This weekend, 8 of the world's best Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare teams descended upon the X Games. They were at the prestigious sporting events for one reason and one reason alone: to take home an X Games Gold Medal and a part of the hefty prize pool on offer. The MLG Pro League Season 2 playoffs were an intense affair with some exhiliarating matches between incredible lineups.
Let's take a look at who ended up victorious, and which rosters were unable to rise to the challenge.
1st: OpTic Gaming | Scump - Crimsix - Karma - Formal
2nd: FaZe Clan | Huke - Slasher - Zooma - Enable
3rd: eLevate | Teej - Temp - Slacked - Classic
4th: Team Kaliber | Parasite - Nameless - Sharp - Goonjar
5th/6th: Denial eSports | Clayster - Replays - JKap - Attach
5th/6th: Rise Nation | Neslo - Theory - Chino - Whea7s
7th/8th: TCM Gaming | Shane - Jurd - MadCat - Moose
7th/8th: Team EnVy | Proofy - Teepee - Loony - Saints
Scump is now the only player in Call of Duty history (or, well, video game history in general, really) to possess two X Games Gold Medals.
Prize Money Distribution
Pro Point Distribution
OpTic Gaming's Road to Victory
OpTic Gaming 4 - 1 Team Kaliber
OpTic Gaming 4 - 0 Team eLevate
OpTic Gaming 4 - 1 FaZe Clan
OpTic Gaming 4 - 0 FaZe Clan
OpTic Gaming are now arguably uncontested as the world's best Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare team. This is their fourth victory in a row, and a part of two winning streaks the team has been on so far this season, only broken by a shocking performance at the Call of Duty Championships.
Their previous rivals in Denial eSports have seemingly slipped in the rankings, often struggling to even place in the top 3 as of late, and any other rosters that have offered them a challenge have crumbled and fallen after being defeated by the green wall at an event. Right now, FaZe Clan is certainly their most potent opposition, but even that is a stretch. Nothing is able to keep up with the pure slaying power and talent of OpTic.
Will they continue their streak until the end of the season, solidifying themselves as a Complexity/Evil Genuises tier dynasty in CoD? We'll soon see.