Strike X may have finished fourth at the Minnesota LAN, only just squeezing their way into qualification for the pro-am.
But the team are still going to be a force in Columbus this weekend.
It’ll be the first time since franchising began that amateur teams will come up against the pros.
Luis ‘Fire’ Rivera thinks that the team has the ability to surprise some of the professional teams.
Fire told The Rotation: “I think am teams bring unique pacing that could catch teams off guard.”
Strike X will have to play against Atlanta FaZe, Toronto Ultra and Seattle Surge in their group matches.
Only the top two teams in each group will progress to the bracket on Saturday.
Luis added: “I think that if we play at the same level we did at Minnesota that we can make it out of pools.”
The LAN event in Minnesota was the first time that this Strike X roster (Fire, Gunsiii, Ramby, Silly) had played together.
They even beat the former Texas Nation roster, which had won seven consecutive Challengers Cups in NA.
Fire said: “We had never actually played with each other.
“We expected the bare minimum and somehow qualified with literally no practice.
“It was a good feeling considering I almost took a break because I got dropped prior.”
The team that eventually knocked them out of the Minnesota LAN event was Toronto Ultra’s EU Academy team.
That team will have to deal with a new teammate this week.
Rafi will join up with the team after the Ravens called Harry up to their starting roster.
The change doesn’t stop Fire from thinking that the Team Singularity teams will do well.
He said: “Both Toronto Academy teams are very underrated and will perform.”
The Call of Duty Pro-Am starts on Thursday (May 5) and will run all weekend long.
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