Gen.G inched closely to a CWL Pro League playoff berth, sweeping Team Envy 3-0 Monday as the last week of regular-season action began at MLG Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
In other matches, both playoff-bound division leaders, OpTic Gaming and eUnited, earned victories, as did Midnight Esports, who are still fighting for a postseason spot.
OpTic edged Team Heretics 3-2, eUnited shut out Team Reciprocity 3-0, and Midnight defeated Elevate 3-1.
Two divisions of eight Call of Duty teams are playing a double round robin against opponents in their own division and a single round robin against foes in the other division.
The top four teams from each division after 12 weeks automatically move into the double-elimination playoffs, which will be held in July 19-21 in Miami, while the bottom four teams in each division will fight for a total of two play-in spots.
Each team will receive $44,375 for the regular season. The playoffs carry a $1.25 million prize pool, with $500,000 going to the winning side and $300,000 to the runner-up.
Gen.G, in second place in Division A with a 12-7 record, needs one more victory to seal a playoff position. Gen.G got past Envy 250-223 on Hacienda Hardpoint, 6-3 on Gridlock Search and Destroy and 3-0 on Gridlock Control.
OpTic, atop Division A at 15-4, beat Heretics 250-235 on Gridlock Hardpoint before dropping Arsenal Search and Destroy 6-3. OpTic swept Frequency Control 3-0, but Heretics captured Frequency Hardpoint 250-205. In the decisive fifth map, OpTic won Hacienda Search and Destroy 6-2.
eUnited, first in Division B at 16-3, dumped Reciprocity 250-201 on Hacienda Hardpoint, 6-5 on Arsenal Search and Destroy and 3-1 on Arsenal Control.
Midnight, who moved into fourth place in Division A at 10-9, jumped on top of Elevate by taking Seaside Hardpoint 250-149 and Gridlock Search and Destroy 6-5. Elevate took Frequency Control 3-2 before Midnight sealed the series with a 250-175 decision on Gridlock Hardpoint.
The Tuesday schedule features four matches:
--Team Heretics vs. Midnight Esports
--OpTic Gaming vs. Elevate
--Team Reciprocity vs. Team Envy
--eUnited vs. Gen.G
CWL Pro League Division A standings, with match record and map record (first tiebreaker is head-to-head). "x" denotes a team that has clinched a playoff berth:
x-1. OpTic Gaming, 15-4, 49-30
2. Gen.G, 12-7, 45-33
x-3. FaZe Clan, 13-9, 51-36
4. Midnight Esports, 10-9, 37-36
5. Team Reciprocity, 9-10, 34-44
6. Evil Geniuses, 8-14, 40-51
7. Luminosity Gaming, 8-14, 40-51
8. UYU, 6-16, 29-55
CWL Pro League Division B standings, with match record and map record (first tiebreaker is head-to-head). "x" denotes a team that has clinched a playoff berth:
x-1. eUnited, 16-3, 52-28
x-2. 100 Thieves, 17-5, 57-24
3. Team Heretics, 10-9, 40-41
x-4. Splyce, 11-11, 46-43
5. Elevate, 7-12, 36-45
6. Team Envy, 7-12, 35-43
7. Units, 8-14, 39-55
8. Enigma6 Group, 7-15, 39-54
--Field Level Media