Winning Team Carries Momentum into the 2018 Call of Duty World
League Championship, August 15-19
SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 30, 2018--
After an intense eight-week competition at the MLG Arena in Columbus,
Ohio, Team Kaliber has captured the title of CWL Pro League Stage 2
champion. CWL Pro League Stage 2 Playoffs, presented by PlayStation®4,
is Team Kaliber’s third event victory of the season after capturing top
honors at the CWL Dallas Open and CWL New Orleans Open earlier this year.
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Team Kaliber: Ian "Enable" Wyatt, CWL Pro League Stage 2 MVP Kenny "Kenny" Williams, Lamar "Accuracy" Abedi, and Maurice "Fero" Henriquez (Photo: Business Wire)
For their win at CWL Pro League Stage 2 playoffs, Team Kaliber earn the
majority stake of the $500,000 event prize pool – part of the season’s
overall $4.2 million prize pool – and will carry momentum into this
year’s grand finale. The 2018 Call of Duty World League Championship
kicks off at the MLG Arena from August 15-16 before moving to the
Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, from August 17-19, capping off the
biggest year season ever for the Call of Duty World League.
For his stellar play over the weekend, Kenny "Kenny" Williams was named
ASTRO Gaming MVP of the tournament. “The whole year we’ve been counted
out, and we’ve proven time-and-time again that we can play with the
best,” Kenny said in a post-game interview, citing his team’s third
championship of the season. Kenny also becomes a favorite for the
upcoming SCUF Gaming Team of the Week, which honors top competitors in
the CWL weekly.
Fans from around the world watched Williams and his team hoist the
trophy live on MLG.com/CallofDuty
as well as within the in-game Call of Duty®: WWII theater.
Championship Sunday was also broadcast live on Twitter, on
Team Kaliber will also be memorialized at future CWL events within the G
FUEL Hall of Champions, which celebrates event victories from past
events in CWL history.
Here are the final placements for the CWL Pro League Stage 2 Playoffs:
1st – Team Kaliber
2nd – Rise Nation
3rd – Red Reserve
4th – eUnited
5th/6th – FaZe Clan / Unilad
7th/8th – Echo Fox / OpTic Gaming
The record-setting CWL season ends with the 2018 Call of Duty World
League Championship, August 15-19, with an overall event prize pool of
$1.5 million on the line – as part of the $4.2 million. Pools for the
upcoming championship were
drawn live following Stage 2 playoffs.
The first two days of CWL Champs competition will be broadcast live from
the MLG Arena on August 15-16, before the event moves to the Nationwide
Arena on August 17-19, with tickets available to the public. General
Admission passes are priced at $50 (plus fees and taxes) for the
three-day event and are available while supplies last. Prestige
Experience passes are also available for $180 (plus fees and taxes)
while supplies last and include guaranteed floor seating, a CWL
Championship hoodie, and more. 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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