Bance
Ben Bance 
United Kingdom
Splyce
Dominates Round 1 Hardpoint, but runs out of steam
August 19, 2017
Bance came out swinging against Epsilon eSports on Day 4 of the CWL Championships, but his lack of endurance got the better of him as he only posted an overall KD of 82/92.
ANALYSIS
Bance was like the Clubber Lang of Splyce - delivering a beating early on, but didn't have the endurance for the long game. Round 1 Hardpoint was clearly Bance's best round, where he'd drop a KD of 29/26 and easily keep Epsilon off the Hardpoints. Bance's downfall started in Round 2 Search & Destroy, where despite his planting of the bomb a couple of times, he'd only notch a KD of 5/8. Even though Bance was showing early signs of exhaustion, he did manage to score the game-winning dunk during the overtime of Round 3 Uplink, while notching a barely negative KD of 26/27. However, this was the last major play of Bance for the series, because in Round 4 Hardpoint he'd go negative once again with a 16/21 KD, and again in Round 5 Search & Destroy with 6/10.
Slaying struggles in elimination loss
August 12, 2017
Bance struggled to slay with Luminosity Gaming, as Splyce were swept out of the 2017 Call of Duty World Championship. The loss was on Day 4 of the tournament.
ANALYSIS
Bance had a solid objective time in Round 1 Hardpoint, but his slaying was nothing to write home about. He went 18/20, with 1:35 on the objective. Splyce worked their way from a 100-34 deficit to lose 250-211. They simply faced a hole too big to dig out of. Round 2 Search & Destroy was tough, as Splyce lost in ten games to Luminosity. Bance had the final kill in Game 4 in the round. Round 3 Uplink was a disaster. They were creamed 15-3, and never were really in it. Bance went 15/28, and meekly went out of Champs.
Mostly struggles in Pool G loss
August 11, 2017
Bance did not have his best outing in the 3-1 loss to Ghost Gaming on Day 2 of the 2017 Call of Duty World Championship. Due to their play earlier in the tournament, however, they clinched the second seed in the group and will be advancing to the playoffs tomorrow.
ANALYSIS
Round 1 Hardpoint saw Splyce chase after a very strong performance from Ghost. They could not keep pace with them, and quickly fell 250-163, without offering much resistance. Bance had a nice 1:05 of objective time, but went 16/20. Round 2 Search & Destroy was Splyce's shining moment. He had the final kill in Game 1, and Game 3, en route to a 6-1 romp over Ghost. They would lost Round 3 Uplink 8-3 after cutting the lead to 4-3. Bance had two points, and an okay 23/24 KD in the round. Round 4 Hardpoint was a tough pill to swallow for Splyce. They had leads of 35-1 and 98-16, and even 200-167, before losing the round. Bance struggled to run with Ghost, going 27/25 with a little over fifty seconds on the objective.
Plays fast and vicious
August 10, 2017
Bance bullied out a victory over Millenium in Group G on Day 2 of the CWL Championships.
ANALYSIS
In a single game, Bance qualifies for the playoff brackets thanks to his aggressive style. Bance looked a lot closer to his old self as he stuck his SMG straight into Millenium's faces in respawn rounds, filling Millenium with bullets as soon as they spawned off points. Round 2 Search & Destroy on Retaliation exemplified this. Bance punished Millenium's sloppy pushes in Game 6 and Game 7, with Game 7 seeing him use his Active Camo to secure a kill onto Moose. On top of that, both Bance and MadCat used their aggression to effectively harass Millenium, distracting and picking kills with a hectic pace.
Makes a confident game despite rocky performance
August 9, 2017
Bance delivered a rocky performance in a win over Team Kaliber on Day 1 of the CWL Championships.
ANALYSIS
Though Splyce won, it was far from the decisive series it should've been. Bance, in particular, was uneven in his performances. Round 1 Hardpoint on Retaliation saw Bance nearly make a near comeback thanks to a miraculous team-wipe on the second Lower Street. This set of kills could've rebounded Splyce in a losing map, but he would drop in the Hardpoint in an attempt to play his life. From then on, Bance had trouble coming to the forefront, except in Search & Destroy. Both Round 2 and Round 5 Search & Destroy were blown wide open to Bance thanks to his insane ability to simply close difficult 1-vs-1 and 1-vs-2 teamfights.
Bounces back after a rough Hardpoint, but not enough
July 31, 2017
Bance attempted to redeem himself after a rough Hardpoint game, earning an overall KD of 47/54, but it wasn't enough to prevent Splyce from losing to Luminosity Gaming on Day 1 of the Stage 2 Playoffs.
ANALYSIS
Bance did not have a good Round 1 Hardpoint. He was consistently outslayed by Luminosity Gaming and generally could not stay alive, only notching a pitiful KD of 10/22, easily the worst of his team that round. Bance tried to make things right in Round 2 Search & Destroy, and early on it looked as if he could do it, as Splyce was up 4-2, but Luminosity quickly broke down Splyce's offensive. Luminosity Gaming won that round despite Bance's impressive KD of 11/7. Finally, in Round 3 Uplink, Bance was simply put out of his misery, for despite his valiant efforts in the form of a 26/25 KD and two dunks, Splyce failed to win by a margin of just one point, as Luminosity closed out the series in a 3-0 victory over Splyce.
Highest kill totals in loss
July 29, 2017
Bance posted the highest kill numbers of his team, registering an 86/94 KD in the CWL Global Pro League Stage 2 playoffs loss to FaZe Clan on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Bance truly shined in Splyce's Round 1 Hardpoint loss, helping the team rally from a nearly 50 point deficit to actually take the lead at one point during the second rotation. The 11-killstreak helped bring things close, but ultimately proved to be fruitless as FaZe would overwhelm Bance and company to get the round win. Naturally, Bance was the only member of Splyce to struggle in the Round 2 Search and Destroy walloping, posting only four kills while the rest of the team earned 21. It was an up-and-down performance from there, as Bance continued to register high amounts of kills in both Round 3 and 4, but not consistently enough to give Splyce a definitive edge. It's now back to the drawing board for the Stage 1 champs, who have precious little time to fix their struggles before the Call of Duty World Championships.
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.