MadCat
Dylan Daly 
United Kingdom
Splyce
Folds after Round 1 Hardpoint
July 17, 2017
MadCat gives up with a 46/58 KD in a loss to eUnited on Day 3 of Group Yellow.
ANALYSIS
Though it was a three round series, the game ended Round 1 Hardpoint. All eUnited needed to get first place was one map win, a win they picked up in Round 1 Hardpoint. After that, MadCat simply looked tired, playing subsequent rounds incredibly slow. Round 1 Hardpoint did see MadCat attempt to match eUnited, but an off-kilter Splyce couldn't match a passionate eUnited. This was reflective in his 21/26 KD that round. From then on, MadCat seemed disinterested in playing. Round 3 Uplink was indicative of this with MadCat simply holing up by his goal, unwilling to make many attempts at a score.
Fails to organize his team
July 16, 2017
MadCat struggles to rally his team with a 51/51 KD in a loss to Rise Nation on Day 3 of Group Yellow.
ANALYSIS
MadCat has seemed tilted ever since a slow Day 1 set of games. But on Day 3, that tilt has become real in a 3-0 loss to Rise Nation, arguably the weakest team in the group. The main reason for MadCat's loss was, in short, slaying. The fast-paced meta has put more and more importance on just being able to kill, and that was something MadCat couldn't do this series. On top of that, panic was visibly setting in for Splyce with the team lacking coordination. A prime example was in Round 1 Hardpoint on Breakout when MadCat was able to organize a pinch only to lose the fight due to one side coming in too late.
Sloppy Search & Destroy play doesn't stop his team's win
July 16, 2017
Even though MadCat's Search & Destroy skills clearly need work, his solid performance in other rounds and his overall KD of 68/63 were more than enough to help clutch a win against Rise Nation on Day 2 of Group Yellow.
ANALYSIS
MadCat started off on the wrong foot in Round 1 Hardpoint, where he'd only notch a KD of 18/24, a fact that led to Splyce winning very narrowly that round. However, even when MadCat went positive in Round 2 Search & Destroy with a 6/5 KD, he made some sketchy decisions that didn't help Splyce's odds, such as in Game 4 when he hunted Faccento down instead of defusing the bomb before the clock burned out. Whether or not MadCat actually had time or not to defuse that bomb we'll never know, but it's a moot point since MadCat had some scintillating performances in the next two rounds - a 27/21 KD for Round 3 Uplink (with a dunk on top), and a 17/13 KD in Round 4 Hardpoint. These two performances helped Splyce make up for their Search & Destroy loss with an overall 3-1 victory over Rise Nation.
Slayed excellently in win
July 16, 2017
MadCat was a strong source of slaying in the 3-1 win over Red Reserve on Day 2 of Group Yellow.
ANALYSIS
MadCat did not delay in his slaying, starting from Round 1 Hardpoint. He had 39 kills in the round, easily leading the lobby in kills. He also notched 52 seconds on the objective. He was a menace, and Red Reserve had no answer for him. He helped lead the comeback for Splyce, as they were down for the first half of the round. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw MadCat notch the final kill in Game Three, but Red Reserve won the match in ten games. Round 3 Uplink saw Splyce blow a 6-2 first half lead, just to win it in the final minute with a Bance dunk. MadCat's 26 kills were tied with Jurd for the lobby lead. He did not lead the lobby in kills in Round 4 Hardpoint, but he led the team with 29 -- he also was huge on the objective, with 1:34 of Hardpoint time. He was largely unstoppable, and Red Reserve struggled for the entirety of the match to contain him.
Solid respawn in win
July 15, 2017
MadCat did good things in respawn rounds in the 3-2 win over Red Reserve on Day 1 of Group Yellow.
ANALYSIS
MadCat did well in what was a thrilling victory. He had a very solid Round 1 Hardpoint, a round that saw Splyce constantly stay ahead of Red Reserve, winning the round rather comfortably. He went 22/18, with 34 seconds on the objective. While he was not an objective stalwart, he slayed solidly in the round. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw MadCat have a background role in what was a rather easy win for Red Reserve. Round 3 Uplink was a blow out for Splyce -- they won 12-2, and were never in danger of losing that lead. MadCat had an excellent slaying performance, going 31/21 in the round. He also had two points in the round. Round 4 Hardpoint was just as lopsided, but in favor in Red Reserve this time. Splyce only managed 99 points in the round, though MadCat had the only positive KD for Splyce, in the round (18/16). MadCat chipped in the final kill in Game 4 in the 6-3 Round 5 Hardpoint victory that won Splyce the match.
Bombs in an unbelievable series
July 15, 2017
MadCat finds little success in a 1-3 loss to eUnited on Day 1 of Group Yellow.
ANALYSIS
MadCat was able to hold out his team for a bit, but Splyce was utterly dominated this game. The sharp-shooting MadCat couldn't land his shots or win much map control due to some sloppy plays. In Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 4 Hardpoint, MadCat looked frustrated as he trickled off of points and ran down predictable paths only to run straight in eUnited. MadCat briefly pulled it together in Round 3 Uplink on Precinct, scoring a sneaky dunk thanks to his Overdrive Payload in the second half. He'd also occasionally open lanes for his teams thanks to some crisp shots.
Births a new rivalry with Luminosity Gaming
June 19, 2017
MadCat forges a new grudge with a 78/83 KD in his loss to Luminosity Gaming at the CWL Anaheim Championships.
ANALYSIS
MadCat may have beaten Luminosity Gaming in the Season 1 playoffs, but Luminosity Gaming exacted their revenge today. Round 1 Hardpoint on Scorch was a 250-249 win for Splyce thanks to Zer0's and MadCat's efforts. Most of the map was nothing but trading until a team made a mistake. MadCat punished that mistake. After Luminosity Gaming broke the third Hangar hill, the Americans neglected rotations in the final seconds. This allowed MadCat and Zer0 to rush the point and take a narrow win. Round 3 Uplink might seem like a blowout on paper, but it was another narrow loss in practice. MadCat was able to take control of the game in the second half, but for a brief second Splyce left both drone spawn and mid-lane unguarded. This allowed Luminosity Gaming to score a game-winning dunk that put Splyce both on the defense and into an awkward position. MadCat closed Round 3 Uplink with a 25/25 KD and a toss.
Controls the map
June 18, 2017
MadCat has weak slaying, but great map control with a 50/59 KD in a win over Epsilon eSports at the CWL Anaheim semifinals.
ANALYSIS
MadCat struggled to land his shots, but he was excellent at finding map control that slowly shifted the game's tide in his team's favorite. His best round was easily Round 1 Hardpoint on Throwback where the game closed in a tight 222-250 fashion in Splyce's favor. While Bance and Zer0 were dropping kills, MadCat was the one challenging spawns and hills in an attempt to soak time. The second Barn saw this in action when MadCat was able to clutch the point with a four-piece, a big set of kills that allowed Splyce to build a small lead. This lead would be carried over into the next three points since MadCat's kills gave Epsilon eSports awkward spawns. MadCat closed with a 26/31 KD in Round 1 Harpoint.
Plays hard in an aggressive game
June 18, 2017
MadCat gives his team momentum with 59/47 KD in a win over Bittersweet on Day 2 of CWL Anaheim.
ANALYSIS
Round 1 Harpdoint on Throwback started out rough for MadCat due to Bittersweet's aggressive and scrappy style. But thankfully, it only seemed that MadCat needed to warmup before completely dominating the dark horse of CWL Anaheim. After a tough loss on first Bike Path, MadCat was able to swing the game into Splyce's favor by dropping a five killstreak before going into second Train Platform. While not a huge streak, the kills allowed Splyce to take control of the map and run away with the game. In Round 3 Uplink, MadCat was abnormally aggressive with an SMG and a drone. Constantly slamming Bittersweet's goal and always moving the ball, MadCat chipped away at Bittersweet until they broke, refusing to give the new team a moment's rest.
Doesn't make smart kills
June 16, 2017
MadCat's strong slaying isn't enough to win in a loss to Rise Nation on Day 1 of CWL Anaheim.
ANALYSIS
Long considered one of the best slayers of Europe, MadCat met some significant resistance in a revitalized Rise Nation. While doing very well in respawn rounds by simply slaying, MadCat couldn't wrap his head around Rise Nations' smarter strategies in Search & Destroy. Round 1 Hardpoint was a close loss that came down to a single gunfight that Rise Nation clutched up in a freakish fashion. MadCat would be able to turn the series around in Roudn 3 Uplink and Round 4 Hardpoint. While he didn't get significant Scorestreaks, he was able to beam down players at the right places and times in almost every fight. However, in Search & Destroy, MadCat was too aggressive in trying to find picks, leading Splyce to be caught out of position by Rise Nation and losing the series in the process.
Lags slightly behind the rest of Splyce
May 30, 2017
MadCat is normally a big slayer for the Splyce crew, but against FaZe Clan in the Winners Finals of the CWL Global Pro League Stage 1 Playoffs, he wasn't quite up to par with the other members, only notching an overall KD of 58/64.
ANALYSIS
Like the rest of Splyce, MadCat had a tough start against FaZe Clan in the Winners Finals, where in Round 1 Hardpoint Splyce were defeated and MadCat only scored a 12/15 KD. Round 2 Search & Destroy, though, saw MadCat pick up the pace a bit, as he went positive with a KD of 9/7. MadCat's slump came back into effect, though, in Round 3 Uplink, where he would only put one of Splyce's nine points on the board and get a slightly negative KD of 22/23. MadCat closed out the series against FaZe Clan in Round 4 Hardpoint with a disappointing 15/19 KD. It's still worth noting, though, that in spite of MadCat's weak performance, Splyce still won their series against FaZe Clan 3-1.
Makes minor missteps in final game
May 29, 2017
MadCat had a less-than-stellar game with a 74/85 KD in a tournament win over Luminosity Gaming at the CWL Pro League Championships.
ANALYSIS
Oddly, after a strong weekend, MadCat found himself in the strange position of being out-slayed and being the worst slayer on his team. While MadCat never sacked his team, he came awfully close at times if it wasn't for his teammates covering for his minor mistakes. MadCat clutched Round 2 Search & Destroy with a 9/4 KD, an excellent score, but it was overshadowed by Zer0 in the same round. For most of the series, MadCat roamed with Zer0 for kills. But unlike Zer0, MadCat couldn't trade kills in the same way Zer0 could. MadCat could arguably be blamed for Splyce's weak Round 3 Uplink on Frost. Scoring a 19/26 KD, MadCat fell flat on one of Splyce's better maps. MadCat closed in Round 5 Search & Destroy with a 6/10 KD.
Overshadowed by Zer0
May 27, 2017
MadCat performs well in Zer0's shadow with a 90/85 KD in a win over Enigma6 on Day 2 of the CWL Pro League Playoffs.
ANALYSIS
While MadCat turned in a solid performance, it was utterly lost within the chaos Zer0 caused. However, a teammate having "too good" of a performance is hardly a bad thing. MadCat roamed alongside Zer0 for most the game, both of them causing mayhem with their assault rifles. But due to Enigma6's scrappy nature, poking Splyce from all angels, MadCat would stumble from time to time. MadCat, unlike Enigma6, didn't need streaks to win the game. This gave MadCat the edge in most rounds since he could make the most out of a handful of kills, such as in Round 1 Hardpoint where he flipped spawns off of one kill in the late game. MadCat closed in Round 5 Search & Destroy with a 5/5 KD.
Excellent in dominant win
May 26, 2017
MadCat was excellent in the sweep of Evil Geniuses on day 1 of the Stage 1 Playoffs.
ANALYSIS
MadCat had an excellent showing right from Round 1 Hardpoint. He, alongside Bance, kept Splyce in the round after Evil Geniuses took a 40-0 lead. They began to claw Splyce back into the match, and, upon getting help from Zer0, started to shift the round in their favor. MadCat slowed down to a 22/23 KD with 1:35 on the objective, but he played better than that for most of it. Round 2 Search & Destroy was MadCat again dominating, but this time with Jurd as his main cohort. He and Jurd led them to a 6-1 round win. Round 3 Uplink was also dominating for Splyce and MadCat. He had 34 kills, and Splyce won the round 14-0. He only provided one point, but his slaying ability opened the map up for oodles of easy Splyce points en route to a dominating win.
Couldn't find his footing
April 23, 2017
MadCat loses first seed placement with a 63/70 KD against Team EnVyUs on Day 3 of Group Red at the CWL Global Pro League.
ANALYSIS
It was a flashback to CWL Birmingham as MadCat once again chokes a near-guaranteed win. While MadCat kept the game exceptionally close, he just couldn't close out the deal in any round due to some misplays. The most significant of them came in Round 2 Search & Destroy on Breakout. Breakout is a new map to Search & Destroy rotations and few teams have had much practice on them. It showed for MadCat. Game 5 and Game 9 saw MadCat plant at Bomb B, a riskier plant set in an open area. Ideally, this would give Splyce sight across the map but due to poor positioning MadCat got flanked in both Game 5 and Game 9 from the exact same corner. MadCat left a blind spot and his rivals were quick to capitalize. MadCat closed Round 2 Search & Destroy with a 7/7 KD.