Toronto will face OpTic Chicago.
The Los Angeles Thieves drove the Toronto Ultra to the edge before finally clutching up and defeating the Thieves 3-2 in the Call of Duty League Stage Five Major.
With a hard-fought victory over the Thieves, Toronto avenges their setback in the group play final to the Dallas Empire. Cammy and Insight, of course, lead the Toronto team. Cammy had a 1.20 K/D during the five games of the series, while Insight had a 1.19 K/D. Since joining the Ultra’s starting lineup ahead of Stage Two, Insight has been one of the league’s greatest players, with the fourth-highest K/D in the CDL.
“As a team, we’ve been working really hard,” Insight remarked. “We are well aware of our abilities. We put a lot of pressure on ourselves with that series; we couldn’t be too rushed or frenetic, which isn’t something we usually do.”
Toronto is coming off a 4-1 performance in Stage Five group play and is hoping to return to the grand finals for the first time since winning the entire tournament in Stage Two, when they defeated Atlanta FaZe. The Search and Destroys were Toronto’s saving grace in the series’ two Hardpoints, where they struggled mightily. Both maps in the game style were won by the Ultra by a total 12-3 round count, including a 6-0 win on Moscow in game two.
Toronto now has a game with OpTic Chicago, one of the hottest teams in the league. OpTic went 4-0 in Stage Five, including a win over FaZe, before falling to the Thieves in the final series. OpTic is the only thing on their minds in Toronto.
Insight stated, “We just focus on the game ahead of us.” “It’s pointless to look at the bracket because [FaZe] is on the opposite side. We’re just focusing on the next game versus OpTic right now, and we’ll take it from there.”
Los Angeles has been relegated to the losers bracket after a series that they will want to relive. Many rounds in game five could have gone their way if it hadn’t been for spectacular plays from Toronto. For their debut series on LAN, the new-look roster, with John in the lineup, played quite well together.
Los Angeles will play the winner of the Florida Mutineers vs. New York Subliners game on Saturday, July 31 at 12:30 p.m. CT. Tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. CT, Toronto will face OpTic.