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CWL Championship Preview


5 August 2017 16:36

Orlando, Florida, will play host to the biggest Call of Duty Tournament of the year when the Call of Duty World League reaches its climax at the CWL Championship. 32 teams will battle it out for the title, with 16 teams progressing from the group stage into a double elimination bracket.

Since the first event of the season in December 2016, pretty much everything has changed. We have seen numerous teams declared the best in the world, some teams replace their entire rosters and over $2.5million in prize money given out. Tournaments have been held all over the world, from Las Vegas to Sydney, but none of them matter when Orlando comes around with its $1.5million prize pool.

Take a look at the 32 teams set to feature come August 9th:

Group A

  • Optic Gaming
  • Epsilon eSports
  • Echo Fox
  • 3Sup

Group B

  • Team EnVyUs
  • Elevate
  • Projekt Evil
  • Mindfreak Black

Group C

  • eUinted
  • Mindfreak
  • Team Infused
  • Lethal Gaming

Group D

  • Luminosity
  • Rise Nation
  • Supremacy
  • Team Vitality

Group E

  • Faze Clan
  • Red Reserve
  • Allegiance
  • Era Eternity

Group F

  • Fnatic
  • Evil Geniuses
  • Str8 Rippin
  • Tainted Minds

Group G

  • Splyce
  • Ghost Gaming
  • Millenium
  • Team Kaliber

Group H

  • Enigma6
  • Cloud9
  • Team MRN Black
  • Rogue

Team OpTic Gaming are the hot team to watch coming into the tournament after winning the CWL Global Pro League: Stage 2 just a few weeks ago. The victory will be all the sweeter after they beat team EnVyUs in the final, and add the trophy to their cabinet that already contains wins from Dallas and Paris earlier this season. Team EnVyUs will consider this year a disappointment after not having an overall CWL win, but how good would it be for them to overcome rivals Optic Gaming in another ‘eClasico’ instalment on the biggest stage of all?

Elsewhere Luminosity and eUnited will be teams to keep an eye on after they both took series wins this year at Atlanta and Anaheim respectively, whilst MindFreak dominated the APAC scene at CWL Sydney 1 and 2 and will want to take that step up from continental talent to world champions. Faze Clan, Fnatic, Splyce and Cloud9 could all also cause some upsets after having some wins and some runner up positions earlier this season.

With four solid days of competition running from 9th August to the 13th August, there will be plenty of action for fans to tune in on and cheer on their favourite team.

 

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Updated on: 2017-08-07

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