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Published on January 12th, 2018 | by gareth

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Call Of Duty: World League Goes To New Orleans

TEAM KALIBER CROWNED CHAMPION OF THE CWL NEW ORLEANS OPEN

 

Event Standings Help Determine Sixteen Qualifying Teams to Compete at the

CWL Pro League at the MLG Arena, Beginning January 23

 

Next CWL Open Event Returns to Atlanta, March 9 – 11

 

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – January 15, 2018 – The CWL New Orleans Open, presented by PlayStation®4, concluded with Team Kaliber claiming top prize after a fiercely competitive tournament in Call of Duty®: WWII. Teams Luminosity Gaming, Rise Nation and Red Reserve rounded out the top four spots at the end of the three-day competition taking place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

 

CWL New Orleans Open Champions Team Kaliber claimed the largest piece of the event’s $200,000 prize pool, as part of the new season’s $4.2 million prize pool, the largest in Call of Duty esports history. This was Team Kaliber’s second CWL Global Open championship of the season, previously winning the CWL Dallas Open in December 2017.

 

“Winning back-to-back events means the world to us. A lot of people doubted us, even after our Championship win at CWL Dallas, and I’m glad we could prove them all wrong,” said CWL New Orleans Open MVP, Martin ‘Chino’ Chino. “I’m really proud of us but being as good as we are I feel like we can keep improving. We want to stay at the top and the next challenge is the CWL Pro League and then CWL Atlanta in March.”

 

Teams from North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region competed in the enormous open bracket during the event for a chance at being crowned champion on Sunday. Fans watched the event over the weekend in front of live fans, online at MLG.com/CallofDuty and via the in-game Call of Duty®: WWII Headquarters Theater.

 

Here are the final rankings for the CWL New Orleans Open:

 

  • 1st – Team Kaliber
  • 2nd – Luminosity Gaming
  • 3rd – Rise Nation
  • 4th – Red Reserve
  • 5th/6th – Echo Fox / eUnited
  • 7th/8th – Evil Geniuses / FaZe Clan

 

Based on CWL Pro Points accrued throughout the season and ending with the CWL New Orleans Open, the top 16 teams to enter Stage 1 of the CWL Pro League – a multi-stage tournament series featuring teams from No­rth America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region – will begin competing at the MLG Arena in Columbus, Ohio, on January 23.

 

The season continues with the next open event of the season, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta on March 9 – 11, 2018.

 

CWL Atlanta Open tickets are available now in multiple varieties. General admission passes for the event are available for $59.99 (plus applicable fees and taxes). A Premium Pass for the event is also available for $89.99 (plus applicable fees and taxes) and includes an event t-shirt and one month of MLG GameBattles Premium. A $299.99 (plus applicable fees and taxes) VIP ticket is also available and includes an event t-shirt, event jacket, one-hour early entrance to the venue, access to the VIP Lounge and more. For tickets, visit MLG.com/CWLAtlanta.

 

Visit CallofDuty.com/esports and follow the Call of Duty World League on Twitter and Instagram for the latest CWL updates. For live broadcasts and Video on Demand, visit MLG.com/CallofDuty.

This should be a fun event.

CALL OF DUTY WORLD LEAGUE TAKES OVER NEW ORLEANS
City Hosts Second Open Event of the Season for
Call of Duty World League, Presented by Playstation®4
Teams from North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific Region to Contend for
$200,000 Event Prize Pool as Part of $4.2 Million CWL Season Prize Purse
Qualifications for Upcoming CWL Pro League Starting
Later this Month also at Stake
SANTA MONICA, Calif. – January 12, 2018 – The second open tournament of the 2018 Call of Duty World League season, presented by PlayStation®4, gets underway today through Sunday (January 12 – 14) at the CWL New Orleans Open. Call of Duty® esports teams from around the world, including teams from North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region (APAC), will visit the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans to battle for the open event championship and a share of the event prize pool as part of the CWL largest season long prize purse in league history, topping $4.2 million.
The top four teams from the open winners’ bracket will join pool play tomorrow. Those winning teams will then move on to compete on Sunday in the championship bracket, for a $200,000 event prize pool and the title of CWL New Orleans Open Champion.
“This season of the CWL already has seen tremendous growth, matching last season’s overall number of online participants in the first month of the new season. We cannot wait for the action to begin this weekend with our visit to New Orleans,” said Call of Duty Esports Director, Kevin Flynn. “CWL New Orleans is an important event for the overall 2018 Call of Duty World League season. In addition to the prize purse at stake, the results at this open event also will help determine the teams we see during our CWL Pro League series, which begins later this month.”
CWL Dallas Open Champion Team Kaliber will be the team to watch, as it attempts to take its second championship of the season against fierce competition.
Results at CWL New Orleans Open will help determine sixteen qualifying teams for the CWL Pro League, a nine-week tournament series at the MLG Arena in Columbus, Ohio, beginning January 23. The second-ever CWL Pro League offers a $200,000 prize pool for teams that qualify for the series and the ability to earn a spot in the Stage 1 playoff series, which carries a $500,000 event prize pool.
CWL New Orleans Open tickets are available in multiple varieties. General admission passes for the event are available for $59.99 (plus applicable fees and taxes). A Premium Pass for the event is also available for $89.99 (plus applicable fees and taxes) and includes an event t-shirt and one month of MLG GameBattles Premium. A $299.99 (plus applicable fees and taxes) VIP ticket is also available and includes an event t-shirt, event jacket, one-hour early entrance to the venue, access to the VIP Lounge and more. For tickets, visit MLG.com/CWLNOLA.
Visit CallofDuty.com/esports and follow the Call of Duty World League on Twitter and Instagram for the latest CWL updates. For live broadcasts and Video on Demand, visit MLG.com/CallofDuty.

 


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