MadCat
Dylan Daly 
United Kingdom
Splyce
On the prowl for kills
August 19, 2017
During a grueling five-round series which saw Splyce knock Epsilon eSports out of the running for the 2017 CWL Championships on Day 4, MadCat almost consistently put up positive KDs and earned an overall KD of 92/77.
ANALYSIS
Like a hunter looking out for prey, MadCat put in the patience and endurance to play the long game against Epsilon eSports. He easily secured the best KD for Splyce during Round 1 Hardpoint on Throwback at 30/23, and effective use of the Centurion payload near the end of the Barn Hardpoint helped secure his team's victory. Epsilon got the better of Splyce during Round 2 Search & Destroy, but MadCat still posted a positive KD of 11/7, staying alive to be a nuisance for Epsilon eSports. Round 3 Uplink was the only bad round for MadCat, where he couldn't score any Uplink points and went negative in KD with 22/24. MadCat effortlessly bounced back for Round 4 Hardpoint, notching a positive KD of 21/17 despite Splyce's loss that round. Finally, MadCat closed out the series and be one of the hands holding the dagger to Epsilon in Round 5 Search & Destroy on Throwback, where he'd help wipe Epsilon eSports off the map with a 8/6 KD.
Slow start in loss
August 12, 2017
MadCat started sluggishly in the sweep loss to Luminosity Gaming on Day 4 of the 2017 Call of Duty World Championship. The loss eliminated Splyce from competition.
ANALYSIS
MadCat was rather quiet in Round 1 Hardpoint, even as Splyce clawed their way back from the brink of a blowout to make it a 250-211 loss. He went 15/15 with 59 seconds on the objective, not moving the needle with either kills or Hardpoint time. He made up for it with a very active Round 2 Search & Destroy, despite the team losing 6-4. He had the a double kill to win Game 2, and had the final kill in Game 5. It was not all good for him in the round, though. Time ran out for MadCat to defuse the bomb in Game 1, and he was forced to kill himself in Game 9, because he was so outnumbered. Round 3 Uplink saw Splyce get completely blown out 15-3. MadCat was his team highest scorer (two points), and led his team in kills (20/22 KD ratio). It was a very underwhelming finish for Splyce.
More good than bad in Pool G loss
August 11, 2017
MadCat had plenty of bright spots in the 3-1 loss to Ghost Gaming on Day 2 of the 2017 Call of Duty World Championship. The loss dropped them to second in the group, but they still qualified for the playoffs this weekend.
ANALYSIS
Round 1 Hardpoint was not very kind to MadCat, or Splyce as a whole. They were down early, and it stayed that way throughout. Ghost played a poised, diligent game, and Splyce could not run with them. MadCat went 19/22 with 24 seconds on the objective, struggling in all accounts. Round 2 Search & Destroy was their only win, and it was an amazing showing. They dominated, winning 6-1, with MadCat earning the final kill in the final two games to clinch the round win. Round 3 Uplink was close late in the second half, as they only trailed by one, but they ended up losing 8-3. MadCat went 24/24 with zero points. He put together a strong Round 4 Hardpoint, but that did not stop Splyce from blowing leads of 35-1. 98-16, 177-150 and 200-167, and losing the round in heartbreaking fashion.
Smashes his way into playoffs
August 10, 2017
MadCat closed pool play hot with a win over Millenium in Group G On Day 2 of the CWL Championships.
ANALYSIS
After a rocky first day, Splyce was able to enter into the playoffs brackets in a decisive manner. MadCat opened fast in Round 1 Hardpoint on Scorch. There, MadCat was brutal with his flanks, harassing Millenium from every angle until they were forced to put Moose on defense. The momentum carried over into Round 2 Search & Destroy where MadCat was able to share his glory with Bance with aggressive pushes. But by Round 3 Uplink, MadCat was forced to play smarter with Millenium's defense dialing up. Instead of trying to flank, he helped his team push in fights at defense.
Reaches highs and lows
August 9, 2017
MadCat stumbled with uneven rounds in a win over Team Kaliber on Day 1 of the CWL Championships.
ANALYSIS
It was strange series for MadCat and Splyce with every rounds being either a stomp or a wash. This drastically rocky performance was set by MadCat's own stumbles. Round 1 Hardpoint saw MadCat struggle to find ground as he gave an uncharacteristically slow start. This round was a wash for Splyce. But Round 2 Search & Destroy, Round 3 Uplink and Round 5 Search & Destroy were utter stomps thanks to MadCat finding some momentum. Round 3 Uplink was a massive turnaround with MadCat blowing out Team Kailber with a 14-1 scoreline thanks to him causing constant havoc in Team Kaliber's base, but the uneven series is worrisome for Splyce moving forward in the weekend.
Rage-quits after a bad series
July 31, 2017
MadCat isn't one to take losses like a pro, quitting the game lobby in a fit of rage after scoring a lackluster overall KD of 35/53 on Day 1 of the Stage 2 Playoffs.
ANALYSIS
MadCat was tilted, perhaps rightly so, after Splyce's 3-0 loss at the hands of Luminosity Gaming. He started off with some shaky shots in Round 1 Hardpoint, only managing to notch a KD of 12/19 and 0:28 seconds of objective control time as Luminosity put Splyce in the 100-point club. Round 2 Search & Destroy started off well enough for Splyce and MadCat, but Luminosity quickly turned the tables in their favor by coming from behind a two-game deficit to win the round, with MadCat only getting a 5/8 KD for his trouble. MadCat's woes came to a boiling point in Round 3 Uplink as the team only lost by one point, and MadCat again went negative with an 18/26 KD, and in response, he rage-quit the game a few seconds before it officially ended, clearly unable to contain his anger after a bad series.
Uneven performance in loss to FaZe
July 29, 2017
Madcat earned a 69/77 KD during Saturday's loss to FaZe Clan in the CWL Global Pro League Stage 2 Playoffs.
ANALYSIS
Madcat was a slaying fiend in Round 1 Hardpoint, finishing with a positive KD as well as the most time in the Hardpoint. Another positive Search and Destroy performance, in which he earned seven kills, looked to set the stage for another strong series from the veteran slayer. But two ugly respawn games where he combined for 34 kills doomed his total line, as well as Splyce's chances at surviving in the CWL Global Pro League Stage 2 Playoffs, as FaZe walked away with the series win.
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.