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Atlanta FaZe handed the Toronto Ultra their first loss of Stage 3 during the Major on May 14. This loss comes at the worst time — in round one of the major winner’s bracket — and comes against Atlanta, the only other team to have a winning streak as long as Toronto.
Either the Ultra are starting to cool off from their Stage 3 run, or FaZe is starting to heat up. Atlanta has taken down Dallas and Toronto in back-to-back days, and now find themselves in the winners’ bracket finals. They’ve yet to drop down to the losers bracket of any major in 2021.
Toronto Ultra can’t keep win streak against Atlanta FaZe
Toronto has now dropped down to round four of the losers’ bracket, a spot they didn’t expect to find themselves in after such a dominant qualifying stage. However, Atlanta came into the match with more momentum and looked like the better team for the majority of the series.
After going up 2-0, it seemed like all was lost for the Ultra. Toronto managed to turn things around in their best game mode, Control, to bring the series back, though. This led to a win in the second Hardpoint and set up a game five Search and Destroy on Toronto’s best map, Raid.
Depsite looking strong early, FaZe was able to win five rounds in a row to close the map and series out. Atlanta’s recent improvement in Search and Destroy has been the saving grace of their season, as they look unbeatable on the mode.
What a rematch….3-2 W
CRAZY GAME, GG to @TorontoUltra!
— Atlanta FaZe (@ATLFaZe) May 14, 2021
Chris “Simp” Lehr led the way for FaZe, posting a 1.11 KD and making some astonishing plays in the final Search and Destroy. It was Tyler “aBeZy” Pharris, though, who spoke after the match. He talked about looking forward to the winners’ finals, but didn’t seem to care who they play between either New York or Florida.
“It’d be fun to get New York so we could get our revenge from the group play match, but either way it doesn’t really matter to us,” aBeZy said. “We’re going to go into the match with the same mindset.”
Atlanta will play the winner of New York and Florida on Saturday, May 15, at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Toronto, now in the loser’s bracket, next plays on Saturday at 4:30.
Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 6+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.