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1. Another week in Call of Duty passes and it brings us some more spicy storylines. First up, Seattle Surge were crowned champions of Major 3 over Atlanta FaZe. They stayed in the winner’s bracket for their entire run and Pred was awarded tournament MVP. Some interesting stats… this marks the fifth tournament so far in 2022 and there have been five different winners. This is the third Major (in a row) where FaZe has landed in second. Pred also becomes the only Australian player to win a Major!
2. In OpTic news, the team struggled at the Major and placed 6th. The OpTic reapers Skyz and Owakening took the down the Green Wall in winners round 1. This led to a match-up between OpTic and LA Thieves in the loser’s bracket where “Splashy” made an appearance.
This was a turning point in the entire map. OpTic were up 1-0 and poised to go up 2-0 in map count, up 4 to 1 in the Berlin SnD. They then proceeded to lose the map and the following two maps. Ouch. Prolute has been in this line up for an entire stage, but people seem to think the sub is the problem with this team. Would iLLeY have changed the outcome? Or did the appearance of “Splashy” tilt OpTic into oblivion?
3. FaZe also had some MAJOR mid-Major drama. On stream, Katie Bedford accused aBeZy of not caring about SnD practice, playing 8’s, or the game itself. in Katie’s words, aBeZy was becoming “a worse version of Dashy in MW.” Serious accusations indeed. For those of us out of the know, Katie Bedford is the girlfriend of FaZe’s SnD coach 2Pac and an ex-CDL/CWL on-air talent. Instead of being upset about his GF making ill-advised comments on stream, 2Pac shot the messenger, calling Gursh a “talentless gimp”.
4. NYSL finished in last place. They lost game 5 round 11 vs Surge, then were eliminated by London after they fell to losers. They left the Major emptyhanded, gaining no CDL points or prize money. Ironically Neptune and Clayster both pulled home more prize money in Toronto than the team that dropped them.
5. We also saw a good Challengers open event. Shout out to Toronto Ultra for the live coverage. And the players put on a great show with great trash talk. Doug “Censor” Martin faced off against the team that dropped him for Clayster. And won! He sent Clay’s team to losers. They both ended up top 6 in the tournament but the Passion Pit brought these two old heads to life.
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