In today’s CoD Pro League Recap, Week 2 of Division B is officially over, and some high-quality matches closed it out! The standings of Division B definitely look exciting coming into CWL Fort Worth taking place on March 15. First off, however, we had Excelerate continue to struggle, this time against Denial Esports. Second, Team Envy handed another surprise loss to Team Heretics. Next, 100 Thieves continue to rebound from the losses of the first week by winning against Enigma6 Group. Last but certainly not least, EUnited took Splyce down a peg or two.
Match 1: Excelerate Gaming vs. Denial Esports
Excelerate Gaming continues to suffer in their respawn gameplay. The subbing of Ethan “Fa5tballa” Wedgeworth for Robert “RobbieB3319” Brugnoli doesn’t seem to have helped matters much. Although Excelerate did keep things close against Denial Esports in Game 1 (Hardpoint), Denial was still one step ahead and won Game 1 250-213. Surprisingly, Denial won Game 2 (Search & Destroy) with a score of 6-3. This was surprising because Excelerate usually flourish in Search & Destroy.
Excelerate did win Game 3 (Control) and did shockingly well during this game mode considering their previous struggles in it. They actually won Game 3 with a 3-0 round shutout. Game 4 (Hardpoint) however was back to the business of getting stomped in respawn game modes as usual for Excelerate. Denial Esports claimed Game 4 with an overwhelming 250-53, winning the series 3-1.
Match 2: Team Envy vs. Team Heretics
Taking into account the recent performances of both teams, both Envy and Heretics seemed evenly matched coming into this series. Game 1 (Hardpoint) however was a blowout in favor of Team Heretics. Juan Antonio “JurNii” Gonzalez helped his team significantly by dropping a KD bomb of 32/18, enabling Heretics to win Game 1 250-143. Envy certainly wouldn’t stand for this, as they answered back in Game 2 (Search & Destroy) in dominating fashion. They easily swept aside Heretics that game, thanks to the efforts of Cuyler “Huke” Garland who went quadruple-positive with a 13/3 KD, winning 6-1.
Team Envy went on to claim Game 3 (Control). It was back-and-forth at first as the rounds favored the attacking team, but Envy got a defensive round under their belt to secure the win for this game 3-1. Finally, Envy won Game 4 (Hardpoint) in a super tense fashion. The map was as close as it could get between the two teams, but Envy eventually clutched it up as they won 250-236.
Match 3: 100 Thieves vs. Enigma6 Group
If this were last week where 100 Thieves weren’t doing so hot, Enigma6 would’ve stood more of a chance. However, with how 100 Thieves have been performing this week, Enigma6 hardly were able to compete here. Game 1 (Hardpoint) wasn’t a complete blowout, but 100 Thieves still won decisively with a score of 250-174, thanks to the slaying of Preston “Priestahh” Greiner. From here, however, the score continued in favor of 100 Thieves. Game 2 (Search & Destroy) was almost no contest as 100 Thieves won over Enigma6 with a round count of 6-3. Priestahh’s KD of 18/5 in Game 2 had many people (myself included) staring in bewilderment. Game 3 (Control) basically was no contest as 100 Thieves dominated the round, decimating Enigma6 with a shutout of 3-0.
Match 4: EUnited vs. Splyce
This match was a slobberknocker for the ages, with plenty of highlights to go around! The first game in the series, Game 1 (Hardpoint) wasn’t quite as spectacular, as EUnited comfortably defeated Splyce 250-141, with Tyler “aBeZy” Pharris going ham with a double-positive KD of 29/14. This was to be expected as Frequency wasn’t one of Splyce’s better maps. From here, though, the games got considerably more exciting. Game 2 (Search & Destroy) might’ve caused heart problems for some viewers with the number of insane clutches that happened. More specifically, Splyce’s Daniel “Loony” Loza scored a 1-vs.-4 clutch, the first of its kind to be seen during the Black Ops 4 season! EUnited still ended up winning Game 2, however, 6-5.
Splyce answer back in Game 3 (Control) after EUnited score the first two round wins in this game mode. To put it simply, EUnited choked their lead, and Splyce were able to score a reverse sweep in Game 3 to win the game 3-2. EUnited clutched the series, however, in an ultra-tense Game 4 (Hardpoint) as they earned a nail-bitingly close score of 250-248. This enabled EUnited to win the overall series 3-1.
The pros are taking a much-needed break as they reserve their energy for the next major Call of Duty World League event, CWL Fort Worth! CWL Fort Worth takes place the weekend of March 15, 2019. You can find out more info about the event at http://events.mlg.com/cwlfortworth – we here at ESTNN hope to catch you then!