OpTic Gaming have been eliminated from the CWL Anaheim Open in 7th-8th place.
After a disappointing fourth-place finish in Stage One of the CWL Global Pro League, OpTic Gaming were looking for a big rebound in Anaheim. They powered through the group stage without dropping a single map, but as soon as they hit bracket play things began to go wrong.
Their first opponent would be Luminosity, who eliminated them from the Global Pro League mere weeks ago. Once again Luminosity got the better of them, and once again OpTic were sent immediately to the lower bracket.
There they would move quickly past Rise Nation, but a match against Enigma6 would be the end of the line. OpTic struggled in the Hardpoints against the younger squad, losing both on the way to a fifth game the Enigma6 took to eliminate OpTic from the competition.
While many have proclaimed the downfall of OpTic on several occasions over their near three-year tenure as Call of Duty’s kings, and such claims have always been premature thus far, the loss does notably mark only the second time that OpTic Gaming have failed to make the grand finals of two consecutive events. The first came at the turn of the season, with the two results straddling both Black Ops 3 and Infinite Warfare.
Enigma6, meanwhile, progress to face Global Pro League champions Splyce, who have been relegated to the loser bracket following a loss to Epsilon. The winner of that match will secure a minimum fourth-place finish.