Lethal Gaming Places Top-20 at MLG Vegas
Last month, Lethal Gaming traveled to Sin City to compete at MLG Las Vegas in the first Call of Duty®: Infinite Warfare open event of the season. With a roster consisting of captain Robert “JuJu” Lamkin, Nick "Hate" O'Connor, Tristan "Spoof" Green and Michael "Beehzy" Said, Lethal Gaming was primed to make a deep run at this event.
Lethal did not qualify for pool play, so they were forced to fight their way through the largest open bracket in Call of Duty history. Taking down many notable teams along the way, Lethal wound up facing off against the Detroit Renegades in the fifth round of the open bracket.
In an intense best-of-three series, Lethal was able to defeat Renegades 2-1 to advance to the final round of the open winners bracket. Thus, Elevate was the only team standing between Lethal and a spot in pool play.
Unfortunately, Lethal lost 2-0 to Elevate as their European lineup was able to qualify for pool play, sending Lethal down to the open losers bracket. In the open losers bracket, Lethal was able to sweep 3sUP 2-0 in order to earn a spot in the championship losers bracket.
However, in the first round of the championship losers bracket, Lethal ran into The Gosu Crew, who was coming off some impressive performances in pool play, including a 3-2 series win against FaZe Clan. The Gosu Crew came out of the gates firing on all cylinders, sweeping Lethal 3-0 to eliminate them from Vegas with a top-20 finish. This placing awarded 1,200 pro points to each of the players on Lethal.
After coming home from Sin City, Lethal decided to make a roster change for the first time since MLG Orlando 2016, replacing Hate with Mehran “Mayhem” Anjomshoa.
So far, the new Lethal lineup with Mayhem has been playing well, grinding out matches on the GameBattles pro point ladder. At the time of writing, Lethal Gaming currently sits in 14th place on the ladder with a record of 203-19. All of their hard work on this pro point ladder has paid off, as, at the time of writing, Lethal has just under 13,000 pro points as a team.
While this is slightly under the pro point cutoff for the top-10 North American teams, a couple of good performances in the upcoming 2K pro point tournaments could propel Lethal into a pool play spot for MLG Atlanta.
Lethal fans everywhere are extremely excited to see how this new Lethal Gaming lineup will perform in Atlanta on Feb. 10-12.