Rokkr barely survive in Call of Duty League Major IV

The Minnesota Rokkr pulled off a reverse sweep to stun the Seattle Surge 3-2 on Friday and advance in the lower bracket of the Call of Duty League’s Major IV.

The come-from-behind win was the second of the day for Minnesota, which knocked out the London Royal Ravens 3-0 earlier on Friday. Seattle posted a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Guerrillas in its first lower-bracket match on Friday.

The day’s other two matches were opening-round, lower-bracket action. The Toronto Ultra ousted the Boston Breach 3-1, and the Florida Mutineers edged the Vegas Legion 3-2.

The $500,000 event continues through Sunday, with the champion set to earn $200,000 and 65 Call of Duty League points and the runner-up due to receive $120,000 and 50 CDL points.

Seattle jumped in front of Minnesota by claiming Zarqwa Hydroelectric Hardpoint 250-170 and Al Bagra Fortress Search and Destroy 6-4. The Surge then rallied to capture El Asilo Control 3-2, Al Bagra Fortress Hardpoint 250-176 and Breenbergh Hotel Search and Destroy 6-4.

Scotland’s Cameron “Cammy” McKilligan led the Rokkr with 83 kills and a 1.00 kill-death ratio. Australia’s Amer “Pred” Zulbeari logged 102 kills and a 1.29 K-D ratio for the Surge.

Minnesota routed London 250-185 on Zarqwa Hydroelectric Hardpoint, 6-4 on Breenbergh Hotel Search and Destroy and 3-0 on Himmelmatt Expo Control.

The Surge led the Guerrillas after taking Zarqwa Hydroelectric Hardpoint 250-209 before Los Angeles won Al Bagra Fortress Search and Destroy 6-4. Following Seattle’s 3-2 victory on El Asilo Control, the Guerrillas pulled even by taking Embassy Hardpoint 250-194. On the decisive fifth map, Embassy Search and Destroy, Seattle prevailed 6-4.

Florida took Mercado Las Almas Hardpoint 250-206, but Vegas responded by capturing Breenbergh Hotel Search and Destroy 6-4. After the Mutineers’ 3-0 win on Breenbergh Hotel Control, the Legion leveled the match again by winning Al Bagra Fortress Hardpoint 250-194. The tight final map, Al Bagra Fortress Search and Destroy, went to Florida 6-5.

Toronto built a lead on Boston by winning Breenbergh Hotel Hardpoint 250-183 and El Asilo Search and Destroy 6-2. The Breach stayed alive with a 3-2 decision on El Asilo Control before the Ultra took Al Bagra Fortress Hardpoint 250-217.

Five matches are scheduled for Saturday:
–Upper-bracket semifinal: OpTic Texas vs. New York Subliners
–Upper-bracket semifinal: Los Angeles Thieves vs. Atlanta FaZe
–Lower-bracket second round: Toronto Ultra vs. Florida Mutineers
–Lower-bracket third round: TBD vs. Minnesota Rokkr
–Lower-bracket third round: TBD vs. Toronto/Florida winner

Call of Duty League Major IV prize pool
1. $200,000, 65 CDL points
2. $120,000, 50 CDL points
3. $80,000, 40 CDL points
4. $40,000, 30 CDL points
5-6. $20,000, 20 CDL points
7-8. $10,000, 10 CDL points — Seattle Surge, one team TBD
9-12. no points, no CDL points — Boston Breach, Vegas Legion, London Royal Ravens, Los Angeles Guerrillas

–Field Level Media

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