Each. Play. Is pure. Chaos. OpTic Texas and Atlanta FaZe Nearly Eliminated! CDL Major IV Day 2 Recap

Each.  Play.  Is pure.  Chaos.  OpTic Texas and Atlanta FaZe Nearly Eliminated!  CDL Major IV Day 2 Recap

Atlanta FaZe vs Paris Legion

Two opposite ends of the spectrum – that’s FaZe and Legion. FaZe is widely considered to be the best team in the game, while Paris… you get the point. *On paper* this match should have been an easy 3-0 sweep for the Atlanta FaZe. But just like life, it usually doesn’t go according to the script! At Barstool Sportsbook, the moneyline pre-match odds were -2500 Atlanta FaZe and +800 for Paris Legion. So to say that winning in Paris is a long shot would be a huge understatement. They would be on the brink of needing a miracle. But by taking it map by map, Paris was able to take FaZe to a 5 map. Not a single person watching in the audience or at home would have expected Paris to be able to steal 2 maps from the big dogs in the league. .

aBeZy (a FaZe player) was so excited on Map 3 that he started shooting at bodies after hitting a nasty clip. In Call of Duty, this is considered disrespectful! If you’re shooting at bodies, you’re letting the enemy know how badly you trashed them. After the game, I asked aBeZy about that moment:

However, in the end it was Atlanta FaZe that held on when they needed it. They beat Paris Legion on map 5 to advance into Major IV.

My Bet: Paris/Atlanta OR 3.5 Maps ✅

Los Angeles Guerrillas vs London Royal Ravens

The winner of this match would play Atlanta FaZe for the final matchup of the night. The night before, the London Royal Ravens lost in the winner’s first round to the Toronto Ultra.

This series was similar to the first: the series went all the way! However, LAG (Los Angeles Guerrillas) were able to complete the upset and take down London!

My bet: LAG ML

Seattle Surge vs Boston Gap

Seattle Surge was the team that won the previous Major III in a DOMINANT fashion. When this team clicks, they are practically unstoppable. However, after that win at Major III, they suffered a huge fall from grace. They started the Major in the losing bracket due to poor online play and that left them in a tough position.

After going up 2-1 in the series, Seattle came ridiculously close to sending Breach home. Watch this ending below, as Breach can BARELY stay alive and force a game 5:

Absolute madness.

Map 5 was purely a Breach domination show! They beat Seattle 6-2 to send the defending champions home.

My Bet: Boston/Surge U 4.5 Maps ❌

OpTic Texas vs Minnesota Rokkr

This is the match everyone has been waiting for! OpTic is the most loved team in competitive Call of Duty and the fanbase felt like a local OpTic crowd. the theater was ROARING as the Green Wall took the stage:

Exactly as you’d expect, OpTic and Minnesota went the full 5-map distance:

Fortunately, the search didn’t send me into cardiac arrest and OpTic beat Minnesota 6-2 to survive and advance.

My interview with iLLeY and Shotzzy after the matches:

My bet: OpTic -1.5 ❌

Atlanta FaZe vs. Los Angeles Guerrillas

If you’ve noticed, there seems to be a trend of every series going into a game 5! At this point the day began to feel long and the arena began to empty as OpTic walked offstage.

On paper, this should be an easy win for Atlanta FaZe. Victory means so much more to LAG to keep the hopes of Call of Duty Champs alive. (CoD Champs is the last tournament of the year for competitive Call of Duty. Only 8 teams qualify and you qualify through points earned throughout the season due to wins and tournament placements).

This match was probably the only matchup that followed the script and Atlanta FaZe swept LAG 3-0. Thus ending his season and dreams of reaching Call of Duty Champs.

Interview with Arcitys and Prestinni:

Today, we have 5 matchups on our hands that are likely to be more chaotic. Check out my twitter for live reactions and player interviews!

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