CWL New Orleans Open
New Orleans

Event Dates:
January 12, 2018 through January 14, 2018

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Knocked out of top 8 with OpTic at CWL New Orleans
January 18, 2018
Amid indecisiveness and lack of team cohesion, Crimsix and OpTic Gaming failed to crack a top 8 spot at CWL New Orleans.
ANALYSIS
The transition back to boots-on-the-ground combat, one welcomed by Crimsix and his teammates, hasn't exactly been a smooth one. While they did make 3rd place at CWL Dallas, CWL New Orleans was an entirely different story, as OpTic got knocked out of the tournament in the 9/12th position via a 3-1 defeat at the hands of European upstarts Red Reserve. It's not entirely clear what caused OpTic Gaming's tournament run to fall short, but the team seems to be taking it in stride, with Crimsix even joking that the team would drop Scump. Expect OpTic to come out firing during Stage 1 next week.
Fails to crack top 8 at CWL New Orleans
January 18, 2018
Scump and his teammates on OpTic Gaming got knocked out of the running in the 9-12th position by renewed European squad Red Reserve, stopping OpTic just short of reaching the top 8 at CWL New Orleans. OpTic still remains a top seed for the Pro League.
ANALYSIS
Scump and the rest of OpTic Gaming probably didn't expect their CWL New Orleans run to end like this: failing to place even in the top 8 due to a lack of team cohesion against Red Reserve. OpTic Gaming looked like a force to be reckoned with in the transition back to boots on the ground, and they certainly were at CWL Dallas with their 3rd-place finish, but whatever they had working for them at CWL Dallas seemed notably absent at CWL New Orleans. Fans are, of course, asking for a roster change to prevent future losses, but that seems highly unlikely. Scump seems to have taken this loss as a time to improve on his game going into Stage 1.
Named MVP in Grand Final win
January 15, 2018
Chino picked up a narrow win against Luminosity Gaming and is named Team Kaliber's MVP at a tense back-to-back grand finals match at CWL New Orleans.
ANALYSIS
While Team Kaliber suffered their first defeat at the hands of Luminosity Gaming, they bounced back for the second game and confirm their place as titans of Call of Duty. Chino, in particular, emerged as the MVP of the match thanks to his consistent slaying across the two series. In the first set, Chino just dropped kills. Round 1 Hardpoint on Gibraltar saw Chino drop consistent double kills against Luminosity, though that wasn't enough to break open the series. It wasn't until the second series that those kills turned into wins. Chino began to fight scrappy, throwing bodies at Luminosity so they'd have to fight for every point. Early on, Chino picked up a clutch double kill in the second Round 1 Hardpoint on London Docks by getting two kills through a wall of barrels, allowing his team to win the round by just one point.
Call him Mr. Clutch
January 15, 2018
Accuracy won Team Kaliber the CWL New Orleans title through insane clutches and little luck in a thrilling grand final series against Luminosity Gaming.
ANALYSIS
Despite beating Luminosity Gaming only a few hours before, Accuracy struggled against his new rivals in the first series. Circumstances just wouldn't work out for him even as he made bold plays, such as when Accuracy scored a triple kill in Round 1 Hardpoint only for his team to still spawn out too far from the point. However, his team truly brought the thunder during the second Round 5 Search & Destroy. Accuracy would get two insane clutches, one in Game 4 and one in Game 8. In Game 4, Accuracy clutched a 1v3 and scored an unbelievable triple kill when Luminosity accidentally triple stacked right in his line of fire. Then, in Game 8, Accuracy secured Team Kaliber's victory by snapping JKap a second before the clock ran out for a bomb defuse. These plays gave Kaliber the edge needed to lock up a second straight open title.
Splits Luminosity Gaming apart
January 15, 2018
KuavoKenny rebounded in a tough pair back-to-back series against Luminosity Gaming to claim the title of CWL New Orleans.
ANALYSIS
KuavoKenny, after a grueling double series, managed to break the backs of Luminosity Gaming. But it took Team Kaliber to take their first LAN lose to do so. The first set seemed firmly in Luminosity Gaming's favor as they played slow and methodically, a style that KuavoKenny just isn't accustomed to. His aggressive roaming was an attempt to break Luminosity Gaming's defenses in Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 3 Capture the Flag, but he continually failed to find streaks to do so. In the second series, however, KuavoKenny began to play sneaky. The second Round 1 Hardpoint on London Docks was a masterclass for KuavoKenny as he broke the third Warehouse hill through a hail of Scorestreaks, clutch a kill and then stall the point long enough that Luminosity were forced into an unfavorable rotation to the next point. There, Team Kaliber cleaned up their opponents.
Slowly warms up across two series
January 15, 2018
Theory took his time to build momentum in a pair of series in the grand finals win against Luminosity Gaming at CWL New Orleans.
ANALYSIS
Theory, surprisingly, didn't have as fine a game as his teammates had. But then again, with Chino, Accuracy and KuavoKenny all doing the heavy lifting, what's left to do? The first Round 1 Hardpoint was an ominous sign as Theory went into the double negatives, a score you can't drop against Luminosity. Theory quickly found his stride in Round 2 Search & Destroy where he was once again dominated. His snappy aim just melted Luminosity, going 8/4 KD by the end of the map. Strangely enough, Theory couldn't keep up the momentum in subsequent games as Luminosity played a very passive style of game. The slow gameplay threw Theory off as he struggled to find plays and score kills in what turned into a grueling two series for the Championship title.
Almost drops a 40-kill bomb
January 15, 2018
KuavoKenny may have been weak in other rounds, but he made a dominant showing in the first round against Rise Nation during Team Kaliber's winners' bracket win on Day 3 of CWL New Orleans.
ANALYSIS
KuavoKenny was clearly the dominant slayer for Team Kaliber in Round 1 Hardpoint, almost dropping 40 kills with an overall KD of 39/29. Even though KuavoKenny didn't bring the kills in Round 2 Search & Destroy with a 3/3 KD, he managed two bomb plants, showing attention paid to objectives. KuavoKenny faltered with the rest of Team Kaliber for just one round, Round 3 Capture the Flag, as KuavoKenny failed to score any flag captures and went negative in KD with 17/20. He ultimately closed the series with a whimper, only scoring a KD of 22/30 during Round 4 Hardpoint, but his teammates easily picked up the slack that round, as they ultimately decimated Rise Nation in 3-1 fashion, knocking Rise Nation to the losers' bracket.
Locks down the hardpoints
January 15, 2018
Clutch plays during Hardpoint rounds helped Accuracy ensure Team Kaliber's 3-1 victory against Rise Nation in the winners' bracket on Day 3 of CWL New Orleans.
ANALYSIS
Accuracy may not have had the greatest of KDs during Round 1 Hardpoint, with only a KD of 24/32, but he did have the most hardpoint control time of his team, at an impressive 1:34, essential in Team Kaliber securing that round. Accuracy made up for that lackluster first round KD in spades in Round 2 Search & Destroy, where he'd notch a triple-positive 9/3 KD against Rise Nation. Like the rest of Team Kaliber, he floundered in Round 3 Capture the Flag, only getting a 13/20 KD and no flag captures, but he made up for it in Round 4 Hardpoint by heroically staying on the hardpoint for the last few seconds as grenades exploded all around him. Accuracy's KD of 34/22 during Round 4 sure didn't hurt either.
Slows down Team Kaliber despite victory
January 15, 2018
Team Kaliber may have won against Rise Nation 3-1 in the winners' bracket on Day 3 of CWL New Orleans, but Theory didn't contribute much to that victory, going negative in KD almost every round.
ANALYSIS
It's a good thing Theory has good teammates to back him up, because Theory had to be carried this series. He didn't have a great start in Round 1 Hardpoint, only scoring a 20/32 in a tense first round. He fared slightly better in Round 2 Search & Destroy, breaking even in KD with 4/4 and scoring a bomb plant. Theory didn't fare well the rest of the series, only getting 13/23 in KD and no flag captures in Round 3 Capture the Flag, and an even worse KD of 13/29 during Round 4 Hardpoint.
Establishes himself as a great all-rounder
January 15, 2018
During Team Kaliber's 3-1 victory over Rise Nation in the winners' bracket on Day 3 of CWL New Orleans, Chino proved to be the most flexible player for his team, expertly handling both kills and objectives.
ANALYSIS
Chino didn't exactly have to carry the rest of his team, but he proved to be more than capable of holding his own in all respects against Rise Nation. In Round 1 Hardpoint, he quickly established dominance with both a positive 29/26 KD and the second-most hardpoint control time for his team at 1:15. During Round 2 Search & Destroy, he absolutely slaughtered the Rise Nation competition with a quadruple-positive 12/3 KD and even a bomb plant. Even as Rise Nation gained ground against Team Kaliber in Round 3 Capture the Flag, Chino still did the best of his team in KD with 19/21. Chino worked his all-rounder magic again in Round 4 Hardpoint, where in addition to scoring an impressive 33/26 KD, he got the most hardpoint control time of his team that round with 1:37.