felps
Joao Vasconcellos 
Brazil
SK Gaming
Shuts it down in second halves
September 3, 2017
felps on Day 3 of DreamHack Masters Malmo, earned a 26/36 KD in a 2-0 win over Cloud9.
ANALYSIS
felps struggled offensively in the first half of Train in Game 1. He picked up a few entry-kills as well as a bomb plant to secure a handful of rounds for the 9-6 deficit in the first half. However, felps' defense in the second half stood strong to shut down Cloud9 on the A-bombsite picking up multiple defensive kills to secure 10 straight rounds to take Game 1 16-13. felps had a slow start to Cobblestone but picked up the pace for the offense late in the first half to take the lead 10-5. Once again another slow start in the second half resulted in a strong dominant defense to hold off Cloud9 for six rounds to take the series 16-9.
Defensive struggle in Game 3 to result in loss
September 2, 2017
felps earned a 58/51 KD in an SK loss to North on Day 2 of DreamHack Masters Malmo.
ANALYSIS
felps had an explosive first half of Game 1 of the best-of-three series stomping the defense of North on Cobblestone. The offensive first half shredded the defense of North for a massive 12-3 lead at the half. Going into the second half, felps' momentum carried over as well to hold off on the B-bombsite to secure the 16-5 Game 1 win. Game 2 felps had a contested and slow start to Train giving up a huge 5-1 lead to start on the defense. However, later in the first half, felps picked up a few more rounds with the strong hold on the A-bombsite to even the score 8-7. The second half was all North with a tough defense, unable to win rounds despite the one round won to close Game 2 with a 16-8 loss. The final game of the day came down to Inferno where felps' first half on the defense was demolished with only two rounds won. The second half had a better start picking up the entries but felps couldn't walk away with a series win as North picked up its last two rounds to take the series with a 16-11 win.
Flanks relentlessly in trouncing
August 30, 2017
felps put together a 15/9 KD in SK Gaming's win against B.O.O.T. on Day 1 of DreamHack Malmo.
ANALYSIS
felps looked as strong as ever in this big win over B.O.O.T. on Wednesday. He found a couple early kills as SK came out the gate firing on all cylinders. He was flanking well in the entire game, which allowed him to lock down bombsites with relative ease. It seemed as though he was picking up kills every single round, with crisp executes and retakes. At the end of the day, he and fer's aggression was simply too much for B.O.O.T. to stop.
Varied performance leads to split
August 25, 2017
felps went 27/38 in SK Gaming's 1-1 split with Immortals on Thursday in the ESL Pro League.
ANALYSIS
felps had two very different showings in this series on Thursday. From the outset, SK struggled a bit as a team in the first game. The fact that felps basically had nothing at all to give surely didn't hurt matters. He ended the loss with just a 9/20 KD. He didn't let that showing get him down, however, as he bounced back in the second game with a nice showing on Train. While he was a bit slow to start out in the game, he got the ball rolling before long and managed to put up a respectable 18/18 KD in the game. This allowed SK to keep pace in the game and came away with a 16-12 win.
Strong finish to split
August 23, 2017
felps finished SK Gaming's 1-1 split with Team Liquid on Tuesday in the ESL Pro League with a 31/34 KD.
ANALYSIS
felps was a bit all over the place in this series, which was possibly to be expected given the up-and-down nature of his team as a whole in this series. It took him a whopping eight rounds to finally pick up a single kill in the first game, but once the second half started, he put up a respectable performance. He went 13/6 in that half, which was a nice boon to SK's almost comeback in the second half. While he managed to put in some nice rounds early in Game 2, he couldn't keep this performance up throughout the entire game. It wasn't really needed, however, as his team was playing at their championship level in the 16-3 win.
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.