After falling to relegation in Stage One of the 2018 CWL Pro League, the Mindfreak Call of Duty roster has their sights set on redemption as they look to thwart expectations at the CWL Atlanta Open.
With the first match commencing on Friday March 9 at 11AM, the three-day tournament boasts a prize pool of $200,000USD and will mark the third major LAN event this cycle.
16 teams are automatically entered in the tournament and seeded according to their current placement in the CWL Pro League Standings. Four additional teams will enter pool play after they progress through the open bracket.
Placed in Pool D, Mindfreak will have three matches throughout their first day of competition. Beginning at 12:30PM, the only Australian team at the event will go head to head with UNILAD, followed by a series with Envy at 3:30PM. To close out the day, Mindfreak compete with Red Reserve EU at 4PM, a team that came out on top twice throughout their meetings in Stage One.
In spite of their most recent shortcomings, the Mindfreak team proved that they belong alongside the best teams in the world, having won at least one map in all series but two thus far. Dedicating themselves to an even greater extent, the roster has remained in the United States following the most recent CWL Pro League matches, as to accrue a vast amount of local practice prior to the CWL Atlanta Open.
Conrad ‘Shockz’ Rymarek was recently nominated for the Pro Oceania Player of the Year by the Esports Games Association Australia. You can vote for him here.
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