100 Thieves, FaZe Clan, Luminosity Gaming, Evil Geniuses, Units, Splyce, UYU, and Enigma6 concluded their CWL Pro League play on June 27 with a round of games that saw two lengthy 3-2 series and two dominant 3-0’s.
FaZe Clan and Units got the action underway on Thursday night with a tightly contested series that swung back and forth from the get-go. The two teams traded maps after Units picked up the initial Hardpoint victory on Frequency.
FaZe returned serve on Payload Search and Destroy, but couldn’t capitalize on their newly found momentum - falling to a 3-2 defeat on Seaside Control. However, the North American-European mix squad bounced back with a nail-biting 250-247 Hardpoint win as the action stayed on Seaside.
They were quickly blown away by Units in a game five of Hacienda Search and Destroy though, as Connor ‘Weeman’ Chilton stepped up with a 9/4 kill/death ratio to drive his team to the victory.
The action continued to be tight in the second series of the night, with the resurgent Evil Geniuses taking on Enigma6. While EG's form has improved signiciantly, it was E6 who jumped out to the early 2-0 series lead with a dominant Hardpoint showing on Arsenal before pushing through a 6-3 victory in Hacienda Search and Destroy.
Evil Geniuses answered back with two devastating showings in Arsenal Control and Frequency Hardpoint - sending Enigma6 to the 100 point club with a 250-66 victory, but E6 staved off the reserve sweep by grinding out a 6-5 Search and Destroy win in the final map.
From there, the back-to-back champs stepped up - as 100 Thieves quickly dispatched UYU in the first of two 3-0 series.
100T kicked things off with an even more dominant Hardpoint showing, defeating UYU 250-62 on Arsenal. The action stayed on Arsenal for the following two games, with the CWL Anaheim winners picking up a 6-3 win in Search and Destroy before closing out a close Control match-up 3-2.
Behind stellar play from Carson ‘Brack’ Newberry, LG also sent Splyce to 100 point club in Hardpoint - securing a 250-97 win on Frequency. The former Midnight player didn’t take his foot off the gas folliwing their crushing first map win, as he dominated in Search and Destroy with a 13-2 K/D ratio.
Brack didn’t need to break out the hard carry in Control as his teammates stepped up to complete the sweep with a 3-0 final map win to give LG plenty of confidence moving forward, finally moving off of the bottom spot in Division A.
The twelfth and final week of Black Ops 4 Pro League action will kick off on Monday, July 1 and runs through July 5 - although, there will not be any action on July 4.
OpTic Gaming, eUnited, Gen.G, Team Envy, Team Reciprocity, Midnight, Team Heretics, and Elevate will all descend on Columbus, Ohio looking to secure better seedings heading into the CWL Finals in Miami, which start on July 19.
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