The latest installment of the MLG GameBattles Pro League Challenge has been won by a Enigma6, a non-league team, who defeating Luminosity Gaming in the Grand Final.
The Pro League Challenge is an online tournament which attempts to give ameteur teams the chance to play against the best of the best and offers a modest $2,000 prize pool each week.
Eight current CWL Pro League teams take on eight ameteur teams, who earn their spot through most recent CWL 2K tournament, in a single elimination bracket with best of five matches and upsets are a common occurrence.
The June 3rd - 4th Pro League Challenge started on a bit of a sour note as fan favorites OpTic Gaming forfeited their match against “BadNewsBear”, supposedly due to Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter having prior commitments.
Other big names to fall in the first round included eUnited, who lost 3-1 to “DYING BREED”, compLexity Gaming, who lost 3-0 to E6, and UNILAD, who lost 3-0 to “OrglessBandit”.
In fact, Luminosity Gaming was the only CWL Pro League team to make it past the quarterfinals, but even Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper and company were no match for Enigma6 in the Grand Final as Jordon ‘General’ General’s team claimed the victory with a 3-1 score.
#E6COD defeats @Luminosity 3-1 to win the Finals of the CWL Pro League Challenge! Congratulations! @JordonGeneral @aBeZy_ @StevenDiabolic @Sender_FN #CWLPS4 #E6ARMY Good Games👁️ pic.twitter.com/xLYMQXnzTv— Enigma6 Group™ (@Enigma6Group) June 5, 2018
That one map loss to Luminosity was the only map that E6 dropped in the entire competition as the team swept compLexity, DYING BREED, and Lightning Pandas in relatively easy fashion.
As always, there has been some speculation that the CWL Pro League teams did not put maximum effort into the online competition as they are fully focused on the $700,000 league.
However, teams outside of the Pro League like Enigma6, Ghost Gaming, and Lightning Pandas will take confidence from their top four results as they set their sights on CWL Anaheim from June 15th - 17th.
The full results from the June 3rd Pro League Challenge are as follows:
|1st||Enigma6 Group||General, Sender, Diabolic, aBeZy||$1,500|
|2nd||Luminosity Gaming||Slacked, JKap, John, FormaL||$500|
|3/4||Ghost Gaming||Lacefield, GodRx, Pandur, Parasite|
|3/4||Lightning Pandas||Goonjar, Royalty, Xotic, Theory|
|5/8||BadNewsBear||Brack, Fatal, Vicious, GizMo|
|5/8||OrglessBandit||Ramby, Riviction, Super, TeddyRecKs|
|5/8||DYING BREED||Legal, TwiZz, SupremeAgility, TcM|
|5/8||Rise Nation||Loony, TJHaLy, Gunless, SlasheR|
|9/16||Yuuur||DraMa, Hitman, Johnny, Apox|
|9/16||Mindfreak||BuZZO, Shockz, Fighta, Denz|
|9/16||compLexity Gaming||Dashy, Censor, Ricky, Blazt|
|9/16||eUnited||Arcitys, Prestinni, Clayster, FeLonY|
|9/16||EZG eSports||Parzelion, NauX, Kade, GorgoKnight|
|9/16||UNILAD Esports||wuskin, Seany, Alexx, Zed|
|9/16||Tainted Minds||Nimble, Damage, Swifty, Swiftaz0r|
|9/16||OpTic Gaming||Scump, Crimsix, Octane, Methodz|