The pressure was at an all-time high for both teams in this match. Crucial and 7-Seas had battled it out heavily so far in the LPL CoD Premiership, but both teams had yet to secure a definitive position. The winner of this match would be in great shape to stay in the tournament. Meanwhile, the loser would face uncertain relegation at the end of the weekend.
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Match: 1/5 – Map: Throwback – Mode: Hardpoint
7-Seas started out fast, taking Train Platform after 30 seconds on the hardpoint. A quick 25-6 lead was built as we headed to Barn. The next hardpoint was hotly contested, but Daniel “Hoode” James was able to help 7-Seas take control once again with a killstreak of 3.
Crucial would close the gap at Bike Path with some excellent play by Josh “Hidden_Horizon” Hanna, but 7-Seas once again swung back into control with a killstreak of 3 from Trae “Emerge” Brown in the last 20 second of the hardpoint.
Baseball Field was all 7-Seas, with Mitchell “Viper” Horne going on a 10 killstreak. Leading 111-53, 7-Seas was able to outrun Crucial to Lime, taking full control of the hardpoint.
With a commanding 160-55 lead, 7-Seas was in great position to win the first map. Viper single handedly held down Bike Path for 7-Seas, essentially putting the map out of reach for Crucial. The final score was 250-158. Viper ended up going 43-21 on the map, setting the mark.
Match: 2/5 – Map: Crusher – Mode: SND
Fresh off their first map win, Viper carried his team’s momentum into the first round of the second map. He picked up three quick kills to help 7-Seas get off to a 1-0 start.
Round two was much closer, with a 1vs1 between 7-Sea’s Luke “Loukas” Weight and Incept’s Tohara “TGreig” Greig. TGreig went for the sneaky bomb defuse, but Loukas was there to defend and give 7-Seas a 2-0 lead.
With their backs against the wall, Crucial struck back in round three. Some great patience and an early kill on Emerge helped set it up. Another great round between both teams left a 2vs2. 7-Seas got the bomb plant, but Loukas was left in a 1vs2. Loukas would kill Hidden_Horizon first, then out battle TGreig for the improbable win.
Crucial would bounce right back in round five, despite losing first blood. Hoode couldn’t out maneuver a 1vs3. Round six was a great fast plant by 7-Seas. Crucial was left out of position and couldn’t rotate in time.
Crucial turned it right back around in round seven once again, taking a play out of 7-Seas book. They quickly rushed bombsite A while 7-Seas set up a strong defense at bombsite B. However, it took just 27 seconds for 7-Seas to win round eight, giving them match point.
Crucial played a sloppy round nine, as Loukas (11-4) found first blood and Viper cleaned up the rest.
Match: 3/5 – Map: Precinct – Mode: Uplink
It was 7-Sea’s Hoode getting two quick dunks to start the map, putting them up 4-0. Hoode would then score again 30 seconds later, jumping out of the window and using his blockers to perfection.
It was all 7-Seas for the rest of the first half, scoring twice more after securing a great ace. Hoode led the way with eight points. Hoode scored again with 50 seconds left, putting 7-Seas up 11-0. It would remain that score until halftime.
The second half was once again all 7-Seas, with Hoode having a ridiculous 14 points off of two more dunks. 7-Seas was content on sitting with their lead after that, shutting Crucial out 17-0.
Match: 4/5 – Map: Frost – Mode: Hardpoint
The momentum was clearly on 7-Seas side, with Emerge and Viper going off early. After the first rotation of hardpoints, it was 7-Seas up 114-29.
There were moments on this map that Hoode just seemed like an unstoppable immortal. He was finding kills left and right, snuffing out any sense of a Crucial combat. Heading to research, he led the way with 21 kills as 7-Seas had a demanding 160-67 lead.
Crucial wasn’t just going to roll over, strongly contesting Research. Robot Bay was again a great fight, but 7-Seas was just too much. Their lead was now 208-104 heading to Ridge.
It all ended at Cryo, with 7-Seas finishing the map 250-147.
Match: 5/5 – Map: Throwback – Mode: SND
Round one was a really close battle. Incept got the bomb plant before a 1vs1 between Emerge and Hidden_Horizon developed. Emerge attempted to defuse the bomb with under 10 seconds left, but Hidden_Horizon played it perfectly.
Hoode made sure that round two was all 7-Seas, picking up three kills alone. Crucial lost the bomb early on in round three, and 7-Seas was able to just camp it and pick off Crucial members as they attempted to recover it.
7-Seas went for the full commit to the bomb plant in round four, leaving a 1vs1 between Philip “Chaoticflow” Aiuna and Loukas. Crucial got the kill and the bomb defuse to make it 2-2.
Crucial made a full commit in round five, but TGreig and Hidden_Horizon went down early. 7-Seas picked off the rest of their members to take a 3-2 lead.
7-Seas once again hard rushed bombsite B in round six, getting a quick plant. Despite yet another 1vs1, it was Viper taking down TGreig to win the round. Round seven was another great round. With time running out, Crucial’s Hidden_Horizon attempted to plant the bomb. Viper had other ideas though, covertly picking him off.
Crucial wasn’t done yet, winning round three in lightning fashion to make it 3-5 after a great grenade by ChaoticFlow. Round eight was extremely close as well, as Crucial found themselves in a 2vs1. After planting the bomb, they were able to take out Loukas to make it 4-5.
Round ten was over in less than 30 seconds. Viper was a man on a mission, getting three kills in the round and giving 7-Seas match point. This put Crucial in a very tough spot moving forward in this tournament.