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CWL Vegas: OpTic Gaming's incredible reverse sweep of Splyce sees them through to Grand Final

by Albert Petrosyan

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OpTic Gaming used an incredible comeback to defeat Splyce 3-2 in the Winner's Bracket Finals of the $250,000 CWL Vegas event.

The stunning comeback victory advanced OpTic through to the Grand Final, where they will just need to win one of two series to claim the first major championship of the Black Ops 4 CWL Season.

The Green Wall looked dead in the water after the first two maps, including a stunning 86-250 loss in the game one Hardpoint on Hacienda. 

The second game, Search and Destroy on Frequency, proved to be a much tighter affair, but Splyce once again came out on top with a 6-5 victory.

OpTic would ultimately regain their composure however, as they put on a dominant display in the game three Control on Gridlock to win 3-0 and narrow their deficit to 1-2 in the series.

The next map would prove to be the defining point of the series, and possibly the tournament, as OpTic came back from down big in the Hardpoint on Seaside to win 250-247, in what was an incredible and stunning finish. 

With all the momentum on their side, OpTic simply could not lose the series at that point, as they sealed the reverse sweep with a strong 6-3 victory on the Gridlock S&D.

This is the first time that OpTic truly looked beatable at CWL Vegas, and so far this Black Ops 4 season for that matter. The Green Wall went undefeated in Pool D, dropping just one map while winning 12, and their Winner's Bracket run featured two 3-1 victories prior to this match.

That followed up four straight undefeated victories in the first four major online tournaments of the season, in which they barely even dropped any maps against some premier competition. 

With the tournament favorites now having passed their first real test, they will have just one more series to win before the CWL Vegas trophy is theirs.

They will either be facing Luminosity Gaming, eUnited, or Splyce again in the Grand Final, all of whom who were still alive in the Loser's Bracket at the time of OpTic's victory. 


To keep updated on all things CWL Vegas, including all scores, brackets, and live-streams, visit our dedicated CWL Vegas hub.