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CoD4 Round 1 Recap

The Call of Duty 4 tournament saw the eight teams allocated with a seed progress from the group stage through to elimination phase, meaning that the first round consisted of some fantastic matches with even better ones expected to come.

Game number one saw the third seed of Team Decerto face up against the sixth seed @LAN, a game that should have been relatively straight forward and a no questions asked victory for the decerto players. Going in to the first map, it looked to be just that as the third seed powered through to a win dropping just four rounds. The second map, however, proved more of a struggle, and before long it had ended in a 12-12 tie, sending the game in to overtime. In the overtime it was @LAN that took four quick rounds in succession and took the second map, equalising the series 1-1. The third and final map saw yet another close game however it resulted in a 13-10 victory to the third seed seeing them stay in the upper bracket.

The following three games in the first round of the bracket went exactly as expected, with the higher seeded teams in each situation taking the 2-0 victory. Empathy, the fourth seed, took two wins over THEBIG', however each map saw a close scoreline and the overall series scoreline may not be a true reflection of how each team performed. Phantasmagoria took a quick win over vitalGaming in the first map with a 13-4, however the second map saw a much closer game resulting in a 13-11 scoreline. The final game of the upper bracket saw the top seed imGaming easily dispatch of LIONS with two very convincing wins.

Round two of the upper bracket will see each of the top four seeds present, with imGaming against Phantasmagoria and decerto against eMpathy.