eSports Recap – CWL Global Pro League Stage 2

CWL Stage 2 culminated in a wild and exciting weekend of competitive Call of Duty between the world’s best squads as they battled for the crown in the CWL Stage 2 Playoffs.

Splyce kicked off the event with a shaky start as they tackled Luminosity head-on. Despite their best efforts – and an unbelievably close drone throw – Splyce succumbed to the power of Luminosity, going 0-3 and being forced down into the Losers Bracket.

Splyce Bance competing in Call of Duty Infinite Warfare.

Splyce needed a victory to get back into the competition, and they were hoping to find that as they came up against FaZe Clan, and things were looking good as Splyce won the second match and their first victory of the weekend. This brought the match-up against FaZe Clan to 1-1, but unfortunately Splyce couldn’t find a footing, leaving them in a do-or-die position.

The next match was Breakout Hardpoint, and a victory from FaZe Clan would mean Splyce was knocked out of the competition. Despite an excellent early start, the match was a nail-biter until the very end, with FaZe Clan gaining the victory by a mere 8 points. A tough event for Splyce, but the team took their losses and set their sights on CWL Champs.

Over with OpTic Gaming, their weekend started in a rough spot after losing out to eUnited and being plunged into the Losers Bracket. However, with a fire lit beneath them, OpTic fought back the only way they know how and ended up positioned in the final of the Losers Bracket against the very team that put them there – eUnited.

What followed was an incredible back and forth where the future wasn’t certain. The first match went to eUnited on Throwback Hardpoint, and it was looking like a repeat of history for OpTic Gaming.

But the next match was OpTic’s for the taking on Crusher Search and Destroy, followed by a resounding victory on Throwback Uplink. From there, OpTic had the lead 2-1 but eUnited fought back on Hardpoint Breakout 250-156. The final game would be the decider.

Search and Destroy on Retaliation followed, with the victory going to OpTic Gaming with a tidy 6-3. Though they were put in the Losers Bracket by eUnited, OpTic managed to push them into the dirt and step back up into the spotlight to star in the finals.

Now that OpTic Gaming were back in with a chance, they had to face Luminosity, who weren’t going to back down from the fight. OpTic Gaming took the series handily over Luminosity in a straight 3-1 crushing.

This positioned the Green Wall in an excellent place to take home the grand finale, but there was one thing standing in their way – Team EnVyUs. EnVyUs had already managed to kick eUnited out of the competition with a resounding 3-0 victory, forcing OpTic to face them in the Losers Bracket. Needless to say, the edges of the seats were getting a real workout as OpTic Gaming faced off against Team EnVyUs for the eClasico matchup.

OpTic jetted off to a strong start, securing the first two matches: 250-236 on Breakout Hardpoint and 6-4 on Search and Destroy Retaliation. But EnVyUs bit back with a Precinct Uplink victory of 8-4. Creating a unique situation, OpTic closed off the game with a victory on Scorch Hardpoint, going 250-238 and forcing the competition into a best-of-five playoff.

With everything on the line, OpTic Gaming fought for a victory on Throwback Hardpoint (250-194) but EnVyUs showed their true colors and brought the event to a tie with their Crusher Search and Destroy victory (6-5). The next match was Frost Uplink that ended at 8-8, forcing a sudden-death where OpTic cinched the win.

With the score at 2-1, OpTic needed to win the next match to secure the victory, and luckily for them, the map was Retaliation, a map they had successfully won just prior, with the game mode being Hardpoint. It was fate as OpTic Gaming secured the win and the trophy with an extremely comfortable 250-153. Congratulations to both Splyce and OpTic on their efforts, now on to CWL Champs! 

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Six Collection Chibi Figurines Available For Preorder at Ubi Workshop

The Six Collection, a new line of collectible figurines, has arrived at the Ubi Workshop. Now available for preorder, the five chibi collectibles include Montagne, Ash, Smoke, IQ, and Tachanka. Each vinyl figurine is four inches tall and has a host of details that make them immediately identifiable.

Montagne carries his extendable shield.


Ash sports her baseball cap and glasses.


Smoke carries one of his “beauties” in each hand.


IQ deploys her electronics detector.


Tachanka glowers out through the slit in his helmet.


In addition to the figurine itself, each purchase will also include a code for the corresponding in-game chibi charm. As with any Ubi Workshop purchase, you’ll also earn Uplay units that can be redeemed for a variety of digital goods and in-game content through Uplay.

The Six Collection figurines are available for preorder now, and will ship on October 3.

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This Week on Xbox: August 4, 2017

We know you’re busy and might miss out on all the exciting things we’re talking about on Xbox Wire every week. If you’ve got a few minutes, we can help remedy that. We’ve pared down the past week’s news into one easy-to-digest article for all things Xbox! Or, if you’d rather watch than read, you can feast your eyes on our weekly video show below above featuring the one and only Major Nelson. Be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox!

Build the Car of Your Dreams in the Forza Motorsport 7 Garage
Welcome to week three of the Forza Motorsport 7 Garage, our weekly look at the 700+ cars coming to the game at launch. A huge part of any Forza game is the chance to express yourself – whether you love painting cars with gorgeous liveries or creating custom builds and tunes that can transform a good car… Read more

Xbox and Taco Bell Join Forces to Bring Xbox One X to Fans
Mark your calendars for August 31, when Xbox and Taco Bell will give fans nationwide the first chance to win the newest member of the Xbox One family, the Xbox One X, when they pick up the new Steak Quesarito $5 box. Beginning August 31, each Taco Bell $5 Box will include a unique code… Read more

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Explore the World of 2088 in Console Launch Exclusive Tacoma
In creating Tacoma, we kept coming back to a central theme: What is “artificial?” In a world of artifice, engaging with the “real” becomes the exception, not the rule. I’m typing this onto a real keyboard, but it’s being translated into data displayed as light on a screen — the keys and my fingers are real… Read more

Harvest Plorts for Profit in Slime Rancher Now on Xbox One
In Slime Rancher, you take the role of Beatrix LeBeau as she travels a thousand light years away to a planet called the Far, Far Range to wrangle slimes and harvest their plorts for profit! As you might have guessed, Slime Rancher is a really strange game and it’s been a pleasure developing something… Read more

"Gears of War 4" August Update

Gears of War 4 August Update Brings the Action Thick and Fast with Forge Blitz and Canals
The next batch of content for Gears of War 4 arrives today with the August Update! Here’s what’s coming up this month for Gears fans: New Maps Forge Blitz Forge Blitz is a tighter, faster pace evolution of the map Forge that builds upon the spirit of the original to create a map filled with new combat… Read more

Thumper Unleashes Rhythm Violence on August 18
Thumper is finally coming to Xbox One on August 18! We call Thumper a “rhythm violence” game, an uncompromising blend of classic rhythm-action, blistering speed, and brutal physicality. Over nine epic levels, you’ll face punishing obstacles, menacing bosses, and a maniacal giant head… Read more

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Score Style Points with New Xbox Wireless Controllers Featuring Sleek New Designs and Colors
This Fall, enjoy playing games like Forza Motorsport 7, Crackdown 3, Assassin’s Creed Origins, Middle-earth: Shadow of War, and more with the newest Xbox accessories. Today, we’re excited to announce three new Xbox Wireless Controllers, a new smaller Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows 10… Read more

Adventure Game Demetrios Available Now on Xbox One
18 years ago, on my first PC, I created a project in Visual Basic named Demetrios. It was akin to a fan game of Broken Sword and other adventure classics like Discworld and Gabriel Knight — I loved the idea of an average Joe becoming involved in a great mystery. With Demetrios, I put that idea… Read more

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Find Your Own Path in Super Cloudbuilt Available Now on Xbox One
Super Cloudbuilt is a high-energy rocket parkour platformer, blending flexible play and physics based movement to put you in control. It’s about finding your own path, and giving you the tools to play your own way; whether that’s through open level design, multiple challenge types, or the… Read more

Go Trawling in Euro Fishing’s Foundry Dock Expansion for Xbox One
The middle of a city is probably the last place you’d expect to find a great fishing location. Not anymore. In Foundry Dock, our eagerly awaited add-on for Euro Fishing, a true urban fishing experience can be found away from the peace and stillness you would usually associate with lakeside fishing… Read more

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Pre-order Twin-Stick Shooter X-Morph: Defense Today on Xbox One
Hello, Xbox fans! I’m proud to announce that X-Morph: Defense is coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 on August 30th. I’ve talked about X-Morph: Defense’s basic concepts in my previous Xbox Wire post and today I’d like to share a bit more information about the game’s technology and split screen… Read more

Play Bleed to Become the Greatest Hero of All Time
Woah, I’m on Xbox Wire? Hi, mom! My name’s Ian, and I got my start making games on the Xbox Live Indie Games service (maybe some of you remember it?). I’m really stoked to announce that Bleed, the game I’m most proud of from my time there, is graduating to an official Xbox One release… Read more

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