Call of Duty: OpTic Texas Secures Victory at CDL Major 3, Ending Two-Year Title Drought

Call of Duty: OpTic Texas Secures Victory at CDL Major 3, Ending Two-Year Title Drought

20. May 2024 by Valentin Pasetti

OpTic Texas and the Greenwall are once again Call of Duty League (CDL) Major Champions, following their impressive victory at CDL Major 3.

This triumph marks the end of a two-year title drought for OpTic Texas, who last claimed a Major win in the 2022 season. The team’s performance at Major 3 was nothing short of spectacular, as they overcame significant challenges to secure the championship.

The Road to Victory: OpTic Texas vs. Toronto Ultra

Heading into the weekend, OpTic Texas was considered the second-best team, trailing only the Major 2 Champions, Atlanta FaZe. However, after an early setback against the home team, Toronto Ultra, OpTic Texas rallied from the Elimination Bracket with a dominant performance.


Key Contenders at CDL Major 3

The top teams heading into Major 3 included Atlanta FaZe, OpTic Texas, and Toronto Ultra. While many anticipated a Grand Finals showdown featuring Atlanta FaZe, unexpected losses by FaZe led to a highly anticipated face-off between OpTic Texas and Toronto Ultra.

This Grand Finals series showcased the skills of players like Shottzy, Dashy, Pred, and Kenny, who delivered outstanding performances.

Grand Finals Recap: OpTic Texas vs. Toronto Ultra

In the CDL Major 3 Grand Finals, OpTic Texas faced Toronto Ultra in a best-of-seven series. Despite the home crowd’s support for Ultra, OpTic Texas demonstrated superior gameplay, winning four consecutive maps to clinch the title.

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Match Breakdown

Final Score: OpTic Texas 4-0 Toronto Ultra

  • Map 1 (Hardpoint on Sub Base): OpTic Texas 250-145 Toronto Ultra
  • Map 2 (Search & Destroy on Invasion): OpTic Texas 6-3 Toronto Ultra
  • Map 3 (Control on Invasion): OpTic Texas 3-1 Toronto Ultra
  • Map 4 (Hardpoint on Rio): OpTic Texas 250-118 Toronto Ultra

OpTic Texas’s relentless pace was too much for Toronto Ultra, who struggled to keep up despite a competitive effort in the Control on Invasion. The final map saw OpTic dominating Hardpoint on Vista, securing their first Major win in over 800 days.

Shottzy Shines as MVP

Shottzy was named the CDL Major 3 MVP, finishing the series with 104 kills and an impressive 1.37 kill/death ratio. His clutch plays and high damage output were pivotal in OpTic Texas’s victory. All four players contributed significantly, but Shottzy’s consistent performance stood out throughout the tournament.

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Looking Ahead: The Road to Call of Duty Champs 2024

With this victory, OpTic Texas breaks an 805-day winless streak, dating back to CDL Major 1 during the Call of Duty: Vanguard season. After finishing second at Major 2, OpTic Texas has reclaimed their position as CDL Champions. The journey continues with Stage 4, the final stretch before the Call of Duty World Championship 2024.

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