Seattle Surge Break 10-Match Losing Streak With Victory Over OpTic
After being drowned and out, Seattle Surge has ridden their worst wave yet, coming out the other end with a resurgent change of tides.
The bottom-ranked Call of Duty League side had been embarking on a record-breaking stint in the 2021 season, although it was a record nobody wanted to break. Their ten-match consecutive loss streak matched that of the Minnesota Rokkr's in their mid-season slump last year, marking both phases as the longest losing streaks ever seen in the CDL.
With one more defeat seeing Seattle unwillingly break the record and become the undisputed recipients of the worst form in CDL history, their upcoming match against a seeming back-to-business OpTic Chicago team had many fans assuming the worst.
However, this was not the case.
Seattle Surge Beat OpTic Chicago At The LA Thieves Home Series.
Despite a sweeping to the hands of a formidable Atlanta FaZe, OpTic looked to be on the path to redemption, with comfortable victories against Minnesota Rokkr and Paris League to start Stage 4.
The Green Wall appeared to be fully cemented again, but with a tsunami coming their way, the water washed away the structure and left them in a heap of rubble.
The 3-2 victory for Seattle Surge featured two neutrally incredible Hardpoint matches, where combined the sides could only be separated by five points. The control went in the favour of Seattle too, also ending a ten-match losing streak on the game mode. OpTic's usually strong SnD performances shone in Map Two on Moscow, but the pivotal Map Five went in the way of Seattle, ending their torrid spell.
Worst Losing Streak In CDL history
Although Seattle prevented an 11th straight loss, their ten-match losing spree still matches Rokkr's record, leaving the two sharing the spoils for the longest stream without a post-match winners interview with Lottie Van-Praag.
Paris Legion sat on nine losses in a row during a spell in Modern Warfare, with Los Angeles Guerrillas also losing seven in a row last year.
Seattle Surge's previous record of six straight defeats sees them on the top-five list twice for the least wanted record in the league, typifying their form over the two years that see them constantly anchored to the bottom four.
Seattle could kick on ahead of the Stage 4 LAN and rack up a late run for a high finish, with a victory over Paris potentially seeing them secure a fourth-place seed in the groups.
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