As the qualifier tournament for the Call of Duty World League’s Pro League rolls on, more and more teams are qualifying for the CWL’s highest level of competition.
The 2019 CWL Pro League for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is due to begin on February 4, but only four of the 16 teams were confirmed before the play-in qualification event began.
Those teams are the top four finishers from CWL Las Vegas in December – OpTic Gaming, eUnited, Splyce and Luminosity Gaming.
Every other team left Vegas knowing that their job was only just getting started, and that they’d need to bring their A game to the Play-In event when it got underway on January 16.
One team that did just that was Midnight Esports, who torched through the first three days of competition with a perfect 5-0 record to become the only team to lock up a spot prior to the final day of Pool Play.
Over the course of the next few days, the list of teams moving to the Pro League grew, with some surprising inclusions and exclusions.
Below, you can find all of the teams that have secured a spot in the 2019 CWL Pro League so far. We’ll be updating this list every time a new team qualifies.
1 – OpTic Gaming
OpTic have looked dominant in Black Ops 4.
OpTic Gaming put a disappointing WWII season behind them and were the dominant force online when Black Ops 4 released. They backed that form up at the first event of the year, CWL Las Vegas, with an impressive win.
OpTic will be heavy favorites for the CWL Pro League when matches begin.
2 – eUnited
Clayster was the vocal leader for eUnited in Vegas.
A second place finish at the first event of the Black Ops 4 season gave eUnited all the confidence they needed.
James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks and company will come into the CWL Pro League with a desire to dethrone OpTic.
3 – Splyce
Jurd’s left Europe behind in his quest for Call of Duty glory.
Despite their third place finish at CWL Las Vegas, Splyce undoubtedly gave OpTic Gaming their closest matches.
With the firepower on this roster, counting them out would be foolish.
4 – Luminosity Gaming
SLACKED will have a point to prove when the Pro League begins.
You could be forgiven for having no idea that Luminosity actually managed to qualify for the Pro League. The team looked lackluster throughout CWL Las Vegas and it’s hard to believe that they managed to secure fourth place at all.
However, any team with players like Matt ‘FormaL’ Piper and Pierce ‘Gunless’ Hillman on the roster is one that shouldn’t be underestimated.
5- Midnight Esports
Midnight Esports shocked everyone with a perfect 6-0 record in Pool C at the CWL Pro League Qualifier.
With Pool C containing teams like 100 Thieves and Team SpaceLy, few were looking towards Midnight as a team that could come out of the group on top, but they defied all expectations with a string of incredibly dominant performances that carried them right into the CWL Pro League.
This roster is filled with some amazing young talent including the likes of Dylan ‘Envoy’ Hannon and Devin ‘LlamaGod’ Tran that will no doubt be a team to keep an eye out for once the Pro League starts up.
6 – Team Envy
Apathy hopes to lead Envy to a Pro League title in 2019.
Despite a somewhat shaky performance at CWL Vegas, Team Envy has now bounced back completely with a dominant showing in Pool B of the CWL Pro League Qualifier.
After winning their first five games in Pool Play, the team secured a Top 2 finish in the Pool and will now look ahead towards the Pro League in just a few weeks.
7 – UYU
UYU showed they aren’t a team to be taken lightly with an incredibly performance at the Qualifier.
UYU might have fallen a bit short at CWL Vegas with a 13th-16th place finish, they came into the Pro League Qualifier looking to prove themselves as one of the best teams in Call of Duty and they did just that with a strong showing in Pool D.
With quality wins over Mindfreak and Red Reserve, they coasted to a 4-1 record after their first five matches and that was all they needed to earn their spot in the Pro League.
8 – 100 Thieves
100 Thieves overcame some early struggles to secure their spot in the CWL Pro League.
100 Thieves journey at the Qualifier certainly got off to a rough start, ending Day 2 with a 1-2 record, but the team managed to pick themselves up with three straight wins on the final two days to secure their spot in the Pro League with a Top 2 finish in Pool C.
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There are certainly still some kinks that need ironing out, but they can surely breath a bit easier now knowing that they’ve made it into the League.
9 – Team Reciprocity
Tommey and co. managed to blitz through Pool A to earn a spot in the Pro League.
This squad filled with some of the best players in Europe finished just 9th-12th at CWL Vegas, but they bounced back in a big way during the Qualifier, locking in a Top 2 spot in Pool A to move into the Pro League.
Losses to FC Black and Team Divine derailed what could have been a perfect Pool Play showing from this team, but regardless, they earned a coveted spot in the Pro League and could do some real damage once it gets underway in February.
10 – Evil Geniuses
While UYU might have been the first team to secure their spot in the CWL Pro League from Pool D, that didn’t stop Evil Geniuses from coming through in their final game of the day to take the top spot for themselves.
A convincing 3-0 sweep over UYU to close out play in Pool D was all they needed to avoid bracket play on the final day and move right into the Pro League.
11 – Enigma6
Enigma6 took the top spot in Pool A to qualify for the Pro League.
Even in the midst a Pool A filled with teams like FaZe Clan and Team Reciprocity, Enigma6 managed to come out at the very top with an almost perfect record to boot.
Their only loss in six tries came against the aforementioned Reciprocity, but even that was a close 3-2 that could have went either way. With a Pro League spot now locked up, Enigma6 can sit back and watch the playoffs without any worries.
12 – Team Heretics
Heretics have defied all the odds and have advanced into the CWL Pro League.
With one of the most passionate fanbases in Call of Duty behind them, Team Heretics has managed to qualify for the CWL Pro League with an incredible second-place finish in Pool B.
Dropping only a single game all week, to the first-place finishing Team Envy no less, Heretics looks poised to do some major damage once the Pro League kicks off in just a couple of weeks.
13 – Excelerate Gaming
After going 3-3 to finish 3rd in Pool C, not many people envisioned that Excelerate Gaming would qualify for the Pro League directly through the Winner’s Bracket.
But that’s exactly what happened, as Beehzy, FA5TBALLA, MRuiz, Believe, ProFeeZy got 3-2 victories over Fact Revolution and FaZe Clan before sweeping Team Sween in the qualifying round.
14 – Team Space
Arguably the strongest North American team yet to sign with an org, Team Space once again proved themselves by qualifying for the Pro League.
After an uncharacteristically tough start to the Qualifier, SpaceLy, MajorManiak, Havok, Maux, and Nagafen scraped a 3-3 record to finish 4th in Pool C and advance to bracket play.
They never looked back from there, dominating their way through Tainted Minds (3-0), Red Reserve (3-1), and Mindfreak (3-0).
15 – Red Reserve
Although considered by many as the strongest EU team, Red Reserve took the much harder road to qualifying for the CWL Pro League.
Their 4-2 record in Pool D was not enough to finish them in the top two, and a 3-1 loss to Team Space in the Winner’s Bracket meant they had to win two straight elimination matches in the Loser’s Bracket.
Using their veteran experience, Joee, Rated, Zer0, Skrapz, and Bance did just that, defeating G2 Esports 3-2 and Team Sween 3-1.
16 – Overtime Esports
The 16th and final team to qualify for the CWL Pro League is Overtime Esports, who defeated Mindfreak in the final match of the Qualifier tournament to stamp their ticket.
The French side finished 3-3 in Pool C to advance to bracket play, although a loss to Team Sween in their lone Winner’s Bracket game meant they needed to win to straight in the Loser’s.
That they did, stunning FaZe Clan 3-2 before beating Mindfreak 3-1 to prove that they belong among the top 16 teams in the world.
With the 16 teams now confirmed, here’s a look at how they’ll be split into the two Divisions of the Pro League.
For more information on the format, schedule and results, don’t forget to check out our post on how to watch the 2019 CWL Pro League Qualifier.
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