The Atlanta FaZe started their run on the second Major of the 2023 Call of Duty League season as we speak with a hard-fought 3-2 collection win over the Boston Breach. But despite the fact that the collection went the gap, the final two maps weren’t essentially shut.
After Boston opened up the franchise’s first match in entrance of its residence crowd with a Hardpoint win, Atlanta instantly responded with a Search and Destroy victory. The Breach took map three, El Asilo Control, 3-2 to place FaZe’s backs towards the wall. But that’s when Atlanta kicked it into one other gear.
A dominant 250-105 win on Mercado Las Almas Hardpoint was adopted up by a flawless 6-0 victory in recreation 5, El Asilo Search and Destroy, giving FaZe the 3-2 collection win. And main the cost in recreation 5 was Atlanta’s latest participant, SlasheR, who went 10/1 within the do-or-die map.
Including the newest set of on-line qualifier matches, this marked the fourth consecutive collection Atlanta has gone to a recreation 5. But in SlasheR’s eyes, it doesn’t matter what the sport 5 rating is so long as they stroll away with the victory.
“I mean, if you’re winning every game five, what’s it matter if you win by an inch or a mile?” SlasheR instructed Dot Esports. “All that matters at the end of the day is the win, so I’m happy with the dub.”
Going to so many recreation fives, although, could be a results of struggles in different modes. In the case of Atlanta’s newest match, the staff dropped two respawn maps. SlasheR isn’t involved in regards to the staff’s efficiency in these although.
“I think we were working through some respawn struggles, online especially, but I think we’re on the right trajectory now and we’re only going to get better the more we play,” SlasheR stated. “So I think that’s been our struggle point, but I don’t think it’s like a problem.”
Respawn apart, Search and Destroy has been a staple of Atlanta and SlasheR’s success through the years. Just final yr, SlasheR and the L.A. Guerrillas went on an spectacular SnD win streak en path to hoisting the trophy at 2022’s Major Two. And now, Slasher and Atlanta have began this yr’s Major Two 2-0 within the all-important mode.
The 2016 world champion feels his lengthy historical past of enjoying SnD and his teammates mix to contribute to Atlanta’s success within the mode thus far.
“I think me, specifically, I’ve just been playing the mode for so long—it’s what I came up playing—and I just feel like I’ve always had a good grasp of how to play the mode, and it’s a slower, more methodical, thinking mode,” SlasheR stated. “And then also I’m surrounded by other people who are also some of the best SnD players, so it just clicks very easily. They just make it easy for me.”
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Atlanta will look to hold their Search and Destroy momentum into their subsequent match of Major Two after they face off towards the Toronto Ultra. SlasheR doesn’t care who FaZe performs this weekend, although.
“I’m just excited to play again,” SlasheR stated. “It doesn’t really matter who we play at the end of the day. As long as we do what we’re supposed to do, it doesn’t matter who’s on the other side of the stage.”
SlasheR and FaZe shall be again in motion on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 2pm CT.