Final Global Open Event Champion Becomes Team to Beat at 2018 CWL
Championship, August 15-19 in Columbus, Ohio
CWL All-Star Game Concludes with $10,000 Donation to the Call of
Duty™ Endowment, the Official Charity of the CWL
SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 18, 2018--
The final Global Open Event of the record-setting Call of Duty® World
League season, Presented by PlayStation®4, concluded with Rise Nation
crowned the CWL Anaheim Open champion. In a tournament that featured
more than 150 teams from North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific
Region competing through three days, Rise Nation defeated Red Reserve in
a close battle in the Championship match on Sunday to capture its third
title of the season. Teams Luminosity Gaming and Unilad rounded-out the
remaining top four teams at the CWL Anaheim Open.
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Tommy "TJHaLy" Haly, Daniel "Loony" Loza, Rodger Saffold (Rise Nation, CEO), CWL Anaheim MVP Peirce "Gunless" Hillman, and Austin "Slasher" Liddicoat (Photo: Business Wire)
Championship team Rise Nation earn the majority stake of the event’s
$200,000 prize pool for the victory and look to be favorites for the
2018 CWL Championship. For their CWL Anaheim Open win, Rise Nation’s
roster will also have their names hoisted on a banner at a future event
in the G FUEL Hall of Champions, where championship teams throughout CWL
history are celebrated for their achievements within the entrance of
Call of Duty World League events.
Viewers at the Anaheim Convention Center and online were also treated to
the Call of Duty™ Endowment CWL All-Star game, which saw
Division B stars walk away victorious against a team of Division A
professional players. The Call of Duty Endowment is the official charity
of the CWL, whose aim is to combat veteran unemployment and
underemployment by helping veterans find high-quality jobs after their
service. As part of the All-Star game celebration, the Call of Duty
World League made a $10,000 donation to the charity organization on
behalf of Division B, which was composed of fan-voted CWL pros James
'Clayster' Eubanks (eUnited), Bradley "Wuskin" Marshall (UNILAD), Peirce
'Gunless' Hillman (Rise Nation), and Seth 'Scump' Abner (OpTic Gaming).
In addition to the excited crowd, the CWL Anaheim Open was streamed live
to fans around the world on MLG.com/CallofDuty
as well as within the in-game Call of Duty®: WWII theater on
Peirce 'Gunless' Hillman of Rise Nation was named Astro MVP following
his team’s successful quest to become CWL Anaheim Open Champion. The
two-time MVP is an early favorite to be named to the upcoming SCUF
Gaming Team of the Week, which honors top competitors in the CWL each
Here are the final placements for the CWL Anaheim Open:
1st – Rise Nation
2nd – Red Reserve
3rd – Luminosity Gaming
4th – Unilad
5th/6th – FaZe Clan / OpTic Gaming
7th/8th – Mindfreak / Tainted Minds
Call of Duty esports competition continues on June 26, 2018, when the
CWL Pro League Stage 2 continues, streamed live from the MLG Arena in
Columbus, Ohio. The top four teams from each Division will then compete
for the lion’s share of $500,000 at the CWL Pro League Stage 2 Playoffs
on July 27-29, 2018.
The current season concludes at the 2018 Call of Duty World League
Championship, August 15-19, 2018. Tickets are available now, while
supplies last, for the public days of the 2018 CWL Championship (August
17-19, 2018), taking place at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
For tickets, visit MLG.com/CWLChamps.
and follow the Call of Duty World League on Twitter
for the latest CWL updates. For live broadcasts and Video on Demand,
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PR Manager, Call of
Duty World League