Ben “Bance” Bance turned up in map five of an eventual reverse sweep to secure Toronto Ultra a win in the Major 4 opener.
Ultra were forced to clutch up on a Bocage Search and Destroy to avoid a second successive reverse sweep loss.
The first map of the series was one of the best Hardpoint maps of the season. Just a point separated the two teams at the end of the game, with London taking the win 250-249 on Tuscan.
— The Rotation (@_TheRotation) July 14, 2022
Joey “Gismo” Owen dived onto the P2 point on the third rotation of hills. He managed to grab a huge two kills with time ticking away from him in order to swing the last point in favour of his team.
Desert Siege was more conclusive for London but it still stayed quite close.
Afro really stepped up to the plate with a ridiculous 14/6 K/D in the map. His slaying power really carried the team to the win and the dominant lead in the series.
Control record continues
For the ninth time in a row, London have lost Control.
Their Search and Hardpoint prowess has carried them through series with the win against Toronto being the same.
Berlin Hardpoint in map four could have gone their way but the map just slipped out of their hands.
That was despite the best efforts of Afro. He was the only player on the team to end the map with a positive K/D.
The Control map completely swung the momentum of the match. The Berlin Hardpoint really solidified Ultra into the ascendancy of the matchup.
London were 10-2 on Bocage Search heading into map five and Toronto completely outplayed them from start to finish.
Ultra managed to manipulate the timing and the pace of the map to their advantage. Slowing things down to take away the venomous attack from Afro really helped them to get an advantage.
London will now have to play against Los Angeles Guerrillas in the first round of the lower bracket.
Toronto will play the winner of the last match of the night (July 14) Atlanta FaZe or LA Thieves.
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