The last four teams for Stage Two of the Call of Duty World League Pro League were determined Thursday night.
Three squads from Stage One reclaimed their spots in the CWL Pro League, but one new team also joined the league. Mindfreak, Evil Geniuses, and Epsilon are the returning teams, while Tainted Minds will make their CWL Pro League debut in May.
Mindfreak—Mitchell “BuZZO” Mader, Denholm “Denz” Taylor, Lincoln “Fighta” Ferguson, and Conrad “Shockz” Rymarek—were the first team to qualify for Stage Two after taking down EZG Blue and fellow Australian squad Tainted Minds.
Evil Geniuses quickly followed suit, as the new lineup of Patrick “ACHES” Price, Bryan “Apathy” Zhelyazkov, Adam “Assault” Garcia, and Justin “SiLLY” Fargo-Palmer beat GGEA Orange and Vitality to regain their pro league spot.
Tainted Minds—Kainen “Swiftaz0r” Kini, Giancarlo “Nimble” Vagnini, Hayden “Damage” Handakas, and Daniel “Swifty” Hickey—bounced back from their loss against Mindfreak and won a thrilling five-game series over GGEA Orange to qualify for Stage Two. This means that for the first time in CWL history, two APAC squads will be in the CWL Pro League.
The final qualification match of the night featured a battle of European squads. Epsilon—David “Dqvee” Davies, Stephen “Vortex” Allen, Billy “Hawqeh” Harris, and Jordan “Reedy” Reed—beat Vitality to cement their place in the pro league.
In addition to earning a spot in Stage Two of the CWL Pro League, these four squads have also qualified for pool play at this weekend’s CWL Seattle Open. Tainted Minds will be in Pool A, Epsilon are in Pool B, Mindfreak will battle it out in Pool C, and Evil Geniuses are in Pool D.
The latest $200,000 open event, CWL Seattle, will begin on Friday, April 20 at 4pm CT.