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Week 3 in Review: Atlanta Faze

Week 3 in Review: Atlanta Faze

Atlanta had a stand out week in front of their home crowd. They took down their two group play opponents with ease, barreled through semis and secured their first championship in a dominating fashion. Here is Week 3 in Review for the Atlanta Faze.

Week 3 in Review: Atlanta Faze

Optic Gaming LA: 2-0-0 

Week 3 in Review: Atlanta Faze
Photo Courtesy of Atlanta Faze
Atlanta won 3-0. 
Hardpoint (Azhir Cave):

250-121. Not sure what game Optic was playing, but it wasn’t Call of Duty. The only solid hold Optic had was in scrap time. The tiny terrors were being a nuisance in spawns and weren’t letting Optic get away with anything. 

Search and Destroy (Arklov Peak):

6-3. The decreased round timer worked in favor of Faze. They have always been a fast team and with a bigger Search map like Arklov, the shorter rounds forced players to challenge more. The A bomb site was their best friend and anybody who challenged ditch was dead instantly by Atlanta’s lethals.

Domination (St. Petrograd):

162-143. Optic was a mess. They need to go back to the drawing board because they look so good on paper but have yet to show up on LAN.

London Royal Ravens: 3-0-0 

Week 3 in Review: Atlanta Faze
Photo Courtesy of London Royal Ravens
Atlanta won 3-1.
Hardpoint (Hackney Yard):

250-195. Faze made this map look easy. Even after dropping spawns on money hills, they remained composed and strung together a series of kills for easy breaks. Michael “Majormaniak” Szymaniak’s AR proved most useful in power positions but overall, everyone did their job in the slaying department.

Search and Destroy (Arklov Peak):

6-3. Chris “Simp” Lehr went off on defense. While London was able to take a few rounds off of Faze, Atlanta looked unstoppable on this map. The trades were in, the reads were there and Atlanta remained undefeated in Search.

Domination (St. Petrograd):

132-146. Atlanta’s kryptonite and the one game mode they have always struggled with. London were able to maintain C spawns and mid control to clinch the win.

Hardpoint (Gun Runner):

250-189. McArthur “Cellium” Jovel was a nuisance the entire game. London had no breathing room and the Warehouse hill will likely haunt them in their dreams. Atlanta rotated well and the communication was on point.

Minnesota Røkkr: 4-0-0

Week 3 in Review: Atlanta Faze
Photo Courtesy of Minnesota Rokkr
Atlanta won 3-2.
Hardpoint (Hackney Yard):

211-250. Minnesota started hot. The Røkkr managed to flip spawns and rotate early but that lead was quickly depleted when Simp started to heat up. It was all positive across the board for Faze who dominated the first Office hill rotation. Unfortunately, Atlanta slowed down on the second set of rotations and Minnesota was able to secure their first map win against Faze.

Search and Destroy (Piccadilly):

2-6. Justin “Silly” Fargo was on fire this map. Simp was the king of hitmakers and Faze looked frantic. Atlanta were challenging gunfights they had no chance of winning and their teamwork was almost non-existent. Despite Simp’s 1v3 clutch, Faze weren’t able to turn it around in the end.

Domination (Hackney Yard):

169-140. Majormaniak was the catalyst for Faze’s dominant second half. He went on a 10 kill streak late into the first round making it impossible for Minnesota to get anything done.

 Photo Courtesy of London Royal Ravens
Photo Courtesy of Atlanta Faze
Hardpoint (Gun Runner):

250-205. Faze took the lead early on. Their key to success was in the early rotations that allowed them to double the score quickly. The tiny terrors steam rolled through Minnesota’s spawns and Faze was able shut down the Røkkr before any of them got hot. Atlanta had great team pushes and used their lethals perfectly to get those crucial kills.

Search and Destroy (Gun Runner):

6-4. Atlanta with the reverse sweep. Faze had a lot of momentum going after the previous couple maps. The team’s communication looked a lot better, Simp was hitting his shots, and all the trades were there. Røkkr couldn’t get anything going because Faze were too quick for them. Atlanta rotated as a unit and their movement was insane.

Player of the Match: aBezy

13 kills in game five. He played lights out and helped his team complete the reverse sweep. His movement was on another level and his ability to seamlessly outsmart and outgun his opponents makes him one of the most deadly players in Call of Duty.

Florida Mutineers: 5-0-0

Week 3 in Review: Atlanta Faze
Photo Courtesy of Atlanta Faze
Atlanta won 3-0.
Hardpoint (St. Petrograd):

250-138. Faze dominated the first few hills and Florida struggled to hold on. Atlanta flipped spawns, outslayed their opponents and ran away with the win early.

Search and Destroy (Gun Runner):

6-4. This match was one big mess for Florida. Atlanta clutched up and Florida was so far in their spawn for most of it, Atlanta just steam rolled through them.

Domination (St. Petrograd):

148-237. The only flags a team should care about controlling are B and C and that’s what Atlanta did. Florida didn’t win the clutch 1v1s and lost key spawns.

Player of the Match: Cellium
 Photo Courtesy of London Royal Ravens
Photo Courtesy of Atlanta Faze

This man is a god on the sticks. One of the best flex players in the game, Cellium is finally getting the attention he deserves. His ability to clutch up and change game momentum makes him the player of the match. He proved he could hang and is the tournament MVP.

 

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Player Profile: McArthur "Cellium" Jovel February 29, 2020 at 10:37 am

[…] In his MVP weekend, Cellium dropped a 1.34 Hardpoint KD, 1.14 Search KD, and a 21 kill average in Domination. Moving forward, he will look to continue his championship run in LA with hopes of overtaking first place from the Chicago Huntsmen in league standings.  […]

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