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CWL Vegas: Lopsided matches abound to set up Winners Semifinals

Published: 9/Dec/2018 6:47 Updated: 9/Dec/2018 10:57

by Wyatt Donigan


The second day of CWL Vegas is now in the books and just four teams remain in the Winners Bracket after a set of exciting matchups.

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Throughout the entirety of the Winners Quarterfinal matches at CWL Vegas, there was one common theme: domination. 

Only the final series of the night between Lightning Pandas and Team Sween saw a Game 5, as OpTic Gaming, eUnited, and Splyce all tore through their opposition to cruise into the Winners Semis. 

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The most anticipated match of the day by far was between OpTic Gaming and Luminosity Gaming. Despite the high-profile billing of the series, though, it certainly left a lot to be desired.


OpTic looked to be playing on a whole different level and completely ran through Luminosity all series long. Luminosity did make things fairly close in Hardpoint and Control, but there was an overriding feeling that it was OpTic’s night and there was simply nothing Lumonisity could do to stop the 3-0 sweep from happening.

Splyce vs Evil Geniuses was the first series of the day and also the most one-sided as Splyce looked to be in mid-season form already, picking up a blazing fast 3-0 sweep.

Splyce set the tone with a 250-195 win on Hacienda Hardpoint and there was nothing much that Evil Geniuses could do as their rough showing from earlier in the day boiled over here and they were pushed into the Losers Bracket.


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Str8 Rippin started things off on the right foot in their series against eUnited, but once eU woke up, the rout was on. After Str8 Rippin won the opening Hardpoint Round, eUnited rattled off three straight rounds to take the series 3-1 to move into the Winners Semifinals. 

Lightning Pandas looked to continue that pattern in the final match of the day, but Team Sween wasn’t content to let things slip away that easily. After Lightning Pandas won the first two games handily, including a 6-0 Search & Destroy on Arsenal, Team Sween flipped the switch and rattled off an incredible three straight wins to take the series and keep their Cinderella run at CWL Vegas alive. 


Winners Bracket Semifinal Matchups

  • eUnited vs OpTic Gaming 
  • Team Sween vs Splyce

For everything you need to know about CWL Vegas, including schedules, brackets, streams, and more, head over to our official hubHERE.