Early Season Leaders Come to Columbus, Ohio, to Claim Bragging
Rights and Become Instant Contender in Record Setting CWL Season
SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 6, 2018--
The biggest season yet in the Call of Duty World League enters its first
stage finals as the top eight teams from the CWL Pro League Stage 1 will
face-off starting today. At stake is the winner’s share of a $500,000
event prize pool and the role of early season favorite in the record
setting 2018 season of the CWL, which features a $4.2 million total
prize purse. Taking place at the MLG Arena in Columbus, Ohio, the CWL
Pro League Stage 1 Playoffs, Presented by PlayStation®4, will see top
teams from North America and Europe compete in Call of Duty®: WWII
on PlayStation®4 from today through Sunday, April 8.
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"The best teams in Call of Duty esports so far this season have set
themselves apart from the rest of the competition and finally, after
eight intense weeks of matches are ready to come together to decide not
only who’s the champion for Stage 1 of the CWL Pro League, but also
who’s the team to beat going forward this year," said Call of Duty
Esports Director, Kevin Flynn.
The eight teams competing at the CWL Pro League Stage 1 playoffs are:
Teams bound for the CWL Pro League Stage 1 playoffs are immediately
qualified to compete in the CWL Pro League Stage 2 series, beginning May
15 and running until July 29 at the MLG Arena in Columbus. Fifth and
sixth seeded teams from each Division of the Stage 1 series, which did
not qualify for this weekend’s playoffs, will also move on to compete at
the Stage 2 series. Moving onto Stage 2 is an important step for teams
in this year’s Call of Duty World League season, as all sixteen teams
will be guaranteed a spot at the 2018 CWL Championship later this summer.
Fans can tune into all of the broadcast action on MLG.com/CallofDuty
Matches will also be available to watch via the in-game Call of
Duty®: WWII theater within Headquarters on PlayStation®4.
Tickets to cheer on teams competing at the CWL Pro League Stage 1
Playoffs have already sold out.
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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