FaZe Clan pulled off a reverse sweep against eUnited in their first match of CWL Anaheim.
eUnited came out swinging in the series with strong wins in the first two maps, but FaZe were able to battle back to take the series.
Gibraltar Hardpoint opened the series with a fairly convincing 250-182 win for eUnited, which they followed up with a crushing 6-1 Sainte Marie du Mont SND, courtesy of a dominant 14-1 game from Alec ‘Arcitys’ Sanderson.
FaZe Clan stayed alive by clinching a 3-2 London Docks CTF, before forcing a fifth map decider with a 250-179 victory on Ardennes Forest Hardpoint.
In game five, Ardennes Forest SND, the two teams traded back and forth to begin with, but FaZe found the edge towards the later stages of the map. After building a 5-3 lead the series almost slipped through FaZe Clan’s fingers as eUnited brought it back to 5-5, but FaZe pulled through in round 11 for the win.
eUnited is developing a troubling relationship with five game series. Since the start of Stage 2 of the CWL Pro League, the team has now played in five matches that ended in a game five, round 11, and only secured the win once.
Half of eUnited's matches (4/8) since Stage 2 began have gone all the way to a Game 5 Round 11 situation, they now have a 1-4 record in those situations.— JP (@JPKrez) June 15, 2018
For FaZe Clan, the victory could be key to securing a spot in the winner bracket from what is expected to be a competitive group at the top.
FaZe Clan 3 – 2 eUnited
HP Gibraltar 182-250
SND Sainte Marie du Mont 1-6
CTF London Docks 3-2
HP Ardennes Forest 250-179
SND Ardennes Forest 6-5