A highly anticipated match between FBI The Agency and Legendz just took place here in Chicago. Both teams entered the tournament with a new roster, and fans were eager to see how the respective additions of Naded and Dysphoria would affect these established squads. For Legendz, the meeting was yet another chapter in the team’s season long bracket woes. The team has been unable to dig themselves out of their 14th seed, and has repeatedly matched up with some of the Pro Circuit’s most formidable teams as early as the second round.
The first game of the series between these two prominent teams saw Legendz open on a strong note. After five minutes of even firefights between the two squads, Legendz managed to score the first capture of Warlock Flag. The early capture, however, was Legendz’ only lead of the series. FBI The Agency soon took complete control of the map, and logged four consecutive captures. The team was very effective at watching spawns when running the flag, often allowing the carrier to reach his home base unscathed. The Agency’s slaying output, led by Mackeo’s 37 – 19 showing, completely overwhelmed Legendz.
Game 2 of Lockout TS featured plenty of clever plays and grenades from Naded. His squad seized the early lead and kept Legendz pinned at BR Tower. During standoffs, Naded moved to elbow to toss grenades into Library. Whereas many players would simply toss two grenades and hope they happened to take someone out in the process, Naded’s strategy differed from the norm. He tossed extremely high arcing grenades over top center, allowing him time to walk to bottom blue and finish any man guarding window with a headshot the second the grenade exploded. The tactic looked to be a great way to open up charges upon BR tower, as it instantly eliminates any player watching from window. When the Chicago Video on Demand perspectives are released, be sure to check out his point of view for plenty of crafty plays.
Game 3 closed out the sweep for the Agency. While the third seeded squad held a significant lead throughout, there were occasional lapses in communication that caused much frustration among the squad. Mackeo emerged as the team leader, keeping his cool and reminding the team that they had everything under control. The convincing showing gives optimism to The Agency fans who are hoping their new roster won’t skip a beat in the chemistry department.
In Winners Bracket Round 3, The Agency will face the winner of a match between Time to Prove and Nice Like Rice.
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