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After managing a reverse sweep against the Royal Ravens at the Stage 2 Major, the LA Thieves have done it again in their match against the Seattle Surge at the London Home Series on April 23. They will go on to face London April 25.

LA once again went started the series 0-2. However, after fighting back they emerged victorious, winning three straight maps against Seattle. The Surge made some questionable decisions throughout the match, making the Thieves’ job somewhat easier.

Seattle falls short against the LA Thieves

The first match of day two at the London Home Series started off promising for the Surge. They desperately needed a solid performance to kick off their Stage 3 campaign on a good foot. During Stage 2, Seattle made some improvements, but ultimately fell short of their expectations.

Across the first two maps, it seemed like Seattle was going to get off to the start they wanted. They took the first Hardpoint and Search and Destroy, with Pierce “Gunless” Hillman leading the way. He dropped 32 kills in Hardpoint and 10 kills in Search, allowing Seattle to take a 2-0 series lead.

This is where things started to fall apart for the Surge, though. Their pick for the map three Control was Raid, which they were 0-6 on thus far in the CDL. If they picked any other map, they would’ve had a much better chance to win the series in a 3-0 sweep.

However, LA took full advantage of Seattle’s shortcomings on the map/mode combination. They won Control 3-0 and went on to steamroll the Surge in the next two maps. Zack “Drazah” Jordan led the charge for the Thieves in their comeback. He dropped a combined 64 kills in the three maps LA won and finishing the series with a 1.24 KD.

Stage 3 starts off with a huge confidence boost for the LA Thieves. They’ll try to ride this momentum in their next match against London on Sunday, April 25, at 3:00 p.m. ET.

Seattle, on the other hand, will attempt to take down OpTic Chicago on Saturday, April 24, 6:00 p.m. ET to avoid starting Stage 3 0-2.


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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