Call of Duty: OpTic, FaZe, and eUnited Placed in Group A, B, and C

by Steven Cropley

The pool draw has concluded and things look intense.

The draw was streamed live today as announced several days ago on March 6.

To earn a spot in the pool, teams must have been at the top of their respective regions Call of Duty Pro Points. Nine teams from North America, five from Europe, and two from the Asia Pacific region will make up the four pools.

Going live at 2 pm EST (11 am PST, 7 pm GMT, 5am+1 AEST) being streamed across several platforms including MLG.tv, Twitch, and Facebook, thousands tuned in to see where their favorites teams would end up in the final event before the cut-off for the first season the Call of Duty World League Pro League.

Dallas will be similar to recent MLG events in that it boasts a $200,000 prize pool as an international event taking place in the United States. The event will feature up to 176 teams competing at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Dallas, Texas and play an important role in deciding which organizations will be represented in the upcoming Pro League for Call of Duty World League.

COD Optic
(Photo: ESWC)

The ESWC reigning champs, OpTic Gaming (Group A) will be in attendance as will its chief rival FaZe Clan (Group C) whom it met in the finals in Paris. Also attending in Pool Play will be eUnited (Group B), a squad that made a name for itself as a legit competitor after going on an undefeated run into the finals at MLG's Call of Duty World League Atlanta event, facing OpTic in the grand finals and taking down the green wall in the second best-of-five to come away victorious and put themselves at the top of the rankings.

The recent CWL Sydney champions Mindfreak have been placed in Pool B. Mindfreak secured the top spot in its region after taking down region rival Tainted minds (Group A).

Many story lines heading in and many teams fighting for their lives. Full Pools found below.

Pool A

  • USA OpTic Gaming (Crimsix, Formal, Karma, Scump)
  • USA EnVyUs (JKap, Slasher, John, Apathy)
  • uk flag Red Reserve (Joee, Urban, Seany, Niall)
  • australia Tainted Minds (Nimble, Zeuss, Damage, Denz)

Pool B

  • USA eUnited (SiLLY, Arcitys, Prestinni, Gunless)
  • uk flag Infused (Peatie, Moose, Nolson, MarkyB)
  • USA Cloud9 (Assault, Aches, Ricky, Lacefield)
  • australia Mindfreak (Fighta, Buzzo, Shockz, Excite)

Pool C

  • USA FaZe Clan (Clayster, Enable, ZooMaa, Attach)
  • USA Luminosity (Classic, Slacked, Saints, Octane)
  • uk flag Elevate (Watson, Zed, Reedy, Rated)
  • uk flag Fnatic (Skrapz, SunnyB, Wuskin, Tommey)

Pool D

  • USA Rise Nation (Aqua, Faccento, FeLonY, Loony)
  • uk flag Splyce (Jurd, Bance, MadCat, Zer0)
  • USA Enigma6 (Kade, MRuiz, General. Proto)
  • USA PNDA (FA5T, Pemby, ProFeezy, Prophet)