Team Sween have upset Splyce in their first match of the 2018 CWL Championship.
Yet another CWL Pro League team has fallen in their first match of the event, as Splyce suffered a 1-3 defeat at the hands of fellow UK squad Team Sween.
Splyce has had a season of mixed results, appearing in two major grand finals but otherwise failing to breach the top-eight. Featuring some of the biggest names in European Call of Duty, the squad is undoubtedly hoping to end on a high note at the most prestigious event of the season.
Unfortunately, they already face an up-hill battle, after losing their opening match to Team Sween. Sween is something of a line-up of left-overs, a collection of experienced UK players that have otherwise been left out of top domestic squads.
Team Sween entered the series with a point to prove, and did so rather emphatically with a convincing win over a lackluster Splyce. The victory puts the team primed to steal a playoff spot, having taken down one of the higher-seeded squads early on.
Splyce will now have to be flawless if they hope to escape the group, which will mean taking down an eUnited that looked on top form in their own opening series.
Splyce aren’t the only Pro League team to have had a rough start to the CWL Championship. In the first round of games only one Pro League squad won their opening match, with Team Kaliber, Epsilon, and Tainted Minds all being defeated at the hands of LCQ teams.