Sneaky
Zachary Scuderi 
United States
Cloud9
Series of his season
September 12, 2017
Sneaky ended Cloud9's 3-1 win over CLG Sunday with a KDA of 22/4/19.
ANALYSIS
Sneaky absolutely shined this series, showing his old carry form that has been largely absent this season. His Game 1 on Tristana was quiet, as he was carried by other team members to a 1/0/7 KDA. His 9/2/2 Game 2, however, was arguably the biggest reason CLG were able to come back from an early disadvantage and was good enough that CLG took the pick away in Games 3 and 4. Sneaky proved to be just as effective on Xayah, however, as although Cloud9 lost Game 3, he still looked solid. Finally, in Game 4, Sneaky's Xayah hard-carried Cloud9 to Worlds, going deathless in the closest game of the series and single-handedly winning fights for C9 in the late game.
Can't escape Jensen's shadow
August 7, 2017
Sneaky tallied an overall 5/2/21 KDA at the end of Cloud9's 2-0 Saturday sweep over NV.
ANALYSIS
Sneaky played a solid series on Saturday, but continues to be a secondary carry for Cloud9, behind Jensen. He even managed to get first blood in the 2-vs-2 in Game 1 on Tristana, but still came through with a supportlike 3/0/11 KDA in the stomp. In Game 2, Sneaky was basically asking for a repeat with the Sivir pick. He actually managed to do more damage than Jensen in this game, but his ultimate's utility and Syndra's burst ensured that Sneaky would rack up the assists and Jensen the kills.
Strong second fiddle
July 31, 2017
Sneaky ended with an overall KDA of 6/4/18 in Cloud9's 2-0 sweep of FlyQuest Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Picking Caitlyn for both games, Sneaky generally had an easy time in lane. He did give up a couple of deaths during Game 1's laning phase, but these hiccups didn't cost him overly much. After that, Sneaky simply allowed himself to scale into his late-game form, which happened fairly quickly with Cloud9's big leads. In Game 1, despite having far fewer kills and less farm, Sneaky actually managed to beat out Jensen's damage to champions. The same couldn't be said for Game 2, but Sneaky did go deathless in that game as he helped his mid laner carry Cloud9 to another easy win.
Mistakes mar otherwise solid series
July 25, 2017
Sneaky went 15/5/20 as Cloud9 took down Dignitas 2-1 Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Sneaky didn't start off the series in the best way, as his Kalista went down in lane for first blood while his support was roaming. After that, he was zoned out of the subsequent fight entirely. Unable to make any impact on the game, Sneaky ended 2/4/1. He looked better in Game 2 on Varus, falling into an early CS deficit but coming back by around the 12-minute mark when he picked up his first kill. From there, it was mostly a matter of Cloud9 pushing its lead to a win. In Game 3, Cloud9's bot lane had another hiccup as Smoothie went down in the 2-vs-2, but otherwise the duo looked great. Sneaky fell behind in CS by a bit, but grabbed three assists in the game's first fight and went on to a 5/1/9 KDA by the end of the game.
Kog'Maw carry in Game 3 victory
July 22, 2017
Sneaky finished with a 17/6/27 KDA in Cloud9's series victory against Phoenix1 on Friday.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 Sneaky got his comfort pick in Caitlyn and cruised through the laning phase. He steadily gain a cs advantage in lane before grouping up to quickly press C9's advantage. In the teamfights Sneaky walked away with more assists than kills but kept his deaths low. The laning phase of Game 2 went well for Sneaky as he received lots of gank help to push and take turrets. However, Cloud9 couldn't keep the fast pace and started to lose teamfights in the mid game. P1 quickly turned things around and Sneaky's frontline struggled to protect him. Sneaky bounced back on Kog'Maw in Game 3 as he put together an impressive 12/1/9 KDA performance. He rotated around the map after taking first turret to help C9 knock down all six outer turrets in the first 16 minutes. There was plenty of teamfighting and Sneaky was apart of all of it, finishing with 100 percent kill participation and most damage dealt to champions. Sneaky had an unofficial pentakill to ace P1 before ending the series.
Unable to hold his composure in series defeat
July 19, 2017
Sneaky earned a series KDA of 8/13/23 in Sunday's defeat against IMT on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Starting the series off on Xayah, Sneaky was able to quickly find a lead and roll with it thanks to the help of his support's Rakan play. After finding a lead in lane he had no problem dominating in teamfights to deal significant amounts of damage. As a result, he claimed a swift victory with his team. Game 2 didn't go nearly as well, as Sneaky's Kalista was no match for the enemy Xayah. After falling behind early, he was focused heavily by the other lanes of Immortals, resulting in his repeated demise. In the 37-minute defeat, he had no way back into things, resulting in the series being tied 1-1. Game 3 followed suit, as Sneaky was able to hold his own in lane but struggled immensely due to the fed enemy lanes. In skirmishes, he was focused heavily and had little assistance, allowing IMT to run over him. In doing so, he earned a meager 2/5/7 KDA, allowing IMT to take the Game 3 victory and close out the series.
Bounced back quickly after poor laning phase
July 8, 2017
Sneaky finished with a 6/1/7 KDA in Cloud9's victory against Fnatic on Friday.
ANALYSIS
Sneaky fell behind during the laning phase in CS, but quickly made up for it in kills and assists. He got first blood in a skirmish fought over an Ocean Drake, where C9 won and took the objective. C9 slowly built up its lead rotating around the map and taking objectives and whenever there was fighting Sneaky was there to dole out the damage. His only death came from poor positioning in a mid game teamfight and he played better throughout the remainder of the victory.
Sneaky good game
July 7, 2017
Sneaky had a perfect 4/0/5 KDA in C9's victory vs. Fnatic on Tuesday.
ANALYSIS
Sneaky proved exactly how lane dominant Caitlyn is against Fnatic by managing to out CS Rekkles in the early game, even though his support spent much of his time roaming. In late game, Sneaky was great at delivering consistent damage with his ranged champion and displayed a spectacular understanding of positioning and escape mechanics as he was able to last the game's duration without dying. The fact he was able to bring such strong play while his team was diverting so much of their resources into the mid lane further supports the evidence that Sneaky is one of the most underrated ADCs in LCS.
Tries to cosplay as Rekkles
July 6, 2017
Sneaky ended C9's loss to UoL with a 0/2/1 KDA as Kennen.
ANALYSIS
Sneaky struggled to really have much impact on the game, leading to C9's one-sided loss. He picked up no kills and managed only a single assist. Sneaky was ineffective early and never recovered, but wasn't alone, as most of C9 fell behind from an early stage.
Has some great plays, but two misplays cost his team dearly
July 6, 2017
Sneaky posted a 4/4/7 KDA in Cloud9's 0-1 loss to G2 Esports' on Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
Sneaky played Tristana into a Xayah matchup. Sneaky played fine in lane, despite his support and jungler misplaying some situations that fed the Xayah. Sneaky did make a fantastic play onto the Xayah to bring her lone death, and he grew to be a teamfighting monster, but two important hooks that could have been avoided led to C9 throwing its potential comeback. It isn't all on Sneaky, because he didn't put his team into the massive deficit, but he was the leader of the resistance.
Struggles through series loss against CLG
July 3, 2017
Sneaky finished Cloud9's series defeat with a combined KDA of 6/11/13.
ANALYSIS
Starting the series off on Jhin, Sneaky struggled early on and never recovered. After CLG picked up an early first blood, they ganked him in lane, forcing him to blow both summoners while also dying level 1, putting him way behind his lane opponents. Once behind, he had no way to come back, being an immobile carry against a large amount of dive and crowd control. Losing every fight, the result was a convincing 35-minute defeat. He stepped things up in Game 2 on Caitlyn, finding an early lead for himself, but he was still focused. Giving up half of his team's deaths in the game, he was able to deal large amounts of damage but still felt the focus of the enemy team. Despite being focused, he found a 30-minute victory. Game 3 didn't go nearly as well as Sneaky found himself on Varus and once again heavily focused. As his team fell behind early, he could not find a way back into things, giving up large amounts of pressure to the enemy team. As fights broke out, he dealt little damage and was focused, allowing CLG to take teamfight victories.
Hypercarries Cloud9 to victory
July 1, 2017
Sneaky was the king of the late game in Cloud9's 2-1 win over TSM on Friday, tallying a 12/4/16 KDA.
ANALYSIS
Sneaky needed a game to warm up, but once he was good and stretched, he was an absolute beast. His mastery of Tristana in Game 2 singlehandedly allowed Cloud9 to take over the late game and wrestle the game away from TSM. Even in that game, things looked bleak for him early on, but he showed that you shouldn't count Sneaky out, as he scaled into a monster in the late game. He landed crit after crit on his way to a 9/0/5 KDA to seal the deal for C9. While he wasn't as flashy in Game 3, he contributed just enough with Caitlyn to lock up the win.
Shines on Jhin in series victory
June 26, 2017
Sneaky finished with a 13/3/14 KDA in Cloud9's 2-1 series victory against Team Dignitas on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
None of Cloud9 did well in Game 1 and Sneaky was no exception as he finished with a 0/3/3 KDA on Varus. Sneaky tried to keep the laning phase close, but slowly fell behind in CS to Caitlyn, an AD carry with longer range. Once the teamfighting began Sneaky struggled to make much of an impact as Dignitas took a series lead. Sneaky bounced back with two solid performances on Jhin to close out the series. He zoned Dig off of objectives with Curtain Call shots and scored a few kills in the process. In the final two games, Sneaky had a combined 13/0/11 KDA and lead in damage dealt to champions in Game 3.
Dominant in lane
June 26, 2017
Sneaky went 7/2/10 as Cloud9 swept Team Liquid on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Starting off the series on Kennen, Sneaky got out to an early CS lead against Piglet's Jhin. He was also able to grab a kill onto the opposing marksman with help from LemonNation's Blitzcrank while the enemy support was away. From there, he transitioned well to teamfights, acting as solid backup and CC for Jensen's absurdly strong Lucian. Sneaky went with Varus for Game 2 and had a similar sort of performance. He found both CS and kills in lane, but still ultimately played second fiddle to Jensen's Orianna in the win.
Can't carry on Xayah
June 5, 2017
Sneaky ended Cloud9's 0-2 loss to TSM Saturday with a KDA of 4/3/10.
ANALYSIS
Sneaky secured the Xayah pick in both games on Saturday, and was able to pair it with Rakan in both games. Unfortunately, this never led to lane dominance, as Sneaky was out-farmed in both games, and the duo even gave up a 2-vs-2 death early in Game 1. Sneaky was still able to demonstrate the power of the pick -- particularly the supreme safety provided by the ultimate -- by going 3/0/3 in Game 1 despite the loss. Ultimately, however, Sneaky could not carry on the champion.