NAF
Keith Markovic 
Canada
Team Liquid
Hero in Mirage win
May 20, 2018
NAF posted a firm 52/34 KD on Friday in the 2-0 quarterfinal win over mousesports at ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals in Dallas.
ANALYSIS
The series began on mousesports pick, Mirage, where NAF was stumped for a 3-0 deficit at the start. However, he managed to get back into the shape of things to fire back in the gun round to eventually secure the first half with a 9-6 score on the CT-side. The second half began with another clean slate for mousesports with four in a row, but NAF's triple kill to deny the retake in Round 20 put Liquid at a tie game 10-10. From there, the two sides traded rounds where NAF eventually reach mappoint but mouz rallied back to force overtime. NAF kept the rounds tight and eventually outlasted mouz in double overtime to seal the 22-20 win for the series lead. The momentum carried over to Dust2, where NAF didn't see many frags but still dominated to clinch a semifinal spot in the 16-4 win.
Falls hard on Mirage and Train in loss
April 22, 2018
NAF went 60/57 on Friday in the 2-1 series loss to Gambit in the Group D decider match at DreamHack Masters Marseille.
ANALYSIS
NAF jumped out to a great start to the series on his defensive side for a dominating first half on Overpass. With a 9-6 lead at the half, NAF went on to help secure the massive lead in the second half before Gambit could contest, eventually reach a 16-12 win. Although his time in Mirage has seen better days as he was unable to sustain an economy to close the gap, which resulted in only two rounds won in the second half for a 16-8 loss. From there, the series decider on Train saw NAF trailing once more with a shattered economy to eventually settle the half 9-6. Unfortunately, his efforts through the second half weren't enough to force overtime as he took a 16-14 ticket to the exit doors.
Falls heavy after edging Mirage
April 22, 2018
NAF picked up an even 46/46 KD on Thursday in a 2-1 series loss to Astralis in the Group D winners' match at DreamHack Masters Marseille.
ANALYSIS
NAF's series began with a highly contested Mirage showing as he was red hot on the entry-kills through the second half to help hold off the defense of the Danes' for an edging 16-14 win, posting a 22/17 KD and 66.2 ADR. However, his progress through the series tanked despite still staying relative on the leaderboard, but with six rounds across Overpass and Cache was not enough to secure their spot in the quarterfinals.
Completes transfer to Liquid
February 5, 2018
Renegades have announced that NAF will be joining Team Liquid's active roster.
ANALYSIS
NAF is speculated to replacing Liquid's jdm64, according to a report from dbltap.com. NAF has only been on the Renegades roster since September serving as the lurker. His five-month tenure with the team was everything positive despite some of the close losses the team suffered, winning the Asia Minor Championship over TyLoo and the StarLadder i-League Invitational over Virtus.pro. His worst finish with the team recently came from the New Challengers stage where his former team lost to AVANGAR, resulting in elimination. His final match with the team came just two days ago when the team was swept by Team Liquid for a spot at the StarLadder i-League.
Big plays not enough for win
October 22, 2017
NAF posted a 35/39 KD in Renegades' 0-2 loss to BIG in the semifinals of DreamHack Denver.
ANALYSIS
NAF tried to will his team to victory in the opening game of the series, but his monster showing couldn't lock up the win. He started off 9/2 after seven rounds as he was destroying things with the AWP. It seemed like his bullets had magnets as he didn't miss a shot for awhile. Unfortunately, he tapered off towards the end of the game and his team didn't add much to the equation in the 16-11 loss. He lost some of this momentum in the second half, but the rest of his team was on top of their game as they took an early lead. BIG wouldn't simply let the game slip away, however. Even as NAF started to come alive, BIG kept on pushing and came away with the narrow 16-14 win.
Contributed to only one round won
October 21, 2017
NAF posted a dismal 10/16 KD on Day 1 of DreamHack Open Denver with a crushing 16-1 loss to Cloud9.
ANALYSIS
NAF took a massive deficit to the start of Train as his offense couldn't muster a single round to contest Cloud9. With only one round won in the first half, which was a close one itself, NAF took the massive 14-1 deficit going into the second. Unfortunately, NAF had nothing to show in the second half as the team took a massive 16-1 loss.
Shuts out CLG
October 20, 2017
NAF tallied a 26/19 KD on Day 1 of DreamHack Open Denver with a 16-14 win over CLG.
ANALYSIS
NAF quickly got over the 3-0 deficit early on to pick up rounds for him and his team, taking back control of the defensive side. Climbing back into the frame, NAF would pick up a solid triple-kill hold on the B-bombsite to secure the 4-4 lead. From there, NAF would win seven straight on the defense to hold down the 11-4 score going into the second half. With a contested start to the second half, NAF would have a hard time holding off the offense of Renegades, but his Round 24 triple-kill clutch on the B-bombsite would bring the score 14-10 in favor for NAF. Renegades wouldn't go down without a fight, as they would pick up four more offensive rounds to tie the game late 14-14; however, NAF would earn map point with a triple-kill clutch on the A-bombsite. NAF would then close out the game with an edging 16-14 win, posting an 85.1 ADR.
Adjusting well with Renegades
September 5, 2017
NAF put up a 41/25 KD in Renegades' big win over compLexity Gaming on Tuesday in the ESL Pro League.
ANALYSIS
NAF seems to be fitting in with his team just fine as the ESL Pro League trugs along. He was pretty consistent all the way through but was never anything particularly amazing. That's not to say it was a bad thing, however. He was simply always there for his team to keep them moving towards the ultimate goal of a nice 2-0 sweep here. He missed a few 1-vs-1's in the second game, sure. But he more than made up for it with a ridiculous 1-vs-1 in the second pistol to keep them moving along in the 15-round streak they compiled in the second game. He then bookended his performance with a nice double in the final round to secure the 16-7 win.
Signs with Renegades
September 2, 2017
Renegades have announced Naf as their permanent fifth player after both organizations reached an agreement over his transfer from OpTic Gaming.
ANALYSIS
NAF will become the permanent fifth for Renegades after coming to an agreement over his transfer from OpTic. NAF will now replace Jayzwalkingz, who was added to the team on a trial basis after debuting for the lineup at DreamHack Masters Malmo finishing third in its group. NAF's future on the OpTic roster had been a major question after they signed four European players. His 18-month tenure on the roster resulted in an ELEAGUE Season 2 Championship and a second place finish at the ECS Season 2 Finals, but the team struggled near the mid-way point of the year as its core players left the roster to join Cloud9. NAF will now debut for Renegades when Season 6 of ESL Pro League start up again on Tuesday after DreamHack Masters Malmo.
On the lighter side of the win
July 8, 2017
NAF collected a 16/14 KD on Wednesday in an OpTic win over Space Soldiers at ESL Cologne.
ANALYSIS
NAF slowly came out of the gates unable to find the right pixel to connect which resulted in a sluggish 3-0 deficit early. His contribution to the Round 4 win had some minor setbacks as he played too aggressive in the following round, which resulted in a loss. However, NAF rallied back and began to win round after round until finally taking the first half up 9-6. Another slow start in the second half on the defense giving up the first three rounds sparked the core of NAF to fight back by winning the last seven consecutive rounds for the 16-9 win, posting a 71.5 ADR along the way.
Does all that he can for floundering OpTic
July 6, 2017
NAF tallied a 13/16 KD in OpTic Gaming's rough loss to Team Liquid on Wednesday at ESL Cologne.
ANALYSIS
NAF was one of the main reasons that this game even looked somewhat close early on. He started with doubles in Rounds 2 and 5 to try and keep his team afloat, but he couldn't do it alone forever. He even picked up doubles in rounds that his team lost, showing that he simply just didn't have enough reliable backup in this game. He even got flashy with the Dual Berettas in the second pistol round, but again, his team couldn't find enough kills in their own right to keep OpTic moving along. He also tried to grab an AWP to give his team an advantage, but Liquid was rushing the site too hard, and he was unable to ever line up shots consistently.
Big finish to Game 2
June 7, 2017
NAF earned himself a 40/25 KD on Tuesday in the final week of Esports Championship Series Season 3 with a win over NRG 2-0.
ANALYSIS
NAF faced a 4-0 deficit early with the slow start, but was still able to pick up a few straggling rounds early. However, NRG won four more straight for the 8-2 lead. NAF still had the confidence on the defense and managed to help come back with five rounds for an 8-7 deficit at the half. The second half NAF was solid in the pistol and the two anti-eco rounds to take the lead early. From there, NAF continued to punish the defense of NRG for a 16-10 win, earning a 21/16 KD and an 81.9 ADR. Game 2 NAF had a spectacular showing on the first-half defense to hold off the offense. NAF read the offense well and countered each time they tried to exploit either bombsite, which allowed him to play more aggressive. NAF continued his dominance in the second half to blow NRG out for a 16-4 win, earning big 19/9 KD and team-leading 106.7 ADR.
Tag-teams with mixwell to try and achieve victory
June 1, 2017
NAF went an impressive 24/18 in OpTic Gaming's narrow defeat at the hands of North on Day 2 of the ESL Pro League Finals.
ANALYSIS
OpTic came out the gate in this series with a poor showing in the first few rounds of the half, which resulted in North's early 5-0 lead. But NAF got OpTic back into the game with a double in Round 6 for their first win of the half. As the half progressed, things stayed pretty even and OpTic looked for a way to break ahead. This resulted in NAF and tarik running in a double AWP setup toward the end of the half, which paid off in the former.of an entry frag and double kill from NAF in Rounds 13 and 15, respectively. While OpTic had many leads in the close second half, they were unable to hold on to the site in far too many rounds in the late stages of the second half. This gave North room to inch back into the game and resulted in OpTic's 16-14 defeat.
Strong performance in essentially an exhibition match
June 1, 2017
NAF ended up with a 21/12 KD in OpTic Gaming's win against Na'Vi on Day 2 of the ESL Pro League Finals.
ANALYSIS
NAF continued to play strong in this game, and this time he actually got some help from his teammates to allow them to pick up the win. He opened with a double kill to tag-team with tarik in Round 5 for a nice start to the game. He was a bit slower to get into a groove for the rest of the first half, though. He did end up with a 3k in Round 13, which allowed OpTic on a good roll moving into the second half. After winning the pistol round in the second half, NAF came up with a double in Round 17 to really give OpTic a good hold over the game. Unfortunately, all of this was for naught since they still didn't crack into the playoffs with the win.
Can't shake off slow start
May 31, 2017
NAF put up a 15/17 KD in OpTic Gaming's rough loss to Liquid on Day 1 of the ESL Pro League.
ANALYSIS
NAF, despite showing up big for his team in their previous game, started off extremely slow in this game against OpTic. He didn't get on the board until picking up a double with the FAMAS in Round 4. Trying to give his team a spark, he pulled out the shotty to attempt a flank in Round 8. He only managed to pick up a single kill in the face of three Liquid enemies, though. Still, his team got the win, but those wins were far too tough to come by for the Green Wall here, as they were completely outpaced and dominated.
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