After a convincing 3-1 victory over the Toronto Ultra today, the Seattle Surges' quest for the 2022 Call of Duty League Championship will continue. The 2021 team returned home with a top-six finish.
Seattle opened the match with a Tuscan Hardpoint for the second day in a row, and this one was equally as thrilling. The map was a back-and-forth affair, with the score deadlocked at 231-231 before the maps first hill. Thats when Pred, the CDLs newly minted Rookie of the Year and first-team all-star, stole the show again.
Don't chall @Pred_RNG on Tuscan #DrownThemOut | #CDLChamps pic.twitter.com/eyZZ2QMRP
After blowing out CleanX with a Glide Bomb, he found Cammy, Bance, and CleanX for a second time to clear the hill and give Seattle total control of what would be the last Hardpoint on the map. But he wasnt finished there. He found Cammy and Bance to get to 40 total kills on the map and grabbed the remaining time to give his team the victory.
We just wanted to be active. Being very confident, apply pressure. Because if you dont apply pressure, you will evaporate pressure, Pred, who posted a ridiculous 1.36 K/D for the series, said of his teams mentality heading into the match.
In the Bocage Search and Destroy, Seattle took the map with a stunning 6-3 scoreline. Pred was phenomenal yet again, finishing with 10 kills to lead the Surge to a commanding 2-0 series lead. However, Toronto are a championship team and have faced tough situations before.
In the third map of the series, the Ultra captured several offensive rounds, giving Canada's CDL team a chance to break into a map five if they were able to steal a Berlin Hardpoint from Seattle. Unfortunately, the map was already over.
ELIMINATED.The Ultra exit the tournament as @SeattleSurge advance! #CDL2022 | #CDLChamps pic.twitter.com/wal28YQDKG
Seattle was simply dominant to start the map, taking a commanding 177-42 advantage after the maps first set of rotations. However, the Ultra proved to be too much to overcome and the Surge took the map 250-205, giving them the 3-1 series victory. A year after missing the Champs, Seattle is now guaranteed a top-four finish and are one victory away from the elimination bracket finals, where a spot in the CoD Champs 2022 grand finals is in play.
The Surge is waiting for the winner of today's OpTic Texas vs. New York Subliners game, which will take place immediately following their victory. Today, Seattle will face Texas or New York at 5pm CT.