CoD: CWL Week 9 Recap
13th March 2016
For the final week of season 1 we saw ourselves facing off against the French Team Vitality and British TCM Gaming. We took to Hardpoint Stronghold for the first map against the French. We showed our incredible slaying power and dominated the map with a 250-182 win. Riding our momentum from the first map, we came out all guns blazing in Search and Destroy with Zach 'Zed' Denyer killing everything he saw, finishing 12-3 and seeing us take the map 6-3 overall. With the potential to close the series against Vitality 3-0 once again, we moved into Uplink Evac. The game was very back and forth, trading points and kills for around 8 minutes. Unfortunately V did stand for Victory this time as they stole it from us 7-5. With the series standing at 2-1 the advantage was still with us. CTF Breach was map 4 and the game followed a very similar tone to the Uplink, all the way to the 10 minute mark at which point the score was tied 2-2. We were, however, able to clutch up and take the CTF in overtime, meaning we took the series 3-1.
We took on TCM Gaming as our final online game in season 1. TCM were fighting for the place at Season 1 play offs., whereas we had already secured 5th position and our place at Stage 1 play-offs. Nick 'Nolson' Nolson was also unfortunately taken ill, meaning Dave 'Dqvee' Davis was asked to play in his first appearance of the CWL (thank you Exertus for loaning him to us for the evening). Evac Hardpoint was the first map of the series and TCM came out fighting. The map came down to the wire, but we were unable to clutch up, giving TCM a 227-250 victory. We needed to shut TCM down before they gained any more momentum. We were unable to do so however, with TCM showing why they should be in the league after a 6-3 win on Fringe Search and Destroy. With the thought of being 3-0'd and losing to TCM once again, we needed to pull something out of the bag. Unfortunately TCM's form continued and we lost the Uplink Breach 9-2, meaning they took the series 3-0. GGs to TCM and Vitality.
We have now finished Stage 1 of the Call of Duty World League in 5th place and as a result have qualified for the Stage 1 play-offs and guaranteed a place in Stage 2. GGs to all the teams we have played in the CWL. Congratulations to Zach 'Zed' Denyer, Shea 'QwiKeR' Sweeney, Nick 'Nolson' Nolson and Brian 'Braaain' Fairlamb for qualifying and doing all of exceL eSports proud. As always, stay in contact via Twitter and Facebook for news and updates regarding our Call of Duty and all of our other eSports teams.