Another shocker hit the main stage at CDL Major III today as the London Royal Ravens have eliminated the New York Subliners. New York began the tournament in the winner’s bracket less than 24 hours ago but now find themselves out of the event after they lost to the Seattle Surge in their first match and then came out completely flat against London. New York has still yet to win a single match at any Major event this season and now looks unlikely to make the Champs bracket. Meanwhile, London is moving on after a dominant win against the Pro-Am Classic champs in the first round of the loser’s bracket.
NYSL eliminated by London Royal Ravens
NYSL continued to look out of sync at the beginning of the match, just as they did yesterday against Seattle. The Royal Ravens dominated the first Hardpoint on Berlin, winning 250-135. Every member of the Ravens went positive; Paul “PaulEhx” Avila was the only member of NYSL who managed to go even.
The next map on Bocage Search and Destroy was much more competitive, to say the least. The rounds went back and forth between the two squads, eventually leading to an eleventh round. Unfortunately for New York, they ran out of gas at the end of the match and went down 0-2 in the series. That didn’t last long, though, as they came out and obliterated London on Gavutu Control. It’s well-documented how poorly London plays in Control, so this was no surprise.
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Putting their Control loss behind them, the Ravens regained and ended map four Tuscan Hardpoint with a convincing win. NYSL failed to crack 200 points in either Hardpoint, which is nearly always a recipe for disaster in CDL matches.
NYSL are going home with 0 CDL Points, zero dollars in prize money, and without the ability to control their own fate for the Champs bracket. The London Royal Ravens move on to the next round of the loser’s bracket where they’ll face the winner of OpTic Texas vs. LA Guerrillas.
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