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CWL Anaheim Winners and Losers Brackets for $325,000 pro tournament

Published: 15/Jun/2019 3:55 Updated: 17/Jun/2019 1:47

by Wyatt Donigan

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The pool play stage of CWL Anaheim has come to an end with eight teams punching their ticket to the Winners Bracket, while the remaining eight are left to battle in the Losers Bracket on Day Two. 

Following from CWL Fort Worth and CWL London, CWL Anaheim had a different structure than events in previous years, with the pro and amateur tournaments being completely separate.

All matches in the pool play portion of the pro tournament were held on Friday, June 14, with the Winners and Losers Bracket matches kicking off on Saturday, June 15.

The top two teams from each pool will move into the Winners Bracket, while the bottom two teams will be slotted into the Losers Bracket.

At the end of pool play, here’s how the brackets have shaken out.

CWL Anaheim Winners Bracket

Round one

  • OpTic Gaming (1st in Pool A) 3-2 FaZe Clan (2nd in Pool C)
  • Elevate (2nd in Pool B) 1-3 100 Thieves (1st in Pool D)
  • Enigma6 (1st in Pool C) 3-2 Team Heretics (2nd in Pool A)
  • Gen.G (2nd in Pool D) 3-1 eUnited (1st in Pool B)

Round two 

  • OpTic Gaming 1-3 100 Thieves
  • Enigma6 2-3 Gen.G

Winners Final

  • Gen.G 0-3 100 Thieves

Grand Final

  • 100 Thieves 3-1 Gen.G

CWL Anaheim Losers Bracket

Round one

* Red denotes elimination from the tournament 

  • Midnight Esports (3rd in Pool C) 0-3 UNITS (4th in Pool A)
  • Team Reciprocity (3rd in Pool B) 3-0 Team Envy (4th in Pool D)
  • Evil Geniuses (3rd in Pool A) 2-3 Splyce (4th in Pool C)
  • Luminosity Gaming (3rd in Pool D) 3-2 UYU (4th in Pool C)

Round two 

  • eUnited 3-0 UNITS
  • Heretics 3-2 Reciprocity 
  • Elevate 2-3 Splyce
  • FaZe 3-1 Luminosity

Round three 

  • eUnited 3-1 Heretics 
  • Splyce 0-3 FaZe

Losers quarterfinals

  • eUnited 1-3 OpTic Gaming
  • FaZe Clan 3-0 Enigma6

Losers Semifinals

  • FaZe 2-3 OpTic Gaming

Losers Final

  • OpTic Gaming 2-3 Gen.G

Much to the surprise of no one, both 100 Thieves and OpTic Gaming came out the gate firing on all cylinders to push their way to the top of their respective pools. Both teams lost just a single game during their three pool play matches, putting them on right foot heading into the Winners Bracket. 

100 Thieves will open the Winners Bracket against Elevate, who made it out of Pool B as the second seed, while OpTic will take on FaZe Clan, who finished second from Pool C.

CWL100 Thieves came into CWL Anaheim as the favorites to win the entire event.

While Pools A and D were fairly lopsided, Pools B and C brought a bit more competition to the table along with some fairly surprising results. 

Many surely had their eyes on FaZe Clan to come out on top in Pool C, but Enigma6 had other plans, picking up a clean 3-0 victory over FaZe to claim the number one seed. As such, Enigma6 will take on Team Heretics, while FaZe will have to go against a red-hot OpTic Gaming. 

Pool B was by far the most hotly contested of all, with the seeding coming down to the final match of the night between eUnited and Elevate. The series went the distance, with Elevate coming out ahead to sneak into Winners Bracket. 

eUnited/TwitterIt was a bit bumpy, but eUnited managed to slide into the Winners Bracket from Pool B.

You can follow along with all the action on the final two days of CWL Anaheim with our official hub that includes streams, schedules, standings and more. 

Be sure to also follow up on Twitter @DexertoIntel for live game updates throughout the entire tournament. 

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CDL Kickoff Classic 2021 – Mutineers make surprise comeback against FaZe

Published: 24/Jan/2021 0:30 Updated: 24/Jan/2021 2:10

by Albert Petrosyan

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The Call of Duty League’s 2021 campaign is just around the corner, but before the Black Ops Cold War professional season starts, the preseason has kicked off with the Kickoff Classic – where fans finally get to see the league’s best compete.


  • Skyz and Mutineers come back from 2-1 to beat FaZe 3-2
  • Guerrillas outlast Surge in year’s first Map 5
  • iLLeY’s clutch plays ruin Clayster’s grudge match in 3-0 win vs. Subliners

CDL Kickoff Classic: Stream

CDL Kickoff Classic: Schedule & scores

Sunday, January 24

Match PST EST GMT (UK) AEDT (AUS)
London Royal Ravens vs Paris Legion 12:00 PM 3:00 PM 8:00 PM 7:00 AM (Jan 25)
Toronto Ultra vs Minnesota ROKKR 1:30 PM 4:30 PM 9:30 PM 8:30 AM (Jan 25)
OpTic Chicago vs LA Thieves 3:00 PM 6:00 PM 11:00 PM 10:00 AM (Jan 25)

Saturday, January 23

Match PST EST GMT (UK) AEDT (AUS)
Dallas Empire 3-0 New York Subliners 12:00 PM 3:00 PM 8:00 PM 7:00 AM (Jan 24)
LA Guerrillas 3-2 Seattle Surge 1:30 PM 4:30 PM 9:30 PM 8:30 AM (Jan 24)
Atlanta FaZe 2-3 Florida Mutineers 3:00 PM 6:00 PM 11:00 PM 10:00 AM (Jan 24)

Empire continue championship form, FaZe (and Surge) falter

The Dallas Empire were the best Call of Duty team in 2020 and that form has lasted into 2021. The day started with 2020 MVP Anthony ‘Shotzzy’ Cuevas-Castro racking up 35 kills and just 17 deaths with almost two minutes of hill time on Map 1, but then it became the Indervir ‘iLLeY’ Dhaliwal show as the upsurging player hit star form with some huge clutches.

With Empire cleaning up their former teammate James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks’ New York Subliners, the day moved on with two tight Map 5’s. First, Bryan ‘Apathy’ Zhelyazkov and the Los Angeles Guerrillas outdueled a revamped Seattle Surge 3-2 and then, in a twist few saw coming, the Florida Mutineers came back against the Atlanta FaZe.

As Cesar ‘Skyz’ Bueno returned to the form that earned him MVP candidacy in 2020, the Mutineers flew back from a 2-1 deficit and eventually clinched the 3-2 victory against a FaZe team who stood near the top of most standings for this season.

Sunday, January 24

CDL Kickoff Classic: Teams & players

With this being the first official CDL matches in Black Ops Cold War, a lot of eyes are watching how the new rosters perform. All 12 teams had to make at least one change due to the switch to a 4v4 format, with some opting to completely revamp their squads.

Former Huntsman, Arcitys, will make his debut for Atlanta FaZe against the new-look Florida Mutineers, one of the top teams from the 2020 season, while Toronto Ultra and Minnesota ROKKR will add another installment to their “Battle of the North” rivalry.

Team Players
Atlanta FaZe Simp, aBeZy, Cellium, Arcitys
Dallas Empire Crimsix, Shotzzy, Huke, iLLeY
Florida Mutineers Skyz, Havok, Owakening, Slacked
London Royal Ravens Seany, Alexx, Dylan, Zer0
Los Angeles Guerrillas SiLLY, Assault, Vivid, Apathy
Los Angeles Thieves SlasheR, Kenny, TJHaLy, Temp
Minnesota ROKKR Attach, Accuracy, Priestahh, MajorManiak
New York Subliners ZooMaa, Clayster, Mack, HyDra
OpTic Chicago Scump, FormaL, Envoy, Dashy
Paris Legion Skrapz, Classic, AquA, Fire
Seattle Surge Octane, Gunless, Prestinni, Loony
Toronto Ultra Methodz, Bance, CleanX, Cammy