Red Reserve have eliminated FaZe Clan from the CWL Pro League Stage 2 Playoffs.
With a 3-1 victory, Red have denied the Stage 1 champions the chance to defend their title in Stage 2.
The series opened up with a strong win for Red Reserve, a comfortable 250-184 Sainte Marie du Mont Hardpoint.
FaZe Clan looked in trouble on London Docks Search and Destroy, relinquishing the opening three rounds to Red Reserve, but once they got on the board FaZe pushed their momentum relentlessly. Six straight rounds locked up a 6-3 win and tied the series at 1-1.
A low-scoring Flak Tower swung the series back in Red Reserve’s favor, with neither team able to make much headway for the majority of the game. In the end, Red Reserve’s single flag capture was enough to take a win.
An incredibly tense Gibraltar Hardpoint ended the series. FaZe and Red went back and forth throughout the map, neither team able to find a significant lead. In the final rotation it looked like FaZe Clan were in position to lock it down, but Trei ‘Zer0’ Morris came up clutch with big plays on opposite ends of the map to steal the map for Red, ending the series 3-1.
— MLG (@MLG) July 28, 2018
FaZe Clan’s run ends here with a 5th/6th
placement. Red Reserve advances to the lower bracket semi-finals, where they await the winner between eUnited and UNILAD.
Red Reserve 3-1 FaZe Clan
HP Sainte Marie du Mont 250-184
SND London Docks 3-6
CTF Flak Tower 1-0
HP Gibraltar 250-231