London, Paris, Birmingham, and Sheffield will Feature Top Tier CWL Action
London, England – 10th January, 2016 – As part of the continued global growth of the CWL, four key European events have been added to the competitive Call of Duty® calendar. The new events include: CWL London (Jan. 28-29) hosted by Gfinity, CWL Paris Open (Feb. 17-19) hosted by ESWC, followed by the CWL Birmingham Open (Apr. 14-16) hosted by Multiplay, and the CWL Sheffield Open (Jun. 24-25) hosted by EGL.
The CWL events in London, Birmingham, and Sheffield will be dedicated to European Call of Duty competition as official stops on the road to the CWL Championship, the biggest stage of the year. In addition to the events specifically for European teams, the CWL Paris Open will offer teams from around the globe the chance to travel to Paris for a shot at their share of the $100,000 prize pool and the all-important CWL Pro Points. CWL Pro Points are the key to qualifying for the CWL Global Pro League beginning in April and the CWL Championship later in 2017.
Details including individual prize pools, number of teams participating, and qualification for each event can be found at CallofDuty.com/CWL
In its inaugural season, the Call of Duty World League saw more than 1,000 teams compete, with the 32 top teams from around the globe making it to the World Championship hosted at Call of Duty® XP, where Team EnVyUs was crowned champion in a thrilling final against the top European team Splyce. Throughout the year, the gripping action and competitive drama captivated fans, who watched more than 1.1 billion minutes of broadcast content with more than 100 million views. The stage is set for a new year of exciting competition as teams from the around the world compete for the ultimate prize of being crowned CWL champion.
More information about the CWL events in Europe, the CWL Global Pro League, and other announcements as they happen can be found at callofduty.com/cwl.
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/esports , tv.majorleaguegaming.com/channel/cwl or follow @CODesports on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
Call of Duty World League, Presented by PlayStation®4 is proud to partner with Major League Gaming as North American tournament operator and broadcast partner for the upcoming season. Through MLG’s proven live streaming capabilities and technology, CWL fans can watch all the Infinite Warfare eSports action on MLG.TV, MLG’s YouTube channel, and in-game (IW PS4) through the Live Event Viewer.
GameBattles is one of the largest cross platform online eSports tournament system with over 10 million registered players. Visit www.mlg.tv/cwlgamebattles for more information and to register. Teams can participate in competitions through the online competition portal GameBattles right now.
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