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eUnited take down OpTic, Gen.G sweep Heretics - CWL Pro League July 5 recap

by Connor Bennett

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TheCall of Duty squads jostling for their final standing ahead of the CWL Finals.

Despite a few teams already knowing their faith ahead of Miami, that didn’t affect the action as there were three helpings of 3-1 series’, as well as a classic 3-0 for good measure.

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OpTic wrapped Division A prior to the final week of CWL Pro League action.

Elevate 1-3 Team Reciprocity

In the first match of the night, Elevate locked horns with finals-chasing Team Reciprocity and tried to play spoiler by denying Bradley ‘wuskin’ Marshall’s squad a chance at making it to Miami. However, Reciprocity squared things away by a 3-1 scoreline.

The majority-British team scored Frequency Hardpoint by a score of 250-193 but allowed Elevate to return serve with a 6-5 victory on Arsenal Search and Destroy. Yet, wuskin’s men responded with a 3-1 win on Arsenal Control before finishing things off with a 250-108 result on Hacienda Hardpoint.


Midnight 3-1 Envy

After taking down OpTic Gaming in a 3-0 series in their last outing, Team Envy looked to take that momentum into their last Pro League game of the season - but fell to a dominant Midnight performance.

Christopher ‘Parasite’ Duarte’s squad opened things up with an almost flawless 250-67 win on Gridlock Hardpoint before dropping the subsequent Search and Destroy. Midnight regained, however, taking Seaside Control with a 3-0 before closing things down with a 250-219 win on Hacienda Hardpoint.


Gen.G 3-0 Team Heretics

Prior to the main event, Gen.G took down Team Heretics in the only 3-0 sweep of the night. Gen.G, who have been on the verge of winning an event in Black Ops 4 but have not been able to get over the hump, kicked things off with a 250-144 victory on Frequency Hardpoint. 

The series remained on Frequency for the following two maps, with Gen.G holding off a feisty Heretics showing in Search and Destroy - winning 6-4 - before dominating the Control match-up by a 3-0 scoreline.

Both teams have qualified for the Miami event - with Heretics needing to take down a play-in team before they have a chance of advancing in the winner's bracket.


eUnited 1-3 OpTic Gaming

OpTic Gaming faced off against a red-hot eUnited team who were looking to claim the top spot in Division B. James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks’ men dropped the first Hardpoint on Arsenal by a 250-226 following a rousing late surge from OpTic. 

However, they quickly rallied and begun their dismantling of the Greenwall with an impressive 6-1 win on Payload Search and Destroy. Clayster’s squad didn’t let up either, picking up the Arsenal Control by a 3-1 scoreline before finishing things off with a 250-179 win on Gridlock Hardpoint. 

With the Pro League now done and dusted, teams will be looking ahead to the final major LAN events of the Black Ops 4 season, starting with the CWL Finals in Miami on July 19, before the big one - Call of Duty Champs in August.

It remains to be seen as to who will end up as the ultimate dominant force in Black Ops 4, but it should be a tightly-contested field before the focus turns to Modern Warfare.