Infused CoD Place Top 4 At CWL London
Sun 29th Jan 2017 - 6:25pm: General
This past weekend, Infused CoD were in action in the first European LAN event of the Infinite Warfare season. After some phenomenal performances from the squad, they eventually placed 4th, securing $2,000, 1800 Pro Points each and a spot in the Pools at MLG Atlanta in a few weeks' time.
Mark "MarkyB" Bryceland
Tom "Moose" Handley
Adam "Peatie" Peate
Nick "Nolson" Nolson
Starting the tournament with the third seed, Infused were drawn into Group D, alongside Fnatic, Black Forest Games and Hadouken. The opening day of competition saw the squad go up against Hadouken, a squad consisting of some well-known talent from continental Europe. Both Peatie and Moose were firing on all cylinders as Infused comfortably took the series 3-0. On Friday, the team started the day against Black Forest Games where they left off. Another dominating performance from Moose enabled the boys in red to secure their second 3-0 victory of the tournament. They had now guaranteed their spot in bracket play!
Infused's third and final game of Group D was against Fnatic. A game that was widely predicted to be an incredibly close contest between the two sides. The boys in red came out fighting once again and took them down 3-0! The team secured the top spot in Group D and would now face Epsilon in their first game of the Winner's Bracket. Yet another stellar performance from the team as they managed to take yet another 3-0 victory in the tournament. Could anyone topple the boys in red?
Round 2 of the Winner's Bracket would see Infused take on European powerhouse Orbit in what was a thrilling encounter to watch. It all went down to a deciding game 5 after four incredibly close maps. Unfortunately, Orbit were able to edge the victory, knocking Infused down into the Loser's Bracket. One more loss and the squad would be out. The next game for the boys in red would be against Aware Gaming, who had impressed many over the course of the event. In what was yet another close contest, Infused took the series 3-1 and advanced through to the semi-finals of the Loser's Bracket where they would face Splyce for a spot in the Loser's Finals.
After falling to Orbit early in the bracket. Splyce were on a mission to make it back to the Grand Final to get another shot at Orbit. Unluckily for Infused, Splyce took the victory 3-0.
Infused CoD place 4th at CWL London. GGWP to all the teams we played and a massive thank you to Gfinity for putting on another fantastic event! Infused CoD will be competing at MLG Atlanta in the next few weeks and look to make their mark on the international stage.
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Photo Credit: Joe Brady
By Jonno Nicholson (@MrJonno_95)