The roster tweaks pay off for teams like LOL and Luminosity Gaming in week four of the Halo Championship Series (HCS) Pro League, but not for Evil Geniuses (EG) and Allegiance. Day two competition does no favours for struggling teams as LOL surges through the standings in hopes of a top four spot.
Allegiance vs. Luminosity Gaming | Luminosity wins 3-0
Poor play from Allegiance continues on day two as Luminosity Gaming sweeps without much resistance. In game two Regret – Slayer, Luminosity and Allegiance trade kills up until the 25-kill mark. What looks like a close game slips away from Allegiance when the team wipes seconds before the Overshield respawns. Once Luminosity grabs the Overshield, the lead expands and they win the game 50-39.
Team EnVyUs vs. LOL | EnVyUs wins 3-2
The match of the week goes five games between two hot teams, but Team EnVyUs (nV) escapes with the series. LOL heads into Empire – Strongholds down 1-2 in the series, nV leading 89-26 in the game. While the game looks over, LOL snatches the pit stronghold to stop nV’s run. An extended capture of all three strongholds shrinks nV’s lead. With Overshield respawning late and their lead gone, nV leaves the power-up to push for the pit. Three stack bottom middle stronghold, but nV fails to kill the defenders in time. LOL steals a victory late, taking the game 100-93.
Much like Luminosity vs. OpTic Gaming on day one, game five Rig – Slayer sinks LOL. Kills stall at 26, but Snip3down grabs the Camouflage and shotgun to start a run for nV. Following the Camouflage run, NV finds both the sniper rifle and Plasma Caster to close out the game at 50-40.