OpTic improve to 4-0 in CDL Major IV qualifying

First-place OpTic Texas improved to 4-0 in the Call of Duty League’s Major IV qualifying Friday.

OpTic kicked off the final week of qualifying by sweeping the Los Angeles Guerrillas 3-0, while the Vegas Legion beat Toronto Ultra 3-2 and the Atlanta FaZe topped the Minnesota Rokkr, also 3-2.

Major IV qualifying, which includes all 12 Call of Duty League teams, runs through April 16, with each victory worth 10 CDL points.

Texas beat Los Angeles 250-169 on Al Bagra Fortress Hardpoint before eking out a 6-5 victory on Mercado Las Almas Search and Destroy and a 3-2 win on El Asilo Control.

Cuyler “Huke” Garland led OpTic with 72 kills and a plus-1.29 kills-deaths ratio. Teammate Anthony “Shotzzy” Cuevas-Castro added 70 kills on a plus-1.19.

Vegas fell behind early when Toronto won 250-181 on Mercado Las Almas Hardpoint. The Legion responded by winning 6-4 on Mercado Las Almas Search and Destroy, then moved ahead 2-1 with a 3-2 victory on Himmelmatt Expo Control. The Ultra stayed alive by winning 250-193 on Al Bagra Fortress Hardpoint, but on the deciding map, Vegas pulled out a 6-5 triumph on Breenbergh Hotel Search and Destroy.

Eli “Standy” Bentz powered the Legion’s win with 114 kills on a stellar plus-1.52 K/D ratio. Donovan “Temp” Laroda added 93 kills with a plus-1.18 for Vegas.

The FaZe got off to a 2-0 start by routing the Rokkr 250-75 on Zarqwa Hydroelectric Hardpoint and winning 6-4 on Mercado Las Almas Search and Destroy. Minnesota clawed back with a 3-2 win on Himmelmatt Expo Control and a 250-237 nailbiter on Mercado Las Almas Hardpoint. But Atlanta prevailed on the do-or-die fifth map, taking Breenbergh Hotel Search and Destroy 6-5.

Tyler “aBeZy” Pharris starred for the FaZe with 113 kills and a plus-1.36 ratio.

Qualifying action continues Saturday with four matches:
–London Royal Ravens vs. New York Subliners
–Florida Mutineers vs. Vegas Legion
–Boston Breach vs. OpTic Texas
–Seattle Surge vs. Atlanta FaZe

Call of Duty League Major IV qualifying, with match win-loss record and game winning percentage:
1. OpTic Texas, 4-0, 85.7 percent
2. Los Angeles Thieves, 3-1, 66.7 percent
3. Atlanta FaZe, 3-1, 57.9 percent
4. Vegas Legion, 3-1, 55.6 percent
T5. Boston Breach, 2-1, 53.9 percent
T5. New York Subliners, 2-1, 53.9 percent
T5. Seattle Surge, 2-1, 53.9 percent
8. Minnesota Rokkr, 2-2, 56.3 percent
9. London Royal Ravens, 1-3, 28.6 percent
10. Toronto Ultra, 1-4, 45.5 percent
11. Los Angeles Guerrillas, 0-4, 25 percent
12. Florida Mutineers, 0-4, 20 percent

–Field Level Media

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