Many Halo 2 fans predicted either FBI The Agency or Perfect Storm to crack the Top 2 at MLG Dallas. Few of those people would have thought the teams would meet in Losers Bracket Round 6, only assured of Top 6. But after losses for both teams in the Winners Bracket, they found themselves facing each other for the right to move into the Top 4.
At the Meadowlands, Perfect Storm defeated The Agency and looked extremely comfortable in doing so. The Agency could not have enjoyed the experience and it showed as they ripped out of the gate in Game 1 of the series. The Agency faced some resistance from Perfect Storm, but ultimately won the game 5-2. The Agency led the series 1-0.
Perfect Storm bounced back in Game 2, however. Down several kills for the majority of the Warlock Team Slayer affair, Perfect Storm coordinated a lethal strike on the Agency as both teams were in the 40s. The result was a six-kill swing and a 50-46 win for Perfect Storm. Xtremist led the way with a 14-9 performance. Suddenly, the series was tied at one.
Lockout hosted Game 3 for a nice bit of Oddball. The Agency looked to maintain map control for most of the game and were largely successful. Halogod kept tabs on the sniper rifle, which allowed him to log 32 kills while dying just 21 times. His effort and those of his teammates gave The Agency a 5:00-3:41 win. More importantly, they moved to within one win of advancing, as they led the series 2-1.
Perfect Storm needed a win on CTF Sanctuary to extend the series. For nine minutes, neither team could dent the fortifications of the other. Several times, The Agency controlled both snipers, but Perfect Storm played staunch defense and kept their opponents away from the flag. Pressure from the The Agency finally yielded results, however, and they scored twice within a minute. The third capture was not far behind, which gave The Agency a 3-0 win. They also clinched the series, 3-1. The victory set up a meeting with 5k in the Losers Bracket Semifinals.
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