Following the new format for the 2019 season, the playoffs of CWL Anaheim only features teams from the CWL Pro League, with the amateur squads playing in a separate tournament at the event.
While some teams stumbled during the first day of competition, they certainly came to play at the start of Day Two, leading to some interesting results to open the day.Envy had the worst showing of the weekend after failing to win a single map during CWL Anaheim.
Unfortunately for Team Envy, they were the talk of the afternoon following a 3-0 loss to Team Reciprocity. With the team failing to pick up a map once again, they closed out the event with an abysmal 0-12 record. With only a couple of months left until Champs this August, Envy will certainly need to make some adjustments to keep the season from slipping away completely.
Following behind Envy was Midnight Esports, who has yet to make it past the second round of a tournament all season. While they finished with a 1-2 record from Pool C, they were no match for a rejuvenated UNITS squad that torched them to the tune of a 3-0 sweep.Much has changed for Luminosity Gaming since winning the CWL Fort Worth Championship.
The final two series of the first Losers round were much closer, with both going to absolute distance of Game 5 Round 11 Search & Destroy rounds. Despite taking a 2-0 lead early on, Evil Geniuses were unable to hold on against Splyce and met an early exit for the second straight event.
Meanwhile, Luminosity narrowly escaped an early defeat by holding on with a 3-2 win over the scrappy UYU squad. The two teams traded wins back and forth all series long before LG stood tall with one final clutch 1v2 from Richard 'Ricky' Stacy.
CWL Anaheim Final Placements
- 13th/16th: Team Envy
- 13th/16th: Midnight Esports
- 13th/16th: UYU
- 13th/16th: Evil Geniuses