Call of Duty World League – Pro Division Stage 1, Week 6 Recap
Get the recap on all regions in Week 6
Shakeups occurred at the top for all three regions in Week 6 of the Call of Duty World League Pro Division. While North American teams still have five weeks to battle back in the standings, Europe and Australia/New Zealand have less than three weeks in Stage 1 competition. Playoff positioning is one thing, but avoiding the Relegation tournament will also be on the minds of several teams in the weeks ahead.
Check out the standings and stories from all three Pro Division regions:
Long considered the ANZ favourites, Mindfreak finally moved into the top position of the Australia/New Zealand region this week. Mindfreak capped their fourth consecutive 2-0 week with a sweep of former league leaders Orbit. It was a tough week for Orbit as they would also fall to Tainted Minds, another team that leapfrogged them in the standings.
The battle at the top continues in the North American standings, as the familiar names continue to lead the pack. OpTic Gaming’s perfect week helped them retake the top spot over Team EnVyUs, while split performances from Rise Nation, compLexity, and FaZe Clan meant everyone held their positions. Team eLevate meanwhile has silently climbed into contention, though a tough Week 7 matchup against OpTic Gaming will be a true test for the team.
At the bottom of the standings, a six-series losing streak has dropped Team Kaliber to a 3-9 record. tK has struggled to replicate their Week 3 performance in which they defeated both compLexity and FaZe Clan. With upcoming matchups against low-performing teams Dream Team and H2k, Week 7 could be a deciding week for Team Kaliber in avoiding the Relegation tournament.
An amazing four-team race has emerged in the European region with all teams tied at a league-leading 9-3 record. Millenium had an opportunity to maintain their one-game lead, but they fell for the second time to Team Vitality in a thrilling 3-2 series. That loss combined with their map win/loss record has now dropped the team to 4th place, the team’s lowest position since Week 1.
It was a disappointing Week 6 for Giants Gaming, who lost to Splyce and Team Infused in 3-0 sweeps. After the Spanish squad rallied off four-straight series wins, Giants Gaming are once again in danger of falling out of the European playoff picture. They’re in for an up and down Week 7 as they take on Millenium and PuLse Gaming.
Tune in next week for more exciting action from the Call of Duty World League. See the Week 7 start times:
- Australia/New Zealand: 2/23 at 6pm AEDT
- Europe: 2/23 at 4pm CET
- North America: 2/23 at 3pm PST/6pm EST
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