Denz
Denholm Taylor 
Australia
Team Reciprocity
Jumps overseas to Team Reciprocity
October 4, 2018
Denz will join Team Reciprocity, the organization relayed on Monday.
ANALYSIS
Credit first and foremost goes to Denz, as the Australian slayer has likely vaulted up the paygrade scale by joining Reciprocity, an organization newly returning to the competitive CoD scene. That being said, Reciprocity also deserves some credit in forming a roster strong enough to attract arguably the best player from the ANZ region, as the roster of UNILAD plus Tommey could immediately consider itself among the top-20 teams in the world. At the very least, this roster is arguably one of the most interesting European teams to open the Black Ops 4 season, with Red Reserve returning most of its key players, and Splyce signing a plethora of North American talent.
Leaving Mindfreak
September 26, 2018
Denz will leave Mindfreak, the organization confirmed early Wednesday morning.
ANALYSIS
Mindfreak seemed poised to leave at least one of its vaunted players with region locks falling to the wayside for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. It seems more than likely that Denz will leave for a significantly more prominent organization, but details of said move haven't been confirmed as of yet.
Consistent play in tough loss
August 16, 2018
Denz was consistent all throughout Mindfreak's 3-1 loss to Red Reserve on Day 1 of CWL Champs.
ANALYSIS
While Mindfreak ended up losing this one pretty handily, Denz was always on top of his game trying to keep the team in striking range. Outside of his 19/25 KD in the opening Hardpoint, he went positive in every other round. Without much help from the rest of his team, though, they just couldn't manage to actually get ahead in any of these rounds except for Capture the Flag. More than anything, this team needs to work on getting on the same page as a unit in order to get some wins on the board in this tournament.
Tries everything he can to win
July 12, 2018
Denz pulled out all the stops in a 3-2 loss to Rise Nation on Thursday of the CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
Denz turned Mindfreak into a freak of nature as he devastated in nearly every round. However, despite his massive slaying he still needed help from his teammates in order to close out the series. Denz dominated Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 4 Hardpoint thanks to his ability to land Scorestreaks. In Round 1 Hardpont on Valkyrie, Denz failed to capitalize on his Scorestreaks as he had a bad habit of using his Scoresteaks too early. This was the case when he called in his Artillery Strike twenty seconds before the Smokestacks Hardpoiint. However, his strong slaying made up for his weak utility.
Shows some strength against Rise Nation
June 6, 2018
Denz played a solid game in a 3-1 loss to Rise Nation on Wednesday of the CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
Denz may not have slayed as well as Shockz, but his presence was undeniable. The two of them were able to pressure Rise Nation into a corner, at times, but they weren't able to pull off the plays consistently in the series. Rounds like Round 2 Search & Destroy saw Denz struggle to make much impact due to a lack of coordination with his teammates, struggling to watch corners as Rise Nation rushed him. Weak map control also hurt Denz's assault in Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 4 Hardpoint as he was unable to continually challenge fights or hills.
Some solid rounds in loss
June 6, 2018
Denz had some quality performances in the 3-1 loss to OpTic Gaming on Day 1, Week 4, of CWL Global Pro League, Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
Denz had some solid rounds, but overall Mindfreak struggled to play with OpTic Gaming. Round 1 Hardpoint is a good example of their struggles; he had 1:16 on the objective, had 27 kills, but died 28 times. They simply had a lot of problems slaying, and that problem showed up time and time again. Their sole round win was Round 2 Search & Destroy, and they won it in dominant fashion. He, Shockz and BuZZO were a deadly trio, and OpTic Gaming had no answer for them. Round 3 Capture the Flag and Round 4 Hardpoint were two blowout losses (5-1 and 250-68, respectively) with Denz struggling in the former, and leading his team in slaying in the latter (21 kills).
Strong Search & Destroy in win
May 30, 2018
Denz had really good Search & Destroy rounds in the 3-2 win over Tainted Minds on Day 1, Week 3 of CWL Global Pro League, Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
Denz's best rounds in this win came in the two Search & Destroy rounds. Round 2 Search & Destroy was an easy win for Tainted Minds, as they won 6-1, but Denz was good; he was the only member of Mindfreak to put up much of a fight at all. Round 5 Search & Destroy was the opposite, with Mindfreak dominating, winning 6-1. He was just as good as he was in Round 2, though he had quality depth behind him this time around. His respawn rounds were mostly average, putting in 20/22 KD rounds in both Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 3 Capture the Flag, an easy win and a blowout loss, respectively. His best respawn round was Round 4 Hardpoint, as he went 21/17 and added a strong 1:43 to the objective in the rather easy round win.
Slays well but makes key mistakes
March 10, 2018
Denz nearly destroyed Monaco eSports in a 3-2 loss on Day 2 of CWL Atlanta.
ANALYSIS
Despite already slotted to play against Luminosity Gaming, Denz didn't let up on the gas in this series. He tore through Monaco eSports in a devastating fashion, but he still wasn't able to win the series due to a lack of support from his teammates. He'd drop a massive 32/15 KD in Round 4 Hardpoint, a scoreline that allowed him to easily handle Monaco. But Round 2 and Round 5 Search & Destroy saw Denz struggle to make plays off of his kills. In Round 5 Search & Destroy, Denz would get a Glide Bomb by Game 5. But when Monaco started to build a reverse sweep, Denz only used his Scorestreak in the final game of the series, essentially letting Monaco build momentum.
Takes control of map and objectives
February 27, 2018
Denz locked map control for his team in a 3-1 victory over Team Kaliber in a 3-1 victory in Week 6 of the CWL Global Pro League, Division A.
ANALYSIS
Denz didn't have to do too much thanks to the massive slaying of Shockz and BuZZO. Despite that, Denz still put up some exceptional plays. Denz was best seen in Round 3 Capture the Flag on Ardennes Forest where he scored a flag capture. Not only that, Denz was able to prevent Team Kaliber from causing a disaster. When a stalemate formed in the final minute of the game, Denz was able to clutch a key 1-vs.-1 against Kenny and win the map for his team.
Slowly drowns in slow series
February 21, 2018
Denz gets swept away in a 3-0 loss to Rise Nation on Week 5, Day 2 of the CWL Global Pro League, Division A.
ANALYSIS
Denz couldn't stand up to Rise Nation. His weaker slaying couldn't do anything to affect the American team. As such, Denz attempted to fall back from Rise Nation as he was unwilling to engage them on their terms. Unfortunately, this had that side effect of forcing Mindfreak to abandon objective in favor of long-range fights. Denz, however, still couldn't win fights, such as in a Game 2 in Round 2 Search & Destroy, where he was easily cleaned out by Gunless solo-holding Bomb A.
Mostly good in close loss
January 31, 2018
Denz was good as Mindfreak nearly pulled off an upset, losing in five rounds to Team Kaliber on Tuesday during the CWL Global Pro League Stage 1 season.
ANALYSIS
Denz had an awfully slow start to Round 1 Hardpoint, and it created quite the domino effect. He started off 2/12, and it snowballed from there. That poor play was a reason why Team Kaliber got off to an early lead. He ended up mounting a mini-comeback, with an eight-kill streak capping off a big push. However, that push only got him to an even 27/27 KD, and got Mindfreak just barely over the 100-point mark. If he was on the top of his game throughout, they may have put together a more competitive effort. He was better in Round 2 Search & Destroy, and Mindfreak took the round with ease. He had the final kill in Games 4 and 5, and was consistently good when he was not showing up in the final kill cam. Round 3 Capture the Flag was similar: Mindfreak kept Team Kaliber to one flag pull, and their offense was plenty strong enough to win the round easily. Denz had double-digit kills in the first half and coasted to a 19/13 KD ratio. Round 4 Hardpoint was a tough loss, since Mindfreak notched over 200 points despite losing. They also outslayed Team Kaliber, but just had problems taking late Hardpoint points. It was a frustrating performance to say the least. Denz was excellent, going 22/18 with 1:42 on the objective in the round. He and the rest of Mindfreak put together frustrating performance in Round 5 Search & Destroy. Team Kaliber had all four of their players rolling, with all of them putting together consistent showings. Mindfreak ran hot and cold, and did not have a consistent force to lead the team. Denz made a great play in game one to hide from KuavoKenny to let the time expire, and had the final kill in Game 5.
Ups and downs in loss
January 25, 2018
Denz had his inconsistencies in the sweep loss to eRa on the Thursday of the CWL Global Pro League Stage 1 season.
ANALYSIS
Denz had a nice start in Round 1 Hardpoint. He was strong in the slaying department, and that lasted the entire round, as he ended with 32 kills. He and Shockz kept the team afloat, but without the support of their other two teammates, the duo just did not have enough in the tank to withstand an excellent eRa attack. Round 2 Search & Destroy was much of the same, except that Fighta led the team. Denz did get them off to a nice start with the final kill in Game 1, but he was rather quiet for the rest of it. Round 3 Capture the Flag looked like a Mindfreak win through one half. They led by a point, and the defensive struggle seemed to benefit Mindfreak. However, a strong push by eRa tied it and won it in overtime. Denz had a nice first half, but faltered to a 19/22 KD with a average second half and overtime performance.
Invisible in loss
January 25, 2018
Denz was hardly ever seen in the sweep loss to Rise Nation on the Wednesday of the CWL Global Pro League, Stage 1.
ANALYSIS
Denz barely made a dent in any of the three rounds Mindfreak played against Rise Nation. Round 1 Hardpoint saw him flounder in mediocrity to the tune of a 17/28 KD. He really struggled to string together kills, as Rise Nation dominated the kill feed. His best play in Round 2 Search & Destroy came in Game 8, where he waited out Methodz, who ran out of time to try and clutch a 1-vs-3. He was actually the best member of Mindfreak in the first half of Round 3 Capture the Flag, but he was only average in that round as well. His struggled to string more than one kill together, on top of Rise Nation absolutely dominating the kill feed, led to an average round for Denz.
Flounders as support
August 9, 2017
Denz fails to make an impact in his defeat to eUnited on Day 1 of the CWL Championships.
ANALYSIS
Denz played support for his team in what turned into a rocky series. The difficult series was simply the result of Mindfreak not being able to match the shots of eUnited on a consistent or even level. With teammates struggling to keep even, Denz struggled to make much impact for hist team as his shots failed to land. Denz's struggles were clearest in Round 2 Search & Destroy with Denz having problems securing kills for his teammates or checking their flanks, such as in Game 1 where a favorable teamfight was lost due to an off-angle flank from eUnited.
Fails to step up to his opponents
July 2, 2017
Denz couldn't compete with a 46/48 KD in a 3-0 loss to Luminosity Gaming on Day 3 of Group Red.
ANALYSIS
A grueling weekend ended in a miserable match for Denz. Mindfreak had no ground, no momentum and no fight against Luminosity Gaming by Round 3 Uplink. Round 1 Hardpoint was just a stomp with Denz barely breaking even with a 16/16 KD. Round 2 Search & Destroy would see Denz do slightly better thanks to some clever coordination. While Denz couldn't slay out as well as his teammates, he acted as bait to lure Luminosity Gaming into a gank. But after Round 2 Search & Destroy was lost simply because Mindfreak couldn't slay on Luminosity Gaming's level, Round 3 Uplink saw Denz barely try.
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