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Strong Diablo in upset victory
October 31, 2017
Casanova was huge in a 3-1 victory over Superstars during the 2017 HGC Playoffs.
Casanova opted for a Diablo pick in Game 1 on Battlefield of Eternity. This was an off-meta choice for a tanky warrior but Diablo has always performed remarkably well on BoE. Casanova knew just how to exploit all of Diablo's abilities on the corridor riddled map, slamming opponent after opponent into the various walls of the fighting arena for bonus damage and a longer stun duration. In Game 3, Casanova went for a much more meta pick in Johanna on Tomb of the Spider Queen, however, his choice did not help his team win the game as Srey from Superstars countered his pick with King Leoric. The King Leoric pick was able to chunk down his health to the point that Casanova was more of a liability than an asset due to the sheer amount of healing he required during big team battles.
Huge in GFE upset
September 25, 2017
Casanova was on point in a 3-0 victory over Gale Force eSports during the 2017 HGC Group Stage Phase 2.
Casanova had an epic series against Gale Force eSports where his team was able to completely dominate in a 3-0 upset victory that no one could have predicted. A specifically solid game for Casanova was in Game 2 on Braxis Holdout. For this map, he opted to play Malthael and take the solo top lane for his team. Switching to a melee assassin after having just played a main tank for his squad shows how great Casanova's versatility is. The skill with which Casanova was able to play Malthael was also quite admirable. His lane opponent was the self-sustaining Dehaka and yet Casanova was able to get the upper hand and help his team cap the objectives to storm the enemy defenses. Casanova also managed a decent 3/2/7 KDA while playing Malthael.
Solid on E.T.C.
August 31, 2017
Casanova was great in a 3-0 victory over Even in Death during the 2017 HGC Group Stage Phase 2.
Casanova opted for an E.T.C. pick in Game 1 of the best-of-three series on Cursed Hollow. This allowed him the draft threat of taking Stage Dive that Even in Death had to counter as well as some beefy frontline to assist Jason on Lunara to do massive amounts of damage. While Casanova was expected to take heavy damage, he still managed to somehow pull off a perfect 0/0/14 KDA while also taking 27,000 damage. Part of the reason he may have escaped death was due to the short match; however. another part was due to the expert positioning he had. Very strong play from the warrior player. Game 3 was another match in which Casanova felt compelled to play E.T.C. Once again his play was spectacular, earning himself a 2/0/7 KDA on Sky Temple. In addition to this, his team also had another quick victory, likely due to the early game powerhouse a good E.T.C. can be in the right hands.
Signed by SpaceStation Gaming
August 31, 2017
Casanova has been signed by SpaceStation Gaming, according to the official Blizzard team roster webpage.
Casanova, formerly of No Tomorrow, was recently removed from the HGC roster. While no clear reasons were stated for his immediate dismissal, Casanova has struggled to get any results for his team in the year that he has played with them. SpaceStation Gaming, or SSG, however, has clearly seen some potential in Casanova, as he was one of their first recruits when the org formed to sponsor a Heroes of the Storm eSports team. Casanova will likely play a mixture of warriors and assassins for his new team, similar to the role that he filled for No Tomorrow. While nothing is set in stone, this is the niche that has clearly shown the best results for the eSports star, who has been given a second chance.
Released from No Tomorrow
August 28, 2017
Casanova has been released from No Tomorrow, according to the official Blizzard team roster website.
Casanova, the flexible star player from No Tomorrow has been released from No Tomorrow following the dissolution of their team. Casanova showed a lot of hard work and dedication during his time with No Tomorrow, however, he couldn't help his team post even remotely decent results in any of their HGC runs. Casanova gains some value for prospective teams due to his large hero pool and ability to transition between warriors and ranged assassins with ease, but still poses a bit of risk for any team looking to improve their standings within the HGC, as Casanova has not had any experience in even the top half of the seasonal bracket.
Developing Stitches
July 31, 2017
Casanova learned some valuable lessons in a 3-1 victory over Team Naventic during the 2017 HGC Group Stage Phase 2.
Casanova went with a Stitches pick in Game 1 on Infernal Shrines and overall played pretty decently. While Equinox was mostly the warrior getting focused and damaged on Sonya, Equinox scored some excellent objective points and get a couple decent hooks that created opportunities for his team. Without his dependable play in Game 1, No Tomorrow would have surely lost. Game 2 was perhaps Casanova's best match of the night. Playing on Cursed Hollow, Team Naventic wisely banned Stitches away so Casanova had to go with Anub'Arak to soft counter the Malthael. This worked very well, so much that Casanova did not die a single time the whole match, and actually ended the game in just 10 minutes with a 0/0/3 KDA.
Impressive Tracer play
December 31, 2016
Casanova played a brilliant series in the 3-1 victory against Dumpster Tier Superstars at the second 2016 North America HGC Qualifiers.
Casanova was on Dehaka for Game 1 and did a phenomenal job split soaking for his team on the map Towers of Doom. While he not only managed to capture the majority of the early game temples he was also able to soak nearly 20,000 experience for his team in the 28 minute game. Game 2 had Casanova playing the ranged assassin roll with the hero Tracer. Starting off strong just one minute into the game Casanova was able to pick up first blood on the enemy Tychus. Casanova had dominant play for the rest of the game, as soon as his team was able to pick up one kill it was as if the chain was let off Casanova, picking up multiple successive kills. This was showcased at the 16 minute mark wherein No Tomorrow was able to turn one kill into three. Game 4 Casanova was on the hero Thrall and it was impressive to watch how tough the hero looked in his control. Normally people have a hard time sustaining in teamfights but Casanova was barely below half. This allowed him to pick up 1/3 of his teams kills single-handedly.
From dominate to dominated
November 29, 2016
Casanova was hit and miss in the 1-2 loss against Imported Support at the 2016 North America Nexus Games Qualifier.
Strong play coming from Casanova's Li-Ming in Game 1 on the map Towers of Doom. Not only was he always in position, he was able to connect the majority of his Magic Missiles, dealing an absolutely insane amount of damage due to the Mirror Ball talent at level 16. At the 15 minute mark, when Level Up was running for their lives, Casanova was able to connect his abilities in the perfect combination, instantly crushing three members from Imported support. His ability to turn a retreat into a sudden victory was as impressive as it was enjoyable to watch. Right out of the gate in Game 2 Casanova was prey to E.T.C, Tyrande, falling in the middle lane. After he respawned, he was able to avenge himself with the help of the ally Jin, shredding the enemy E.T.C, which allowed them to close the growing level gap. This was the last notable play from Casanova this game as he was never able to use his ultimate Drill to great effectiveness, nor was he able to keep appropriate distance from E.T.C. Casanova was again a non-factor in Game 3, playing poorly on the hero Thrall, partly due to Level Ups peculiar draft and partly due to mistimed abilities. These two factors alone were enough to allow Game 3 to slip away before Casanova was offered any chance to make up for his misplays.
Shield-bot helps team stay alive through haphazard play
November 29, 2016
Casanova was there for his team, using his Shields to pull in a very messy 2-0 over Dumpster Tier Superstars at the 2016 North America HGC Qualifiers.
Casanova played Zarya in Game 1 on the map Braxus Holdout. Zarya is particularly strong in a four-man bottom lane lineup due to her solid damage and shielding potential. Unfortunately, Casanova had multiple misplays when it came to his use of Expulsion Zone over ally Leoric's Entomb. This ended up being a huge waste of both ultimate's never fully maximizing the potential they offered in isolating or splitting DTS. In Game 2, Casanova was on Zarya yet again, most likely to supplement ally Malfurion's lack of burst healing. Unlike Game 1, Casanova was able to put Expulsion Zone to good use, often splitting DTS during their over eager dives. It is worth noting that No Tomorrow appeared to value Zarya as a tool to make up for their own sloppy play, rather than a tool that enabled them to make great plays.