The year’s premier and definitive Call of Duty competitive event, Call of Duty World League Championship (CWL), visits Orlando’s Amway Center August 9th through 13th in its first East Coast appearance.
The CWL Championship will offer fans the chance to witness firsthand the top 32 teams in the world compete for $1.5 million in prize winnings, part of the $4 million prize pool which is the largest annual CWL prize money. Top teams already are battling it out in the CWL Global Pro League to earn an automatic berth in the grand finale of the Call of Duty year. Through week two of the Pro League, Team EnVyUs (NA), Splyce (EU), Mindfreak (APAC), Evil Geniuses (NA), FaZe Clan (NA), and Rise Nation (NA) have punched their tickets for the first six spots in Orlando.
“The CWL 2017 season is already shaping up to be the biggest one yet,” said Rob Kostich, EVP and general manager of Call of Duty, Activision. “The live events all over the world, including Atlanta, Dallas, Las Vegas, Paris and Sydney, have been incredible, and the Global Pro League has already featured intense matchups with teams going after the big Stage 1 prize purses. So, the CWL Championship in August becomes even more fitting as the culmination of the best that Call of Duty esports has to offer this year. We can’t wait for Orlando.”
With only three weekends remaining in the Stage 1 Pro League, eight additional professional teams will descend on MLG Arena in Columbus, Ohio, to continue the CWL competitions. In addition to the $700,000 payout, the teams will compete for seeding heading into Stage 2 tournaments starting in June. Teams in Stage 1 competition hail from North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.
The remaining groups and schedule for Stage 1 contests:
• eUnited, Luminosity Gaming, Millenium, Epsilon – May 5 - 7
• OpTic Gaming, Red Reserve, Enigma6 Group, Elevate – May 12 - 14
• Playoffs of the top eight teams – May 21 - 23
At the CWL Championship, the 32 best teams worldwide will compete in pool play with the top half advancing into the double-elimination championship bracket for their share of a $1.5 million prize. In addition to the Global Pro League, teams will have one last chance to qualify for the CWL Championships with regional local area networks (LANs) in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. More details, including ticket information will be announced soon.
Tickets are on sale now at mlg.tv for remaining weekends of exciting Call of Duty World League competition in Columbus. Fans can also catch live-streaming matches via Infinite Warfare PS4™ through the in-game viewer and mlg.tv/callofduty
Call of Duty World League Presented by PlayStation®4 is proud to partner with Major League Gaming Corporation as the North American tournament operator and broadcast partner for the upcoming season. Through MLG’s proven live-streaming capabilities and technology, MLG.tv will help to deliver the CWL Pro League across mlg.tv/callofduty
The CWL Championship is welcomed to Orlando in partnership with the City of Orlando and the Central Florida Sports Commission.
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