Minnesota Røkkr vs LA Guerrillas
Call of Duty League Stage 5
Rokkr Steamrolls LA Guerrillas in Stage 5, New York Home Series 1-3
LAG switched up their roster by adding Mental, who came in swinging. Minnesota started in “power save” but turned on and turned up to route LAG in the end.
Map 1 – Hardpoint: Garrison
LAG gets off to a great start; Minnesota managed in the early part of the game to break through and claw their scores up, but it doesn’t last long. LAG made swift work gaining position, with Assault blew up the map and accumulated 5k in damage. Minnesota lagged behind, finishing in a loss to LAG 250 – 197. Not an ideal way to begin the game, but Minnesota couldn’t hold the rotations, and despite being predicted to win, they couldn’t pull it off.
Map 2 – Raid: Search and Destroy
Minnesota woke up for S&D, punching in strong and playing aggressor. MajorManiak’s bedroom top window play at the close of the first round is a thing of beauty. Minnesota held the pressure for three rounds but LAG pushes back with a three-round win streak thorough enough to make Minnesota sweat and viewers wonder. Rokkr kicked it up a notch though, shutting LAG down and ended as spectacularly as they began: with Priestahh’s money shots from behind a battered minivan.
Map 3 – Raid: Control
LAG worked hard, Assault got off some amazing kills, but it was Priestahh who dominated this map for Minnesota. Apathy and Silly pulled off strong performances but hard to stand any one player, two-player, or even a whole team up against the 10 streak Priestahh pulled off in the end, and earned a crushing stat of 21/7.
Map 4 – Hardpoint: Checkmate
Minnesota rolled into this Hardpoint on the back of two strong wins, but a nail-biter anyway, given the poor performance earlier in the stage. Worry evaporated (despite a little hiccup at the start of P5) as Minnesota enjoyed favorable spawns, took advantage of flipping, and came in hot with a play style so aggressive it put LAG on their back and keeps them there. Standy enjoyed 26/11 with a five streak. And Apathy played a fine game on LAG with 18/18, but when you look at a score of 61-250 it’s hard to say anything but “Well done, Minnesota.”