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Team Sween and Mindfreak shine as the EU and APAC January 6 CWL 2K tournaments conclude - Recap and results

by Ross Deason

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The January 6 CWL 2K online tournaments have come to a close in both the European and Asia Pacific regions, with rather predictable results.

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The APAC 2K competitions have typically ended in a Mindfreak vs Tainted Mind grand final when both teams have been taking part. The only exception to that rule came in the December 16 tournament, where Tainted Minds finished 4th and Mindfreak didn’t compete.

Order was restored in the January 6 edition of the event, as the new-look Mindfreak roster blew through all competition. Despite only recently adding Daniel ‘Swifty’ Hickey and Jai ‘Beastn’ Boone to the roster, Mindfreak defeated their Tainted Minds rivals 3-0 in the grand final.

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Losing Swifty to Mindfreak appears to have taken its toll on Tainted Minds. The close rivalry from the start of the Black Ops 4 season now appears to be largely one-sided.

APAC CWL 2K Series Jan 6, 2019 - Final Placements

Place Pro Points Cash Prize Team Roster
 1 2,000 $500 Mindfreak Shockz, Fighta, Louqa, Swifty, Beastn
 2 1,200 Tainted Minds Damage, Nimble, Swiftazor, Setzyy, Zepa
 3-4 800 Sleeper Gaming Flanners, Middoh, Mifzor, Immense, Liaym
beasts and fati Astatiix, Fate, Kytosis, Fati, Restalling
 5-8 600 chicken bandersnatch Azzi, Boss, Mentxl, Rival, Sizzle
rapido carrys xD Cregan, iKilla, Khalzd, Rapids, Muzzin
Vintage Gaming Tyson, Cruze, Dean, Lakie, Excite
KnockoutESC Blisic, Cxshew, FKing, Mo215, Riszza
9-12 400 Nandos Agonzy, Doosva, Faatal, Fraizzed, Yeemazzy
RamPaGe Gaming RanGer, Sean, Derp, Izzul, Rainyz
FURY Australia Danelk, Lexxen, ManOfChicken, ManySe, TrentXYZ
Integral Nation Baturi, Crazje, Lucks, Rustabation, Suttoh

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Some of the top European teams, like Red Reserve and Reciprocity, have opted to live in North America for the Black Ops 4 season. With Lightning Pandas also opting not to compete in the January 6 EU 2K, Team Sween were expected to cruise to victory.

Michael ‘Revolt’ Eaton’s pick-up team named ‘Watch Me Whip’ took second position, with The Imperial and Fact Revolution rounding out the top four.

EU CWL 2K Series Jan 6, 2019 - Final Placements

Place Pro Points Cash Prize Team Roster
 1 2,000 $1,500 Team Sween QwiKeR, Weeman, Nolson, Dylan, Braaain
 2 1,200 $500 Watch me Whip Bidz, Detain, Insight, Revolt, CleanX
 3-4 800 The Imperial Hawqeh, Denza, Moose, Reedy, Vortex
Fact Revolution Cammy, Defrag, Chain, Maple, SunnyB
 5-8 600 Overtime eSport Wailers, ZeeK, rizK, Breszy, Natshay
Vodafone Giants TojoR, YaKo, Inven, Pepo, envdiaN
Movistar Riders PuNi, Sammy, Supraaz, Oney, Katru
GSHIW HaLLy, Genesis, Iviano, Subsist, Watson
9-12 400 Bulldog eSports Ryann, ByronLiney, Chunk, JMeemo, Patto 
iDomina Esports Blade, Predax, Wartex, Infernal, Lumbast
Team 3G Niall, Creza, Deleo, endurAAA, Keza
LewTee and the loyals DREAL, Disarray, LewTee, Fusionz, SamB