Luminosity Wins Call of Duty World League Fort Worth Major

Wyatt Fossett,

March 17, 2019 3:49 PM

After placing 4th in the Call of Duty World League Las Vegas Major this past winter, ex-OpTic Gaming star FormaL, and his new squad Luminosity Gaming, put on a clinic in Texas.

Today marked the final day of the Call of Duty World League’s Fort Worth Major event. After thousands have gathered in Texas to participate or spectate in the tournament over the course of the last few days, it was Luminosity who took home the grand prize worth $125,000, and some stellar new hardware. 

The Pro Bracket of the Fort Worth Major sees the teams from the Call of Duty World League fight through a tournament style competition in order to snatch up league points, a chunk of the prize pool, and majorly substantial bragging rights.

Lots of excitment followed 100 Thieves into Fort Worth, but they were eliminated in the Losers Quarterfinals
Excitement followed 100 Thieves into Fort Worth, but they were eliminated in the Losers Quarterfinals.

A Luminous Victory

Crowd favorite and ex-OpTic Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper and his boys in blue made their way to the grand finals riding an absolutely staggering wave of momentum. Luminosity strode through the winners bracket in triumph after triumph without much of a scare. 

The entire Luminosity team (which consists of FormaL, Gunless, Slacked, John, and Classic) was absolutely shredding all weekend long. They earned their spot in the big match after they beat out Gen.G (who eliminated tournament favorites OpTic Gaming) in the quarters, then Enigma6 (who sent those same Gen.G folks down to the losers bracket) in the semis, before sending Splyce (the team they would eventually face in the finals) to the losers in the winners bracket finals. 

Team Reciprocity choked in their best-of-five matchup against Splyce in the Losers Bracket Finals and sat in stunned silence in the aftermath of the reverse sweep after coming so close to clinching a spot in the grand finals. The win granted the golden snakes a chance to fight for it all against the Luminosity Gaming squad. 

For a very brief moment, it looked as if the team from Splyce might make a push for another reverse sweep in the finals, after dropping 0-2 to LG very quickly. But Luminosity was too much for everyone this weekend. 

With an exceptional performance by Astro Gaming Most Valuable Player  Pierce ‘Gunless’ Hillman, LG brought so much pressure from all sides and was able to snuff out the snakes in the same fashion that got them through the entire bracket stage. 

With the win, Luminosity Gaming takes home a check for $125,000 (from a $325,000 prize pool), and head back into the main season play of the Call of Duty World League after striking fear in the hearts of every other squad. For veterans like FormaL, the win couldn’t have come at a better time, amid major fan criticism surrounding the current dressed Luminosity CoD line-up. 

FaZe Clan Black Win Open Bracket

After hundreds of teams competed over the past few weeks to earn invitations to the Call of Duty World League Fort Worth 2019 Open Bracket, everything came down to two teams. 

(FaZe Clan Black win CWL Fort Worth 2019 Open Bracket)
(FaZe Clan Black win CWL Fort Worth 2019 Open Bracket)

The Australian squad in Mindfreak had a treacherous journey to the Open Bracket finals but earned their berth by winning out through some tough matches. Across from them on stage,  the team in FaZe’s b-squad qualified for the Fort Worth Open Bracket in gloriously dominant fashion, and that display of skill and prowess on all maps didn’t slow one bit as they dismantled everyone. 

There has been so much going on in the world of Call of Duty Esports this week, and what an exciting and skillful show everyone put on in Fort Worth. The next major event during the Call of Duty World League is CWL London, England, at the Copper Box Arena and runs May 3rd-5th. 

What do you think of the Luminosity Gaming victory?



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