To kick off the CWL Qualifiers, FaZe Clan faced off against FaZe Clan Black at noon. Both competitive teams stem from the same organization, however, FaZe Clan is the alpha team within the organization while FaZe Clan Black is the secondary squad. The skill gap showed as FaZe Clan took the best of five series in three games with help from their newest player Cellium who came ready to play during his first big LAN event with FaZe.
Cellium and FaZe Clan established themselves from the very start of the series, with Cellium starting their first match of hardpoint with a seven-gun streak and continued his dominant performance throughout the game to finish 31-8.
FaZe Clan dominated the whole match, eventually winning 250-75. Their momentum didn’t stop there, as they continued to roll through FC Black, beating them 6-2 in search and destroy and 3-1 in Control.
Many fans wondered about how Cellium would fare in his first big LAN event with FaZe, and he did not disappoint, finishing with a 2.41 respawn k/d and leading FaZe Clan to a 1-0 recorded in pool play to start the day Wednesday.
After the game, commentators Clint “Maven” Evans and Joe “Merk” DeLuca gushed over the performance of Faze Clan and Cellium, noting how well the team played together after only being able to practice with Cellium for a few weeks after he was brought over from Eunited in December of 2018.
Merk and Maven also contrasted the teamwork of the two squads, noting how FC Black had seemingly no communication among each other and how they seemingly played as individuals rather than a team.
Along with having bad communication, FC Black displayed an all-around poor performance on Wednesday, as the team failed to trade kills with FaZe Clan when they needed to and never attempted to play and control the spawns as every other team attempts to do.
FC Black all but gave up as the game wound down, losing the final round of control with FaZe Clan still having 17 lives remaining.
Although still early, it is looking like the addition of Cellium has given FaZe Clan the advantage they needed in respawn games to allow them to qualify for the CWL Pro League this year.
The event is live all day with the remainder of pool play games being played today and tomorrow. The event is streamed live on the Call Of Duty Twitch Channel and majorleaguegaming.com.
More updates will be posted as the day continues and summary of the day will come later tonight.
*Update: Day One Recap
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