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OpTic starting to dominate, Luminosity in full collapse - CWL Pro League roundup

by Albert Petrosyan

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The Call of Duty World League's Pro League is in the middle of its eight week, and the main storylines focus around two teams going in complete opposite trajectories - OpTic Gaming and Luminosity Gaming. 

The completion of matches on May 21 means that Division A teams have only six total matches to ensure that they finish in one of the top four positions, which would guarantee them a spot in the $1.25 million Playoffs.

One team that's virtually a lock to finish in the top-four is OpTic Gaming, who have begun to slowly but surely assert their dominance on the rest of the division. 

OpTic's 3-0 win against Evil Geniuses on May 21 was their fourth straight, propelling them to a 12-4 record atop Division A, two games clear of second place Gen.G.

The Green Wall's resurgence has come at a perfect time, as they spent most of the first half of the Pro League trailing Gen.G, but it looks like that they will inevitably finish in first place.

MLG
MLG
OpTic Gaming have found their top form in the CWL Pro League, and now have a two game lead atop Division A.

Meanwhile, on the opposite side of that trend sit Luminosity Gaming, who have been on a downward spiral ever since returning from their poor performance at CWL London.

LG have lost all five matches since the Pro League has resumed, by a combined map count of 3-15, included a 3-1 loss to UYU, who came into the match having the worst record in Division A.

As a result of their poor performances, LG currently have a 5-11 record and are in the basement of the division, with there being almost zero chance that they can make a comeback strong enough to finish in a Playoff spot.

However, if they were to miraculously right the ship, they could still qualify for the Playoffs via the Play-In tournament, in which two of the eight lowest seeded teams from both divisions will play for a spot in the postseason Losers Bracket.  

MLG
MLG
LG's win at CWL Fort Worth seems like a distant memory now, after their poor show of results at CWL London and now the Pro League.

Elsewhere on May 21, Team Reciprocity continued their recent positive form with a 3-0 sweep of Midnight Esports, while FaZe Clan took care of Gen.G 3-1, improving to 4-1 since they took Red Reserve's spot in the league.

Gen.G, meanwhile, continued to struggle, falling to 1-4 since returning from CWL London and losing their grip on the top spot in Division A, after having topped the table for much of the season.

CWL Pro League May 21 match results

  • Midnight Esports 0-3 Team Reciprocity
  • OpTic Gaming 3-0 Evil Geniuses
  • UYU 3-1 Luminosity
  • FaZe Clan 3-1 Gen.G

CWL Pro League current standings

DIVISION A | DIVISION B

Position Team Record Winning % Maps Map % . Position Team Record Winning % Maps Map %
1st OpTic Gaming 12-4 75% 40-28 59% . 1st 100 Thieves 8-3 73% 28-12 70%
2nd Gen.G 10-6 63% 37-29 56% . 2nd eUnited 8-3 73% 28-19 60%
3rd Midnight Esports 9-7 56% 33-29 53% . 3rd Team Heretics 8-3 73% 25-19 57%
4th FaZe Clan 9-7 56% 37-25 60% . 4th Splyce 6-5 55% 25-21 54%
5th Team Reciprocity 7-9 44% 28-37 43% . 5th Team Envy 6-5 55% 26-21 55%
6th Evil Geniuses 6-10 38% 26-35 43% . 6th Enigma6 Group 3-8 27% 18-28 39%
7th UYU 5-11 31% 22-38 37% . 7th Denial Esports 3-8 27% 17-29 37%
8th Luminosity 5-11 31% 28-41 41% . 8th Elevate 3-8 27% 19-26 42%

The CWL Pro League will resume on Wednesday, May 22 with more Division A matches. You can keep track of all scores, schedules, standings, and more by visiting our dedicated CWL Pro League hub.

As for Division B, they will play their two weeks of divisional matches starting on May 27.