31 March 2018 - 19:30

OpTic Gaming and Splyce remain undefeated as pool play concludes at the 2018 CWL Birmingham Open

Seven NA teams and one EU squad advance to the championship winners bracket.
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Pool play at the latest Call of Duty World League LAN event has come to an end—and there have been several surprising results over the past two days.

The 2018 CWL Birmingham Open kicked off on Friday with a ton of upsets. But on Saturday, most of the CWL Pro League squads dominated the open bracket teams that qualified for pool play.

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All of the pool play teams have completed their matches, so now we know who will be advancing into the championship winners bracket.

Here are the final pool play standings at the 2018 CWL Birmingham Open (each team's series record is followed by their map count in parentheses).

Pool A

1) Rise Nation: 3-1 (9-6)

2) Echo Fox: 3-1 (10-4)

3) Cyclone: 2-2 (6-7)

4) eUnited: 2-2 (8-7)

5) Epsilon Esports: 0-4 (3-12)

Pool B

1) Team Kaliber: 3-1 (11-6)

2) FaZe Clan: 3-1 (11-6)

3) UNILAD: 2-2 (8-10)

4) Enigma6: 1-3 (8-9)

5) Team Vitality: 1-3 (4-11)

Pool C

1) OpTic Gaming: 4-0 (12-5)

2) Team Envy: 3-1 (10-4)

3) Reckless: 2-2 (8-8)

4) Evil Geniuses: 1-3 (6-9)

5) Team Heretics: 0-4 (2-12)

Pool D

1) Splyce: 4-0 (12-3)

2) Luminosity: 3-1 (11-5)

3) Red Reserve: 2-2 (7-7)

4) Mindfreak: 1-3 (5-9)

5) Vast Esports: 0-4 (1-12)

OpTic and Splyce both improved to 4-0 by defeating the open bracket team that qualified for their group. Team Envy went 3-1 to come in second behind OpTic in Pool C, while Luminosity also went 3-1 in Pool D, with their only loss coming against Splyce.

Pool A was shaken up by Cyclone. After Rise Nation and Echo Fox quickly dispatched of the European open bracket team, eUnited faltered and lost 3-1. This loss cost eUnited their spot in the championship winners bracket, and propelled Rise to first place in Pool A.

Enigma6 also played well in Pool B, despite struggling to close out Search and Destroy leads in their first few matches. But they ultimately lost to Team Kaliber and FaZe Clan, who finished first and second respectively in Pool B.

The championship winners bracket is now set, and there will be a lot of intense matches later tonight. Rise Nation vs. Team Envy and Splyce vs. FaZe Clan will take place in the top half of the bracket, while the other side consists of OpTic vs. Echo Fox and Team Kaliber vs. Luminosity.

CWL Birmingham will continue today as the championship winners bracket kicks off with Rise Nation facing off against Team Envy right now.

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