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The 2019 CWL Anaheim Open took place over the weekend and saw 16 of the world’s best Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 teams face off for their share of the $325,000 prize pool. Coming into this year’s event there was one clear favourite; American team and last year’s winners 100 Thieves, who proved their quality once again, and became the first team to successfully defend their title, this season.

16 teams, three days and $325,000 dollars on the line, the 2019 CWL Anaheim Open has been highly anticipated by Esports fans for months now. This event is the last major LAN event in the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 season before the World League Championship taking place in Florida in August. Heading into the tournament, American team and last year’s champs 100 Thieves were clear favourites. They hoped to become the first team in history to successfully defend their title, and during the first two days of the event, they certainly looked like the in-form team.

Winning five straight series and dropping only 3 maps on their way to the Winners Final, 100 Thieves’ form continued into Championship Sunday, where, the Los Angeles based team proved once again that they are the best team in the world by dominating South Korean team Gen.G in both the Winners Final as well as the Grand Final and so by securing their second straight CWL title.

OpTic Gaming and FaZe Clan rounded out the top 4 of this year’s event; team OpTic made a strong run through the losers brackets (after being sent there by the eventual champs 100 Thieves), facing Gen.G in the Losers Final. However they turned out to be no match for the South Korean runner-ups who claimed a 3-2 win in what turned into a thrilling Losers Final match. FaZe Clan had less luck despite a strong push through the losers bracket, coming up against their old rivals OpTic gaming in the Losers Semis.

You can find the standings for the 2019 CWL Anaheim open below. For more Esports news check out our review of this year’s ECS Season 7 Finals here.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 2019 CWL Anaheim open Standings:

PlacementCash PrizePro PointsTeamRoster
1$125,00025,000100 ThievesKenny, Octane, SlasheR, Enable, Priestahh
2$80,00015,000Gen.GMajorManiak, Nagafen, Havok, Maux, Envoy
3$50,00011,000OpTic GamingScump, Crimsix, Karma, Dashy, TJHaLy
4$25,0009,000FaZe ClanZooMaa, Cellium, Asim, Skrapz, Zer0
5-6$15,0008,000eUnitedArcitys, Prestinni, Clayster, aBeZy, Simp
Enigma6 GroupGeneral, KiSMET, Frosty, GodRx, JetLi
7-8$7,5007,000Team HereticsLucky, JurNii, MethodZ, Sukry, MeTTalZz
SplyceJurd, Loony, AquA, Temp, Nolson
9-12
6,000UNITSJoee, Rated, Bance, Alexx, Brack
Team Reciprocitywuskin, Zed, Seany, Dylan, Denz
ElevateProFeeZy, Wailers, Skyz, Breszy, MRuiz
Luminosity GamingSlacked, John, FormaL, Classic, Ricky
13-16
5,500Midnight EsportsLlamaGod, Blazt, Lacefield, Parasite, Knight
Team EnvyHuke, ACHES, SiLLY, Decemate, Fero
Evil GeniusesXotic, Attach, JKap, Apathy, Phantomz
UYUProto, Mayhem, Methodz, Parzelion, Royalty

CWL Anaheim open tournament: Final Placements

PlacementCash PrizePro PointsTeamRoster
1$15,0005,000MindfreakShockz, Fighta, Louqa, Swifty, Setzyy
2$12,5003,000Mazer GamingBeehzy, Believe, Nova, Pentagrxm, Stamino
3$10,0002,200Vodafone GiantsTojoR, YaKo, Braaain, Niall, SupeR
4$8,0001,800SCUF x Comeback SZNSpaceLy, Proto, Assault, FeLo, Exceed
5-6$5,0001,600Fuego GamingKeza, Chaaxter, Detain, Insight, Seannyy
AspireFA5TBALLA, RobbieB3319, Tisch, Mosh, TurnUp2ez
7-8$2,7501,400Movistar RidersPuNi, Sammy, Oney, Katru, Wartex
Fierce EsportsQwiKeR, ByronLinney, Moose, Traudey, Nastiee