Toronto Ultra reverse-sweep OpTic Texas to finish Major IV
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Toronto Ultra reverse-sweep OpTic Texas to finish Major IV

Toronto closes out their qualifiers with a bang

OpTic Texas seem to be an unwitting fan of the reverse sweep this in the Call of Duty League’s Major IV stage. They were reverse-swept by the Boston Breach to start the Major IV qualifiers, and the same happened against the Toronto Ultra to close out the stage on Sunday.

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The Ultra didn’t seem to have a comeback in them after they were dominated in the Map 1 Hardpoint on Bocage and fumbled a 5-2 lead in the Map 2 Search and Destroy on Berlin. However, thanks to OpTic’s inexplicable troubles in Control, Toronto was able to climb its way back into the match and take the series 3-2.

Toronto hasn’t looked the greatest during the Major IV qualifiers. The Ultra were able to close out the stage on a high note, though, defeating a demoralized Texas roster. It’s unclear what’s possibly going on with OpTic, as they have completely fallen off following their Major I win. Despite some roster changes between then and now, the roster sports too many talented players to perform this poorly on a consistent basis. During the Major IV qualifiers, OpTic only managed to defeat the Paris Legion.

Despite looking strong at times against Toronto, it’s a similar result for Texas. OpTic looked like their old selves on Bocage Hardpoint and when they got down big in the two Search and Destroy maps. Toronto, meanwhile, will need to shore up its S&D game if it wants to make a deep run at Major IV. The Ultra squandered a 5-2 lead on Berlin and nearly lost a 5-1 lead on Bocage in Map 5.

The win didn’t do much for the Ultra’s Major IV standing, as they’ll start as the top seed in the losers bracket. However, given the unpredictable nature of Vanguard, no one should count out a scrappy Ultra team in New York. In regards to OpTic, they’ll need a miraculous turnaround to make any kind of noise next weekend. They’ve looked far too inconsistent over the last three weeks to instill any confidence in fans.

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