100 Thieves Wins Call of Duty World League London Major

Wyatt Fossett,

May 5, 2019 11:41 AM

Through frags, close calls, and drama, the CWL London Major closes with a young franchise claiming their first championship trophy.

It has been a fireworks-filled weekend for Call of Duty fans worldwide, and especially those in London. In front of what has to be a crowd for the history books, the 100 Thieves CoD team dominated in the UK and beat EUnited to claim the CWL London Championship. 

After some controversy saw the elimination of the fan-favorites in FaZe Clan, the local representing EUnited managed to eliminate the statistical favorites in OpTic Gaming, the mood inside the Copper Box Arena was semi-hostile during Championship Sunday.

(courtesy MLG)
(courtesy MLG)

The Grand Finals would come down to the obvious choice for fans to get behind in EUnited, versus the 100 Thieves squad that didn’t look shaky at almost any moment throughout the entire tournament. Even in the finals, Octane and his 100T family absolute dominated for the most part in their best-of-five against EUnited. 

While it would have been more entertaining had Luminosity made it to the finals (the heated disdain from the audience never seemed to die after LG knocked FaZe from the tournament), the young 100 Thieves Call of Duty team truly earned their first ever championship. 

Backed and owned by ex-OpTic Gaming star Nadeshot, there’s a lot of pressure on 100 Thieves to grow and become one of the more formidable teams in the Call of Duty competitive scene across the globe. 

Since reforming in the summer of 2018, this 100 Thieves squad couldn’t crack the top 8 in the Vegas Major and placed 4th in Fort Worth back in March. This is their third Major and first franchise victory. 

This particular 100 Thieves Call of Duty roster is playing lights-out right now. In the London playoff bracket, 100T 3-0’d EUnited before getting taken to 5-games against Gen.G. Then they only dropped one game against the tournament favorites in OpTic Gaming (who were themselves playing at top-tier this weekend) to punch their ticket to the Grand Finals. At the end of the day, Enable and Co were just too powerful for anyone on EU soil and the EUnited squad, that managed to eliminate OpTic in the losers finals, didn’t really have a shot. 

The prize pool money is very nice for 100 Thieves, but knowing Nadeshot, it’s all about that hardware. Winning their first championship solidifies the relatively young brand of 100T as a real deal,l especially in the Call of Duty world. 

More from the Call of Duty World League will come as soon as the season continues. Until then, farewell from the internet, and congratulations to all the teams who played in London.


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