OpTic Gaming
United States
Part of the scenery in loss
February 21, 2018
Outside of a good first and last-round performance, Scump was hardly seen in the reverse sweep loss to eRa on Tuesday, during the CWL Global Pro League, Stage 1.
ANALYSIS
Round 1 Hardpoint was a good one for Scump, and for OpTic Gaming. He had a solid, if not unspectacular 28/21 with 50 seconds of Hardpoint time statline, and did a good job of holding off eRa. All of OpTic were firing on all cylinders in the round, and eRa did not have the firepower to keep up. Scump did not do much in Round 2 Search & Destroy, but the overarching theme stayed true eRa did not have enough in the tank to run with OpTic, and it looked like OpTic had the win locked down. However, eRa put it together, and reverse swept them. Scump was invisible in Round 3 Capture the Flag, but no one on OpTic performed well. The highest kill mark was 18 (by Crimsix) and a leaky defense gave up five flag caps, three in the first half. They looked slow and disoriented, as eRa looked to fix their mistakes from the previous two rounds. Scump was about average in Round 4 Hardpoint, going 27/30 with 58 seconds on the objective. OpTic did not have that one slayer to put them over the top, and compete with an excellent slaying performance from eRa, and their lack of firepower helped cost them the round. He was good in Round 5 Search & Destroy, but it did not matter. eRa were rolling, and he did not get much help until eRa were sitting at five wins. They got the sixth, and completed the upset.
Up and down in upset loss
February 21, 2018
Karma never found consistency as OpTic Gaming were upset and reverse swept by eRa to finish off the CWL Global Pro League Stage 1 matches on Tuesday.
ANALYSIS
Round 1 Hardpoint was a high moment for Karma. He had a strong two-way game, providing a solid supply of kills and a strong game on the objective (24/2:05). He continued his strong run of play into Round 2 Search & Destroy, where he dominated eRa. He had three kills in Game 1, and the final kill in Game 4, as they took an easy 2-0 lead and looked prime for a sweep. However, Karma and the rest of OpTic would limp to the finish line, and get reverse swept by eRa. Karma went a combined 40/57 in Round 3 Capture the Flag and Round 4 Hardpoint, as they were dominated in the former and lost closely in the latter. Karma's strong Hardpoint time kept them close in Round 4 (1:11) but he did not do enough with his gun to make a meaningful impact outside of that. He continued to struggle into Round 5 Hardpoint, as Scump and FormaL were the only reason why they made it to 10 games in the round, before losing.
High variance in loss
February 21, 2018
FormaL had great rounds and downright terrible ones as OpTic Gaming were shocked by eRa, getting reversed swept in Tuesday's CWL Global Pro League, Stage 1 match.
ANALYSIS
Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 2 Search & Destroy gave the impression that this would be a simple one for OpTic and FormaL. FormaL went off in the former, going 29/18 en route to a rather easy win. eRa held tough for about half of the round, but eventually fell to an OpTic team that was more cohesive, and had all four members flying high. He played well in Round 2 Search & Destroy, though Karma was the one out in front. He had a big game in Game 8, winning a 2-vs-4 to finish the round. However, Round 3 Capture the Flag is where things began to fall apart. They lost 5-0 in the round, and it was never close; eRa turned the tables on OpTic, and smothered their offense at every pass. FormaL was abysmal, going 9/22 in the round. A performance like that does not always tank a team, but it puts them behind the eight ball, and the rest of OpTic could not overcome it. He was better in Round 4 Hardpoint, but he was still subpar. They were outslayed again, in large part to FormaL's 25/30 KD, with only Crimsix's and Karma's focus on the objective keeping them afloat. Round 5 Search & Destroy saw him begin poorly again, as they got out to a 5-2 deficit. He turned it up in Games 8 and 9, getting the final kills in each (including just barely getting to the bomb defuser in time to stop him), but they could not get out of the hole they dug themselves into.
Can't break through in loss
February 21, 2018
Crimsix never had a marquee moment, as OpTic Gaming were reverse swept by eRa on Tuesday's CWL Global Pro League, Stage 1, match.
ANALYSIS
Crimsix had some moments, especially early on, but he mostly struggled to break through a surprisingly good eRa performance. Round 1 Hardpoint was his best round. OpTic Gaming, as a whole, put together a perfect four team performance. He had a solid 25/23 KD and 50 seconds of Hardpoint time, providing a solid base for an excellent team performance. Crimsix had a nice performance in Round 2 Search & Destroy as well, getting the final kill in Games 2, 6, and 7, setting up a win after Game 8. He did not have a strong finish to the match, however, going 18/24 in a Round 3 Capture the Flag that saw OpTic get absolutely dominated. They lost 5-0, and barely even sniffed a score. Those 18 kills led the team, and no one on OpTic had a positive KD ratio. They had no chance from the beginning. Round 4 Hardpoint was much closer, though OpTic had a lot of trouble slaying with eRa. Crimsix and Karma did a great job of focusing on getting as many Hardpoint seconds as possible, which helped counteract the lack of slaying, for a while. Eventually, it caught up with them, however. He really had a poor performance in Round 5 Search & Destroy, barely impacting the round as they were upset by eRa.
Drags down OpTic Gaming at key moments
February 2, 2018
OpTic Gaming counted on Karma to clutch, but Karma just couldn't do so in a 3-1 loss on Thursday during Week 2 of the CWL Pro League Stage 1.
ANALYSIS
After a successful two weeks in the Pro League, OpTic Gaming finally met their match in Red Reserve, as their teamwork crumbled in the face of Red Reserve's onslaught. Karma seemed to disintegrate the most, as he buckled under the pressure at key moments where he was expected to clutch. For instance, during Round 1 Hardpoint, Karma finished with the lowest KD of his team with 26/30 as Red Reserve defeated OpTic by less than 50 points. Karma was the last to die in a devastating defeat for OpTic in Round 2 Search & Destroy, scoring an 8/6 KD as he was swarmed upon from all sides in the last moments of Round 11 by Red Reserve. Karma attempted to redeem himself in Round 3 Capture the Flag, and he did to some extent by scoring a seven killstreak at the end to bring his KD to positive territory with 19/16. But Karma again buckled under pressure in Round 4 Hardpoint, as he again had the lowest KD at 26/28 and OpTic Gaming lost yet another Hardpoint round to the newly bombastic Red Reserve.
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