Jurd
Jordan Crowley 
Ireland
Splyce
Goes big on the Search & Destroy rounds
August 19, 2017
Jurd had tough rounds, but his solid Search & Destroy gameplay with an overall KD of 72/82 clutched a victory for Splyce on Day 4 of the 2017 CWL Championships, knocking Epsilon eSports out of the brackets.
ANALYSIS
Jurd had a tough time against Epsilon eSports, but he'd clutch up at the end to be the one nailing Epsilon eSports' coffin shut. Round 1 Hardpoint saw Jurd floundering at the start, for while Splyce won that round, Jurd notched a negative KD of 17/21. Jurd fared slightly better in Round 2 Search & Destroy, a round which saw Jurd notch a break-even KD of 8/8 despite Splyce ultimately losing that round. Round 3 Uplink saw Jurd notch a KD of 18/24, but he also scored an early dunk, a score that helped Splyce ultimately win as the round went into overtime. Round 4 Hardpoint wasn't a pleasant round for Jurd, where he'd only get a 17/23 KD and the least Hardpoint control time of his team at twenty-seven seconds. But Jurd was the difference maker in a super-tense Round 5 Search & Destroy, where he'd drop a KD bomb of 12/6, using FTL Jump to score the final kill in a heart-pounding Game 11 and sealing Epsilon eSport's fate.
Struggled to run with Luminosity in eliminating loss
August 12, 2017
Jurd had a hard time keeping pace with Luminosity Gaming, as Splyce were swept by them. The loss eliminated Luminosity on Day 4 of the 2017 Call of Duty World Championship.
ANALYSIS
Round 1 Hardpoint was a tough one for Splyce. They fell behind early, only to make up some ground, and trail by a large margin (100-34). They inched back, and made it 250-211, much closer than it seemed it would be. Jurd went 19/20, not slaying particularly well, but still had 1:11 on the objective. Round 2 Search & Destroy was another rough loss, this time in ten games. Jurd had the final kill in Game 8, tying the round at four games apiece, at the time. Round 3 Uplink saw everything come crashing down, as Splyce limped out of Champs with a 15-3 loss. Jurd really struggled, going 19/25 in the round.
Up and down in Pool G loss
August 11, 2017
Jurd could not stay consistent in the 3-1 loss to Splyce on Day 2 of the 2017 Call of Duty World Championship. The loss dropped them to second in the group, but they still qualifed for the playoffs.
ANALYSIS
Outside of a 6-1 Round 2 Search & Destroy win that saw Jurd notch the final kill in Game 5 and Splyce dominate, there was not much to say about them. Round 1 Hardpoint saw Splyce start off slow, and never get out from behind the eight ball. It was rather kind to Jurd, however, despite the 250-163 loss. He went 24/22 with over a minute on the objective. Round 3 Uplink was a 8-3 loss that Jurd limped through, to the tune of 19/25. Round 4 Hardpoint saw them blow a lead they held from their 35-1 start. It was a frustrating loss, and Jurd went 23/25, only compounding that frustration for Jurd and company.
Forces a narrow round win
August 10, 2017
Jurd fell a little short in a win over Millenium in Group G on Day 2 of the CWL Championships.
ANALYSIS
While Splyce looked a lot closer to their older selves in a win that placed them into the playoff brackets, Jurd was the one member who came up a little short. While Jurd was far from bad, he seemed to have a rougher time matching Splyce's fast pace, resulting in him getting lost in the noise and confusion. At least until Round 3 Uplink. There, Jurd was excellent at clutching fights and opening lanes for his team. The problem was that Splyce struggled on capitalizing on those openings as Millenium put up a strong defense. Jurd closed out strong in the second half when he dropped a quad kill that allowed MadCat to get a game-winning dunk.
Fails to give strong start
August 9, 2017
Jurd fell short of his heights in an uneasy win over Team Kaliber on Day 1 of the CWL Championships.
ANALYSIS
Jurd suffered the most this series from Splyce's uneven game. The aggressive player was forced to play against his comforts, resorting more to defense than offense. This was especially apparent in Hardpoint rounds where Jurd struggled to break hills and rotations despite his fast playstyle. His difficulty, while partly because of his own poor shots, was because of the slow starts from his teammates. Jurd's fast movement requires immediate follow-up in order to make his plays work, something MadCat and Zer0 failed to do. For example, in Round 3 Uplink Splyce was able to dominate because Jurd was constantly harassing Team Kaliber off of spawns while his teammates secured the kills he tagged up.
An all-around mediocre performance
July 31, 2017
Jurd fades into the background, notching only an overall KD of 38/55, as a less-than-stellar performance dooms Splyce to fall to Luminosity Gaming 3-0 on Day 1 of the Stage 2 Playoffs.
ANALYSIS
Jurd's performance against Luminosity Gaming can only be summed up as "average," and average doesn't make championships. Jurd's slide into mediocrity began in Round 1 Hardpoint, where he only notched a 13/19 KD and 0:34 seconds of objective control time, easily letting Luminosity get away with putting Splyce into the 100-point club. Jurd didn't fare too well in Round 2 Search & Destroy either, for while he started off well enough to help Splyce get an early lead over Luminosity, that lead quickly fizzled as Jurd only notched a KD of 5/9 in the end. Jurd attempted to redeem himself on Round 3 Uplink, as he contributed a dunk and a toss onto the scoreboard of Splyce, but Luminosity ended up beating Splyce's score by one point, and Jurd's KD of 20/27 that round didn't help.
Nearly finishes with positive KD despite loss
July 29, 2017
Jurd nearly finished with a positive KD, scoring an 83/84 scoreline in Splyce's loser bracket loss to FaZe Clan Saturday during the CWL Global Pro League Stage 2 Playoffs.
ANALYSIS
Jurd was the only even-keel force for Splyce, as the Stage 1 champions struggled to string together consistent sequences in a given round. One of the more aggressive slayers in Europe, Jurd took it to the hyper-aggressive trio from FaZe, putting together a nearly double positive KD early in Round 1 Hardpoint. Jurd eventually tailed off, as FaZe's near constant pressure proved to be too much for the European giants. Jurd was a clutch factor in Round 2 Search and Destroy, picking up multiple round-ending kills, but that could also be attributed to FaZe's inability to move around as a unit, leaving whoever the lucky member of Splyce (in this case Jurd) was to pick up the winning scraps. In what amounted to the series turning point, Jurd did well in the beginning half of Uplink, posting a 13/15 line in the first half while the rest of Splyce put together just a few more kills - combined. It all proved to be too much, however, as FaZe dominated the rest of the half and parts of Round 4 Hardpoint to earn the series win.
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.