Final 30 Teams are Determined for Call of Duty World League Pro
Division Presented by PlayStation®4
Over 800 Teams Competed for Chance to Play for More Than $3 Million
in Cash Prizes in Call of Duty: Black Ops III in 2016
SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–After intense days of regional competitions worldwide, 30 teams from
around the globe have successfully secured a coveted spot in the first
ever Call of Duty™ World League (CWL) Pro Division presented by
PlayStation®4. More than 800 professional Call of Duty™ eSports teams
across North America, Europe, and Australia/New Zealand competed last
week for the chance to join the premier Call of Duty eSports circuit.
These teams will spend the coming year competing for more than $3
million in cash prizes playing Call of Duty®: Black Ops III,
culminating with the Call of Duty Championship Presented by PlayStation
4 in the fall of 2016.
In the North American LAN qualifier, sixteen competed live for eight
spots in the CWL Pro Division. The teams were seeded into four groups,
with the top two performing teams from each group qualifying into the
CWL Pro Division. Team EnVyUs was the only team worldwide to sweep every
match, finishing with a perfect 6-0 record to lock in its Pro Division
spot. Other North American CWL Pro Division qualifying teams include:
OpTic Gaming, Apotheon Esports, Rise Nation, Team eLevate, Team Kaliber,
FaZe Clan and compLexity Gaming.
Once the LAN qualifiers were complete, players from all over North
America fought it out online in a week long tournament that included
more than 460 teams. After hard fought matches, Counter Logic Gaming,
Luminosity Gaming, Dream Team, and Question Mark all secured their spots
as part of the first stage of the inaugural season.
Of the eight European CWL Pro Division teams that competed in the
regional finals, the team that finished with the best record hailed from
the UK and Ireland, Millenium, who closed with an impressive 6-1 series
overall event. Other European Call of Duty World League Pro Division
qualifying teams include: Epsilon eSports (UK), Team Infused (UK) and
In European online competition more than 350 teams across 19 countries
battled for the six open spots in the CWL Pro Division. Three French
teams, Team Vitality, Team Spartan and PuLse Gaming, UK teams of excel
and NGZB, and Giants Gaming from Spain each played at least six matches
against top European teams to secure their spots in the CWL Pro Division.
The action continued in Sydney as teams from the Australia/New Zealand
region faced off on LAN. Fan favorites were bested in some early drama
in the Australia/New Zealand CWL Pro Division. Newcomer Skyfire topped
perennial Call of Duty Championship top placer Mindfreak in an early 3-2
victory with both teams eventually qualifying based on final standings.
Other Australia/New Zealand CWL Pro Division qualifying teams include:
Tainted Minds and Team Immunity.
Four spots were still available in the ANZ online qualifier. Fighting
through four rounds of matches, Nv, Fast as boii, OrbitGG, and newcomer
Pure N3gs all qualified to move on and go for a share of the Stage 1
With incredible Call of Duty: Black Ops III action taking
center stage during the qualifying events and online qualifiers, it is
creating a great foundation leading into the CWL Pro Division which will
be begin on January 5.
For the more information about the Call of Duty World League Pro
Division Presented by PlayStation 4, to see live matches, and meet all
the teams check out CallofDuty.com/esports, and follow
Twitter for the latest coverage and news.
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