CWL Atlanta Open
Atlanta, Georiga
With $200,000 and a whopping 25,000 Pro Points on the line, CWL Atlanta is yet another LAN event expected to shift the gravity of the competitive scene just in time for the conclusion of Stage 1. Will Team Kaliber win a third straight LAN event? Will Team EnVyUs and Rise Nation continue their respective surges? Tune in to find out.

Event Dates:
March 1, 2018 through March 4, 2018

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Up and down in loss
March 16, 2018
Aches had a hard time finding his footing in the 3-1 loss to FaZe Clan on Day 2 of Week 3 of CWL Pro League, Stage 1.
ANALYSIS
Round 1 Hardpoint was a weird round for Evil Geniuses. They were outslaying FaZe for the majority of the round, but FaZe was stuck on the objectives and Evil Geniuses managed to get to just 180 points. Aches actually struggled in this going, netting less than a minute on the objective and finishing 27/37. He kept was the only good player for them in the beginning of Round 2 Search & Destroy, but they trailed 5-1 behind a terrific display by FaZe. However, NAMELESS woke up behind Aches, and they forced a Game 10 with three straight game wins. They would lose in the 10th game, however. They won their sole round in Round 3 Capture the Flag, but he was hardly involved. He went 15/14 in the round, a solid but pretty vanilla performance. Round 4 Hardpoint housed a crazy comeback by Evil Geniuses, where they came back from down by 100 to get to 226 before losing. Aches struggled to slay (23/31) but managed over two minutes on the Hardpoint in the midst of their comeback.
Strong slayer in win
March 16, 2018
Replays slayed the competition well in the 3-1 win over Evil Geniuses on Day 2 of Week 3 of CWL Pro League, Stage 1.
ANALYSIS
Round 3 Capture the Flag was his, and FaZe Clan's worst round. For the entirety of the first round they were pinned in their own base, and Evil Geniuses kept the pressure on strongly. They opened up the map a bit in the second half, but Evil Geniuses counter-pulled seemingly every flag, and wasted the half causing stalemate after stalemate. Replays struggled alongside his teammates in the round. The rest of his performance was excellent, however. He had 33 or more kills in both Hardpoint rounds, providing a stable slaying base for FaZe Clan in their easy win (Round 1 Hardpoint) and their incredibly close 250-226 win (Round 4 Hardpoint). His slaying was a key in winning both rounds. He was also important to their Round 2 Search & Destroy win. He had double-digit kills, helping lead FaZe to a 5-1 lead and a 6-4 win.
Strong last round in loss
March 15, 2018
SiLLy saved his best for last in the 3-1 loss to Luminosity Gaming on Day 1 of Week 3 of CWL Global Pro League, Stage 1.
ANALYSIS
For the majority of this match, SiLLy struggled to hang with an impressive Luminosity Gaming team. He had a middling Round 1 Hardpoint, where he was simply lost in the shuffle as Luminosity Gaming played well. He laid back behind Arcitys' ridiculous Round 2 Search & Destroy display, peppering in the final kill in Games 4 and 10. His poor section of the match came in Round 3 Capture the Flag, where he managed to squeak out just 10 measly kills in a round where they needed a quality third player behind Arcitys and Clayster. He did, however, have a strong Round 4 Hardpoint. He went 40/33, and was a big reason why they overcame a 93-33 deficit to take a lead in the middle of the round. His seven-kill streak, combined with Arcitys' eight-kill streak and Clayster's four-kill streak saw eUnited take control of the map and get into the driver's seat. Despite his strong play, eUnited could not stave off Luminosity, losing the round.
Falls in CWL Atlanta losers' bracket to Red Reserve
March 13, 2018
Kenny was unable to help his team carry through hopes of a championship victory at CWL Atlanta, as Team Kaliber narrowly cracked Top 8.
ANALYSIS
After finishing second with a 3-1 record in Pool D in the early stages of CWL Atlanta, Team Kaliber were poised to make a run through the playoffs, which started late on Day 2 of CWL Atlanta. They were knocked into the losers' bracket after a narrow defeat from Team EnVyUs in a tense series that went all the way to Game 10 in Round 5 Search & Destroy. From there, they were able to hold off Echo Fox, but an upstart Red Reserve ultimately defeated Team Kaliber and put them in the Top 8. If anything, though, this loss makes Kenny hungry for more and more loyal to his team than ever, as he recently announced getting a Team Kaliber tattoo.
Barely breaks Top 8 at CWL Atlanta with TK
March 13, 2018
Chino, along with the rest of Team Kaliber, managed to break into the CWL Atlanta playoffs only to be knocked out of the running within three games, only securing themselves a Top 8 finish.
ANALYSIS
Team Kaliber clawed their way through a bloody Pool B in the early stages of CWL Atlanta, earning themselves a second-place finish in their pool with a 3-1 series count just behind Luminosity Gaming. During the evening hours of Day 2 of CWL Atlanta, Team Kaliber faced off against Team EnVyUs from Pool D, and unfortunately for Team Kaliber, they were handed a heartbreaking defeat in a tense match that went all the way to deep in Round 5 Search & Destroy. Subsequently, in the losers' bracket of the playoffs, while TK were able to hold off Echo Fox, they met their demise at the hands of European upstart team Red Reserve. Chino himself has said while the loss stung him, "I'm glad that I'm finally playing at a top level again." He's eagerly awaiting playing at Birmingham.
Brawn beats brain
March 11, 2018
Rated's strategies couldn't defeat a muscular Rise Nation in a 3-1 loss in the CWL Atlanta grand finals.
ANALYSIS
All of Rated's clever strategies couldn't stand up to the sheer power of Rise Nation. It wasn't a problem of strategy, but a problem of slaying. For example, in Round 1 Hardpoint, Rated often found ways to catch Methodz or TJHaLy in 1-vs-2 fights, especially in the first set of rotations. But each time Methodz and TJHaLy managed to score double kills to clutch the fight, winning spawn and hill rotations in the process. Rated's tactic, however, shone in Round 2 Search & Destroy. Rated would bait out plays for Joee and Joshh to counter with their strong SMG presence, but that slaying power was nowhere to be found in respawn rounds.
Gets shutdown in fast series
March 11, 2018
Joee struggles to withstand Rise Nation in a 3-1 loss in the CWL Atlanta grand finals.
ANALYSIS
Joee stuck to what worked for Red Reserve for nearly twenty-three straight maps on Sunday: flanks and pinches. But the sheer skill of Rise Nation shutdown any fight Joee tried to start, as he was quickly cut down before he could score kills. At least in respawn rounds. Joee would do better in Round 2 Search & Destroy since spawns and positioning are consistent. Both Joee and Joshh were able to predict their enemies' positioning and rush them with SMGs as Rise Nation stuck to fairly consistent strategies, such as in Games 6 and 7 where Rise kept hitting the same bombsite in the same formations. He'd nearly pop again in Round 4 Hardpoint, almost carrying the team to victory with a 38/27 KD in the last set of rotations, but he couldn't surmount Rise Nation's sizable lead.
Finds small wins in loss
March 11, 2018
Joshh dominated in Search & Destroy but fell to Rise Nation's fury in a 3-1 loss in the CWL Atlanta grand finals.
ANALYSIS
Joshh stuck with Joee for the entire series as the duo tried to enact their well-planned flanks and pinches. But Rise Nation, having watched Red Reserve for several games backstage, was more than ready to cover their flanks. Not only that, Rise was on point with their shots this series. Joshh couldn't even win uneven gunfights, such as in Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 3 Capture the Flag where both Joshh and Joee would just get fried by Rise Nation even in 1-vs-2 fights. Because of Joshh's weaker, but still respectable gunplay, Red Reserve couldn't win.
Fazes out in a furious grand finals
March 11, 2018
Zer0 got trampled by Rise Nation in a 3-1 stomp in the CWL Atlanta grand finals.
ANALYSIS
Zer0 may be Red Reserve's flex player, but nothing he tried led to much of anything. Zer0 started slowly in Round 1 Harpdoint on Valkyrie where Rise Nation easily handled map control due to Zer0's slow start. While he began to build up steam in Round 2 Search & Destroy by acting as bait, his slaying was still lackluster. It would take to the end of Round 4 Hardpoint before he had any presence again. Even then, it was a little too late as Rise Nation had already built a sizable lead.
Constantly out-trades
March 11, 2018
Methodz found important kills to obliterate Red Reserve 3-1 to win the CWL Atlanta grand finals.
ANALYSIS
Methodz biggest contributions came from his insane ability to clutch uneven teamfights, Red Reserve's bread-and-butter. In Round 1 Hardoint on Valkyrie, he stopped Red Reserve dead in their tracks with a triple kill on rotation to Smokestacks. This set of kills staggered the Europeans on an extremely fast map. Then, in Game 4 of Round 2 Search & Destroy, Methodz managed to win 1-vs.-3 by carefully listening for Red Reserve's movements, snapping on players with ease. While Methodz would slow down that round, it was an important win to secure Rise Nation's confidence for the rest of the series. Finally, in Round 4 Hardpoint, Methodz constantly out-traded Red Reserve with a flurry double kills and a 34/27 KD.