The second week of CRL West 2019 just ended! Once again, we had very exciting battles, lots of close match-ups and a lot of interesting decks! So, let’s jump into it and take a look at the highlights of this second week!
Saturday, September 21: Third day of CRL West 2019
The matches of this third day of the competition were kind of interesting. You can take a look at the schedule down below.
The first match was Cream eSports VS Complexity, who ended up being a 2-0 for Cream. Next, we had Team Liquid VS Immortals, two of the best teams in the entire competition. This ended up being an overwhelming 2-0 victory from Liquid. SK Gaming VS Dignitas was next, and, again, another 2-0 from SK. FNATIC VS NRG eSports ended up with another 2-0 victory from FNATIC, completely killing the game. As for Team Queso VS Tribe, we had some quite close games but ended up being a 2-1 win from Queso. Finally, Pain Gaming VS Misfits Gaming ended up with a 2-0 victory from Pain.
The meta in this matchday was quite similar to the others. Once again, Fisherman was in almost every single deck, while we saw tons of Giant Skeletons as well. All in all, many decks were re-used, and this will probably keep happening until the next balance changes.
Sunday, September 21: Fourth day of CRL 2019
The matches of the second day of this week-end were interesting as well. Once again, all the teams played once. Let’s take a look at what the schedule looked like.
The first match, FNATIC VS Cream eSports, ended up being a clean 2-0 for FNATIC, that took their second win of the week-end. Complexity VS Team Liquid went with another really clean 2-0 for Liquid. Next, Pain Gaming VS Team Queso ended up with a 2-0 for Queso, Tribe Gaming VS NRG eSports was a close 2-1 for NRG, ripping off the win from Tribe. Dignitas VS Misfits Gaming ended up being a 2-1 for Misfits, leaving Dignitas with zero wins in total. Finally, Immortals VS SK Gaming was a clean 2-0 for SK, who was able to stay in the first position in the final leaderboard.
Again, we saw a good variety of decks in all the game modes. Fireball bait still remains quite popular, with the Goblin Cage being played quite a lot even after last month’s nerf. Balloon made its appearance even more often, and Royal Giant is still played quite a lot.
Now, let’s take a look at the actual leaderboard after this week matches:
This is it for this CRL West 2019 second week! Who do you think will be getting the lead in the next matches? And how are the next balance changes going to shake the meta?