thanks to a slew of Scorestreaks.