CWL Pro League Stage 2 Division A Recap for Day Two of Week Six - Scores, Match Recaps, Standings, and Playoff Picture - Dexerto
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CWL Pro League Stage 2 Division A Recap for Day Two of Week Six – Scores, Match Recaps, Standings, and Playoff Picture

Published: 6/Jul/2018 0:28 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:06

by Albert Petrosyan

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July 5th marked the second day of the final week of action for Division A teams at the CWL Pro League Stage 2, after everyone had the day off on July 4th in honor of Independence Day.

With a full slate of five matches on the schedule, a series of intense matchups and wild upsets gave further clarity to the Playoff picture heading into the final day.

The CWL Pro League features a total of 16 teams divided into Divisions A and B, with the 8 teams of each group playing each other twice.

While every team receives a base cash prize for participating, the top four teams of each Division qualify for the Playoffs, where a whopping $500,000 prize pool will be up for grabs.

The day started off with Playoff-bound Red Reserve clinching the top seed of Division A with a 3-2 victory over Team EnVy, who had a day to forget at the Pro League.

That was followed by a meeting between two already eliminated European squads purely playing for pride as Splyce took care of Epsilon eSports 3-0.

After a brief power outage, Team Kaliber got their fourth win in a row and secured their ticket to the Playoffs with a 3-0 demolishing of Evil Geniuses.

After coming in to Week 6 in third place, EG now find themselves under real risk of missing out on the postseason.

Team Kaliber

Perhaps the biggest upset of Stage 2, the 0-12 Epsilon got their first win and eliminated EnVy all at once via a swift, 3-1 shocker. With EnVy out of Playoff contention, Echo Fox automatically clinched a spot.

Perhaps that was for the best as Echo Fox then got dismantled 3-0 by FaZe Clan to finish off the day. The win gave FaZe a solid chance of sneaking in as the fourth Playoff team, a prospect which many have seemed unrealistic several weeks ago.

A victory in their Day Three match against tK, or an Evil Geniuses loss against EnVy, would ensure FaZe a spot in the postseason.

Below you can find all of the scores for the Day Two matches, along with a live look at the Division A standings. For all scores, schedules, rosters, standings, and live-stream, make sure to visit our dedicatedCWL Pro League Stage 2 hub

Thursday, July 5th Scores

Team 1 vs Team 2 PST EST BST AEST
Red Reserve 3-2 Team EnVy 11:00 AM 2:00 PM 7:00 PM 4:00 AM
Splyce 3-0 Epsilon 12:30 PM 3:30 PM 8:30 PM 5:30 AM
Team Kaliber 3-0 Evil Geniuses 2:00 PM 5:00 PM 10:00 PM 7:00 AM
Epsilon 3-1 Team EnVy 3:30 PM 6:30 PM 11:30 PM 8:30 AM
FaZe Clan 3-0 Echo Fox 5:00 PM 8:00 PM 1:00 AM 10:00 AM

Division A Standings After Day Two of Week Six – Top Four Teams Advance to the Playoffs

Table Team W L W% Maps Map %
1st Red Reserve 10 3 77% 35 – 21 63%
2nd Team Kaliber 9 4 69% 31 – 20 61%
3rd Echo Fox 8 5 62% 28 – 26 52%
4th FaZe Clan 7 6 54% 27 – 23 54%
5th Evil Geniuses 7 6 54% 27 – 21 56%
6th Splyce 5 8 38% 21 – 30 41%
7th Team EnVy 5 8 38% 25 – 26 49%
8th Epsilon eSports 1 12 8% 10 – 37 21%
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Scump explains why new CDL “bubble” in Texas is a big advantage

Published: 28/Jan/2021 5:55 Updated: 28/Jan/2021 6:01

by Brad Norton

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All of OpTic Chicago, along with a majority of other pro teams, have relocated to Texas for the Call of Duty League 2021 season, and Seth ‘Scump’ Abner believes it’s going to give them a huge “advantage” over their CDL rivals.

With the switch to online play in 2020, teams were scattered across the United States. Players could be competing from the other side of the country with a significant network disadvantage.

Given LAN events are still a ways off due to the ongoing global crisis, a majority of CDL pros have established a makeshift “bubble” in Texas to combat the issue. With all players in one location, Scump argues that it only benefits teams for the year ahead.

“I absolutely love it,” he said on January 27. With his teammates all training out the H3CZQUARTERS facility, there appear to be no excuses for the upcoming season.

Being in the one location affords a degree of team bonding that you just can’t get online, according to Scump.“I think it has tremendously improved our team chemistry. Every single night [the team] is always hanging out after scrims.”

“You can just tell. It feels like we trust each other a lot more inside of the game. We trust each other to make good decisions and do the right things on the map.”

From OpTic’s standpoint, it’s not just the team chemistry that’s proving valuable. “On top of that, you have the sheer connection advantage,” Scump added.

“I believe 31 of 48 players are in Texas right now and it might even be more than that. Clearly, Texas has some sort of connection advantage for people to want to pick up their lives and move down here to compete.”

We’ve already seen the move pay dividends for OpTic as they recently blitzed through the LA Thieves 3-0 in the Kickoff Classic. “We’ve been playing super good. I can’t even remember the last time we lost a scrim set. It’s been amazing to have the whole team here and I think it’s only going to benefit us moving forward.”

With other teams having followed suit with a move to Texas, it should help establish a more even playing field for a majority of matchups this year.