OpTic Gaming qualify for ELEAGUE after besting Lounge at CES
In a showcase event at CES, OpTic defeated European qualifiers Lounge Gaming 2-0 to win $35,000 and a coveted spot in Turner's $1.2 million league.
OpTic showed themselves to be a clear step ahead of their European opponents in the one-sided match. On Train, the team claimed a 16-13 victory before closing out the match with a 16-3 stomp on Cobblestone. Shahzeb "ShahZaM" Khan and Keith "Nar-Fly" Markovic netted themselves 46 frags a piece.
While still known as Conquest, the team made it through a stacked North American qualifier, though they managed to dodge top sides like Cloud9 and Liquid. Lounge had to come through the open qualifiers in Europe, finally defeating Team Dignitas to win their ticket to Vegas.
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