OpTic Finally Defeats Liquid, Will They Collect Some More Wins?
After OpTic’s 3-1 victory over Team Liquid, OpTic Gaming has finally been able to gain their first victory in the Pro League.
With this win in the books, all hope is not lost just yet for this OpTic Gaming team, especially considering how dominant they were in the match. OpTic played each game-type completely different than they usually do, leading to a new result. Under the overwhelming slaying power of APG, OpTic were able to hold off almost all of Liquid’s attacks, slowly choking out any chance Liquid had to come back in the series. I was very impressed with OpTic’s performance on Eden Slayer when Liquid looked to bounce back from a pathetic performance on Empire Strongholds. OpTic were able to slow the game down and come back even though Liquid was up by a few kills and playing a slow paced game, which isn’t OpTic’s preferred style.
This victory was also very personal for OpTic and Liquid. With both Ace and APG being former members of Liquid (now with OpTic), they wanted to prove to everyone that they would be able to move on and compete without Liquid. For those of you who didn’t watch the Last Chance Qualifier, Liquid 4-0ed OpTic in the Winner's Bracket Round 2 match, which forced OpTic to fight their way through the Loser's Bracket to qualify for the Pro League. There was a lot of emotion being released in-game during their match where several Liquid players t-bagged a few OpTic members after their victory, showing their lack of respect for the team.
Now that OpTic is done with this mental block of having to defeat Team Liquid, this team can finally move on to greater goals this season. Sitting at 6th in the standings this week means that OpTic have a lot of ground to make up after their poor performance last week but after this great win, OpTic should have all the momentum they need to fight their way through the next few matches.
What do you think about OpTic finally being able to beat Team Liquid and the potential to do even greater things this season? Let me know in the comments section below.
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