eUnited kicked off their CWL Pro League Stage 2 Playoffs campaign with a strong victory over Echo Fox.
Respawn superiority was key for eUnited, coupling convincing Hardpoints with a hard-fought Capture the Flag to take the series 3-1.
eUnited drew first blood with a dominant London Docks Hardpoint, putting Echo Fox on the back foot early.
It looked like eUnited would carry their momentum through to a 2-0 lead, getting off to a strong start on Sainte Marie du Mont SND. Echo Fox found their footing in the mid-game though, coming back from three rounds down to secure a 6-4 win and tie the series up at one apiece.
Flak Tower Capture the Flag was another intense affair, the two teams inseparable for much of the game before a late capture for eUnited tipped the scales in their favor, closing a 2-1 win to take the same lead in the series.
A heroic effort from Donovan ‘Temp’ Laroda on Ardennes Forest Hardpoint kept Echo Fox competitive throughout most of the map, but even with the extra time he was able to give them the rest of his team never quite got going, allowing eUnited to close out the game and the series.
eUnited will play the winner between Red Reserve and Rise Nation in the winner bracket semi-finals – a formidable prospect either way – while Echo Fox will now be faced with the loser of that same match in order to keep their playoff run alive.
eUnited 3-1 Echo Fox
HP London Docks 250-161
SND Sainte Marie du Mont 4-6
CTF Flak Tower 2-1
HP Ardennes Forest 250-182