Joshh
Joshua-Lee Sheppard 
United Kingdom
Red Reserve
Slays well to start rounds
January 14, 2018
Joshh set the tone early and often for Red Reserve in their 3-0 win over eUnited on Sunday at CWL New Orleans.
ANALYSIS
In just about every round of this series, Joshh set Red Reserve on the road to success with his early strong play. While he didn't usually keep up this level of production the entire game, that simply wasn't necessary. He served up eUnited on a silver platter for Zer0 to feast on. With this team playing with such cohesion, it's no wonder that they've been tearing through the lower bracket on the final day of competition in New Orleans.
Saw struggles in loss
December 10, 2017
Joshh saw a ton of struggles in the 3-1 loss to OpTic Gaming on Day 3 of CWL Dallas. The loss relegated Red Reserve to the losers' bracket of the tournament.
ANALYSIS
Joshh had a good start -- on the objective side -- in the surprising Round 1 Hardpoint victory. He could not slay with OpTic, so he took a more reserved approach and opted to focus on the objective. That paid off, and Red Reserve won the round, in part, because of that. However, the next three rounds saw Joshh and Red Reserve struggled to run with OpTic Gaming, as they picked up their game. He put in subpar performances in Round 2 Search & Destroy, Round 3 Capture the Flag, and Round 4 Hardpoint. Joshh and Red Reserve will want to recapture their first-round showing in the Loser's Bracket.
Covers his team's flanks
December 9, 2017
Joshh stuck close to his team in a swift 3-0 win against Rise Nation on Day 2 of CWL Dallas.
ANALYSIS
Rated may have led the charge, but Joshh was directly behind him in every push. That small role made a massive difference. With Joshh supporting the leading slayer, both he and Rated were able to avoid flanks picks, best seen in Round 2 Search and Destroy on USS Texas where the two of them of often searched the interior of the ship. Even in Round 3 Capture the Flag, Joshh's rear support allowed Rated and him to play methodically, but decisively, as they watched each other's backs.
Free Agent
Joining former Splyce teammates on new roster
September 11, 2017
Joshh will be playing with Rated, Zer0 and Joee to begin the new competitive season.
ANALYSIS
It's a bit surprising to see Joshh get together with his former Splyce teammates, Joee and Rated, especially considering he's expressed extreme displeasure with the former throughout the Infinite Warfare season. Should all the personalities on the team gel together, which is no sure thing given the combustible nature of everyone, this is very clearly the best team in Europe, and could be an interesting contender in global competitions.
Into the free agency pool
August 24, 2017
ANALYSIS
The 2016 World Championship runner-up will join an ever increasing free agent market, with fellow European player Rated also announcing his free agency Wednesday. One of the better tactical minds in Europe, Joshh's slaying abilities dipped noticeably during the Infinite Warfare season, with both Dqvee and Hawqeh surpassing the in-game leader in slaying during most tournaments. That could have very well a planned decision, with both of the aforementioned players being known for their slaying abilities, but the sudden slip coupled with Joshh's known propensity to irritate team members may make it tougher for the player to find a roster that fits his obvious talents.
Respawn struggles in win
August 11, 2017
Joshh did not have the best respawn rounds in the sweep win over Cloud9 on Day 3 of the 2017 Call of Duty World Championship. The win saw Epsilon eSports stay in the Loser's Bracket, and eliminated Cloud9.
ANALYSIS
Joshh was the odd man out in a lot of these rounds, but they still swept Cloud9. Round 1 Hardpoint saw Epsilon run out to a 160-30 lead, and pretty much coast after this to win the round. He went 21/22 with 1:06 on the objective -- not numbers to write home about, but far from awful. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw Joshh get the final kill in Game 2 and Game 6, playing well in the 6-3 win. Round 3 Uplink saw Joshh play rather poorly, getting zero points and going 18/26. He did not do much, but Epsilon still pulled off a three-point comeback, with two minutes left in the round.
Makes obvious mistakes
August 11, 2017
Joshh slipped into a 3-1 loss against Team EnVyUs on Day 3 of the 2017 CWL Championship.
ANALYSIS
Joshh seemed like he had a solid plan going into this series. This was best seen in Round 2 Search & Destroy on Scorch Game 2 when Joshh sent his team around Bomb B and the mid-lane instead of rotating around the map. This allowed him to quickly organize an aggressive ambush that caught Team EnVyUs utterly off-guard. But, when Team EnVyUs stopped cutting through the mid-lane and instead rushed, Joshh didn't have a back-up strategy. This saw him and his team easily overwhelmed. On top of that, Joshh lagged behind in KD in key rounds like Round 3 Uplink and Round 4 Hardpoint, something Team EnVyUs capitalized on by forcing teamfights. Epsilon eSports now drops to the lower bracket.
Struggled in loss
August 9, 2017
Joshh did not do much in the sweep loss to OpTic Gaming on Day 1 of the 2017 Call of Duty World Championship.
ANALYSIS
Joshh struggled to keep up with a dominant OpTic Gaming performance, as did the rest of his teammates. Both Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 3 Uplink were blowouts -- 250-96 and 11-2 respectively. In the first round, Joshh went 15/19 with 24 seconds on the objective. His 15 kills were second on the team, as was his Hardpoint time. He was not bad when you compare him to his teammates, but it was a poor round by any other standard. The third round saw him notch his only two points, but go 20/30 in the round. He and Epsilon eSports were outplayed in both. Round 2 Search & Destroy was very close, with Epsilon losing in a decisive 11th game. Joshh had the final kill in Game 7, but it was not enough to overcome OpTic Gaming.
Outclassed by OpTic Gaming
July 28, 2017
Joshh was simply outplayed by OpTic Gaming, scoring an abysmal overall KD of 32/56, as superior tactics got the better of him on Day 2 of Group Green.
ANALYSIS
Joshh was a competent player during this series, but the players of OpTic Gaming were clearly better than him as he was easily intimidated by their superior tactics and skill. Joshh started out shaky in Round 1 Hardpoint, only notching a 12/20 KD and 40 seconds of objective time, and while Epsilon eSports did close the gap to within 100 points against OpTic, the effort wasn't nearly enough for a win. Joshh would go on in Round 2 Search & Destroy to secure only one kill and wind up with a KD of 1/7, easily the worst of his team and indicative of OpTic's 6-1 sweep against them that round. Finally, in Round 3 Uplink, the one bright spot in Joshh's performance was that he was the only one to score any points with a couple of tosses in the first half, but his negative KD of 19/29 slowed him down, allowing OpTic to get away with a 3-0 sweep against Epsilon.
Sacks early game, helps late game
July 24, 2017
Joshh finally finds his footing a little too late with a 51/69 KD in a loss to OpTic Gaming on Day 3 of Group Green.
ANALYSIS
Joshh once again struggled to land his shots for most of the series. His weak sight was most prominent in Round 1 Hardpoint on Throwback where he went double negative in KD. Unsurprisingly, the abysmal KD forced Epsilon eSports into a unwinnable position. However, Joshh would find some ground in Round 3 Uplink on Frost, where he scored much better Sloppy Payloads would be the pivot for the series, though. All of Epsilon eSports burnt their Payloads before overtime, forcing them to make bold plays without utility.
Bombs in a tough series
July 23, 2017
Joshh sacks his team with a 40/77 KD in a loss to Team EnVyUs on Day 2 of Group Green.
ANALYSIS
Joshh was poor this series. He couldn't show up on any map and, to put it bluntly, sacked his team Dropping an unusual low 23/38 KD in Round 1 Hardpoint on Throwback, Joshh was blown away by Team EnVyUs. Joshh simply struggled with a low KD, unable to watch flanks or held points. Round 2 Search & Destroy wasn't much better with him leaving flanks wide open. He finally closed Round 3 Uplink on an abysmal note, scoring a 13/32 KD, almost feeding Team EnVyUs kills.
Crumbles late in loss
July 22, 2017
Joshh completed Friday's 3-2 CWL Stage 2 Group Green loss to Cloud9 with a 76/91.
ANALYSIS
Joshh started out fine with a 23/23 KD and 58 seconds of hill time in Round 1 Hardpoint, followed by his best Round of the series in Round 2 Search & Destroy. The team leader provided a sneaky flank in Game 10 to get first blood and added two kills in Game 11 to provide a boost as Epsilon earned a 2-0 series lead through two maps. Despite a few flashy plays like a three-piece in the first rotation of Turbine on Round 4 Hardpoint and a ninja defuse during Round 5 Search & Destroy, he finished with just a 42/59 KD over the final three rounds of the series. His Round 4 Hardpoint on Scorch was particularly dreadful, posting just a 10/24 KD. He will need to pick things up if Epsilon has any chance at making up ground on Group Green following a 0-2 start.
Sweeps his ex-teammates
June 25, 2017
Joshh sweeps Red Reserve in a definitive fashion in a 3-0 win at the CWL Sheffield Championships.
ANALYSIS
It seemed every player of Epsilon eSports had an excellent moment this series. Joshh, in particular, had some strong slaying in Round 1 Hardpoint on Scorch. Outside of just having better rotations and map control on Scorch, Joshh also clutched the round with a seven killstreak from second Hangar to second Drill point. The seven killstreak not only gave Epsilon eSports those hills, it also gave Joshh his full suite of Scorestreaks. Predictably, Joshh's Bombardment was a huge factor during his hold on the third Turbine hill, stalling our Red Reserve from even challenging the point. Joshh was also very calm in leading his team despite some tense situations, such as in Round 3 Uplink where the score flipped several times.
Leads his team to control the map
June 25, 2017
Joshh had little to do in a solid win over Fnatic at the CWL Sheffield winner's finals.
ANALYSIS
With Vortex, Hawqeh and Dqvee all playing their roles to their full potential, Joshh actually had very little to do. Epsilon eSports' had constant control of the game outside of Round 2 Search & Destroy. Joshh was able to lead his team to clutch out the first round thanks to his solid rotations. At every turn, Joshh and his teammates were there to challenge Fnatic Round 2 Search & Destroy saw a sloppy display from Joshh. Awkward engagements and teamfights plagued Joshh through the round as he seemed hesitant to engage Fnatic. However, Epsilon eSports' strengths came back in full force in Round 3 Uplink and Round 4 Hardpoint with excellent map control.
In background of win
June 24, 2017
Joshh did not wow anyone in the 3-1 win over Vitality on Saturday at CWL Sheffield.
ANALYSIS
Joshh provided support throughout the match, and it translated in poor K/D ratios. Round 1 Hardpoint saw him go 28/34 -- the rest of his teammates topped 30 kills, so he just laid back and let them go off. He peppered in kills when needed, and they had a rather easy round win. He was most active in Round 2 Search & Destroy, netting the final kill in Games 3, 5, and 8. However, Vitality won Games 9, 10, and 11 to win the round. Round 3 Uplink was a tale of two halves -- the first half was a neck and neck affair, and the second half was decidedly won by Epsilon. Joshh did not do much, going 19/27 with zero points in what turned into an easy Epsilon win. Round 4 Hardpoint was all Vitality until the dying minutes of the match, when a comeback sparked by Dqvee and supported by Joshh won them the round. Joshh went 22/29 in the match, though he got the final kill to secure the win.
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