Call of Duty Championship 2017
Team EnVyUs: JKap, Apathy, SlasheR, John
OpTic Gaming: Scump, Karma, Crimsix, FormaLOpTic Gaming has won the 2017 Call of Duty Championship Grand Final after winning two best-of-five series' against rival Team EnVyUs, granting the first Champs win in Organization history. Damon 'Karma' Barlow of OpTic and Jordan 'JKap' Kaplan both attempted to add a third CoD Champs title to their resume, being the only players to have ever won two.
First best-of-five Retaliation Hardpoint showcased a hot OpTic team that was coming off a hot 3-0 win over Luminosity in the Loser's Finals. EnVy could not find a chance to breathe, with the Green Wall rolling to a 250-135 win. EnVy did not let the loss impact them when moving forward on Throwback Search and Destroy. Although it has been one of OpTic's best game modes in recent months, the 'Boys in Blue' of EnVy showed why they belong in the Grand Finals, winning 6-2, and tying the series. Even though EnVy did not lose Uplink all tournament long, they could not hang with OpTic and Matthew 'FormaL' Piper on Throwback. OG ran away with the match even while on one of their worst maps, taking the 9-2 win, and a 2-1 series lead. While OG may have lost Scorch Hardpoint to EnVy in the Winner's Finals, they obviously seemed to fix any mistakes that were originally made. Ian 'Crimsix' Porter and Karma held the lines for OpTic, allowing them to take the first best-of-five after a 250-204 victory, and force the second series. Second best-of-five OpTic Came out truly dominant in the first Hardpoint on Throwback, with Karma yet again coming up big for the Green Wall. It appeared as if EnVy was spread thin, losing 176-250, going down 0-1. Crusher SnD was a nail-biting experience for both squads. Trading rounds until OG eventually pulled away, EnVy could not get crucial trades when they mattered, losing 3-6, and down 0-2 in the series. As one of their best maps in Infinite Warfare, OpTic Gaming was obviously hungry for their first Call of Duty Championship as a team. The entire roster kept up on Precinct Uplink, allowing Seth 'Scump' Abner and Matthew 'FormaL' Piper to get their first rings. Crimsix secured his second, and Karma with his third. Winning in such a dramatic fashion is what many fans assumed needed to be done in order for the Green Wall to etch their names in stone, repeating the same fashion of the Stage Two Playoffs.
The epic crowd reaction after @OpTicGaming won the Call of Duty Championship 2017Winning Article — https://t.co/M7AFNIov1Y pic.twitter.com/0BmWQIQQwi — Dexerto Call of Duty (@DexertoIntel) August 13, 2017
https://t.co/M7AFNIov1Y pic.twitter.com/M5vRhwg3uR — Dexerto Call of Duty (@DexertoIntel) August 13, 2017OpTic Gaming are your 2017 Call of Duty Champions, taking home $600,000, and the prestige of the title. x