The CWL Championship 2018 Grand Finalists are Locked In

Joe O'Brien

The grand final of the 2018 CWL Championship is set, with Evil Geniuses facing off against Team Kaliber for the trophy.

Nobody would have predicted this match-up as the final showdown, but after five days of fierce competition these are the last two teams left standing.

The run by Evil Geniuses has been the big shock of the tournament. Merely a map away from a group stage elimination, EG pulled off a 3-0 sweep against OpTic Gaming to make it to the playoffs. From there, they stormed through the winner bracket, securing their spot in the grand finals with a win over Team Kaliber.

After being defeated in the winner bracket finals, Team Kaliber had to face a hot FaZe Clan to make their way back to the grand finals. FaZe struck first with a map one win, and almost extended their lead to two, but some big plays from tK secured a 3-5 come-back in Search and Destroy to tie the series.

That victory proved crucial, as FaZe Clan were able to win Flak Tower CTF to reclaim their series lead. With tK’s tournament on the line, Kenny ‘Kenny’ Williams put up one of the games of the tournament in London Docks Hardpoint, forcing a fifth game with Team Kaliber secured for the series win.

Team Kaliber will now attempt to take revenge against Evil Geniuses and claim the CWL Championship trophy. Coming from the winner bracket, however, Evil Geniuses will have a series in hand, only needing to win one best-of-five while Team Kaliber will need to take two.

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