3sUP Call of Duty MLG Finals Recap
This weekend Call of Duty Advanced Warfare finally came to an end at the MLG world finals in New Orleans, Louisiana. Teams from all around the world made the trip down to New Orleans at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center where the event was held. A historic and passionate atmosphere could be found nowhere better than right in the middle of downtown New Orleans. MLG once again did an absolutely outstanding job with putting together the venue and productions behind their storied 100th event. MLG Finals hosted competition in top games such as Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Dota 2, Smite and Super Smash Bros.
3sUP Enterprises was in attendance for the competition as well with our Call of Duty team. The team consisted of Cameron “CaLiFa” Joyner, Danny “Miyagi” Ho, Tyree “Legal” Glover and Aries “Aries” Inglot. Unfortunately we were forced to make a roster change three days before the event which lead to the reacquisition of Aries. Despite the roster change, everyone on the team remained confident in their ability to land a top placement at MLG Finals. With competition starting Friday morning, 3sUP was ready to steamroll through open bracket play. Here is a little better look at how our bracket looked going into open bracket play on Friday:
3sUP had a first round bye which meant that our first match didn’t even begin until 1:30 versus GIA XsV Force. 3sUP took the first series over XsV pretty easily which put us into semifinals against warFare Gaming. The series against warFare was definitely not an adequate representation of our teams skill as 3sUP fell 2-0 sending us into the open losers bracket on Saturday morning. With everything on the line in a win or go home situation the boys rallied together and won all three of their open bracket matches on Saturday launching 3sUP into the championship bracket.
The team was gaining more and more momentum as time continued to pass by. Once again 3sUP was positioned in a win or go home situation with their first match in the championship loser bracket against Millenium. If you are not familiar with Millenium, they are a profession European eSports organization involved throughout a number of different games. This series versus Millenium was a close series all the way to the very end. However, 3sUP came up just short in the final map falling 6-4 on Recovery Search and Destroy.