As a brand-new season for the Call of Duty World League Presented by PlayStation 4 gets off to an explosive start this year, there are a bevy of key events taking place in Europe that we wanted to share with you. These new events are part of the continued global growth of the Call of Duty World League, and will provide the perfect stage to showcase European teams and players as they battle throughout the season.

The London, Birmingham and Sheffield events will be dedicated to European Call of Duty teams, while the CWL Paris Open will give teams around the world a shot at the $100,000 prize pool and all-important CWL Pro Points. CWL Pro Points are the key to qualifying for the CWL Global Pro League beginning in April and for the CWL Championship later in 2017.

EVENTS

CWL London

Hosted by Gfinity
When: January 27-29
Where: Gfinity Arena, London
Teams: 16

All teams will receive support for travel and accommodation.

EU Teams will qualify and be invited based on total CWL Pro Points as of 1/16 at 8am GMT.

EU teams only.


Rosters will need to be submitted by 11:59pm GMT on 1/16 to leagueops@gfinity.net and include the MLG Gamebattles Usernames of all 4 players.

5,000 CWL Pro Points per player for the winning team.

Prize Pool: $25,000

CWL Paris Open

Hosted by ESWC as part of ESWC Winter 2017
When: February 17-19
Where: Porte de Versailles, Paris
Teams: up to 96

Top 8 EU teams based on total CWL Pro Points as of 9:00am CET on 2/6 will receive support for travel and accommodation.

Team passes will be available for purchase.

Open to teams from EU, NA and APAC.

Pool play teams to be confirmed 9:00am CET on 2/6.

Rosters will need to be submitted for seeding by 11:59pm CET on 2/14.

12 teams will start in Pool Play with 4 spots available for teams qualifying from the Open Bracket. 8 European teams will earn Pool Play spots based on Pro Points, up to 4 Pool Play spots will be available for teams from North America.

10,000 CWL Pro Points per player for the winning team.

Prize Pool: $100,000.

CWL Birmingham Open

Hosted by Multiplay as part of Insomnia 60
When: April 14-16
Where: The National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham
Teams: up to 96

Top 8 EU teams based on total CWL Pro Points as of 8:00am BST on 3/27 will receive support for travel and accommodation

Team passes will be available for purchase.

EU teams only.

Pool play teams to be confirmed 8:00am BST 3/27.

Rosters will need to be submitted for seeding by 11:59pm BST on 4/4.

12 teams will start in Pool Play with 4 spots available for teams qualifying from the Open Bracket .
10,000 CWL Pro Points per player for the winning team.

Prize Pool: $50,000

CWL Sheffield Open

Hosted by European Gaming League as part of EGL 16

When: June 24-25
Where: Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheffield

Teams: up to 64

Top 8 EU teams based on total CWL Pro Points as of 8:00am BST on 6/12 will receive support for travel and accommodation.

Open passes will be available for purchase.

EU teams only.

Pool teams to be confirmed 8:00am BST 6/12.

Rosters will need to be submitted for seeding by 11:59pm BST on 6/20.

12 teams will start in Pool Play with 4 spots available for teams qualifying from the Open Bracket.
10,000 CWL Pro Points per player for the winning team.

Prize Pool: $25,000

CWL on GameBattles

One of the great things about the Call of Duty World League is that players of all skill levels can compete and hone their skills throughout the year through CWL GameBattles in the hopes of working their way up through the ranks to receive invitations to regional events, and to possibly compete on the biggest Call of Duty stage in the world at the Call of Duty World League Championship.

Players can begin their Call of Duty esports journey by taking part in free CWL GameBattles tournaments where they can compete across all three regions. Playing in CWL GameBattles Tournaments will earn you CWL Pro Points, which will provide invitations to CWL event pools for the best of the best, or high seeding at CWL Open events for the amateur players that make it to the next tier.

Click the link for your region below to find out more:

NA Leaderboard

EU Leaderboard

APAC Leaderboard

In addition to the CWL Tournaments, players can also take part in the CWL Ladders. These Ladders will take place throughout the year, and players can continue to challenge each other for the top spot throughout the season.

Ladders will also play a role where seeding is determined by your CWL Pro Points for LAN events and qualification for the CWL Global Pro League.

We’ll have more details to share for each of the events in the coming weeks, and keep in mind that dates and locations are subject to change. We are extremely excited to bring these events to Europe as part of the latest season of the Call of Duty World League, and we cannot wait to see what lies ahead!

For more intel about Call of Duty World League, be sure to visit CallofDuty.com/esports and follow @CallofDuty and @CODWorldLeague on Twitter.