Nicholas Maldonado 
United States
Lightning Pandaz
Struggles to slay in win
January 13, 2018
Proto did not have his best slaying day in the sweep win over FaZe Clan in Pool A during the CWL New Orleans Open.
Proto was far from the most efficient slayer in this match, but he influenced the game in other ways, mostly by focusing on the objective in each round. In Round 1 Hardpoint, for example, he was inconsistent as a slayer but put up over two minutes on the objective. He was a key reason why they got out to such a big lead, and that helped win the round. He was rather quiet in Round 2 Search & Destroy, but he had an excellent game six, to bring them within a game of winning the round. He planted the bomb and rattled off three kills to essentially lock down the game. Round 3 Capture the Flag saw him struggle with the kills again -- though he had a big 1v1 gunfight win to put them up 3-1.
Free Agent
Will become free agent
September 23, 2017
Proto will hit free agency after Enigma6 announced their new competitive roster for Call of Duty: World War II.
Proto will join Royalty and Cade in free agency after Enigma6, as well as team captain, General, opted to go in a different direction with the roster. While there was plenty of well wishes from the organization to Cade, the same can't be said for Proto, prompting some to speculate the supposed rift on the team may have been caused in part by him, Either way, it's unlikely Proto will be without an organization for long, as the entire Enigma6 roster impressed many during the Infinite Warfare campaign.
Weak effort in loss
August 12, 2017
Proto completed Saturday's CWL Championship loss against Ghost Gaming with a 69/85 KD.
Proto managed to break an even KD just once during the series during Round 2 Search & Destroy. He began things with a decent showing of a 24/27 KD and 1:05 of hill time ruling Round 1 Hardpoint and his best effort during Search resulted in the team evening up the series at 1-1. Unfortunately, Proto was a big reason behind the team's loss in Round 3 Uplink, finishing with an atrocious 17/30 KD as the team got stomped despite a good start. He started off strong during Round 4 Hardpoint, but fell off the grid as the round progressed and finished just 20/22 as Enigma6 dropped the series 3-1 to eliminate the team from the Championship.
Consistent effort as team rolls
August 11, 2017
Proto provided a 57/52 KD during Friday's 3-0 series sweep over Mindfreak Black at the 2017 CWL Championship.
Proto started off nicely with a 5/0 KD in Round 1 Hardpoint and provided a nice two-piece to take the Turbine hardpoint late in the round. Although he didn't dominate in Round 2 Search & Destroy, he died just once and sailed to a 3/1 KD as Enigma6 skunked Mindfreak 6-0 to take a 2-0 lead in the series. Proto closed the series out with a nice showing in Round 3 Uplink. While he didn't provide a ton of slaying, he did scrap his way to a 25/26 KD while providing five points. His highlight moment in the series came with less than 10 seconds left in Uplink, when he popped his camo down by a point and used it to notch a one-point score to tie the game and force overtime. Engima went on to win that with a 2-0 overtime score and ultimately cruised to a 3-0 series victory to stay alive in the Championship.
Struggles throughout in playoff loss
July 29, 2017
Proto finished with just a 71/90 KD in the team's CWL Stage 2 Playoffs loss to Fnatic.
Proto started things off horrendously in Round 1 Hardpoint, dropping to 21 below even with a 19/40 effort and just 1:02 of hill time. He played a little better and had a couple highlights in Round 2 Search & Destroy, but still managed just a 6/8 KD in that round. He had his best showing during Round 3 Uplink, posting a 29/20 KD with seven points and consistently putting pressure on the opposing line as Enigma6 rolled through Fnatic. Unfortunately, that was about all the life he displayed during the series, finishing with a 17/22 KD and just 51 seconds of hill time during Round 4 Hardpoint as Engima6 came up short in the series.
Battles over objectives
July 29, 2017
Proto wrestles for objective control with a 77/78 KD in a loss to eUnited on Day 1 of the Stage 2 CWL Playoffs.
Proto, unsurprisingly, fought hard to bully eUnited off of objectives and spawns in an aggressive series. Both Enigma6 and eUnited came in prepared, having clearly studied each others' tactics. This meant Proto was often challenged for spawns and objectives with an aggressive force as eUnited tried to counter Enigma6's scrappiest player. Proto was able to hold his ground in Round 1 Hardpoint by dropping a 26/26 KD and an impressive 2:01 objective time. Round 3 Uplink was the hardest round for Proto, but he still scored a strong 26/24 KD, two dunks and two throws despite being consistently challenged.
Up and down in win
July 9, 2017
Proto had a inconsistent showing in the sweep victory over eLevate on Day 3 of Group Blue.
Proto started off well in Round 1 Hardpoint. It was a easy win for Enigma6, as they led by 180-54, and parlayed that into a 250-68 blowout win. Proto had a solid 20/15 KD ratio, and had 1:21 on the objective in the round. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw Proto get the final kill in Game 4 of a close 6-4 round win. Round 3 Uplink was a poor slaying round for him. He went 15/22, but he did counteract that with five points in the 15-5 victory.
A non-factor in Enigma6's efforts
July 9, 2017
Proto just plain had a bad day when Enigma6 took on Ghost Gaming on Day 2 of Group Blue, consistently scoring negative KDs and winding up with an overall KD of only 63/81.
It's hard to pinpoint exactly where Proto went wrong in Enigma6's Day 2 loss to Ghost Gaming in Group Blue, but very few things went right for him during this series. For one, all of his KDs across all the games in the series, even in Round 1 Hardpoint which Enigma6 won, were consistently negative. And Proto's KD in Round 1 was a pretty bad 15/23. Proto did even worse in Round 2 Search & Destroy, where he only got a 2/7 KD as he failed to find any weaknesses in Ghost Gaming's well-planned strategies. In Round 3 Uplink he tried to redeem himself, but again went negative with a KD of 24/26 and only managed to toss one single point on the board. Proto was put out of his misery in Round 4 Hardpoint as he put up a measly 22/25, a whimper of an end to a heartbreaking defeat of Enigma6 at the hands of Ghost Gaming.
Best player in loss
July 8, 2017
Proto was easily Engima6's best player, though he could not stop them from being swept by FaZe Clan on Day 1 of Group Blue,
Proto kept his team in the match in Round 1 Hardpoint. He played a solid game, and was their leader while the rest of his team struggled to find their footing. Unfortunately for him, they never really got going, and FaZe Clan ran away with the round. He had a KD of 24/20, the only positive one on the team. He won two of the team's three games in Round 3 Uplink, getting the final kill in Games 1 and 7. It was not enough to overcome FaZe Clan. Round 3 Uplink saw Proto dominate on the objective, scoring five of his team's seven points. He did not slay with the best of them, but he consistently got them back into the game, tying and giving them leads in the first round. However, FaZe would dominate the second round, and win the match.
The best player on Enigma6 Group in a loss to OpTic Gaming
May 29, 2017
Proto was the bright spot in Enigma6 Group, still scoring an impressive overall KD of 65/56 despite Enigma6 Group losing to OpTic Gaming 3-0 in Losers Round 2 and getting eliminated from the CWL Global Pro League Stage 1 Playoffs.
Enigma6 Group may have been eliminated from the Stage 1 Playoffs, but Proto certainly wouldn't let his team go down without a fight. He fought his hardest during Round 1 Hardpoint, where he'd notch the best KD of his team at 30/21, an impressive figure considering OpTic Gaming's performance. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw Proto falter, though, as he only notched a KD of 7/9. Proto tried his hardest to stop an OpTic sweep on Round 3 Uplink with a KD of 28/26 and scoring two of Enigma6's 10 points on the board, but ultimately his efforts would be in vain, as OpTic swept Enigma6 off their feet 3-0.
Suddenly putting himself in the narrative
May 27, 2017
Proto gave a groundbreaking game with a 95/94 KD in a loss to Splyce on Day 2 of the CWL Pro League Playoffs.
Emulating FaZe Clan of old, Proto was constantly poking at Splyce's flanks, looking for picks or for a fight. This was most prominent on Round 3 Uplink and Round 4 Hardpoint. Proto simply roamed the map and find kills, often multiple kills that secured him at least a Scorestreak. Round 3 Uplink was a monster game with Proto practically carrying his team. By roaming the map, he just found one point throws, sneaking the ball off of spawn while Splyce fought for ground. But, unfortunately, the roaming found much less success in Round 2 Search & Destroy and Round 5 Search & Destroy. This was because Proto was rushing a fully stacked Splyce all by himself, making him an easy pick. Proto closed Round 4 Hardpoint with a 27/24 KD, a dunk and two throws.
Dominates late-game
May 27, 2017
Proto hits a late-game stride with a 79/83 KD in a win over eUnited on Day 1 of the CWL Pro League Playoffs.
While General slammed Round 1 Hardpoint, Proto blew up Round 4 Hardpoint and Round 5 Search & Destroy. The reason for the win was largely thanks to the better spawn-rotations of Enigma6 and the slaying talents of teammates like Proto. For Proto, this was most evident in Round 4 Hardpoint on Retaliation. Proto simply melted eUnited's lines to make sure they never had a chance to score a pick and was always on point on trying to grab hill rotations early. This was the key to Enigma6's success that round as it secured them the Destroyed Building Hardpoint. Proto would close Round 4 Hardpoint with a 27/18 KD and a 1:25 objective time.
A little slow in fast game
May 15, 2017
Proto was a little cold with a 54/58 KD in a loss to OpTic Gaming on Day 3 of Group Green of the CWL Pro League.
Proto's flanks didn't work well against the flexible defense of OpTic Gaming. Round 1 Hardpoint on Scorch was an absurdly close map where Proto struggled to flip map control from OpTic Gaming. Proto was able to keep up in slaying that, in some cases, gave his team an advantage. In the rotations to the third Hangar Hardpoint, Proto was able to out-slay OpTic Gaming, but was unable to take the hill. Even with Proto pushing out, OpTic Gaming's spawns were already set at Hangar and he was unable to stagger their respawns. So despite his kills, he couldn't clutch the final points needed for the round win. In subsequent rounds, Proto began to slow down, especially as OpTic Gaming kept a careful on their flanks to prevent any of Proto's sneaky plays. Proto closed Round 3 Uplink with a 21/28 KD.
Finds ways to out-trade
May 14, 2017
Proto clutched his teamfights with an 81/77 KD in a win over Red Reserve on Day 3 of Group Green of the CWL Pro League.
Proto didn't perform as flawlessly as his teammates, especially in the late-game, but he did find ways to build his team's momentum. After losing Round 1 Hardpoint thanks to Red Reserve's impressive slaying, Enigma6 looked set to lose Round 2 Search & Destroy since Red Reserve was the stronger Search & Destroy team. But Proto was on-point with his shots, even if he missed a few sniper kills, such as in Game 1 and Game 3. When he wasn't on a sniper, Proto was eager to flank, such as in Game 10 when he found some big kills thanks to his Active Camo, and in Game 6 when he rushed straight into Red Reserve's defenses. His opponents weren't used to the aggressive plays, allowing Proto some room to play risky. In the end, Proto rushes Red Reserve head-on for a quick win in Game 11.
Dominates the Hardpoints against Red Reserve
May 14, 2017
A dominating performance by Proto during Hardpoint helps Enigma6 sweep Red Reserve 3-0 during Day 2 of Group Green of the CWL Global Pro League, and his overall KD of 62/59 is nothing to sneeze at either.
Proto's prowess was evident right out of the starting gate against Red Reserve as during Round 1 Hardpoint, in addition to getting an even 1:30 of objective control time, he'd also come out swinging with a monstrous KD of 32/26. His success during Round 1 was no flash in the pan either, as during Round 2 Search & Destroy he'd help Enigma6 utterly thrash Red Reserve with a KD of 6/4. Finally, during Round 3 Uplink, although he didn't put any points on the board and his KD went negative with 24/29, his performance was still more than enough that round to seal Red Reserve's fate as Enigma6 blew them out of the water 3-0.
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