The first week of CWL Pro League competition for Division B teams is complete. Teams Heretics and Splyce head the group with 4-0 and 3-0 records. eUnited have been consistent and 100 Thieves look better, but it’s not going well for Denial Esports.
CWL Division B Week 1
Week 1 of the CWL Pro League Division B finished with an absolute nail biter of a match-up between eUnited and 100 Thieves. Somehow eUnited were able to clutch the Game 5, frustrating 100 Thieves’ players and fans. This win cemented eUnited’s third placing heading into Week 2 whilst 100 Thieves, sit in fifth. However, 100T’s schedule for Week 2 is a lot more forgiving. They will be hoping to continue their signs of progress.
As previously mentioned, at the top of the pack you have Team Heretics and Team Splyce. Heretics had a brilliant Game 5 win over eUnited at the start of the week and that momentum carried them through. Heretics went perfect through Week 1. Unfortunately for the Spanish squad, their Week 2 schedule is going to be tough, as Splyce, 100 Thieves and Envy await. Their 4-0 start could end up being 4-3 at the end of Week 2.
I expect Splyce to continue their current tear, as they are easily the best team in Division B now. At the end of Week 2, I’ll be surprised if Splyce aren’t at the top.
It was an incredibly tough week for both Enigma 6 and Denial Esports. Enigma 6 had a fantastic PLQ performance but that hasn’t carried across to the league. Denial sit on a 0-4 record and there doesn’t seem any signs of progression. Week 2 could be messy for the French contingent.
The Division B standings after the first week of matches!
Excelerate make roster change
After a 1-2 week 1, Excelerate gaming have decided to draft in their sub Robert ‘RobbieB’ Brugnoli to their starting roster. Ethan ‘FA5TBALLA’ Wedgeworth unfortunately missed out. With a lot of league games still to be played, it is surprising to see this move happen. However, as Landon Sanders, caster, pointed out, RobbieB’s stats from the PLQ are impressive. It will be a must for him to perform if Excelerate are able to bounce back from their poor Week 1.
RobbieB, new starting member of ExG, statistics from the PLQ:
HP: 1.40 (2nd)
S&D: 1.31 (16th)
Control: 1.08 (39th)
Respawn: 1.29 (9th)
Overall: 1.29 (6th)
*Keep in mind these numbers are out of 140 players.*
— Landon Sanders (@LandO) February 22, 2019
Team Envy need to step up
Like Enigma 6, Envy had a fantastic PLQ performance but their CWL Pro League Week 1 was certainly not up to their standards. Their 1-2 current record is probably down to Cuyler ‘Huke’ Garland performing at such high quality, the 19-year-old carried Envy through Week 1. Their first match of Week 2 is against 100 Thieves, and a win here could put some life back into Envy, although 100 Thieves need the win just as much.
Division B Week 2
Many Division B teams heading into this week are looking to improve. The current top 3 are hoping to continue their Week 1 form, although for Heretics this could be tough.
Looking at the schedule, the first match-up of the week and the last are the ones to watch. First up is Envy vs 100 Thieves, and both squads need this win to get their CWL Pro League season back on track. 100 Thieves will be gutted about their loss to eUnited but they go into this series in better form than Envy. If Envy win, it will be because Huke has once again gone off. Huke needs his team mates to help him. Personally, I see 100 Thieves taking this one, as they’re showing good signs, and with Preston ‘Priestahh’ Greiner I only see more improvement.
The last match of the week will be Splyce and eUnited, the two top teams in this division, I expect both to go flawless up until this match-up, the winner of this could easily end on top of Division B. Right now, Splyce should take it, but you never know how the matches leading up to Thursday will go.
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