OpTic and Team Liquid Rejoin HCS Pro League
The relegation and promotion tournament has concluded and we now know who will be joining the other six teams in the North American HCS Fall Pro League.
Congratulations to both Team Liquid and OpTic Gaming for pulling through and being able to face off in the HCS again next season.
This leaves both the open circuit teams, Denial eSports and Team eLevate, without a spot for next season. Be sure to follow use here at GAMURS to find out what these two team’s plans are for the future.
The event started out with the first round not being streamed on the official Halo twitch channel. A big shout out to Richard Simms, a caster for the event, for streaming the games himself through his phone on his facebook page. This first round was extremely easy for Team Liquid, who quickly 4-0’d Team eLevate and moved on to the Winner’s Finals. Denial didn’t have as easy of a team beating OpTic, but pulled through with a decisive 4-2 victory.
During the first round of the lower bracket, the first streamed series for the relegation tournament, we saw a close set between Elevate and OpTic. Don’t let OpTic’s 4-0 victory fool you, these games could have gone either way.
After another 4-0 victory for Team Liquid, this time over Denial, they secured themselves a spot in the next Pro League season. Following a rocky start with four replays of the first match, OpTic then managed to take their revenge against Denial! In a thrilling 4-2 win, OpTic knocked Denial out of the lower bracket and claimed their old spot back in the pro league.
Good luck to all of the teams that qualified and will be playing in the HCS next season. Be sure to stay tuned to GAMURs to find out all the details for the next season of Pro League once they are available.
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Patrick Cowley can be contacted on Twitter, @PtrckCowley.