Australian Amer “Pred” Zulbeari took centre stage as he helped his team to a 3-1 win over Florida in the final week of Major 3 qualifiers.
After the win, Pred spoke about the confidence that the team is playing with. They now have a [3-1] record in Major 3 qualifiers.
He said: “Our confidence levels are through the roof. Something that we’ve starting doing in our team is just taking care of business.
“We aren’t stressing about the results, we just want to get it done. We just think about the win condition. It’s making us more consistent.”
Florida play with three AR players but that doesn’t mean that every team makes special provisions to play against them.
Surge played Berlin Hardpoint as map four in the series despite the size of the map.
Pred added: “We don’t really focus too heavy on that. It’s more on our play. We don’t focus on what other teams are doing.
“We trust ourselves. Berlin [was chosen] because we like that map. We try to do what we’re best at.”
The Australian also acknowledged the inconsistency that the Seattle Surge have shown this season.
He said: “We’re trying to find a system on each map that works. We try to execute and implement our system into maps.
“It’s something that we’re really working on. We can’t rely on someone headbutting the hill and getting a two-piece.”
Both Seattle and Florida are teams that were in the mid-table bubble in the Call of Duty League. They are both fighting hard for their right to be at the CDL Champs tournament in August.
Two consistently inconsistent teams
This matchup was a true tossup before it got going but Seattle came out of the blocks firing.
Florida, still playing from home as a result of testing positive for Covid-19, couldn’t keep up through the first set of hills on Bocage Hardpoint.
They slowly worked their way back into the map and forced the opener all the way through to a third set of hills.
Surge’s early lead ended up being more than enough for them as they ended up taking a slender win to take the series lead.
Mutineers went into Tuscan SnD on the back of eight losses in their last nine SnD maps. It did not look like that was the case as they rushed out to a 4-1 lead on the map.
The inconsistency of both sides was on show once again as Seattle quickly found three rounds in a row thanks to some questionable setups.
Florida then regained and manged to see the map out with Cesar “Skyz” Bueno getting a huge 1v2 to wrap up the map 6-4.
Florida then absolutely fell apart once again as the series moved to Tuscan. They were swiftly swept in Control. Surge swarmed the B point in order to win the vital attack round.
Pred picked up the pace once again on Berlin Hardpoint. He went on a six spree right at the end of the map to completely take the sail out of the Florida sails.
Bocage Hardpoint: 250-231
Tuscan Search and Destroy: 4-6
Tuscan Control: 3-0
Berlin Hardpoint: 250-192
Photo via Seattle Surge
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