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OpTic keep rolling; Gen.G, Heretics clinch Playoff spots – CWL Pro League July 2 recap and highlights

Published: 3/Jul/2019 2:28 Updated: 3/Jul/2019 2:37

by Albert Petrosyan


The final week of the CWL Pro League passed its halfway mark on Tuesday, July 2, leaving just two more days of matches in the regular season. 

As the regular season of the CWL Pro League draws to a close, more and more teams are finding out their fate when it comes to qualifying for the Playoffs at the upcoming CWL Finals event.

After four more cross-divisional matches were played on July 2, all of the Playoff spots from Division B were wrapped up, leaving just one more spot in Division A to be decided in the coming two days. 

Midnight sweep Heretics to keep initiative

The first match of the day saw Division A’s Midnight Esports cast aside Team Heretics 3-0 to keep their grip on the fourth and final top-four spot in Division A.

The win improved Midnight to 11-9, keeping them one game ahead of Team Reciprocity, ahead of their difficult matchup against eUnited tomorrow. 

OpTic barely edge out Elevate in five-map thriller

OpTic continued their blazing roll in the Pro League after beating Elevate 3-2 in a match that went all the way to a game five, round 11. 

The win improved the Green Wall to a 16-4 record, by far the best in Division A and tied with eUnited for tops overall.

Although Elevate came into the match already eliminated from top-four contention in Division B, they pushed the CWL Vegas champs to the brink, who were saved by this miraculous 2v5 ninja-defuse play by Seth ‘Scump’ Abner in the final round. 

Reciprocity keep Playoff hopes alive versus Envy

Both Team Reciprocity and Team Envy came into their July 2 matchup knowing that a loss would eliminate them from finishing in the top four of their respective Divisions.

The series went back-and-forth, much like the OpTic-Elevate match, going all the way to a game five, round 11. 

In a thrilling ending, Reciprocity’s clutch gene proved too strong for Envy to handle, as they pulled the 3-2 win to stay just one game behind Midnight for the fourth spot in Division A.

Envy, on the other hand, were eliminated from top-four contention, giving the fourth and final Playoff spot to Heretics, despite their loss earlier in the day.

Gen.G clinch Playoff spot against eUnited

The final match of July 2 pitted the two teams that had come in second at the previous two major tournaments, as Gen.G looked to clinch a Playoff spot with a victory. 

After a very strong start saw Gen.G take a 2-0 lead, eUnited came roaring back to take the series to a deciding fifth map. 

However, the CWL Anaheim finalists were able to stop the comeback right there, handing eU their first loss in 10 Pro League matches and clinching the third Playoff spot in Division A. 

CWL Pro League scores – July 2

Cross Heretics 0-3 Midnight Esports 12 PM 3 PM 8 PM 7 AM
Cross OpTic Gaming 3-2 Elevate 1:30 PM 4:30 PM 9:30 PM 8:30 AM
Cross Team Reciprocity 3-2 Team Envy 3 PM 6 PM 11 PM 10 AM
Cross eUnited 2-3 Gen.G 4:30 PM 7:30 PM 12:30 AM 11:30 AM

CWL Pro League standings

The third and penultimate day of matches of the CWL Pro League will take place on Wednesday, July 3, as the final top-four spot in Division A is still up for grabs.

Gen.G take on Elevate to start the day, followed by Heretics facing Reciprocity. Midnight face a tough challenge against eUnited, and the day will round off with another eClassico between Envy and OpTic. 

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How to watch Hitch’s $20K Black Ops 2 Invitational: Teams, schedule, more

Published: 28/Oct/2020 5:49 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 5:50

by Brad Norton


Returning for his final event of the Call of Duty League offseason, Team Summertime’s Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards is hosting an enormous Black Ops 2 Invitational featuring former champions and popular content creators.

Throwback tournaments have been all the rage throughout the 2020 offseason and no one has been leading the charge quite like Hitch. Outside of hosting Warzone comps, his unique tournaments have spanned from Modern Warfare 2 to Black Ops 4. This time, his sights are set on 2012’s Black Ops 2.

Despite hackers ruining an early test for this particular event, the kinks have all seemingly been worked out. From former championship-winning teams to some of the biggest content creators, Hitch’s final event is set to be the biggest yet.

From how you can tune in, to every player joining the all-star Call of Duty event, we’ve got you covered. Here’s everything there is to know about the Black Ops 2 Invitational.

How to watch the Black Ops 2 Invitational

The final event of the offseason is set to kick off on Wednesday, October 28. Opening matchups will be going live at 3PM EST (12PM PT) and the broadcast will likely run for most of the day.

As per usual, it’s all expected to be featured on Hitch’s own Twitch stream which we’ve embedded below. A majority of the players and creators will likely be sharing their own perspectives throughout the event as well.

Teams competing in the Black Ops 2 Invitational

Some squads feature some of the most successful Call of Duty veterans while others consist of popular streamers. Regardless, every team is stacked with FPS talent so expect some close matchups.

Standing out among the eight rosters is a true throwback. The 2014 world championship team of Crimsix, Karma, TeePee, and ACHES, will be reuniting. Formerly representing Complexity and then Evil Geniuses, these four players haven’t been on the same team since 2014.

The full list of teams competing in the Black Ops 2 Invitational can be found below.

  • Team Dr Disrespect: Dr Disrespect, ZLaner, StoneMountain64, & KingRichard
  • Team CouRageJD: CouRageJD, Parad12e, LEQIQN, & MLGImpulse
  • Team The Mob: Classify, Mako, Froste, Flyroh
  • Team Scump: Scump, Envoy, Merk, & Rambo
  • Team Aydan: Aydan, Ritual, Kismet, & Parasite
  • Team Luli: Lulu, Blazt, Frozone, & Almxnd
  • Team Pamaj: Pamaj, Rated, JHaZe, & Exodass
  • Team TeePee: TeePee, Karma, Crimsix, & ACHES

Not much else is known regarding a specific schedule or format just yet. We’ll be sure to keep you updated when brackets are available.

Keep your eyes peeled for highlights and final results as the Black Ops 2 Invitational gets underway.