A decent showing at the latest Call of Duty esports major has seen Australian team Mindfreak qualify for the high-profile CoD Global Pro League.
At the Call of Duty World League Dallas event over the weekend, Mindfreak went 1-3 in pool play, only snagging a win over American team Kaliber, 3-1.
That put them in the loser's bracket, where they faced off against fellow Aussies and bitter rivals Tainted Minds – the team they barely edged out to win the recent CoD major in Sydney.
The result this time was the same: a tight 3-2 victory for Mindfreak that eliminated Tainted Minds from the tournament.
Mindfreak went on to eliminate Americans Pnda Gaming 3-1, but was then swept 3-0 by North American stars Luminosity.
Number one ranked North American team Optic Gaming took out the event with a clean win over fellow Americans eUnited, 5-0.
By finishing ninth equal (12th overall on points) out of 110 teams, Mindfreak has accumulated enough CWL Pro Points to be the sole Asia-Pacific team to qualify for the Call of Duty World League Global Pro League Stage One, which kicks off on April 20 with a LAN event at the MLG Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
The Global Pro League has 16 teams – including the likes of Optic, eLeague, and Splyce – battle it out over a month for a share of a US$700,000 prize pool.
Should Mindfreak find some success there, it will put the team on track to qualify for the biggest tournament of the year, the Call of Duty World League Championship 2017.