felps
Joao Vasconcellos 
Brazil
SK Gaming
Solid in grand final appearance
July 9, 2017
felps earned his stripes with a 52/55 KD on Sunday in a 3-0 grand final series win over Cloud9 at ESL Cologne.
ANALYSIS
felps started his series on Cobblestone and giving up the initial pistol round, however, the newest member rallied back on the offense winning round after round, including his Round 10 triple opening frag on the B-bombsite to extend the lead to 8-2. felps continued to show dominance and took the lead at the half 10-5 and transferred that momentum in the second half for a leading 16-9 win. In Game 2, felps fell out of the picture after a slow start as well as a late comeback before the half down 10-5. However, his second half performance was dominant despite only gathering a 12/18 KD in the 16-12 comeback to take Train. In Game 3, felps was keen in the pistol round win, but the first half belonged to Cloud9 who took a 10-5 lead once again. Although the remainder of the half saw felps played key roles in his rotations to hold off Cloud9 16-14 on Inferno.
Huge first semifinal win on the big stage
July 9, 2017
felps earned a 36/33 KD on Saturday in a semifinal win over FaZe Clan at ESL Cologne.
ANALYSIS
felps flawless defensive start on Overpass led to a 4-0 start over FaZe Clan and the dominance didn't stop there. felps continued his reign with SK for a massive 13-2 lead at the half thanks to his Round 14 quad kill on the A-bombsite retake. The second half, felps contributed to the three rounds won, including his Round 17 triple kill on the force buy to close the 16-4 Game 1. In Game 2, felps had another smooth start on Cache, but his offensive presence was almost unnoticeable as he quietly picked up frags and contributed to the 9-6 lead at the half. felps came close to closing out the second half, but FaZe Clan broke his economy mid game to force the extras rounds. Although felps remained composed in the overtime rounds and took Cache 19-16.
Hot start isn't enough for win
July 6, 2017
felps finished SK Gaming's loss to G2 Esports on Thursday at ESL Cologne with a KD of 20/19.
ANALYSIS
felps was on his game in the early moments here against G2. He started with a double in the pistol round, and then picked up a 3k in Round 2 for the 2-0 start. He was great at keeping G2 off of bombsites all throughout the first half, which allowed SK to take a 9-6 lead into the half. The problem with this game came in the second half, where all of SK seemed to fall asleep on the job while G2 came storming back. Despite felps getting a double on a force buy in Round 21 for the lead, they watched as G2 went on a 6-0 run to lose the game 16-11.
Leads SK to victory
July 5, 2017
felps came up huge for SK Gaming in their win against North on Wednesday at ESL Cologne with a 23/15 KD.
ANALYSIS
felps has been coming up quite a bit over the last few weeks, and this game certainly seems to be the culmination of his rise. Whereas his aggressiveness can sometimes be a detriment to his team, it worked wonders in this game. With SK struggling coming out the gate, they needed anything to get them out of their early slump. He put a stop to North's early run by clutching a 1-vs-2 and putting SK back on the right path to victory. He didn't let up once the second half started, however. He started the half with a big 3k in Round 17 and simply kept on bringing in consistent kills to help secure the 16-10 win.
Best player in upset loss
July 4, 2017
felps managed to top his team with a 20/24 KD in SK Gaming's loss to Space Soldiers on Tuesday at ESL Cologne.
ANALYSIS
Despite the slow start, felps grew into a monster in this game against Space Soldiers. Well, monster when compared to the rest of his team. He had just one kill in the first six rounds of the game, but then came on strong as the game progressed. It simply took SK finding their way into a better economy for felps to start coming alive. This coincided with him making more of his trademark flanks to win some rounds and almost get his team to a win. They ended up pushing things all the way to Round 30, but they came up just short against the Turks.
Does just enough to get the win
June 26, 2017
felps never managed to get into a nice groove when SK took down FaZe Clan 2-1 in the grand final of the ECS Season 3 Finals, finishing with a 61/68 KD.
ANALYSIS
felps uses his aggression constantly to try and give SK an advantage in any given round. While this sometimes it works out in his favor, sometimes he also finds himself stuck in less than stellar situations. That seemed to happen quite often early on in this series. While he tried his best to find frags for his teammates, it was never enough. As the series progressed though, he started to find his footing in moments. He never ended up being incredibly consistent, but he added in enough kills in the later rounds of both Games 2 and 3 to help give his team the win. If he can start picking his spots more consistently, SK will certainly continue to be a force to be reckoned with in tournaments to come.
Flanks continue to pay dividends for SK
June 1, 2017
felps put together a 37/27 KD in SK Gaming's 2-0 win over mousesports in the quarterfinals of the ESL Pro League Finals.
ANALYSIS
felps' strong flanks once again gave SK a big boost when they took on mouz on Thursday. Sure, he did get a bit too aggressive at one point early on, which allowed mouz to mount a small comeback, but for the most part, it worked. He simmered down a bit in the second half, which gave SK a nice edge to pick up the 16-7 win. Moving into Game 2 on Cache, he started a bit slow. He only had one kill in the first three rounds as SK came out the gate a bit slow. He showed back up with a double in Round 12 to get SK back on track, though. In the second half, he kept coming up with key kills to keep SK powering along to a 16-8 win in which they won all nine second half rounds.
Too inconsistent to secure win
May 31, 2017
felps put up a 11/15 KD in SK Gaming's defeat at the hands of G2 on Day 2 of the ESL Pro League Finals.
ANALYSIS
felps got off to a rough start early on in this game on Wednesday, only posting on kill in the first eight rounds of the game.By far his best round of the game came in Round 12, where he won a 1-vs-2 to get his team the round. He then picked up a double in Round 15 to close out the half with a 10-5 deficit at the half. He was somewhat consistent in the early rounds of the second half, but SK didn't have a very good strategy as a team, which was their ultimate undoing in the 16-6 loss.
Huge performance for SK vs Immortals
May 31, 2017
felps posted a KD of 23/14 in SK Gaming's dominating 16-5 win over IMT at ESL Pro League Season 5 Finals.
ANALYSIS
felps was a force of destruction on Mirage for SK, ripping IMT apart with sick aim and 1-vs-1 outplays. felps didn't have the best KD in the server at 23/14, but his whopping 132.1 ADR meant that he cut deep into Immortals with every play he made. Firing on all cylinders, felps shined as SK took a 16-5 win.
Uses big flanks to push SK ahead
May 30, 2017
felps tallied a 20/8 KD in SK's one-sided win against Fnatic on Day 1 of the ESL Pro League Finals.
ANALYSIS
Just as he did against Cloud9 to start out the day, felps was a master at flanks in this game against Fnatic. Just when the Swedes thought thought that they had room to maneuver around the map, felps constantly appeared around corners to shut them down. He started with a big 3k in Round 2 with his M4 and it just snowballed from there. More flanks came out in Round 12 where he picked up a double kill to keep SK cruising right along on their way to a big 16-3 victory.
Flanks his way to victory
May 30, 2017
felps put up a 19/16 KD in SK Gaming's win over Cloud9 on Day 1 of the ESL Pro League Finals.
ANALYSIS
felps opened up his play in this game with a nice 3k in Round 2 to help his team get the defusal and an early lead. From there, he was on point with consistent flanks that left C9 floundering. He picked up a 3k in Round 5 on a flank, and had another one in the next round, but missed the opening shot and was taken down before he could fully execute the flank. He picked up an opening double in Round 12 to stop Cloud9's run in the first half. He consistent throughout the rest of the game to help his team to the 16-7 win.
Fails to bring much to the table in series split
May 29, 2017
felps ended SK Gaming's 1-1 split with Immortals on Sunday in the ECS with a 41/45 KD.
ANALYSIS
felps was at the bottom of his team from start to finish in this series against their fellow Brazilians. He started off well enough with an entry frag in Round 2, but then fell off immensely as Immortals started to make a run at the end of the first half and into the second half. He got back into it a bit in the second half with a double in Round 17 to take a late lead, but then ended up needing to force overtime where they lost 19-16. Game 2 was more of the same from felps, even as SK surged to an early 12-3 lead at the half. He started with a double entry frag that turned into a 3k in Round 4, but only managed to have six kills after 11 rounds. He ended with the only negative KD on his team at 12/19 in the 16-9 win.
Shakes off slow starts to set up SK nicely
May 27, 2017
felps managed a 40/35 KD in SK Gaming's 2-0 win over Luminosity Gaming in the ECS on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
felps was a bit quiet to start the first game of this series, as he had no kills to his name until Round 4. He shook off the early rust to come on pretty strong as the game progressed. His double in Rounds 9 and 14 kept SK moving right along in the 10-5 first half. While LG staged a pretty strong comeback in the second half, felps shut the door with a nice 3k in Round 29 to put his team on a map point they didn't relinquish for the 16-14 win. Moving into Game 2, he was strong once again with some nice rounds in the early going. He notched a strong quad kill in Round 7 to start SK off on the right foot and break away from LG. He posted another multi-kill late in the first half, this time in the form of a triple that put SK up 11-3. They didn't need many more rounds to finish up the 16-4 win to secure the series sweep.
Fails to do a ton in series sweep
May 24, 2017
felps put up a 36/40 KD in SK Gaming's 2-0 sweep over Counter Logic Gaming in the ECS on Tuesday.
ANALYSIS
felps was a bit slower in both games of this series, despite his team netting a 2-0 sweep. He started off with a subpar 13/14 performance in Game 1, where he failed to do much in the 16-10 win. He opened with a nice double kill before adding in just one more multi-kill in the first half. He mainly took a backseat in this game, but did just enough for SK to win. Game 2 on Cache was a bit better, as he finished with a 23/26 KD. He got his first kills in Round 3 as his team started in a 0-3 hole. He added in a few more kills in the first half, but he still didn't get into much of a groove. In the second half, all of SK kind of dropped the ball and let CLG climb all the way back in. His late double kills did keep SK in it, which allowed them to outlast CLG in the 19-15 overtime win.
Proves his worth in grand finals win
May 7, 2017
felps went 90/76 in his team's 3-1 victory over FaZe Clan in the grand finals of IEM Sydney.
ANALYSIS
felps has really come into his own on this SK team. While his predecessor, fnx, was a more passive player, felps is a playmaker, and this was on full display in this series. He started off very well in Game 1, going an incredible 20/8 in the first half of the game. His best round of the half came early when he tallied a quad kill in Round 6 to take an early 5-1 lead. The second half was a bit more rough for him and SK, but they still locked up the 16-12 win. He was once again on his game early in Game 2, tallying a 3k in Round 5 to get his team back into the swing of things early on. Once his team recovered, he was strong once again to take the map 16-7. Game 3 was a bit more rough for him and his team, though. He opened up with an entry frag in the pistol round, but FaZe bounced back to push for a close 16-13 win, forcing a Game 4. That game ended up being the final one as SK shut down FaZe in the second half to secure the win and the title. While coldzera had all the flashy plays, felps matched him kill for kill, with both players finishing with 29 kills in the big win.