The second stage of the premier Call of Duty league in the world is underway, and some players are already in mid-season form.
Division A in the CWL Pro League began Stage Two play yesterday and we saw some incredible teamwork in the first five matches of the stage. But a few teams seemed to have learned from their day one mistakes—in fact, three of the five matches on Wednesday went to game five.
One of the teams that didn’t have any trouble in their match today was Team Envy. With a 3-0 win over Stage One champions FaZe Clan yesterday, Team Envy entered today’s matchup against one of the weaker teams in the league, Epsilon Esports, with a lot of confidence—and that was evident by their sweep of the Europeans.
In each of the three games, Envy heavily controlled the action. On Gibraltar Hardpoint, Envy won by nearly 100 points behind a 29-kill performance by Cuyler “Huke” Garland. Sainte Marie du Mont Search and Destroy was another solid showing from Huke, who finished with a game-high 10 kills. On Flak Tower Capture the Flag, Envy steadily took apart Epsilon, winning the game without letting up a flag cap.
This win pushes the Boys in Blue to 2-0 in Stage Two with a 6-0 map count. Not only are they the only team without a map loss, but the other seven teams in Division A all have at least three map losses so far.
In the other matches on Wednesday, Red Reserve and Team Kaliber went the distance—and the Europeans took the victory, handing Team Kaliber their first loss of Stage Two. Fellow EU team Splyce had two highly-contested matches today, defeating Evil Geniuses and losing to Echo Fox. And in the last match of the day, EG secured their first victory of Stage Two with a 3-1 win over FaZe Clan, who’s still searching for their first win.
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).
1) Team Envy: 2-0 (6-0)
2) Red Reserve: 2-0 (6-3)
3) Team Kaliber: 2-1 (8-6)
4) Echo Fox: 2-1 (8-7)
5) Splyce: 1-2 (6-8)
6) Evil Geniuses: 1-2 (7-7)
7) FaZe Clan: 0-2 (1-6)
8) Epsilon: 0-2 (1-6)
The first week of the CWL Pro League’s second stage will conclude tomorrow, May 17. Stage One winners FaZe Clan take on CWL Dallas and CWL New Orleans champions Team Kaliber to begin the day at 2pm CT.