SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--American squad 100 Thieves concluded the third major event of the 2019 Call of Duty® World League season, Presented by PlayStation® 4, earning the title of CWL London Cup champion. With thousands of live spectators eager to cheer on the competing teams in the biggest Call of Duty® esports event in Europe, 100 Thieves battled against the top professional teams from the CWL Pro League to claim the victory. In collaboration with event organizer Gfinity, CWL London delivered a thrilling three-day competition held at London’s Copper Box Arena. American teams eUnited, OpTic Gaming and Team Envy rounded-out the remaining top four placing Pro teams.
100 Thieves takes home the gold for the first time this season thanks in part to team chemistry and strategic moves from power player Sam “Octane” Larew, who was also named CWL London Cup MVP following the team’s victory.
Over 90 teams competed for a dedicated prize pool in the CWL London MTN DEW® AMP® GAME FUEL® Open Bracket, which is a new tournament structure from the Call of Duty World League designed to give amateur hopefuls their own platform of competition. In the end, Australia’s Mindfreak emerged on top and captured the amateur CWL London MTN DEW® AMP® GAME FUEL® Open Bracket title.
Call of Duty World League action continues May 13 when Division A of the CWL Pro League competes from the MLG Arena, as part of the ongoing regular season. The next major stop of the 2019 Call of Duty World League season is CWL Anaheim, beginning June 14, where teams will look to establish their footholds in the standings as the season drives closer to the CWL Finals this July.
During the event broadcast, Call of Duty World League revealed Miami would be the destination for the CWL Finals, from July 19-21. Taking place at the Miami Beach Convention Center, the first-ever CWL Finals combines both CWL Pro League playoffs as well as the last dedicated amateur tournament of the season. The top 16 amateur teams from CWL Finals will qualify for the 2019 Call of Duty World League Championship, taking place later this year. The 32-team competition will also feature all 16 teams in the CWL Pro League.
CWL London action was streamed live to fans worldwide on MLG.com/CallofDuty and Twitch.tv/CallofDuty, as well as, in the live event viewer center within Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 exclusively on PlayStation4.
Visit CallofDuty.com/esports and follow the Call of Duty World League on Twitter and Instagram for more information and the latest updates related to the CWL. For live broadcasts and Video on Demand, visit MLG.com/CallofDuty and YouTube.com/CODWorldLeague.
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