CauthonLuck
Rori Bryant-Raible 
United States
Tempo Storm
Mechanical improvement
June 29, 2017
CauthonLuck made some improvements in a 3-0 victory over Even in Death during the 2017 HGC Phase 2 Group Stage.
ANALYSIS
CauthonLuck started out the best-of-three series on Li-Ming on Tomb of the Spider Queen. Playing in a double mage team comp, CauthonLuck was able to sit back and relax while tossing out Arcane Orbs with incredible accuracy as the two warriors soaked the brunt of the damage from Even in Death. The second mage pick alone was a game winner as Even in Death drafted Johanna, an anti-auto-attack warrior who falters heavily when faced against ability damage. Game 2 saw CauthonLuck on Greymane. This hero is where CauthonLuck showed the most improvement in his mechanical play. The map was Cursed Hollow, and when the objectives spawned on the map it was time to fight, as CauthonLuck and Psalm on Genji waited until just the right moment to attack and dive in. CauthonLuck had some incredible moves that helped mitigate a lot of damage due to his excellent reaction time and strong mechanical play.
Good supportive damage
June 28, 2017
CauthonLuck wasn't the star of the show, but he was there to support his team's stun chain with some finishing power in their tiebreaker victory against Soul Torturers at the Mid-Season Brawl Group Stage.
ANALYSIS
CauthonLuck played a solid Greymane in the tiebreaker game, securing half of his teams kill's with some great uses of Cursed Bullet. Cauthon's best play was at the 12-minute mark when he was able to solo burst the enemy Valla, killing her almost instantly due to Auriel being caught in Fury's Cocoon. While Cauthon didn't boast insane damage numbers, he did share perfect kill participation with his team, always ready to jump in and finish off a stun-locked target.
Strong even during loss
May 16, 2017
CauthonLuck played a strong series against Gale Force eSports, winning 3-1 during the 2017 HGC Group Stage.
ANALYSIS
CauthonLuck opted for a Zarya pick on Cursed Hollow, a strange pick for the typical ranged assassin player. Stepping out of his comfort zone seemed to benefit his team greatly as they earned their first win while CauthonLuck put up a 2/0/2 KDA. Game 2 on Braxis Holdout was a difficult one to watch as Tempo Storm appeared to be in control despite their first and only loss being on this map. CauthonLuck drafted Chromie and had a 3/2/6 KDA, but his damage output was just a little too light for a hero that doesn't bring much else to the table. In Game 3, CauthonLuck opted for an old favorite in Falstad. The hero choice was great given that the map was on Warhead Junction and allowed him to make full use of his global presence. This match CauthonLuck posted a 3/1/8 KDA. In Game 4, CauthonLuck decided to play Greymane on Towers of Doom, as his Zarya was banned during the draft. This match he had a 1/1/14 KDA for a total KDA of 9/4/30.
Diversity key in big win
April 28, 2017
CauthonLuck had a diverse hero pool in a close 3-1 victory during the 2017 HGC Group Stage.
ANALYSIS
CauthonLuck hit the ground running in Game 1 with a Gul'Dan pick. Just five minutes into the game, CauthonLuck had already racked up multiple kills as well as a boss grab. It already looked like the game was in hand for Tempo Storm, but in Heroes of the Storm, just a single mistake can turn the tides no matter how far ahead you get. Fortunately for his team, CauthonLuck played a nearly perfect game, netting three kills, eight assists, and zero deaths in the process while also just barely missing the top slot for every other statistical category. Game 3 was similarly a great game for CauthonLuck on Dragon Shire, as he drafted Valla into a solo-warrior team comp that allowed him a relative measure of free reign to do as he pleased. This resulted in top hero damage, top siege damage and a 3/0/5 KDA. CauthonLuck also managed to help net his team two Dragon Knight objectives, the last of which ultimately won them the game.
Gets the job done
April 28, 2017
CauthonLuck played hard in a 3-0 victory over No Tomorrow during the 2017 HGC Group Stage.
ANALYSIS
CauthonLuck opted for a Tychus pick in Game 1 on Dragon Shire. While he was not flashy and didn't make any phenomenal plays, he had good mechanics, strong map awareness, and managed to keep himself alive throughout the match, not dying a single time. While doing so he racked up six assists and 33,000 hero damage. This was not a particularly strong performance from CauthonLuck; however, given his past blunders this certainly goes down as a win for him. In Game 2 CauthonLuck once again relied on his most played competitive hero, Falstad. It should be noted that CauthonLuck has rarely gone a series without playing the versatile bird hero at least once, and almost always takes him off the board if he's still available during his pick phase. His heavy reliance on Falstad was noticed in Game 3 where No Tomorrow target banned him and he was forced onto a less familiar hero, Valla. If CauthonLuck wants to help his team he will need to get more comfortable on other assassin heroes.
Pulls the team together
March 31, 2017
CauthonLuck was very consistent in the 2-0 victory against Infamous Gaming at the 2017 HGC Western Clash.
ANALYSIS
CauthonLuck played a good Valla in Game 1 on the map Sky Temple. The only misplay this game was not being the one to split-soak during the early stages of the game, forcing Tassadar to not be paired with Psalm on Tracer. This gimped the team's potential, considering tracer is typically at her strongest pre-10. Game 2 had Cauthon on the hero Li-Ming for the map Towers of Doom. Beautiful rotation of abilities at the eight-minute mark, when Cauthon noticed an enemy Falstad's Flight icon, instantly bursting him as he touched down. This exact situation replicated itself again at the 12-minute mark, which says more about Infamous than it does Cauthon's reaction speed.
Much better vs Superstars
February 27, 2017
CauthonLuck showed heavy improvement in a 3-0 victory over Superstars.
ANALYSIS
CauthonLuck opted for a Falstad pick in Game 1 of the best-of-five series. This is quickly becoming his go-to hero when he seemingly does not know what hero to pick. CauthonLuck used Falstad to split soak and gain experience advantages while his opponents were forced to rotate for the objective, then he would use his Epic Flight ability to near-instantaneously fly to the rest of his team and join the fray. This tactic worked well and kept his team even with Superstars who drafted Dehaka to match his soaking ability. In Game 3, CauthonLuck went for a Li-Ming pick that helped set his team up for some insane burst potential amid a Ragnaros and Valeera triple assassin combo. This was far too much burst damage for iakona on Rehgar to effectively heal through and thus Tempo Storm won this final match of the night before it really ever began, during the draft phase.
CauthonSuck
January 31, 2017
CauthonLuck did not do well in a close 3-2 victory over Team Freedom during the 2017 HGC Group Stage.
ANALYSIS
CauthonLuck started out Game 1 on Sylvanas, which was actually an excellent hero pick for the map, Battlefield of Eternity. Sadly, he controlled his hero poorly and got swapped by the Elite Team Freedom daneski, causing his team to fall behind and never catch up. Game 2 was not much better on Gul'dan; though his team won that match, it was largely due to blunders by Team Freedom, rather than anything positive CauthonLuck did. In Game 3 CauthonLuck played Falstad, perhaps his best hero. Despite this, he just split-pushed the entire game. Remarkably though, he managed to do it without dying once to Team Freedom's ganks. Again, this fell more on Team Freedom passing up opportunities rather than CauthonLuck playing well. In Game 4 CauthonLuck was on Falstad once again. This time he played awfully, and this was perhaps his worst game of the night. His experience was low, his split-pushing failed, and his damage output was abysmal, less than half of his teammate cattlepillar, the other assassin player. In Game 5 CauthonLuck was once again on Falstad. It appeared that his team did not trust him in teamfights, so they just relegated him to split-pushing and soaking for an experience advantage. This time it was enough, but will it be enough for another series?
Great use of global pressure
January 30, 2017
CauthonLuck was one of the biggest contributors to Tempo Storm's 3-0 victory against B Step at the North America HGC Phase 1.
ANALYSIS
Game 1 was on Tomb of the Spider Queen with Cauthon playing Tychus. Due to the enemy tank players being overly aggressive, Cauthon was provided ample opportunities to burn them down with his Mini Gun trait. The kills he stacked up for his team ultimately led to a slow, yet effective victory. Game 2 was on the map Cursed Hollow and saw Cauthon playing on Falstad. Rarely fighting, Cauthon spent the majority of this match using his global to procure the majority of the curse tributes while his team applied pressure on opposite sides of the map. Game 3 was almost a repeat of Game 2, with Cauthon playing Falstad yet again. Matched in a 1-vs-1 situation with B Step's aPm on Brightwing, Cauthon was at a clear advantage, often forcing Brightwing out of lane with the help of Psalm on Zeratul.
Signed by Tempo Storm
January 20, 2017
CauthonLuck has been signed by Tempo Storm, according to their official website.
ANALYSIS
Rori "CauthonLuck" Bryant-Raible has been signed to Tempo Storm's roster, according to their official website. CauthonLuck was the leader of Astral Authority prior to them releasing their HotS roster last month. He was fortunate to be able to join Tempo Storm as their team captain along with the squad he put together just six months ago. CauthonLuck will primarily play ranged assassin but may also play some of his signature Kerrigan should his team require her for a specific team comp. CauthonLuck is best known for his recent success in HotS, winning both of the last two NA Regionals of 2016.
Removed from Astral Authority
December 31, 2016
CauthonLuck has been removed from Astral Authority according to Astral News on the Astral Authority homepage.
ANALYSIS
CauthonLuck was the team captain of Astral Authorities squad and the founding member of their beginning team, Murloc Geniuses. CauthonLuck primarily played ranged and melee assassins for his team and will likely continue to do so as they transition into an unsigned squad. This release comes as no surprise as both international stage showings for the team were less than impressive, with the biggest defeat and likely deciding factor happening during the Chinese Gold League, where Astral Authority came in dead last place. There is no word on whether or not CauthonLuck and his team have decided to make roster swaps but should they choose to go down that path, the free agent market is relatively barren.
CauthonLuck signed by Astral Authority
October 2, 2016
CauthonLuck and his Murloc Geniuses team has been signed by Astral Authority according to the Astral Authority Facebook page.
ANALYSIS
CauthonLuck and his entire Murloc Geniuses roster has been signed by Astral Authority in what has been the biggest North American signing of the year. The surprise signing was amid some impressive results that saw CauthonLuck and his squad win back-to-back regional championships. CauthonLuck played in the flex role for his former team and will presumably pick up where he left off with Astral Authority.
Exceptional Specialist play from longtime pro gamer
August 26, 2016
CauthonLuck did it again with inspiring Zagara play during a 3-0 victory over Vox Nihili in the first 2016 North American Fall Regionals.
ANALYSIS
CauthonLuck started out Game 1 in the bottom lane on Sylvanas. While he was pretty evenly matched in lane with Zagara as his opponent, CauthonLuck was still able to harass Zagara, forcing him to back at an inopportune time. This enabled CauthonLuck to get early siege damage on the towers in the bottom lane, which gave him lane control for the remainder of the game. In Game 2 CauthonLuck drafted Zagara and went crazy with his level 10 Nydus Network ultimate which allowed him to teleport to different locations of his choosing on the map while healing both his health and mana. CauthonLuck intelligently spawned his Nydus Network teleporters all over the map, giving his team maximum vision and making himself a triple-lane threat in the process. This inspiring play was the biggest decider in why MG won Game 2. Because of this, CauthonLuck was allowed to first-pick Zagara again for his team in Game 3. Once again he displayed his mastery of the freshly reworked hero and gave a lot of positional information away to his teammate psalm on Zeratul, allowing him to make intelligent ganks and well-thought-out plays. Needless to say, the last semifinal match of the NA Fall Regional was an easy win for Murloc Geniuses.
Sharp Falstad play creates big lead
July 20, 2016
CauthonLuck had some epic moments while beating Astral Authority 2-0 in the 2016 NA Fall Qualifier #2.
ANALYSIS
CauthonLuck started out in Game 1 with a Falstad pick. He had very strong positioning and was able to farm bonus damage stacks with his level 1 Gathering Storm talent that turned him into a high-burst-damage mage with insane kill potential by the late game. This was demonstrated perfectly in the last teamfight of the game, where he single-handedly chunked down the enemy Kerrigan and then helped the team destroy E.T.C., leading to a full team wipe and an easy 1-0 start in the best-of-three series. In Game 2 Cauthon made a wise hero choice in target-picking Zagara, whom FrozenX on the opposing team plays very well. From the beginning of the match CauthonLuck had full control of his lane and produced some amazing creep spread that gave his team huge advantages by showing where the enemy rotations were going as well as when Astral Authority was trying to take camps. CauthonLuck looks like an entirely different player on his new roster.
Free Agent
Joins reformed Murloc Geniuses squad
July 2, 2016
CauthonLuck has rejoined his old Murloc Geniuses team that got him recognized nearly a year ago according to Josh Bury of theScore.
ANALYSIS
CauthonLuck has joined the reformed Murloc Geniuses team with two other original members in Equinox and Fury. In addition to these two they have also added the ranged assassin and long time ladder king Psalm and the lesser known support player Jun. CauthonLuck will be filling the flex/melee assassin role and will strive to make it through the Blizzcon qualifiers later this month and into this years Blizzcon event.