Biggest Call of Duty Competition of the Year with $1.5 Million at
Stake Coming to Amway Center August 9 - 13
Total Prizing for 2017 CWL Tops $4 Million
SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
The year's premiere and definitive Call of Duty competitive
event, the Call of Duty World League Championship, is coming to the
Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, August 9 - 13. For the first time on
the East Coast, CWL Champs will offer fans the chance to see the top 32
teams in the world compete for a prize pool of $1.5 million as part of
the largest CWL season-long prize pool to date of $4 Million. Top teams
already are battling it out in the CWL Global Pro League to earn a shot
at an automatic berth in the grand finale of the Call of Duty World
League year, CWL Champs. 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 ticket for the first 6 spots in
"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 match ups with teams going after the big
Stage 1 prize purses. So, the CWL Champs 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 three weekends remaining in Stage 1 of the Global Pro League, 8
additional professional teams will descend on the MLG Arena in Columbus,
Ohio, to continue the CWL competitions. In addition to the $700,000
payout, the teams will be competing for seeding heading into the Stage 2
contests starting in June in Columbus, Ohio. 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 (top two in each group) - May 21 - 23
At the CWL Champs, the 32 best teams worldwide will compete in pool
play, with the top half advancing into the Championship
double-elimination bracket for their share of $1.5 million event prize
pool. In addition to the Global Pro League, teams will have one last
chance to qualify for the CWL Championship with regional LANs in North
America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. More details, including ticket
information will be announced soon.
For those interested in attending the remaining weekends of exciting
Call of Duty World League competition in Columbus, tickets are on sale
now at mlg.tv.
Fans can also catch all of the matches streamed live on mlg.tv/callofduty.
Call of Duty World League Presented by PlayStation®4 is proud to partner
with Major League Gaming Corp. 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.
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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ABOUT AMWAY CENTER
The Orlando Magic served as the developer of the Amway Center, which
hosts major national events, concerts and family shows. Opened in the
fall of 2010, the facility is owned and operated by the City of Orlando
on behalf of the Central Florida community. The Amway Center was
designed to reflect the character of the community, meet the goals of
the users and build on the legacy of sports and entertainment in
Orlando. The building's exterior features a modern blend of glass and
metal materials, along with ever-changing graphics via a monumental wall
along one facade. A 180-foot tall tower serves as a beacon amid the
downtown skyline. The 875,000 square foot, Leadership in Energy and
Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certified building features a
sustainable, environmentally-friendly design and unmatched technology,
including 1,100 digital monitors, the tallest high-definition video
board in an NBA venue and multiple premium amenities available to all
patrons in the building. Amway Center was recently honored with
TheStadiumBusiness Awards' 2013 Customer Experience Award and named SportsBusiness
Journal's 2012 Sports Facility of the Year. For more information
about the Amway Center, visit www.amwaycenter.com.
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