Bance
Ben Bance 
United Kingdom
Splyce
Fails to heat up
July 17, 2017
Bance drops like a rock with a 51/66 KD in a loss to eUited on Day 3 of Group Yellow.
ANALYSIS
There's not much to say about Bance other than he couldn't land his shots. It was an extremely jarring game with Bance nearly going double negative with an 18/34 KD in Round 1 Hardpoint. This wasn't due to a team problem, rather it was just Bance being unable to slay. To put it bluntly, Bance sacked his team in Round 1 Hardpoint. He bounced back in Round 2 Search & Destroy and Round 3 Uplink. But the energy wasn't there. Bance and Splyce played defensively, unwilling to push and seeming like they just wanted the game to end.
Barely breaks even
July 16, 2017
Bance flounders with a 58/56 KD in a loss to Rise Nation on Day 3 of Group Yellow.
ANALYSIS
Bance's veteran experience couldn't save his team from their struggles. Everything was just off for Splyce as Rise Nation came in roaring. Round 1 Hardpoint on Breakout was a stomp of a match due to some poor coordination. In some ways, it seemed that Bance was overly confident with their slaying as they struggled to pull retakes on hills. Bance failed to break both Graveyard hills even with pinches. The only silver lining was with their practiced rotations of Cell Block, the one hill that kept Splyce in the game. Bance closed Round 1 Hardpoint with a 17/21 KD.
Goes huge in kills outside of Search & Destroy
July 16, 2017
Bance clearly needs to practice Search & Destroy, but his lackluster round is overshadowed by his outstanding slaying skills in other modes, netting an overall KD of 80/53 against Rise Nation on Day 2 of Group Yellow.
ANALYSIS
Bance kicked some tail on Day 2 of Group Yellow, but his weaknesses in Search & Destroy need to be shored up if he wants to avoid having it exploited. After a suspenseful Round 1 Hardpoint which Splyce barely won, and where Bance scored an impressive 29/22 KD, he just seemed to flounder big time in Round 2 Search & Destroy with a 5/6 KD. However, Round 3 Uplink saw Bance go downright huge, where in addition to two dunks, scoring four of Splyce's seven points, he'd notch a monstrous KD of 27/16. Bance dropped another KD bomb on Rise Nation during Round 4 Hardpoint with 19/9, going double positive, as the victory for that round was much more decisive than Round 1, enabling the 3-1 victory for Splyce.
Mostly solid in win
July 16, 2017
Bance did some good things in the 3-1 win over Red Reserve on Day 2 of Group Yellow.
ANALYSIS
Bance was an important part of the win over Red Reserve on the second day of Group Yellow matches. Round 1 Hardpoint was a rather tense 250-211 affair, one that saw Splyce lag behind early, only to slowly claw their way back to a round victory. Bance was key in that round, going 29/29 with 2:01 on the objective. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw Bance nearly pull out Game 1 with a defuse before getting caught and gunned down. He did win Game 7 with the final kill and bomb defuse. They would lose the round, however. Round 3 Uplink saw Bance play a background role, as they led 6-2 at the half, but found themselves tied with a minute left. At that point, Bance popped Active Camo, dunked, and won the round. Round 4 Hardpoint was a tense, back and forth affair that saw Splyce barely edge it out 250-224. Bance played very well in the round, going 27/23 with 1:33 on the objective, as Splyce finished off the match.
Some good rounds in tight win
July 15, 2017
Bance had some solid performances in the 3-2 win over Red Reserve on Day 1 of Group Yellow.
ANALYSIS
This was a tough back and forth match, and Bance played a part in having it fall Splyce's way. Round 1 Hardpoint saw Splyce stay ahead of Red Reserve for the entirety of the match, never really in danger of losing the round. Bance went 23/24, with 1:24 on the objective. Bance had the final kill in Game 2 of Round 2 Search & Destroy, but the round was comfortably in the hands of Red Reserve, opposite of the first round. Round 3 Uplink saw Splyce dominate 12-2, and Bance was an unstoppable force in the round. He had five points, and went 34/22 -- he put in an excellent performance. Round 4 Hardpoint was a blow out in the opposite direction, as Red Reserve won with an impressive 250-99 score. Bance went 15/19 in the all around terrible round for Splyce. Round 5 Search & Destroy saw Bance get the final kill in Game 8 in, as Splyce won the round 6-3.
Limps to the bloody end
July 15, 2017
Bance falters in a 1-3 loss to eUnited on Day 1 of Group Yellow.
ANALYSIS
Splyce bleeds for the first time. Bance, in particular, had his worst game of his season. What the game came down to was slaying, and Bance simply couldn't kill. However, while that was the primary factor, Bance also played poorly in the respawns. In both Hardpoints, Bance struggled to coordinate with his team to get off of spawns. Round 2 Search & Destroy did see Bance pull it together with a 9/6 KD thanks to smart coordination. However, in every other round he simply couldn't land his shots.
Couldn't play at his pace
June 19, 2017
Bance played a mean series with a 76/83 KD, but still loses to Luminosity Gaming at the CWL Anaheim Championships.
ANALYSIS
The typical strategy of Bance and Jurd distracting while Zer0 picks kills couldn't work against Luminosity Gaming. The American team's laser-like aim and vicious aggression were just enough to shut Bance down, but that doesn't mean Bance took the series laying down. Round 1 Hardpoint on Scorch was a sharp and tight that was won 250-249. The ultimate deciding factor on this map was rotations, which Splyce managed to win out thanks to some defense from Bance at the final hill. Round 4 Hardpoint on Retaliation was another solid round for Bance. Jurd and him took to lanes to protect Zer0 from flanks and to guide him to hills. At the same time, Bance made sure to get into hills as soon as possible in order to contest time. This strategy worked thanks to some whiffs from Luminosity Gaming, but it was a defensive strategy and Splyce struggles when they can't control the game. The map ended 245-250 in Luminosity Gaming's favor with Bance closing with a 22/22 KD.
Rushes down his rivals
June 18, 2017
Bance beams down Epsilon eSports with a 68/57 KD in a win at the CWL Anaheim semifinals.
ANALYSIS
Bance played Epsilon eSports earlier today and the practice seemed to have worked wonders for the team. But surprisingly, Bance and Jurd played a fairly typical game for Splyce, with Bance running at his opponents while his teammates picked off kills from afar. Round 1 Hardpoint on Throwback was the deciding game for Splyce where Bance was able to close it out in an exceptionally narrow fashion. Bance was strong on his SMG, always rushing into points with his team in tow to contest time and snap a few kills. The few seconds Bance stalled were life and death for Splyce as the game closed 250-222 in Splyce's favor. Bance closed Round 1 Hardpoint with a 36/34 KD.
Focuses on objective
June 18, 2017
Bance had a quieter game than usual with a 60/53 KD in a win over Bittersweet on Day 2 of CWL Anaheim.
ANALYSIS
Bance could've easily gotten lost in the chaos and noise that became this series. Normally a more objective-focused player, Bance was instead dipping into many roles thanks to Splyce stacking together to force teamfights out of Bittersweet. The strategy worked as it forced his opponents to engage hon uneven terms. Bance was especially effective in a bloody Round 3 Uplink on Frost where he and MadCat continually pressured Bittersweet's goal. The two of them worked like a well-oiled machine as Bance held drone spawn before passing to MadCat and then acting as his cover. This allowed Splyce to be constantly on top of Bittersweet's goal until they rallied a nice sum of points.
Too aggressive in a slow game
June 16, 2017
Bance was overly-aggressive in a loss to Rise Nation on Day 1 of CWL Anaheim.
ANALYSIS
Bance seemed to be playing with a respawn mindset in Search & Destroy rounds. As such, the aggression Splyce is known for was their bane going into Round 2 and Round 5 Search & Destroy partly due to an over-eager Bance. While Bance was solid in respawn, playing well with his team to slay, he would often fan out from his teammates to hunt for kills. This was clear in Game 4 of Round 2 Searach & Destroy on Retaliation where both Bance and Jurd trapped themselves in the bike shop in a foolish attempt to hunt for picks. The result was that Splyce wasn't taking teamfights they could win. Instead, Bance and Jurd were splitting the team and letting themselves get picked off by a stacked Rise Nation.
Dominant Search & Destroy performance helps Splyce secure a victory
May 30, 2017
Bance was the Search & Destroy slayer to beat this match in Winners Finals of the CWL Global Pro League Stage 1 Playoffs, although his overall KD would eventually go negative with 68/70.
ANALYSIS
Bance came out of Splyce's corner floundering at the very start of their match against FaZe, as during Round 1 Hardpoint, Bance only got a KD of 12/20. But this did not define Bance this match, as during Round 2 Search & Destroy, Bance exploded back with an absolutely monstrous slaying performance at a KD of 11/4, and two bomb plants to boot. Bance's Round 3 Uplink was nothing to sneeze at either, as he scored two of Splyce's nine points, alongside scoring an impressive 28/19 KD. Bance closed the series in a rather weak way, however, with a KD of 18/27 during Round 4 Hardpoint, but by then it was clear that Bance's slaying performance in Search & Destroy helped Splyce get the momentum they needed to sweep FaZe Clan off their feet 3-1.
Steps up to the plate
May 29, 2017
Bance is able to steamroll with a 73/78 KD in a win over Luminosity Gaming at the CWL Pro League Championships.
ANALYSIS
Bance was very uneven, but he made his plays count when it mattered most. Mostly, Bance hung back on objectives, such as in Round 1 Hardpoint where he scored a 1:48 of objective time. Bance, however, wasn't able to clutch out that round despite his substantial amount of time due to the stronger shots of Luminosity Gaming. Round 4 Hardpoint was a bit of redemption for Bance. Scoring an absurd 2:58 of objective time, Bance made his home on every Hardpoint and beamed down anyone that came near him. The spectacular performance was helped by MadCat and Zer0 pushing out for kills, allowing Bance to just camp on points. But his big moment really came in Round 5 Search & Destroy on Scorch, where he was able to score an Active Camo, Trinity Rockets and a Bombardment by Game 5. Bance used his Trinity Rockets in Game 4 where his rockets landed three kills, clutching the round and securing his Scorestreaks. Bance closed his championship win with a 12/6 KD, two plants and two bomb defuses.
Close-range slayer
May 27, 2017
Bance succeeded only in close-range combat with an 83/95 KD in a victory over Enigma6 on Day 2 of the CWL Pro League Playoffs.
ANALYSIS
While Bance didn't get an impressive KD, his allies more than compensated for his faults at times. Round 1 Hardpoint on Throwback favored Bance's SMG gameplay thanks to the map's many corners. Even then, Bance struggled to find his momentum. However, he was able to hold spawns for Hardpoint rotations in the face of Enigma6's flanking and aggression. This became key in forcing a victory since Bance was able to challenge Enigma6's stalling. Round 2 Search & Destroy on Breakout saw Bance do much better. While Breakout is a huge map that dissuades SMGs, Bance made it work thanks his teamwork with Splyce. Bance closed Round 2 Search & Destroy with a 9/6 KD.
Great first game sets tone for win
May 26, 2017
Bance was a key member of Splyce's easy sweep of Evil Geniuses on day 1 of the Stage 1 Playoffs.
ANALYSIS
Bance had an excellent Round 1 Hardpoint, and it helped set the tone for Splyce's dominant sweep of Evil Geniuses. Despite their very strong play, the beginning of the first round was purely Evil Geniuses'. Splyce got out to a 40-0 deficit early, and it took a very good game from MadCat and Bance to get them back into it. Towards the end of the round, Zer0 turned it around, and the triple threat of those three was way too much for Evil Geniuses to handle. Bance had an excellent 26/18 KD and a 2:21 on the objective. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw him get the final kill in Game 2 in a dominating 6-1 round victory. Round 3 Uplink was utter domination in the name of Splyce; they won 14-0 and were as dominating as a 14-0 victory sounds. Bance had five points and 28 kills in the round.
Team couldn't keep up with him
April 23, 2017
Bance attempted to carry with a 71/63 KD, but lacked support in loss to Team EnVyUs on Day 3 of Group Red at the CWL Global Pro League.
ANALYSIS
Bance just couldn't carry his team for a single map win to place in the top seed despite some herculean efforts. Round 1 Hardpoint on Throwback saw Bance score a staggering 40/30 KD and a 1:37 of objective time. But that wasn't enough for Splyce to win. Constant challenges from Team EnVyUs and a surprising lack of map control forced Bance into the awkward position of having to stall hills instead of scoring points. Bance was able to slay his rivals, but he couldn't zone them. For example, on the second Baseball hill Bance posted a five killstreak holding the hill. Only Team EnVyUs spawned in from the Equipment Building to re-challenge the point. He was quickly pushed out by the second wave. Bance scored a 24/26 KD and a throw.