This weekend, on March 17 to March 19, teams from all over the world will be playing at the Call of Duty World League Dallas and for many teams this will be one of the last chances to actually qualify for the Season 1 of the Global Pro League that is starting this later this year. In this article, we will be taking a look at some of Call of Duty eSports teams that are coming from Europe and that will be participating at the CWL Dallas this weekend.
During the last several years, the Spanish eSports team, Giants, has been playing with the same three players and even though they have been competing at the Call of Duty World League and the Call of Duty Championship, the Giants have failed to display some good results and over the years their impact was not that great. This year, the Giants’ first tournament was the CWL Paris Open, and it did not end well for them because they couldn’t make it past the round of 36. This was surely somewhat disappointing for them, especially after signing Ivan ‘YaKo’ Rodriguez who was brought in for the purpose of lifting Giants into the new level, and they will certainly be looking to do better this time around.
Red Reserve had a lot of bad luck this year when it comes to the CWL Dallas because the draw put them in the so-called “Group of Death” where they will be facing Tainted Minds, Team EnVyUs, and OpTic Gaming. This will not be an easy draw for Red Reserve, but in order to achieve great success, one has to defeat the best. Tainted Minds might not be a big problem for them but other teams from their pool will be a lot more difficult, and any win in those matches for Red Reserve will be a huge success.
During the last couple of years, Team Infused had a pretty good run against the teams from North America and this may prove to be very important because they will be facing eUnited and Cloud9 from North America and MindFreak from Australia. Although they should not have any major issues with MindFreak, teams from North America are opponents with lots of experience and will by no means be easy to defeat.
The pool in which the UK’s Fnatic will be playing at CWL Dallas will be very interesting because it will also be featuring another team from the United Kingdom in team Elevate. Elevate had solid results recently and their last tournament before coming to Dallas was CWL Paris where they managed to finish in the top 16 teams, and they will be looking to improve that result at the CWL Dallas.
Out of all the mentioned European teams, Fnatic seems to be improving the most. Their results in the previous CWL events indicate that they are improving their game and with being placed from 13th to 16th at CWL Atlanta and 7th to 8th at CWL Paris, Fnatic might have chances for achieving even something bigger.
As the weekend of CWL Dallas approaches, many teams are making their final preparations for the tournament and the stakes are very high. Besides the prize pool of $200,000, the teams will be playing for a huge number of points that would enable them to play in the Global Pro League this season. Whether some of the European organizations have what it takes to make it to the very finals remains to be seen.