Skadoodle
Tyler Latham 
United States
Cloud9
Makes it look easy
November 15, 2017
Skadoodle earned a 17/15 KD in Tuesday's win over The Mongolz 16-9 in Group A of IEM Oakland.
ANALYSIS
Skadoodle had a smooth start to Mirage on the defense after picking up four easy rounds over The Mongolz. However, a few mistakes in the middle were exploited and allowed The Mongolz to win a few rounds early on. Only a handful of rounds could be won, though, as Skadoodle remained consistent on the AWP to close out the first half with a 10-5 lead. The second half was another four-round start over The Mongolz as Skadoodle opened up the A-bombsite to further extend the lead. From there, The Mongolz picked up four rounds in the second half, but it wasn't enough to break the economy of Skadoodle as he closed out the series with a 16-9 win, posting a team-low 68.0 ADR.
Snipes down BIG 2-0 in grand finals
October 23, 2017
Skadoodle went 38/29 on Sunday in a 2-0 sweep over BIG in the grand finals of DreamHack Open Denver.
ANALYSIS
Skadoodle started Cache on the defense with a bit of a contest early on as BIG fired back from the 2-0 deficit to make it 2-1. Rounds began to trade as Skadoodle had a hard time keeping the AWP on hand but still kept a firm lead against BIG. Skadoodle held down the mid-control to take the first half with a 9-6 score. However, in the second half, Skadoodle kept earning the entry kills to hold a firm lead over BIG in the second half. Although the German-based team contested late as Skadoodle contributed to the late eco round win in Round 28 to earn map point advantage, taking Cache 16-13. Skadoodle started Train with a triple kill to secure the B-bombsite in a 1-0 start. From there, Skadoodle picked apart the defense for a solid first half performance for the 12-3 lead. He then remained composed in the second half to hold off the BIG offense for a 16-6 win on Train, sweeping the series 2-0.
Quiet in win over Renegades
October 21, 2017
Skadoodle picked up a small 9-7 KD on Day 1 of DreamHack Open Denver with a 16-1 win over Renegades.
ANALYSIS
Despite only picking up nine frags in the entire Train campaign, Skadoodle had key kills in his defensive stand in the first half to earn the 14-1 lead. Making both bombsites his playing grounds in the first half, Skadoodle continued to harass Renegades in the second half to close out with two rounds to take Train 16-1, posting a team-low 57.8 ADR.
Stuffs G2 2-0 for semifinal spot
October 12, 2017
Skadoodle earned a solid 43/25 KD on Tuesday with a 2-0 win over G2 Esports in the ELEAGUE Premier quarterfinals.
ANALYSIS
Skadoodle had a brilliant best-of-three series against G2 Esports, leading the team by the numbers with a 79.8 ADR and a 1.44 rating in the sweep. Skadoodle started the series on Cobblestone with a slow start for the defense as G2 won a handful early. Down 3-1, Skadoodle got the AWP in hand and held the line on the A-bombsite for two consecutive rounds to tie the game 3-3. From there, both teams flopped rounds, but it was G2 to come out on top 9-6. However, in the second half, Skadoodle dominated the defense of G2 with the AWP, ripping through both bombsites to take a massive second-half victory, winning 10 rounds over G2 to take Game 1 16-12. Game 2 of Inferno, Skadoodle had a great start for the offense to take on an early 3-1 lead with the exploit on the B-bombsite, but G2 didn't stay quiet for long. The French rallied back to stump Skadoodle for a 5-5 even score. Although tied up and with little money in the bank, Skadoodle managed to squeeze in three rounds to take the late lead, but G2 came back to even the score 8-7. Then, in the second half, Skadoodle remained perfect on the AWP to win eight out of nine rounds in the second half, including his triple kill to earn map point before taking the series 16-8.
Couldn't break SK with the AWP
October 7, 2017
Skadoodle picked up a 33/34 KD on Wednesday in a 2-0 loss to SK Gaming in ESL Pro League Season 6.
ANALYSIS
Skadoodle had a 15/17 and a 52.5 ADR in Game 1 of Cobblestone, despite the thrashing in the first half on the defense for a 13-2 start going into the second. Down but not out of it yet, Skadoodle finally got the AWP on hand as he contributed to the nine-round comeback but he fell short of a Game 1 closer, 16-11 in the loss. In Game 2, Skadoodle had a slow start and a highly contested one as he contributed to tying the game in Round 6 but SK jumped the gun and held off the offense of Skadoodle to close out the first half 10-5. Going into the second half, Skadoodle picked up the first two rounds, but a force buy from SK ruined his chances of getting the AWP early, which hurt his chances to pick up more than four rounds totaled in the second half for a 16-9 Game 2 loss on Mirage.
Struggle after smooth starts
September 3, 2017
Skadoodle gathered a low 23/33 KD with a 2-0 loss to SK Gaming on Day 3 of DreamHack Masters Malmo.
ANALYSIS
Skadoodle picked up a double kill hold on the B-bombsite of Train with the AWP to take Round 4. Skadoodle broke the tie in Round 7 with a double kill hold on the B-bombsite to force SK to save and take the 4-3 lead. Stewie2k got the three-round lead on the anti-eco over SK with a double kill on the A-bombsite hold. After giving up a round, Skadoodle held off SK for two more rounds on the AWP to take the first half 9-6. Skadoodle had a hard time picking apart the defense in the second half with a broken economy and no AWP. After four rounds won, SK took off with the 16-13 Game 1 win. Skadoodle had a strong start on Cobblestone on the defense to hold off the offensive push on the B-bombsite but SK quickly overrun the sites with its fast offense and a strong economy to take the first half 10-5. Skadoodle had another smooth start but once again the economy of SK was strong, which prevented Skadoodle to pick up the AWP and get the much-needed opening kills to win some rounds. Skadoodle struggled on the offense as he took a 16-9 Game 2 loss in the series sweep.
Strong on AWP in Day 1
August 31, 2017
Skadoodle earned a 19/4 KD in a 16-2 win over B.O.O.T. on Day 1 of DreamHack Masters Malmo.
ANALYSIS
Skadoodle started Mirage with a secured pistol-round win in a 3-vs-1. In the following round, his double-kill retake and defuse on the A-bombsite secured the 2-0 start. From there, skadoodle cleaned up rounds with stray kills on the A-bombsite retake to hold the massive lead. His Round 10 triple kill on the B-bombsite retake. Two rounds later, his double-kill retake to win a 1-vs-1 on the A-bombsite was quickly followed by a defuse that would seal the deal in the first half 13-2. The second half was a quick 3-0 sweep over B.O.O.T. to take Mirage 16-2, earning an 81.2 ADR.
Quietly effective in grand final despite loss
July 9, 2017
Skadoodle earned a 48/56 KD on Sunday in the 3-0 grand final loss to SK Gaming at ESL Cologne.
ANALYSIS
Skadoodle had a slow start to Cobblestone, but finally helped his team win some rounds in the late game, including his Round 13 triple kill hold on the B-bombsite. Then in the following round, he picked off FalleN in a tough angle in mid to help close out the first half with a 10-5 deficit. The second half was a back and forth battle, but Skadoodle struggled to find any way around the defense for a 16-9 Game 1 loss. Skadoodle had a great first half performance on the AWP in Game 2, as he picked off the defense of SK for a 10-5 lead at the half. However, his late game in the second half dwindled, which resulted in a dismal 16-12 loss. Skadoodle held the mid and B-bombsite lanes in the first half of Game 3 very well, which kept SK's economy in check and gave C9 the 10-5 lead at the half. However, Skadoodle seemed discouraged on the offense getting pinned and pressured to lose the economy early in the second half, which turned out to be a dominating half for SK. Skadoodle then worked his magic to help win four rounds before SK sealed the deal 16-14.
Sniper rifle too tough to tame
July 9, 2017
Skadoodle came up with a 36/38 KD on Saturday over Natus Vincere in the semifinal at ESL Cologne.
ANALYSIS
Skadoodle had a rough start to Mirage, as they were unable to win the pistol or follow up on the two anti-eco ronuds. Although they just continued to build their economy and in the gun round they overwhelmed the B-bombsite with an entry and a bomb plant. From there, Skadoodle got the AWP in hand and made sure his opponents knew with the massive 7-3 lead after picking apart the CIS defense. Skadoodle took the first half by storm with the 10-5 lead and headed into the second with the same mindset. The pistol and anti-eco round won almost got him this AWP, but being overly aggressive cost an anti-eco round which allowed for a late tie. Skadoodle struggled in the late rounds despite taking Game 1 16-13 earning a 12/17 KD and 48.7 ADR. In Game 2 Skadoodle had a huge defensive first half to go up 6-0, but dwindled in performance in the late rounds to round out a 9-6 lead. The second half was slow, but Skadoodle picked up his game in the mid-rounds pick apart the defense and coming up huge in the half buy that kept him in the game for a 16-14 win earning a solid 26/19 KD and 81.5 ADR on Overpass.
Leads C9 to the semifinals
July 8, 2017
Skadoodle put up a strong 61/46 KD in Cloud9's win against Ninjas in Pyjamas on Friday at ESL Cologne.
ANALYSIS
If Cloud9 ends up going the distance in Cologne, it will be because of Skadoodle. All week long, he's been playing like a monster, and the quarterfinals were no different. While he did have a moment in Game 1 early on where he found no kills, he showed right back up in the second half to absolutely shut down NiP and push C9 to a win. He was still playing great in Game 2 even despite the loss for his team. He simply kept lighting things up, especially with the AWP, in Game 3 to find a dominant 16-6 win to move on to the semifinals.
Clutches up yet again
July 6, 2017
Skadoodle kept his team alive with a 20/14 KD in Cloud9's win over Immortals on Thursday at ESL Cologne.
ANALYSIS
Skadoodle once again was Mr. Reliable when his team took on Immortals here. He started off nicely with the final kill in the opening pistol round to start his team on the right foot. From then, however, he took a bit of a backseat. While he found kills here and there, he wasn't lighting things up like he did in the team's last outing. He mainly existed in this game to shut down rotates and retake attempts from Immortals, which allowed C9 to control the pace of the game for most of the way. He decided to have one last big round before the game was over though, coming up with a clutch 3k in Round 26 to put his team on match point.
Disgusting AWP skills on full display
July 5, 2017
Skadoodle came up with the big plays to keep Cloud9 alive at ESL Cologne with a 15/12 KD on Wednesday over TyLoo.
ANALYSIS
Early on was a bit rough for Skadoodle and the rest of Cloud9 against TyLoo. The Chinese squad brought out an aggressive style that Cloud9 clearly seemed caught off guard by from the outset. Once Cloud9 managed to shore up their economy a bit, Skadoodle was finally able to get to work with his AWP. He was getting some entry frags here and there in the first half to help them inch fully back into the game during the first half, but his best round came in the very last round of the half. Despite getting tagged down to under 20 health in the early moments of the round, Skadoodle somehow came up with a quad kill on the sniper rifle to shut down TyLoo. He was peeking around corners and coming up with flicks left and right to secure the kills. That put C9 within one round at the half and put them on the path to a 16-9 victory.
Play with the AWP not enough to pick up win
May 31, 2017
Skadoodle tallied a 16/17 KD in Cloud9's loss against Fnatic on Day 2 of the ESL Pro League Finals.
ANALYSIS
Skadoodle grabbed the first kills for Cloud9 in this game with a double in the opening pistol round, while adding in a few kills in the next chunk of rounds. The problem ended up being that their post-plant strategies were severely lacking, which led to their early 13-1 deficit. He came up with a double on the AWP in Round 15 to close the half somewhat strong, and then continued on into the second half with some nice kills on the SSG to give his team four straight. He got the AWP in Round 19 and came up with a nice quad kill, but that was all she wrote for Cloud9, who took a 16-6 loss in this game.
Slow on the AWP in loss
May 30, 2017
Skadoodle posted a 16/19 KD for Cloud9 on Tuesday in a loss to EnVyUs in the ESL Pro League Season 5 Finals.
ANALYSIS
Skadoodle had a slow start, but eventually picked up the pace while contributing to the three-round win streak to take the lead early. Although EnVyUs came back with five of their own, Skadoodle remained determined to win more rounds and did so by ending the half down 9-6. The second half, Skadoodle had a slow start until the EnVyUs economy was weakened, which allowed him to pick up an AWP early to pick off the defense to win five rounds, before being closed out in two rounds for a 16-11 loss on Cobblestone.
Big plays in second half lock up lopsided win
May 30, 2017
Skadoodle ended Cloud9's victory against G2 Esports on Day 1 of the ESL Pro League Finals with a KD of 17/11.
ANALYSIS
While he didn't have the greatest of showings against SK in the first game of the tournament, Skadoodle bounced back with a strong showing against G2 immediately after. It all started with double kills in Rounds 2 and 3 before he simply faded to the background a bit while his teammates took the lead. He wasn't necessarily bad in these slower rounds, but Cloud9 didn't really need anything electric from him since the rest of the team was on top of things. He was big once again in the second half with a quad kill in Round 17 and double in Round 18 to push Cloud9 closer to its 16-4 win.