Los Angeles Raiders beat OpTic Texas 3-1 today to knock out Scump and his 2022 crew Call of Duty Classic kick-off of the league. Just when it looked like OpTic’s new look would force a game five and have a chance for a reverse sweep, LA slammed the door and ruined OpTic’s preseason debut.
Bodies were flying in the final Hardpoint with both teams trading blow after blow, looking to close the map. In the end, Los Angeles won the War of Attrition and the series.
“The team spirit has always been teamwork this year. Especially in LA, we’re kind of at a disadvantage online,” Envoy said after the game. “It really takes 100% teamwork to win cards. Coming here on LAN, we’re doing a good job of translating and we’re just going to keep building on that.
Envoy, who was a member of OpTic Chicago and the Chicago Huntsmen the past two seasons, faced his former team for the first time today. While he didn’t have the best individual stats, posting a 0.71 K/D on all four cards in the series, his teammates put in incredible performances.
“We all know our role in the team. We know what it takes to get those wins,” Envoy said of the rest of his team. “I didn’t have the best streak, but my teammates pulled together and we got the win.”
Kenny and Drazah had incredible streaks overall, posting 1.17 K/Ds, while Octane held 1.03 K/Ds. Octane saved his best performance for the final card, producing a 29-23 stat line in a 250-238 win over Tuscan Hardpoint. With the win, LA moves on and takes on the Toronto Ultra tomorrow at 4:30 p.m. CT.
Toronto picked up where it left off in 2021, taking care of business in four games against the Florida Mutineers earlier in the day. Every Toronto member posted positive K/Ds on all four charts in the series, with Cammy and CleanX leading with 1.09 and 1.14 K/Ds, respectively. Insight, who had a strong rookie season in 2021, started the series with a bang, going 23-17 in Toronto’s win over Gavutu Hardpoint.
The New York Subliners have won three straight cards en route to a convincing 3-0 win over Minnesota’s RØKKR. Despite being defeated in the series by eight eliminations, the Subliners remained in control the entire time. HyrDra, who posted a 1.17 K/D, saved his best for last, posting a 34-20 stat line during the series finale card, Tuscan Control, which was a 3-0 sweep for New York.
The action resumes at the Kickoff Classic tomorrow at 3:00 p.m. when New York takes on the Seattle Surge, who upset the Atlanta FaZe today.