CWL Pro League Stage 2 Division B Recap for Day Two of Week Eight - Scores, Highlights, Standings, and Playoff Picture - Dexerto
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CWL Pro League Stage 2 Division B Recap for Day Two of Week Eight – Scores, Highlights, Standings, and Playoff Picture

Published: 20/Jul/2018 1:23 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:07

by Albert Petrosyan

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Division B teams played their last day of the eight and final week of the CWL Pro League regular season on July 19.

With the four Playoff teams from Division B already decided coming in, Day Three was all about finishing as the highest possible seed heading into the postseason.

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 there for the taking.

Day Three began with an all-APAC affair as Mindfreak took care of Tainted Minds 3-1 to finish Stage 2 with a 3-10 record while their counterparts ended up at 1-13.

Rise Nation and UNILAD Esports faced off next, and the Europeans took the match 3-1 to grab their 10th win. The result locked Rise in fourth place at 9-4, meaning they will face Division A’s top seed Red Reserve in round one.

Red hot eUnited also grabbed their tenth win as they got a swift 3-0 sweep against compLexity Gaming, who finished at 6-8 in sixth place.

The day wrapped up with the second meeting between Luminosity Gaming and OpTic Gaming, a match that featured the first 1v1 between former longtime teammates ‘Scump’ and ‘FormaL.’

The match ended up going to a Game 5 Round 11, which was when LG’s ‘JKap’ pulled off an insane 1v3 to close out the match and secure LG’s revenge against OpTic for a loss in their previous meeting.

However, it was too little, too late for LG as they finished a disappointing fifth place with a 6-8 record. 

Although OpTic’s 10-4 record tied them with UNILAD and eUnited, they still finished as the top overall seed as their overall performances against the two teams secured them the tiebreaker.

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

Thursday, July 19 Scores

Team 1 vs Team 2 PST EST BST AEST
Tainted Minds 1-3 Mindfreak 11:00 AM 2:00 PM 7:00 PM 4:00 AM
Rise Nation 1-3 UNILAD 12:30 PM 3:30 PM 8:30 PM 5:30 AM
compLexity 0-3 eUnited 2:00 PM 5:00 PM 10:00 PM 7:00 AM
OpTic Gaming 2-3 Luminosity 3:30 PM 6:30 PM 11:30 PM 8:30 AM

Final Division B Standings – Top Four Teams Advance to the Playoffs

Place Team W L W% Maps Map %
1st OpTic Gaming 10 4 71% 35 – 21 63%
2nd eUnited 10 4 71% 38 – 22 63%
3rd UNILAD Esports 10 4 71% 33 – 22 60%
4th Rise Nation 9 5 64% 33 – 23 59%
5th Luminosity Gaming 6 8 43% 27 – 29 48%
6th compLexity Gaming 6 8 43% 24 – 30 44%
7th Mindfreak 4 10 29% 22 – 37 37%
8th Tainted Minds 1 13 7% 13 – 41 24%
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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.