The first series of the day pitted the Toronto Ultra against the Florida Mutineers. Both teams started the stage off with a victory, making this a big match to make the upper bracket for Major 2.
Due to a lag out, the first map had to be replayed even though Toronto had a strong lead and breached the 230 point mark. In the replay, the Ultra again took a commanding lead on the 2nd rotation. The game was nearly tied after the 5th hill, with Toronto leading just 123-110. From there the Ultra went on a 137-55 run to finish the game. The AR duo of Scrappy and Insight went on a tear, going 41-24 with 216 seconds of hill time combined.
The second map saw the tides change instantly. The Mutineers, being known for their “Neslo” ability, took instant command of the map. They’d take the map 6-1, even winning the final two rounds after Scrappy won the opening duel. The whole team did wonderful, led by Brack’s 5-1 performance with 742 damage.
The series momentum would continue to swing. The Ultra came into the map looking to set the tone on defense. They’d quickly dispatch the Mutineers, and take an early 1-0. Noticeably, the attacking side has seen greater success on Fortress so far in Stage 2. The Ultra would continue the trend and take the attacking round to go up 2-0. They’d complete the Control sweep, and win the Fortress Control 3-0.
Needing to take Hotel Hardpoint to force a game 5, Florida was on the ropes. Ultra would shut them down, winning the series 3-1 after yet another strong second rotation. The AR duo yet agin led the way for the Ultra. They combined for 50 kills, just 33 deaths, and 180 seconds of hill time.