John

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John
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Background Information
Name: Johnathon Perez
Country: United States USA
Birthday: March 28, 1996 (1996-03-28) (age 21)
Residency: News Label - North America.png North America
Competitive
Team: Luminosity Gaming
Role: Flex
PSN ID: CWL_John
XBL Gamertag: E6 John
Social Media and Links
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Team History
??? 2011 - ??? 2011GZ11logo std.png Ground Zero
Jun 2011 - Aug 2012FeaRlogo std.png Team FeaR
Oct 2012 - Oct 2012LeveraGelogo std.png LeveraGe
Nov 2012 - Jan 2013Fariko Implogo std.png Fariko Impact
Jan 2013 - Apr 2013FeaRlogo std.png Team FeaR
Jun 2013 - Jun 2013IcoNs Evillogo std.png IcoNs Evil
Jul 2013 - Aug 2013Impactlogo std.png Impact
Aug 2013 - Aug 2013Epsilogo std.png Epsilon eSports.NA
Aug 2013 - Sep 2013Impactlogo std.png Impact
Sep 2013 - Oct 2013VQlogo std.png VanQuish Gaming
Oct 2013 - Nov 2013Crslogo std.png Curse NY
Dec 2013 - Jan 2014DNLlogo std.png Denial Esports
Apr 2014 - May 2015SBlogo std.png Strictly Business
May 2015 - Aug 2015VVvlogo std.png vVv Gaming
Aug 2015 - Oct 2015E6logo std.png Enigma6 Group
Nov 2015 - Apr 2016LGlogo std.png Luminosity Gaming
Apr 2016 - Aug 2017NVlogo std.png Team EnVyUs
Oct 2017 - PresentLGlogo std.png Luminosity Gaming

Johnathon "John" Perez is a Flex player for Luminosity Gaming. He was named the MVP of the 2016 World Championship.

Biography

John has been playing video games since he was six years old on the PlayStation 1. John started playing games competitively with the release of Tom Clancy: Rainbow Six Vegas 2, from there he moved onto Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. John first started trying to become a professional MLG transferred over to the PlayStation 3 for the 2011 season.

Black Ops 1 and Black Ops 2

John spent the majority of the Black Ops 1 season on Team FeaR, alongside ASSASS1N, PHiZZURP and TwiZz. The players proved they could compete with the best, winning MLG Raleigh 2011, as well as 2nd and 3rd placings at Anaheim and Columbus respectively. John did compete at 1 major event for Modern Warfare 3, EGL Manchester, finishing 7-8th on Leverage with essentially a pick-up team of TeePee, ACHES and Nadeshot. Going into the Black Ops 2 season, John spent a short time on Fariko Impact, teaming with KiLLa, Karma and TuQuick for UMG Chicago 2012, where they placed 3rd. John returned to Fear a few months later, to compete at the MLG Winter Championship 2013 and Call of Duty Championship 2013. However, following disappointing placings at both events, John spent the rest of the Black Ops 2 season moving around teams, before ending the year strongly with a win at UMG Dallas 2013 on VanQuish Gaming with Dedo, PHiZZURP and Schillez.

Ghosts

John continued his struggles of finding a long term team throughout Ghosts, and only competed at 5 majors. It was an underwhelming year for John, but he did eventually sign for Strictly Business, and despite not finding success in Ghosts, he would remain with the organisation going into the new game.

Advanced Warfare

John, alongside long time teammate PHiZZURP, played for SB for the start of the AW season, placing 9-12th at the Call of Duty Championship 2015 together with Dedo and Neslo. Given the lack of championships, John moved played for both vVv Gaming and E6 to finish the AW season. He and PHiZZURP did not team together with E6, and his last event with his long time partner was UMG Dallas 2015.

Black Ops 3

After another disappointing year for John, he was undoubtedly hungry for the championship that had alluded him for the past 2 years. Finally finding a long term team alongside other top pros Replays, Saints and SpaceLy on Luminosity Gaming, the outlook for the year looked bright. However this team struggled, and despite the talent of the members, failed to put together a strong enough performance to win an event. They did however qualify for Stage 1 of the league, and placed a respectable 5-8th at the Stage 1 Playoffs. Following the retirement of Replays, John moved to Team EnVyUs, where he would finally find more consistent top placings. Despite starting slow with a 7-8th finish at MLG Anaheim Open 2016,the team (consisting of the leadership of veteran JKap, as well as Apathy, John and the breakout player from Advanced Warfare SlasheR), were confident that with more time they would be able to improve. Their patience was vindicated when the team found consistency, coming 1st in both the 2016 NA CWL Stage 2 Regular Season (although this was only due to OpTic Gaming forfeiting 4 series due to CWL rulings and suspensions), and the 2016 NA CWL Stage 2 Playoffs, which netted John his largest cash prize ($16,500) since 2013 champs. At MLG Orlando Open 2016, the final event before champs, the team finished 2nd to OpTic Gaming.

Winning CoD Champs 2016

EnVyUs were placed in Group G with fellow NA team Cloud 9, EU squad Team Vitality and the Australian arm of Orbit - Team Orbit ANZ. John and his team won the group finishing 3-0 series count, and 9-3 map count. Due to OpTic finishing 2nd in group H, the teams met in winner's bracket round 1. nV took the match 3-1, winning the final map (Fringe CTF) 1-0, after Karma made a notoriously questionable play with a dart, taking him out of the action while SlasheR made the only flag cap of the game. In winner's bracket round 2, John and nV faced FaZe, and won the series convincingly 3-0, scoring 18 points to 8 in the Uplink on Evac. In the 3rd round of winners, they came up against the surprise package of the tournament, FAB Games eSports, in what was a closer contest than the FaZe match. nV won the Hardpoint and Uplink comfortably, but dropped the Search and Destroy 5-6. However they closed out to win the series 3-1 in the end, winning the Game 4 CTF 3-2, with John securing the match with a capture with only 22 seconds remaining. Apathy got both the other caps for the team. They now faced Elevate in winners finals. EnVy took the first map comfortably, winning Evac Hardpoint 250-100, notably all players on the team had over 1 minute in the Hardpoint. Elevate won the Search and Destroy and the Uplink though, leaving John and his team fighting for their tournament life. John and Apathy performed very well on Stronghold CTF, going 24-13 and 26-13 (k/d) respectively, and Apathy secured 2 captures for the team. With the series now tied 2-2 going into Infection Search and Destroy, Apathy once again performed strongly finish with 10 kills and only 3 deaths, leading his team to a 6-2 victory against a team renowned for Search and Destroy. Now in Grand Finals, they faced EU team Splyce. Surprisingly, nV lost the hardpoint, a mode they had only lost twice previously in the tournament. However they won the next 3 maps with reasonable ease, and won the series 3-1, crowning them Champions for 2016 Call of Duty World League Championship. John was awarded MVP of the tournament, in recognition of his map winning plays and slaying support he provided.

Infinite Warfare

Due to Apathy's marriage and JKap's and SlasheR's school commitments, the team were less practiced than normal and placed uncharacteristically poorly at the first event of the season 2017 CWL Las Vegas Open, finishing in 17-32nd place. As a result of this, and poor placing's in the the online MLG GameBattles 2K Series tournaments, nV's place in pools at the next event, 2017 CWL Atlanta Open was far from secure. However, winning a 2k tournament, the team just managed to have enough pro points to make pool play. They played well at the event, but fell just short, finishing 3rd. The team then flew to Paris to compete at the 2017 CWL Paris Open. Surprisingly, the team finished as poorly as they had done back in Vegas, placing 9-12th, following back to back 3-0 losses to OpTic Gaming and Splyce. The team practiced heavily after the event, knowing that their placing in Paris was well below their expected standard, and placed top 4 at both of the subsequent online 2K series. The next event for the squad was the Dallas Open, and the team did fair slightly better. Losses in pool play to OpTic, and the surprisingly strong GosuCrew who came from the Open Bracket, meant EnVy had to play through losers bracket. The team made an admirable run, beating SetToDestroyX, Cloud 9 and Luminosity, before eventually being beating in a map 5 by eventual runners up eUnited, placing John and EnVy in 5-6th for the event.

Despite their relatively poor placings at the first 4 events, EnVy were still high enough in the pro points rankings to qualify as the 5th seed for the 2017 CWL Global Pro League Stage 1. EnVy were placed into group red with the top EU team Splyce, the top APAC team Mindfreak, as well as fellow NA Squad Cloud 9, to compete in week 1. They began the weekend up against the overall 4th seed Splyce, and lost a close match 3-1. John was vocal on twitter about his poor performance in this opening series, and promised to improve. EnVy won the remainder of their matches over the weekend against Cloud 9 and Mindfreak, and John improved his performances significantly. For the final match against Splyce, EnVy would have to win the match 3-0 to top the group. EnVy surprised many to do just that, winning the Hardpoint and Search and Destroy narrowly, before completing the clean sweep in a more comfortable Uplink.

Trivia

  • John placed top 4 at his first ever LAN event with Parasite on a team known as Ground Zero
  • John's alias is from his first ever gamertag "John287." John is his name, 28 was from his birthday, and to this day he doesn't know where the "7" came from.
  • John's favorite gaming memory was winning MLG Raleigh in 2011 while apart of Team FeaR.
  • John especially enjoys long walks on the beach.
  • John was named the MVP of the 2016 World Championship.
  • John placed 3rd at the 2017 CWL Atlanta Open while competing with a broken middle finger.

Player Achievements

Recent Achievements (full list)
Game Date Place Event Winnings Team
GameIcon WWII.png 2017-12-10 A77 - 8th 2018 CWL Dallas Open $4,000 LGlogo std.png Luminosity Gaming
GameIcon IW3.png 2017-08-13 A22nd 2017 Call of Duty World League Championship $200,000 NVlogo std.png Team EnVyUs
GameIcon IW3.png 2017-07-30 A22nd 2017 CWL Global Pro League Stage 2 $132,500 NVlogo std.png Team EnVyUs
GameIcon IW3.png 2017-06-18 C121 - 24th 2017 CWL Anaheim Open NVlogo std.png Team EnVyUs
GameIcon IW3.png 2017-05-28 A77 - 8th 2017 CWL Global Pro League Stage 1 $22,500 NVlogo std.png Team EnVyUs

Interviews

  • 2016

Articles

  • 2017

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