GOD FUCKING DAMN if I hear any NA caster say that again, then I might just go insane.
Yes the gaurd lost at masters. Bodied? BODIED? DESTROYED? No fucking chance.
They lost to PRX over 2 maps. A 13-10 and a 13-8, not too close but nowhere near bodied. It took neT having a really, REALLY bad series to lose by just 3 and 5 rounds. This same Paper Rex squad would go onto get 4th in that Lan, and then place 2nd at the next global lan while pushing the best team to ever stroll out of EMEA (at that point) to 5 maps.
Then, there is the OpTic series. 3 Maps. They still forced 3 Maps against Chet and FNS. 13-7 to steal each teams map pick, then an 11-13 loss on map 3, fracture. And, to re-run everyone's mind on, this is the same Fracture that OpTic revolutionized and used as their win condition for M1 and most of the next split. The same comp that teams would still use up to the chamber nerf. That Fracture was only rivaled like the Guard did by XSET in the NA finals of split 2, a 14-12 win for optic. The first time the comp lost was to DRX in M2, then PRX in M2. That Fracture 13-9'd Xerxia, 13-5'd Zeta, and 13-2'd LOUD, in the same tournament. OpTic had to do an amazing comeback to win that map as well.
What I'm trying to say: NA Caster Braindead as fuck, who would have guessed. Also wanted to throw a little more respect to Guard since, if that's getting bodied, then damn. Every team got BODIED to the point of retirement at some point where they dropped a map 13-6.