After their worst loss of the season, the New York Subliners bounce back against the Seattle Surge. Wrapping up both teams’ appearances at the Paris Legion Home Series, New York managed to sweep the Surge to end day 3. While the maps were close, Seattle continues to disappoint in the Call of Duty League while the Subliners appear to be back on the right track.
This was a fairly important match for both teams. New York is attempting to keep pace with the likes of OpTic Chicago and Atlanta FaZe in Group B of Stage 3. On the other hand, Seattle needed their first win of the stage to even have a hope of making the major winner’s bracket.
Seattle stays winless with loss to New York Subliners
— Call of Duty League (@CODLeague) May 1, 2021
As it currently stands, Paris and Seattle are the only teams without a win in Stage 3. For Paris, this makes sense, as they’ve gone through a roster change and don’t possess the raw talent of the Surge. For Seattle, the season continues to be a mystery they can’t seem to solve.
The roster finds new ways to lose matches, often getting close or blowing leads. They were reverse swept by the LA Thieves to start Stage 3 and lost two close maps against New York.
Both maps two and three were extremely close. As per usual, Sam “Octane” Larew led the way in pretty much every stat for the Surge. He finished with a 1.16 Kill/Death ratio but these dominant performances have never led to match wins, dating back to 2020.
On the winning side of things, New York got back on track after a rough loss against London on May 29. Mackenzie “Mack” Kelley overwhelmed Seattle at times, finishing with a blistering 1.68 K/D, and carried his teammates at times. This includes Control, where Mack dropped 28 kills as opposed to rookie Paco “HyDra” Rusiewiez’s nine.
GGs Seattle we won 3-0. Been trying really hard to improve with the 2nd AR, I'm glad its showing. #nysl
— NYSL Mack (@MackMelts) May 2, 2021
If Mack and the other members of the roster can play like this every series, they’re a real threat in Stage 3. However, HyDra needs to be more consistent if they want a chance of beating OpTic and FaZe in future group play.
Both squads are done at the Paris Home Series but pick things back up next weekend at the Dallas Home Series on May 6.