The first major tournament of the 2019 Call of Duty World League season has now wrapped up, and OpTic Gaming have been crowned champions at CWL Vegas.
OpTic Gaming defeated rivals eUnited in the Grand Final, capping off their incredible tournament run with a swift 3-0 victory to take home the magnificent trophy.
The dominant sweep capped off a nearly flawless tournament run for OpTic, who did not lose a series throughout the entire competition and barely even dropped any maps.
Since OpTic came into the Grand Final having won the Winner's Bracket, they had to only win one series, as opposed to eUnited, who had to win two straight since they were coming from the Loser's Bracket.
Despite the 3-0 sweep, the individual games were not as one-sided as the overall score-line would suggest. The series started with Hardpoint on Seaside, which eUnited dominated and led 236-120 at one point, before OpTic went on another one of their insane comebacks to go on a 130-10 run and snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.
The series then shifted to Search and Destroy on Arsenal, the game mode that OpTic acquired newcomers Dashy and TJHaLy most specifically for after struggling for most of last season.
Although eUnited put up a decent fight, OpTic were not to be denied, as they took the game 6-3 to take a commanding 2-0 lead in the series.
With full momentum on their side, OpTic headed into the game three Control on Arsenal with full confidence against an eUnited squad that had their backs to the wall.
The match was tight, back-and-forth affair, but OpTic proved too much for eUnited as they won round five to take the game 3-2, wrapping up the first and only series of the Grand Final and securing their first championship of the Black Ops 4 season.
Tournament MVP honors were given to OpTic's Dashy, who put together numerous stellar performances throughout the competition, feeding the highlight reels from the opening bell to the final round of the Grand Final.
The young gun put up incredible numbers in all three game modes, finishing with a 1.36 K/D in Hardpoint, 2.17 in Search and Destroy, and 1.35 in Control.
This championship is the first for OpTic's CoD team since they claimed victory at CWL Champs in 2017, which was almost exactly a year and five months ago.
After going through a difficult WWII season, in which they did not win a single major tournament, OpTic have yet to drop a full series in any of the five tournaments they've played in Black Ops 4, four of which have been online.
This feeling or relief can be best seen visually in this tweet that team captain Scump put out after the Grand Final.
For full information about CWL Vegas, including the finalized brackets, all scores and results, final placements, and more, visit out dedicated CWL Vegas hub here.
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