Skadoodle
Tyler Latham 
United States
Cloud9
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.
Not enough offense in the second half of loss
May 30, 2017
Skadoodle posted a 14/19 KD in Cloud9's loss to SK Gaming on the first day of the ESL Pro League finals.
ANALYSIS
Skadoodle didn't actually get on the board until Round 5, which left n0thing to be the only Cloud9 member to be consistent from the very start. He did come up with a big 3k that included a 1-vs-1 in Round 6 to finally get Cloud9 on the board, but this strong play didn't last long. SK easily bounced back and took the game 16-7. Skadoodle only managed five kills in the second half that saw SK win all eight rounds.
AWP strong in Game 2
May 18, 2017
Skadoodle posted a firm 30/26 KD on Tuesday in a 1-1 draw against OpTic Gaming in the Esports Championship Series Season 3.
ANALYSIS
Skadoodle had a slow start like the rest of his teammates on Train; however, once the economy was stable enough for the AWP to come into effect, Skadoodle contributed to the tight rounds won in the early stages of the first half, opening up the A-bombsite for rounds won, despite the 11-4 deficit. Skadoodle had a dismal second-half performance as he was shut out in five rounds, picking up only a couple of kills for a 16-4 Game 1 loss, posting a 12/18 KD and 67.2 ADR. However, Skadoodle had a better performance in Game 2 with an excellent first-half showing with the AWP for the massive 13-2 lead at the half. Once Skadoodle got over the slow start, he closed Game 2 in three rounds to overrun the defense for the 16-5 Cobblestone win, earning an 18/8 KD and an 88.9 ADR.
Comes alive in Game 2 for series split
May 10, 2017
Skadoodle put up a 30/27 KD in Cloud9's 1-1 split with NRG in the ECS on Tuesday.
ANALYSIS
Skadoodle was pretty poor to start out his series against NRG. He opened the first half with just seven kills even as his team took a 9-6 lead into the half. He seemed to not be in complete sync with his team and the pace of the game, which his team was still able to overcome. Going into the second half, though, he was poor again with just six kills this time. He was cut down constantly by rotations at every turn. Despite the poor showing in Game 1, he was much stronger in the second game of the series. He started with a bomb plant and double kill in Round 4. Whereas he was on the receiving end of rotations in Game 1, he was the one doing the rotating in Game 2. This allowed Cloud9 to play with much more confidence, leading to the 16-7 win.
Poor play contributes to series loss
April 30, 2017
Skadoodle only managed a 37/51 KD in Cloud9's 1-2 loss to G2 in the Group B decider match at DreamHack Austin.
ANALYSIS
Skadoodle never managed to get into a groove at all in this game, which put Cloud9 in quite the bind during this series loss. He was in the middle of the pack during Game 1, only putting up a 56.9 ADR. He did have a double in Round 2 to get his team off to a nice start before the team fell apart and lost the game 16-12. While C9 managed to have a strong performance in the second game, Skadoodle never came out of his shell. He only had one kill after the first nine rounds of the half, and only seven after 19 rounds. His team managed to overcome this with strong performances from autimatic and Stewie2k. The same couldn't be said for Game 3, though. Skadoodle once again fell apart, but his teammates couldn't pick up his slack this time.
Big second half in Game 2 leads to series split
April 13, 2017
Skadoodle finished Cloud9's 1-1 split with SK Gaming in the ESL Pro League on Wednesday with a 21/31 KD.
ANALYSIS
Skadoodle had a bit of an off series here against SK. His Game 1 on Inferno is one that he will soon want to forget, as he posted a paltry 8/18 in the game. His ADR of 31.4 is one of the lowest that you will ever see in a professional CS:GO match. Only three of those eight kills came in the second half that saw C9 cede 11 rounds to SK in a massive comeback from the Brazilians. Skadoodle was much better in Game 2, where C9 put together a strong second-half run of their own to get the win to split the series. While his first half was incredibly poor with a 2/10 KD, he went off for an 11/3 KD in the second half to fuel the massive comeback for his team.