AZR
Aaron Ward 
Australia
Renegades
Edges CLG for the win
October 20, 2017
AZR would go 30/18 on Friday, Day 1 of DreamHack Open Denver with a 16-14 win over CLG.
ANALYSIS
AZR had a slow start with a 3-0 deficit early on, but the tides would turn soon enough. In Round 4, AZR would help pick up the first defensive rounds of the half on the Renegades buy round. Both teams would trade rounds, but ultimately AZR would punish CLG for the remainder of the half to shut down the B-bombsite and take the 11-4 lead at the half. Another slow start to the half would go in favor for CLG, who would win 10 rounds on the defense to put AZR and the team on their toes. Although AZR couldn't get past the defense of CLG for the majority of the half, a few entry kills would help his team have wiggle room to edge out five rounds in the half to take Cobblestone 16-14. AZR would contribute a team-leading 88.3 ADR in the win.
Solid performance in 1-1 split
September 30, 2017
AZR topped Thursday with a 53/31 KD in a 1-1 split with OpTic Gaming in ESL Pro League Season 6.
ANALYSIS
A 7-0 start for AZR didn't phase him as he got the ball rolling in Round 8 with a double kill to pick up the first round on Cache. From there, OpTic managed to get one more round for the defense, but AZR got the entry kills needed to settle the half 8-7. AZR had a blitzing second half for the defense to win nine straight to close out the 16-8 Game 1 win, posting a firm 24/11 KD and 97.8 ADR. In Game 2, AZR started off with a 3-0 deficit but only a couple of rounds could be in return as OpTic took off with the lead 7-2. AZR came rallying back holding off OpTic's offense for several rounds won getting the aggressive kills for the early advantage. Down 8-7 at the half, AZR got the entry-kills needed to stay alive in the second half, taking the late 14-13 lead, however, the team came up short of a win with a 16-14 finish. AZR led the team with a 29/20 KD and 95.1 ADR in Game 2 of Train.
Leads the way with blistering performance
September 5, 2017
AZR finished Renegades' win over compLexity Gaming on Tuesday in the ESL Pro league with a 52/24 KD.
ANALYSIS
While USTILO was the solid jab, AZR was the haymaker right hook in this series against compLexity. He had a huge hand in continuously resetting compLexity's economy in the first game of the series with very strong overall play. He had a 23/5 KD in the first half of the game alone before finishing with a 30 bomb. He started off somewhat slow in Game 2, as they were down 5-0 at the start, but then things turned around in a big way. He and Nifty came on strong and started to shut things down with a 15-round streak to eventually come away with a 16-7 win.
Unstoppable on the offense
September 1, 2017
AZR gained an impressive 22/12 KD on Day 1 of DreamHack Masters Malmo with a 16-7 win over Virtus Pro.
ANALYSIS
AZR had a slow but clean start to Cache on the offense with a contribution to a 6-0 start. In Round 7, AZR followed the team with a late rotation to the B-bombsite and picked up a double entry kill and a bomb plant in a 1-vs-1 to come out on top with the round secured. In the following round, AZR forced a defensive save with a double entry kill into the B-bombsite followed by a plant to secure the 8-0 lead. The remainder of the half, AZR picked up several entry fags to help secure the 14-1 half lead. AZR had a rough start in the second half and a quiet one as well, but contributed to the two rounds won on the defense to secure Cache 16-7.
Quiet in series 2-0 loss to NRG
June 8, 2017
AZR contributed a 40/47 KD on Wednesday in the final week of the Esports Championship Series Season 3 with a 2-0 series loss to NRG.
ANALYSIS
AZR had a quiet first half in the only few rounds won, but he did contribute to the five offensive rounds won for the 10-5 deficit at the half. A slow offense couldn't get past the NRG defense, who continued their dominance in the second half. AZR began to pick up kills and rounds slowly, but the efforts weren't enough in the 16-11 Game 1 loss on Cache as AZR posted a 16/21 KD and team-low 51.9 ADR. A slow start in the first half of Game 2 resulted in a 6-0 deficit to start. However, AZR inflicted a lot of damaged taking the bombsites by storm late in the first half to retake the lead up 8-7. AZR seemed to find his groove as he started the second half on the slower side but snapped back to reality to force the overtime rounds. The overtime rounds were not enough for AZR to carry his momentum as he fell 19-17 earning a 24/26 KD and an 82.8 ADR.
Does nothing in second half of lopsided win
May 3, 2017
AZR posted a 15/10 KD in Renegades' 16-5 win over Vici Gaming on Wednesday at IEM Sydney.
ANALYSIS
AZR was fairly consistent in this game, even if he didn't contribute a ton in the second half. He started things off with a double kill and bomb defuse in Round 5 to stop an early run from Vici Gaming. Defusing seemed to be his main goal, as he notched another double and defuse in Round 12. He closed out his somewhat strong first half with a 3k in Round 13 that included a nice 1-vs-2 clutch. Moving into the second half, he only managed a single kill. Despite his lackluster performance, Renegades were able to lock up the 16-5 win to keep their tournament hopes alive.
Winning duels doesn't lead to win
May 3, 2017
AZR put up an 11/18 KD in Renegades' loss to FaZe Clan on Wednesday at IEM Sydney.
ANALYSIS
AZR didn't manage to put up any consistent play at all in the first half, which is why they went into the break down 12-3. He did pick up a 3k in Round 13 to get his team that third win, but it was far from enough to do anything to stop the roll that FaZe was on in this game. Moving into the second half, AZR showed some nice patience in Round 17 to win a 1-vs-1 against kioShiMa to pick up a fourth round. FaZe went on to win the next three rounds, though, giving Renegades its first loss of the group stages.
Series of miscues leads to loss
December 15, 2016
AZR put up just a 13/21 KD in Renegades' loss against Ninjas in the Pyjamas on Day 1 of the ELEAGUE Major Qualifier.
ANALYSIS
AZR didn't put up the best of performances here against NiP. He started off respectably with a big 3k in Round 3 to get Renegades on a small run, but then they fell apart in the rest of the half. However, when the second half started, they got back on track a bit. AZR contributed with a double in Round 17. His worst moment of the match came when he had two players of NiP flashed, but seemed to walk into the area far too casually and was easily killed. It was moments like these that would ultimately define his series in the worst light possible. There was a clear disconnect between the team and they couldn't stop NiP.
Leading the team to map win
November 26, 2016
AZR helped lead his team to a win over Cloud9 posting a 15/23 KD in Group B of DreamHack Winter 2016.
ANALYSIS
AZR had a great first half performance in Renegades' win against Cloud9. He secured the seventh round with a double kill to extend the lead to 6-1 in favor of Renegades early on. With a few major trade kills in the first half, AZR helped his team secure an 11-4 lead going into the half. However, a slow start in the second half resulted in Cloud9 getting six rounds on the Aussie defense. AZR quickly got the momentum for Renegades started as he took Round 22 with a triple kill on the B-bombsite to secure the 12-10 lead. Cloud9 came back with a few rounds of their own getting Renegades to a tied record 13-13. However, Renegades came back on map point to close out the map due to AZR's double kill on the A-bombsite to force Cloud9 to run out of time and take the map 16-14.
Poor play dooms Renegades in second half of Game 2
August 30, 2016
AZR put up a poor 38/51 KD in Renegades' two losses to Cloud9 on Monday.
ANALYSIS
AZR just seemed to be a bit flatfooted all series long against Cloud9 on Monday. His rotations were off and his sprays never really found their target most of the time. He did manage to outgun autimatic and Stewie2k in the first game, but was sorely outgunned by the other three members of C9. His entry frags also left much to be desired, as he was just 2/4 on those. His lone highlight in that opening game was a double that he picked up in Round 10. He started off the second half of Game 2 pretty strong with the SMG as Renegades rattled off six straight to take a 14-7 lead. But then C9 remembered what they were doing and went on an overall 12-2 run to take the game 19-16 in OT. During those last rounds, AZR was just flat out bad, getting picked off left and right almost every round.
Comes up huge in Game 2 win over OpTic
August 26, 2016
AZR put up a monster 50/39 KD in Renegades' series split with OpTic Gaming on Thursday.
ANALYSIS
While AZR would eventually grow into a beast in Game 2, he certainly didn't start out that way. While Renegades were putting on a clunker of a first half, AZR wasn't much help. Even when they made a furious, almost comeback in the second half, AZR was all but invisible. Game 2, however, was a completely different story. He started off with back-to-back triples in Rounds 3 and 4, and those rounds really set the tone for the dominant game that he would have. He put out a huge 120.4 ADR and registered a 1.84 HLTV.org rating. Renegades will certainly be hoping for more performances like this from AZR throughout the rest of the ESL Pro League.