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Published: 21/Jul/2019 16:35 Updated: 22/Jul/2019 9:53by Marcus Banks
Ten of the world’s best Call of Duty
teams have battled it out in Miami at the CWL Finals 2019 for their share of the whopping $1,250,000 prize pool – but only one team can came out on top.
All eyes were on 100 Thieves as they looked to secure their third major Call of Duty championship in a row after victories at both CWL London and CWL Anaheim. However, things did not go to plan as they dropped into losers bracket following defeat against FaZe Clan, before exiting the tournament at the hands of Gen.G.
Evil Geniuses and Luminosity both qualified through the play in tournament, but fell on Saturday too, in top 10 and top 6 respectively.
FaZe Clan showed plenty of improvement with wins over 100 Thieves and Luminosity to secure their first top 3 finish of Black Ops 4, and were met there by eUnited. GenG and Reciprocity would fight for their chance to be in the top 3 alongside them, after also both upsetting teams on their way to the losers bracket final.
In the winner’s semi-finals, FaZe Clan went down 2-0 but showed a lot of grit as eU’s Simp had an excellent showing in the match two Search and Destroy round. eUnited sent FaZe to the loser’s finals 3-1.
In the loser’s finals, FaZe Clan again went down 2-0 and were subsequently dispatched 3-0 by GenG, leaving them with a third place finish.
GenG had to beat eUnited twice in a Best of 5, and they were able to do so in dominant fashion 3-0, forcing a winner-take-all final series. However, eU bounced back in a big way and came away with a 3-0 sweep themselves to take the victory in Miami.
The 32 teams for the biggest tournament of the year have now been confirmed following some intense open bracket matches in Miami. Tournament favorites, Mindfreak, failed to perform and will miss out on the chance of becoming world champions.
Instead, it was The Bhoys who reigned victorious. Team WaR lost to The Bhoys in the winners final before successfully navigating a tricky tie against Mazer Gaming to setup a rematch in grand finals. WaR took the first series 3-2 but The Bhoys rallied for the second series, edging WaR out with a 3-2 score of their own.
The final placements for the pro tournament at CWL Finals can be found below.
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|1||$500,000||eUnited||Arcitys, Prestinni, Clayster, aBeZy, Simp|
|2||$300,000||GenG||MajorManiak, Spacely, Havok, Maux, Envoy|
|3||$200,000||FaZe Clan||ZooMaa, Cellium, Asim, Skrapz, Zer0|
|4||$100,000||Reciprocity||wuskin, Zed, Denz, Dylan, Alexx, ShAnE|
|5-6||$43,750||Luminosity Gaming||Slacked, John, FormaL, Brack, Skyz|
|5-6||$43,750||100 Thieves||Kenny, Octane, SlasheR, Enable, Priestahh|
|7-8||$18,750||Splyce||Jurd, Loony, AquA, Temp, Huke|
|7-8||$18,750||OpTic Gaming||Scump, Crimsix, Karma, Dashy, TJHaly|
|9-10||$12,500||Team Heretics||Lucky, JurNii, MethodZ, MeTTalZz, Wartex|
|9-10||$12,500||Evil Geniuses||Xotic, Attach, Apathy, JKap, Accuracy|
This article was last updated: Sunday 21 July at 7:49 PM EST