Jurd
Jordan Crowley 
Ireland
Splyce
Plays far too slow
July 17, 2017
Jurd fails to break even with a 57/61 KD in a loss to eUnited on Day 3 of Group Yellow.
ANALYSIS
Jurd and Splyce really faltered this series. Day 3 has been exceptionally unkind to Jurd with Splyce, the Stage 1 Champions, unable to win a single map this day. Jurd had a slow start in Round 1 Hardpoint on Throwback with Jurd struggling to hold in the first set of rotations. Jurd regained some control going into the second Baseball Field, but that was the only hill Jurd held. In general, Jurd just played an incredibly slow game, giving eUnited far too much control of each round.
Shaky shots in a panic
July 16, 2017
Jurd panics in fights with a 43/57 KD in a loss to Rise Nation on Day 3 of Group Yellow.
ANALYSIS
Jurd simply panicked under the pressure Rise Nation brought. Simply, Jurd under-estimated Rise Nation after their weak first two days. And he was punished for it in this series. While Round 1 Harpdoint and Round 2 Search & Destroy were both weak games, his weakest game was Round 3 Uplink on Frost, Splyce's best map and game mode. Their struggle was clearly seen in a breathtaking moment when Rise Nation was able to rally three dunks in thirty seconds. Jurd attempted two retakes of their base after they were pushed out. Both attempts failed. It was only in a hectic third push that Jurd managed to slay Rise Nation off the base. Jurd closed Round 3 Uplinnk with a 16/28 KD.
A human Hardpoint anchor
July 16, 2017
Although his other game modes need work, Jurd had the Hardpoints on lock against Rise Nation on Day 2 of Group Yellow, notching an overall KD of 67/66.
ANALYSIS
Jurd brought his weight upon the Hardpoints. In Round 1 Hardpoint, he got a positive KD of 24/23 and the most objective control time of his team at 1:59, keeping hills locked down. However, his Round 2 Search & Destroy performance left much to be desired with only a 4/7 KD, although he wasn't the only weak player on Splyce during that round. Jurd wasn't much help during Round 3 Uplink either, as he again went negative in KD with 20/24 and failed to put any points upon the board .But Jurd came into his own again during Round 4 Hardpoint, where again he'd be the immovable object, getting 1:18 of objective control time alongside an impressive 19/12 KD, helping Splyce seal the deal with a 3-1 victory against Rise Nation.
Slow end to win
July 16, 2017
Jurd had a rough end to the 3-1 win over Red Reserve on Day 2 of Group Yellow.
ANALYSIS
Despite his slow end to the match, Jurd had a fine start. He notched 33 kills and 1:06 on the objective in the come from behind victory. Red Reserve was rather solidly in the early portion of the round, and Splyce slowly but surely clawed their way back into the round, eventually winning 250-211. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw Jurd get the final kill in Games 2 and 4, but Red Reserve were too much for Splyce in the round. Round 3 Uplink saw Jurd have a solid 26/22 KD in a close 8-6 victory decided by a last minute dunk for Splyce. Jurd really struggled in Round 4 Hardpoint. He went 15/25, with 1:04 on the objective. It was a tight 250-224 win for Splyce to secure the match win, but Jurd struggled to keep up with Red Reserve.
Support in win
July 15, 2017
Jurd was a support player in the thrilling 3-2 victory over Red Reserve on Day 1 of Group Yellow.
ANALYSIS
Jurd was never in the spotlight in this match, but he played invaluable support in the match. Splyce was solidly ahead of Red Reserve for the entirety of Round 1 Hardpoint, and Jurd played a role in that. He went 24/23, with over a minute on the objective -- it was not an All Star performance, but it was a quality one. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw a flip from the first round, with Red Reserve enjoying a comfortable lead that was hardly challenged by Splyce. Jurd struggled to get going in this round. Round 3 Uplink saw Splyce dominate 12-2, with Red Reserve never really having much of a chance in this one. Jurd had a middling performance, going 22/23 with two points in the round. Round 4 Hardpoint saw Red Reserve massacre Splyce, handing Splyce a 250-99 defeat to force a fifth round. Jurd managed to go 19/23 in the blow out loss. Round 5 Search & Destroy saw Splyce win 6-3, with Jurd putting in an incredible performance in Game 5. He clutched a 1-vs-3 to take the game, helping spur Splyce to victory.
Forced to play defense
July 15, 2017
Jurd falls apart for once in a 1-3 loss to eUnited on Day 1 of Group Yellow.
ANALYSIS
Jurd just couldn't pull together in a stomp of a game against eUnited. Normally the aggressor, Jurd was instead stuck on defense, unable to match eUnited's shots in any fashion. Except for Round 2 Search & Destroy. Much like Bance, Jurd slayed on Round 2 Search & Destroy thanks to some smarter plays. Splyce fell back and played defensively, waiting for the aggressive eUnited to make any mistakes. This happened in both Game 8 and Game 10, where Bance and Jurd checked flanks to snap kills from an impatient eUnited. In the end, they still came up short, however.
Can't slay out in loss
June 19, 2017
Jurd was the one weak link of Splyce with a 58/88 KD in a loss to Luminosity Gaming at the CWL Anaheim Championships.
ANALYSIS
To be blunt, Jurd shouldn't be scoring these kinds of numbers in a championship series. While he wasn't sacking his team, he certainly wasn't helping fix the stressful matters of this series. This was a game won off of tiny mistakes, and Jurd was the one player who fed one too many. Playing his comfortable position of SMG, Jurd couldn't find much momentum this series due to Luminosity Gaming's tactics. Luminosity Gaming knew Splyce's needs control of the pace of the game, so the Americans took it away. Jurd was often put onto the defense, forced to catch up rather than build on a lead. While Jurd was able to keep things close in almost every round, defense just isn't a place he's used to. Jurd closed on Round 4 Hardpoint with an 18/26 KD.
Supports his team's aggression
June 18, 2017
Jurd sticks close to Bance with a 54/58 KD in a win over Epsilon eSports at the CWL Anaheim semifinals.
ANALYSIS
Jurd played a ruthless series as he tried to get revenge against Epsilon eSports, the team that sent Splyce into the loser's bracket. In their rematch, Jurd didn't need to change much of his playstyle after Round 1 Hardpoint on Throwback. Round 1 Hardpoint seemed to be the swing match for both teams as the map ended close with a 250-222 score. Every points was contested as Jurd, MadCat and Bance fought every second of hill time until the score broke in their favor. This is in contrast to Round 3 Uplink on Frost, where after a deadlocked first half Jurd blew open the second half by playing on his favored side. Running the ball through top lane allowed Jurd to slam Epsilon eSports until he found points, a play somewhat similar to their Round 1 Hardpoint playstyle. Jurd closed Round 3 Uplink with a 24/24 KD and a dunk.
Sucker punches Bittersweet
June 18, 2017
Jurd puts on the pressure in a win with a 64/51 KD over Bittersweet on Day 2 of CWL Anaheim.
ANALYSIS
Jurd knew exactly how to counter scrappy aggression, which was by playing aggressively himself. Bittersweet were scrappy going into Round 1 Hardpoint on Throwback, but Jurd made a massive comeback just as soon as Bittersweet pulled ahead. He was able to drop a game-changing seven killstreak on the second Baseball Field hill, not only giving him full Scorestreaks, but also gave his team a full rotation of the hill. With a healthy sixty point lead, Splyce was able to easily close out the game. Going in Round 2 Search & Destroy on Retaliation, Jurd was a master at finding first blood, often flying at Bittersweet from around corners with an SMG. Jurd scored first blood in Games 3, 5, 8 and 9. He would close Round 2 Search & Destroy with a 9/6 KD.
Great at Uplink, weak in Search & Destroy
June 16, 2017
Jurd gives a monster Uplink despite a loss to Rise Nation on Day 1 of CWL Anaheim.
ANALYSIS
While Jurd was utterly brutal in Uplink, his play-style didn't get the intended results in most rounds, especially in Search & Destroy. The forward-point player often rushed Rise Nation's lines in Search & Destroy, hunting for picks or hitting flanks, but it usually ended with him as the first kill. This was clearest in Round 2 Search & Destroy on Retaliation where Jurd was caught several times in hotel fishing for a flank. However, Jurd's more aggression worked wonders in Round 3 Uplink as he was able to constantly push the ball forward. This would force Rise Nation into an uncomfortable teamfights where Splyce and Jurd could easily clean them out.
A weak link in the Splyce chain
May 30, 2017
Although Splyce eventually overtook FaZe Clan in the Winners Finals of the CWL Global Pro League Stage 1 Playoffs, Jurd wasn't quite instrumental in that upset, as he only scored a negative overall KD of 53/71.
ANALYSIS
Splyce definitely put in some time to get this far in the Stage 1 Playoffs, but Jurd may need to invest more time still. Round 1 Hardpoint definitely left something to be desired out of Jurd, as he only scored an abysmal KD of 7/20, the worst KD of his team that round. Jurd would try to make up for it in Round 2 Search & Destroy, but ultimately fell short of a positive KD at just 6/7. Jurd did pull his weight in Round 3 Uplink, where he scored two of Splyce's nine points, but again his KD would falter at 22/25. He closed out the series versus FaZe Clan with an 18/19 KD for Round 4 Hardpoint. Although Jurd wasn't terrible enough to sink his team here, he definitely needs to put in some more practice to survive future games.
The clutch factor for Splyce
May 29, 2017
Jurd was consistently solid with a 96/86 KD in a tight win over Luminosity Gaming at the CWL Pro League Championships.
ANALYSIS
Luminosity Gaming gave Splyce a run for their championship in a series that went to a Game 11 in Round 5 Search & Destroy. While the whole team was playing their best, Jurd was one of the few members that gave a consistently good performance. That consistency allowed Splyce to win. Round 2 Search & Destroy was a great round for Splyce despite some minor mistakes from Jurd, such as in Game 5 when Jurd got spotted using his Active Camo. Round 4 Hardpoint on Retaliation saw Jurd return to form in a slow, tense game. However, that slow pace only favored Jurd and Splyce as it allowed them to make calculated pushes. Then, in Round 5 Search & Destroy on Crusher, Jurd turned up in the final minutes. As Bance began to slip, Jurd was able to clutch up his kills, especially in a tight Game 11 where he scored the game-winning first blood kill.
Clutches the late game
May 27, 2017
Jurd flew in the face of Enigma6 to score a win with an 84/91 KD on Day 2 of the CWL Pro League Playoffs.
ANALYSIS
While Zer0 dominated most of the game, Jurd was there to clutch the life-or-death moments that won Splyce the game. Jurd mostly ran an SMG to push back Enigma6, which was both good and bad. In Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 3 Uplink, Jurd's close-range combat faltered. Enigma6 were an insanely scrappy team that could always find picks and points, which flew in the face of Splyce's safer, long-range strategies. But, Jurd became bolder as the series stretched on. In Round 5 Search & Destroy on Retaliation, Jurd constantly pressured Enigma6's frontlines from the hotel hallways. Jurd, even if he failed, was able to at least gain information on Enigma6's positions. Jurd closed Round 5 Search & Destroy with a 12/5 KD.
Important moments in blowout win
May 26, 2017
Jurd was far from a star, but he did some good things in Splyce's sweep of Evil Geniuses.
ANALYSIS
Jurd had a lot of slaying struggles in Round 1 Hardpoint. Bance and MadCat kept Splyce in a round that saw Evil Geniuses go out to an early lead. Zer0 woke up from his slow start, but it took Jurd nearly the entire round to do so. He had 19 kills in the round, which is far from inspiring. He had a great double kill to get the final seconds on the objective and win the round, however. He turned it around in Round 2 Search & Destroy, and was one of the leaders in the round. He was a slaying machine, and had a defuse in Game 4 en route to an easy 6-1 win. Round 3 Uplink was similarly dominant, ending with a 14-0 Splyce win. As the score suggested, they absolutely dominated the entire map. Jurd had 25 kills and three points in the round.
Stumbles when needed
April 23, 2017
Jurd's slow start and 49/72 KD cost Splyce first place to Team EnVyUs on Day 3 of Group Red at the CWL Global Pro League.
ANALYSIS
Jurd, for whatever reason, just struggled the entire series. Posting low KD's and lacking control of the objective, he couldn't keep up with Team EnVyUs who were playing at 110 percent. Round 1 Hardpoint saw Jurd waver with a 26/35 KD in a brutal, vicious game. Jurd had to play scrappy as he continually challenged Team EnVyUs' control of Hardpoints. This turned the map into a war of attrition. Both sides began playing for picks with neither of them wanting to give up a single point to each other. While Jurd certainly stalled points, he stumbled getting points for his team as he was unable to slay. Jurd's weak shots haunted him into Round 2 Search & Destroy and Round 3 Uplink. Jurd closed the series in Round 3 Uplink with a 17/28 KD.