Enigma6 Group were the only team to sweep to victory in first round of the Call of Duty World League Championship knockout stage, beating Elevate 3-0 on Friday in Los Angeles.
The $2 million, 32-team tournament began with eight pools of four teams each, with round-robin play starting Wednesday and finishing Thursday. The top two teams from each group advanced to the double-elimination knockout stage, which features best-of-five matches from Friday through Sunday's grand final.
Only three of the eight teams that went unbeaten in the group stage won their opening knockout-stage encounter on Friday. OpTic Gaming topped Team Heretics 3-1 to earn a second-round date with Enigma6, and Call of Duty World League finals champion eUnited beat Team WaR 3-1.
The first-round "upsets" saw Evil Geniuses defeat Splyce 3-1, Sicario got past Team Singularity 3-1, Units edged Team Envy 3-2, Team Reciprocity beat FaZe Clan 3-1, and Luminosity Gaming toppled 100 Thieves 3-1.
These are Saturday's second-round matchups in the winners bracket:
eUnited vs. Evil Geniuses
Sicario vs. Units
Team Reciprocity vs. Luminosity Gaming
OpTic Gaming vs. Enigma6 Group
The first four losers bracket matches were contested Friday. Team WaR eliminated Splyce 3-2, Singularity knocked out Envy 3-1, 100 Thieves dumped FaZe Clan 3-2, and Elevate ousted Team Heretics 3-2.
-- Field Level Media