CWL London Preview

CWL London Preview

The third event in the Black Ops 4 Call of Duty World League takes place this upcoming weekend in London. CWL London is being held in the Copper Box Arena from May 3rd-5th.

Event Format

Following the trend that the Call of Duty World League created this season, London will technically compose of two events. There is pool play and bracket play for pro leagues teams, with a $325,000 prize pool up for grabs.

They will also be hosting an Open Event in London. This is where 128 teams will be battling it out in a double elimination bracket for their share of a $75,000 prize pool. Meaning the total prize pool for London is a whopping $400,000.

Pro Tournament Format

  • Pool Play
    • 4 pools of 4 teams
    • Round Robin
    • Best of 5 Series
    • Top 2 teams in each pool are placed in Championship Bracket Winner’s Round 1
    • Bottom 2 teams in each pool are placed in Championship Bracket Loser’s Round 1
  • Championship Bracket
    • Double Elimination
    • Best of 5 Series

Open Tournament Format

  • Double Elimination
  • Best of 3 Series
  • Best of 5 Series from Top 16 rounds

Pro Tournament Favourites

Luminosity Gaming will walk into this event as early favourites due to their success at CWL Fort Worth in March. However, with them being stuck in a pool alongside Gen.G and Splyce, a slow start could prove to be their downfall.

After finally finding the form everyone expected them to have, 100 Thieves finally back up their claims of being favourites. Finishing top of their league division after a couple of hiccups early on, including a 3-0 victory over rivals Optic.

Open Tournament Favourites

With their being 128 teams competing, it’s hard to pinpoint exactly who’s going to come out on top. Despite this, there are a couple of teams you should keep an eye on. Black Claw eSports, a young Spanish roster with many prospects on their team are looking to make their breakthrough.

Team Dqvee used to be known as Lightning Pandas. Following the organisation closure, they head into this event without an organisation backing them. They’ve been putting in some serious shifts online and will look to replicate this in London.

Finally, we have Big D and Big Knee. This roster consists of former Excelerate and UYU players, alongside newer faces. They won the North American National Qualifier without losing a single map.

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