Following numerous leaks regarding the UK based CWL (Call of Duty World League) event this season, full details have finally been confirmed.
When and where?
CWL London is set to take place on May 3rd to 5th at the Copper Box Arena in London, which has a capacity of 7,500. The Copper Box Arena was previously used for the Olympics. The event features Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and will feed into the Call of Duty World League Championship that takes place in August to bring the season to an end.
The top 16 seeded teams from across the world that compete in the Pro League will attend the event and play for their share of a $325,000 prize pool. Unlike past events, teams in the open bracket won’t have a chance to make it into the Championship bracket alongside the pro teams.
Instead, the open bracket will act as its own unique tournament. This open tournament will feature up to 200 teams and has been given its own prize pool of $75,000. There have been mixed emotions surrounding this new format from competitive players, but we will see how everyone truly feels after the event takes place.
Statement from Gfinity
The executive chairman of Gfinity, Garry Cook had this to say following the announcement:
“In May, London will become the focus of the gaming world. Gfinity is going to put on a show and deliver an experience that will excite the global Call of Duty esports community.”
CWL London marks Gfinity’s return to the Call of Duty scene after they stopped hosting events in the pro series back in 2016. Following the success, the CWL seen in Birmingham last year, Garry Cook understands the potential for a great event:
“We know the players and fans and the passion they will bring to the Copper Box Arena. London is in for a treat”.