Article:2019 CWL Fort Worth Viewer Guide
|2019 CWL Fort Forth Viewer Guide|
The second event of the Black Ops 4 season kicks off this Friday, where we see 16 Pro League teams competing for their share of a $250,000 prize pool, and the amateur teams in the Open Bracket battle it out for the $75,000 prize. OpTic Gaming look to defend their victory in the Sin City, while the likes of eUnited, 100 Thieves, Splyce, GenG, and more look to snag their first victory each. Here’s what you need to know headed into the event.
The pools can be found below, with each pool consisting of 4 teams from the Pro League, seeded and drawn based on their Win/Loss records for the first stage of the 2019 Pro League. The top 2 teams from each pool immediately advance to the Upper Bracket, where they face a double-elimination path to the finals, where the other 8 are shunted into the Losers Bracket, facing a single elimination path to victory.
The action begins Friday, where we see our first Pool Play matches kick off at 3:00pm EST with 100T vs Evil Geniuses, Splyce vs Midnight, Red Reserve vs Enigma 6, and Luminosity vs Excelerate. The entirety of the Pool Play matches will be played out on the first day of the tournament, in part to the new format in which we do not see any Open Bracket Teams joining the Pro League Teams. The action picks back up on Saturday once again at 3pm EST.
-OpTic Gaming enter the event as one of the biggest question marks, as the roster was forced to play with a substitute for the duration of the first stage of the Pro League in Columbus, as their star AR Dashy was forced to remain on Canadian soil due to a visa issue. You can see them in action at 4:30 EST, as they take on Wuskin, Zed, and the young breakout star from Vegas and the Play-In, DylanCOD, who will also be seeing his first action with the squad in the same match.
-How will eUnited play despite all the roster drama? Rumor has it that the players on the North American squad wanted to release their captain and star player Clayster, only to be vetoed by the higher-ups in the organization. We will see how they gel together against Aches, Huke, and their minions on Team EnVy at 4:30 EST
-GenG look to improve on their impressive run so far despite making a roster change. The team decided to join the rostermania fray, dropping Spacely and picking up Envoy, who showed off his talent during the Play-In during January, as well as during the first stage of the Pro League. GenG had the best overall record throughout the competition, posting an impressive 6-1 record, only dropping their last match of the week to the now broken up Midnight Esports, who Envoy was previously a member of.
-Midnight looks to debut their new-look roster, with Parasite, Blazt, Lacefield and Saints join Llamagod, who is the only holdover from the old roster. All 4 new additions failed to qualify to the Pro League under the Pittsburgh Knights and G2 Esports, so they will look to show the fans that they deserve their opportunity.
-A total of 7 teams dropped someone during the first roster change period, with Enigma 6, Evil Geniuses, Excelerate, GenG, Midnight, Team Reciprocity, and UYU Gaming all making 1 or more changes. A total of 12 players were picked op or swapped during the exchange. Midnight debut 4 players, Excelerate show off 3 new faces, and the other rosters only dropped 1 of their members. This roster period wasn't without drama, so the teams look to legitimize their changes to the fans.
Published on 14. Mar 2020