As Day Two of the CWL Vegas comes to an end, a number of teams were eliminated from the Championship Bracket and had their runs cut short.
With Pools all wrapped up, it was time for 16 teams to begin their journeys in the Losers Bracket for a shot at the coveted CWL Vegas title.
While 100 Thieves and Envy managed to salvage their day after subpar showings in Pools, FaZe Clan couldn't manage to do the same and was handed a crushing loss.
Even though FaZe Clan vs Team Reciprocity didn't take place until the very of the night, it ended up being the biggest surprise of the entire Losers Bracket.
FaZe Clan opened up the series by easily winning the first two maps, but then looked to run out of gas during the series that didn't wrap up until after 2am PT. Reciprocity remained calm and collected to do the unthinkable and pull off the reverse sweep to advance to Championship Sunday.
— Max Parker @ #CWLvegas (@GameGuyPGH) December 9, 2018
In stark contrast to FaZe’s loss, Envy survived a brutal three-round journey to secure a spot in the Top 12 on Sunday. Without much trouble at all, they picked up wins against Tainted Minds, Excelerate Gaming, and UYU while only dropping a single map. Time will tell if that momentum will be enough to get even deeper into the bracket.
100 Thieves played just a single series in the Losers Bracket, but surely made it count. Facing G2 Esports, 100 Thieves easily ended their day with a quick 3-0 series that will give them a bit of momentum after a weak showing in Pools.
Prior to losing to Team Sween, @KuavoKenny of @100Thieves discussed issues in the team and playing under pressure with @Nadeshot watching from the stands.
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— DEXERTO Call of Duty (@DexertoIntel) December 9, 2018
Despite being eliminated by 100 Thieves, G2 had quite the run in the Losers Bracket, securing two 3-0 wins over Imperial and Mazer Gaming before ultimately falling just short of Championship Sunday.
Red Reserve managed to also turn their fate around after a 1-3 record in Pool B by taking down Mindfreak and the Pittsburgh Knights to stave off elimination and advance to Championship Sunday.
Losers Round 4 Matchups
- Lightning Pandas vs Envy
- Evil Geniuses vs Team Reciprocity
- Luminosity Gaming vs 100 Thieves
- Str8 Rippin vs Red Reserve
Top 13-24 Placements
|13-16||4,500||FaZe Clan||ZooMaa • Attach • Crowder • Priestahh • Methodz|
|UYU||Mayhem • Nova • Proto • Skyz • Spoof|
|G2 Esports||Blazt • Ricky • Chino • Decemate • Faccento|
|Pittsburgh Knights||GodRx • Lacefield • Pandur • Parasite • Theory|
|17-20||3,000||Excelerate Gaming||Beehzy • FA5TBALLA • MRuiz • Believe• ProFeeZy|
|Team Heretics||Lucky • MethodZ • Sukry • JurNii • MeTTalZz|
|Mazer Gaming||Apox • Ramby • Super • TeddyRecKs • Zaptius|
|Mindfreak||BuZZO • Shockz • Fighta • Louqa • Excite|
|21-24||2,750||Tainted Minds||Damage • Nimble • Setzyy • Swiftazor • Swifty|
|Revenge||Brack • Demise • JetLi • Parzelion • Skilliosis|
|Imperial||Denza • Hawqeh • Moose • Reedy • Vortex|
|FC Black||Asim • GRVTY • Mosh • Phantomz • Tisch|
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