OpTic Texas had a bad weekend. The two losses to the Boston Breach and Minnesota ROKKR were less of a setback than the little practice OpTic Texas had in the month prior to the match.
There’s no going back and fixing the past. Minnesota claimed a 3-0 win over OpTic Texas Saturday. That’s over and done.
But the next week of scrimmages and video review will be everything. OpTic Texas will have to play catch-up while taking care of their mental. Texas head coach Ray “Rambo” Lussier told The Dallas Morning News Friday night that OpTic was expecting Indervir “iLLeY” Dhaliwal to come back. Another setback hurt their practice time.
That, and not every OpTic Texas player was healthy. Lussier said an OpTic player was sick. Substitute player Byron “Prolute” Vera, who joined Texas for the start of Major III, was the only player with a face cam on all weekend.
Lussier mentioned those items not so much as an excuse, but for context. Now OpTic has to fix their details because other Call of Duty League teams are playing for their playoff lives.
Both the Minnesota ROKKR and Boston Breach are playing to secure a playoff spot. That won’t be the last time that happens.
Texas didn’t play like the championship squad it once was over the weekend, but it’s not impossible to get back to that. OpTic showed its potential in a 3-0 win on Tuscan control, which included a two-vs-six clutch from Prolute and Brandon “Dashy” Otell.
OpTic Texas isn’t out of the running. It’s just going to take great practice.