OpTic Gaming Crowned CWL Stage 2 Champions

The eight best Call of Duty teams from around the world competed throughout the weekend, vying for their share of the $500,000 event prize pool and the goal to position themselves heading into the 2017 CWL Championship.

OpTic Gaming entered Sunday’s Grand Final from the loser bracket, forcing the team to win two separate best-of-five matches against Team EnVyUs to be crowned CWL Stage 2 champions.

“It’s really crazy how we turned it around,” OpTic Gaming star Seth “Scump” Abner said of his team’s play during CWL Stage 2 following OpTic’s disappointing placement at CWL Anaheim 2017. “We’ve been putting a ton of time in as a team and it’s just great that it showed off. I’m proud of every single one of these guys. Every single one of them stepped up when they needed to.” Scump’s teammate, Matthew “FormaL” Piper, was named CWL Stage 2 MVP following the CWL Stage 2 Playoff trophy presentation.

Final rankings after the CWL Global Pro League Stage 2 Playoffs:

  • 1st – OpTic Gaming
  • 2nd – Team EnVyUs
  • 3rd – eUnited
  • 4th – Luminosity
  • 5th/6th – FaZe Clan
  • 5th/6th – Fnatic
  • 7th/8th – Enigma6
  • 7th/8th – Splyce
  • 9th/12th – Evil Geniuses
  • 9th/12th – Ghost Gaming
  • 9th/12th – Red Reserve
  • 9th/12th – Cloud9
  • 13th/16th – Mindfreak
  • 13th/16th – Elevate
  • 13th/16th – Rise Nation
  • 13th/16th – Epsilon Esports

The CWL continues to heat up as the season draws to a close, culminating with the 2017 CWL Championship in Orlando, FL., August 9-13. Placement at the CWL Global Pro League Stage 2 Playoffs help determine seeding for the upcoming 2017 CWL Championship. At the 2017 CWL Championship, 32 teams will compete for their share of a $1.5 million prize pool, as part of the overall $4 million prize pool for the 2017 CWL season – the largest in Call of Duty esports history.

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