Theory
Dylan McGee 
United States
Vast eSports
Teaming with Vast eSports
April 18, 2018
Theory will join Vast eSports ahead of the CWL Seattle Open, the organization confirmed on Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
After being unceremoniously released from Team Kaliber last week, Theory managed to put together a team on short notice for the Stage 1 relegation qualifier, but the roster failed to qualify. It still looks as if the veteran player plans on competing the rest of this season, and his current roster figures to have a realistic chance at making it out of the open bracket come Seattle.
Free Agent
Unable to qualify for Stage 1 relegation
April 16, 2018
Theory did not qualify for Stage 1 relegation after his makeshift team placed 9th-12th in the online qualifier.
ANALYSIS
It's a disappointing result for Theory, who entered the online qualifier with the No. 1 seed in tow by virtue of Pro Points. It's clear the lack of preparation hurt the team, as they only won one of the three series they competed in. It's unclear if Theory will continue competing, as he's stated on multiple occasions he could be close to retiring from the scene.
Expects to be released from Team Kaliber
April 10, 2018
Theory is expected to be released from Team Kaliber, the player suggested on Tuesday.
ANALYSIS
If this move does come to fruition, it would be the first time that a single member of the original Team Kaliber roster was not on the team since the organization's inception. It's a stunning development, one that suggests tK if fully on board with competing for another major championship while tossing friendship to the wayside. While the story will rightfully focus on who Team Kaliber picks up in Theory's stead, the veteran did win back-to-back major championships this year and remains a solid enough slayer - albeit at an inconsistent level - than the majority of the free agents allegedly available.
Falls apart in fast game
April 8, 2018
Theory faded into the background in a 3-0 loss to FaZe Clan, ending Team Kaliber's tournament run on Day 3 of the CWL Stage 1 Playoffs.
ANALYSIS
Theory had no presence in this important series. Despite his flex role, he could neither make his SMGs or ARs work in this lightning-fast series. This was partly due to how fast FaZe Clan played the game as they constantly flanked the backline, where Theory was stationed. Theory had trouble spotting out FaZe Clan's flanks. For example, in Round 1 Hardpoint Theory dropped an abysmal 25/49 KD that swung the game in FaZe Clan's favor as it gave his rivals a consistent opening to break hills.
Objective based in win
April 7, 2018
Theory had a strong game on the objective in the 3-1 win over FaZe Clan on Day 1 of the CWL Stage 1 Playoffs.
ANALYSIS
Theory had a strong objective game, as his performance in both Hardpoint rounds suggests. He did not have a positive KD in either round, but he had over a minute on the objective in both. He was a strong support player for that reason -- he was able to hold down the objective while his teammates did a ton of slaying. He was not slaying slouch, netting over 30 in each, but his real contribution came in his ability to hold down the fort on the objective. Round 3 Capture the Flag saw him add 19 kills in a support role behind Accuracy's incredible showing, and Round 2 Search & Destroy saw him notch double-digit kills in a leading effort. He had four kills through the first two games in that round and kept that performance going. Overall, he was able to contribute to every round, be it in a support-based way or by leading the pack.
Clutch gene shows in narrow win
March 31, 2018
Theory made his plays count in Team Kaliber's 3-2 win over FaZe Clan on Day 1 of CWL Birmingham.
ANALYSIS
Theory may have started out with a double negative KD in the opening Hardpoint, but he certainly made his play count as the series went on. Most of his damage was done during the Search & Destroy rounds that ended up being the difference for tK in this series. He was 6/2 to get his team off to a 3-0 start in the first S&D as tK were reading FaZe like a book in the round. FaZe did what it could to push this series to the brink in the next few rounds, but Theory again made it count in the end. He picked up a huge first blood with his sniper in Game 11 of the final S&D, which was just what his team needed to lock up the final round and get the 3-2 win.
Mostly excellent in win
March 10, 2018
Theory had a very strong showing in the sweep win over Ghost Gaming on Day 2 of CWL Atlanta.
ANALYSIS
Round 1 Hardpoint was simply an exemplary round for Theory. He went off, going 32/14 with over two minutes on the objective to help his team pick up the 250-113 win. Round 2 Search & Destroy was much more of a slog for Theory. He was really bad through the first seven games, but he went off in the final three. He and Kenny woke up at the same time, and it buried Ghost Gaming. Theory had a rough start to Round 3 Capture the Flag, but he came up large late -- he had a two piece that helped get the game tied. They went on to win in overtime.
Disappointing performance
March 10, 2018
Theory really did not do much of anything in the reverse sweep loss to Luminosity Gaming on Day 1 of the CWL Atlanta Open.
ANALYSIS
Theory struggled in nearly every facet of this one, from the two rounds Team Kaliber won, to the three round losses in a row that saw Team Kaliber get reverse swept by Luminosity Gaming. While his teammates thrived in Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 2 Search & Destroy, Theory struggled to make a positive impact. He was well behind his teammates in their impressive round one win, as his 25 kills were last on his team, ten kills behind the third lowest kill total. He was a non-factor in Search & Destroy, too. It was a rough start for Theory that did not get any better in the final three rounds. He struggled to impact Round 3 Capture the Flag, went 28/34 in Round 4 Hardpoint, and was middling-at-best in Round 5 Search & Destroy. It was a forgettable performance from Theory.
Mows down from afar
March 1, 2018
Theory outgunned Red Reserve in a 3-0 sweep on Thursday of the CWL Global Pro League, Division A.
ANALYSIS
Theory was, once again, the solid core of his team. Red Reserve gave Theory little trouble as they struggled to even break past Kenny and Chino. This meant Theory and Accuracy could easily line up kills as Red Reserve were pinned. While Accuracy was able to play more aggressively, Theory was forced to stay behind to hold his team's defenses. However, he was able to clutch Game 1 in Round 2 Search & Destroy by landing a clutch ace due Red Reserve's disorganization.
One good round in loss
March 1, 2018
Theory was really underwhelming in the 3-2 loss to Echo Fox, a match that capped off Wednesday's Week 6, CWL Global Pro League, Stage 1, matches
ANALYSIS
Theory really struggled in this one. Round 1 Hardpoint, a round that saw Team Kaliber hold Echo Fox to 106 points and dominate the kill feed in the process, was a personal struggle for Theory. He was the only member of Team Kaliber to come in under the 1.00 KD mark (14/18 KD), which proved to be a precursor for the rest of this match for him. He was a non-factor in Round 2 Search & Destroy, barely getting any kills. His biggest moment game in Game 8, when he sneaked behind a sleeping Faccento for a ninja defuse. Round 3 Capture the Flag was his lowest point, as he went 9/20 as their offense was inept after two quick scores. The combined statline of 18/39 from he and Kenny were just too much for his teammates to overcome. His only good round came in Round 4 Hardpoint. Their second win of the round was, in large part, due to him. He and Chin odid a lot of the heavy lifting, with Chino providing a stable base from beginning to end, and Theory coming alongside him to become a two-headed leader. He had 34 kills in the round, finally putting it together after three rough showings. He did fall back to his poor performance in Round 5 Search & Destroy, as Team Kaliber's depth behind Kenny betrayed them en route to a loss.
Disintegrates in scrappy series
February 27, 2018
Theory falls apart in an aggressive 3-1 loss to Mindfreak in Week 6 of the CWL Global Pro League, Division A.
ANALYSIS
Theory had no chance this series. Mindfreak came to this series prepared and ready to fight Team Kaliber's aggression with their own aggression. This caught Theory off-guard as he struggled to land his shots in the hectic fighting. Across the four maps, Theory never succeeded to make his presence felt.
Barely keeps up with his teammates
February 22, 2018
Theory had a great start but he had to be carried afterwards during Team Kaliber's 3-2 victory over Vitality on Day 8 of the CWL Pro League Division A.
ANALYSIS
Theory at first didn't need much support from his teammates, as he nearly went double-positive in KD for Round 1 Hardpoint with a score of 17/9. Afterwards, his performance was more questionable. Round 2 Search & Destroy, for instance, saw Theory go negative, tying with Chino for KD with a score of 7/9. In Round 3 Capture the Flag, despite Theory getting a flag capture to his name that round, he'd score the worst KD of his team at 14/20. From there, Theory would notch a 20/22 KD during Round 4 Hardpoint, and barely break even in KD with 5/5 during Round 5 Search & Destroy.
Fades away in the havok
February 20, 2018
Theory becomes invisible in a devastating 3-0 sweep by Rise Nation on Week 5, Day 1 of the CWL Global Pro League, Division A.
ANALYSIS
Theory didn't fall apart like Chino, but neither did he stand out like Accuracy. Instead, he came off like as a largely irrelevant force in the game. This problem was largely because of how Team Kaliber played. They were torn apart from Rise Nation's flanks as Theory failed to keep a clear lookout. For four straight games in Round 2 Search & Destroy, TJHaLy was able to wrap behind Theory and score free kills on Team Kaliber.
Stumbles in rocky series
February 2, 2018
Theory did surprisingly little in a tight 2-3 defeat from Rise Nation on Day 6 of Stage 1 CWL Pro League.
ANALYSIS
Theory just couldn't find much to play off of as his team's anchor. Unfortunately, his most notable play was a limp KD. While performing his role of anchor dutifully, Theory lagged hard behind in Round 3 Capture the Flag and in Round 4 Hardpoint with his KD. In Round 3, he would drop with Rise Nation's flag in a key fight, while in Round 4 he simply couldn't slay out, giving Rise Nation a huge advantage.
Struggles to slay in close win
January 31, 2018
Theory had some big moments, namely in the last round, but overall struggled to slay with Mindfreak in the 3-2 win on Tuesday night during the CWL Global Pro League Stage 1 season.
ANALYSIS
Theory's main contributions to Team Kaliber's cause were no more evident than in Round 1 Hardpoint. He struggled to slay with Mindfreak, despite Mindfreak playing terribly for nearly the entire round, ending up just barely getting over 100. He still managed to go 28/34 despite that, but he did get 1:13 on the objective, as his contributions came by way of the objective more than with his gun. Round 2 Search & Destroy and Round 3 Capture the Flag saw Theory's slaying struggles continue, and saw his teammates struggle as well. They lost both rounds convincingly, winning just two games in the former, and getting one flag cap in the latter. It was a slog for Team Kaliber and Theory, and Mindfreak more than made up for their poor Round 1 Hardpoint showing. They turned it around with a close win in Round 4 Hardpoint, a round that saw Mindfreak get over 200 points. Theory had a carbon copy of his first round, struggling to slay with a 20/26 KD but lopping up objective time at a consistent basis to the tune of 1:33. His contributions were important, despite not lighting up the kill feed. Round 5 Search & Destroy was his best round. Team Kaliber were incredibly well balanced, with all four of them making big kills at different times. Theory had a double kill to win Game 8, and put them one win away from winning the match.
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