Call of Duty
NA CWL 2000 Series Jan. 8 Recap
BY James Mattone
January 9th 2017
TOGGLE DARK THEME

The first of four GameBattles 2K tournaments happened this Sunday, with the top teams in North America duking it out to try to earn 2,000 CWL pro points per player.

These points are especially important for teams hoping to make their time at MLG Atlanta a bit easier, as the top-10 teams in terms of pro points will qualify for the group stage automatically, rather than fight through the open bracket.

In this tournament, Red Reserve was the lone team outside of the top 32 sides, as they were swept out of the round-of-64 by a semi-pro team called C2C, thanks to a man called Anihmal getting a Warden on Retaliation Search and Destroy. This loss definitely cripples the Reserve, as they were already out of the top-10 heading into the tournament and it does not help their chances to get into pool play at Atlanta.

Allegiance, Enigma6, and Cloud9 all saw round-of-16 exits, while EnVyUs was reverse swept by FaZe Clan in the quarterfinal and dropped out along with OpTic Gaming and MLG Vegas champs Rise Nation.

When the dust settled, FaZe Clan took home 2,000 pro points a piece for each of its players, taking down eUnited in a 6-4 game five Search and Destroy to win the first 2K of 2017. Unfortunately for them, they aren't close to Cloud9's second place spot, but this win shot them over OpTic Gaming and have them sitting in the top three of North American teams in the pro point standings.

Here's how how everything from the round-of-32 onwards shaped up Sunday:


ROUND-OF-32

#1 Rise Nation 3 - 0 #33 5 Hour Renegades

#16 WE BACK B*TCH (Of course, Adam "KiLLa" Sloss's team) 3 - 0 #17 Sanctimonious

#24 SetToDestroyX 3 - 0 #9 CWL 2K Series (Anthony "DraMa" Padilla's team)

#8 Luminosity Gaming 3 - 0 #25 Sigma Gaming

#5 Allegiance 3 - 1 #37 Wise

#12 Team EnVyUs 3 - 0 #21 3sUp

#20 Squaaaaaa (Lamar "Accuracy" Abedi's team) 3 - 0 #77 #C2C

#4 FaZe Clan 3 - 1 #36 #Fury

#3 OpTic Gaming 3 - 0 #30 Gut Tough Gaming

#14 Lethal Gaming 3 - 2 #19 PNDA Gaming

#11 Echo Fox 3 - 1 #22 @SpawnKilled

#6 Evil Geniuses 3 - 0 #27 Rogue

#7 Enigma6 3 - 0 #26 PoWuh is the Best

#10 eUnited 3 - 0 #23 XV

#15 Team Kaliber 3 - 2 #18 TheGosuCrew

#2 Cloud9 3 - 1 #34 InControl


ROUND-OF-16

#1 Rise Nation 3 - 0 #16 WE BACK B*TCH

#8 Luminosity Gaming 3 - 0 #24 SetToDestroyX

#12 Team EnVyUs 3 - 0 #5 Allegiance

#4 FaZe Clan 3 - 0 #20 Squaaaaaa

#3 OpTic Gaming  3 - 1 #14 Lethal Gaming

#11 Echo Fox 3 - 2 #6 Evil Geniuses

#10 eUnited 3 - 0 #7 Enigma6

#15 Team Kaliber 3 - 0 #2 Cloud9


QUARTERFINALS

#8 Luminosity 3 - 0 #1 Rise Nation

#4 FaZe Clan 3 - 2 #12 Team EnVyUs

#11 Echo Fox 3 - 1 #3 OpTic Gaming

#10 eUnited 3 - 0 #15 Team Kaliber 


SEMIFINALS

#4 FaZe Clan 3 - 0 #8 Luminosity

#10 eUnited 3 - 1 #11 Echo Fox


FINAL

#4 FaZe Clan 3 - 2 #10 eUnited


Final Standings

1st Place (2000 Points)

  • FaZe Clan

2nd Place (1200 Points)

  • eUnited

3rd/4th Place (800 Points)

  • Luminosity Gaming
  • Echo Fox

5th-8th Place (600 Points)

  • Rise Nation
  • OpTic Gaming
  • Team EnVyUs
  • Team Kaliber

9th-16th Place (400 Points)

  • Cloud9
  • Allegiance
  • Enigma6
  • Evil Geniuses
  • WE BACK B*TCH
  • Lethal Gaming
  • Squaaaaaa
  • SetToDestroyX

17th-32nd Place (200 Points)

  • DraMa's CWL 2K Series
  • TheGosuCrew
  • PNDA Gaming
  • Rogue
  • 3sUp
  • 5 Hour Renegades
  • Sigma Gaming
  • Gut Tough Gaming
  • XV
  • PoWuh is the Best
  • Wise
  • #C2C
  • @SpawnKilled
  • #Fury
  • Sanctimonious
  • InControl

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James Mattone is a journalist for GAMURS and can be contacted on Twitter -@TheJamesMattone.

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