CWL Anaheim Open
Anaheim

Event Dates:
June 15, 2018 through June 17, 2018

Teams In Competition
Event Scores
Final Placements
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Dismal finish with Morituri eSports
June 19, 2018
Mayhem played with Morituri eSports during the CWL Anaheim Open and finished in 41st-48th place.
ANALYSIS
It was a dismal finish for the former GGEA Orange member, as Morituri eSports fell victim to an unpredictable open bracket. Having earned a plethora of Pro Points throughout his time with the aforementioned organization, it's unclear if Mayhem plans on staying with Morituri eSports, or if he'll look for another team potentially more capable of qualifying for the Call of Duty World Championship in August.
Earns best placement during World War II
June 19, 2018
Blfire teamed with eLevate throughout the CWL Anaheim Open where he finished 21st-24th.
ANALYSIS
Blfire had been without a team since April, as the slayer aligned with InControl Gaming and Gone Gaming to begin the new year. The 21st-24th place finish was the best placement Blfire has earned throughout Call of Duty: World War II.
Joins eLevate ahead of CWL Anaheim
June 19, 2018
SpaceLy finished 21st-24th place at CWL Anaheim with eLevate.
ANALYSIS
It was a bit of a surprise to see SpaceLy catch on with such a well known organization given he seemed set in his role with Luminosity Gaming as an analyst. Still, the team fared well enough at Anaheim that the organization could potentially keep the roster around provided they qualify for CoD Champs by way of the North American qualifiers.
Teaming with eLevate
June 19, 2018
Nagafen aligned with eLevate for CWL Anaheim as the team finished 21st-24th place.
ANALYSIS
One of the longstanding organizations in competitive Call of Duty returned with a retrofitted lineup, as Nagafen had spent over a full year on eLevate dating back to 2016. The 21st-24th finish was another showing for the veteran player, who has finished no lower than 25th-28th in any open event this season.
The European Version of Gunless
June 18, 2018
Zer0 was pushed to the limit in a double Grand Finals loss against Rise Nation, winning the first series 3-1 and losing the second 3-1, at CWL Anaheim.
ANALYSIS
Zer0 had to flex into every position in order to even reset the bracket against Rise Nation. The Red Reserve strategy of controlling spawns worked wonders in the first series as Zer0 was warmed up from his previous match against Luminosity Gaming. This was largely because Zer0 could easily switch from pushing lanes and enemy spawns to defending Red Reserve's spawns in an instant thanks to his flex positioning, such as in the first Round 3 Capture the Flag. However, Zer0 was often on the attack as his strong shots allowed him to score vital picks in respawn rounds. The only area Zer0 struggled was in Round 2 Search & Destroy where he struggled to defend flanks or position against his opponent.
Fails to maintain momentum in back-to-back games
June 18, 2018
Rated lost steam in a rough double Grand Finals loss to Rise Nation at CWL Anaheim, winning the first series 3-1 and losing the second 3-1.
ANALYSIS
Rated had a clear idea on how to take on Rise Nation after his dramatic loss to them in the Winners Final. The two main problems in Rated's strategy was his weakness in Search & Destroy and implementing his spawn control strategy across an arduous eight maps in a back-to-back series. The first series saw Rated largely successful in his ability to control map spawns thanks to his ability to poke holes in Rise Nation's defense as his teammates pushed lanes. In the second series, however, Rated began to slow down heavily, struggling to keep up with his teammates and maintain spawn control, leading to a devastating loss in the second Round 3 Capture the Flag and Round 4 Hardpoint.
Attempts to manipulate enemy spawns
June 18, 2018
Joee attempted to bully Rise Nation in a double Grand Finals loss to Rise Nation at CWL Anaheim, winning the first series 3-1 and losing the second 3-1.
ANALYSIS
Joee's knack for being a constant nuisance for Rise Nation was the key in winning the first series. Red Reserve attempted to take control of spawns, mimicking what made the European region successful during the competitive Black Ops 3 season, rather than attempting to outgun the likes of Rise Nation. Joee made Red Reserve's spawn control tactics possible as he could constantly hit his opponents' flanks and throw their spawns into disarray. However, as Rise Nation began to regroup in the second series, Joee's lack of strong and consistent gunplay doomed his team. For example, Joee failed to win a key 1-vs-1 in the second Round 4 Hardpoint to secure a hill rotation that would have won the map.
Gives his team room to play
June 18, 2018
Skrapz supported his teammates in a double Grand Finals loss to Rise Nation at CWL Anaheim, winning the first series 3-1 and the losing the second series 3-1.
ANALYSIS
Skrapz had the fundamentals locked down, but he couldn't bring the extra mile his team needed to succeed. Largely, Skrapz helped his team by supporting Joee's and Zer0's attempt to take control of the map and of spawns. This worked during respawn rounds in the first series, as Skrapz used his previous win over Luminosity Gaming to encourage his team. However, his aggression often saw him rush things, such as Skrapz attempting to pull Rise Nation's flag in the first Round 3 Capture the Flag without first securing a kill or tow. Minor misplays like that began to weigh down Red Reserve in the second series as Rise Nation refused to slow down.
Plays everything and more as CWL Anaheim MVP
June 18, 2018
Gunless devastated Red Reserve in a double Grand Finals victory, losing the first series 3-1 and winning the second series 3-1, to win CWL Anaheim and the title of Rise Nation's MVP.
ANALYSIS
Gunless can simply do it all. From close-range to long-range, fast or slow, there's nothing Gunless can't succeed at in terms of gunfights. Simply put, he was the big reason that Rise Nation was able to be crowned champions of CWL Anaheim. In the first series, Gunless struggled to make much use of his gun skills. This was largely because Red Reserve played for spawns rather than teamfights. However, this meant Red Reserve excelled at Hardpoint and struggled in Search & Destroy, a weakness Gunless took full advantage of. Red Reserve also struggled to keep pace with Gunless' aggression, leading to him dominating the second series with consistent double and triple kills.
Wins a single fight to win Anaheim Championships
June 18, 2018
Loony clutched up in tight situations in a double Grand Finals win to take the title of Champion of CWL Anaheim, losing the first series 3-1 and winning the second series 3-1.
ANALYSIS
Loony was the miracle man for Rise Nation. When Rise Nation needed someone to clutch up, Loony was their man. His big moments came in the first Round 3 Capture the Flag and the second Round 4 Hardpoint where he secured both rounds for his team in tied maps. In the first Round 3 Capture the Flag, Loony was able to defend his team's base from Red Reserve's flankers, preventing sneaky flag captures from happening. He'd also help assist with flag pulls as his spawns in mid-map allowed him to reinforce his teammates. Finally, in the second Round 4 Hardpoint he won the series for his team by clutching a vital 1-vs-1 to secure hill rotations and spawns for his team.