After several weeks off from the CWL Pro League, teams have returned to Columbus, Ohio to resume Division A matches. The headlining match of the night pit OpTic Gaming against the top team in the division, Gen.G.
Despite OpTic coming off of a better placing at CWL London, Gen.G jumped out to a quick 2-0 series lead, thanks to strong games by Chance “Maux” Moncivaez.
OpTic began their comeback with an Arsenal Control victory in which the offensive side won each round—a rare occurrence. OpTic then grabbed the second Hardpoint of the series, Frequency, by more than 100 points to tie the series.
In the last map, Frequency Search and Destroy, a complete team effort from OpTic was enough to overcome Gen.G in 10 rounds. The win marks OpTic’s eighth of the season and moves them into second place in Division B. Gen.G will stay in the top spot, but they now hold just a one-match lead over OpTic.
In the other match of the day, FaZe Clan quickly dispatched of UYU in Alex “Zaptius” Bonilla’s league debut. FaZe closed out the series in three consecutive games to even out their record at 6-6.
Here are the standings in Division A of the CWL Pro League (each team’s series record is followed by their map count in parentheses).
Standings – Division A
1) Gen.G: 9-3 (30-17)
2) OpTic Gaming: 8-4 (22-20)
3) Midnight Esports: 7-4 (23-17)
4) FaZe Clan: 6-6 (26-21)
5) Luminosity: 5-6 (25-26)
6) Team Reciprocity: 4-7 (15-27)
7) UYU: 4-8 (15-28)
8) Evil Geniuses: 2-9 (14-29)
A full day of league matches is set for tomorrow, with the first match between Evil Geniuses and UYU starting at 2pm CT. Arguably the most interesting match of the day pits Luminosity against FaZe, a rematch of the controversial encounter at CWL London.