North American pro Call of Duty team Rise Nation have qualified for the CWL Pro League Stage 2 Playoffs.
This season’s three-time event winners became the fourth and final team from Division B to qualify, joining UNILAD Esports, OpTic Gaming, and eUnited.
Coming into the eight and final week with as Division B leaders, the question of Rise’s Playoff berth was a matter of when and not if.
However, a loss to OpTic in Day One meant that they would have to wait until at least Day Two to clinch.
Their qualification ended up being achieved before they even had to play their Day Two match against Luminosity Gaming.
LG’s loss to eUnited and compLexity Gaming’s loss to Mindfreak eliminated both teams from Playoff contention, and ensured that Rise’s ticket to the postseason was stamped and ready.
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However, their work is not yet all done, as their matches against LG and UNILAD will help determine where they finish in Division B standings.
Even if they win both matches, they will need some help from other teams if they want to finish as the first overall seed.