Troy "Sender" Michaels, coach of Call of Duty League side OpTic Texas, insists he is "never going to stop working hard" after leading the team to the first CDL major title of 2022.
In the CDL Major 2 qualifiers, meanwhile, OpTic Texas are 1/5 to beat LA Thieves, who can be backed at 10/3 to prevail. You can follow the action via our Sports Live Streaming platform.
OpTic Texas defeated Atlanta FaZe 5-2 in the final of the OpTic Major One, taking the title in their first major event under their new banner with the team having been formed after a merge between OpTic Gaming and Dallas Empire.
In the winners' final beforehand, OpTic overpowered London Royal Ravens 3-1, having beaten FaZe and Seattle Surge in the Major One's previous rounds.
And prior to that teams had also been competing in the Major One qualifiers, in which FaZe finished with a 100 per cent record, whereas OpTic progressed with a 3-2 record.
Importantly, though, they rose to the occasion when it mattered and coach "Sender" has labeled the squad an "amazing family" following their success in their home Major.
Qualifying for the second Major of the season - the Minnesota ROKKR Major 2 - starts on Friday.
Following the triumph, Brandon "Dashy" Otell wrote on Twitter: "I'm so incredibly proud of the whole team man. This one was for the greenwall - we are your Stage One Major Champions."
OpTic Texas coach "Sender", meanwhile, added: "I wish I could tag everyone involved with what makes OpTic great but just know I'm so happy to still be a part of such an amazing family and I'm never going to stop working hard for the fulfilment of others."