The 32 teams competing in Call of Duty’s World Championships have been finalised with the last of the teams locking in their positions this past weekend. Touted as the biggest Call of Duty tournament in history each of the representatives will be playing for a slice of the $2 million (USD) prize pool at Call of Duty XP this September in Los Angeles.
Team Kalibur, compLexity, Team eLevate, Team Allegiance, Cloud9, Pnda Gaming, Corn, Apotheon eSports, Most Wanted, and Livin the Dream were the ten teams recently qualified. Along with the 22 other qualified teams from North America, Europe, and Australia/New Zealand, they have been drawn into eight groups which will compete in round-robin play. The top two from each group will then advance to the double elimination knockout stage.
Rob Kostich, executive vice president and general manager of Call of Duty said, “Call of Duty XP is the perfect finale to the debut season of the Call of Duty World League, where fans have already shown incredible support throughout the year as they’ve watched more than one billion minutes of Call of Duty competitive gameplay so far.”
The World Championship will act as the finale to their inaugural year-long competitive season of the Call of Duty World League. The league was announced along with its $3.5 million prize pool to the support the launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 which released worldwide November 6th last year.
Call of Duty XP will be running over three days, from September 2nd to 4th and the World Championship will be viewable on various streaming platforms including MLG.TV and in-game through the Live Event Viewer on PS4 who are partners for the event.