Day Two of CWL Vegas is officially underway, as the Winners Open Bracket of CWL Vegas has finally been whittled down to just eight teams.
The open bracket for CWL Vegas is one of the biggest ever, fielding 256 all looking to secure one of four Pool Play spots up for grabs.
After five rounds of play, just eight teams remain in the Open Winners Bracket and will face-off to decide which teams will move into Pools.
While only four teams will slot into Pools, the remaining four won’t be done for the weekend just yet, as they’ll fall into the Losers side of the Open Bracket where they’ll have one last shot to get into the Championship Bracket.
The qualifying matches will be best-of-five as opposed to the best-of-three matches that made up the Open Bracket up to this point.
Here are the four matches that will determine which teams qualify for Pool Play:
- Imperial (1) vs ExcelerateGG (9)
- Team Sween (5) vs Team Revenge (13)
- Team Heretics (6) vs FaZe Clan Black (14)
- Tainted Minds (2) vs Mazer Gaming (7)
While there were plenty of great matches to go around, things went according to plan for the most part. Of the top 8 seeds in the Open Bracket, five of them have survived to Round 6 to battle for a spot in Pools.
The eighth-seeded Enigma6 made it all the way to Round 5 before being knocked into Losers by the ninth-seeded ExcelerateGG.
The other two top seeds seeds that didn’t survive until the end were both knocked out in Round 3. Gone Gaming, seeded 3rd, fell to the 62nd-seeded Orlando Reapers, while Team Divine, seeded 4th, lost to the 189th-seeded Nemesis.
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