100 Thieves were drawn into a ‘group of death’ at the upcoming CWL London event, but Ian ‘Enable’ Wyatt is certain that his team has what it takes to top the table.
Many intriguing match ups emerged after the pool play groups were revealed, including a rematch of the CWL Fort Worth grand final between Luminosity and Splyce while FaZe Clan will make their long-awaited return to the pro scene after purchasing Red Reserve’s spot in the CWL.
100 Thieves were once again drawn against OpTic Gaming in pool A, as well as Enigma6 and Team Reciprocity, but Enable is sure they will progress without issue.
Speaking on the 100Talk podcast, the former FaZe pro revealed that confidence was high as a result of their previous results against Enigma6 and Team Reciprocity.
“I think we match up well against the teams in our pool,” Enable said. “E6 have made a roster change, but the last couple of times we played, we beat them; 3-0, 3-1, 3-2.”
Enable also stated that despite losing to Reciprocity at Fort Worth, it was without a full roster: “We 3-0’d Reciprocity in League and played them at Fort Worth but didn’t have our full roster, unfortunately.”
The 25-year-old admitted that while OpTic’s roster is brimming with talent, 100 Thieves have the players to match their ability and stated there would be no room for error during the series.
“We won’t be able to steamroll over them,” he said. “It’ll come down to the fundamentals where I think we’re ahead of them at, but I don’t know if they play the game correctly in my opinion.
“I think we’re the most well-rounded team in the game and that’s going to make it easy for us to have success if we play to our true potential.”
The first major Call of Duty World League event of the year to be hosted outside of the United States takes place at the Copperbox Arena in London on May 3-5.
16 pro teams will battle it out for their share of the $325,000 prize pool.