Johnathan Perez 
United States
Luminosity Gaming
Holds and supports the defense of his team
December 17, 2017
John nudges his team to win the Northern Showdown Championships in a 3-2 win over eUnited.
John wasn't as streaky as his teammates, but that didn't matter in this series. With both Octane and Slacked dropping heavy numbers, all John needed to do was to give them the support they needed. This mainly involved holding their flanks and preventing sneaky plays from eUnited. Unfortunately, eUnited rarely flanks. However, John's positioning was crucial in securing spawns for his team in Round 3 Capture the Flag. The round turned into a grueling match as both halves went into overtime before the whole round into overtime. John's positioning near base allowed his team to spawn nearby while also allowing him to poke at eUnited.
Better Respawn in Win
December 17, 2017
John struggled in Search & Destroy, but fared better elsewhere in the sweep win over Team EnVyUs to open Championship Sunday at the Northern Arena Showdown.
John and his teammates had an excellent comeback in Round 1 Hardpoint -- they trailed Team EnVyUs early on and had to claw their way to a 250-220 win. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw them fare a bit better from the get-go, but John trailed behind his teammates. He went 0/4 through the first four games and kept up that below-average showing despite Luminosity winning the round. He was key to the Round 3 Capture the Flag win, however. He was a slaying machine from start to finish and was key in owning mid-map and being a nuisance in Team EnVyUs' base. He played excellent defense in the second half, as well, including some key kills to secure the sweep.
Comes alive to secure win
December 16, 2017
John showed up when it counted most in Luminosity Gaming's 3-1 win over Next Threat in the quarterfinals of the Northern Arena Showdown.
John may have gotten out the gate on the wrong foot in this series, but he surely made his mark in the final two rounds to lock up the win. They faltered as a team during Search & Destroy, but it was his presence in Capture the Flag that set LG on the path to victory. After Next Threat came out with two quick flag captures, John came alive with some strong slaying to help his team to an 8-1 run for the massive win. He was essentially playing the role of a run blocker in the second half as he cleared the way expertly to allow his team the space to pick up capture after capture. LG then took this momentum into the final Hardpoint round to end their opening series with a 3-1 win.
Loses steam in confusing series
December 10, 2017
John started hot in a 1-3 loss to eUnited on Day 3 of CWL Dallas.
John clutched Round 1 Hardpoint on London Docks with an absurd ten killstreak that shut out eUnited from the final points. Unfortunately, John couldn't replicate this in other rounds. John was far from bad this series, but a surprising lack of coordination from Luminosity Gaming cost John the series. This is best seen from John in Round 3 Capture the Flag. In the second half of the round, there several opportunities for John the capture the flag thanks to his suite of Scorestreaks. But in his final two pushes, John would whiff his Artillery Strike on eUnited's base, locking him and eUnited from getting near the flag. This favored eUnited since they had a long-range defense while John was playing with an SMG.
Leads the charge
December 9, 2017
John led his teamto a 3-0 sweep against Ground Zero on Day 2 of CWL Dallas.
Brawn and smarts is Luminosity Gaming's strategy for CWL Dallas, and John showed it off in incredible fashion this series. Filling the role of scout, John sat firmly on the frontlines of the fight, attempting to spot out and punish every member of Ground Zero. The aggressive positioning was best seen in Round 1 Hardpoint on Ardennes Forest. There, John constantly slammed Ground Zero's spawns with extreme precision. Ground Zero couldn't get a foot off the spawn before John predicted their rotation and cut them down, giving Luminosity Gaming full map control.
Fits right in with LG
December 8, 2017
John finished Luminosity Gaming's win over Epsilon on Day 1 of CWL Dallas with a 50/49 KD.
While LG was one of the best teams during Infinite Warfare, they look even better now that John and JKap are on the squad. John opened his LG career with a nice showing in their first match against Epsilon. His Search & Destroy game was especially strong, finishing with a 10/4 KD in the round. There was simply no stopping him and this team all game long as they walked away with the sweep.
Free Agent
Officially joins Luminosity Gaming
October 26, 2017
John will be teaming with Luminosity Gaming to begin Call of Duty: World War II the organization announced on Wednesday.
The 2016 Call of Duty World Champion MVP has found a new home after being released from Team EnVyUs in late August. Given the much discussed new LG roster, which alongside John consists of Jkap, Slacked and Octane, has finally been announced, it certainly looks as if this new team has what it takes to make a run at some of the top teams in the world. While John might not be the most potent slayer on his team given Octane's success last season, that's certainly no slight as he remains one of the more versatile players in all of competitive Call of Duty. Keep an eye on John's sniping ability as well. There might not be a better capable two-way player this side of OpTic Gaming than John, which should be noticeable on a LG team well suited for his unique skillset.
Joins the free agent pool
August 26, 2017
John will be a free agent heading into the Call of Duty: World War II season, the player announced on Saturday.
Team EnVyUs was long rumored to be looking for a roster change, particularly after the team finished with its worst finish in organization history at CWL Anaheim, but a second place finish at the 2017 Call of Duty World Championships seemed to quell the talks of disbanding, if only for a moment. While nothing has been officially announced, EnVyUs is expected to roster both young up-and-coming gunners Huke and Temp, with Jkap already announcing that he is hitting free agency to move over for the young duo. There's still a chance EnVyUs may not be done making moves, with rumors suggesting Apathy may be replaced to top off a transition period for the well-known organization. Given the respect John has garnered from his peers throughout a dominant two years of competitive Call of Duty, it's unlikely the former CoD Champs MVP will be a free agent for long, with multiple teams expected to look into acquiring the slayer's services.
Wobbles his shots in championships
August 14, 2017
John disappears at a dramatic Grand Finals double series loss to OpTic Gaming at the 2017 CWL Championships, scoring a 56/71 KD in the first series and a 57/58 KD in the second series.
Almost everything seemed to go wrong for John. Playing anchor for his team, John had difficulty to make much presence in any round. It's true that supports don't usually make big plays, a Grand Finals at the CWL Championships demands the best out of everyone in order to win. John's main problem in both series was having to deal with OpTic Gaming's absurd aggression. At every moment, John was getting harassed by Scump and Crimsix. The only time John wasn't cut down was when Team EnVyUs slowed down the game, something they rarely did outside of the first series Round 2 Search & Destroy on Throwback. In Round 2, John had a much easier time thanks to the slow pace as Team EnVyUs held positions instead of trying to out-muscle OpTic Gaming.
Dominates the series
August 13, 2017
John makes his comeback with a 95/68 KD in a win over eUnited on Day 4 of the CWL Championships.
JKap lauded John as the up-and-coming carry for Team EnVyUs during a Stage 2 Hot Mic interview. John proved here that he was. His big moment came in Round 2 Search & Destroy on Throwback when he was able to take the map against eUnited. His most impressive moments came when he went head-to-head against Clayster in a sniper battle in Game 7 and won, and in Game 2 when he dropped a triple kill. He impressed once again in the second half of Round 3 Uplink when he was key in rallying a chain of dunks. Largely passing to JKap, he was fast on the trigger to back up Apathy and SlasheR at ball spawn when eUnited ever got remotely close.
Last-minute clutch seals the deal
August 12, 2017
John tallied a KD of 55/52 in Team EnVyUs' win over Ghost Gaming on Saturday to advance to the winners semifinals at Call of Duty Champs 2017.
John continues to show why he's one of the very best in the game. Not only is he able to slay with the best of them, but he manages to be an objective master all the while. He tallied the most time on the point in Round 1 Hardpoint before going off in Round 2 Search & Destroy. He went 6/1 in the first four games of the round to take a 4-0 lead, and finished with an 8/4 KD in what was a 6-2 win. He probably saved his best performance for Round 3 Uplink, however. He started slow in the first half, but managed to put together a nice showing in the second half that was capped off by a ridiculous throw-in with just under 10 second left in the half to seal the 3-0 sweep. EnVyUs will now face eUnited in the winners semifinals.
Adjusts his tactics in the face of chaos
August 11, 2017
John refocused his team in a 3-1 victory over Epsilon eSports on Day 3 of the 2017 CWL Championships.
John's flexibility was what allowed him to pivot around Epsilon eSports' extensively prepared strategies. For Team EnVyUs, this meant shifting from focusing on slaying to focusing on objectives. John's leadership was best seen in two rounds, Round 2 Search & Destroy on Scorch and Round 3 Uplink on Frost. In Search & Destroy, John played his usual tactics of stacking his team together as one giant unit to take fights. Epsilon eSports countered this strategy by controlling mid-lane then flanking the site Team EnVyUs as one giant team. This took four games from John but he adjusted to instead hit mid-map instead of site, taking the fight directly to Epsilon eSports to split them. In Round 3 Uplink, an intense focus on points allowed Team EnVyUs to chip away points for a smooth victory.
Trails behind SlasheR, but still brings the kills
August 3, 2017
John's skills as a slayer, with an overall KD of 61/51, trailed a little bit behind teammate SlasheR in the Winner's Final match against eUnited in the Stage 2 Playoffs.
John may be in SlasheR's shadow, but John's contribution to Team EnVyUs is still valuable. In Round 1 Hardpoint, he brought a 25/21 KD as well as 49 seconds of Hardpoint control time, his KD narrowly beaten by Apathy but his objective control time easily beating Apathy's total. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw him rack up the kills to have a total second only to Slasher, getting an overall KD of 7/5. In Round 3 Uplink, John was the first to score a dunk in what would be a surprisingly low-scoring round of Uplink, and that dunk would enable Team EnVyUs to stay one step ahead of eUnited through much of the match, as John scored a KD of 29/25. The end result would be a defeated eUnited and Team EnVyUs advancing to the Grand Finals.
Steady but fails to get ahead
July 31, 2017
John fails to make the impact needed, with a 91/91 KD and a 70/85 KD in the second series, in twin defeats to OpTic Gaming at the Stage 2 CWL Championships.
John was the silent captain behind Team EnVyUs in a difficult set of games. There seemed to be a game plan for John going against OpTic Gaming: slow the game and force OpTic Gaming to make plays. While a sound decision, OpTic Gaming thrives in fast games and John couldn't clutch the moments that mattered while OpTic Gaming could. In particular, the weaker slaying of his teammates in all four Hardpoint rounds hurt Team EnVyUs dramatically. Team EnVyUs could never lay back heavily on defense since they were never far enough ahead to relax, such as in the first and second series Round 1 Hardpoint. In both, Team EnVyUs had only minor leads that OpTic Gaming easily broke with Payloads.
Fifth round heroics in win
July 30, 2017
John came up large in the fifth round of the 3-2 win over Luminosity Gaming on Day 2 of the Stage 2 Playoffs to put them into the winner's final.
John struggled for a lot of this match, but he had a strong showing in the last round. Round 1 Hardpoint saw Team EnVyus pull a win out of their hat, coming back from a 246-223 deficit to win. John was most bad in the round, going 27/35, with just 46 seconds on the objective, but he came up large late in the round. He and SlasheR held the last hill, and pushed them to the win. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw SlasheR dominate, with John playing off of him. They won the round 6-3. Round 3 Uplink and Round 4 Hardpoint saw Team EnVyUs play poorly in two losses, and John was no exception. He scored half of his team's points in a 7-4 loss in Uplink, but he had a sub-par 20/28 KD. They blew a 4-1 lead in the round. The Hardpoint round saw them get crushed, to the tune of 250-89. John was awful, going 10/20 with 22 seconds on the objective. Round 5 Search & Destroy was a big one for John. He used his sniper rifle effectively, and altered the map on more than one occasion. He had the final two kills in Game 1, got the first blood in Game 8, and won the round in Game 9.
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