James “Clayster” Eubanks, Dillon “Attach” Price, Tommy “ZooMaa” Paparratto, and Ian “Enable” Wyatt defeated Enigma6 to secure their second 2K tournament win in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, and their first since Jan. 8.
FaZe came out of the gates firing on all cylinders, easily defeating their early opposition, including Michael “SpaceLy” Schmale’s potential new team. This victory in the round-of-16 was followed by another FaZe sweep against Projekt Evil, who finished in the top-eight of the tournament by upsetting the likes of Evil Geniuses.
With their win against Projekt Evil, FaZe advanced to the semifinals, where the team had a rematch from the previous 2K tournament against Luminosity Gaming. Back on March 26, Luminosity eliminated FaZe in the semifinals–but this time, FaZe exacted their revenge, defeating Luminosity 3-2 to advance to the grand finals.
On the other side of the bracket, OpTic Gaming and eUnited joined forces to compete in the tournament. The combined roster of Matthew “Formal” Piper, Ian “Crimsix” Porter, Justin “SiLLY” Fargo-Palmer, and Pierce “Gunless” Hillman made it to the semifinals, defeating Lethal Gaming and Christopher “Parasite” Duarte’s new team along the way.
Enigma6 was set to face off against this mixed OpTic and eUnited team in the semifinals. Jordon “General” Holloway, Mike “MRuiz” Ruiz, Nicholas “Proto” Maldonado, and Kade “Kade” Jones had not dropped a map up until this point in the tournament, but E6 stayed strong, defeating OpTic/eUnited 3-2.
E6’s victory over OpTic/eUnited set up a showdown between FaZe and Enigma6 in the grand finals. Enigma6 won the previous two 2K tournaments, and this marked the fourth consecutive time that the team reached the grand finals.
Despite E6’s extremely consistent online play, the veterans trumped the young guns, and FaZe Clan won the tournament. FaZe’s victory secured 2,000 pro points per player, as well as $2,000 for the team.
With FaZe set to compete at the Call of Duty World League Global Pro League in Columbus, Ohio in just under three weeks, the practice and experience gained from this 2K tournament will surely prove to be more valuable than the prize.