The pools for the CWL Pro League Qualifiers have been drawn and it looks like there might be a bit more at stake than just a spot in the Pro League this February.
The 2019 season of the CWL will see the top 28 teams competing for only 12 open spots in the CWL Pro League. As if stakes weren’t high enough, two players engaged in friendly banter that could put pressure on the loser to change their in-game name.
On Twitter, G2 Esports’ Anthony ‘Methodz’ Zinni noticed he and Jorge ‘MethodZ’ Bancells are set to play against each other in Group B of the CWP qualifiers and had an interesting proposition for his opponent.
Even though pool play will only see the top two of the seven teams secure an automatic seed to the Pro League, G2’s Methodz suggested naming rights be on the table for the “loser.”
The challenge was met with emphatic cheer from Spanish as well as NA fans, and it got even more exciting when Heretic’s MethodZ decided to chime in reply to the challenger.
“I [don't] think [you] are ready for this,” said Heretic’s MethodZ.
everybody thinking this is me being cocky instead of friendly banter 😡 pic.twitter.com/bRboyMFu8K— G2 Methodz (@Methodz) January 8, 2019
The G2 Army and Heretics fans will be looking to support their teams as they enter a very contentious group with the likes of Team Envy, Lightning Pandas, Tainted Minds, Fact Revolution and the Vodafone Giants in the same pool.
The exchange brought out passions from Call of Duty fans, and it got a bit out of control until the players interjected to reaffirm the good sportsmanship between the two.