autimatic
Timothy Ta 
United States
Cloud9
Leads in win
November 15, 2017
autimatic posted a firm 23/18 KD on Tuesday with a convincing win over The Mongolz 16-9 in Group A of IEM Oakland.
ANALYSIS
autimatic got the ball rolling in the first half of Mirage for the defense as the team took on a 4-0 lead early. The Mongolz managed to exploit the A-bombsite and the split to the B-bombsite to pick up a few rounds in the first half, but it wasn't enough to win more than five rounds as autimatic would take the first half with a 10-5 score. Going into the second, autimatic remained composed as he contributed to the 3-0 start to take the 13-5 lead to start. In Round 19, autimatic came up big with a 1-vs-3 clutch to secure the 14-5 lead. From there, autimatic would hiccup for a few rounds as The Mongolz picked up four more rounds before autimatic would seal the deal with a 16-9 win, posting a team-leading 100.0 ADR.
Shuts out Tempo Storm
October 20, 2017
autimatic posted a 22/12 KD in the 16-4 win over Tempo Storm on Day 1 of DreamHack Open Denver.
ANALYSIS
autimatic would start the series on the defense of Inferno with a 5-0 lead in the first half. Shutting down the A-bombsite against the Tempo Storm offense, autimatic would dominate the first half on the defense to take an 11-4 lead into the half. Starting the second half, a smooth pistol round win resulted in a few more rounds won, which would eventually lead autimatic to pick up a quad kill on the A-bombsite entry to earn map point. From there, autimatic would pounce for one more round win to take Inferno 16-4, posting a 114.0 ADR.
Unable to hold Game 2 lead
October 15, 2017
autimatic picked up an even 56/56 KD on Thursday in a 2-1 loss to Astralis in the ELEAGUE Premier semifinals.
ANALYSIS
autimatic came out of the gates on the offense for Cloud9 in the first half of Mirage to get the bomb plant in the pistol round, however, losing the round on a well-timed retake. Although Astralis couldn't hold back autimatic and his offense early on as he contributed to five straight for the 5-1 lead. Astralis picked up a few more rounds, but autimatic remained composed and settled the half with a 10-5 lead. Going into the second half, autimatic held down the A-bombsite to pick up the 2-0 start before Astralis would then aggressively win four straight to get back in the frame. He then stuffed Astralis for three rounds before the team would eventually take Game 1 16-12. The series then moved into Overpass where autimatic had a hard-fought first half with a rocky start for the defense, although holding off Astralis on their best map for an even 8-7 score in the first half. In the second half, autimatic started with a firm ace clutch on the post-plant on the B-bombsite to even the score 8-8. From there, autimatic kept a hefty lead over Astralis for a 13-10 score until the Danes had enough and edged out the second half wit ha 16-14 score. Feeling the crushing loss of Game 2, autimatic couldn't break the Danes in Game 3 with only four rounds won on Inferno for a massive 16-4 loss and sent home empty-handed.
Unable to hold rounds in sweep
October 7, 2017
autimatic scored a 19/16 KD on Wednesday in a 2-0 sweeping loss to SK Gaming in ESL Pro League Season 6.
ANALYSIS
autimatic had a rather dismal time in Game 1 of Cobblestone, unable to hold off the SK offense for a 13-2 score at the half. Picking up a 19/15 KD and a 72.6 ADR, autimatic started to win some rounds in the second half as he contributed to nine rounds for the offense, getting the entry kills needed. However, the celebration ended soon after as the team couldn't break SK's defense for a Game 1 16-11 loss. In Game 2, autimatic unfortunately disconnected from the server, which did not allow him to return, forcing the team to use the coach, Valens, instead to fill in the void. autimatic would take the loss anyway with a 16-9 score in Game 2 to follow up the 2-0 sweep.
Silent in series loss
September 3, 2017
autimatic went 25/36 on Day 3 of DreamHack Masters Malmo in a 2-0 Cloud 9 loss to SK Gaming.
ANALYSIS
autimatic had a contested first half in the early rounds but got the defense going individually to hold off on the A-bombsite for a 9-6 lead at the half. However, his second half performance was shy as he was only able to pick up a few frags in the entry of the A-bombsite and last-minute rotations to the B-bombsite that only granted him four rounds in the second half for a 16-13 Game 1 loss. autimatic contributed to the defensive start on Cobblestone with a firm hold on the B-bombsite but SK got creative with the split on the A and B-bombsite to spread the defense thin for a 10-5 lead at the half. The second half had a great start through the pistol and the two anti-eco rounds but it was all SK on the defense to hold off autimatic from gaining access in the drop-area to take the B-bombsite to lock up the series sweep.
Sweeps second half for win
August 31, 2017
autimatic gathered a 17/8 KD on Day 1 of DreamHack Masters Malmo with a 16-2 win over B.O.O.T.
ANALYSIS
autimatic started on the defensive side of Mirage with a quick double kill to open the pistol round. Round 3, autimatic sprayed down three in an underpass rush to mid, shutting down the offense of B.O.O.T for a 3-0 lead. autimatic remained strong on the defense to hold off the pushes into the A-bombsite, as well as being a keen sniper on the retakes for the early 10-2 lead. Round 13, his quick rotation to the B-bombsite secured the round with a double-kill hold for the 11-2 lead. A final double-kill hold on the A-bombsite sent the first half away with a 13-2 lead. The second half was all on the offense, with autimatic blasting through the bombsite for the 16-2 win, posting a 108.7 ADR.
Unable to make a mark in the Grand Final
July 9, 2017
autimatic scored a 56/64 KD on Sunday in the 3-0 grand final loss to SK Gaming at ESL Cologne.
ANALYSIS
autimatic started the series on Cobblestone picking up the pistol round but after that he struggled to hold off the offense of SK for a tough 10-5 deficit at the half. autimatic started the second half with a double kill to win the pistol round, but once again, he struggled to get past the defense, as they only won four rounds to fall 16-9. In Game 2, autimatic aggressively took the pistol round from SK, however, SK contested as autimatic fought tooth and nail on the offense to take the 10-5 lead at the half. The second half was torturous for autimatic as he could not hold off the offense of SK in the 16-12 Train loss. Game 3 on Inferno started with a pistol loss for C9, but he then remained strong on the defense to help his team to a nine-round win streak, taking the first half 10-5. However, autimatic struggled in the second half only winning four rounds on the offense as SK thrashed his offense for a 16-14 loss.
Consistent in 2-0 sweep over Na'Vi
July 9, 2017
autimatic earned a 45/42 KD over Natus Vincere on Saturday in the semifinal at ESL Cologne.
ANALYSIS
After being punished at the start of Mirage, autimatic rallied back with his team and began to open the bombsites and hold the post-plant for a massive 7-3 lead. Only a couple of rounds were given up, but autimatic remained composed and finished the half 10-5. The momentum from the first half carried over picking up a few kills in the pistol and anti-eco before allowing his opponents to comeback to tie the game at 13 a piece. Although with a tight economy and a chance to lose Game 1, autimatic came up big with a half buy that allowed him to pick up an entry to generate the economy to take Mirage 16-13, posting a 23/19 KD and an 89.4 ADR. In Game 2 auitmatic had a perfect defensive first half with a 6-0 lead by remaining consistent on his trade and winning duels. However, the CIS team came back to shake up the score, but autimatic stayed calm and took the half 9-6. The second half was a slow start, but quickly got heated after a 3-0 deficit as autimatic punished the defense with a triple kill for taking the lead back. He began to struggle in the mid game, but closed out the game with a few entry kills that allowed his team to take a 16-14 win earning a 22/23 KD and 75.2 ADR on Overpass.
Plays perfect second fiddle to Skadoodle
July 8, 2017
autimatic came up with a 60/57 KD in Cloud9's win over Ninjas in Pyjamas on Friday at ESL Cologne.
ANALYSIS
autimatic was anything but in the early going of this series, as he was missing shots left and right in Game 1. He seemed to be unable to really get a hold of bombsites to stop NiP from getting a 10-5 lead at the half in Game 1. As things progressed, however, he found big plays in that second half to lock up the win. While he came up a bit short again in Game 2, the final game was his chance to shine. He found an early 1-vs-1 clutch to get himself going and he never stopped from there. He was certainly living up to his namesake in this game, and with such a strong presence to back up Skadoodle, C9 easily took the 16-6 to advance to the semis.
Brings the consistency
July 6, 2017
autimatic was on his game with a 22/17 KD in Cloud9's win over Immortals on Thursday at ESL Cologne.
ANALYSIS
autimatic never seemed to put himself in the forefront of things against Immortals, but he did manage to bring up consistent kills. He started with a double entry frag in Round 5, and just kept on finding kills all throughout the game. He picked up another double in Round 14 to cap off his strong first half. In the second half, he tag-teamed well with shroud in a couple rounds to shut down any comeback attempts from Immortals and lock up the 16-11 win to stave off elimination.
Big first half keeps Cloud9 on track
July 5, 2017
autimatic put together a 22/14 KD in Cloud9's big win over TyLoo on Wednesday at ESL Cologne.
ANALYSIS
While n0thing held things down for Cloud9 in the second half of this game, autimatic was the man in the first half. Despite C9 getting out to a slow start, they fought back with the help of autimatic to keep things pretty even by halftime. He helped get their economy back in order with a 3k in Round 5, and then notched a double later on in Round 9 to pick up the round. Once Cloud9 got into a groove, there was just no stopping them. While autimatic didn't slay with impunity all game long, he did show back up again with a double entry frag in the final round to secure the 16-9 win.
Fails to show up in lopsided loss
May 31, 2017
autimatic went just 7/20 in Cloud9's defeat at the hands of Fnatic on Day 2 of the ESL Pro League Finals.
ANALYSIS
autimatic was pretty off in this game against Cloud9 on Wednesday. He grabbed a double entry frag in Round 3, but even that couldn't get his team the win. From then on, he was unable to get anything at all going in the one-sided loss. He only managed to put up a total of five more kills in the next 19 rounds of the game as Cloud9 were pushed all over the place.
Slow first half result in loss
May 30, 2017
autimatic posted a 21/24 KD for Cloud9 on Tuesday, Day 1 in a loss to EnVyUs in the ESL Pro League Season 5 Finals.
ANALYSIS
autimatic fired back after the pistol round loss was just a few kills away from going into the right hands of Cloud9 by winning three in a row for the early lead. EnVyUs came out on the better side of the things in the buy round as autimatic struggled to hold off the offense of the French for a dominant first half. Down 9-6 going into the second half, autimatic had another slow start, but picked up the pace as well as the frags in the mid rounds of the second half to win five rounds for the offense until EnVyUs closed out the last two rounds as autimatic contributed to a team-leading 91.3 ADR in the 16-11 match loss on Cobblestone.
Automatic in lopsided win
May 30, 2017
autimatic put up an impressive 20/8 KD in Cloud9's win against G2 Esports on Day 1 of the ESL Pro League Finals.
ANALYSIS
autimatic was doing it all for Cloud9 from start to finish in this game against G2 on Tuesday. He started with a 3k in Round 3 for a 2-1 lead, and he never let up from there. He was a big part of his team's early 7-2 lead, with his consistent frags all throughout. He closed the half with a strong retake on the A-site to lock up the 11-4 lead for C9 at the half. Moving into the second half, he was on top of his game once again with a double kill in the second pistol round. That was just what Cloud9 needed to keep moving right along to a 16-4 win that was locked up by autimatic's 3k in the final round.
Blanked in the second half of loss
May 30, 2017
autimatic went 10/20 in Cloud9's tough loss to SK Gaming on Day 1 of the ESL Pro League finals.
ANALYSIS
autimatic was another member of C9 who limped coming out the gate of this game to open the week. He got his first kills in Round 7 in the form of a 3k, which was enough to prevent SK from getting the defusal. He had another 3k in Round 10, but C9 still went into the half down 8-7. Moving into the second half, autimatic found no kills as SK won all eight rounds of the half for the 16-7 win.