We’ve still got a day to go before we get the anticipated Optic vs Faze matchup, but Saturday is still stacked with some great matches with a lot of Major II implications. Can anything top the upsets we saw in Day 1? I don’t think anything beats Paris Legion getting their first Call Of Duty League qualifier win, but you never know. Check out all of our thoughts below!
Seattle Surge vs Los Angeles Thieves
- Why Seattle Surge will win: Because someone has to? I feel like I’ve said this before in regards to the Paris vs New York match, but this feels like two teams kind of lost on the ocean. I feel a little better at the bounce back potential of Seattle, if only because it seems like the moment you doubt them or call them an easy win they clutch a Game 5.
- Why Los Angeles Thieves will win: Because they can’t possibly play worse? Admittedly the Guerrillas have been an ascending team, so they totally caught them at the worst possible time. Seattle however are still sinking, and perhaps they get back to their Hardpoint winning ways right here.
- X-Factor: Search and Destroy. It seems like the mode Seattle should be able to get on the board with, but I could see LAT winning one we aren’t expecting.
- Prediction: 3-2 Seattle Surge
Boston Breach vs Florida Mutineers
- Why Boston Breach will win: They’re simply the better team. I don’t think they will win the Control, but the change to ticks might make things more mixy. We just watched the Thieves pull off a Control win being slayed hard… remember what happened last time these teams met?
- Why Florida Mutineers will win: They want the better seed. This is Florida’s last match, and they could end up in loser’s just as easily as winner’s. Sure, Boston has the 1 seed to fight for, but the Mutineers don’t want to start in single elimination again.
- X-Factor: Bocage Hardpoint. This one is going to be close, with both teams playing pretty well on it, so I don’t see either team vetoing it. The big question is if it starts the game or hits at four.
- Prediction: 3-2 Boston Breach
Optic Texas vs Los Angeles Guerrillas
- Why Optic Texas will win: Because Illey goes off. I think we’ll see Dashy do what he does, and Shotzzy will be frustrating to deal with even if he dies a lot, but Illey is the player Optic needs to step up and keep the momentum swinging in their direction.
- Why Los Angeles Guerrillas will win: Momentum. Speaking of momentum, the Guerrillas have it right now. And they have Shotzzy’s old running mate to give them a little bit of inside information. I don’t think they go down easily, and this game shows it.
- X-Factor: Desert Siege. If Optic lets it through it might be a tough one, given they have yet to win it. LAG isn’t a world beater on it, they’re only 1-1, but they did look pretty good on it versus the Thieves.
- Prediction: 3-1 Optic Texas
— LAG Asim (@GstaAsim) September 1, 2021
New York Subliners vs Minnesota Rokkr
- Why New York Subliners will win: They’re finally having fun! Gone are the bad vibes and anger, replaced with a bunch of dudes who have nothing to lose just chilling and shooting bad guys. It seems like they’re playing in the right roles now, including Crimsix moving to main AR, so they’ve got a shot in this one.
- Why Minnesota Rokkr will win: They win a Hardpoint. It’s funny to say this given they pulled one off of Toronto last week, and they’re opponent won their first regular season Hardpoints of the season, but it’s true. Minnesota has not been great in this mode, so winning these versus New York could be imperative to a victory.
- X-Factor: Hydra vs Standy. These two rookies were incredible in their debut Cold War seasons, and whichever player controls the map is probably pulling out this one.
- Prediction: 3-1 New York Subliners
— The Flank (@TheFlank) March 25, 2022
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