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It was another day at the office for the Atlanta FaZe at the Florida Mutineers Home Series. After coming off a hot sweep of OpTic Chicago at their own home series, FaZe swept through the Seattle Surge earlier today. This is Atlanta’s third straight win in Stage 4, and so far, they’ve only dropped one map.

As for Seattle, it, too, was another day at the office. Of course, the Surge’s days aren’t as enjoyable as FaZe’s. Seattle has not won a series since Stage 2 of the Call of Duty League, where they bested Florida at the Major. That was nearly two months ago. It’s becoming increasingly clear, if it wasn’t already, that the Surge won’t be making the champs bracket.

Seattle turns in another ugly performance

The first two maps of the series were actually closer than many anticipated. In fact, Seattle was ahead in both the Hardpoint and Search and Destroy at some point. Atlanta stymied both of these attempts at a rare map win, though. The Surge fell in Hardpoint by 51 points and lost in crushing fashion the next map.

Seattle was ahead by a score of 5-3 on Raid Search and Destroy but were immediately shut down in three straight rounds to lose the map. If the Surge are good at anything in 2021, it’s losing maps in heartbreaking fashion time and time again.

The map three Control was essentially over before it started. Seattle hasn’t won a Control in months and they weren’t about to end the streak against Atlanta. It was a quick 3-0 for FaZe, which won them the series. Both McArthur “Cellium” Jovel and Tyler “aBeZy” Pharris finished +17 in the match, but Cellium led the way in Kill/Death (K/D), posting a 1.43.

It was Alec “Arcitys” Sanderson who gave the post-match interview, though. The AR slayer commented on what it’s like to play against his brother, Preston “Prestinni” Sanderson.

“We’re not going to get emotional, we’re not going to do that. I call him Prestinni in-game now because screw him. We got the cry-baby stuff out of the way [last year],” Arcitys joked. “We just want to be the best team we can and I have nothing but respect for the Seattle Surge.”

Both squads will get another chance to play at the Florida Mutineers Home Series later this weekend.


Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 6+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.


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