There were no last minute heroics for Curse this time. vVv Gaming swept them 3-0 at the MLG Winter Championship March 16. vVv Gaming became the first team this weekend to punch their ticket to the $1,000,000 Call of Duty Championship in Hollywood April 5-7. vVv, by the way, stands for “Vision, Valor, Victory.”
Curse got off to the same sluggish starts they had the day before. vVv was too strong for Curse to pull off another improbable comeback. Curse was only competitive in the third game, a bizarre Capture the Flag showdown.
Neither team got a capture for the first five minutes of play. Alex “Rizma” Vetelino broke out of what had been a horrible game for him to get a cap. It immediately brought to mind his game-saving heroics from the day before. This time though, it wasn’t going to happen.
vVv roared back with a cap to force what became two rounds of overtime. vVv Gaming hit a lightning strike that will go down in Black Ops history to stop a capture and knock Curse out of the running. They’d been holding on to it for the length of OT. The strike capped an intense final minute of play as vVv pulled off the counter capture and earned the big win. In the mind of team captain Duc Nguyen Ho, better known as vVv Complex, even in OT there was no doubt who was going to win. In those waning moments he delivered a simple but effective message.
“I told them bring it home, we’re going to Hollywood,” he said.
Don’t feel too bad for Curse. They are one of eight teams already qualified for Hollywood through online play. The MLG Winter Championship in Dallas March 15-17 is one of two Call of Duty Championship qualifiers this weekend. Europe’s best Black Ops II players are fighting it out at the Electronic Sports League World Championship in Cologne, Germany March 16-17.
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