Assault
Adam Garcia 
United States
Evil Geniuses
Falls apart trying to anchor team
April 23, 2018
Assault lost ground in a stunning back-to-back Grand Finals loss to Rise Nation at the CWL Seattle Championships, losing the first series 3-1 and the second series 3-0.
ANALYSIS
Assault struggled to turn the tide of this series after the first Round 1 Hardpoint on Saint Marie Du Monte, a map that Evil Geniuses has ground out all weekend. This was thanks to Assault's strong defense during rotations, allowing his team to chain rotations together to edge out a win. The momentum quickly changed going into the first Round 2 Search & Destroy as Assault's defenses were used against him. Assault tired to play strange angles and slow pushes to slowly smoke and stun Rise Nation out of cover. However, Rise Nation played patiently and kept forcing him to make plays before the clock burned out. After that, Assault's defenses continued to fall apart as Rise Nation's slaying momentum grew and grew until the second series flew by in a lightning-fast 3-0.
Plays defensively to hold spawns
April 22, 2018
Assault took over long-range firefights in a 3-0 win over eUnited on Sunday of CWL Seattle to advance to the Grand Finals.
ANALYSIS
Assault just seemed to have the magic touch. Both Apathy and him ran the AR roles, a position they were overwhelming excellent at. Assault, in particular, seemed strong thanks to his map awareness. In Round 1 Hardpoint, he had a knack for figuring out flanks against eUnited. This was particularly useful for Evil Geniuses as they easily won rotations in the second set of hills. While he would only score one or two kills, this kills were massively important as it allowed Assault to secure spawns for his team Round 3 Capture the Flag was fairly similar as he was able to blow down eUnited's sneaky flag captures in the first half.
Blitzes objectives in Round 1 Hardpoint
April 22, 2018
Assault tore through Team EnVyUs by playing fast in a 3-0 win on Saturday of CWL Seattle.
ANALYSIS
Evil Geniuses wouldn't have won this series if it wasn't for Assault. The mastermind gunner was ruthless in his gameplay, playing a much faster than he ever has before. Round 1 Hardpoint on Sainte Marie Du Mont was a brilliant display of his newfound speed and abilities, turning Team EnVyUs' lead into a massive deficit. He did this by playing the corner of hills like Parking Lot to ambush Team EnVyUs rushing hills, scoring a six killstreak in the process and securing Scorestreaks. The Scorestreaks would be vital in securing the second Lookout Post and preventing Team EnVyUs from finding ground.
Leaves Echo Fox, teams with Evil Geniuses
April 12, 2018
Assault will leave Echo Fox and join Evil Geniuses, the organization confirmed on Thursday.
ANALYSIS
Amidst all the Rostermania rumors, few could have predicted Echo Fox would relinquish one of the better AR slayers in the entire scene. Alas, Assault is on the move and will rejoin his former Cloud9 teammate, Aches, on a new-look Evil Geniuses roster. It's fair to say Assault has not reached a similar level of success since leaving the aforementioned Cloud9 team, as the youngster was considered one of the rising up-and-comers before a stint on Echo Fox showed off some inconsistencies. In terms of the maturation of a player, Assault figures to be in the best spot possible next to Aches, but it remains to be seen whether this new Evil Geniuses lineup can avoid relegation from the CWL Global Pro League.
Strong respawn in sweep win
March 31, 2018
Assault had two great respawn rounds in the sweep win over Cyclone on Day 2 of the CWL Birmingham Open.
ANALYSIS
Round 1 Hardpoint was a very competitive round, with the upstart Cyclone pushing the envelope deep into the round. Assault and company proved too much to handle though. Assault was great from beginning to end in this one, netting 33 kills and a minute on the objective. After a truly strange Round 2 Search & Destroy performance that saw Aqua have 16 kills and no one Echo Fox have more than four, Assault put together a strong final Round 3 Capture the Flag. He had a solid 22 kills, making him an impressive third wheel behind Faccento and Nagafen. That combination was truly unstoppable, and they finished the sweep off with ease.
Two huge rounds in win
March 1, 2018
Assault did not have a perfect showing, but he made a huge impact on Wednesday's Week 6, CWL Global Pro League Stage 1, 3-2 win over Team Kaliber with two exquisite rounds.
ANALYSIS
Round 3 Capture the Flag and Round 5 Search & Destroy were Assault's best rounds, by far. They both resulted in wins, too. The former saw him go 23/9, mostly off the back of a ridiculous second half display. He was a key anchor in their lockdown defense, one that held up the lead once they got it. Round 5 Search & Destroy saw him do a similar job leading the play. He had 11 kills, and was the only steady member of Echo Fox. The round became a test to see whose depth performed better, and in this round it was Echo Fox. The other three rounds -- Round 1 Hardpoint, Round 2 Search & Destroy and Round 4 Hardpoint -- saw him put together middling-at-best rounds. Round 1 Hardpoint was a slog, as they only got to 106 points and had an entire team below a 1.00 KD. The other two rounds saw him play better, but still hang around a 1.00 KD. He was excellent in the clutch, but he had some struggles in between.
Launches a one-man assault on Vitality
February 21, 2018
Assault became a one-man army, especially during Search & Destroy, when Echo Fox tangled with Vitality and won 3-0 on Day 7 of the CWL Pro League, Division A.
ANALYSIS
Assault certainly started off the series against Vitality with a bang, and a huge one at that. During Round 1 Hardpoint, effective use of Scorestreaks allowed Assault to drop a 40-plus kill bomb onto Vitality, his overall KD for the round ending at a shockingly large 43/27. Assault continued the slaughter of Vitality in earnest in Round 2 Search & Destroy, where he would again drop extraordinary numbers with a double-positive 12/6 KD, even getting a couple of bomb plants under his belt. Surprisingly, the spirit of Assault faded somewhat in Round 3 Capture the Flag, where despite breaking even in KD with 19/19, he would get no flag captures to his name. Still, his performance was more than enough to help Echo Fox shutout Vitality with a 3-0 series win.
Solid respawn in sweep loss
February 1, 2018
Assault slayed well in the respawn rounds, but it did not stop Echo Fox from getting swept by Rise Nation on Wednesday, during the CWL Global Pro League Stage 1 season.
ANALYSIS
Assault's Round 2 Search & Destroy performance was entirely forgettable. He barely influenced the round as TJHaLy basically single-handedly destroyed Echo Fox. Faccento was the only one who showed up for Echo Fox. He did, however, sandwich two good performances around it. Round 1 Hardpoint saw him be incredibly consistent when no one else on Echo Fox was. He kept them afloat early, and allowed them to get back into the match. Without him and his 31 kills. they probably would have gotten blown out. He had 22 kills in the very defensive Round 3 Capture the Flag, and was a big reason why Rise Nation only scored a single point in regulation. They did, however, fall in overtime.
Bad Round 1 foreshadows eventual demise
January 31, 2018
Assault had a lackluster start to Echo Fox's series against OpTic Gaming on Tuesday during Stage 1 of the CWL Pro League, which ultimately doomed them to a 3-1 loss.
ANALYSIS
Assault didn't get the bang start he wanted out of Round 1 Hardpoint, and it would cost him momentum throughout the series. Round 1 Hardpoint only saw Assault chalk up a paltry 20/26 KD and 39 seconds of hardpoint control time. In Round 2 Search & Destroy, Assault cruised with the rest of Echo Fox to a surprising victory, scoring an 8/5 KD catching OpTic off guard. Assault failed to break OpTic's defenses during Round 3 Capture the Flag, however, getting no flag captures to his name even as he scored a positive KD of 21/17. Eventually Assault got going in style during Round 4 Hardpoint, where he clinched an impressive KD of 31/20, but by then Echo Fox were already on the ropes and eventually lost the series.
Clutches CTF plays but falters elsewhere
January 25, 2018
Assault had an inconsistent performance against Team Kaliber on Wednesday, leading to a 3-2 loss during Stage 1 of the CWL Pro League.
ANALYSIS
Assault was a playmaker at key points for Echo Fox during their matchup against Team Kaliber, but he has work to do if he hopes to earn victories for his team. After struggling with a pair of rough performances in Rounds 1 and 2, Assault's time to shine was during Round 3 Capture the Flag, where he dove his way to victory, scoring the game winning flag capture at the last second, and also scoring his first positive KD this series at 18/13. Assault then broke even with a 21/21 KD during Round 4 Hardpoint and earned the most control time of his team at 1:03. He'd go out with a whimper during Round 5 Search & Destroy, only notching a pitiful 3/6 as his overall lackluster performance weighed Echo Fox down enough to let a victory slip out of their grasp.
Runs hot and cold in win
January 24, 2018
Assault bounced between good and bad in the 3-1 win over eRa Eternity that started off their Division A, CWL Global Pro League Stage 1 season.
ANALYSIS
Assault got off to a slow start, with a subpar Round 1 Hardpoint performance. He trailed behind his teammates for the majority of the close match that saw basically everyone play averagely. He ended up with the least amount of kills (22) and Hardpoint time (43 seconds) on his team. He contributed here and there, but his teammates carried the load by far. He reversed that in Round 2 Search & Destroy, leading his team in kills and being the only member of Echo Fox to reach the double-digit plateau. He was a steady force for them, as his teammates cycled through different levels of effectiveness behind him. He was also clutch as well as consistent, finishing off Game 4 by winning a 1-vs-2 (with a lot of help from a terrible Bevils play where he shot wayward bullets, giving away his position and allowing Assault to plant the bomb with ease) and the final kill in Games 5 and 9. Without Assault, eRa Eternity could have easily taken the round. Round 3 Capture the Flag saw him fall back to his first round performance, struggling mightily as eRa Eternity dominated all facets of the round to force a Round 4 Hardpoint. Their offense was stifled, and they were incapable of doing anything for much of the round. It was an excellent performance by eRa Eternity. Following the pattern of bad round, good round, bad round, good round, he put in an excellent performance in the aforementioned fourth round. He did not show much affinity for the Hardpoint (12 seconds in total) opting for an aggressive approach that made him a massive distraction for eRa Eternity, while his teammates capitalized and soaked up objective time. He was slaying everywhere, ending the round with 29 kills, forming a three-headed attack with Saints and Aqua that would prove unstoppable.
Objective player throughout loss to LG
January 14, 2018
Assault took over more of an objective role in the 3-2 loss to Luminosity Gaming in the upper bracket semifinals at CWL New Orleans.
ANALYSIS
Assault really didn't do too much for Echo Fox in the eventual loss to Luminosity Gaming, with the shining moment coming during a seven-kill streak in Round 4 Hardpoint. A critical two-piece during Game 3 of Round 5 Search and Destroy helped Echo Fox stave off the reverse sweep for a moment, but it wasn't meant to be as EF was knocked into the lower bracket.
Rotates well to lock up series win
January 13, 2018
Assault was on top of his game during Echo Fox's 3-1 win against OpTic Gaming on Saturday in the Winners Bracket.
ANALYSIS
Assault and Echo Fox played incredibly well to down OpTic Gaming in a big matchup Saturday night. Right out the gate, Assault looked ready to battle. He racked up the most kills in the opening round and even though Echo Fox couldn't get the win in the round, it was a good start that they used to eventually wrestle away control of the series. Assault picked up two caps during Capture the Flag and then rotated very well during the last Hardpoint to put OpTic away in the 3-1 win.
Mostly struggles in bad loss
January 12, 2018
Assault had a hot start, but faded hard after round one in the 3-1 loss to eUnited on the opening day of the CWL New Orleans Open. The match was their first in pool play.
ANALYSIS
Assault was excellent in Round 1 Hardpoint, as was the rest of Echo Fox. They won the round 250-96, and looked like they were going to pose a real problem for the rest of the tournament. Assault was excellent, going 26/16 in the round. Both Assault and Echo Fox looked like they would run right through eUnited. However, they lost the next three rounds to lose the match. Assault was nowhere to be seen for the rest of the match. He struggled to keep up with a motivated eUnited in Round 2 Search & Destroy; teammate Saints was the only member of Echo Fox to play well in the round. Round 3 Capture the Flag was his worst round. He only managed 12 kills, and Echo Fox's offense was stifled by an excellent eUnited defense. They could not string any kills together, and could not push the flag forward at all. Round 4 Hardpoint saw Echo Fox get dominated for the majority of the round. Assault struggled yet again, and Echo Fox fell 250-175 -- and most of those points came in a push that happened far too late.
Fails to make an impact
December 17, 2017
Attach struggled to make his presence felt in a 2-3 loss to Team EnVyUs on Day 1 of the Northern Showdown.
ANALYSIS
Outside of one round, Assault, like most of Echo Fox, failed to slay in this series. Echo Fox, however, couldn't turn their lackluster performance into a boon by not playing for gunfights but for spawn control. Even when Assault lost a fight, which was often, he would be back in the fray quickly thanks to favorable spawns. Only in Round 4 Hardpoint on Ardennes Forest was Assault able to bring the pain. Clutching late-game fight, Assault landed a triple kill that gave Echo Fox full and final control of the map.
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