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Nolson    Team Infused
Nolson will play for Team Infused at Europe's Last Chance Qualifier on Friday, the organization announced on earlier this week.

RotoWire Analysis

If you are confused, you wouldn't be the only one. Yes, Nolson will be returning to Team Infused after he was initially bought out by Millenium in March. But that might not even be the strangest part, as it appeared Nolson was set to play for eRa, who traded arguably their best player in Qwiker, just this week, for Nolson to round out the squad. All the organization jumping may be frenetic, but it makes sense as teams try to set themselves up for a chance at making it to the Call of Duty World Championships, with Last Chance Qualifiers beginning Friday in Europe. Nolson's team, formerly of eRa, figure to have a decent shot at qualifying for the World Championship, but we will have to watch the dust settle Friday.
SpaceLy    Ghost Gaming
SpaceLy and his teammates have been acquired by Ghost Gaming for Stage 2 of the CWL, the team announced on their Twitter on Tuesday.

RotoWire Analysis

SpaceLy made it known during CWL Anaheim that they would not be sticking with Bittersweet in the long-term. Once the event was over, he would be actively looking for a new home for the team. That home ended up being with Ghost Gaming, who are making their entrance into the Call of Duty scene. With the taste of a strong, but unfulfilled, performance at CWL Anaheim fresh in their mouths, SpaceLy and crew will look to make some waves in Group Blue of Stage 2 in the CWL in a couple weeks.
Lacefield    Ghost Gaming
Lacefield will now be playing under the banner of Ghost Gaming, the team announced on Twitter Tuesday.

RotoWire Analysis

After Lacefield and his teammates had a nice showing at CWL Anaheim under the Bittersweet mantle, it was only a matter of time before they found a more permanent home. With the help of the owner of Bittersweet, the players search for a team didn't last too long. Ghost Gaming is making its entry into competitive Call of Duty to field this competitive roster. The team will hit the stage at CWL Stage 2 as a part of Group Blue in a couple weeks, where they will look to build on the strong CWL Anaheim performance. Lacefield, in particular, will continue to try and prove Cloud9 wrong for letting him go a few weeks back.
QwiKeR    Millenium
QwiKeR has been traded to Millenium, the organization announced on Monday.

RotoWire Analysis

QwiKeR will take over for Nolson, who was moved as part of the deal. QwiKeR's fast-paced, high-octane offense should fit Millenium well given the available options. While Millenium failed to qualify for Stage 2 of the CWL Global Pro League, they still figure to have a decent shot at qualifying for Call of Duty World Championship by virtue of placing in the top-six at Europe's Last Chance Qualifier near the end of July.
Nolson    eRa
Nolson will join eRa after being traded from Millenium, the organization announced on Monday.

RotoWire Analysis

While Millenium may have announced the move on Monday, roster locks had to be in before the start of CWL Sheffield last week Friday, meaning Nolson competed and placed a respectable 5th-6th place at the aforementioned event knowing he would be out the door. It's an interesting tidbit to bring up, but in the end it was clear Millenium's lineup was not one of the best rosters in the world, especially given the former CoD juggernaut could not qualify for Stage 2 of the CWL Global Pro League. He'll join an eRa lineup that will hope to earn at spot at the Call of Duty World Championships by virtue of Europe's Last Chance Qualifier, which will take place later in July.
SinfuL    Str8 Rippin
SinfuL will not be playing with Str8 Rippin in upcoming competitions, the player announced during the weekend.

RotoWire Analysis

SinfuL has stumbled into a rotten bit of luck this season, bouncing between a variety of different teams as he attempts to qualify for Call of Duty Championships. He'll have one last shot at the Last Chance North American Qualifiers, but we will wait to see what team he does end up competing for come July.
Dqvee    Epsilon eSports
Dqvee clutches the CWL Sheffield Championships with a bold play in a 3-0 sweep against Red Reserve.

RotoWire Analysis

Dqvee put Red Reserve in their place with a massive play that is sure to be in his highlight reel. Round 3 Uplink on Throwback saw Dqvee play aggressively, especially in the second half. Red Reserve had taken a narrow lead with only one point with only thirty seconds on the clock. Dqvee stole the drone from mid and take it towards barn, only to be tagged up from behind. He immediately popped his Active Camo while his team engaged with Red Reserve by silo. Dqvee then juked through barn to make a series-winning dunk in the final seconds of the game. It was a bold but very smart play since Dqvee knew Red Reserve was engaged in a fight away from goal and that they'd be looking for him in that skirmish.
Vortex    Epsilon eSports
Vortex steals control of the game in a win over Red Reserve at the CWL Sheffield Championships.

RotoWire Analysis

To put it simply, Epsilon eSports had the better shots and players like Vortex were the reason for Epsilon eSports landslide of a win. With slaying being so important to the meta now, Vortex was excellent at out-trading Red Reserve in teamfights. Round 1 Hardpoint and Roudn 3 Uplink were where Vortex's slaying got the most value. In Round 1 Hardpoint on Scorch, Vortex was able to pull a great hold at the second Hangar hill to get his team back in the lead by scoring a quad kill. Then in Round 3 Uplink, Vortex was key in distracting for Dqvee to dunk in the final seconds of the game. Vortex popped his FTL Jump to leap ahead of Dqvee to block for him, scoring two kills in the process.
Joshh    Epsilon eSports
Joshh sweeps Red Reserve in a definitive fashion in a 3-0 win at the CWL Sheffield Championships.

RotoWire Analysis

It seemed every player of Epsilon eSports had an excellent moment this series. Joshh, in particular, had some strong slaying in Round 1 Hardpoint on Scorch. Outside of just having better rotations and map control on Scorch, Joshh also clutched the round with a seven killstreak from second Hangar to second Drill point. The seven killstreak not only gave Epsilon eSports those hills, it also gave Joshh his full suite of Scorestreaks. Predictably, Joshh's Bombardment was a huge factor during his hold on the third Turbine hill, stalling our Red Reserve from even challenging the point. Joshh was also very calm in leading his team despite some tense situations, such as in Round 3 Uplink where the score flipped several times.
Hawqeh    Epsilon eSports
Hawqeh slays smarts in a 3-0 sweep over Red Reserve at the CWL Sheffield Championships.

RotoWire Analysis

Hawqeh, much like Vortex, bullied a limp Red Reserve across the map with little effort. But what was impressive was the way Hawqeh glided across the map, best seen in Round 2 Search & Destroy on Crusher. Epsilon clearly had a favored strategy as they pushed Bomb B several times with a clear setup. Dqvee and Vortex guarded the site, while Hawqeh roamed and held corners of the site. Game 6 saw this in action with Hawqeh tagging up Seany just to distract him from the site while Vortex came to set-up. Game 9 also saw Hawqeh rush Red Reserve with an Overdrive Payload, barely finding them as they turned corner by popping two kills on Red Reserve.
Rated    Red Reserve
Rated makes mistakes that lose him the series to Epsilon eSports at the CWL Sheffield Championships.

RotoWire Analysis

Rated could slay against Epsilon eSports, but the tiny mistakes he made in a stressful series are what lost him the game. On top of that, Epsilon eSports were hot on their gunplay in this series. Round 1 Hardpoint on Scorch was a difficult series that saw Rated take an early lead. He secured the first two Hardpoints, and later Drill and Hangar points, but was slightly slow on watching his flanks. This allowed Epsilon eSports to pinch off of points. This was similar to Round 2 Search & Destroy where, again, Rated was just a second too slow to react to Epsilon eSports. Round 3 Uplink saw Rated make some more serious misplays, mainly in the second half. Rated tried to sneak a dunk with his Active Camo, but used it while he was being pre-fired by accidentally running into Epsilon eSports' sights.
Urban    Red Reserve
Urban gives a rocky game in a 0-3 loss to Epsilon eSports at the CWL Sheffield Championships.

RotoWire Analysis

Urban and his teammates made a handful of mistakes that lost them the series. Urban would make most of these mistakes in a desperate Round 3 Uplink on Throwback. Round 1 Hardpoint on Scorch saw Urban make some very nice plays in the first Hangar hill. Scoring a quad kill, Urban caught up Red Reserve with the streaking Epsilon eSports. But Urban began to struggle in Round 2 Search & Destroy. Urban made some panicked such as in Game 2 where he made a sloppy flank. Round 3 Uplink saw another whiff from Urban with an attempted dunk. Urban tried to go for a sneaky dunk only to be easily caught out alone.
Joee    Red Reserve
Joee came up short in a 0-3 loss to Epsilon eSports at the CWL Sheffield Championships.

RotoWire Analysis

Joee can't beat his ex-Splyce teammate Joshh in what became a breezy series for Epsilon eSports. But for Red Reserve, the game was tense and riddled with small mistakes. Joee, importantly, couldn't fix these mistakes and wound up looking slightly out-classed by Epsilon eSports. A lot of these problems seem to come form a lack of coordination or some level of miscommunication. Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 2 Search & Destroy were lost due Epsilon eSports pinching Red Reserve multiple times. Meaning Joee and Red Reserve weren't covering their flanks. Joee and his teammates did a solid job of keeping up with Epsilon eSports in terms of KD, but Joee just lacked the map control. This is seen in Round 3 Uplink when Joee was able to defend his goal from Epsilon eSports, but struggled to even get near his opponents' goal.
Seany    Red Reserve
Seany struggles in a fast loss against Epsilon eSports at the CWL Sheffield Championships.

RotoWire Analysis

Seany just couldn't match the pace that Red Reserve need him to play at. For most of the series, Epsilon eSports seemed to have full control of the game, which meant they got to dictate the pace of each map. Round 1 Hardpoint on Scorch was an explosive match with Seany attempting to hold Hardpoints. Seany, however, was easily pinched off point due to some odd holds. The first Drill Hardpoint showed this in action with a scattered defense from Red Reserve. Things didn't change going into Round 2 Search & Destroy. Seany often played into Epsilon eSports' hands with sloppy pushes into the Bomb A site. Though, Round 3 Uplink saw Seany make a very impressive dunk that, momentarily, put Red Reserve in the lead.
Urban    Red Reserve
Urban steps up his game in a 3-1 victory over Fnatic at the CWL Sheffield loser's finals.

RotoWire Analysis

Urban may have had a limper performance on Saturday, but he brought out his best in this series. In charge of objective and map control, Urban was able to bully and outgun Fnatic in some very important ways. Round 1 Hardpoint on Throwback saw him have an excellent start as he broke the first Barn hill despite Fnatic's early rotation, pushing Fnatic's spawns out towards the dugout. Round 3 Uplink on Frost saw Urban play aggressively, but also greedily. Urban attempted two dunks despite all of Fnatic being up in their goal, failing to even get a point twice.
Rated    Red Reserve
Rated burns through Fnatic in a 3-1 win at the CWL Sheffield loser's finals.

RotoWire Analysis

The controversial Rated brought another strong game for his team with his strong gun skills. This was best seen, almost predictably, in respawn rounds where Rated was to free to slay at will. Round 1 Hardpoint on Throwback saw him and Urban have excellent map control by just slaying out. A key example is the second Barn hill where Rated and Urban immediately burn through Fnatic after they had just taken the point. The only round Rated struggled in was in Round 3 Uplink on Frost, a map that Red Reserve struggled with in general. The tight corridors forced Red Reserve to clump up too much for Rated's comfort.
Seany    Red Reserve
Seany delivers a quieter game in a 3-1 win over Fnatic at the CWL Sheffield loser's finals.

RotoWire Analysis

Seany played a more defensive game as his teammates came out to slay. Holding the rear, Seany kept an eye on flanks and spawns for his team. This allowed his team to do what they needed to win the game without worry. Seany's style was best seen in Round 4 Hardpoint on Retaliation during Lower Street hills. Seany always manged to give his team spawns in the nearby marketplace, allowing his team to flood in should Fnatic get the break. Seany faltered in Round 3 Uplink due to the map size that causes clustered spawns, ending the first half with a 6/11 KD.
Joee    Red Reserve
Joee slays with Rated in a 3-1 win over Fnatic at the CWL Sheffield loser's finals.

RotoWire Analysis

Despite leading his team, Joee was at the forefront of the win over Fnatic. Joee slayed with impunity alongside Rated and Urban in Round 1 Hardpoint on Throwback, a game mode and map that are both a favorite of Red Reserve. The team easily handled the map's rotations by out-slaying Fnatic. Round 3 Uplink on Frost was an interesting reversal where Joee struggled to find kills. Fnatic played lighting-fast where Joee couldn't keep up with how tight the map is. Round 4 Hardpoint on Retaliation would again see Red Reserve return to form by once again controlling the map. Joee clutched out the round with a seven killstreak that scored him a Bombardment while on second Cathedral. Joee quickly used his Bombardment to stall out Fnatic on the bridge.
Skrapz    Fnatic
Skrapz slays hard but plays a poor defense in a 1-3 loss to Red Reserve at the CWL Sheffield loser's finals.

RotoWire Analysis

Skrapz continues to be the powerhouse of Fnatic, but Fnatic's poor defenses continues to plague the team. This is best seen in Round 1 Hardpoint on Throwback. Skrapz did very well to rotate through the map, but he struggled holding each Hardpoint. The second Barn hill was a slap win the face for Fnatic with Skrapz forcing his way in, only for Red Reserve to break immediately back in. Skrapz' best round was Round 3 Uplink on Frost. Skrapz played aggressively which seemed to catch Red Reserve off-guard. Continually gunning and moving the drone, Skrapz was able to get two dunks for his team.
wuskin    Fnatic
Wuskin can't find his stride in a 1-3 loss to Red Reserve at the CWL Sheffield loser's finals.

RotoWire Analysis

Wuskin couldn't keep up in a faster paced game. Red Reserve would slam the gas on as soon as Round 1 Hardpoint on Throwback, leaving wuskin and Fnatic in the dust. Near the end of the round, wuskin began to trail with an inexcusable 8/19 KD. Thankfully, he cleaned up his game going into subsequent rounds, even if he was still trailing by a significant amount. Round 3 Uplink would see wuskin take a better score thanks to Skrapz dominating the map, meaning wuskin only had to worry about the drone and not about slaying. The poor gunplay of wuskin caught up with Fnatic by Round 4 Hardpoint on Retaliation where Fnatic were quickly swept off of points.