The Call of Duty World League Presented by PlayStation 4 (CWL) continues the 2017 season as the Call of Duty competition heads to Atlanta for a share of a $200,000 prize pool and one more important step toward the CWL Championship. Starting today, the world’s best, including talented European teams, will face off at the CWL Atlanta Open, hosted by MLG, 10th-12th February at Georgia World Congress Centre in Atlanta, GA.
Today will feature the beginning of competition and more than 160 expected teams in the open bracket, one of the largest Call of Duty open brackets ever. The additional 16 teams in Championship pool play will feature the top teams from North America and Europe based on CWL Pro Points. The event will allow the top open bracket teams to move on toward Championship Pool play. On Sunday, the final teams will compete for the coveted title of CWL Atlanta Open Champion and their share of the $200,000 prize pool.
Championship pool play will feature major teams from around the world battling for the top prize. Rise Nation, winners of the CWL Open at MLG Vegas in December will be the overall favourites against Orbit, recent winners of CWL London, and Team EnVyUs, winners of the 2016 CWL Championship at Call of Duty XP.
The CWL Atlanta Open marks the second North American LAN event for this season of the CWL. In addition to competing for the event prize pool, teams will also compete for coveted CWL Pro Points. These points will determine who takes part in the inaugural CWL Global Pro League taking place live at the MLG Arena in Columbus, Ohio, beginning in April, with an eye toward eventually qualifying for the CWL Championship later this year.
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, MLG.tv will help to deliver the CWL Atlanta event across a number of platforms including in-game via Infinite Warfare PS4 through the in game video player, mlg.tv/callofduty, twitch.tv/mlg, youtube.com/mlg and facebook.com/mlgpro.