mixwell
Oscar Canellas 
Spain
OpTic Gaming
Free Agent
To remain with OpTic after all
August 18, 2017
mixwell has decided to stay with OpTic Gaming as part of their new all-European lineup, according to a Flickshot report.
ANALYSIS
After a whirlwind of reports detailing a multitude of outcomes for mixwell, the dust seems to finally have settled. While the last report of him returning to his country seems to have come to fruition, the other half of that report which stated that he would be leaving the team has changed. It now looks as though he got his wish at an all-European lineup for OpTic Gaming. He will be joined by friberg, HS, Magisk, and allu. It's unclear at the moment what this means for the team's spots in both the ESL Pro League and the ECS since the team is currently listed in the NA region. With the Pro League starting up next week, we shouldn't have to wait long for all the details to surface.
Free Agent
Opting out of OpTic
August 9, 2017
mixwell is moving forward to return to his country to be with family, as reported in OpTic's YouTube weekly-documentary, "Vision".
ANALYSIS
There was recent speculation of mixwell potentially exiting the team just a few days ago to join mousesports; however, it is likely the Spaniard will exit the team to be with family, according to the owner Hector Rodriguez. mixwell has had his ups and downs, winning the ELEAGUE Season 2 Championship title, then following to expressing his disking on the AWP role. It is uncertain where mixwell would play over in his homeland; however, former-mousesports-member-turned-free-agent loWel could pair up to create a new Spanish roster.
Last-minute change
August 6, 2017
mixwell will remain on the active roster of OpTic Gaming after a deal with mousesports fell through, reports Jarek "DeKay" Lewis of Slingshot Esports.
ANALYSIS
The news comes as mixwell was set to join mousesports with suNny, however, it was unclear as to why the signing of mixwell fell through as this is not the first time this has happened. Back in May, mixwell and current teammate RUSH were set to join Team Liquid when the plans also fell through. For now, mixwell will remain on the roster, but there is no guarantee he will remain for the start of ESL Pro League Season 6 on August 22nd.
Set to join mousesports
August 3, 2017
mixwell will be joining mousesports in the coming days, reports Jarek "DeKay" Lewis of Slingshot Esports.
ANALYSIS
In a move that will serve to further meddle the conundrum that is OpTic Gaming, mixwell will be packing up his bags to join mousesports. It's perhaps not surprising given how much the North American squad has struggled to gain any semblance of cohesion since winning ELEAGUE Season 2 in 2016. Once stanislaw left the team, it was lights out for the squad. mixwell will now take his talent to a roster that has a chance to really do some damage in the coming months. In addition to the returning members of chrisJ, ropz, and oskar, mouz will be gaining the services of suNny in addition to mixwell. mouz was already a team that qualified for the Major, so this move only makes them that more potent going forward.
Leads OpTic to victory
July 8, 2017
mixwell put together a strong 26/15 KD for OpTic on Wednesday with a win over Space Soldiers at ESL Cologne.
ANALYSIS
mixwell had a slower start on Wednesday against Space Soldiers who managed to jump the gun and take the first three rounds on the defense. In Round 4, mixwell contributed to the first round won, but was quickly silenced with the following round loss. He then got the team back into the game after a post-plant triple kill hold on the A-bombsite to cut the deficit in half. However, mixwell put together a couple of rounds including the tiebreaker in Round 11 where mixwell's triple kill secured the A-bombsite with the AWP. mixwell began to adapt to his opponents and opened the bomb sites to allow more, which allowed him to pull away with the 9-6 lead at the half. mixwell had another slow start in the second half, however, his 92.7 ADR helped close out Mirage winning the remaining seven rounds for the 16-9 win.
Doesn't mix with Liquid
July 6, 2017
mixwell came up very short with a 9/19 KD in OpTic Gaming's loss to Team Liquid on Wednesday at ESL Cologne.
ANALYSIS
mixwell started somewhat well in this game against Liquid, but things turned sour in a hurry. His early doubles in the pistol round and Round 7 were the major highlights of his half, as he completely fell apart afterwards. In the first half, he ended with just a 7/13 KD. Once the second half opened up, he was basically nowhere to be found. His first kill in the half didn't come until Round 19, and by that point Liquid were already up 14-5. mixwell will need to show up earlier on in matches if OpTic hopes to stay alive in this tournament.
Big plays in the late game
June 7, 2017
mixwell posted a firm 42/27 KD on Tuesday in the final week of Esports Championship Series Season 3 with a 2-0 win over NRG.
ANALYSIS
mixwell had a rather slow start on Cobblestone defensively as he faced an early 4-0 deficit. Finally, after two rounds won on an NRG mishap the team once again faced another four-round loss for an 8-2 deficit. However, mixwell got his hands on the AWP and aggressively held off the offense for five rounds straight to close the half down 8-7. However, the second half was another story as mixwell and the team punished the defense of NRG for nine rounds, exploiting the B-bombsite for a 16-10 win and earning a team-leading 25/16 KD and 104.1 ADR. Game 2 mixwell had a lightning first half, taking down NRG for a 9-0 start. Only a few rounds were given up on the defense as mixwell closed out the half up 12-3. The second half was short and sweet on the offense as mixwell ripped through the defense with the rifle and came up big in the anti-ecos for the 16-4 dominating win on Mirage, posting a solid 17/11 KD and 90.0 ADR.
Gives it his all in close loss
June 1, 2017
mixwell ended OpTic Gaming's loss to North on Day 2 of the ESL Pro League Final with a KD of 25/22.
ANALYSIS
mixwell was one of the main reasons that OpTic even got anywhere close to a victory in this game. He was doing it all for the Green Wall from start to finish. They started off in a hole, but then he jumped right into the thick of things to bring them back into the swing of things. He notched a quad kill in Round 7 and triple kills in Rounds 9 and 10 to keep OpTic even with North. He was great in the second half, too, but he just couldn't get enough support from his entire team. NAF was just about the only one keeping up with mixwell as North leapt over the Green Wall for a 16-14 win.
Fearless play sets the pace for OpTic in win
June 1, 2017
mixwell put together a very strong 31/10 KD in OpTic Gaming's win against Na'Vi on Day 2 of the ESL Pro League Finals.
ANALYSIS
mixwell did it all for OpTic in this win on Wednesday. From the very start, he simply could not be stopped while leading the charge for the Green Wall. Once the gun rounds hit and he got his hands on an AWP, he almost single-handedly took down Na'Vi at every turn. He notched a quad kill in Round 11 and a 3k in Round 15 to obtain a 9-6 lead at the half. In his most exhilarating round of the game, he found himself in a 1-vs-3 with just a single point of health left. While he ultimately fell to the final Na'Vi member, the fact that he got two kills and rotated around the entire map for the bomb plant shows off just how good he was in this game. It's a shame that even with the win, OpTic still came up short of a playoff berth.
Didn't mix well with team in tough loss
May 31, 2017
mixwell only put up an 8/19 KD in OpTic's loss to Liquid on Day 1 of the ESL Pro League.
ANALYSIS
mixwell tried his best to zone off Liquid with his AWP, but Liquid was too relentless from start to finish in this game. He started with the Scout early on for a double entry frag, but even that wasn't enough to get his team a win. That first win came in Round 4 when mixwell used his AWP to save the day and lock up the round. That was about the extent of his sizable contributions to this game, however. mixwell looked extremely out of touch as the game progressed and Liquid kept on easily marching to a 16-5 win.
Strong in Game 1 for draw with Cloud9
May 18, 2017
mixwell earned a 24/32 KD on Tuesday in a 1-1 draw versus Cloud9 in the Esports Championship Series Season 3.
ANALYSIS
mixwell had a solid performance overall in Game 1 of Train. Despite the early round hiccups that gave Cloud9 four rounds in the first half, mixwell dominated on the defense, holding off the quick A-execute as well as the late rotations to the B-bombsite by Cloud9 for an 11-4 lead at the half. mixwell continued to remain composed in the second half, picking up more kills along the 5-0 blowout 16-4, posting an 18/13 KD and an 85.3 ADR. However, mixwell didn't do so well in Game 2 as he was blown out in the first half 13-2 on the offense but managed to pick up a kill or two in the three-round stand until Cloud9 won three of their own to close Game 2 16-5. mixwell posted a rough 6/19 KD and 44.8 ADR during the Cobblestone loss.
Can't give OpTic the win on his own
May 6, 2017
mixwell finished OpTic Gaming's 0-2 loss to SK Gaming in the semifinals of IEM Sydney with a 26/31 KD.
ANALYSIS
mixwell, despite the loss, was the best member of OpTic here in the semifinals. He opened things up with a double in the first round win of the game for OpTic, but that round didn't come until halfway through the first half. SK were incredibly on point with every aspect of their game, and OpTic just couldn't hang. Still, he managed to be the only one on OpTic with a semi-decent first half. The second half lasted just two rounds, so there wasn't much for anyone on OpTic to do. The second game was a bit better for OpTic, even if the end result was exactly the same. He picked up an early kill before getting a double in a Round 7 loss. He was quiet for a few rounds before picking up another double in Round 12 to give his team their second round win. As the teams moved into the second half, he kept on top of his game early on. His 3k in Round 17 and double in Round 18 was just what OpTic to try and mount a comeback. That comeback fell short, though, as SK got control back and pushed on for the 16-7 win.
Consistency is key in easy win over Vici
May 3, 2017
mixwell put up a 24/15 KD in OpTic's breezy win over Vici Gaming at IEM Sydney on Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
While mixwell didn't pick up any kills in the first round of this game, he notched doubles in three straight rounds from Rounds 2 to 4 to put his team up 3-1 early on. He was fairly measured from then on in the first half, but he did pick up a double during a Round 14 loss towards the end of the half. Moving into the second half, he grabbed a double kill in the second pistol round loss. Once OpTic got back on the horse in Round 18, he was right there with a double kill to give his team an 11-7 lead. He was pretty consistent throughout the rest of the half, picking up kills here and there in the 16-8 win.
Big start to 2-0 sweep over RUSH
March 26, 2017
mixwell earned a 39/32 KD on Tuesday in a 2-0 series win over RUSH in the ESL Pro League Season 5.
ANALYSIS
mixwell started the day off on Tuesday with a spectacular performance in Game 1, posting a 20/13 KD followed by a team-leading 123.7 ADR. In Game 1, mixwell extended the lead for his team to 3-0 with a triple kill in the Apartments of Inferno to shut down the A-bombsite execute before it even happened. Then in Round 8, mixwell dropped another triple kill with the AWP on the B-bombsite to solidify the lead 7-1. After a 13-2 lead at the half, mixwell powered his offense to three rounds closing out Game 1 16-5. mixwell had a slower start to Game 2 on the offense of Overpass, though managed to pick up the momentum late in the first for an even 9-6 record. The second half was more highly contested on the defense, unable to hold off RUSH's offense for a tight late game. mixwell had a hard time finding the pixels to shut down the offense, but then held off a 13-13 tie for a 16-13 win. mixwell finished Game 2 with a 19/19 KD followed by a 75.7 ADR.
Will stay with OpTic Gaming
March 16, 2017
mixwell will stay with OpTic Gaming despite reports the player would be leaving the team earlier this week, organization CEO Hector "HECZ" Rodriguez suggested in a video Thursday.
ANALYSIS
This is a major surprise, given that it seemed both mixwell and RUSH seemed to be heading out the door after disappointing results in their most recent tournaments. While the OpTic Gaming roster saga appears to be over for now, that could certainly pick back up following another poor finish as a team.