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Niall

Niall Sunderland Free Agent  Call of Duty

May 18, 2017    Niall News

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Niall has been released from Red Reserve, the organization announced on Thursday.

Someone had to take the fall for Red Reserve's fourth-place finish in Group Green, in which the team failed to win more than two games. It just so happened the player was Niall. While Niall has shown to be a skilled player in his own right, he never seemed to get in the comfort zone with his new team, as opposed to when he was playing on 3G. He'll likely catch on with another team before the start of Stage 2, but whether that team will have qualified for the uber-tournament remains to be seen.

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May 18, 2017

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Niall has been released from Red Reserve, the organization announced on Thursday.

Someone had to take the fall for Red Reserve's fourth-place finish in Group Green, in which the team failed to win more than two games. It just so happened the player was Niall. While Niall has shown to be a skilled player in his own right, he never seemed to get in the comfort zone with his new team, as opposed to when he was playing on 3G. He'll likely catch on with another team before the start of Stage 2, but whether that team will have qualified for the uber-tournament remains to be seen.

May 17, 2017

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Although Red Reserve would put up a good fight against eLevate on Day 3 of Group Green of the CWL Global Pro League, Niall was not instrumental to that fight, consistently chalking up negative KDs and only getting an overall KD of 47/74.

Niall just couldn't put up much of a fight against eLevate, despite the rest of his team attempting to resist their overall defeat. He'd start struggling to stay afloat with a KD of 14/18 in Round 1 Hardpoint, indicative of how the rest of the series would go for him. Round 2 Search & Destroy would see Niall again fall towards the back of the pack with a KD of 4/7, although he would get a couple of bomb plants that round. Round 3 Uplink did see Niall try to redeem himself by putting half of Red Reserve's eight points on the board, but he would still wind up with a negative KD of 19/24. Niall would go double negative in Round 4 Hardpoint with a KD of 8/16, his objective control time of 1:32 seeming to not matter against eLevate's assault. Finally, Niall would be put out of his misery in Round 5 Search & Destroy, where he'd be flattened with a 2/9 KD, despite three bomb plants and a defuse.

May 14, 2017

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Niall dominated Hardpoint with a 73/81 KD in a loss to Enigma6 on Day 3 of Group Green at the CWL Pro League.

Breakout Hardpoint use to be known as Europe's weakest map, but Niall proved otherwise in Round 1 Hardpoint on Breakout. The second Commissary saw the game swing in Red Reserve's favor thanks to Joee and Niall simply slaying out. And from there, Niall simply started building up his streaks. By the third Cell Block, Niall was on a seven killstreak with full Scorestreaks thanks to his fancy footwork in the Hardpoint. Oddly, however, Niall didn't have a third Scorestreak equipped, he only had Scorchers, a Scarab and a Centurion Payload. Niall was still able to break the third Graveyard point with Scorchers and by going on a five killstreak. Unfortunately, neither him nor his teammates could keep up the slaying in other rounds, a core weakness of European teams so far. Niall closed Round 1 Hardpoint with a 28/22 KD.

May 14, 2017

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Niall had a solid Search & Destroy performance against OpTic Gaming on Day 2 of Group Green of the CWL Global Pro League, but in order to stand up to them at all in the future, he needs to step up his respawn game, as his weak overall KD of 61/82 indicated.

Niall came out floundering against OpTic Gaming during Round 1 Hardpoint as he only came up with a 24/29 KD, despite being tied for the most objective control time that round at 1:02. He had his time to shine during Round 2 Search & Destroy as he'd get a 6/5 KD and a bomb plant in what was Red Reserve's strongest game this series. The strength didn't last, however, as Round 3 Uplink saw Niall notch a mere 23/27 KD and he'd be the only player to score a point on the board during that round. Round 4 Hardpoint saw Niall along with the rest of Red Reserve completely wiped out by OpTic Gaming where he scored a pitiful 8/21 KD, with OpTic Gaming putting Red Reserve out of their misery in a 3-1 victory.

May 13, 2017

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Niall just couldn't put up much of a defense, with an overall negative KD of 47/59, as Enigma6 steamrolled Red Reserve 3-0 on Day 2 of Group Green of the CWL Global Pro League.

Not much can be said about Niall's performance against Enigma6 except it was mediocre and woefully inadequate. Although he wouldn't get the worst KD of his team during Round 1 Hardpoint, he'd get far from the best with a KD of 24/30. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw Enigma6 utterly destroy Niall, as he'd fail to get a single kill that round, getting an overall KD of 0/6. Although Niall broke even in the KD department with 23/23 during Round 3 Uplink and also put two of Red Reserve's points on the board, his efforts were too late, seemingly the story of Red Reserve this series as they'd lose by a single point, cementing Enigma6's 3-0 victory.

May 13, 2017

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Niall did some good things in the 3-2 win over eLevate on day 1 of Group Green of the Global Pro League.

Niall had some really great moments in the five-round match. Round 1 Hardpoint saw all of Red Reserve have great games. Niall went 17/13, with a whopping 1:48 on the objective -- he was great as Red Reserve coasted to a win. Round 2 Search & Destroy was an interesting round -- eLevate looked totally lost, until the middle of the round where they ran away with it. Niall was consistently quiet through the good and bad parts of the round for Red Reserve. Round 3 Uplink was a low-scoring defensive battle, but Rated made the difference -- Niall and Red Reserve had no answer for him. Niall turned it around in Round 4 Hardpoint with a 32-kill performance. He was one of the key factors to winning the round -- without him, there may not have been a Round 5 Search & Destroy. That final round was the Seany and Urban show, but Niall got the final kill in Game 10 to secure the match win.

May 12, 2017

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Niall could not find consistency as Red Reserve lost to OpTic Gaming 3-1 on day 1 of Group Green of the Global Pro League.

Round 1 Hardpoint was brutal for Red Reserve, but no one suffered worse than Niall. He led his team in objective time, a mere 50 seconds (which shows how much of a blowout this was) but went 10/21. He struggled to do anything offensively, as they were creamed. Round 2 Search & Destroy was better for Red Reserve, but not for Niall, who suffered from the same slaying problems, and lost way too many of his gunfights, despite Red Reserve tying it up. Round 3 Uplink was much better for him. He went 27/26 in the round, and had a nice two-way game. He had an interception, and he also added a throw-in to make their lead 4-2. OpTic would rattle off three straight points to take the lead, however. Niall was far from bad in Round 4 Hardpoint, as he went 16/18 with 1:08 on the objective, but OpTic Gaming crushed them for a second consecutive Hardpoint round, and handed them a loss.

March 18, 2017

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Despite a relatively strong Round 1 Hardpoint vs. OpTic, Niall eventually comes up short helping his team, trailing with the rest of them in a 3-0 defeat and a 47/72 KD during Day 1 at CWL Dallas.

Niall's best game in Red Reserve's run vs. OpTic was clearly Hardpoint, where he racked up 30 kills and 45 seconds of Hardpoint time, but like the rest of Red Reserve, he still put together a negative KD. After the Hardpoint loss, however, Niall was clearly demoralized, as his KD scores for the following two games were nothing short of abysmal. Although Niall led the team on bomb plants, he ended up not scoring a single kill during Search & Destroy, and it clearly slowed his team down as he died seven times. During Uplink he didn't fare much better, earning the worst KD of the team (17/31) during that game, and not even putting a single point up on the board as OpTic swept over Red Reserve in a 3-0 series wipeout.

March 18, 2017

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Niall's quick but sloppy in a tight loss against Team EnVyUs on Day 1 of CWL Dallas.

Niall was uneven against some tough opponents in a long series of rounds. While strong on defense with Joee, Niall was unable to keep up with kills in some rounds. Game 7 of Round 2 Search & Destroy exemplified Niall's game where he got a great Active Camo only to whiff his shots on Apathy, forcing him back and then finally circle back in for a sloppy kill. Niall is quick to capitalize on weaknesses, except he sometimes fails to get the kill. Round 3 Uplink saw a better performance as Niall was able to get a few cheeky throws.

February 28, 2017

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Niall will play for Red Reserve, the organization announced on Monday.

Niall recently played for Team 3G, one of the surprise successes in the European region throughout the early part of the year. While Niall, and new addition Seany, will have big shows to fill in the form of the departed Zer0 and Rated, the new-look Red Reserve did fair well in their most recent audition, finishing in second place at the European 2K Online Tournament.

February 17, 2017

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Team 3G were reverse swept by Red Reverse's first game after merging with Orbit. Niall had a weak end, but a strong game overall.

Niall started off Round 1 Hardpoint with a bang. He was a key component in holding the map for Team 3G, notching 31 kills. While his objective time was not overly impressive, his value was in clearing out the objective and being an overall menace while his teammates lapped up the objective. He had a strong Round 2 Search & Destroy, notching the final kills in Games 3, 5, and 6 -- which was a three-kill effort -- and the round-winning kill. He was integral to the 2-0 lead. However, the next three rounds were full of struggles, which was no coincidence. Team 3G is much better when Niall is playing well, and he will need to continue his Round 1 and 2 performance if Team 3G want to continue their strong play in 2017.

February 11, 2017

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Team 3G demolished The Imperial on the second day of MLG Atlanta, and Niall was a big part of it. He earned a KD of 65/42.

Niall started Round 1 Hardpoint off in a secondary role, playing the smart support shooter and lapping up extra objective time. It was not a performance for the ages, but it played a role in how suffocating the Team 3G offense was in the round. He had a nice Round 2 Search & Destroy as well, notching eight kills, including the final kill in game seven. It was another excellent team-game for everyone on Team 3G. He had an unbelievable performance in Round 3 Uplink to put away The Imperial, notching 34 kills and 12 of his team's 16 points. He was unconscious in the round, getting scorestreaks to get easy dunks -- especially with his Active Camo, and looks dangerous going forward at MLG Atlanta.

January 29, 2017

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Niall was a clutch Uplink player for Team 3G with a 70/73 KD in loss against eLevate on Day 4 of MLG London.

Niall was an excellent Uplink and support player for Team 3G even though it wasn't enough to be victorious over eLevate. Part of the reason for the loss was because of Niall's and Team 3G's weak early game. However, Niall was the clutch for Team 3G's one round win in 1-3 series. Niall posted a weak 16/21 KD in Round 1 Hardpoint as a support player. Team 3G's stacking wasn't enough to secure kills while eLevate raided their position. Round 2 Search & Destroy didn't fair much better for Team 3G or Niall. eLevate's Zed and Reedy were relentless in their assault, continually bullying Niall across the map. However, Niall found some sturdy ground in Round 3 Uplink. Niall was calm and collected in some tense situations, such as turning Zerg's missed shot into a great dunk or a toss in the second half that tied the round. In Round 3 Uplink overtime, Niall made an unprecedented dunk just 17 seconds into the match thanks to his Active Camo Payload. eLevate couldn't beat the time, giving Team 3G one round over one of Europe's best. Niall closed the series with a 24/22 KD in Round 4 Hardpoint.

January 29, 2017

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Niall had a quiet, but somewhat productive game in the loss to Splyce. He posted a 70/90 KD as Team 3G were eliminated from CWL London on championship Sunday.

Niall had some productive moments in support for Team 3G, but Splyce largely counteracted hum. He had a big kill of Joshh in Round 1 Hardpoint, and that kept the hill under team control and get the game close -- although Splyce would pull away eventually. He had a solid eight kills, as well as a bomb plant and defused a bomb for Team 3G as well. However, the last two rounds were a struggle. Niall could not do much in a Round 3 Uplink round that saw Splyce win 14-0 -- Niall had 24 kills, but they were largely empty kills. He could not push the play forward at all. He really faltered in ROund 4 Hardpoint where he posted 16 kills -- he was dominated the whole round, and limped out of CWL London.

January 28, 2017

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Niall a strong support for Team 3G with a 45/39 KD on Day 3 of MLG London against Aware Gaming.

Niall has been the background of Call of Duty for a while now, but today he made a grand entrance with Team 3G in the MLG London playoffs. Playing by mainly stacking, Niall was a very solid support in all three rounds. Always breaking positive KDs, Niall didn't make a huge impact on the game, but he did help secure the win. Halfway through Round 1 Hardpoint, Team 3G began stacking up to force teamfights from Aware Gaming. Team 3G soon found they were able to out-trade in the teamfights, thanks to supports like Niall and Team 3G began to force them every round. Round 2 Search & Destroy was the clearest example of how Team 3G as everyone stuck together. In Games 2 and 3, Niall was able to get early picks on GefKid and Benji as Aware Gaming tried to split up for flanks. Round 3 Uplink was surprisingly close as Aware kept up with the score. Niall sat back to secure ball spawn or the team goal. He did a very solid job, closing with a 23/21 KD.

September 2, 2016

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Niall ended LDLC's 3-0 loss to OpTic on Friday with a 47/62 KD.

Niall was extremely outmatched and outgunned in this series against OpTic. His main highlight in the opening game of the series was when he ended with a couple team kills, which just shows what kind of game he and his teammates had in this round. They looked lost and completely out of sorts. Round 2 Search & Destroy was even worse for him. He had no kills in the Round 2 Search & Destroy at all, as they got dismantled 6-0. He started off Round 3 Uplink a bit stronger with a couple quick kills to throw off the early strategy of OpTic. After that, though, LDLC just continued to get beat down and lost the last round 14-1.