The third and final day of the $325,000 CWL Fort Worth Pro Tournament is finally upon us and there is a lot of intense Call of Duty waiting to be played.
Due to a brand new formatting change introduced this season, major CWL events now have two separate tournaments played at the same time - one for teams from the CWL Pro League teams and one for amateur teams.
As a result, the Pool Play phase of the pro tournament concluded on Friday, March 15 to give way to the first day of knockout matches on Saturday, March 16.
As per the format at CWL Fort Worth, the top two teams of each of the four pro pools would start off the knockout rounds in the Winners Bracket, while the bottom two teams would start in the Losers Bracket.
The arrangement of teams in these brackets is based on their final position within their respective pools.
In the Winners Bracket, the winners of Pools A and B face the second place teams in Pools C and D respectively, while the winners of Pools C and D face the second place teams of Pools A and B.
*Red color denotes elimination from tournament
As is usually the case, there were quite a lot of surprises during the Pool Play stage of the tournament, none more so than the fact that tournament favorites OpTic Gaming will be forced to start in the Losers Bracket after going 1-2 to finish third in Pool D.
eUnited, who finished fourth in Pool D, will also begin the knockout rounds in the Losers Bracket, and all eyes will be on their win-or-go-home first round matchup against 100 Thieves, who start off Losers' despite going 2-1 in Pool B.
As for the Winners Bracket, a lot of attention will be paid to the first round match between Gen.G and Luminosity Gaming, as both teams are expected to go far in this tournament.
Heading into Day 2 of the event, there were plenty more surprises, but nothing was more surprising than OpTic Gaming coming up short in the second Losers Round to finish with a 13-16 placing.
Joining them in that category was none other than the defending World Champions of Team Envy, who have yet to find their footing during the Black Ops 4 season.
Elsewhere in the Losers side of things, 100 Thieves is in the midst of an incredible run, picking up wins over eUnited, Denial Esports, and Team Heretics (who knocked out Envy with a 3-0 win) to set themselves up for a surprising finish on Championship Sunday.
In the Winners Bracket, both Luminosity Gaming and Splyce look unstoppable and are set to lock horns in the Winners Finals on the final day of competition.
Don't forget, you can keep up with the tournament schedule, scores, Pool Play standings, and more, by visiting our dedicated CWL Fort Worth hub.
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