Top 8 Teams from Around the World Battle for Share of CWL Global
Pro League Stage 2's $500,000 Prize Pool
Final Seeding for CWL Championship 2017 at Stake This Weekend
Echo Fox and Str8 Rippin Among Eight Last Chance Qualifier Winners
for CWL Championship
SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
The competitive action of the Call of Duty World League (CWL), Presented
by PlayStation®4, kicks into high gear today with the CWL Global Pro
League Stage Two Playoffs at the MLG Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Throughout
the weekend, the high-stakes competition will pit the world's best teams
from North America and Europe against each other for their share of the
$500,000 event prize pool, with the Grand Finals taking place on Sunday,
July 30. The competition this weekend takes on an added level of urgency
as Stage 2 placements will help determine final rankings for the year's
premier Call of Duty competitive event, the CWL Championship this August.
The CWL Global Pro League Stage Two Playoffs features the eight best
teams in Call of Duty vying for top spot, including Stage 1 Playoff
winner Spyce and CWL Anaheim Open Winner Luminosity, alongside eUnited,
FaZe Clan, Fnatic, Team EnVyUs, Enigma6, and OpTic Gaming.
The season draws to a close, culminating with the 2017 CWL Championship,
August 11-13, in Orlando, where teams will compete for their share of a
final $1.5 million prize pool, as part of the overall $4 million prize
pool for the 2017 CWL season - the largest in Call of Duty esports
Success at the CWL Global Pro League Stage 2 Playoffs is a crucial step
for Orlando hopefuls, as seeding at the 2017 CWL Championship will be
determined by placement at this weekend's Stage 2 Playoffs. On Thursday,
the North American Last Chance Qualifier saw eight teams secure a chance
to compete in the 32-team, season-end Championship event set for August
9-13 at the Amway Center in Orlando, FL.
The eight qualifying teams from the North American Last Chance Qualifier
For those interested in attending the CWL Global Pro League Stage Two
Playoffs, General Admission (GA), three-day tickets, are currently available
online for $29.99. The tickets will also be offered on a first-come,
first-served basis at the MLG Arena.
Activision and MLG (both part of Activision Blizzard, Inc.) join forces
with PlayStation®4 to bring Call of Duty World League to a global
audience, with the goal of providing fans the best esports experience at
live events and broadcast on mlg.tv/callofduty.
For the latest intel on the Call of Duty World League Presented by
PlayStation®4 and for live broadcasts check out: http://www.callofduty.com/cwl,
or follow @CODWorldLeague on Twitter, Instagram
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