Los Angeles Guerrilas failed to shut out their match towards the Atlanta FaZe immediately, and probably face beginning within the decrease bracket.
This was the primary time former FaZe participant Arcitys performed towards the crew that gained him his second world championship. In the course of the off season, Arcitys was dropped from the crew and changed by former Guerillas member SlasheR. Each groups had struggled with consistency earlier than the match, however improved in the course of the Stage Two qualifiers. With every crew having two wins and one loss, the winner of this match-up would achieve a bonus and certain advance to the winner’s bracket on the Main.
FaZe’s legacy mixed with the Guerrillas’ historical past of being a bottom-four crew had followers believing that this is able to be a simple win for Atlanta. Nevertheless, that wasn’t the case when Guerrillas raced out to a 2-0 lead within the collection. With FaZe staring down the barrel of a possible sweep, they needed to rally themselves and take away the Management and subsequent Hardpoint to tie the collection up 2-2. That may imply that this surprising slug-fest would depend on a sport 5 to find out which crew would stroll away with the win.
Like the primary Search and Destroy, Guerrillas got here out swinging, taking a 4-1 lead. However that momentum was halted as soon as SlasheR gained an necessary one-vs-one to deliver the rating to 4-2. Guerrillas weren’t taking place with no struggle, and have been capable of come collectively to win yet one more spherical, placing them on match level. FaZe fought again, taking the following three rounds to deliver on spherical eleven. In a heart-stopping one-vs-two state of affairs, Atlanta clutched up, pulling off the reverse sweep to maneuver as much as 3-1 total within the standings.