Despite the absence of iLLeY, OpTic Texas is stepping out to recover from a thumb injury that cut his run at the Pro-Am Classic in the Call of Duty Leagues.
OpTic inserted a long-time substitute General instead of iLLeY at the Pro-Am, but the Major One winners opted to bench General again in favor of Byron Prolute Vera, the Challengers'' star. In his CDL debut, Prolute and OpTic were able to win against the Guerrillas, who won the most recent in Major in early April.
Despite its being a clear scoreline at 250-215, OpTic took the opening map of the series, capturing Bocage Hardpoint. Both Scump and Dashy had a 1.27 K/D at the end of the map, with Scump dropping nearly 40 kills to take the lead.
With a 1.6 K/D, Search and Destroy is usually the toughest way to win in with a new member on the roster, but OpTic made it look simple against the LAG, who dominated the search for the series with a 6-3 lead, leading Texas once more. A 6-3 victory on Berlin Search and Destroy put OpTic in the drivers seat for the series, putting them in an almost bleak position. A 1.6 K/D, however
The Scump and Dashy highlight reel remained on the Berlin Control with OpTic clinching the map with the first-round victory, while the Guerrillas took the second before falling again to OpTic who was on defense. In the final, OpTic was able to take the fourth round on attack to close out the Control 3-1 and defeat the Guerrillas 3-0.
In the final match of tomorrow''s slate of collisions, OpTic ends their week tomorrow with a matchup against the Florida Mutineers, and the Guerillas will attempt to recover with a victory against the Minnesota RKKR.