Fighta
Lincoln Ferguson 
Australia
Mindfreak
Coming back to Mindfreak
September 18, 2018
Fighta has re-signed with Mindfreak to start the Black Ops 4 competitive season.
ANALYSIS
Mindfreak failed to make it out of pool play at the 2018 Call of Duty World Championships and Fighta's play likely played a part in their disappointing results, as the slayer finished with a team-low cumulative KD of 0.89. Essentially the main objective player for the team, Fighta's role can't strictly be highlighted by his KD however, which is why Mindfreak chose to bring him back for another season. With rumors that regional roster locks may be a thing of the past, there's an opportunity for the organization to acquire an up-and-coming player from North America to round out their roster if they're willing to pony up the price.
Subpar performance in loss
August 16, 2018
Fighta struggled during a 3-1 loss to Red Reserve on Day 1 of CWL Champs.
ANALYSIS
Fighta opened with a 19/27 KD in the opening Hardpoint and that ended up being a sign of things to come. While he would get himself together a bit with some respectable performance in later rounds, it wasn't consistent enough to get the win for his team. Sure, he tallied a 38/30 KD in Capture the Flag, which led to a 3-2 win for Mindfreak, but that was his only saving grace in this series. The rest of the time, they were simply unable to get anything going and they were handed a lopsided 3-1 loss because of it.
Slays to help his teammates
July 12, 2018
Fighta supported his teammates in a 3-2 loss to Rise Nation on Thursday of the CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
With all of Mindfreak frying at different times, Fighta had to take on a flexible role in order to support his versatile team. While he was largely successful in pushing spawns and holding map control, Fighta was unable to close out against a limp Rise Nation in duels. This resulted in awkward rounds like Round 3 Capture the Flag and Round 5 Search & Destroy. Round 5 Search & Destroy on Ardennes Forest, in particular, came down to narrow duels in mid lane that Fighta simply couldn't win. This was despite coming hot off of a strong Round 4 Hardpoint.
Doens't deliver a strong performance
June 6, 2018
Fighta was largely absent in a 3-1 loss to Rise Nation on Wednesday of the CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
Fighta didn't deliver much presence this series, even as Denz and Shockz gave a fantastic performance. Largely playing anchor, Fighta was in charge of keeping Mindfreak's spawns consistent across the series. While this worked in Round 1 Hardpoint, where Fighta was assisted by BuZZO, he struggled to keep up his role in subsequent rounds. This became especially relevant in Round 3 Capture the Flag and Round 4 Hardpoint where normal fights turned into scrappy brawls as Mindfreak had to flood objectives to contest the map. Playing fast and scrappy allowed Fighta to win Round 3 Capture the Flag, mainly due to a passive Rise Nation, but the tactic faltered in Round 4 Hardpoint.
Struggles in loss
June 6, 2018
Fighta never found his footing in the 3-1 loss to OpTic Gaming on Day 1, Week 4, on CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
Figha never really got going in this match, even in Round 2 Search & Destroy, the only round win for Mindfreak in the loss. He did not slay as well as his teammates in that second round, as he played an aggressive style that got him off the map early. The three Hardpoint rounds were rough on Fighta in terms of slaying. He never was able to find his footing, and OpTic Gaming slayed excellently. It was a poor combination for Fighta. He finished off the loss with a 10/24 performance in Round 4 Hardpoint, as he limped to the finish line of the loss.
Inconsistent in win
May 30, 2018
Fighta had an inconsistent showing the in the 3-2 win over Tainted Minds on Day 1, Week 3 of CWL Global Pro League, Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
Fighta had a very up-and-down performance in this one. Round 1 Hardpoint was a good round for him, as he went 20/19 and added 1:44 on the objective. He was a force on the objective for the entirety of the round, even when he got off to a slow start in the slaying department. He put in a nice game in Round 5 Search & Destroy, too, as he and Denz really paced Mindfreak to their 6-1 win. However, he saw some struggles in between these two good rounds. Round 2 Search & Destroy was a 6-1 loss in which he amassed just two kills, and Round 3 Capture the Flag was a 5-0 loss in which basically everyone was outslain by Tainted Minds. Round 4 Hardpoint saw him struggle to slay, going 17/21 but adding a solid 1:16 on the objective in the round win.
Slowly builds steam
March 10, 2018
Fighta built late-game momentum in a 3-2 loss to Monaco eSports on Day 2 of CWL Atlanta.
ANALYSIS
Similar to his SMG partner, BuZZO, Fighta didn't find the confidence he needed until the late game. However, unlike BuZZO, Fighta was able to slay at first in Round 2 Search & Destroy, Fighta was being continually picked off due to his over-aggression in trying to find picks. But he quickly learned his lesson in Round 3 Capture the Flag where he began to push out with his teammates. By grouping up with his teammates, Fighta was able to make two flag captures in the first half of the game off of only a handful of kills. However, by Round 5 Search & Destroy, Mindfreak's coordination began to fall apart.
Blazes through Team Kaliber
February 27, 2018
Fighta bullied Team Kaliber for a 3-1 win in Week 6 of the CWL Global Pro League, Division A.
ANALYSIS
Fighta stuck mostly to the sidelines and secured spawns for his team as Shockz and BuZZO slayed out. In fact, that's all he had to do for his team. This resulted in Fighta having very few plays, but he was key in his team's victory. In Round 4 Hardpoint, Mindfreak played very aggressively after a disastrous first three hills. Fighta was able to stop Team Kaliber from gaining too much of a lead by securing key spawn fights, such as Accuracy's attempted flank by the first Barrels Hardpoint.
Plays too passive of a game
February 21, 2018
Fighta falls quiet in a 3-0 loss to Rise Nation on Week 5, Day 2 of the CWL Global Pro League, Division A.
ANALYSIS
Fight just didn't have a presence this series despite playing a very technical game. He would attempt to stay away from teamfights and pic apart Rise Nation from afar while also securing spawns. This worked in Round 1 Hardpoint as Fighta was able to steal scrap time, but it also meant Fighta could never build a lead since he played such a passive game. Mindfreak's half-baked gameplan was best seen in Round 3 Capture the Flag where Mindfreak held complete map control during the first half, but Fighta only forced one flag capture with Denz. Instead, he turtled in base and simply gave up map control.
One solid round in loss
January 31, 2018
Fighta put together one good round in the 3-2 loss to Team Kaliber that capped off Tuesday's CWL Global Pro League Stage 1 matches.
ANALYSIS
Fighta's best round came in Round 3 Capture the Flag, a round that Mindfreak won with ease. They dominated the kill feed, as every member of Team Kaliber ended the round with a sub-1.00 KD ratio. FIghta ended the round with a solid 18/13 KD. The rest of his rounds saw some struggles though. Round 1 Hardpoint saw everyone not named BuZZO struggle for Team Kaliber, as they were blown out. They did not get any real offensive traction until it was far too late in the round, and victory was all but inevitable for Team Kaliber. Fighta limped to a 23/32 KD and had just 24 seconds on the objective in the round. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw him play well, despite not showing up on the final kill cam in the 6-2 win. He was more of a support-based player, but it was not a bad round. He was rather average in Round 4 Hardpoint and Round 5 Search & Destroy, finishing the former with a 23/24 KD and 1:02 on the objective as they lost a hard fought round. Mindfreak were neck and neck with Team Kaliber until the end, topping the 200-point mark despite the loss. Round 5 Search & Destroy saw Mindfreak struggle to find a cohesive offense as Team Kaliber had a balanced, four-man attack. That inconsistent and unreliable offense was not enough to outlast Team Kaliber, as they lost in nine games.
Big moments light up struggles in loss
January 25, 2018
Fighta was mostly below average, but he had some bright spots regardless of that as Mindfreak were swept by eRa on Thursday during the CWL Global Pro League Stage 1 season.
ANALYSIS
Fighta had an objective-based showing in Round 1 Hardpoint. He did not slay well, ending the round with a 25/34 KD, but his 1:45 on the objective made up for that a little. Unfortunately, Mindfreak really needed another slayer, as eRa dominated the kill feed, which gave them great map control throughout. His best round came in Round 2 Search & Destroy. He was a defensive wizard in the round, playing his best games when his team were on the defensive side of the map. However, his offensive game was rough, as he struggled to put pressure on the eRa defense. Despite his strong defense, they desperately needed offense to win the round, and could not get it anywhere else. Fighta had his team's lone flag cap in Round 3 Capture the Flag, putting them into a lead that lasted them into the second half. He did not slay particularly well, however, going 21/25 as they fell in overtime.
Falls off in loss
January 25, 2018
Fighta started relatively well, but fell into obscurity by the third round of the sweep loss to Rise Nation on the Wednesday match of the CWL Global Pro League.
ANALYSIS
Round 1 Hardpoint was tough for Mindfreak, but Fighta was their best player, relatively speaking. He went 23/23, being the only member of Mindfreak to top the 20-kill mark, and to not be in the negative in terms of KD ratio. It was a bad round for Mindfreak, as they simply could not muster up enough firepower to hang with Rise Nation. Round 2 Search & Destroy was the lone competitive round, going all the way to the eleventh game. Fighta, however, did not match his team-leading performance from Round 1. BuZZO took that mantle, and Fighta took over support duty. Round 3 Capture the Flag was awful for both Fighta and Mindfreak. Not one player on Mindfreak got to a 1.00 KD ratio, with Fighta tying the lowest with 11 kills. He was bad, and so was Mindfreak.
Tries to match eUnited's shots
August 9, 2017
Fighta attempted to drag his team ahead in a tough loss against eUnited on Day 1 of the CWL Championships.
ANALYSIS
Fighta's consistency, alongside Shockz's, was what kept Mindfreak in the game, but what Mindfreak needed was a stand-out performance, not solid runs. Fighta attempted to match Clayster's and Prestinni's shots, but weak pushes and half challenges gave eUnited to much room to work with. For example, at the second Graveyard Hardpoint, Clayster held back both Fighta and Denz which allowed Clayster to easily gain control of the map. In Round 3 Uplink, Fighta worked better with Shockz to tie up the game in the first half, both dropping a solid number. However, Fighta couldn't keep up his score in the second half.
Poorly uses his Scorestreaks
July 2, 2017
Fighta nearly wins a map with a 44/56 KD in a loss to Luminosity Gaming on Day 3 of Group Red.
ANALYSIS
Fighta and Mindfreak had to end a long, rough weekend against Luminosity Gaming. Fighta tried to push his team forward, but that became difficult to do thanks to Luminosity Gaming's slaying prowess. Round 1 Hardpoint was a complete wash. But Fighta nearly carried his team through Round 2 Search & Destroy. By Game 3, Fighta and Mindfreak could tell they couldn't fight Luminosity Gaming head-on. So Fighta instead lured individual members into ganks, such as in Game 3 on Lower Street. This was effective enough for Fighta to get his full suite of Scoresteaks. But in Game 9 and Game 10, those Scorestreaks saw nearly zero effect as Luminosity Gaming baited out Fighta's streaks before easily running for cover.
Keeps his head up despite loss to Fnatic
July 2, 2017
Fighta still has some fight left in him, as despite a loss to Fnatic on Day 2 of Group Red, he still notched a respectable KD of 63/62.
ANALYSIS
Even if Mindfreak lost their Day 2 series against Fnatic, Fighta ensured he'd go down swinging. During Round 1 Hardpoint he was a force to be reckoned with, notching an impressive 36/31 KD and 1:39 of objective time, the best scores of his team. Fighta went slightly negative in KD during Round 2 Search & Destroy with 7/8, but before Mindfreak lost momentum he got a successful bomb plant and detonation in Game 2. Fighta closed out the series in Round 3 Uplink with a 20/23 KD, which obviously wasn't enough to keep Fnatic from winning that round, but all things considered he did his best to stop Fnatic from completely shutting out Mindfreak.
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