The ultimate finale to the record-setting season of the Call of Duty® World League, Presented by PlayStation®4, kicks off today when the top teams in Call of Duty® Esports begin in their quest to be crowned the 2018 Call of Duty World League Champion.
The five-day competition featuring Call of Duty®: WWII begins at the MLG Arena August 15 – 16, before moving to the Nationwide Arena this weekend August 17 – 19, for the final elimination rounds and championship match.
Throughout the season, teams have been competing to earn a spot in the biggest event in competitive Call of Duty, with teams from around the world vying for a Championship ring and their share of the event’s $1.5 million in prizing as part of the $4.2 million season long purse.
“The 2018 Call of Duty World League Championship is the culmination of an unbelievably competitive season,” said Adam Apicella, Vice President, Event Operations, Activision Blizzard Esports Leagues. “This year has been a record-setting season for the CWL, which has seen online and offline participation grow, while viewership has topped last year. And it all comes down to this, let’s see who is the best Call of Duty Esports squad in the world.”
The 2018 CWL season has been led thus far by Team Kaliber and Rise Nation each capturing three event victories securing their roles as potential favourites for this weekend’s finale.
Here are the groups for the 2018 Call of Duty World League Championship:
|GROUP A||GROUP B||GROUP C||GROUP D|
|Team Kaliber||Rise Nation||Red Reserve||eUnited|
|Epsilon Esports||Tainted Minds||Mindfreak||Splyce|
|Team Heretics||Lethal Gaming||Ghost Gaming||EZG Esports|
|Lightning Pandas||Brash||ZoneGG||Team Sween|
|GROUP E||GROUP F||GROUP G||GROUP H|
|FaZe Clan||Unilad||Echo Fox||OpTic Gaming|
|Complexity||Team Envy||Luminosity||Evil Geniuses|
|Morituri Esports||Mentality Esports||Havok Esports||Supremacy|
The first two days of competition will see teams compete to determine the top two squads in each group. The top 16 teams from the Group Stage moves to a double-elimination format before a champion is crowned Sunday evening.
Tickets for the event are available, while supplies last, for the Nationwide Arena, August 17 – 19. General admission tickets are available for $50.00 (plus fees and taxes, while supplies last) and include entry to all three days of the event at the Nationwide Arena. A Prestige Experience ticket is available for $180.00 (plus fees and taxes, while supplies last) and includes three-day entry, guaranteed floor seating, a Call of Duty® Championship Prestige Hoodie, and access to the Prestige Lounge on the show floor level. Tickets are available at MLG.com/CWLChamps.
The event will be broadcast in its entirety from August 15-19 on MLG.com/CallofDuty, Twitch.tv/CallofDuty and via the in-game Call of Duty®: WWII Theatre on PlayStation®4. Championship Sunday will be broadcast on Twitter via @CODWorldLeague.