CWL Anaheim Recap

CWL Anaheim 2019 Recap - 100 Thieves back to back

CWL Anaheim, one of the biggest and most historic events in Call of Duty took place this past weekend. 16 teams made their way to Anaheim, California to battle it out for their share of the $325,000 prize pool.

Fans got to witness one of the most impressive performances from a team at a major Call of Duty event. 100 Thieves didn’t drop a single series the entire weekend. Better yet, the only lost a total of 4 maps.

CWL Anaheim Group Stage

There were a lot of question marks coming into the event regarding 100 Thieves group. They got paired alongside Gen.G, Luminosity and Team Envy. Gen.G has been pushing for a championship all year but struggled to get over the line. Meanwhile, Luminosity won CWL Fort Worth and Envy have the talent to cause upsets.

100 Thieves finished group stages with a 3-0 record and a 9-1 map count. Other teams that looked impressive were OpTic and Enigma 6. On the flipside, we witness awful showing from Splyce, Envy and Units (ex-Denial).

CWL Anaheim Bracket Play

The storylines coming into this event were already great but improved as the bracket progressed. OpTic knew it was potentially their last time competing in Anaheim under the brand after the buyout by Immortals was confirmed. 100 Thieves were hoping to pull off the first back to back Championship success this season.

Throughout bracket play we witnessed FaZe and OpTic face off against each other twice, both teams are iconic within Call of Duty. In both series, OpTic came out on top with 3-2 victories. eUnited had a lacklustre event compared to their usual standards. An early slip up found them battling it out in losers’ bracket and eventually this proved to be their downfall.

CWL Anaheim Loser Bracket Final

This time around we got to watch OpTic game face off against Gen.G. Both teams were desperate to advance and have the opportunity to get their revenge on 100 Thieves. The series went down to the wire, with Gen.G clutching up and booking their spot in the grand final.

CWL Anaheim Grand Final

For the third time at the event, 100 Thieves would face off against Gen.G. Holding a 7-1 map count against them at the event, 100 Thieves were clear favourites. This was evident in a fantastic performance from 100 Thieves who won the grand final and stamped their spot in Call of Duty history.

Matt Dixon
Matt Dixon
Matt has been involved in Esports for the better part of 5 years now, more commonly known by those in the scene as Fozzii. In the past, he has competed at a high level in Esports and also managed teams and organisations, some of which went on to win a Championship. Esports is his passion and it's fair to say he's a fanatic.