OpTic Gaming eliminated from CWL London after eUnited sweep


Despite being one of the top Call of Duty teams heading into CWL London, OpTic Gaming suffered a heartbreaking Losers Finals sweep defeat to eUnited on Championship Sunday – falling to a third-place finish. 

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After making a few role changes, big things were expected from OpTic Gaming at CWL London as they looked to bounce back from a lackluster showing last time out at CWL Fort Worth. After finishing the Pool Play stage with a dominant 3-0 record, the Green Wall moved into the Winners Bracket portion of play.

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While OpTic’s hot run carried them to the Winners Final, they suffered defeat at the hands of 100 Thieves and were dropped into the Losers Bracket – poised with the proposition of meeting an on-fire eUnited for a chance at revenge.

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eUnited dominated their Losers Bracket run – not dropping a map all day and sweeping OpTic aside.

Prior to the start of the Losers Bracket final, OpTic had a 9-1 map record against eUnited in their meetings throughout the Black Ops 4 season, yet that record was quickly changed as eUnited picked up a 250-197 win on Arsenal Hardpoint – quieting the previously raucous pro-OpTic crowd.

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eUnited, working with the hot momentum of their Losers Bracket run, were able to spring that growing confidence into a second map victory, securing a close Search and Destroy victory on Payload by a 6-4 scoreline.

And they weren’t finished there. Moving to Seaside, which has been a comfort map for OpTic this season, eUnited jumped out to a quick start – taking a 2-0 lead in Control before the Green Wall could respond and put a round on the board. However, they weren’t able to hold off the extremely on-form eUnited squad who finished the map at 3-1 thanks to a late clutch from Chris ‘Simp’ Lehr. 

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While OpTic will have to go back to the drawing board and swallow a devastating sweep, eUnited will have the chance to roll their growing momentum into a Grand Finals showdown with 100 Thieves.

By taking down the Green Wall with a 3-0 scoreline, James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks’ squad proved that they can, again, stand alongside some of the best teams in the game despite majorly shaking up their roster prior to CWL London

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Yet, they will need to muster all of their talents together in a bid to beat an equally hot 100 Thieves who have reached their first Grand Finals ever.

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