Minnesota Røkkr vs Seattle Surge
Call of Duty League Stage 5
Rokkr Sends Surge Packing in the MN Home Series Kickoff with a Flawless 3-0 Win
Minnesota knew they needed to beat Seattle if they wanted to stay on their trajectory for a winners bracket seed in Champs, so they decided to pack a light lunch and a few nukes – this one was over in a flash! Cheers to Standy who played like a maniac – Hometown Hero? You be the judge!
Map 1 – Hardpoint: Checkmate
Minnesota has been steadily improving their Hardpoint game, and this fight is right on-trend. Rokkr started strong with an effective, aggressive push that dropped Seattle flat. Between good spawns, not letting Seattle take anything, and Standy skipped over the course dealing death like a spry, 20-year-old Grim Reaper, this map was a study in complete annihilation. The final, a crushing score, 249-158.
Map 2 – Standoff: Search & Destroy
If there’s a map to worry about, it was this one. Rokkr sat un-pretty on this one with 0-2. Priestahh snagged the first round, setting the tone, like watching a snowball getting bigger falling down a hill. Every single play showed Minnesota improve their already impressive teamwork, with open opportunities for Standy to repeatedly do what he does best – eviscerate everything.
Map 3 – Garrison: Control
Rokkr knows what to do on Garrison Control. Standy and Major are marauders on their worst day, so it didn’t look good for Surge. Minnesota positioned themselves to win. Their decision to play the first round defensively resulted in a couple of hairy blips, but Standy saved the day with a good trade at the last second. Defense got dropped and Rokkr took the offensive from that point on, pushing in and causing complete ruination. Attach managed to pull three players off A, which opened B for the taking, and Priestahh spawn-trapped like he was born doing it. Seattle made one final play, even snatched some tactics from the Rokkr playbook in previous rounds, and they came up for air long enough to give Minnesota a couple of nail-biters. But, in the end, Priestahh took one for the team and Minnesota won 3-0.