During the Dallas Home Series, the final Home Series event before the Stage 3 Major, OpTic Chicago and the Atlanta FaZe faced off in what was billed as one of the most competitive matches of the entire event.
With fans expecting a thrilling series between two of the best teams in the Call of Duty League (CDL), many were left shocked as the FaZe handed the Green Wall a dominant 3-0 victory.
Shortly after the match, several OpTic players claimed that the match was played on an incorrect server which gave Atlanta a significant advantage over their opponents who needed to win in order to start the Stage 3 Major in the winner's bracket.
Here's everything we know about what happened.
Server Choice Gave Atlanta An Advantage
In order to make online competition a level playing field, the CDL gave teams the opportunity to choose which server matches would be played on.
In this case, a "typo" led to the match being played on a server located in Atlanta, the home of the FaZe.
Chicago player Dylan "Envoy" Hannon was quick to comment on the situation, stating that the typo is "f**king unacceptable."
Envoy's teammate Brandon "Dashy Otell also showed his annoyance regarding the situation that led to the Green Wall starting the Major in the loser's bracket.
Other Pro Players Left Confused
Alongside the frustrated OpTic players, other players were also left confused by the whole ordeal.
Los Angeles Thieves coach and two-time world champion Jordan "Jkap" Kaplan provided an insight into how server picks in the CDL work but still appeared as confused as everyone else.
OpTic In Loser's Bracket
Thanks to the dominant performance by Atlanta, OpTic will begin the Stage 3 Major in the Loser's bracket where just one loss will eliminate them from the entire tournament.
Can the Green Wall discover some form or does the team need to make roster changes before the start of Stage 4?