OpTic Texas pull through even with a subsitute.
OpTic Texas moved on at the Call of Duty League Pro-Am Classic by beating Atlanta FaZe, despite having a substitute player.
OpTic came into the Call of Duty Pro-Am Classic without iLLeY, who had an injury to his thumb and was unable to play. General substituted in for the team, playing the majority of matches in group play, and helped bring the team victory in a 3-2 win over the Atlanta FaZe.
Atlanta started out with a strong Hardpoint on Gavatu, and took the first map 250-100. Both Simp and aBeZy maintained better than a 1.5 K/D on the map, making it difficult for OpTic to get a foothold early. It was OpTics Shotzzy that was the difference-maker on map two, however, as he notched 10 kills with only five deaths to give Texas a 6-3 victory on Tuscan Search and Destroy.
Control on Berlin showed OpTics weaknesses with their substitute. General was unable to get things going, while FaZe ran around the map with ease. Despite losing one map, FaZe took a 3-1 victory on Control to go up 2-1. That lead wouldn’t last long, however, with both teams battling it out in an incredibly even Tuscan Hardpoint. OpTic pulled away at the very end to win 250-244, and bringing the quarterfinal to an all-important game five.
Search and Destroy on Berlin would decide which team would continue at the Pro-Am Classic. FaZe was able to take the first two rounds, but OpTic held their own to win four-consecutive rounds and pull things in their favor. They would take that momentum to close out the map with a 6-4 win over FaZe.
OpTic advances to the semifinals of the 2022 Pro-Am Classic, where they await the winners of the quarterfinal match between the Boston Breach and LA Thieves.