The Los Angeles Thieves ramp up on OpTic Texas and send Scump and his crew to the losers bracket of the 2022 CDL Playoffs

The Los Angeles Thieves ramp up on OpTic Texas and send Scump and his crew to the losers bracket of  ...

The Los Angeles Thieves made quick work of OpTic Texas, embarrassing the league's most popular team in a 3-0 fashion tonight in the 2022 CDL Championship.

From the first time the teams entered the stage at the Galen Center in Los Angeles, the Thieves were nearly perfect in the series' first map, Gavutu Hardpoint, securing an unrivaled 184-52 lead. Soon thereafter, Los Angeles won the first knockout blow to the tune of a 250-58 victory.

@LAThieves are now up 2-0 over @OpTicTexas! OpTic are now one map away from the losers bracket#WeThieves | #LAThieves | #CDLChamps

After the Thieves' haymaker in the second map, Berlin Search and Destroy, the series seemed to be reeling as their map one weaknesses stayed with the team in a 6-4 map two defeat that placed the Thieves one map away from the winners' finals of CoD Champs 2022.

Texas was viewed by many as the best Control team in the league during the early part of the season. Their teamwork was on point, and they had the slaying power of their best player, Dashy. But OpTic haven't had the firepower to keep up with the leagues best team in the game due to injury and subsequent return.

Unfortunately for the Green Wall, that trend continued in this crucial map. The Thieves gained more ticks during attacking rounds than OpTic, putting Los Angeles up for a preferred defensive stand in the decisive fifth round. But Octane, who went an absurd 39-21 on the map, made massive plays to savor a Glide Bomb.

The Thieves are putting their greatest effort to the test at the right time thanks to their championship at the season's last Major of the regular season.

@LAThieves SWEEP @OpTicTexas and send them to the losers bracket! #WeThieves | #LAThieves | #CDLChamps

Yesterday, we appeared to be a little shaky. But it was like some first-match type things. Today we just came in, made sure we played our lives, talked to each other, according to Kenny, who finished third in MVP voting for the 2022 season.

Los Angeles will face the Atlanta FaZe tomorrow at 3:30pm CT, with a spot in the winners finals of CoD Champs 2022 on the line. OpTic will face the New York Subliners tomorrow at 2pm CT, establishing the stage for a Scump vs. Crimsix scenario with the loser returning for the season.