CWL Anaheim takes places on June 14th – 16th at the Anaheim Convention Centre. The event will host a Pro Tournament and an Open Tournament. Most eyes will be on the Pro Tournament as the 16 best teams in the world will be competing in it for their share of the $325,000 prize pool. CWL Anaheim is typically regarded as being the second-most prestigious event in the Call of Duty season calendar, which gives you excellent Call Of Duty Betting opportunities.
The Pro Tournament follows a pool play format, meaning there will be four pools of 4 teams to start the event. Below we will evaluate each team participating at the event.
OpTic Gaming started the Black Ops 4 Season in full form. They dominated the online leagues and won the opening event, CWL Vegas. Since then the roster hasn’t quite performed as they would have liked, often making their struggles public on social media. However, they put in a shift recently in the pro league and look like they’re back in their prime. They look like strong favorites and a sure bet to book a place in the grand final. Fans should pay attention to Optic as this could be the last time we see them at a Call of Duty event depending on how the corporate sale goes in the coming weeks.
Heretics didn’t have the best start to the season but have come on leaps and bounds since. They went home with a disappointing 17th-20th placing from Vegas but have since pulled off a top 8 finish at Fort Worth and top 6 at London. Alongside this they are always a threat in the pro league, currently sitting in third place in Division B. They always have the potential to make a run deep into a tournament.
This is a team that has made several changes throughout the season but has never managed to take that final step to reach success. They finished 7th-8th in the opening event and then dropped to top 16 at Fort Worth and London. They only have a 33%-win record in the pro league. The roster consists of 3 world champions and a couple of upcoming players but they aren’t considered as a huge threat quite yet.
We will have to wait and see what’s going to happen with this roster as they may no longer play under the Denial name due to some business issues that have recently occurred. This might be playing a factor in the team’s performance as they have looked inconsistent at the best of times. Be careful if you plan to place your betting money on Denial Esports.
eUnited have managed to secure top spot in Division B these past two weeks, overtaking the CWL London 2019 champions, 100 Thieves. Despite a poor performance at Fort Worth, they have finished 2nd at the other two events this season. Surely, they are a major success soon. They will certainly be battling it out in the later stages of CWL Anaheim, so esports betting on eUnited will like cash out big time.
Since bringing Dylan onto this roster Team Reciprocity have looked significantly better. They pulled off a 3rd place at Fort Worth and then slipped to 7th-8th at London but still looked strong. The only question would be surrounding the loss of Tommey to the roster. Despite the loss, they have performed well in the pro league with substitute Denz. We’ll have to see if they can replicate this at CWL Anaheim 2019.
Elevate shocked the scene whenever they announced their mixed roster, consisting of French and American players. Many thought it wouldn’t work as there have been a lot of language barrier issues with past teams in COD. The team is looking good, but they aren’t yet a threat for the Championship contenders.
This team often go under the radar at events for fans because of how poor they have been in the pro league. They currently hold a 6-12 record and sit in 7th place in Division A. They’ve managed to pull things together enough to finish 9th-12th at the past two events and could cause an upset in pool play but nothing further down the line. Keep an eye UYU as they might be the betting underdogs that will upset.
It’s fair to say most Call of Duty fans were thrilled to see FaZe returning to the pro league. It was made even sweeter when the roster was confirmed. Filled with great personality and upcoming talents, they are a dangerous team. Despite their 9th-12th finish at London the only game they lost in their recent two weeks in the pro league was against Optic. They will be battling with Splyce for the top spot in this pool and should be favoured to make a deep run in the tournament as the odds are in their favor.
When this roster was formed prior to the start of the Black Ops 4 season, many might have seen them as being that perfectly mixed powerhouse roster. They haven’t quite lived up to this yet and recently made a roster change; dropping Accuracy and picking up UK player Nolson. They have pulled off a 2nd and 3rd place finish at events but have struggled in the pro league. It will be interesting to see how this roster change impacts their performance at CWL Anaheim.
Here we have probably the least favored side in the pro league. This is nothing to do with the players, but how the organization operated in the early stages of the season. Since their issues occurred, they seem to have a curse that they can’t quite shake. They haven’t managed to break outside of the top 12 at any point this season and this will likely continue. The odds are not in their favor.
Fort Worth is the only event that Enigma 6 have looked like a potential threat and even then, they were stopped in 5th-6th place. The past two weeks in the pro league they have had insanely close games but often come out on the losing side. If Splyce slips up, they could find themselves grabbing a top 2 spot in this pool and reaching the winner bracket.
Champions of CWL London and sitting in 2nd place in Division B, 100 Thieves have become fan favourites and will be striving to double their trophy count for the Black Ops 4 season. The only game they lost in the past two weeks of pro league was against eUnited, which cost them the 1st place position. Expect to see them in a battle with eUnited and Optic Gaming throughout the event. Based on CWL London, 100T are considered the CWL Anaheim betting favorites.
It’s disappointing that we haven’t seen this roster take the final step to secure success. When the game released they looked like one of the best teams in the world but haven’t been able to secure a top 4 placing at an event this season. This will be even more difficult this time around as they’ve landed in a potentially deadly pool.
Envy signed the 2018 Call of Duty World Champions coming into the Black Ops 4 season hoping to replicate that success. Up to CWLLondon, this wasn’t looking likely, but a 4th place finish at London sparked some hope. They had a dire two weeks at the pro league though, showing signs that they will struggle greatly in this pool.
Luminosity have seen great success in Call of Duty over the past couple of years but unfortunately, haven’t been able to completely replicate that this year. Despite winning Fort Worth, they are in the last place in Division A with a 5-13 record and haven’t reached the final stages of other events. They went 0-7 in the previous two weeks in the pro league which won’t fill them with confidence heading into CWL Anaheim.