CWL Dallas Open
Dallas
It's the first CWL event of the new year, and OpTic Gaming enters the tournament as the clear No. 1 favorites. But will they be able to leave Dallas in a similar position?

Event Dates:
December 8, 2017 through December 10, 2017

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Recaps Of This Event

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Lands MVP award
December 11, 2017
Accuracy was named MVP of Team Kaliber as he won the title of Champion over Splyce at CWL Dallas.
ANALYSIS
Accuracy just doesn't miss. Using a custom assault rifle build that uses the Lens Sight attachment, Accuracy easily beamed down Splyce, the best team in Europe. While Team Kaliber's victory was a team effort, Accuracy was the stand-out player right next to teammate KuavoKenny. Team Kaliber's eccentric use of smoke and stun grenades were able to slow down Splyce to make them sitting ducks for Accuracy's shots, especially in Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 2 Search and Destroy. But even without grenades to assist him, Accuracy was still a beast. Accuracy was even able to clutch an insane 1-vs-4 in Game 4 of Round 2 Search and Destroy, which turned out to be a swing round in favor Team Kaliber.
Makes history for Team Kaliber
December 11, 2017
Chino proved that hard work pays off in a miraculous 3-2 victory over Splyce to win the title of Champion at the CWL Dallas grand finals.
ANALYSIS
Chino created history for Team Kaliber by becoming the first team to win a major title for the organization. Not only that, but Chino took a team known only as "Online Warriors" to the top of the pack through nothing but skill and hard work. Even as the game stretched into the early morning hours of Monday, Chino remained laser-focused on the title, employing all the tricks that got him this far. First, Chino had his team use the unconventional utility of smoke and stun grenades that caused havoc to Splyce's ranks. Second, he let KuavoKenny roam the map freely in order to cause harm to Splyce's spawns. And finally, Chino, Accuracy and Theory all used assault rifles in an SMG meta. The off-meta picks allowed them to take Splyce off-guard even as Splyce attempted to adjust to these new strategies.
Secures late-game victory
December 11, 2017
Theory clutched up a nearly disastrous late-game and wins the title of CWL Dallas Championship over Splyce.
ANALYSIS
While Team Kaliber was able to take Splyce off-guard in the early rounds of the series, the quick adjustments from Splyce pushed Team Kaliber dangerously close to the edge. For example, Splyce would adjust to Team Kaliber's anti-SMG strategies but just not running mostly SMGs. This simple change from Splyce, alongside some very strong plays, pushed Team Kaliber to a Round 5 Search and Destroy. There, Theory, who had been quiet all series, emerged as Team Kaliber's vanguard. By Game 4, Theory had a full suite of Scorestreaks thanks to two plants and a triple kill. Theory used his Scorestreak not for slaying, but for gathering information, such as in Game 7. In Search and Destroy, information can mean the difference between life and death.
Slices Splyce's defense
December 11, 2017
KuavoKenny combed the map for kills in a 3-2 upset over Splyce to win the CWL Dallas Championship title.
ANALYSIS
KuavoKenny certainly played an unconventional game against Splyce, dipping and diving across the map to hunt for kills, but worked at the end of the day. While KuavoKenny's roaming didn't work every round, the rounds where it did work out proved invaluable. In Round 1 Hardpoint Ardennes Forest KuavoKenny was able to lock down mid-map during a ferocious second set of rotations, scoring a strong seven killstreak that gave Team Kaliber just enough edge to close the map. However, in Round 3 Capture the Flag, where respawn timers are much longer, KuavoKenny's roaming was abysmal and harmful to the team. KuavoKenny wised up to when he needed to flank, rather than always flanking, in Round 5 Search and Destroy on Sainte Marie Du Mont. This proved to be invaluable work as it made Splyce paranoid of their flanks since KuavoKenny was always harassing them from a strange angle.
Brings the game to Team Kaliber
December 11, 2017
Bance attempted to play Team Kaliber's off-meta game only to lost 2-3 at the CWL Dallas grand finals.
ANALYSIS
Having been one the few team not to have faced off against Team Kaliber, Splyce were in for a massive surprise. The off-meta Team Kaliber threw a wrench in nearly every one of Bance's plans, but thanks to the versatility of his teammates, he was nearly able to make a comeback. Originally running triple SMGs and one assault rifle in Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 2 Search and Destroy on Ardennes Forest, Bance had the team make a switch to two assault rifles and two SMGs in order to counter Team Kaliber. This switch proved life-saving since it gave Splyce the small advantages needed to take Team Kaliber in Round 4 Hardpoint and Round 3 Capture the Flag. While this won Splyce two rounds, they couldn't win three as the stress of the long weekend got to them in Round 5 Search and Destroy.
Tries some old tricks
December 11, 2017
MadCat reverted back to an older style of play a bit too late in a 2-3 loss to Team Kaliber at the CWL Dallas Grand Finals.
ANALYSIS
MadCat was forced to go back to Splyce's "Infinite Warfare"-style of play with two assault rifles and two SMGs. Team Kaliber managed to catch Splyce by surprise with their triple assault rifle setup and their stun grenade spam, both of which disrupted Splyce triple SMG lineup. It would take until Round 3 Capture the Flag for MadCat to make the adjustment since Splyce weren't sure how Team Kaliber would play Round 2 Search and Destroy. The unpredictable underdogs made MadCat jumpy for most of the series. In Round 2 and Round 5 Search & Destroy, MadCat would hang back and attempt to watch flanks, always fearing an imminent attack from Team Kaliber's Kenny. This uneasiness proved to be MadCat's undoing in the series, especially in Round 5 Search and Destroy.
Wears out by the end
December 11, 2017
Tommey cracked under the pressure in a 2-3 loss to Team Kaliber at the CWL Dallas grand finals.
ANALYSIS
While Tommey never made any massive misplays, the strain of traveling and a hectic weekend seemed to have certainly worn on him. Little mistakes here and there were what caused Splyce the CWL Dallas Championships. Most of these mistakes came early on in Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 2 Search and Destroy where the off-meta playstyle caught Tommey off-guard. Adjustments came in during Round 3 Capture the Flag and Round 4 Hardpoint with Tommey playing a slower and more methodical game. This proved to be a winning strategy for those two rounds since Team Kaliber thrives off of chaos on the battlefield. However, by Round 5 Search and Destroy on Sainte Marie Du Mont Tommey began to collapse. The map's tight corners and nooks allowed Team Kaliber to constantly flank Tommey, rending his assault rifle useless in close-range fights.
Slows down the pace of the game
December 11, 2017
Jurd played a slower game in a 2-3 loss to Team Kaliber at the CWL Dallas grand finals.
ANALYSIS
Jurd had a difficult set of games being one of the sole SMG runner for Splyce in the second half of the series. Team Kaliber runs a heavy anti-SMG comp of smoke grenades, stun grenades and assault rifles that make it incredibly difficult for someone like Jurd, who runs the SMG, to make much leeway. However, Jurd's movement and scouting would prove valuable to Splyce in slower rounds like Round 3 Capture the Flag and Round 4 Hardpoint. Jurd would attempt to cut through mid-map in order to find weaknesses and picks onto Team Kaliber. This usually meant that Jurd would fall into a firefight with Team Kaliber's Kenny, who would also be roaming. Jurd won this fight in most cases with his snappier reaction. But Jurd's SMG wasn't enough to swing the game in Splyce's favor in any way.
Finds the game-winning kills
December 11, 2017
MadCat clutched up against OpTic Gaming to win a slot in the CWL Dallas grand finals.
ANALYSIS
MadCat can never be counted out. Between Jurd and Bance on SMGs and Tommey on the second assault rifle, MadCat was free to choose whatever weapon was needed to fit the situation. But despite what many pros are calling an "SMG meta," MadCat stuck close to his weapon of choice, the assault rifle. MadCat was beaming the entire series thanks to that choice. In Round 3 Capture the Flag, MadCat was even able to get two clutch kills thanks to his rifle. The double kill was massive as it opened up the map for Tommey to make a bold flag capture that won Splyce the map and the series.
Slams OpTic Gaming's defense
December 11, 2017
Jurd railed OpTic Gaming in a 3-0 sweep, scoring Splyce a place at the CWL Dallas Grand Finals.
ANALYSIS
Jurd played hard and smart against the titans of OpTic Gaming. Having already played the team early that day, Jurd and Splyce wound up drafting an incredibly simple, but effective, gameplan: hit OpTic Gaming hard and fast. For Jurd, this meant pinning OpTic Gaming into the Bomb B site in Round 2 Search and Destroy on Ardennes Forest. He did this in most rounds by blitzing OpTic Gaming with an SMG, refusing to give them any time to set-up, through Ruins. While he wouldn't always get first blood, it was more than enough to bait OpTic Gaming into the narrow corner of the map or at least scout out their defenses. From Ruins, Jurd and Bance could use the area's walls and pillars as cover to beat OpTic Gaming's snappy sights.