The Boston Breach regained their lead over the Atlanta FaZe in the second Major of the 2023 Call of Duty League season today, defeating the Seattle Surge 3-1. But a bit of a head-scratching moment came at the end of the series' fourth map.
As both teams were a total of 230 points heading into the Courtyard Hardpoint location, the series fell to the brink. And then, something terrible happened for Seattle.
The Surge defeated three Breach players as the clock ticked closer to the Hardpoint. Instead of eliminating Boston players who had just crashed into a structure, Mack managed to get rid of one of his teammates, who was apparently inside a different building from the one Mack landed the kill streak near. This opened the way for the Breach to take control of the hill in the final map 250-239, securing a three-game series victory.
After the match, Boston's Methodz discussed the end of that map and admitted that the Surge might have prompted a do-or-die Search and Destroy if it weren't for the controversial Cruise Missile.
Methodz said of Dot Esports: "We all spawned up, I'm sure all of us thought we were beat, but the team kill came through and killed himself with the streak as well, so that's two down." "I'm glad we won, but that's just an unacceptable circumstance," said the coach.
Despite the nature of the victory, Methodz and the Breach will now advance to the second round of the losers bracket at the Boston-hosted Major. The veteran feels that his team is a tough team to defeat once they gain some momentum—and that’s exactly what they may have gained from their victory against Seattle.
Methodz knows the fans at the MGM Music Hall at Fenway will be in their corner, regardless of who they play in their next elimination match.
'We knew the local crowd would have our back, so we're trying to have theirs,' Methodz said.