Halo 5 North American Finals Completed
The Relegation Bracket saw Team Liquid and OpTic Gaming get pushed to the limit as they fought to reclaim their places in the HCS Pro League for the Fall 2016 Season against the best teams from the HCS Open Circuit. These matches saw some of the most incredible and memorable Halo play ever witnessed, including an epic CTF standoff for the ages in the Relegation Finals between OpTic Gaming and Denial Esports. Led by crowd-favorite up-and-comer Rammy, Denial matched OpTic flag for flag… for three straight deadlocked matches. In the end, OpTic would prove just too much for the talented challengers, but Rammy and his teammates gained an incredible respect from every competitor during their valiant final stand, and in the process would give the teams competing in the Summer Finals themselves a tough act to follow.
If the regular season was anything to go by, then it seemed almost inevitable that things would come down to CLG and E6 – the latter handing CLG their only loss of the Summer 2016 Season. In the early goings of Game 1: CTF on Coliseum, it looked like E6 was ready to keep their momentum going as they grabbed the first flag capture to open up the scoring. Any assumptions of rust on CLG’s part though quickly evaporated, as the defending champs rattled off two quick caps of their own before coming out on top of a protracted standoff to take the opening game 3-1.
In Game 2, CLG rode an incredible power weapon display by Frosty to a dominating 50-35 win to take a 2-0 series lead, and despite an impressive slaying performance by E6 on The Rig, CLG would take the Game 3 Strongholds win, and along with it a commanding 3-0 series lead.
In the end for CLG, the journey was different, but the destination was the same as they took Game 4 on Fathom to close out a dominating series sweep and retain their crown as the kings of competitive Halo.
Source: Xbox News Wire/Halo Waypoint