Published on April 4th, 2011 | by CodCom
MLG Dallas Championship Sunday Recap
MLG Dallas is over and boy the event was something worth remembering as a LOT has happened. If you’ve missed out on the first 2 days of MLG Dallas and you really want to know what how Championship Sunday came to be, you can read the day 1 recap and day 2 recap.
Just like the first 2 days, the Major League Gaming staff, Lish in this case, have written a recap for the last day of MLG Dallas.
Lish writes: “The first ever Call of Duty: Black Ops set expectations very high. After three days of grueling competition, we now have an undisputed champion, as well as a host of other promising young squads on the horizon.
Quantic Leverage are without question the best team in the game, following a commanding performance at Dallas. Leverage steamrolled their way to the Winners Bracket Finals, where they met underdogs Resistance, who somehow managed to grind out a victory and stun the tournament favorites. Unfazed by the loss, Leverage dropped into the Losers Bracket Finals to play Optic Gaming, where they were able to recapture their best form and advance to the Championship Match. Entering the Finals down 3 games to 2, Leverage looked like a completely different team compared to their past meeting with Resistance. They were simply dominant, winning all four games comfortably to claim the Black Ops throne.
Special attention is also due to Resistance, who began the tournament as the eleventh seeded team. They met all comers in the Winners Bracket, knocking off such prominent names as Quantic Leverage, Obey, and Quantic Influence. They could not sustain that level of play in the Championship Match, and were defeated by a superior opponent. Their near miss at Dallas definitely makes them an intriguing team going forward.
Another relatively obscure team to make some noise at Dallas was the thirteenth seeded Ground Zero. Featuring a cast of young players, Ground Zero made their presence felt in the Losers Bracket, where they very nearly upset Optic Gaming to advance to the Losers Bracket Finals. They brought a ton of energy to the Main Stage, and will definitely benefit from this experience.
Optic Gaming put on a strong performance at Dallas to finish in 3rd Place. The untimely departure of Rambino before the event was a severe blow to the team, but his replacement Nadeshot acquitted himself nicely. After a runner-up finish in the Gamebattles $25k Online Competition and now a third to their credit, they may need to do a little more tinkering in order to find a formula for success.
Now that Dallas is officially in the books, we can say without any hesitation that it was a truly spectacular Event. The Call of Duty Main Stage was a great addition to the venue setup, both for the players and the spectators. The players were able to showcase their immense talent on a fitting platform, and the spectators were treated to hours of exhilarating Main Stage action. Dallas also saw the emergence of a few cinderella stories, an encouraging sign for those interested in attending Columbus. Undoubtedly though, the tournament belonged to Quantic Leverage, who were more than the price of admission at an incredible Pro Circuit stop.”
I can only hope those words are enough for you to picture what MLG Dallas was like. MLG Dallas is the first event we’ve covered on the website and it won’t be the last one. As a matter of fact, MLG Columbus will start on June 3rd and Call of Duty: Black Ops will be one of the 3 games during that event. Which means you’ll be able to read all about on the Call of Duty Community.
Once again, congratulations Quantic Leverage on becoming the first Black Ops Champions.