Both of ASTRO Gaming’s premier Call of Duty squads, OpTic Gaming and EnvyUs, entered the MLG Dallas tournament with hopes to place within the Top 8 teams. Placing this high would grant them access to the exclusive Million Dollar International Tournament hosted by Treyarch. Each team came prepared to battle through the rigorous Open Bracket tournament compared to some of their peers who’ve already pre-qualified for the desirable Championship Bracket. With the odds and 15 potential rounds of Open Bracket series stacked against them, both squads quickly got to work.
It was OpTic Gaming who exploded from start, while not dropping a single game, advanced 6 consecutive rounds before finding themselves among the higher-tier opponents who’ve been waiting for them in the Championship bracket. OpTic Gaming continued their trend in the new bracket and on the MLG Main Stage versus two more Professional teams until they bumped into MLG’s second place champions, UNITE, who knocked them into the Losers Bracket.
Meanwhile, EnvyUs, had done just the same along side OpTic Gaming in the Open Bracket while only dropping a single game. They stomped through the pit, even counting an incredible 2-0 sweep versus CompLexity Gaming who later in the weekend knocked OpTic Gaming out of the the tournament. However, early in the Championship Bracket, EnvyUs suffered an hiccup by losing to MLG Dallas’ first place champions, Fariko Impact. Now EnvyUs would have to run a gauntlet of teams in the Losers Bracket to earn their spot at the Million Dollar tournament.
They did just that. EnVyUs bounced back with fury from their meeting with Fariko to dismantle four of North America’s best Call of Duty teams in a row.
OpTic Gaming and EnvyUs’ stellar performances from the bottom of the MLG Open Bracket all the deep into the Championship Bracket has secured them each a spot in the Call of Duty Million Dollar Tournament in Hollywood, this April. We are excited to see what adjustments each squad will make before competing in ASTRO’s honor once again.
That match was epic! Awesome wins TSM! Keep up the good work!
~ Season Three NA LCS Matches ~
TSM Snapdragon vs Good Game University – TSM Win
TSM Snapdragon vs Curse Gaming – TSM Loss
TSM Snapdragon vs compLexity – TSM Win