North American Call of Duty pro team FaZe Clan have officially qualified for the CWL Pro League Stage 2 Playoffs.
FaZe are the fourth and final team from Division A to clinch a spot, joining Red Reserve, Echo Fox, and Team Kaliber.
After a shockingly bad start to the Stage 2, FaZe came into the sixth and final week of Stage 2 knowing that they would need to win all four of their matches to even have a chance at the postseason.
Although they managed to win their first three matches, their Playoff lives ended up being decided before they played their fourth match, thanks to Team EnVy defeating Evil Geniuses and eliminating them from contention.
ALL OVER @EvilGeniuses.
— Call of Duty esports (@CODWorldLeague) July 6, 2018
Of course even if EG had not lost to EnVy, FaZe would have still had the chance to qualify with a win against Team Kaliber. FaZe owned the tiebreaker against EG thanks to a better head-to-head map count.
However, they must have felt relieved in completing their ultimate comeback within the Division A standings and getting the chance to defend their Stage 1 crown.
QUALIFIED FOR PLAYOFFS! #FaZeUp
— FaZe replays (@JamesCrowder) July 6, 2018
Qualified for playoffs! Very proud of the team bouncing back after that rough first week. We’re looking good and have to keep putting in the work. Thanks for all the support! #FaZeUp
— FaZe ZooMaa (@ZooMaa) July 6, 2018
We LOVE nV!
We officially made it to playoffs.
This season was very disappointing for us but we’ve learned a lot and improved. Excited for Playoffs and Champs
— FaZe Attach (@Attach) July 6, 2018
Let’s gooooo nV I love you guys. We in playoffs baby!!!
— FaZe Priestahh (@Priestahh) July 6, 2018
The CWL Pro League features a total of 16 teams divided into Divisions A and B, with the 8 teams of each group playing each other twice.
While every team receives a base cash prize for participating, the top four teams of each Division qualify for the Playoffs, where a whopping $500,000 prize pool will be up for grabs.