Red Reserve Edge Out Echo Fox to Stay Alive at CWL Pro League Stage 2 Playoffs - Dexerto
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Red Reserve Edge Out Echo Fox to Stay Alive at CWL Pro League Stage 2 Playoffs

Published: 28/Jul/2018 19:04

by Joe O'Brien

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Red Reserve edged out a tough series against Echo Fox to stay alive in the CWL Pro League Stage 2 Playoffs.

Red got out to a strong start by taking a 2-0 lead, but a turn-around from Echo Fox forced the European side to fend off a reverse sweep with a narrow fifth-game win.

The match kicked off on Ardennes Forest Hardpoint, and though the lead changed hands several times it was Red Reserve that took control as the game came to its conclusion, booking a solid win to kick things off.

Sainte Marie du Mont SND was a back-and-forth affair, neither side ever taking a large lead in the game. The two teams ultimately traded back and forth all the way to a round eleven, where it was Red Reserve that came up clutch to reach match point in the series.

Red almost ended it in the third game, a tight Ardennes Forest CTF that went to overtime after a 1-1 end to regulation. It was Red that captured the first flag of OT, but with more than four minutes to work with Echo Fox were able to respond with a faster capture of their own, extending the series.

London Docks Hardpoint was in many ways a mirror of the opening game. Both teams kept themselves in contention throughout most of the map, but this time it was Echo Fox who found the final push they needed to secure the victory, forcing a deciding fifth game.

Search and Destroy offered another intense showdown between these two teams, this time to decide the series on Ardennes Forest. In the end, Red Reserve took it 6-4, securing a 3-2 victory and a spot in the next round of the lower bracket. Echo Fox’s tournament, meanwhile, ends here.

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HP Ardennes Forest 250-195

SND Sainte Marie du Mont 6-5

CTF Ardennes Forest 2-2 (OT)

HP London Docks 197-250

SND Ardennes Forest 6-4

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Sources: 100 Thieves acquire OpTic’s CDL spot represented as LA Thieves

Published: 26/Oct/2020 17:23 Updated: 26/Oct/2020 18:32

by Albert Petrosyan

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Sources have told Dexerto that 100 Thieves are entering the Call of Duty League by purchasing the spot previously held by OpTic Gaming Los Angeles.

After initially declining to invest in a slot for the Call of Duty League’s inaugural 2020 season, 100 Thieves are re-entering CoD esports after all for the 2021 campaign and beyond.

The spot that had been OpTic Gaming Los Angeles’ has now transferred ownership to the prominent esports organization, and sources have reported that 100T will rebrand the team to LA Thieves.

Immortals Gaming Club, which had purchased OpTic Gaming and one of two Los Angeles CDL franchise spots, recently sold the Green Wall back to Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez, who will remain in control of the brand.

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The OpTic Gaming Los Angeles franchise will end after just one season of competing in the CDL.

At this time, it’s not yet clear whether the league will allow H3CZ to rebrand his Chicago Huntsmen franchise to OpTic. Since he’s already the CEO of Huntsmen, his reacquisition of the OpTic brand meant that control of one of the two teams would eventually have to change hands once again.

According to recent reports from Esports Talk, the CDL was taking the stance that franchises should remain tied to the cities they were initially founded in. Thus, if H3CZ and NRG wanted their team to take on the OpTic Gaming insignia, they would have to sell the Huntsmen spot and move their Call of Duty operations to Los Angeles.

However, in those same reports, it was indicated that despite their initial unwillingness to enter the CDL, 100 Thieves and CEO Matt ‘Nadeshot’ Haag acquiring a spot was not totally out of the question, and now it’s come to fruition.

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While brief, 100 Thieves’ first stint in competitive Call of Duty was a highly successful one.

While brief, 100 Thieves’ first stint in Call of Duty esports was a very successful one; the team captured two major trophies in the then-called CoD World League and finished second in the CWL World Championship.

100T’s team became a fan-favorite, and when Nadeshot announced that they’d be leaving the esport due to the transition to franchising, many were left disappointed, especially considering Haag’s extensive CoD background.

The only question that remains now is concerning their roster – whether or not Nadeshot or his org will want to make any personnel changes remains to be seen, but if not, many will still expect the team to be a contender, considering that three of the four players are top-tier with championship experience.

LA THIEVES’ EXPECTED 2021 CDL ROSTER:

  • Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat
  • Kenny ‘Kuavo’ Williams
  • Thomas ‘TJHaLy’ Haly
  • Zack ‘Drazah’ Jordan
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CoD stars SlasheR and Kenny are returning to 100 Thieves as members of LA Thieves.

For SlasheR and Kenny, this will be their second stint with 100T after previously featuring for the org in its lone season of competition. Similarly, General Manager Eric ‘Muddawg’ Sanders is also returning to the red and black after leaving them for OpTic when the org parted ways from CoD esports.

As always, we will continue to update this story and bring you the latest as more information becomes available.