Saints
Renato Forza 
United States
Luminosity Gaming
Struggles in final Infinite Warfare match
August 13, 2017
Saints did not do well as Luminosity Gaming lost the Losers Bracket Finals to OpTic Gaming by way of a sweep. The match was on Championship Sunday of the 2017 Call of Duty World League Championship.
ANALYSIS
Saints did not have his best effort as Luminosity fell just one game short of the Grand Finals. Round 1 Hardpoint was a tough 250-107 loss that saw Luminosity never get close to OpTic Gaming. Saints had a rough go of it, going 15/21 with just 32 seconds of Hardpoint time. He did not get much better, either. He got the final kill in Game 8 of Round 2 Search & Destroy, delaying the inevitable in the 6-3 loss. Round 3 Uplink saw him get his team's only points in the 11-2 loss, but he was outslayed rather badly. He went 19/27, and bowed out of Infinite Warfare rather meekly.
Late rounds prowess leads to win
August 13, 2017
Saints went 81/67 in Luminosity Gaming's win over Rise Nation on Sunday to advance into the losers finals of the 2017 Call of Duty World Championship.
ANALYSIS
While Saints was a bit slow to start this series, he was on his game once the ball was rolling. This was especially true in the later stages of Round 1 Hardpoint where he was absolutely shredding Rise to push LG ahead to their big win in the round. This continued right on into Round 2 Search & Destroy where he picked up three kills in the first couple rounds for a 2-0 lead that gave them a nice start. Round 3 Uplink saw Saints execute well with nice flanks to open up the map, but Rise managed to barely edge them out in the 6-3 LG loss. Much like Round 1, Saints struggled in the early going of Round 4 Hardpoint, but secured the needed rotations in the late game to secure the 3-1 series win.
Big slay performance in sweep win
August 12, 2017
Saints slayed very well in the sweep victory over eUnited on Day 4 of the 2017 Call of Duty World Championship. The win placed Luminosity Gaming in the Loser's Bracket Semifinal.
ANALYSIS
Saints was on fire in Round 1 Hardpoint. He had a KD ratio of 29/20, and a solid 1:18 on the objective in the round. He was steady despite the big Luminosity leads and the subsequent eUnited comebacks. He had a big part in getting the lead back for them after they fell behind 174-152. They ended up taking the round 250-213. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw Luminosity score a perfect 6-0, and it was a complete team game that did it, Saints included. Round 3 Uplink saw eUnited tie in late and send it to overtime, but a overtime dunk by Luminosity won the round. Saints did not score, but had an excellent slaying performance, going 30/24 in the round.
Fast start in win
August 12, 2017
Saints came out roaring in the sweep win over Splyce on Day 4 of the 2017 Call of Duty World Championship. The win put Luminosity Gaming in the Loser's Bracket Quarterfinal.
ANALYSIS
Saints helped pace his team in both kills and Hardpoint time in Round 1 Hardpoint. The round was a Luminosity round early, as they went up 100-34. The round ended up to be 250-211, so Splyce, impressively, made a game of it. Saints had a KD of 19/15 with an impressive 1:57 on the objective. He led his team to a win in this round. He played well again in Round 2 Search & Destroy, getting the final kill Game 3 (by winning a one vs. two), and Game 7. He was a key contributor in the 6-4 win. Round 3 Uplink saw Saints take his foot off of the pedal, going 20/21 with two points, but it did not matter -- Luminosity Gaming ran away with the round, winning 15-3.
Uses creative angles
August 12, 2017
Saints melts Fnatic in a 3-0 series on Day 3 of the CWL Championships.
ANALYSIS
Saints made this series easy despite going up against one of the stronger European teams. The reason for their victory was their precise aggression not only in Hardpoints, but in Search & Destroy too. Fnatic nearly threw Saints for a loop in Round 2 Search & Destroy due to the European's off-angle defense and pushes. However, Saints was quick to capitalize on Fnatic's timidness. From Game 5 onward, Saints played around the bridge and hotel, largely ignoring Bomb B as Fnatic continually played poorly around the site. This allowed Saints to hit Fnatic from multiple angles, such as in Game 7 where Luminosity Gaming won a 3-vs-4.
Shatters outside of Hardpoint
August 11, 2017
Saints tried to keep it together in a 3-1 loss to eUnited on Day 3 of the 2017 CWL Championships.
ANALYSIS
Saints seemed poised to win this match considering how well Round 1 Hardpoint went. But major mishaps in other rounds forced Saints to lose and drop into the lower championship brackets. Round 1 Hardpoint on Retaliation was a solid round for Saints as all he had to do was simply hold spawns as his teammates dominated the map. But Saints' defenses only worked for so long as seen in Round 3 Uplink. When eUnited began to streak Saints couldn't find clever ways to cut off their offense, failing to cut drone spawn from eUnited.
Paves the way for LG
August 10, 2017
Saints put Luminosity Gaming into the playoffs with a 77/71 performance in the team's win over Vitality on Day 2 of the 2017 Call of Duty World Championship.
ANALYSIS
Saints may not have finished with the highest number of kills in this series, but the kills he put up certainly mattered in a big way. His team certainly needed it after a tough loss in Round 2 Search & Destroy. It was the final rounds of Uplink and Hardpoint that LG dominated in a big way to push their way into the playoffs. He was a combined 53/40 in those rounds as LG found their footing and finally looked like the team that blazed through CWL Anaheim just a couple short months ago.
Fades in loss
August 9, 2017
Saints faded hard in the sweep loss to Rise Nation on Day 1 of the 2017 Call of Duty World Championship.
ANALYSIS
Saints had a nice Round 1 Hardpoint, as did most of Luminosity Gaming. Unfortunately, a late push by Rise Nation gave them a 250-241 loss, and soiled a 24/20, 1:35 performance by Saints. He faltered after that, however. Round 2 Search & Destroy was a tough 6-2 defeat, with Luminosity being outplayed for most of it. Saints and Slacked really lagged behind, with just four kills between them. Round 3 Uplink was a 22-9 blowout, and Saints struggled, understandably so. He went 23/29 in the round, limping to the finish line.
Flounders late in loss
July 30, 2017
Saints had an okay start, but fell off the map as Luminosity Gaming were swept out of the Stage 2 Playoffs by OpTic Gaming.
ANALYSIS
Round 1 Hardpoint was a 250-132 blowout that Luminosity was on the wrong end of. Saints played well despite the team getting outscored by over 100 points -- he went 21/20, with 36 seconds on the objective. He was not bad, but Luminosity as a whole had nothing on OpTic Gaming. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw Saints be non-existent, and Luminosity go down 6-3, after a 3-1 lead. He was poor in Round 3 Uplink, scoring zero points and going 21/28 in a devastating 11-1 loss.
Good game despite loss
July 30, 2017
Saints played well in the tight 3-2 loss to Team EnVyUs on Day 2 of the Stage 2 Playoffs.
ANALYSIS
Saints had a strong slaying game in Round 1 Hardpoint, thought he died plenty. He went 32/32, with 1:20 on the objective. The round looked like it was easily Luminosiy's, as they led the whole time, until they self-destructed and blew a 246-223 lead to lose the round. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw Saints notch the final kill in Game 3, but not much else in the 6-3 defeat. Round 3 Uplink saw Luminosity Gaming stage a solid comeback, winning 7-4 after being down 4-1. Saints was a exclusively a slayer in the round, but he was excellent at it. He went 30/19 in the round, dominating the map. He had a similar showing in the 250-89 win in Round 4 Hardpoint, going 20/9,m with 1:59 on the objective -- he was dominant in a huge round for his team. Round 5 Search & Destroy saw Saints get the final kill in Game 4 and Game 5, but they still fell 6-3.
Joins forces with Octane to shred Splyce
July 29, 2017
Saints collaborated with Octane to absolutely destroy Splyce during Search & Destroy, with Saints scoring an overall KD of 45/42 on Day 1 of the Stage 2 Playoffs.
ANALYSIS
Saints didn't do so hot during Round 1 Hardpoint, where he'd come out floundering with a negative KD of 14/15 and only 52 seconds of objective control time. He got by with a little help from his friends, particularly Octane, during Round 2 Search & Destroy. Pincer maneuvers with Octane, especially during Game 9 which countered a Scarab usage from Splyce's Bance, helped Luminosity Gaming come from behind as Saints scored a 10/8 KD for his trouble. Finally, Round 3 Uplink saw a modest performance from Saints, where he'd score an easy dunk and a 21/29 KD, still enough to put the nail in the coffin of Splyce, as Luminosity took the series 3-0.
Overconfidence his downfall
July 5, 2017
Fnatic taught the overconfident Saints, who notched a barely positive overall KD of 83/82, in an upset on Day 3.
ANALYSIS
Saints seemed to have the right to be overconfident in Hardpoint, scoring a 29/24 KD in Round 1 Hardpoint and a break-even 16/16 in Round 4 Hardpoint. Even during Round 3 Uplink, Saints was able to keep his head above water with a 25/25 KD despite Luminosity letting Fnatic get away with a resounding comeback. However, arrogance during the Search & Destroy rounds clearly did not help Saints. For one thing, his Scarab piloting skills could use some practice as he accidentally killed a member of his own team with one in Game 6 of Round 2 Search & Destroy. During Round 5, Saints KD was absolutely terrible at 2/11, letting his teammates hog the glory (and the bullets), a tactic which cost Luminosity dearly.
Saves Search & Destroy
July 2, 2017
Saints clutches a close round with a 48/47 KD in a win over Mindfreak on Day 3 of Group Red.
ANALYSIS
When Octane, Classic and Slacked all streamrolled Round 1 Hardpoint, it seemed like Saints wouldn't have much to do this series. But then Round 2 Search & Destroy on Retaliation happened. Luminosity Gaming's weakness for the Search & Destroy once again reared its ugly head as the team made several sloppy plays. Most of these were in the mid-game when Octane and Classic began to chase kills. But in Game 10, Saints clutched up. Fighta used his Bombardment to clean out Bomb B, only to fail to secure kills. Saints holed up in the bedroom, but as his team dropped to a flank, he jumped out and snapped down two kills thanks to his Reactive Armor. The play closed the narrow round in a clean fashion.
Some good, some bad, in close win
July 2, 2017
Saints saw highs and lows in the 3-2 win over Evil Geniuses to finish off Day 2 of Group Red play.
ANALYSIS
Saints flew out of the gate with an excellent Round 1 Hardpoint performance. Luminosity themselves ran out to a 100-33 lead, and although Evil Geniuses would make it close late, it was a rather simple win. Saints had an excellent game, going 34/28, with 1:25 on the objective. Saints had the final kill in Games 1 and 5 on Round 2 Search & Destroy, but those were the only two games they won in a round loss. Round 3 Uplink was also a loss for Luminosity, and Saints had a poor game. He went 19/32 in a 4-1 defeat, as Luminosity struggled to put together any offense. The next two rounds were dominant wins for Luminosity, however. They won 250-57 in Round 4 Hardpoint, as big of a blow out as you can get. Saints had a 17/9 KD, and 57 seconds on the objective. Round 5 Search & Destroy saw Saints get the final kill in Games 2, 5, and 7, the last one capping off a 6-1 win.
Becomes the aggressor
July 1, 2017
Saints changes his role with an 86/68 KD in a win over Fnatic on Day 2 of Group Red.
ANALYSIS
With Octane struggling and a rough overall Round 1 Hardpoint, Saints was quick to change his role and step up as his team's slayer. Despite having some questionable rotations in the game, Luminosity recovered by the second set of rotations where Saints switched to a SMG and began swarming the map, eventually securing a 10 killstreak that nearly clutched the game. The same strategy worked wonders in Round 3 Uplink on Frost. Saints roamed circles around ball spawn and submarine bay like a shark, consistently finding kills for the whole map. Saints closed Round 3 Uplink with a 27/28 KD.