When Seattle faced New York Subliners in their opening match of the Toronto Ultra Major 3, not many would have expected them to go all the way.
But that is exactly what they have done. They are the champions of Major 3, taking the team’s first title since franchising came into the league.
They won the tournament after beating Atlanta FaZe in a best of nine series, taking the last match of the weekend 5-3.
The team put together the perfect upper bracket run at the tournament. They managed to progress through tough matches against New York, Florida and Atlanta twice.
Each of the series that Seattle ended up playing in the 6ix was far from simple. They managed to go to to a map five against New York in round one.
And that map five even finished with a round 11, with the team managing to clutch up and send New York to be double-rounded.
They then managed to have their most routine series of the tournament against Florida. Surge match up really well against them and sent them to the lower bracket in four.
They looked like they were on the ropes during the upper bracket final. FaZe rushed out to a 2-0 lead and looked like their demonic best.
Seattle swiftly shifted momentum in their favour and somehow came away with the reverse sweep. A fantastic and emphatic 6-1 win on Desert Siege SnD against Atlanta was the moment that the team believed that the win was coming.
After FaZe then dismantled the hosts Toronto in the lower bracket final, they then came up against the team that matches best against them.
The series went long in the best of nine format. They went eight maps deep and it was to be Tuscan Hardpoint that ended the series.
Seattle had beaten them as part of the previous reverse sweep and Toronto forced FaZe to a map five by winning on that map too.
It was once again too much for FaZe. Seattle took home their first chip of the CDL era in beating FaZe. This team will finally be etched in League history.
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