Gunless
Peirce Hillman 
Canada
Rise Nation
Three out of four great rounds
July 19, 2018
Gunless did not positively contribute to one round of the 3-1 win over Luminosity Gaming on Day 2, Week 8 of CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
Gunless was good in every round but one: Round 3 Capture the Flag. Despite the win, and the strong team play from his teammates in the 2-1 win, Gunless struggled to do anything. He did not have one flag cap in the 2-1 win, and he went just 14/21. He could never find his footing in the close win, though his teammates were more than able to pick up his slack. He was great in the other rounds, even in their Round 2 Search & Destroy loss. He and SlasheR were the leaders for Rise, and the duo got them legitimately close to a win. Luminosity just had a little more depth, and they were able to outlast Gunless and SlasheR. His two Hardpoint performances, both round wins for Rise Nation, saw Gunless provide both solid slaying and decent Hardpoint time; he was not in the forefront, like he was in Round 2 Search & Destroy, but he was a key part of the first round blow out, and came up big down the stretch to come back in the fourth round.
Mostly average in loss
July 18, 2018
Gunless had his ups and downs, which resulted in a pretty average performance in the 3-1 loss to OpTic Gaming on Day 1, Week 8 of CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
Gunless had his ups and downs in this match. Round 3 Capture the Flag was his clear worst round, but that is true for everyone on Rise Nation. It was a blowout, as they gave up all four flag caps in the first half, and never once came close to getting near a point in the round. It was a disaster for them from start to finish. The rest of his performance was rather innocuous; he went 32/32 with 51 seconds on the objective in Round 1 Hardpoint, 33/34 with 1:04 on the objective in Round 4 Hardpoint, and was a solid support player in their Round 2 Search & Destroy win. Overall, he slid into a more support-based role in the loss, which went well while they were leading, but he struggled when OpTic Gaming were dominating.
Finds way to assist slow teammates
July 12, 2018
Gunless was forced to step up in a 3-2 win over Mindfreak on Thursday of the CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
Gunless' slow week only continued to be a glaring problem for Rise Nation as the rest of his team failed to step up. Fortunately, Gunless was able to find his stride by Round 3 Capture the Flag to help his team close out the win. Gunless' success could be attributed to SlasheR helping him push lanes to pin Mindfreak down into their own base. During that round Gunless was able to find his full suite of Scorestreask during the second half of the match to overtake Midnfreak. This support later translated in Gunless holding his own in duels in Round 5 Search & Destroy.
Struggles to find his footing
July 12, 2018
Gunless struggled to make his presence felt in a 3-0 loss to compLexity Gaming on Wednesday of the CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
Gunless had an uncharacteristically slow series and lost to the underdog team, compLexity Gaming. While Gunless would warm up by the end of Round 1 Hardpoint, it was far from the performances he's become known for. His own flat performance wasn't helped his teammates, who struggled to pick up their pace as well. Gunless would find ways to keep the game close, such as in Round 2 Search & Destroy and Round 3 Capture the Flag, where he was able to provide some defense against compLexity Gaming's slaying
Overwhelmingly positive in loss
July 11, 2018
Gunless played very well, but that did not stop eUnited from reverse sweeping Rise Nation on Day 1, Week 7 of CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
Gunless put in an incredible first two rounds, both of which were wins for Gunless. Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 2 Search & Destroy were two pretty similar rounds for Gunless. He was their main slayer in each, and he paced them in each. Round 3 Capture the Flag was both their first loss, and the first time Gunless struggled in the match. He went just 13/21 as their offense struggled to score just one point in the 2-1 defeat. Overall, their offense was completely stifled by eUnited's excellent defense. Round 4 Hardpoint saw Gunless struggle early but pick it up late, as he and TJHaLy went off to bring them within striking distance of a win. They ended up losing 250-207, but the late push led by Gunless and TJHaLy got them so close to a win. Round 5 Search & Destroy saw Gunless go off, netting 11 kills by the time Game 7 came around. Despite that, the depth of eUnited proved to be too strong, as Rise Nation could not keep up in the nine-game loss.
Plays everything and more as CWL Anaheim MVP
June 18, 2018
Gunless devastated Red Reserve in a double Grand Finals victory, losing the first series 3-1 and winning the second series 3-1, to win CWL Anaheim and the title of Rise Nation's MVP.
ANALYSIS
Gunless can simply do it all. From close-range to long-range, fast or slow, there's nothing Gunless can't succeed at in terms of gunfights. Simply put, he was the big reason that Rise Nation was able to be crowned champions of CWL Anaheim. In the first series, Gunless struggled to make much use of his gun skills. This was largely because Red Reserve played for spawns rather than teamfights. However, this meant Red Reserve excelled at Hardpoint and struggled in Search & Destroy, a weakness Gunless took full advantage of. Red Reserve also struggled to keep pace with Gunless' aggression, leading to him dominating the second series with consistent double and triple kills.
Overcame slow start in win
June 16, 2018
Gunless heated up after a slow start to the 3-1 win over Luminosity Gaming on Day 1 of CWL Anaheim.
ANALYSIS
Gunless overcame a slow start to put in a good overall performance in this match. Round 1 Hardpoint was won pretty handily by Luminosity, and Gunless had a hard time keeping up with them. He went just 20/31, as Luminosity dominated the kill feed and the objective. He was a solid support player in the 6-0 Round 2 Search & Destroy win and put together two excellent slaying rounds in Round 3 Capture the Flag, and Round 4 Hardpoint, two rounds that were won on the back of an impressive slaying display by all of Rise Nation. Gunless really came alive after the first round, and his slaying prowess was integral to the win.
Fails to secure fights
June 15, 2018
Gunless tried to rebound his team in a 3-0 loss to Team Kaliber on Friday of CWL Anaheim.
ANALYSIS
Gunless had a tough match in Team Kaliber. Team Kaliber had every type of battle on lockdown, making it difficult for Gunless to flex from position to position. This became immediately clear in Round 2 Search & Destroy as Team Kaliber had a hot start. Neither Gunless nor Rise Nation could muscle their way through Team Kaliber's offense. It wasn't until Gunless took to flanking in Round 3 Capture the Flag that Rise Nation found any margin of success.
Excellent in easy win
June 8, 2018
Gunless was dominant in the sweep win over OpTic Gaming on Day 3, Week 4 of CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
Gunless had a strong performance in the sweep win over OpTic Gaming. Round 1 Hardpoint saw both Rise Nation and Gunless get out to a hot start, as they won 250-74, in large part due to Gunless. He was unstoppable in the round, slaying seemingly at will. He went 27/13, and had a whopping 2:10 on the objective. He was all over the map, and was a driving force behind the win. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw him put together a similarly strong slaying performance. He had 13 kills in the 6-1 win, netting the final kill in Games 1, 6, and 7. Round 3 Capture the Flag saw them finish off OpTic Gaming in style, leading 3-0 at the half before winning 5-2. Gunless continued to slay with ease, going 22/16 with two flag caps in the impressive win.
Sticks to tired-and-true defense
June 6, 2018
Gunless kept close to his team in a 3-1 win over Mindfreak on Wednesday of the CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
Gunless didn't change much in this series. Instead, he stuck to what has worked for Rise Nation by playing close to his teammates, knowing he could easily outslay Mindfreak. Gunless' defensive game allowed Rise Nation to keep control of their spawns even during Mindfreak's scrappy fights, such as in Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 4 Hardpoint since the strong defense allowed Rise Nation to continually flood the hill. The tactic worked, except in Round 3 Capture the Flag. There, Gunless' heavy defense gave Mindfreak too much map control and allowed his opponent to set up strong pushes.
Loses his cool
May 31, 2018
Gunless got flustered against eUnited in a 3-2 loss on Thursday of the CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
In a surprising upset, Gunless was reverse-swept by his former teammates in eUnited due to a few key momentum shifts in the series. In the first two rounds, Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 2 Search & Destroy, Gunless dominated the maps with his extraordinary flex play, allowing him to pressure multiple angles in any situation. However, in Round 3 Capture the Flag Gunless' devil-may-care playstyle faltered in the face of Clayster's aggression. By Round 4 Hardpoint, Gunless struggled to engage on a slippery eUnited thanks to his flanks constantly being harassed. While he was still able to slay, he couldn't score key spawn kills in Round 4 Hardpoint o Round 3 Capture the Flag.
Some solid spots in win
May 31, 2018
Gunless had some nice moments in the 3-1 win over Luminosity on Day 2, Week 3 of CWL Global Pro League, Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
Gunless had some really bright moments in this one. Round 2 Search & Destroy was one of those bright moments. He was clutch throughout the round, coming up with final kills in Games 5, 6, and 9. He was key in getting them back into the round, and key to getting them up 2-0. He also had a strong start to Round 4 Hardpoint, and finished it off strongly too. He went 32/23 in the round, and paired it with 1:30 on the objective. He really led them for the vast majority of the round, helping them stay in it while Luminosity roared back to take a lead, and helped get them back out in front to finish it off. He was solid but unspectacular in the other two rounds, rounding out his performance.
Shatters enemy defenses
April 23, 2018
Gunless' flexibility once again dominated in a double grand finals win at the CWL Seattle Open, winning the first series 3-1 and the second 3-0 against Evil Geniuses.
ANALYSIS
Gunless had a slight stumble at first, but he was quick to recover. The first Round 1 Hardpoint on Saint Marie Du Monte was sloppy for Gunless as Evil Geniuses were able to out-rotate Rise Nation. This was mostly due to Evil Geniuses air-tight rotations from Lookout Post to Restaurant to Winery Lot that scored the team easy points. However, Gunless quickly rebounded in Round 2 Search & Destroy. Evil Geniuses tried to play a very slow game to throw him off, so Gunless played even slower. Running a BAR assault rifle, he was able to wall-bang Evil Geniuses out of cover, such as in Game 10. After that, the rest of the series was a breeze as Gunless melted with every weapon. His SMGs were vital in Round 4 Hardpoint and Round 2 Search & Destroy on Valkyrie due to Valkyrie being a heavy SMG map, while his flexibility helped him close out the second Round 3 Capture the Flag.
Strong respawn in win
April 22, 2018
Gunless had a very strong performance in the respawn rounds of the sweep win over eUnited during the loser's bracket final on Day 3 of CWL Seattle.
ANALYSIS
Gunless had excellent respawn rounds in this win. Round 1 Hardpoint saw him led the way for Rise Nation while eUnited were close, and helped saw him run away with the round in its latter half. His 29 kills led the lobby, as did his 2:32 on the objective. He was everywhere, and it got Rise Nation off on the right foot. He had a strong respawn round again in Round 3 Capture the Flag. He provided a strong defensive game in the first half of the round and helped carry the offense in the second half. His 23 kills were second in the lobby and first on the team - he played incredibly in both halves, and his slaying was key to getting his team to four flag caps. Round 2 Search & Destroy was his worst round, though he was not bad. He simply fell into a more support-heavy role.
Overcomes slow start
April 21, 2018
Gunless played well for the most part, but Rise Nation still fell 3-2 to FaZe Clan on Day 1 of CWL Seattle.
ANALYSIS
Gunless had a nice showing in this one, despite the slow start in Round 1 Hardpoint. He had a good start to that round, but he faded as FaZe Clan began to run away with it. He finished 27/32 in the round, with a minute on the objective. He picked it up with a strong Round 2 Search & Destroy in which he had double-digit kills in the ten game win. He was the leader of a strong Rise Nation performance in their first-round win. After falling to a 15/20 KD in the Round 3 Capture the Flag loss in which they lost a 1-0 lead with less than 30 seconds left, he went off in Round 4 Hardpoint. He had 34 kills in the round, leading the lobby, and pacing them in the slaying department from beginning to end. He had less than a minute on the hill, but his strong slaying opened up the map for his teammates multiple times. He had a nice start to Round 5 Search & Destroy, but they lost 6-1 and were dominated as a whole.
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