EU CWL 2000 Series Jan. 8 Recap
With just over a month seperating European teams from the Gfinity Invitational, the clock is ticking on them not only being invited to that important tournament, but also to make one of the six group stage spots for MLG Atlanta.
For the sake of this recap not being the length of the entire Bee Movie script, we'll give you a look at the 2K from the round-of-16 onwards, while also showing you the teams that could not make the cut. We also have the final standings, and the pro points given to teams, at the bottom of the article, with the top 16 sides listed.
With Splyce and Infused, the top-two teams in terms of pro points heading into the tournament, knocked out in the quarterfinals, a new team was bound to take pole position. And redeeming themselves after a disappointing MLG Vegas tournament, Team Orbit took down three straight top-16 sides en route to an 8k pro point payday.
Orbit will now be the number one team in EU after this 2K, with Splyce hovering dangerously above Elevate, who leaped over Supremacy by about 40 points.
Here's what the complete action looked like:
Notable Teams Out of the Top 16:
Millenium Esports - Lost to "le french fries" 3 - 0 in Round-of-32
Team Prismatic - Lost to PuLse Gaming 3 - 0 in Round-of-32
EU CWL 2k Ser (Callum "Swanny" Swan's team) - Lost to Solution Gaming 3 - 0 in Round-of-32
#1 Splyce 3 - 1 #17 Solution Gaming
#8 Aware Gaming 3 - 0 #9 "2k gang gang gang" (Brad "endurAAA" Hughes' Team)
#5 ohwow (Niall "Niall" Sunderland's Team) 3 - 0 #21 le french fries
#4 Supremacy 3 - 1 #13 Cyclone GG
#3 Elevate 3 - 0 #14 FAB.Games eSports
#6 4v4 (Matthew "Skrapz" Marshall's team) 3 - 2 #11 Epsilon Esports
#7 Orbit 3 - 0 #10 miakuwa zambu (Laurens "Subsist" Schuurman's team)
#2 Infused 3 - 1 #18 PuLse
#8 Aware Gaming 3 - 2 #1 Splyce
#4 Supremacy 3 - 0 #5 ohwow
#3 Elevate 3 - 0 #6 4v4
#7 Orbit 3 - 1 #2 Infused
#4 Supremacy 3 - 1 #8 Aware Gaming
#7 Orbit 3 - 2 #3 Elevate
#7 Orbit 3 - 1 #4 Supremacy
1st Place (2000 Points)
2nd Place (1200 Points)
3rd/4th Place (800 Points)
- Aware Gaming
5th-8th Place (600 Points)
9th-16th Place (400 Points)
- PuLse Gaming
- Epsilon Esports
- FAB.Games eSports
- Solution Gaming
- Cyclone GG
- miakuwa zambu
- le french fries
- 2k gang gang gang
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James Mattone is a journalist for GAMURS and can be contacted on Twitter -@TheJamesMattone.