MRuiz
Mike Ruiz 
United States
Projekt Evil
Free Agent
Finds new team
September 5, 2017
MRuiz has found his team ahead of Call of Duty: World War II, as he's expected to team with Holler, Exhibit, and Tempo.
ANALYSIS
It's certainly not a big-name lineup, but MRuiz was a part of arguably one of the highest rising amateur teams in the scene last year in Enigma6, so anything is possible when it comes to success in Call of Duty: World War II. Besides MRuiz, Holler is arguably the most well-known name on this squad, spending time with Team Kaliber last season.
Free agent heading into next season
August 24, 2017
MRuiz is a free agent heading into the next season, the player announced on Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
MRuiz last played for Echo Fox during the 2017 Call of Duty World Championships, but the team failed to make it out of pool play. However MRuiz did gain notoriety with Enigma6 during the leadup to the Stage 1 playoffs, as he was supposed to "retire" just prior to the pivotal tournament to allow for a new roster addition before the CWL put a squash to the move for "competitive reasons". Still, it's hard to question MRuiz isn't talented enough to play on an up-and-coming team, so it seems likely the former EF slayer will find his way onto another team before the start of the new season.
Carries Enigma6's spirit
August 10, 2017
MRuiz spread his unconventional plays in a loss to OpTic Gaming in Group A on Day 2 of the CWL Championships.
ANALYSIS
MRuiz may have lost his chance at playoffs, but he certainly made OpTic Gaming work for their victory. This was in part thanks to MRuiz's previous experience with Enigma6. However, MRuiz's scrappy didn't allow him to win the whole series, and this mainly due to OpTic Gaming's strong and consistent slaying. This was exemplified in Round 3 Uplink, where MRuiz helped steal a dunk and throw, but couldn't withstand OpTic Gaming's assault in the final minute of the round. Similarly, OpTic Gaming blasted past MRuiz in round 4 Hardpoint even as he tried to flank and poke his way into Hardpoints.
Qualifies for 2017 CoD World Champs
July 28, 2017
MRuiz and Echo Fox have qualified for the Call of Duty World Championships after beating HavoK Esports at the Last Chance North America Qualifier.
ANALYSIS
To describe MRuiz's 2017 competitive season as a roller coaster may be an understatement. Having broke out with Enigma6, who made multiple surprise wins throughout the beginning half of the competitive year, it was announced that the three-year veteran would be retiring from competitive Call of Duty. However, that only appeared to be a ruse for Enigma6 to switch up their roster throughout Stage 1, as MRuiz would play with Oxygen Black before signing on with Echo Fox in July. He'll join a roster that could wind up being a dark horse depending on which group they fall in, as Echo Fox boasts a group of veterans and youngsters alike.
Free Agent
Will not be retiring
June 1, 2017
MRuiz will compete at CWL Anaheim with Oxygen Supremacy, likely meaning the player will not be retiring from competitive Call of Duty.
ANALYSIS
While it's unlikely that MRuiz's team will make any waves at CWL Anaheim, it's important to note that he will be participating in competitive CoD, something his former team, Enigma6, announced just a day earlier would not happen. The organization quickly backpedaled from there, saying MRuiz simply changed his mind. Regardless of whether it was misinformation or not, Enigma6 always appeared set to make a roster change following the end of Stage 1, while MRuiz seems content to compete on a different team. Whether he makes it back into the Global Pro League remains to be seen.
Retiring from competitive CoD
May 31, 2017
MRuiz has retired from competitive Call of Duty, the organization announced on Tuesday.
ANALYSIS
It still remains to be seen whether MRuiz will actually be retiring from competitive Call of Duty, but it's safe to say the slayer will leave Enigma6 after the organization announced the addition of Royalty. More information regarding MRuiz's future may start to trickle out after CWL Anaheim.
Still expected to leave Enigma6
May 29, 2017
MRuiz is expected to leave Enigma6 Group, the organization announced earlier this weekend.
ANALYSIS
MRuiz was always expected to leave Enigma6 following the Stage 1 Playoffs ever since rumors leaked the organization was planning a lineup switch. While the CWL squashed the supposed lineup changes because teams are now allowed via rule to change lineups during a particular stage, Enigma6 appears to be holding through with the changes, swapping out MRuiz for a new member. Whether MRuiz is leaving via retirement or just set to join another team remains to be seen, but more information should trickle out in between the end of Stage 1 and the start of CWL Anaheim.
Solid S&D performance just wasn't enough to stop OpTic Gaming
May 29, 2017
MRuiz contributed for his team during Search & Destroy, but ultimately his other mode performances were lackluster with an overall KD of 49/60, unable to stop OpTic Gaming winning over Enigma6 Group in Losers Round 2 of the CWL Global Pro League Stage 1 Playoffs.
ANALYSIS
MRuiz needs to put some time in on the respawn game modes if he ever hopes to help his team secure victories in future tournaments. Round 1 Hardpoint left something to be desired as he only scored a 21/24 and 46 seconds of objective control time. MRuiz's Round 2 Search & Destroy was pretty solid, with a break-even KD of 9/9, three bomb plants and a defusal, so no major complaints there. But Round 3 Uplink saw MRuiz's KD get stomped upon, with only 19/27, and of course his scoring three of Enigma6 Group's 10 points just wasn't enough to stop another OpTic Gaming victory, as OpTic swept them 3-0, eliminating Enigma6 from the Stage 1 Playoffs.
Steady, but can't win
May 27, 2017
MRuiz was a consistent force with a 92/80 KD in a loss to Splyce on Day 2 of the CWL Pro League Playoffs.
ANALYSIS
MRuiz just couldn't make the most of his kills. Even with a decent KD, problems cropped up as early as Round 1 Hardpoint on Throwback. Splyce's tight map control forced MRuiz and Enigma6 to take risky plays of pinching and flanking. While this worked at times, with MRuiz often leading the charge for a three-stack engagement while Proto flanked Splyce's rear, it wasn't enough to win spawn control. Enigma6's "risky" tactics found the most success in Round 3 Uplink thanks to MRuiz. Several times, he simply found one-point throws by roaming around. By Round 5 Search & Destroy, MRuiz was attempting to pick up the slack. Unfortunately, the smarter plays from Splyce forced Enigma6 out of the winner's bracket. MRuiz closed Round 5 Search & Destroy with a 10/9 KD.
Steady, but not game-changing
May 27, 2017
MRuiz was a solid center for his team with a 77/79 KD in a win over eUnited on Day 1 of the CWL Pro League Playoffs.
ANALYSIS
MRuiz, unlike the rest of his team, didn't have a spotlight moment in this series. Instead, MRuiz was a patient player that helped hold his team's defenses and points instead of hunting for kills. The only round where MRuiz was aggressive was Round 1 Hardpoint when he was able to swing the game into Enigma6's favor. Scoring a five killstreak, MRuiz suddenly gave his team the space to perform with General soon going off and scoring his full suite of Scorestreaks. Later rounds would see MRuiz disappear into the background, but it was something Enigma6 needed. With three members playing absurdly aggressive, MRuiz became that one player who sat back to hold spawns. MRuiz closed out Round 5 Search & Destroy with a 5/5 KD.
Limps to the end
May 15, 2017
MRuiz had an uncharacteristically weak game with a 40/66 KD in a loss to OpTic Gaming on Day 3 of Group Green of the CWL Pro League.
ANALYSIS
MRuiz was tasked with holding objectives, a terrifying prospect against the titans of OpTic Gaming. Round 1 Hardpoint on Scorch saw a frustrating loss with Enigma6 losing to OpTic Gaming 246-250. MRuiz, defending the Hardpoints, had a smooth time protecting spawns and hills at first. But as the game evolved and OpTic Gaming slowly gained map control, MRuiz slowly began to lose his grip. His opponents were able to break Turbine twice, not only flipping spawns for Hangar and Drill, but also gaining kills to feed Payloads. The second break became Enigma6's undoing. MRuiz's defense couldn't hold long enough for Enigma6 to score the measly four seconds needed to clutch the map. MRuiz closed with an 18/29 KD on Round 1 Hardpoint.
Obliterates in late-game
May 14, 2017
MRuiz swept through Retaliation with a 67/71 KD in a victory over Red Reserve on Day 3 of Group Green of the CWL Pro League.
ANALYSIS
MRuiz may have had a bumpy start, playing mostly as a support, but he stormed through Round 4 Hardpoint on Retaliation. During the first Destroyed Building Hardpoint, MRuiz rotated earlier to secure the alleyway spawns only to find Red Reserve already there. He flanked for two kill before his teammates cleaned up. But suddenly, Red Reserve was spawning in. Somehow, beyond comprehension, MRuiz survived two waves of Red Reserve's spawns from Bike Shop before he finally dropped. While he didn't get a Scorestreak, MRuiz delayed enough for his team to get a flawless hold on Destroyed Building, putting them well into the lead. MRuiz closed Round 4 Hardpoint with a 22/19 KD.
A monstrous Search & Destroy performance keeps Enigma6 on the map
May 14, 2017
MRuiz might not have had the best of series against Red Reserve on Day 2 of Group Green of the CWL Global Pro League, notching an overall KD of 53/54, but his Search & Destroy performance was nothing short of dominating.
ANALYSIS
MRuiz had a bit of a slow start during Round 1 Hardpoint against Red Reserve, but he managed to keep his KD positive with a score of 27/24, despite a mere 20 seconds of objective control time. Round 2 Search & Destroy, however, was MRuiz's time to shine, and he shone so brightly that Red Reserve had to wear shades, scoring a KD of 8/2 and three bomb plants. MRuiz closed out the 3-0 stomping of Red Reserve during Round 3 Uplink by putting a point on the board and notching a KD of 18/28, a negative KD but still more than enough to put Red Reserve out of their misery for the series.
Supports his team with ease
May 14, 2017
MRuiz didn't have much to worry about with an 85/67 KD in a win over eLevate on Day 2 of Group Green of the CWL Pro League.
ANALYSIS
MRuiz handled map objectives while his team slayed the competition. That's not to say that MRuiz didn't have impressive shots himself, as he was a dominate force in both Round 3 Uplink and Round 4 Hardpoint. The early game was a little weaker as MRuiz didn't have much to do in Round 1 Hardpoint. Both General and Proto locked that map with ease. Round 2 Search & Destroy did see MRuiz struggle as eLevate was able to easily predict Engima6's amateurish plays. But in Round 3 Uplink, MRuiz showed up. Scoring 22/23 KD, a dunk and two throws, MRuiz kept the ball out of his opponents' hands as he scored a slew of points. Round 4 Hardpoint didn't see MRuiz get points, but it did see him slay out with a 27/16 KD.
Takes a round through flanks
May 13, 2017
MRuiz was able to steal a round with a 78/89 KD in a loss to OpTic Gaming on Day 1 of Group Green of the CWL Pro League.
ANALYSIS
Enigma6 was all over the map in their fight against OpTic Gaming. Early in every round, Enigma6 would find early leads thanks to the likes of MRuiz. But when Enigma6 needed to clutch up, MRuiz and his team failed to secure those final kills. Round 3 Uplink on Throwback saw the bulk of MRuiz's performance thanks to the map's layout. MRuiz constantly flanked OpTic Gaming, always pushing the team around the map from behind. OpTic Gaming were unprepared for Mruiz's relentless aggression. Every flank MRuiz pressed was fought with an all-or-nothing attitude, the player never backing down from the fight and only every pushing. But that same strategy was quickly countered in Round 4 Hardpoint when OpTic Gaming was able to easily secure map control. MRuiz closed Round 4 Hardpoint with a 24/34 KD.