All Eyes Now Focus on CWL Anaheim on June 16-18 and CWL Stage 2,
Beginning June 30
COLUMBUS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
This weekend, the culmination of weeks of thrilling Call of Duty World
League competition concluded with Splyce, the lone European
representative, capturing top honors for the first time on North
American soil at the CWL Global Pro League Stage 1 Playoffs. Over three
days, eight of the top teams from CWL Global Pro League Stage 1 battled
to determine the winner in a double elimination tournament.
After all top seeds from each group fell to the Loser Bracket following
Day One of competition, it was ultimately Splyce and Luminosity battling
for the lion's share of the Global Pro League Stage 1 $700,000 prize
"Splyce came into the weekend as the sole representative of any teams
outside of North America and they showed up in a massive way, striking
early and refusing to slow down," MLG Call of Duty play-by-play caster
Chris Puckett said of the Grand Finals winner. "In the Grand Finals, it
was a superstar show from all four Splyce pros - including team newcomer
Trei ‘Zer0' Morris, who captured MVP honors."
Here are the final rankings for the CWL Stage 1 Playoffs:
1st - Splyce
2nd - Luminosity
3rd - FaZe Clan
4th - OpTic Gaming
5th/6th - eUnited
5th/6th - Enigma6
7th/8th - Evil Geniuses
7th/8th - Team EnVyUs
The top 12 teams from Stage 1 will qualify for CWL Global Pro League
Stage 2, which begins June 30. Beginning June 15 and continuing through
the CWL Anaheim Open (June 16 - 18), the last-place team from each group
of Stage 1 will try to re-earn their spot in the CWL Global Pro League
Stage 2 series via a Relegation Tournament against the top teams, based
on CWL Pro Points for teams not already in the Global Pro League. One
team each from APAC and Europe will join two North American teams to
compete for the opportunity to play against the bottom Stage 1 teams.
The top four teams from Relegation will be placed in CWL Global Pro
League Stage 2. All Stage 2 teams also secure a spot in the 2017 CWL
Championships, taking place in Orlando, FL., August 9 - 13.
For teams that are not participating in Stage 2, the Last Chance
Qualifiers (LCQ) will give them the opportunity to compete for placement
at the 2017 CWL Championships. Each region will have its own LCQ event,
taking place as follows:
EU: Runs July 1-3 at the Gfinity Arena in London. The top 16 teams
from Europe based on CWL Pro Points will battle it out, and the top
six teams from the event will go to the CWL Championships. Roster lock
deadline is June 26th. EU players can register here.
APAC: Runs July 7-9 in Melbourne, Australia. The top 16 teams from the
Asia/Pacific region based on CWL Pro Points will compete, and the top
two teams will head to the CWL Championships. Roster lock deadline is
June 26th. APAC players can register here.
NA: Set for July 25 at the MLG Arena in Columbus, Ohio, where the top
16 North American teams based on CWL Pro Points will compete for a
chance to be one of the eight teams sent to the CWL Championships from
this qualifier. Roster lock deadline is July 10th. NA
players can register here.
Be sure to check out https://www.callofduty.com/esports
and follow @CODWorldLeague on Twitter
for the latest CWL updates.
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,
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