Red Reserve’s strong start to Stage 2 of the CWL Pro League for Call of Duty: WWII continued against Team Envy, thanks in part to Rhys ‘Rated’ Price’s incredible Search and Destroy performance.
Both Red Reserve and Splyce had moments of brilliance during the first half of the Call of Duty: WWII season but most pundits would argue that Red Reserve was the number one team in Europe following the conclusion of Stage 1 in the CWL Pro League.
However, the team still fell short of claiming a major title and they decided to make a switch ahead of Stage 2 by bringing in UNILAD’s star player, Matthew ‘Skrapz’ Marshall, as a replacement for Joshua-Lee ‘Joshh’ Sheppard.
So far the change seems to have been a success. Red Reserve has dropped just one series, a surprising 3-1 loss to Evil Geniuses, but they’ve looked imperious in the rest of their matches.
Wednesday, May 23rd, saw them take down both Echo Fox and Team Envy in 3-1 fashion with all four players having their moments of excellence in both series.
However, Rated was playing particularly well and completely took over the London Docks Search and Destroy against Envy with an incredible score of 19-6 which ended with an impressive three piece to close out the game in a round 11 decider.
Following the match, Rated spoke to Jessica Brohard and explained that sometimes in Search and Destroy “everything you do is just working” and that all of his plays seemed to pay off.
He also explained that their only map loss in the series, the Capture The Flag, came down to some communication issues with small talk and that they are working to cut out the little mistakes that always come with a new roster.
Red Reserve now sit at the top of Division A with a record of 5-1 and a win against FaZe Clan on May 24th would see them retaining that spot heading into Week 3.