#ElevateCoD Rounds out Group Stage of the CWL Global Pro League
With three different weekends, and three different groups in the books, the Elevate Call of Duty team is in route to Columbus, Ohio to take part in the final installment of the group stage for the CWL Global Pro League. The Global Pro League sees the top two teams in each group advancing to the playoffs as well as qualifying for the 2017 CWL Anaheim Open, Pro League stage two, and the Call of Duty World Championship events. The team that places third over the weekend will get qualified to the same tournaments, but they miss out on the season one playoffs, while the team that places last must fight for their pro league lives in the stage two relegations.
With three groups already wrapped up, Elevate looks to secure a top two spot in Group Green and join the likes of EnVyUs and Splyce from Group Red, Evil Geniuses and FaZe from Group Blue, and eUnited and Luminosity from Group Yellow. A top two placing on the final weekend will be no easy task however, with Elevate competing with OpTic Gaming, Red Reserve out of Europe, and Enigma6. The lack of EU teams making it through to the playoffs also is sort of an eye opener with Splyce being the lone team to make it through. Epsilon almost joined them, but with Luminosity taking down eUnited 3-2 in the final match of Group Yellow, no tiebreaker would be forced, and Epsilon would head back to Europe disappointed.
It’s been a bit of a rough go for the Elevate team over the past few events. At the CWL Dallas Open in mid-March, Elevate would fail to win a match falling to teams like FaZe, Fnatic, SetToDestroyX, and Luminosity in pool play, then eventually falling to Evil Geniuses in the losers bracket to be eliminated. The event in Dallas was the first event with newly acquired player Rhys “Rated” Price. Their second event together would go a bit better than the first, but still with plenty to work on. At the all European tournament CWL Birmingham Open in April, Elevate would breeze through pool play finishing with a record of 3-0 and only dropping one map to Red Reserve, before bowing out of the tournament with losses to Splyce and Epsilon in the bracket play.
A group of players full of laugh and jokes across social media and in live streams has been nothing but about business as of late. Elevate has put in the work, and now with the final weekend of the opening stages of the pro league, they look to open the eyes of their peers and show the Call of Duty world that they’re here to stay and can be a force to reckoned with. Week four kicks off at 4pm EST on May 12th with OpTic facing off against Red Reserve, with the opening match for Elevate against Enigma6 to follow. Make sure to tune in to for all the matches to root on the boys in red and black, as well as follow along and interact on social media throughout the weekend. #WeAreElevate #RedRebellion
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