While the first day of competition featured many lopsided matches from start to finish, Day Two of CWL Anaheim erased all of that with a series of tight matches on both sides of the bracket.
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The first day of the CWL Anaheim playoffs brought out the best from just about every team in Southern California and made for a thrilling day from the jump.
Leading the way with some of the most electrifying plays of the day was OpTic Gaming, who were put to the test against FaZe Clan in their first series of the day. While FaZe jumped out to a 2-0 start, OpTic hunkered down and managed to walk away with a 3-2 win on the back of a crucial 1v1 from Seth ‘Scump’ Abner to close out the series.
It turns out that OpTic’s struggles eventually haunted them with 100 Thieves easily dealt with the Green Wall in the final set of the day, picking up a 3-1 win to move into their back-to-back Winners Final.
On the other side of the Winners Bracket, Gen.G and Enigma6 went toe-to-toe in a lengthy series that went the distance. While Enigma6 put up a valiant fight, it was Gen.G that eventually prevailed to moved themselves into the Winners Final for the first time this season.
In the Losers Bracket, all eyes were on eUnited and FaZe Clan as the two veteran squads were fighting their way through to try and crack into Championship Sunday in Anaheim.
eUnited rebounded from a 3-1 loss to Gen.G in the opening Winners Bracket round to win two straight against UNITS and Team Heretics to secure their spot in the Losers Quarterfinals.
FaZe Clan did much of the same, rebounding from a tough 3-2 loss to OpTic earlier in the day to secure wins over Luminosity Gaming and Splyce while only dropping a single map to advance into Championship Sunday.
The final day of CWL Anaheim kicks off on Sunday, June 16 at 10am PST / 1pm EST / 6pm GMT with Mazer Gaming taking on Mindfreak in the grand finals of the open bracket grand final. The pro tournament will get under way at the same time with FaZe Clan facing off against Enigma6 in the first losers quarterfinals match.