SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With a massive crowd of Call of Duty esports fans in attendance, 100 Thieves rallied through strong competition to capture the CWL Anaheim Cup, the team’s second major event victory of the 2019 CWL season, presented by PlayStation®4. Gen.G, OpTic Gaming and and FaZe Clan rounded-out the remaining top four placing Pro teams. The thrilling three-day event set at the packed Anaheim Convention Center featured teams from around the world competing in Call of Duty®: Black Ops 4.
100 Thieves took home the championship led by the impressive play of Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat, who was named CWL Anaheim MVP following the team’s victory on Sunday.
Over 100 amateur teams competed for a dedicated prize pool in the CWL Anaheim MTN DEW® AMP® GAME FUEL® Open Bracket. Mindfreak emerged as amateur champions of the event. Both 100 Thieves and Mindfreak have each won back-to-back events; both earning titles the May 2019 major tournament CWL London.
During the event broadcast, the Call of Duty World League announced Los Angeles will be the destination for the 2019 Call of Duty World League Championship. Taking place from August 14-18, 2019, at the UCLA Pauley Pavilion, the final event of the 2019 season will feature 32 teams from around the world as they compete for prizing and a chance to etch their name into the storied Call of Duty World League Championship trophy. All 16 teams in the CWL Pro League will compete at the Championship event, with the remaining 16 teams determined through final placements at the CWL Finals, taking place in Miami from July 19-21, 2019.
CWL Anaheim 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. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is published by Activision®, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI) and developed by Treyarch.
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, including the start date for ticket sales to the 2019 Call of Duty World League Championship. For live broadcasts and Video on Demand, visit MLG.com/CallofDuty and YouTube.com/CODWorldLeague.
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