The top 32 teams in the world will battle to become number one at the seventh annual Call of Duty Championship. Here is all you need to know about the biggest event of the 2019 CWL season:
The unmissable action begins on Wednesday 14th September at the Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, California. One of the teams above will be crowned World Champions on Sunday 18th after 5 days of non-stop Call of Duty action.
Each pool is made up of two CWL Pro League teams and two teams who qualified at CWL Amateur Finals. The first couple of days will be a round-robin format, where the top two teams from each group will qualify for the knockout stage.
The knockout stage will take place on the following three days in a double-elimination format, where teams will have two chances to advance to the Grand Finals on Sunday. A grand total of $2,000,000 is up for grabs with 1st place receiving $800,000. CWL Finals winners, eUnited, are the bookies favourites heading into the tournament with Nadeshot’s 100 Thieves close behind.
However, not all is well in the competitive scene. Call of Duty is renowned for dropping a game update right before a tournament. The community is yet again up in arms as a new update was recently released with a major change to the character’s sliding ability.
Whilst some players have taken a liking to the update, others were not too impressed. Captain of Team Envy, Patrick “Aches” Price was surprised by the sudden change, branding it “comedy”:
It will be interesting to see how this update will affect certain players and teams in the final tournament of the year. Will there be a huge upset or can eUnited live up to their expectation? At the CWL Championship, anything can happen.
How can I watch the CWL Championship 2019?
Matches begin on Wednesday 14th September at the Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, California. All five days of action will be broadcast live on twitch.tv/CallofDuty and MLG.com. You can also watch it via the in-game viewer on Call of Duty Black Ops 4 (PS4 only).
Tickets for the event are on sale now on the MLG Website. These tickets will undoubtedly sell out fast so get your hands on a pair, head down to the arena and cheer on your favourite team.