Call of Duty Championships 2017
Lower Bracket Round Four
Rise Nation: Loony, AquA, Faccento, FeLonY
FaZe Clan: Enable, Attach, ZooMaa, Gunless
Rise Nation have joined the final four of the 2017 Call of Duty Championships with a 3-2 victory over FaZe Clan in the lower bracket.
It was a long road to get there. Having lost their first match of the winner bracket in a massive upset to Infused, Rise had to start their lower bracket run from round one. Having made it to the final game of Saturday, Rise Nation would face FaZe Clan for a spot in the lower bracket semi-final. FaZe themselves were coming down from a beating at the hands of OpTic Gaming
As in many of the matches they won on their way to this point, Rise wouldn’t start particularly strong. FaZe Clan were able to cruise to a comfortable 250-114 win on Retaliation Hardpoint to open up the series in their favour.
Search and Destroy would once again be the equaliser for Rise Nation, however. A dominant performance on Crusher led to a 6-1 victory to tie things up heading into Throwback Uplink. It was a low-scoring third map, with Rise Nation clinching it by just a single point at 2-1.
Hardpoint would once again be a blowout in favour of FaZe, however, this time a 250-102 win on Scorch. Going to game five meant returning to Rise Nation’s domain, however, and the squad once again crushed the Search and Destroy, a 6-1 Breakout to seal the deal.
Rise Nation now move on to face Luminosity on Championship Sunday. The pair met in the group stages, where Rise Nation were emphatically victorious. Since then, both lost their round one match and were forced to make lengthy runs through the lower bracket to return to this point. Now, only one will be able to take the next step towards that coveted trophy.
Rise Nation vs FaZe Clan: 3-2
Retaliation HP: 114-250
Crusher SnD: 6-1
Throwback Uplink: 2-1
Scorch HP: 102-250
Breakout SnD: 6-1