Seattle Surge narrowly defeat the New York Subliners at Major III
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Seattle Surge narrowly defeat the New York Subliners at Major III

The Surge avoid disaster

The first match of Call of Duty League Major III winner’s bracket saw the Seattle Surge claiming victory over the New York Subliners on Thursday.

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This was a fairly evenly-contested match in terms of odds, with both Seattle and New York looking solid coming into the event. In the end, the match could have been won by either team. However, the Surge took home the win by the end, even though they almost threw it away.

Seattle Surge edge New York in round one

Seattle began Major III with some major heat. They took map one Hardpoint on Bocage by a score of 250-178, out slaying the Subliners by a huge margin in the final few minutes. Amer “Pred” Zulbeari was the slayer on the map for Seattle, finishing with 39 kills and a 1.30 kill/death ratio.

The dominance continued in map two, as Seattle defeated the Subliners on Berlin Search and Destroy 6-2. Lamar “Accuracy” Abedi had a wild 1v2 in round six and the team didn’t look back after that.

In map three, the Subliners finally showed some signs of life. While it took all five rounds, New York managed to escape Berlin Control with a win. New York’s attacking round win allowed them to get defense in round five and Seattle couldn’t break into the B Point to complete the sweep. The map three win gave NYSL some confidence, as they were able to win a back and forth map four Hardpoint on Gavutu. Ian “Crimsix” Porter went off in classic fashion, going for 30 kills and a 1.43 KD.

This knotted things up at two map wins apiece for Seattle and New York. The final map was Tuscan Search and Destroy, where both teams battled until the score was 5-5. In round 11, it was Paco “HyDra” Rusiewiez and Mackenzie “Mack” Kelley left in a 1v1. Mack managed to get the best of HyDra and gave the Surge the match win.

Seattle now moves on in the winner’s bracket while New York falls to the loser’s bracket, only one loss away from being sent home.

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