Field Level Media
22 Aug 2021, 13:55 GMT+10
The Atlanta FaZe dominated the winners' bracket last portion the Toronto Ultra made their mode done the losers' bracket with a brace of victories Saturday, mounting up Sunday's expansive last betwixt the 2 astatine the Call of Duty League Championship astatine Galen Center successful Los Angeles.
The FaZe smothered the Dallas Empire successful a 3-0 sweep, forcing Dallas to the little bracket. Meanwhile, the Ultra archetypal won a back-and-forth 3-2 conflict implicit the Minnesota Rokkr earlier ousting the Empire successful different 3-2 thriller.
The $2.5 cardinal tourney features a $1.2 cardinal prize for the winning team. All matches successful the double-elimination lawsuit are best-of-five.
The FaZe and Ultra were the apical 2 teams from the Call of Duty League regular season, and each earned first-round byes erstwhile they opened play Friday.
The teams that finished 3rd done sixth successful the regular play opened play Thursday successful the winners bracket, portion the seventh- and eighth-place squads began Thursday successful the losers bracket.
Atlanta wasted nary clip successful decimating Dallas, blowing retired the Empire 250-118 connected Garrison Hardpoint earlier taking Raid Search and Destroy 6-5 and Raid Control 3-1 to instrumentality the match.
Toronto and Minnesota alternated representation wins passim their contest. The Ultra began with a 250-83 rout connected Checkmate Hardpoint, but mislaid 6-5 connected Standoff Search and Destroy to necktie the lucifer 1-1. Toronto rebounded to triumph 3-2 connected Raid Control, but fell 250-188 connected Raid Hardpoint to adjacent things up 2-2.
The Ultra secured the triumph with a 6-4 triumph connected Moscow Search and Destroy to advance.
Toronto past had to travel from down to grounds their 2nd five-map triumph of the day. Dallas, which had dumped Toronto 3-2 a time earlier to driblet the Ultra to the losers' bracket, won the opening representation 250-141 connected Garrison Hardpoint. The Ultra responded by conquering Standoff Search and Destroy (6-3) and Raid Control (3-2) for a 2-1 advantage. Dallas stayed live with a 250-248 borderline connected Raid Hardpoint.
The Ultra past scored a pivotal 6-3 determination connected Express Search and Destroy to determination connected to Sunday's final.
Call of Duty League Championship prize pool:
3. $300,000 -- Dallas Empire
4. $150,000 -- Minnesota Rokkr
5-6. $75,000 -- OpTic Chicago, New York Subliners
7-8. $25,000 -- Florida Mutineers, Los Angeles Thieves
--Field Level Media