LPL CoD Premiership – Slicer vs Crucial
The inaugural LPL Call of Duty Premiership, live on SKY Sports TV and rebroadcast on twitch.tv/letsplaylive, set the stage for an amazing tournament. Up first was one of the tournament favorites, Slicer. Their opponent was Crucial, one of the last teams to qualify and considered heavy underdogs. Could they pull off an upset win?
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Match: 1/5 – Map: Frost – Mode: Hardpoint
Slicer ran out to a quick capture of the first hardpoint, securing an early 44-6 lead. They would build that lead to 80-20 behind great play from Reef “YKEminence” Galloway, leading the way with 13 kills.
Crucial would battle back, with both Alan “DeviiousFlow” Simona and Josh “Hidden_Horizon” Hanna securing 14 kills each. Slicer’s lead would be dwindled down to 106-65, but they proved to be a formidable team.
Crucial would stay within 60 points for the next three hardpoints, but Slicer was really pulling away in Frags. YKEminence already had 31 kills, with both Dean “Dean2G” Beldzinski and Ryan “killerpie” Wallath going over 20 kills.
Slicer increased their lead to 220-105, despite Crucial having three Payloads available. Slicer just proved to be too methodical and efficient, ending the map 250-143.
Match: 2/5 – Map: Crusher – Mode: SND
Round one was complete domination by YKEminence, picking up four kills in a sweep of Crucial. Round two was another clean win for Slicer, going up 2-0 early on the second of five maps.
Crucial got on the board in round three, winning a great 2vs1 with DeviiousFlow flanking YKEminence for the kill. Crucial found another favorable 2vs1 situation in round four, with Tohara “TGreig” Greig picking up the final kill to tie the map up at 2-2.
Round five was hotly contested as well, with Crucial finding their third straight 2vs1 situation. Crucial’s Philip “Chaoticflow” Aiuna would find the final kill on YKEminence to give his team a 3-2 lead.
Slicer came into round six fired up, showing the same dominating performance we saw in round one. After Crucial had some miscommunication that resulted in a team frag, Slicer was able to clean up the rest of Crucial for a 4-2 lead.
Crucial would get a critical kill on YKEminence early, but Hidden_Horizon missed his jump, falling in a crevice and suiciding with the bomb. TGreig almost out played the 1vs2, but killerpie got the crucial kill to give Slicer a 5-3 lead.
Slicer was able to get a quick plant at bombsite B, but Crucial found a favorable 2vs1 and got the defuse, extending their life by one more round. Round ten was a clean sweep of Crucial for Slicer, winning 6-4 and taking the map. Crucial most certainly was impressive though.
Match: 3/5 – Map: Mayday – Mode: Uplink
Slicer scored first with 3:10 left in the first half after a great throw by killerpie, right before he died, made it 1-0. Crucial’s TGrieg was able to respond immediately though, tieing up the game 1-1.
Guydra made a beautiful slam dunk with 1:15 left in the first half, giving Slicer a 3-1 lead. He tried again 20 seconds later, but was cut down right before he scored by Crucial. The first half would end 3-1, with Crucial keeping pace with Slicer so far.
The first minute of the second half was once again extremely contested. TGrieg and killerpie led all players with 17 kills, with total frags slightly favoring Slicer (57-47).
A great throw by Dean2G gave Slicer a 4-1 lead with 3 minutes remaining. Dean2G went on a 4 killstreak as well as dunking the ball to give Slicer a 6-1 lead. Guydra would get a great throw in before he died to give Slicer another point.
It was all Slicer the rest of the way, getting one more point and shutting out Crucial in the second half to win 8-1.
Match: 4/5 – Map: Breakout – Mode: Hardpoint
Slicer came out hot on the fourth map, taking quick control over the first hardpoint. They would dominate the next two hardpoints as well, with Slicer going up 110-6. Guydra would go on a ridiculous 10 killstreak before even dieing once on this map, joining killerpie at 15-4 and Dean2G at 10-4.
Slicer remained in complete control throughout this map, building a dominating 208-21 lead with killerpie leading all players with 25 kills. Slicer would end the map with a 250-60 win.
Match:5/5 – Map: Frost – Mode: SND
Round one was a sloppy start for Slicer, with Guydra falling off the map and losing the bomb. Crucial would pick up an easy win. Slicer came back strong in round two however, going 4 for 1 in a quick win to tie the map 1-1.
Slicer found a favorable 2vs1 in round three, picking off Chaoticflow as they heard him walk by. DeviiousFlow was able to get a great return kill on YKEminence that allowed him to get off a clean bomb plant. Crucial would hold off to tie it back up at 2 rounds apiece.
Slicer rushed bombsite A in round five, getting two kills and a clean bomb plant. Crucial couldn’t even get close to defusing, with Slicer taking a 3-2 lead. Round six was another tightly contested game, going down to a 2vs2. Slicer won the skirmishes though, going up 4-2.
Slicer again rushed bombsite A in round seven, cleaning up Crucial as they attempted to penetrate Slicer’s defense. Match point would come down to a 1vs1 situation, with Crucial’s TGrieg getting a great plant at bombsite A. Dean2G found the clutch kill and defuse to win the map for Slicer, though.
With that, Slicer earned 6 points after a 5-0 sweep (teams are rewarded an extra point if they win all 5 maps). Crucial showed some grit, playing against a much more seasoned team, and it’ll be interesting to see how they progress in their future matches.