Intense Final Matches Decide Playoff Qualifiers from CWL Championship Group A

Group A of the CWL Championship has concluded, with Lightning Pandas and Team Kaliber clinching playoff spots.

In what might be the closest group of the event, only a couple of maps ultimately decided the fate of the three teams in contention for the top two spots.

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CWL Pro League Stage 2 champions Team Kaliber suffered an early set-back, losing to Lightning Pandas on day one and narrowly defeating Heretics. As a result, their playoff hopes rested on a big win over Epsilon, which they secured on the second day to lock in second place.

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For Lightning Pandas and Heretics, their head-to-head match meant the difference between topping the group, and being eliminated from the tournament. Heretics needed a 3-1 or 3-0 win in order to advance, while Lightning Pandas only needed to win two maps to lock in their spot.

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The series started well for Heretics, who opened up with a Hardpoint win and followed it up on SND, putting them within a single map win of advancing to playoffs.

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Lightning Pandas, now on the back foot, struck back on Ardennes Forest CTF, before clinching Sainte Marie du Mont to secure the top spot in the group.

Despite a heroic effort, Heretics’ tournament will unfortunately end here, eliminated from Group A alongside Epsilon. Lightning Pandas take the top seed into the playoffs, while Team Kaliber advances in second.

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