COD League OpTic Major III Recap
Written By Sebastian Rooney
The third major of the Call of Duty League has finished and there’s a new king of the league. For the first time this season the title of best CDL team is leaving the states and going up north to Canada.
The Toronto Ultra were able to run through the upper bracket and claim the title of best team in COD right now. During their run they were able to win a vast majority of their matches fair handedly. In round 1 they were able to handle the Major 1 champs, New York Subliners, in a 3-1 victory.
In the winners’ semifinals they faced one of their tougher match ups in the Boston Breach. After just barely losing on map 4 they were able to dominate Boston and send them into the lower bracket with a 6-2 victory in map 5.
The winners finals saw Toronto take on the reigning champs in Atlanta FaZe. Fortunately for the Ultra they would be able to send the champs into the lower bracket with a 3-1 victory, punching their ticket into the Grand Finals.
In the Grand Finals the Ultra took on the host of the major, OpTic Texas. OpTic would jump out to an early 2-1 series lead but in the end Toronto would rally back with three straight map wins and silencing the hometown crowd. While the Ultra did win it all in the end, they were not the only team to have themselves a good showing.
Hometown Almost Heroes
The host team in OpTic Texas were able to show that even with a major roster change that they can still compete. However their journey had a rough start as they were swept by the Boston Breach in round 1.
They were able to rally from a disappointing round 1 to running the lower bracket. The first matchup was against the London Royal Ravens where they won narrowly 3-2. The next two rounds were against the Florida Mutineers and the Seattle Surge where OpTic won both of them 3-1.
In the loser’s semifinals they rematched against the Breach where they were able to get the last laugh by sending them back home in a 3-1 victory. The finals saw them beat Faze 3-1 as well. Unfortunately this is where their luck ran dry as Toronto were able to beat them in the Grand Finals.
The Path Ahead
Toronto will look to defend their title at the next major scheduled from April 20th to 23rd. This event will be hosted by the New York Subliners and the qualification games are set to start at the end of the month on March 31st.