Joshh
Joshua-Lee Sheppard 
United Kingdom
Splyce
Nice start and little else in loss
June 28, 2018
Joshh started the match of well, but did not do much after, in the sweep loss to FaZe Clan on Day 2, Week 3 of Division A of CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
Outside of the beginning of Round 1 Hardpoint, Joshh struggled to put anything together in this one. He and Bance were excellent in the early goings of the round, as the pair was the main reason why Splyce kept pace with FaZe Clan. He was replaced by MadCat down the stretch, however, as a poor finish to the round saw him go 23/31, though his 1:26 on the objective led the team. He contributed despite his late slaying woes. He never met that early round one level again, however, netting just two kills in Round 2 Search & Destroy, and going 15/21 in Round 3 Capture the Flag. His hot start ended up not being indicative of his performance for the rest of the round.
Struggles to fight old team
May 18, 2018
Joshh faltered against old teammates Red Reserve in a 3-0 loss with a 47/63 KD on Thursday of the CWL Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
Joshh didn't have any counter plays for Red Reserve, despite playing with the likes of Rated and Joee for close to a year. Taking up the flex role, Joshh struggled to protect his flanks against Red Reserve. Further causing problems his lack of coordination with Jurd and Bance, the core SMG players, as Joshh struggled to find a role for himself. This left him in strange positions, such as in Round 2 Search & Destroy where he and his teammates struggled to watch entrances. Joshh closed Round 3 Capture the Flag with a 17/22 KD.
Teaming with Splyce
May 11, 2018
Joshh will join Splyce, the organization relayed on Friday.
ANALYSIS
It's a bit of an odd reunion, given the falling out that occurred between Joshh and team owner Lazerchicken after the former left for Epsilon eSports. Still, the need was there, as Splyce opted to release Tommey prior to the start of Stage 2, perhaps in an effort to recruit Skrapz to join the team. While the efforts failed, it's hard to question that Splyce needed to change something given the typically successfully European organization has been anything but during large portions of Call of Duty: World War II. Joshh's reintroduction could be classified as addition by subtraction due to the aforementioned need to rejigger a struggling lineup, but it's a bit unclear as to what role he will play given Splyce appear to have a multitude of similarly minded players already in tow.
Free Agent
Likely left off Red Reserve
May 3, 2018
Joshh has been released from Red Reserve, the organization confirmed on Thursday.
ANALYSIS
The addition of Skrapz makes Joshh expendable, as the former Epsilon eSports player had an up-and-down season under the Red banner. While perhaps viewed as a bit of a disagreeable player, Joshh's skills on the sticks can not be ignored, and as a result it would be a surprise to see him not on a roster prior to CWL Anaheim. Whether or not Joshh winds up on a Stage 2 roster remains to be seen, however, as team's may not want to change up their lineups days before lineup locks.
Protects his teammates in fights
April 21, 2018
Joshh supported Joee on his flanks in a 3-0 win over Splyce on Friday of CWL Seattle.
ANALYSIS
Splyce turned out to be little trouble for the likes of Red Reserve. Playing a much more aggressive game thanks to the latest patch, Joshh simply had to rush Splyce as Joee attacked their backline to win. Both Joee and Joshh were able to easily pinch and punish the weak SMGs of their European rivals. This was best seen in their fairly dominant Round 2 Search & Destroy. Joshh would lead for his teammates, Rated and Zer0, while Joee rushed an off-lane. This heavy stacking allowed Red Reserve to easily overwhelm Splyce in seconds.
Tilts Rise Nation with bizarre play
April 8, 2018
Joshh clutched Round 4 Hardpoint in a dramatic 3-2 win against Rise Nation on Day 2 of the CWL Stage 1 Playoffs.
ANALYSIS
Joshh practically single-handedly won this series for Red Reserve. After a tough Round 3 Capture the Flag, Rise Nation started Round 4 Hardpoint on Ardennes Forest very hot. After Rise Nation burned most of their Scorestreaks to secure their win, Joshh devastated Rise Nation with a flank on the second Ruins hill, picking up a quad-kill that gave him Scorestreaks and full map control. Immediately, Joshh began burning Scorestreaks to chain more kills and secure rotations into Bunker and East Road. Because of this, Joshh was able to win the map despite Rise Nation only being five points away from winning the map and series, absolutely tilting Rise Nation going into Round 5 Search & Destroy as the camera caught to Gunless yelling at his teammates after the map win.
Fails to slay
April 7, 2018
Joshh was unable to slay in a 3-2 loss to Luminosity Gaming on Day 1 of CWL Stage 1 Playoffs.
ANALYSIS
While he was far from the only reason Red Reserve lost in a reverse sweep to Luminosity Gaming, Joshh's poor slaying skills still need to be pointed out. Joshh was able to make his poor KDs work at times, such as in Round 1 Hardpoint where Red Reserve won the map despite Joshh's double-negative KD. This was because Joshh simply aimed to pressure Luminosity Gaming instead of getting kills. But when his opponents began to slay out in Round 3 Capture the Flag, Joshh couldn't step up his slaying with them.
Posts team-best kill numbers despite loss
April 2, 2018
Joshh had an unusually nondescript performance Sunday against Enigma6, posting an 85/86 KD in a 3-1 lower bracket loss to Enigma6 at the CWL Birmingham Open.
ANALYSIS
Joshh led the team in total kills across all maps, but it didn't make much of a difference as Red Reserve was eliminated in four games at the home Open by Enigma6. Joshh certainly started the series on fire, earning a multi killstreak near Smokestacks on Valkyrie which helped his team remain even with Enigma6 for a moment. A nondescript Round 2 Search and Destroy was no issue for Red Reserve, as Joshh's teammates seemingly did not miss a shot throughout the entire round. However, it was Round 3 Capture the Flag where the Red wheels fell off, with the team almost immediately falling down 4-0 on London Docks. It's perhaps telling that Joshh's biggest moment in that round came at the start of the second half, in which he ripped off a two piece which stopped what would have been another flag capture. A similarly ineffective performance in Round 4 doomed the team to an early end to the tournament.
Falls apart on offense
March 30, 2018
Joshh got thrown down by Luminosity Gaming in a 3-0 loss on Friday of CWL Birmingham.
ANALYSIS
Joshh couldn't engage against Luminosity Gaming's SMGs, plain and simple. The forward player for Red Reserve struggled to find kills, but he was able to weaken his opponents for his teammates to finish off. However, this came at the cost of him losing fights or his teammates losing fights as Luminosity's stronger aim easily struck down Red Reserve. While Joshh attempted to adapt in Round 2 Search & Destroy, his skills continued to lag behind the rest of his team.
Just one good round in win
March 30, 2018
Joshh had a disappointing performance outside of a strong second round in the 3-1 loss to Splyce on Day 1 of the CWL Birmingham Open.
ANALYSIS
Round 2 Search & Destroy was excellent for Joshh. He had 10 kills, as they impressively and emphatically erased a 4-1 deficit to win in 10 games. He came up in the clutch too, getting the final kill in Game 10, finishing the round. He started off the round with the final kill in Game 1, too. The rest of his performance was subpar, however. He went 28/32 in Round 1 Hardpoint, really struggling to string his kills together. He could not get past the 18-kill mark in Round 3 Capture the Flag, or in Round 4 Hardpoint, as they bowed out against Splyce.
Finds small wins in loss
March 11, 2018
Joshh dominated in Search & Destroy but fell to Rise Nation's fury in a 3-1 loss in the CWL Atlanta grand finals.
ANALYSIS
Joshh stuck with Joee for the entire series as the duo tried to enact their well-planned flanks and pinches. But Rise Nation, having watched Red Reserve for several games backstage, was more than ready to cover their flanks. Not only that, Rise was on point with their shots this series. Joshh couldn't even win uneven gunfights, such as in Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 3 Capture the Flag where both Joshh and Joee would just get fried by Rise Nation even in 1-vs-2 fights. Because of Joshh's weaker, but still respectable gunplay, Red Reserve couldn't win.
Flanks to score a vital win
March 11, 2018
Joshh chewed through Luminosity Gaming's flanks in a 3-0 victory at the losers' finals of CWL Atlanta.
ANALYSIS
Joshh, along with Zer0 and Joee, shredded Luminosity Gaming in a devastating and dramatic fashion. This was done by playing around the aggressive Luminosity's flanks to force retreats or fight uneven battles. His opponents never caught onto his strategies as Joshh found new and unpredictable ways to harass their flanks. For example, in the first half of Round 3 Capture the Flag on London Docks, Joshh was always ready mid map with his SMG, poking Luminosity as soon as they walked out of their base. This allowed him to call out their positions for his teammates. But in the second half, Joshh was able to steal a flag capture by going for a long-flank through the subway, stealing their flag just as they were dropping.
Falls further in SMG meta
March 9, 2018
Joshh struggled to consistently win engagements in a 3-2 loss to Team EnVyUs on Day 1 of CWL Atlanta.
ANALYSIS
Along with Joee, Joshh was the core engagement duo for Red Reserve. When they slayed, so did the rest of Red Reserve, but when Joshh couldn't land a shot, all of his team suffered. This was best seen in Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 4 Hardpoint. In Round 1 Hardpoint, Joshh obliterated Team EnVyUs' SMG frontline by getting snappy two-pieces with simple face-to-face aggression. However, in Round 4 Hardpoint Joshh' shots fell limp as he struggled to watch his flanks or even land shots. He scored an abysmal 15/31 KD by the last hill, a second Dock Crane hill.
Can't find his footing anymore
March 1, 2018
Joshh continued to adapt poorly to the new meta in a 3-0 stomp by Team Kaliber on Thursday of the CWL Global Pro League, Division A.
ANALYSIS
Joshh just isn't playing aggressively enough in the SMG-heavy meta. Similar to his series against OpTic Gaming yesterday, Joshh continued to be overwhelmed by fast and aggressive strategies. Instead of either matching the aggression, or falling back behind cover to find picks, Joshh tried a little of both only to fall on his face. Both Team Kaliber's SMGs utterly overwhelmed Joshh in every encounter, causing Red Reserve to play uneven teamfights despite being a teamfight-focused team.
Matches the Green Wall's fury
February 28, 2018
Joshh tried to counter OpTic Gaming's aggression in a 3-1 loss on Wednesday of the CWL Global Pro League, Division A.
ANALYSIS
Joshh was the only member of Red Reserve who consistently stood up to OpTic Gaming's relentless assault. This was mainly because of the new meta changes that lowered sprint cooldowns, allowing for more aggressive SMG plays. Joshh would get trampled at first by OpTic Gaming, scoring a double-negative KD in Round 1 Hardpoint and a negative KD in Round 2 Search & Destroy. But Joshh found a way to bruise OpTic in Round 2: rushing them. Joshh capitalized on this small weakness to start a stunning three minutes of flag captures in Round 3 Capture the Flag off of only three kills mid-map.
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