Call of Duty eSports
he 2018 Call of Duty World League Pro League, Presented by PlayStation 4, wrapped up the second week of Division B play on February 15, 2018.
Team EnVyUs (2nd, 6-1, 18-8) played the bulk of their Division B first-half matches in Week 2 and took down three teams in a row to sit second in the standings.
EnVy’s week began with two straight 3-0 sweeps versus Epsilon Esports (8th, 0-7, 4-21) and eUnited (7th, 2-5, 10-17), before taking on European heavyweight Splyce (4th, 3-4, 15-13).
In the opening Hardpoint on Sainte Marie Du Mont, EnVy dominated Splyce with a 250-75 victory.
Splyce battled back, winning both Search and Destroy on Ardennes Forest and Capture the Flag (CTF) on London Docks to earn the series lead.
EnVy recovered in game four with a 250-204 Hardpoint victory on Gibraltar before ultimately sealing the series with 6-2 victory in a Game 5 Search and Destroy on London Docks.
In a post-game interview with MLG’s Jess Brohard, Team EnVyUs captain Austin “SlasheR” Liddicoat said he felt confident in his team even through rough patches during the series.
Luminosity Gaming (1st, 6-1, 19-6) continued its dominant play in Division B’s second week, sweeping Splyce on a trio of Ardennes Forest games and keeping calm as they fought off the top European squad.
LG’s perfect record was halted by FaZe Clan (3rd, 5-2, 18-10), losing 3-1 in an intense matchup that saw FaZe dominate LG 250-123 on a series-deciding Hardpoint on Ardennes Forest.
Despite their victory over Luminosity Gaming, FaZe’s previous losses to EnVy and Unilad (6th, 3-4, 12-14) locked them into third-place in Division B before the mid-Stage 1 break.
Following its loss to FaZe, Luminosity were forced to regain composure for their final match of the week against EnVy in a battle for the top of the standings.
Luminosity won the opening Hardpoint 250-240 on Gibraltar, before taking an 11th round win in a game two Search and Destroy on Sainte Marie Du Mont.
Team EnVyUs took an early one flag lead in game three on Ardennes Forest Capture the Flag, but a coordinated LG rallied to defeat EnVy in the second half of the CTF. Under the tiebreaker rule, EnVy’s loss to LG placed them firmly in second place within Division B at the mid-way point of the Stage 1 season.
Luminosity may be Division B’s first-place team for now but there are still two more weeks of Division B competition before the Stage 1 regular season is over.
Division A returns to the MLG Arena in Columbus for two weeks beginning February 20.
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