MLG Pro League Season 3: Week 4 Recap
Cut from the originally scheduled five days of games down to just three, neither the players nor MLG seem to be making any headway against the rampant IP address hacking.
Here is a day-by-day recap of each match for the week:
Day 1 (7/20):
- Epsilon eSports.NA 0-3 FaZe Clan
- Team Kaliber 3-2 Team EnVy
- Team Orbit 0-3 Team eLevate
- iSolation Empire 3-1 OpTic Nation
Epsilon once again showed their apparent lack of online talent, as FaZe quickly defeated them 3-0 to start off the week. In a match during which EnVy was forced to use two subs because of their players being hit off, Team Kaliber walked away with a 3-2 win. Team eLevate continued to impress, as they took down Orbit’s new squad (Burns was traded to Rise for TcM) with a quick 3-0. Still looking for a permanent fourth player and using a sub, iSo managed to defeat OpTic Nation 3-1 to close out the day.
Day 2 (7/21):
- Team eLevate 3-2 OpTic Gaming
- Denial eSports 3-0 Team EnVy
- FaZe Clan 3-1 TCM Gaming
- Rise Nation 3-0 Team Orbit
Not slowing down, eLevate gave OpTic Gaming their first loss in the MLG Pro League by defeating 3-2 in a game plagued with connection issues. Denial continued showing that their placement at UMG Dallas was no fluke, as they defeated EnVy with a swift 3-0. TCM still struggled to put all of the pieces together online, as they fell 3-1 to FaZe. Just one day after being traded from Orbit to Rise, Burns and the Rise squad showed that they won the trade by defeating Orbit 3-0.
Day 3 (7/22):
- TCM Gaming 2-3 Epsilon eSports.NA
- FaZe Clan 3-1 iSolation Empire
- OpTic Nation vs OpTic Gaming
- Rise Nation 2-3 Team eLevate
Epsilon finally did it. Their long-awaited first MLG Pro League win came as a 3-2 victory against their long-time rivals in Europe, TCM. Yet another match was postponed, as the OpTic team fight just couldn’t fight off the DDos attacks. Rise put up quite a fight against eLevate, but eventually fell 3-2.
Day 4 (7/23):
- Team EnVy vs TCM Gaming
- OpTic Nation vs Denial eSports
- Team Kaliber vs Team Orbit
- OpTic Gaming vs Epsilon eSports.NA
Day 5 (7/24):
- iSolation Empire vs Denial eSports
- Team EnVy vs Rise Nation
- Team Kaliber vs Team eLevate
- Team Orbit vs FaZe Clan
The final two days of the week were postponed to a later, and so far undisclosed, date. That leads me to our storyline of the week.
Storyline of the week
Players are getting hit offline (still)
No one seems to have a clear to solution to the newest problem facing competitive Call of Duty, but let’s hope they find one soon. Right now, it’s painful to watch.
Here are the current league standings