sgares
Sean Gares 
United States
Misfits
Rough series to lead in split
October 8, 2017
sgares went 27/34 on Thursday in a 1-1 split with Immortals in ESL Pro League Season 6.
ANALYSIS
sgares had a rough start on Train, unable to get past the Immortals defense for a tragic 14-1 deficit at the half. Although after Immortals took Train to map point after taking the second pistol round, sgares led the team to win eight in a row before Immortals had enough and took Game 1 16-9. In Game 2, sgares continued to show a strong resurgence on the defense as he managed to overcome the contested start for a 12-3 finish at the half. Immortals got the ball rolling in the second half with a few defensive rounds to start but sgares found the weakness and managed to close out with four rounds won in the 16-9 win on Cache.
Never gains traction in loss
May 8, 2017
sgares went just 21/43 in Misfits' 0-2 lost to HellRasiers in the semifinals at DreamHack Tours.
ANALYSIS
sgares had a poor showing to open up the semifinals against HellRaisers. He was practically invisible in the first half, tallying just three kills. He was a bit better in the second half, picking up a 3k in Round 21 to take an 11-10 lead. He then got a double in Round 27 to kick off a failed comeback attempt before they were defeated 16-14. It seemed as though was going to be better in this game, as he didn't take nearly as long to find kills, but the end result was only slightly better. He threw terrible smokes and ended up with an even worse KD of just 9/17 in the 16-14 loss.
Overcomes slow start to secure series win
May 7, 2017
sgares put up a lackluster 49/63 KD in this 2-1 series win for Misfits against Heroic on Sunday at DreamHack Tours.
ANALYSIS
sgares was the weakest link for Misfits in this series, and yet they were still able to lock up the win. In the overtime thriller that was Game 1, he was the only player to post a negative KD, and it wasn't even close. He went just 17/32 in the big win. It seemed as though he was always in the wrong place at the wrong time. Because of that, he never gained traction on the offense, which left his ADR at just 54.4 as well. In Game 2, things weren't much better for him. The only difference was that all of Misfits were bad in this game, so his 13/16 KD actually looked good in comparison. In Game 3, he rose to the occasion, which was a boon for his team in the win. His 3k in Round 17 broke an 8-8 tie and pushed his team on the right track to a big victory to move on in the tournament.
Joins Misfits among the rest of the former TSM roster
January 15, 2017
In an announcement made by the organization Saturday, it was revealed that Misfits had acquired the former TSM roster.
ANALYSIS
After losing his home on TSM due to a dispute regarding the exclusivity of the PEA, sgares has finally found another home. Due to his strong leadership skills and relationship with his team, the former members of Team SoloMid expressed their desire to stay with sgares, resulting in the team leaving the organization to stay together. Shortly after, Misfits announced that they had acquired the team and the players would now be playing under the Misfits banner.
Parts ways with TSM
December 23, 2016
sgares has split with TSM just days after officially signing with the team, reports Dennis Gonzales of theScore esports.
ANALYSIS
The release comes on the heels of the growing controversy in the CS:GO world surrounding the exclusivity of the Professional Esports Association. After it came to light that the PEA would be attempting to stop players in its league from participating in the new season of the ESL Pro League, the players from the North American teams that made up the league wrote a letter expressing their displeasure with the new development. In the letter, the players state that the exclusivity portion of the league that was now being brought to light was not present in the initial negotiations between the players and the PEA. Furthermore, the players allege that further negotiations ironing out the terms were held without their knowledge. Unsurprisingly, the PEA and some owners were none too pleased about this letter. One such owner was Andy "Reginald" Dinh, founder of TSM. sgares posted a series of screenshots to his Twitter to show an exchange between himself and Reginald over this letter. Reginald expressed concerns about not being informed of the letter prior to its release as well as the letter hurting TSM's brand. This ultimately led to Reginald making it known that sgares would no longer be a part of the team. "No, I'm not saying that I'm cutting you over standing up for players' rights. I'm saying that I'm looking to replace you because you didn't even bother to have 1 conversation with me before tarnishing our brand," said Reginald to sgares in one of the screenshots. This move has kicked off a storm of controversy that only looks to be picking up steam as the hours drag on.
Officially joins TSM
December 15, 2016
After reports surfaced that the former Echo Fox would be joining TSM, the team has officially announced the signing.
ANALYSIS
In desperate need of some cohesion and leadership, TSM has landed on sgares as their next in-game leader. The squad has been struggling quite a bit since Valve's in-game coaching ban back in August, and was in clear need of a change. That change has come with the addition of sgares and ShahZaM and the subtraction of Semphis and FNS. With the team failing to qualify for the ELEAGUE Offline Qualifier, they will have plenty of time to practice up with the new lineup.
Set to join TSM after leaving Echo Fox
November 30, 2016
sgares is set to join TSM, according to a report by Jarek "DeKay" Lewis of Slingshot Esports.
ANALYSIS
According to multiple sources close to the team and players, sgares is set to join Team SoloMid alongside ShahZaM. sgares has had varied success throughout his Counter-Strike career but has been widely regarded as one of the best in-game leaders in North America. After lackluster showings with Echo Fox, he left the organization earlier this month to pursue new opportunities. TSM may be the opportunity he needs to showcase his abilities like he once did on Cloud 9's roster.