Contractz
Juan Garcia 
USA
Cloud9
Mediocre early games
September 12, 2017
Contractz ended Cloud9's 3-1 win over CLG Sunday with an overall KDA of 10/11/34.
ANALYSIS
Up against the rookie of OmarGod, whose regular season play was uninspiring, Contractz was expected to have the advantage. However, this wasn't the case at all, at least in the early stages of the game. Contractz was involved in zero first bloods all series long, compared to the three of OmarGod. In Game 1, Contractz was even on the receiving end of one of these first bloods, as his overaggressive invade on Nidalee cost him. Cloud9 still won Game 1 handily, but Contractz was all three of his team's deaths in the game. Contractz switched over to the tanks of Jarvan IV and Gragas for Games 2 and 3, and while his teamfighting was solid, his early games remained lackluster. He cleaned up in Game 4 with a surprise carry build on Rek'Sai, ending the series on a high note as C9 qualified for Worlds.
Solid early play nets victories
August 7, 2017
Contractz went an overall 4/4/19 in Cloud9's Saturday sweep of NV.
ANALYSIS
Playing Rek'Sai for Game 1, Contractz found early success ganking his already-winning bottom lane. A subsequent hiccup top gave Contractz his first death, but he'd earn only one more in the remainder of the game as C9 breezed to victory. In Game 2, Contractz's Zac also found some early ganks, but this time it was his engages later in the game that made the real difference, as the close game drew on, but still ended in a win.
Shines in sweep
July 31, 2017
Contractz went 10/2/17 as Cloud9 triumphed 2-0 over FlyQuest on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Contractz played a pair of fantastic games on Sunday, starting with his Game 1 on Maokai. He had a bit of an early hiccup with a low-damage gank attempt on top lane that got turned around, but the death he gave up here was his only one all game. From there, he was all over the map setting up kills, and he proved to be an unkillable frontliner as C9 steamrolled to victory. In Game 2, Contractz went with Rek'Sai. He participated in Cloud9's first seven kills, with his streak only ending because he'd gotten Jensen far enough ahead for him to find solo kills. With an enormous gold lead, Contractz quickly became a combination frontliner and assassin as Cloud9 found a second easy win.
Excels off of Kayn
July 25, 2017
Contractz posted a 7/6/26 scoreline by the end of Cloud9's 2-1 win over Dignitas on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Contractz went with another Kayn pick for Game 1, and it failed to pan out. He failed to contribute just about anything to the game's first skirmish, leading to a 1-for-3 trade and snowball win for DIG. He more than made up for it on Zac in Game 2, however. He maintained 100 percent kill participation for most of the game, with early-game ganks and late-game engages to give his team a win and himself a fantastic 2/1/17. Game 3 was arguably once again decided on an early skirmish, and this time Contractz participated fully as Elise, leading to an easy win for Cloud9.
First Kayn pick in North America, delivers series wins
July 22, 2017
Contractz scored a 13/4/23 KDA in Cloud9's 2-1 series victory against Phoenix1 on Friday.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 Contractz got to show off the new champion Kayn and went with the Darkin form. Contractz secured first blood in under four minutes in top lane before bringing death to the rest of P1's lanes. All of the objectives were secured by Contractz on his way to finishing with a 4/0/7 KDA. In Game 2 Contractz continued to make good early game plays on Lee Sin. However, C9 couldn't keep up its rotations late and started to get dominated in teamfights by P1's better scaling team composition. In Game 3 Contractz returned to Kayn's Darkin form and delivered another solid outing as he finished with a 6/1/12 KDA. He wasn't able to secure first blood, but still put together a strong early game filled with successful ganks and neutral objectives. C9's first Baron attempt was a failure as P1 stole it, but it wasn't enough to turn around the momentum. Contractz didn't lose out on the second Baron and used the power play to put an end to the series.
Strong showing in series defeat
July 19, 2017
Contractz earned a series KDA of 10/11/32 in C9's series defeat Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Although his team was ultimately defeated, Contractz had a strong showing in his team's series defeat. Participating in over 80 percent of his team's kills, he had a huge impact, although it wasn't quite enough to get things done. His strong Gragas performance in Game 1 participated in all but one of his team's kills, bringing C9 a convincing victory. The remaining two games saw Contractz on Rek'Sai, where he was able to get things done but not create a large enough lead for his lanes to dominate. Throughout the defeat, he showed massive promise, but unfortunately for him, promise is not enough to claim victory.
Closed out group stage with solid Elise performance
July 8, 2017
Contractz posted a 3/1/7 KDA in Cloud9's victory against Fnatic on Friday.
ANALYSIS
Contractz kept the early game early, but started to pull away after the first teamfight over Dragon. He easily secured the buff and kill participation on first blood. C9 rotated into top lane early, allowing Contractz an opening to take Rift Herald. He wasn't able to get much done when he summoned the Herald, but he didn't need to as C9 was already leading in turrets knocked down. The second half of the game C9 ran away with its gold lead and closed it out after a 4-for-2 teamfight victory where Contractz took his only death.
The Big Bad Babysitter
July 7, 2017
Contractz had a good game versus FNC by going 2/2/14 during Tuesday's win.
ANALYSIS
When playing FNC Thursday, Contractz made it abundantly clear he was prioritizing getting Jensen ahead. Then once Jensen had a solid lead, he returned again and again to make sure mid lane completely snowballed to C9's favor. He did a great job using the playmaking abilities of Gragas to lock down Caps's Orianna and seemingly never missed a body slam on a gank. As the game progressed, he smartly used his ult to pick off opponents, or use it to buy time if the fight was not going his team's way.
High kill participation in loss
July 6, 2017
Contractz ended C9's loss to UoL with a 3/4/2 KDA as Lee Sin.
ANALYSIS
Contractz had the highest kill participation on the team, being involved in five of C9's six kills. He finished the game with the highest kill total on the team with three and the second-highest assist total at two. Despite the decent effort, with his laners behind from an early stage, Contractz could do little to lead C9 to victory.
Starts off slow, but compensates later
July 6, 2017
Contractz posted a 3/5/4 KDA in Cloud9's 0-1 loss to G2 Esports' on Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
Contractz played a game of Gragas into Elise. His early game was bad, as he died without impacting any lanes positively. He got better as the game went on and went for a good tank build to complement him team. He wasn't his best in this game by any means, but he wasn't his worst. He directly contributed to his team getting so far behind early on, and that's one of the main reasons why C9 had to play a perfect mid-to-late game to win, which it was unable to do.
Decent performance despite defeat
July 3, 2017
Contractz earned a series KDA of 8/7/7 in his team's 1-2 defeat against CLG.
ANALYSIS
Starting the series off on Lee Sin, Contractz was able to pick up several kills for his team. Despite doing so, C9 found themselves falling behind quickly as a result of heavy roaming from all of CLG's members. Trying to bring things back, Contractz found a dragon, but little else as CLG took a convincing Game 1. He responded in Game 2 with a strong showing on Kha'Zix, picking up early kills and never slowing down. After dominating every side of the map, he allowed his carries to bring things into the mid game, picking up every objective and taking a 30-minute victory. Game 3 did not see the same level of performance as Contractz's Elise was unable to get much done. As the enemy jungler found early kills, Contractz struggled to get things done for himself. Although he was able to facilitate a few kills, he fell behind in objectives once again, failing to pick up a single neutral objective aside from Rift Herald,. Without anyway to come back once the enemy was ahead, Contractz and C9 were defeated in 31 minutes, allowing CLG to take the series 2-1.
Pocket Nunu in Game 3 locks up win for C9
July 1, 2017
Contractz controlled the jungle with ease in Cloud9's 2-1 win over TSM on Friday, posting a KDA of 6/5/32.
ANALYSIS
Contractz was an immense presence all over the map from start to finish in this series, which not only have C9 impeccable vision, but allowed them to pick and choose their engagements to dominate seemingly every teamfight. While his Gragas in Game 2 got off to a bit of a rough start, he was still a strong presence in the game to help his team get the win. Even in the team's loss in Game 1, he was roaming all over the map to try and give his team every advantage he could. His play reached a peak with his impressive showing on Nunu in Game 3. He pressured Svenskeren from the very start, and never let up one bit. Scaling into a nearly unkillable tank, Contractz gave his team the wherewithal to easily win teamfight after teamfight on their way to the dominating victory to complete the reverse sweep.
Consistent performances in series win
June 26, 2017
Contractz posted a 2/5/23 KDA in Cloud9's 2-1 series victory against Team Dignitas on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Contractz had a rough start to the series on Olaf as he got caught out for first blood. While he managed to stay away from death the rest of Game 1, he wasn't able to do much else as he finished with a 0/1/1 KDA. In Game 2, his focus was on the top side of the map, trying to get C9's split push threat powered up. Contractz was too late to help get him first blood but after some solid ganks in the mid game Impact was able to win the side lane battle. He finished with a solid 1/1/11 KDA in Game 2 on Gragas. For Game 3 Contractz put together a 1/3/11 KDA performance on Rengar. C9 dominated the skirmishes after Contractz secured first blood on its way to another dominant victory.
Key to Cloud9 early game
June 26, 2017
Contractz finished with a 4/5/13 KDA in Cloud9's sweep of Team Liquid on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Playing both games of the series on Elise, Contractz was key to helping Cloud9 keep up in the early games. He found first blood Game 1 in the bottom lane and claimed his team's next kill as well, before turning into mostly a Cocoon bot, which was sufficient to take the game. In Game 2, he assisted with an early bot-lane skirmish to snowball Cloud9's duo even further ahead, making up for the deficit in the top lane. He finished Game 2 with a 2/1/2 KDA.
Outpaced in Game 1
June 5, 2017
Contractz ended 2/7/14 in Cloud9's loss to TSM Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Contractz had a rough early phase in Game 1 on Lee Sin, giving up first blood to Svenskeren's Olaf. He repaid the favor shortly after, but then continued to be outpaced, as Sven made moves around the map and Contractz continued to give up deaths, ending with five total. Game 2 saw a reversal of the matchup, as Contractz took Olaf into Sven's Lee Sin. This went better for Contractz early on, as he committed to helping shut down Hauntzer's Kennen and came up with five assists by 20 minutes. However, as TSM eventually came back into the game, Contractz was highly unimpactful in fights, giving up the series to TSM.