SANTA MONICA, Calif. – June 15, 2018 – The Call of Duty® World League, Presented by PlayStation®4, returns to the Anaheim Convention Center for the final Global Open Event of the Call of Duty®: WWII season. From June 15-17, teams from around the world will compete on PlayStation 4 for a chance to battle on championship Sunday, and $200,000 in event pool prizing, as part of the CWL’s biggest season yet featuring a total prize purse of $4.2 million.
Anaheim will also host the Call of Duty™ Endowment CWL All-Star game as voted by fans, featuring eight players from each of the top teams currently competing at the CWL Pro League Stage 2. As part of the All-Star game celebration, the Call of Duty World League will make a $10,000 donation on behalf of the winning team to the Call of Duty Endowment, the official charity of the CWL, whose aim is to combat veteran unemployment and underemployment by helping veterans find high-quality jobs after their service.
“We are thankful to CWL for their invaluable partnership, which only continues to grow,” said Dan Goldenberg, Executive Director of the Call of Duty Endowment. “Their efforts and donations allow the Endowment to help many veterans find high-quality careers, which can be life-altering as they transition back into civilian life. We want to thank CWL for their continued support, without which we would not be on track to meet our goal of placing 50,000 veterans into meaningful employment by the end of 2019.”
CWL Anaheim Open tickets are available now in multiple varieties, while supplies last. 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) Prestige Pass is also available and includes an event t-shirt, event jacket, one-hour early entrance to the venue, access to the Prestige Lounge and more. For tickets, visit MLG.com/CWLAnaheim.
The top sixteen Call of Duty esports teams currently competing in the CWL Pro League Stage 2 have secured their spot for pool play competition. Four teams from the open bracket will move into pool play for a chance to compete for a share of the CWL Anaheim prize pool.
The sixteen pool play teams are:
- FaZe Clan
- Team Kaliber
- Red Reserve
- Team EnVyUs
- Echo Fox
- Evil Geniuses
- OpTic Gaming
- Luminosity Gaming
- Rise Nation
- Tainted Minds