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Top four teams from CWL Vegas qualify for CWL Pro League

by Albert Petrosyan

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The first four teams to play in the Call of Duty World League Pro League have been confirmed as the $250,000 CWL Vegas tournament reached its final stages.

OpTic Gaming, Splyce, eUnited, and Luminosity Gaming have all qualified directly into the Pro League on the virtue of guaranteeing themselves a top-four finish at CWL Vegas, no matter where in the top four they actually place.

OpTic and Splyce both confirmed their qualification after reaching the Winner's Bracket final, while eUnited and LG did the same after reaching the Loser's Bracket semifinal. 

Finishing in the top four has guaranteed these teams that they will not have to compete in the Play-In tournament for the Pro League, which is set to be an intense and competitive affair.

The Play-In tournament is due to take place from January 16-20 at the MLG Arena in Columbus, OH, where 28 teams will be vying for the 12 remaining spots in the Pro League, in addition to the four that have already qualified. 

The Play-In tournament will take place in January, followed by the massive CWL Pro League from February to July.

The 28 teams that will be competing in the Play-In has been determined by final placements at CWL Vegas, with the teams that finished from 5th/6th to 29th/32nd all earning a spot.

The field of teams is set to feature some powerhouse squads, with the likes of 100 Thieves, Team Envy, FaZe Clan, Str8 Rippin, and Team Sween all having finished in the top-32, among many others.

The full list of teams that have guaranteed themselves a spot in the Play-In tournament can be seen below:

Seed Team Name Roster
QUALIFIED OpTic Gaming Karma - Scump - Crimsix - TJHaly - Dashy
QUALIFIED Splyce Jurd - Temp - Accuracy - Loony - AquA
QUALIFIED eUnited Clayster - Prestinni - Arcitys - JKap - AbeZy
QUALIFIED Luminosity Gaming Slacked, FormaL, John, Gunless, Classic
5 - 6 Team Sween Braaain - Dylan - Nolson - QwiKeR - Weeman
5 - 6 Lightning Pandas MadCat, Alexx, Dqvee, Joshh, Peatie
7 - 8 Evil Geniuses Goonjar - Royalty - FeLo - Saints - Xotic
7 - 8 Str8 Rippin Havok - MajorManiak - Maux - Nagafen - SpaceLy
9 - 12 Red Reserve Joee - Rated - Zer0 - Skrapz - Bance
9 - 12 100 Thieves Octane - Slasher - Enable - Fero - Kenny
9 - 12 Team Envy ACHES - Apathy - Assault - Huke - Silly
9 - 12 Team Reciprocity wuskin, Tommey, Zed, Seany, Denz
13 - 16 FaZe Clan ZooMaa - Attach - Crowder - Priestahh - Methodz
13 - 16 UYU Mayhem - Nova - Proto - Skyz - Spoof
13 - 16 G2 Esports Blazt - Ricky - Faccento - Decemate - Chino
13 - 16 Pittsburgh Knights GodRx - Pandur - Lacefield - Parasite - Theory
17 - 20 Excelerate Gaming Beehzy - Believe - Fa5tballa - Mruiz - ProFeeZy
17 - 20 Heretics KFC Jurnii - Lucky - MethodZ (not that one) - MeTTalZz - Sukry
17 - 20 Mazer Gaming Apox - Ramby - Super - TedyRecKs - Zaptius
17- 20 Mindfreak BuZZO - Excite - Louqa - Shockz - Fighta
21 -24 FaZe Clan Black Asim - GRVTY - Mosh - Phantomz - Tisch
21 -24 The Imperial Denza - Hawqeh - Moose - Reedy - Vortex
21 -24 Revenge Brack - Demise - JetLi - Parzelion - Skilliosis
21 -24 Tainted Minds Damage - Nimble - Setzyy - Swiftazor - Swifty
25-28 Overtime Atlas - Breszy - risK - Wailers - ZeeK
25-28 Team Divine Bidz - Creza - Nevo - Niall - Deleo
25-28 Movistar Riders PuNi - Sammy - PeLukaa - Supraaz - Oney
25-28 Fact Revolution Cammy - Chain - Defrag - Maple - SunnyB
29-32 OutCold Gaming Destiny - Vicious - Newbz - Vivid - Wrecks
29-32 Vodafone Giants Inven - Lgend - Pepo - TojoR - Yako
29-32 Enigma6 Group Diabolic - Frosty - General - Kade - KiSMET
29-32 Nation of Power Juka - Mizuno - Rampy - Timp - Reign6

Earning a spot in the Play-In is a huge opportunity for these teams, as it gives them a real chance at entering the CWL Pro League. Unlike last season, the 2019 Pro League will only feature a single season, which makes the Play-In that much more important. 

The Play-In will feature four Pools of seven teams, the top two of which will qualify for the Pro League, while the next three will play in a Playoffs to qualify. The bottom two teams in each Pool will be eliminated from qualification.