Apr 27 2017 - 2:06 pm

Here's what you need to know about the second week of the CWL Global Pro League

FaZe Clan, Rise Nation, Fnatic, and Evil Geniuses will battle it out this weekend in Columbus.
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The first week of the Call of Duty World League Global Pro League was a huge success, providing fans with a ton of great CoD action. Call of Duty fans are hoping that this second week of action will be just as exciting as the last.

Last week, Team EnVyUs stole first place in the Red Group from Splyce in the final match of the weekend, while Cloud9 shockingly came in last place.

The Blue Group features three strong North American rosters and one of Europe’s finest squads. Just as a reminder, each team will face off against the other three squads in their group twice. The top two teams in each group will qualify for the season one playoffs, while the top three teams earn a spot in the second season of the CWL Global Pro League, as well as a spot in the 2017 Call of Duty Championship in August. The last-place team in this group will have to fight for their spot in the second season of the CWL GPL at the relegation tournament in June.

Here are the teams that make up the Blue Group competing in the second week of the CWL Global Pro League:

FaZe Clan: James “Clayster” Eubanks, Dillon “Attach” Price, Tommy “ZooMaa” Paparratto, and Ian “Enable” Wyatt

Rise Nation: Daniel “Loony” Loza, Brice “Faccento” Faccento, Ulysses “Aqua” Silva, and Tyler “FeLo” Johnson

Fnatic: Tom “Tommey” Trewen, Matthew “Skrapz” Marshall, Bradley “wuskin” Marshall, and Gurdip “SunnyB” Bains

Evil Geniuses: Anthony “NAMELESS” Wheeler, Jeremy “StuDyy” Astacio, Colt “Havok” McLendon, and Jared “Nagafen” Harrell

FaZe Clan enters this weekend as the heavy favorites. Clayster and crew have looked very strong so far in Infinite Warfare, and they’re hoping to translate their early success into a first place finish in the Blue Group.

Rise Nation has battled inconsistency after winning the opening event of the season in December. A top 20 finish last month at CWL Dallas has many fans questioning how this team will perform in the GPL. All eyes will be on Rise Nation to see if they will show up this weekend or continue their recent struggles.

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Evil Geniuses went on a miraculous losers bracket run at CWL Dallas to earn the last spot in the CWL GPL. Known for their strong Search and Destroy gameplay, EG will rely on this strength to turn some heads in the Blue Group.

Finally, Fnatic enters as the only non-North American team. Led by Call of Duty veteran Tommey, this European squad has looked strong throughout the entire Infinite Warfare season. Going against three tough North American teams might be difficult, but Fnatic will try to make the European community proud.

The CWL Global Pro League can be viewed on MLG.tv’s Enhanced Viewer Experience, which now includes Featured POV Streams of individual players. Below, you can find the matches that are already scheduled for this weekend, as well as a link to the game modes and maps being played in each series.

Friday, April 28

  • 4pm ET: FaZe Clan vs. Fnatic
  • 5:30pm ET: Rise Nation vs. Evil Geniuses
  • 7pm ET: Fnatic vs. Evil Geniuses
  • 8:30pm ET: FaZe Clan vs. Rise Nation

Saturday, April 29

  • 2pm ET: Rise Nation vs. Fnatic
  • 3:30pm ET: FaZe Clan vs. Evil Geniuses
  • 5pm ET: TBD
  • 6:30pm ET: TBD

Sunday, April 30

  • 2pm ET: TBD
  • 3:30pm ET: TBD
  • 5pm ET: TBD
  • 6:30pm ET: TBD
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