Aqua
Ulysses Silva 
United States
Echo Fox
Unable to do much in loss to Luminosity
January 14, 2018
Aqua couldn't help Echo Fox capitalize on the team's 2-0 series lead over Luminosity Gaming in the upper bracket semifinals, falling to the opposition after a reverse sweep.
ANALYSIS
Aqua was kept in check for most of the series, posting mainly positive slaying numbers in respawns, but deferring to Faccento in both Search and Destroys. Aqua tactfully moved around in the pivotal Round 5 Search and Destroy, oftentimes finding himself the last one alive. However, each instance often forced Aqua into impossible situations, and the former Rise slayer was predictably unable to work around the disadvantage.
Gets win despite subpar rounds
January 14, 2018
Aqua managed to help his team pick up a 3-1 win over the OpTic Gaming on Saturday despite some slow rounds.
ANALYSIS
While Aqua had a bit of a rough go of things in this series, he managed to do just enough to help his team pick up a win. The Hardpoint rounds were his kryptonite, as he was almost double negative for the majority of both of them. He more than made up for this with a big showing during Capture the Flag, however. That round put Echo Fox up 2-1 for good and was the difference maker in this 3-1 win.
Can't keep up in loss
January 12, 2018
Aqua had a hard time running with eUnited in the 3-1 on the first day of the CWL New Orleans Open.
ANALYSIS
Aqua had a nice Round 1 Hardpoint, netting 24 kills as Echo Fox rolled eUnited 250-96. They got off to a hot start and ran with it, as eUnited did not look ready to start the match. Echo Fox looked like they'd pose a real threat to eUnited, but that quickly stopped. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw eUnited pick it up, and Echo Fox mostly struggled. Aqua was one of three members of Echo Fox to get just five kills, which was not nearly enough to run with a strong eUnited side. Round 3 Capture the Flag saw eUnited play stifling defense, and Echo Fox could not get anything going. Aqua got their first flag pull, which opened the second half, but the comeback attempt was quickly stopped. Aqua struggled again in Round 4 Hardpoint, going 17/20 as eUnited returned the favor for Round 1 Hardpoint. They took the round 250-175, and a lot of those Echo Fox points came in garbage time.
Officially signs with Echo Fox
January 5, 2018
Aqua officially signed with Echo Fox, the organization announced on Friday.
ANALYSIS
Dexerto reported as early as last week that Aqua would be joining Echo Fox following his release from Rise Nation, so it was a bit of a surprise to see the organization withhold what felt like a foregone conclusion for a bit of time. In any case, the venerable slayer joins a unit on the cusp of qualifying for Stage 1 of the CWL Pro League depending on how they finish at CWL New Orleans. After rallying through the open bracket at CWL Dallas, a new-look Echo Fox team sits in a much more comfortable spot after earning pool play position for the upcoming LAN event.
Announces his free agency
December 30, 2017
Aqua announced his free agency Friday, potentially contradicting an earlier report suggesting the slayer was headed to Echo Fox.
ANALYSIS
One of the better players in all of North America, extenuating circumstances have seemingly muddled Aqua's potential move to Echo Fox, which seemed like all but a foregone conclusion Friday. With a narrowing list of teams in need of a player that also present Aqua with the best chance at qualifying for Stage 1 of the CWL Pro League, it stands to reason the former Rise Nation slayer will wind up on Echo Fox in a matter of time. However, the proposition seems far from a sure thing given Aqua's surprising free agency announcement.
In line to be traded to Echo Fox
December 29, 2017
Aqua is reportedly being traded to Echo Fox, Mike Kent of Dexerto.com reported on Friday.
ANALYSIS
Aqua certainly wasn't the offensive catalyst Rise Nation was hoping for at CWL Dallas, but it's a bit of a surprise to see the roster jettisoning one of it's higher-potential slayers for Gunless, who is expected to come over as part of the trade. Aqua should fit in nicely alongside former Rise teammate Faccento as well as emerging slaying presence Assault in this new lineup, but it remains to be seen whether this unit will be able to gel together in time for CWL New Orleans.
Slays strong in loss
December 9, 2017
Aqua continued to be Rise Nation's powerhouse in a 0-3 loss to Red Reserve on Day 2 of CWL Dallas.
ANALYSIS
This loss wasn't solely Aqua's fault as he couldn't post consistent KDs across the series, punishing Red Reserve's weaker SMG slaying. However, too often Aqua was the only one slaying, dropping kills across the map where his teammates couldn't capitalize on his advantages. Round 1 Hardpoint on London Docks, for example, saw Aqua challenge and soak Hardpoint time to keep the game close, but lacked coordination towards the end of the map. As such, they were easily trounced in this loss.
Impressive KDs not enough in loss
December 9, 2017
Despite Aqua pulling in some impressive KDs against Team Kaliber, Rise Nation was unable to overcome them in a 3-1 loss on Day 2 of CWL Dallas.
ANALYSIS
Aqua wasn't doing so well during Round 1 Hardpoint, but the bad situation for him was only made worse when TJHaLy called in a banned scorestreak that resulted in Rise Nation forfeiting Round 1. Ironically, the frustration from the loss must have spurred him on, as he went on to pick up an impressive 8/3 KD during Round 2 Search & Destroy. He continued this streak with KDs of 27/20 and 36/24 in the next two rounds. Still, it wasn't enough to counter Team Kaliber's efforts, as they downed Rise Nation by a final score of 3-1.
Floundering in a pool of Luminosity
August 13, 2017
Aqua tallied a KD of 74/77 in Rise Nation's loss against Luminosity Gaming on Sunday to bow out of Call of Duty Champs 2017.
ANALYSIS
Despite having a strong run in the losers bracket in Orlando, Aqua and Rise couldn't match the intensity and speed of LG. He managed to help his team to a Round 3 Uplink victory with two throw-ins, including the one that put the round out of reach at 6-3. In the other rounds, though, things were not as great for Rise. For his part, Aqua lost a 1-vs-2 in Round 2 Search & Destroy that could have easily turned the tides. Instead, he lost the game and they lost the round. They simply just seemed to be a bit off in the series and unable to break ahead in the loss.
Amazing performance against Allegiance
August 13, 2017
Aqua was immaculate in the lower bracket win over Allegiance on Saturday, securing an unreal 84/56 KD.
ANALYSIS
There wasn't single map where Aqua wasn't the best player for Rise Nation. While the team lost Round 1 rather convincingly, it wasn't because of Aqua, as he posted the only positive KD of his team. While Round 2 Search and Destroy was the Felony show, Aqua would show up his teammate in Round 3 and Round 4, posting a combined 54/31 KD across the two game modes.
Steals control of the series
August 13, 2017
Aqua roughly guides the team with a 55/67 KD in a win over FaZe Clan on Day 4 of the CWL Championships.
ANALYSIS
Everything was on the line for Rise Nation, and Aqua formed the plays that mattered. While this meant Rise Nation was blown out in Hardpoints, it meant that they edged out wins in Uplink and destroy in Search & Destroy. For example, in Round 3 Uplink Aqua played a heavily defensive gaming, waiting to poke an opening in FaZe Clan's defense instead of forcing one. In Search & Destroy, Aqua was a general, guiding Rise Nation with smart pinches, such as in Game 3 of Round 2 Search & Destroy when he baited FaZe Clan into a trap.
Peaks and valleys in win
August 12, 2017
Aqua had some very low lows, as well as some nice highs in the 3-1 win over Ghost Gaming on Day 4 of the 2017 Call of Duty World Championship. The win put Rise Nation in the losers bracket quarterfinals.
ANALYSIS
Round 1 Hardpoint was a rough one for Rise Nation. They fell behind quickly (23-3), and never really recovered. They ended up trailing 143-62 before losing 250-150. They got a little closer, but it was still a blowout. Aqua was terrible in the round. He went 5/20 -- yes, five kills in the entire round -- and had 34 seconds on the objective. Round 2 Search & Destroy turned it around for Rise Nation, as they won easily (6-1). Aqua had the final kill in Games 1 and 6 to be a big part of the win. Round 3 Uplink was an intriguing round. It was an 18-10 win for Rise Nation. While neither team had any trouble scoring, but Ghost Gaming's defense was impressively bad. Aqua somehow managed to get through the round without scoring, but he had a very solid 28/20 KD. He did his job -- opening up the map for the offense. Round 4 Hardpoint was much closer. It was close deep into the round, too, as it ended up tied at 228. Eventually, a late hold of Hotel Hallway secured the 250-229 win for Rise Nation. Aqua had trouble slaying, going 11/22, but he managed 1:08 on the objective despite that. He was a mixed bag in the match.
Big moments in win
August 11, 2017
Aqua had some big moments in the 3-1 win over Str8 Rippin on Day 3 of the 2017 Call of Duty World Championship. The win kept Rise Nation alive in the Loser's Bracket.
ANALYSIS
Aqua came up large on quite a few occasions, including Round 1 Hardpoint. The round was neck and neck, with both Rise Nation and Str8 Rippin trading leads up until the end. Aqua came up large late in the round, and helped secure the 250-237 win. He only had 35 seconds on the hill, but a solid 27/22 KD in the round. Just like the previous round, Round 2 Search & Destroy was very close. The teams traded blows until Rise Nation squeezed out a win in Game 11. Aqua played well, getting the final kill in Game 1, Game 4, and Game 7, as well as the bomb defuse in Game 3. His fingerprints were all over the round. Round 3 Uplink saw Rise Nation blow an 8-5 lead with 1:50 left in the game to lose 9-8, and extend the match to a Round 4 Hardpoint. Aqua took a step back in the Uplink round, going 22/21 with two points in the round. The fourth round was a dominant display for Rise Nation. They led 100-25 and 200-64 before coasting to a win. Aqua had a huge objective game, getting 1:58 of Hardpoint time. He added a modest 15/13 KD, but his slaying was hardly needed; he just sat back and lapped up objective time.
Plays well in win
August 9, 2017
Aqua performed well in the sweep win over Luminosity Gaming on Day 1 of the 2017 Call of Duty World Championships.
ANALYSIS
Round 1 Hardpoint was a nail-biter of a round. Rise Nation barely edged it out 250-241, and Aqua was important in that win. He went 22/19, with 1:30 on the objective. He was not a human highlight reel, but he was certainly solid. Round 2 Search & Destroy was much easier for Rise Nation, winning in a tidy eight games. Aqua was in the background to his teammates in the round. Round 3 Uplink saw Rise Nation put up an untouchable 22 points, and Aqua was a slaying machine. He went 32/22 in the 22/9 win, putting up big numbers in an easy win.
Finally finds his help
July 16, 2017
Aqua gets the help he needs with a 63/52 KD in a 3-0 sweep against Splyce on Day 3 of Group Yellow.
ANALYSIS
Aqua left Day 2 frustrated with his teammates. In Day 3, he left the stage with his head held high. Aqua's teammates were very strong this series, meaning Aqua no longer had to struggle to carry his teammates. Round 1 Hardpoint was a great start with Aqua playing a more supportive role, locking down spawns for his team. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw Aqua simply slay out. The disorganized Splyce made easy targets for his sights, allowing him to pick them off. More than that, he also was sticking close to his team in order to quickly trade such as in Round 3 Uplink on Frost. The stacking allowed Aqua to simply slay out and let his teammates perform. Aqua closed Round 3 Uplink with a 31/24 KD.
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