Call of Duty World League Brings Competitive Season to United Kingdom

The Call of Duty® World League, Presented by PlayStation®4, kicks off today in Birmingham, United Kingdom, as over 140 Call of Duty esports teams from around the world compete for their shot at glory and prizing during this record setting season of the CWL and its $4.2 million overall season-long prize purse. The action gets underway today through this weekend as part of the INSOMNIA62 Gaming Festival by Insomnia.

“We’re off to the best start ever in the history of the CWL. The participation, the gameplay and the competition have been fierce. As this season continues its march toward the CWL Champs, each and every event takes on an epic scale. We can’t wait to see what unfolds this weekend as the CWL comes to the United Kingdom,” said Call of Duty Esports Director Kevin Flynn.

“We are very excited to be hosting stage four of the Call of Duty World League at INSOMNIA62. CWL is getting bigger and better year on year, and we can’t wait to see the fireworks over Easter weekend as we welcome some of the world’s best Call of Duty esports players to the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham,” said Andy Dopson, Head of Esports and Belong, GAME Digital.

CWL Birmingham Open tickets are available online via INSOMNIA62, starting at £26.14 (including taxes and fees) for day tickets and £73.19 (including taxes and fees) for weekend tickets, while supplies last. For ticket and event information, visit Fans can also watch the broadcast action on and Matches will also be available to watch via the in-game Call of Duty®: WWII theater within Headquarters on PlayStation®4.

As an open event of the CWL season, 16 teams have already qualified for the pool bracket play this weekend, as the remaining teams vie for a shot of making it to Championship Sunday and a share of the $200,000 event prize purse. Here are the teams who have already secured their spots:

  • Team Kaliber
  • Luminosity Gaming
  • OpTic Gaming
  • eUnited
  • Rise Nation
  • FaZe Clan
  • Echo Fox
  • Team EnVyUs
  • eRa Eternity
  • Evil Geniuses
  • Red Reserve
  • Splyce
  • Vitality
  • Unilad
  • Mindfreak
  • Epsilon


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