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Call of Duty • Jul 02, 2019

OpTic edge out Heretics, eUnited remain dominant - CWL Pro League July 1 recap

OpTic edge out Heretics, eUnited remain dominant - CWL Pro League July 1 recap
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The final round of Call of Duty Pro League games kicked off on July 1, with teams descending on the MLG Arena in Columbus, Ohio still vying for wins and better seeding.

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With CWL Anaheim firmly in the rearview mirror, the CWL Pro League is in its closing stages, with all eyes bto turn to CWL Finals and Call of Duty Champs.

OpTic Gaming, Team Envy, eUnited, Gen.G, Team Heretics, Team Reciprocity, Midnight Esports, and Elevate kicked off the final set of cross-divisional games on July 1, with a round of matches that saw two dominant 3-0 sweeps, a 3-1 series, and an intense battle that went to a final map.

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OpTic Gaming enter the final week of Pro League looking to tweak things before CWL Miami.

Midnight Esports 3-1 Elevate

In the opening match of the day, Midnight Esports held off Elevate with a pretty comfortable 3-1 win. Christopher 'Parasite' Duarte’s team kicked things off with a 250-149 Hardpoint win on Seaside before edging out a 6-5 Search and Destroy contest on Gridlock. 

While they looked on for the sweep, Elevate fired back with a 3-2 victory on Frequency Control before Midnight cleaned up the series with a return to Gridlock - picking up the Hardpoint by 250-175.

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eUnited 3-0 Team Reciprocity

With a 3-0 sweep of Team Reciprocity, eUnited continued their Pro League hot streak and extended their winning run of series to nine. Despite securing the sweep, James 'Clayster' Eubanks' squad were made to work hard for thier win in a tightly-contested match-up.

The North American powerhouse picked up the Hacienda Hardpoint with a score of 250-201, before needing a round eleven ninja defuse from Clayster himself to secure the Search and Destroy. They got back to solid footing with a game of control on Arsenal, completing their sweep with a 3-1 win. 

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OpTic Gaming 3-2 Team Heretics

In the only series to go the full distance, OpTic Gaming edged out a feisty Team Heretics. The Greenwall may have figured that it was going to be a difficult match-up from the get-go as they barely edged out Heretics in the opening hardpoint by a 250-235 scoreline. 

Heretics quickly returned serve with a 6-3 Search and Destroy win. before OpTic put themselves in the driving seat with a comofrtable 3-0 game of Control on Frequency. 

Despite that, the Spaniards forced a map five thanks to a dominant second hardpoint display in the return to Frequency - 250-205 as Alejandro 'Lucky' López and Juan 'JurNii' Antonio González both stepped up with 30 kills each. However, the Greenwall closed proceedings with a 6-2 Search and Destroy victory behind Brandon ‘Dashy’ Otell’s strong 7/2 K/D showing. 

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Team Envy 0-3 Gen.G

Team Envy may have been hoping that their recent roster change would help bring a halt to their dreadful run of form, but they were easily dispatched of by the dominant Gen.G - bringing their winless run of maps to 16. 

Gen.G jumped out to a 1-0 lead with an intense 250-223 hardpoint win on Hacienda and snowballed that momentum. They picked up the Search and Destroy on Gridlock by a 6-3 scoreline, before completing the sweep with a 3-0 Control win on the same map.

The twelfth and final week of Black Ops 4 Pro League action will continue on Tuesday, July 2 and run through to July 5. Remember, there will be no action on July 4 as everybody takes the day off for Independence Day.

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