The Las Vegas Legion ended the primary day of the Name of Responsibility League’s second stage season with a large win in 3-2 trend over the Seattle Surge on Friday night time.
After beginning the common season with 4 consecutive losses earlier than their first victory, Vegas has been taking part in at a a lot increased stage for the reason that begin of the Raleigh Main. Whereas the crew completed within the high six, their play picked up considerably on the LAN occasion, and it seems it has carried over into the brand new yr.
The sequence’ first map, Embassy Hardpoint, was up within the air till the ultimate seconds when Seattle clinched the back-and-forth affair by a rely of 250-241. Pred, who has blossomed right into a official MVP favourite, had his stamp throughout this map with a 31-19 efficiency. His sophomore duo, Sib, was shut behind with at 25-23.
Whereas Seattle is extraordinarily dependable within the respawn recreation modes, Vegas hangs its hat on its Search and Destroy gameplay, and that confirmed on this sequence. The Legion knotted the sequence at a map apiece with a formidable 6-2 victory within the El Asilo SnD behind spectacular performances from Prolute and TJHaLy. Each gamers posted 8-4 statlines, main the foyer in kills and Okay/D ratio.
With the sequence heading to Fortress Management, Pred as soon as once more confirmed why he has an argument for greatest participant on the planet. The second-year celebrity posted an absurd 25-13 statline in simply three rounds because the Surge would sweep the map 3-0. The elder statesman of Seattle, Accuracy, additionally had a unbelievable map, posting a 22-17 statline to provide Seattle the 2-1 lead within the sequence.
Seattle had an opportunity to seal the match within the Mercado Hardpoint, however Vegas had different plans. Profiting from an unusually sluggish efficiency from Pred, the Legion clutched up behind a classic efficiency from Clayster, who held a 1.27 Okay/D within the 250-216 victory. The Legion’s victory pushed the sequence to a decisive recreation 5.
Within the sequence finale, Vegas’ veteran lineup got here by way of in a giant means. Clayster, who’s the oldest participant within the CDL, led the foyer in Okay/D with a 1.6, posting eight kills to solely 5 deaths. Prolute and Temp had been additionally large within the Fortress SnD, placing up 1.25 and 1.33 Okay/Ds within the map, respectively.
Vegas transfer to 1-0 within the present stage whereas Seattle fall to 0-1. The Legion are off till Jan. 21 after they tackle the Boston Breach at 2pm CT, whereas the Surge can be again tomorrow to face the Atlanta FaZe at 5pm CT.