Over 19,000 Call of Duty players competed throughout the year, which makes the game the top console eSport to date. Only 32 teams have emerged to face off at the 2017 Call of Duty World League (CWL) Championship, Presented by PlayStation 4. The championship tourney starts today at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. Hosted by Major League Gaming Corp. (MLG) in partnership with Activision Publishing, the world’s best teams from North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region (APAC) will compete for their share of the $1.5 million event prize pool, the title of 2017 CWL Champions and to be named the best Call of Duty team in the world. This week’s championship also completes the biggest yearly prize pool in Call of Duty history with $4 million in total prize money.
All the relevant details are in the infographic above, but if the image won’t load for you, we’ve got the team breakdown at the bottom of this post for your viewing pleasure.
“It’s been a great year for the Call of Duty World League with more players competing than ever before across the pro and amateur circuits,” said Rob Kostich, executive vice president and general manager, Call of Duty. “And through our partnership with MLG, we’ve also continued to raise the bar in event broadcast production delivering hundreds of hours of content for viewing on MLG.tv. From the millions of fans who play and watch worldwide, it all comes down to this, an epic week featuring the top 32 teams competing at the highest level.”
This year marks the first time that the CWL Championships are held on the East Coast, the tournament features all of the top qualifying teams from across the world based on CWL Pro Points, including CWL Global Pro League Stage 1 Playoffs winner Splyce and CWL Anaheim Open Champions Luminosity. CWL Global Pro League Stage 2 Playoffs winners, OpTic Gaming will also take the stage in an all-out clash for the championship.
Here are the groups for the 2017 CWL Championship:
|GROUP A||GROUP B||GROUP C||GROUP D|
|OpTic Gaming||Team EnVyUs||EUnited||Luminosity|
|Epsilon Esports||Elevate||Mindfreak||Rise Nation|
|Echo Fox||Projekt Evil||Team Infused||Supremacy|
|3sUp||Mindfreak Black||Lethal Gaming||Team Vitality|
|GROUP E||GROUP F||GROUP G||GROUP H|
|Red Reserve||Evil Geniuses||Ghost Gaming||Cloud9|
|Allegiance||Str8 Rippin||Millenium||Team MRN Black|
|Era Eternity||Tainted Minds||Team Kaliber||Rogue|
Fans can view all the action this week online at MLG.tv/CallofDuty. The tournament concludes on August 13th.
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