Jun 12 2016 - 10:31 am

Anaheim Recap Day 2: The Europeans Shine

Day Two of the MLG Anaheim Open has come to a close, and with it ended the open bracket and pool play. Check out how your favorite teams performed.
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Day Two of the MLG Anaheim Open has come to a close, and with it ended the open bracket and pool play. The European sides swept through the open bracket and performed admirably in pool play, and FaZe Clan made up for their day one woes.

Let’s take a look at the results:

Open Bracket Results


Winners Bracket Round 4

All matches off-stream

  • Splyce 2-0 Lethal Gaming
  • Cloud9.Eclipse 2-1 Team Vigor
  • Primed 2-0 StDx VexX
  • Lethal 2-0 Most Wanted
  • Team Infused 2-0 FLARE eSports
  • Kingdom eSports 2-0 In2ition
  • Pnda Gaming 2-1 Team Kaliber
  • Millenium 2-1 Team Dynasty 

Winners Bracket Round 5 (Pool Play Qualifier)

Splyce 2-1 Cloud9.Eclipse

  • Breach - Hardpoint: 250-242 | Cloud9.Eclipse
  • Fringe - Uplink: 20-7 | Splyce
  • Evac - Search and Destroy: 6-4 | Splyce

Lethal 2-0 Primed

  • Breach - Hardpoint: 250-210 | Lethal
  • Fringe - Uplink: 10-6 | Lethal

Team Infused 2-0 Kingdom eSports

  • Breach - Hardpoint: 250-197 | Team Infused
  • Fringe - Uplink: 30-3 | Team Infused

Millenium 2-1 Pnda Gaming

  • Breach - Hardpoint: 250-247 | Pnda Gaming
  • Fringe - Uplink: 11-3 | Millenium
  • Evac - Search and Destroy: 6-4 | Millenium

Losers Bracket Round 6

All matches off-stream

  • In2ition 2-0 1 Nation
  • New Hope eSports 2-0 FURY Gaming
  • Echo Fox 2-1 FlawlessGG
  • Most Wanted 2-1 StDx VexX

Losers Bracket Round 7 (Championship Losers Bracket Qualifier)

All matches off-stream

  • In2ition 2-0 Primed
  • Cloud9.Eclipse 2-0 New Hope eSports
  • Echo Fox 2-1 Pnda Gaming
  • Kingdom eSports 2-1 Most Wanted

Pool Play Results


Pool A

OpTic Gaming 3-1 Lethal

  • Evac - Hardpoint: 250-134 | OpTic Gaming
  • Fringe - Search and Destroy: 6-4 | Lethal
  • Infection - Uplink: 6-4 | OpTic Gaming
  • Stronghold - Capture the Flag: 3-2 | OpTic Gaming

Cloud9 3-0 Lethal

  • Fringe - Hardpoint: 250-234 | Cloud9
  • Redwood - Search and Destroy: 6-5 | Cloud9
  • Evac - Uplink: 11-8 | Cloud9

Lethal 3-2 Team SoloMid

  • Stronghold - Hardpoint: 250-238 | Team SoloMid
  • Hunted - Search and Destroy: 6-5 | Lethal
  • Breach - Uplink: 12-8 | Team SoloMid
  • Fringe - Capture the Flag: 3-2 | Lethal
  • Infection - Search and Destroy: 6-4 | Lethal

The only North American team to make it out of the open bracket, Lethal had high hopes. Then they had to face OpTic Gaming.

Aside from the game on hardpoint, the series against OpTic was actually incredibly close, which led to many of the casters and analysts wondering just how good this Lethal team could actually be. Their next series against Cloud9 left much to be desired. Another close series, but another loss on the board. Lethal managed to defeat Team SoloMid 3-2 to avoid going 0-3 in pool play, as this pick-up team got back to their winning ways.

Pool A Final Standings

  • 1st place: OpTic Gaming* (3-0)
  • 2nd place: Cloud9* (2-1)
  • 3rd place: Lethal** (1-2)
  • 4th place: Team SoloMid*** (0-3)

Pool B 

Team Infused 3-0 Hundred Thieves

  • Stronghold - Hardpoint: 250-123 | Team Infused
  • Hunted - Search and Destroy: 6-2 | Team Infused
  • Breach - Uplink: 22-0 | Team Infused

Team Infused 3-1 H2k-Gaming (off-stream)

  • Fringe - Hardpoint: 250-159 | Team Infused
  • Redwood - Search and Destroy: 6-1 | Team Infused
  • Evac - Uplink: 17-10 | H2k-Gaming
  • Breach - Capture the Flag: 3-2 | Team Infused

Team Infused 3-1 Rise Nation

  • Evac - Hardpoint: 250-242 | Team Infused
  • Fringe - Search and Destroy: 6-4 | Team Infused
  • Infection - Uplink: 16-7 | Rise Nation
  • Stronghold - Capture the Flag: OT Win | Team Infused

Team Infused escaped the open bracket completely unscathed, not even dropping a single map on their way through the best amateur teams in North America. In pool play, they didn’t skip a beat.

Cruising to a quick and decisive 3-0 win over Hundred Thieves, Team Infused showed that they came to play. In their off-stream match against H2k-Gaming, they lost their perfect tournament run, but still took the series in relatively easy 3-1 fashion. Neither of these series wins surprised anyone, as Infused are a top team in Europe and have proven themselves to be one of the best squads in the world. Still, no one expected them to beat Rise Nation, the team previously thought of as the second-best in the world (only behind OpTic Gaming). Infused did it though. It wasn’t pretty, it wasn’t easy, but they outplayed Rise time and time again to take the series 3-1 and win their pool.

Pool B Final Standings

  • 1st place: Team Infused* (3-0)
  • 2nd place: Rise Nation* (2-1)
  • 3rd place: H2k-Gaming** (1-2)
  • 4th place: 100 Thieves*** (0-3)

Pool C

Luminosity Gaming 3-1 Millenium (off-stream)

  • Stronghold - Hardpoint: 250-208 | Luminosity Gaming
  • Hunted - Search and Destroy: 6-5 | Luminosity Gaming
  • Breach - Uplink: 11-10 | Millenium
  • Fringe - Capture the Flag: 3-2 | Luminosity Gaming

Team eLevate 3-1 Millenium

  • Fringe - Hardpoint: 250-108 | Millenium
  • Redwood - Search and Destroy: 6-4 | Team eLevate
  • Evac - Uplink: 11-11 (2-0 OT - Dunk in :42) | Team eLevate
  • Breach - Capture the Flag: 1-1 (0-1 - Winning cap in :44) | Team eLevate

FaZe Clan 3-0 Millenium

  • Evac - Hardpoint: 250-180 | FaZe Clan
  • Fringe - Search and Destroy: 6-3 | FaZe Clan
  • Infection - Uplink: 9-7 | FaZe Clan

Millenium ran through the open bracket with relative ease, but nothing less was expected of the European CWL squad. The squad cut it a little close against Pnda Gaming, and fans began to think about their recent roster issues and drop in performance. Going into pool play, things looked a little uncertain for Millenium.

Off-stream, Luminosity took Millenium down in a close set, but it was a series that many people expected the European squad to win. Next up against eLevate, Millenium put up a strong fight, but couldn’t quite keep up as they were barely edged out in each of the final three maps. Presumably disheartened following their two losses, and going up against a FaZe squad looking for redemption, Millenium faltered. In three maps, Millenium dropped to FaZe without too much of a fight until the final uplink to close pool play at 0-3.

Pool C Final Standings

  • 1st place: Team eLevate* (3-0)
  • 2nd place: Luminosity Gaming* (2-1)
  • 3rd place: FaZe Clan** (1-2)
  • 4th place: Millenium*** (0-3)

Pool D

Splyce 3-2 compLexity Gaming

  • Stronghold - Hardpoint: 250-176 | Splyce
  • Hunted - Search and Destroy: 6-4 | compLexity Gaming
  • Breach - Uplink: 8-5 | Splyce
  • Fringe - Capture the Flag: 3-1 | compLexity Gaming
  • Infection - Search and Destroy: 6-5 | Splyce 

Team EnVyUs 3-0 Splyce

  • Evac - Hardpoint: 250-54| Team EnVyUs
  • Fringe - Search and Destroy: 6-2 | Team EnVyUs
  • Infection - Uplink: 10-6 | Team EnVyUs

Splyce 3-1 Dream Team (off-stream)

  • Hardpoint: 250-206 | Splyce
  • Search and Destroy: 6-1 | Dream Team
  • Uplink: 0-0 (Scored in :23) | Splyce
  • Capture the Flag: 7-0 | Splyce

Thought of as one of the best three teams in the world, Splyce had no troubles navigating the open bracket. Pool play proved itself to be only a slightly different story.

Their first series against compLexity Gaming was supposed to be more of a warmup than anything else, but it went the distance. It may have taken a Game 5 Round 11, but Splyce walked away with their first win in the pool. Next up, EnVy looked to give the Europeans a run for their money, and that they did. In a convincing 3-0 sweep, EnVy knocked Splyce around and sent them reeling into their next series. Off-stream, the squad bounced back to take down Dream Team 3-1 and place second in the pool.

Pool D Final Placings

  • 1st place: Team EnVyUs* (3-0)
  • 2nd place: Splyce* (2-1)
  • 3rd place: Dream Team** (1-2)
  • 4th place: compLexity Gaming*** (0-3)

*Team advanced to the Championship Winners Bracket

**Team advanced to the Championship Losers Bracket Round Two

**Team advanced to the Championship Losers Bracket Round Three

Championship Bracket Results


Winners Bracket Quarterfinals

OpTic Gaming 3-1 Luminosity Gaming

  • Stronghold - Hardpoint: 250-125 | OpTic Gaming
  • Breach - Search and Destroy: 6-0 | Luminosity Gaming
  • Infection - Uplink: 6-4 | OpTic Gaming
  • Stronghold - Capture the Flag: 2-1 | OpTic Gaming

Rise Nation 3-2 Team EnVyUs

  • Stronghold - Hardpoint: 250-156 | Rise Nation
  • Breach - Search and Destroy: 6-5 | Rise Nation
  • Infection - Uplink: 10-2 | Team EnVyUs
  • Stronghold - Capture the Flag: 4-0 | Team EnVyUs
  • Evac - Search and Destroy: 6-5 | Rise Nation

Team eLevate 3-1 Cloud9

  • Stronghold - Hardpoint: 250-246 | Team eLevate
  • Breach - Search and Destroy: 6-5 | Cloud9
  • Infection - Uplink: 8-8 (OT Win) | Team eLevate
  • Stronghold - Capture the Flag: 3-1 | Team eLevate

Team Infused 3-1 Splyce

  • Stronghold - Hardpoint: 250-236 | Splyce
  • Breach - Search and Destroy: 6-1 | Team Infused
  • Infection - Uplink: 5-3 | Team Infused
  • Stronghold - Capture the Flag: 2-0 | Team Infused 

Losers Bracket Round One

All matches off-stream

  • compLexity Gaming 3-0 In2ition
  • Echo Fox 3-1 Team SoloMid
  • Cloud9.Eclipse 3-0 Hundred Thieves
  • Kingdom eSports 3-0 Millenium

Losers Bracket Round Two

All matches off-stream

  • compLexity Gaming 3-0 H2k-Gaming
  • FaZe Clan 3-1 Echo Fox
  • Dream Team 3-2 Cloud9.Eclipse
  • Lethal 3-2 Kingdom eSports

Preview of tomorrow's first matches

Winners Bracket Semifinals

  • OpTic Gaming vs Rise Nation
  • Team eLevate vs Team Infused

Losers Bracket Round Three

  • Cloud9 vs compLexity Gaming
  • Splyce vs FaZe Clan
  • Luminosity Gaming vs Dream Team
  • Team EnVyUs vs Lethal

Who do you think takes home the trophy on Championship Sunday? Let us know by commenting below or tweeting us @GAMURScom, and be sure to follow us for all of your esports needs.

Spencer Hester can be contacted by email at Hester.eSports@gmail.com or on Twitter - @SpenceGAMURS.

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