During the previous week, the best Call of Duty teams in the world have been in Orlando, Florida, because this city hosted the Call of Duty Championship 2017. It was one of the most interesting Championships in the last several years and OpTic Gaming has finally managed to break their curse of bad performances at big Call of Duty events.
During the last three or four years, OpTiC Gaming has been struggling with their performances at this tournament. No matter how good the season was for them that year, once they come to the Championship, OpTic Gaming would somehow disappear and they would miss out on the opportunity to win the trophy. At least, that is what was happening until this year.
The One for the Title
OpTic Gaming had a very good tournament all the way until the winners bracket finals where they had to face Team EnVyUs. It was not a good match for OpTic as they struggled a lot with finding their right game and finding the right tactic that could do some harm to the opponent. Eventually, that led to confusion in the team and considering that Team EnVyUs was the much better opponent in that match, OpTic Gaming was defeated.
The good news for OpTic and their fans was the fact that they would have another opportunity to reach the grand finals through the loser’s bracket. However, considering their defeat in the winners bracket final, many feared that OpTic Gaming might be shaken up in the upcoming match. However, that defeat did not affect OpTic Gaming’s performance in the lower bracket as they won their place in the grand finals relatively easily.
That meant that OpTic Gaming would once again face Team EnVyUs for the trophy at the biggest Call of Duty tournament in the world. Besides that, after seeing OpTic Gaming struggling a lot against Team EnVyUs, many believed that EnVyUs will be a huge favorite for winning the trophy, but destiny had some other plans.
OpTic Gaming that featured Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter, Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow, Seth ‘Scump’ Abner, and Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper on their roster for this tournament had a lot of motivation to defeat Team EnVyUs because the rivalry between these two teams has been developing for a long time.
OpTic Gaming started the grand final match strongly as they took the win on Retaliation Hardpoint which was one of their biggest strengths at this tournament and in general in the last couple of months. However, it didn’t take long for Team EnVyUs to answer with their best game up to that point.
By winning the Throwback Search and Destroy, Team EnVyUs put a pressure on OpTic to perform well in the upcoming phases of the match. However, OpTic Gaming had everything ready for taking down Team EnVyUs which they did in the end of the grand final match. OpTic Gaming has won many CoD titles so far, but this was their first title of the Call of Duty Championship.
When it comes to the players, FormaL and Scump have experienced for the first time how it feels to become the world’s champion in Call of Duty while Crimsix won this tournament for the second time. However, Karma has outdone them all because this was his third title of the Call of Duty Champion in his career.