OpTic Gaming crowned the NA Call of Duty World League Pro Division Stage 1 Champions!

The North American Call of Duty World League Pro Division, presented by PlayStation 4 Stage 1 Finals has ended and OpTic Gaming has been crowned the Stage 1 Champions! After an incredible weekend of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 action, OpTic Gaming took home the first place prize and the Stage 1 trophy in a series that went all the way to Round 11 in Game 7.

Semifinal Match #1

The first semifinals matchup was between FaZe Clan and Rise Nation. Rise had a lot to prove in this match, wanting to show fans that they can hold with the best of the best. And Rise did just that: they ran through the series with a quick 4-0 win over FaZe and advanced to the Stage 1 Finals!

Semifinal Match #2

Our second semifinal match was OpTic Gaming vs. Team eLevate. OpTic looked like a very different team compared to Saturday, and came out firing on all cylinders. The strength of OpTic was demonstrated with the slaying from all four players in Game 1 Hardpoint. In addition, they had a blowout on Uplink with a 11-1 win and were able to close out the series 4-0 with 3-1 CTF win.

GRAND FINALS

In the Stage 1 Grand Finals, Rise Nation went up against OpTic Gaming. Both teams had a lot of momentum going into the finals coming off of their 4-0 semifinal wins. OpTic held the higher ground in the first Hardpoint, as they won it 250-201. In Game 2 Search and Destroy, OpTic followed up with a commanding 6-2 win. Uplink was not any better for Rise, as OpTic took that 14-2. But we finally saw signs of life from Rise as they won Capture the Flag 2-1 and Search and Destroy 6-3. Rise Nation then made the resounding comeback to tie the series up at 3-3. It was all down to a Game 7 Search and Destroy, which ended up going all the way to Round 11! With ten seconds remaining, OpTic Gaming took it and were crowned Stage 1 Champions!

Coming Up

But we’re not nearly finished yet! The Call of Duty World League Pro Division Stage 2 action will begin very soon! Stay tuned to ESLGaming and follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the latest #CODWorldLeague news!

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