Seattle Surge roll Los Angeles Thieves 3-0 in Call of Duty League

Seattle have now won their last six maps en route to two straight sweeps.

After completely dismantling the Los Angeles Thieves in 3-0 fashion on Saturday afternoon, the Seattle Surge moved to 2-1 in the Call of Duty Leagues third stage of qualifiers in the 2022 season. 

After a rough outing at the CDL Pro-Am Classic that saw Seattle go 0-3 in group play, including a 3-1 loss to Challengers team Strike X, the team have turned their fortunes around in the beginning of the seasons third stage. Seattle lost a close series to the Toronto Ultra in their first match of qualifiers 3-2, but since then are yet to drop a map. 

On their best days, Seattle looks like a championship contender, and on their worst, a bottom four team. The Surge team that has been so dominant over the last two matches, however, is a team that can contend with OpTic Texas and Atlanta FaZe. Sib, who helped lead Seattle in slaying with a 1.40 K/D and more than 7,200 damage over the series three maps, knows that consistency is key to his team making deeper runs at majors. 

Its a consistent system. Before we were only doing the right thing sometimes. You do that sometimes, its never going to work. So we have to do the right thing every single time. High percentage plays every single time so we can guarantee wins like this, Sib said after the match. I think if we keep working on our craft and making sure we have a consistent system and we keep doing the same thing, well be straight.

Accuracy and Mack were also massive in the slaying department for Seattle, posting 1.32 and 1.44 K/Ds in the series, respectively. The slaying mismatch was the biggest factor in this series, and it got ugly for the Thieves. Seattle outslayed L.A. by 44 kills over three maps, while the Thieves had two players, Envoy and Kenny, post 0.63 K/Ds. 

Unfortunately for L.A., a team that made a run to the finals at the Pro-Am Classic earlier this month, their success at the exhibition tournament has not translated to the qualifying stage. They started off hot with a 3-0 victory over the London Royal Ravens, but have now been swept in back to back matches to fall to 1-2. 

Los Angeles has a chance to right the ship when they take on the Boston Breach on May 28 at 5pm CST. Seattle will be back in action on May 27 at 3:30pm CST to take on the Florida Mutineers.

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