The Stage 1 Finals come to Europe this weekend in the Call of Duty World League Pro Division, Presented by PlayStation 4. Live from the ESL Studios in Cologne, Germany, Europe's best Call of Duty teams will compete in three days of intense action to decide a $200,000 prize pool and four Pro Division spots in Stage 2.
The action begins Friday 25 March with Stage 1 Relegation. The bottom four teams from Stage 1 will have to re-qualify for Stage 2 with a match against a top Challenge Division team. These four Challenge Division teams have proven themselves to be the top amateur teams in the region, and will be hungry for their opportunity to join Europe's Pro Division.
Challenge Division teams: Exertus eSports, FAB Games eSports, Rampage Tempo, Supremacy
Here is the schedule for European Stage 1 Relegation:
Friday 25 March:
11am CET - PuLse Gaming vs Exertus eSports
~2pm CET - Team-LDLC vs Rampage Tempo
~5pm CET - Giants Gaming vs FAB Games eSports
~8pm CET - Team Vitality vs Supremacy
Then on Saturday 26 March and Sunday 27 March, the top six European teams will do battle for the lion's share of $200,000. Team Infused and Millenium have earned a bye due to their Stage 1 records, but that only means they'll have to play the best of four hungry teams looking to cause an upset.
Here is the schedule for the European Stage 1 Playoffs:
Saturday 26 March:
Sunday 27 March:
2pm CEST - #1 Team Infused vs (Winner of Splyce/exceL eSports)
~5pm CEST - #2 Millenium vs (Winner of Epsilon eSports/TCM Gaming)
~8pm CEST - Grand Finals
Spectator passes for the weekend's events are sold out, however fans from around the world can watch all of the matches streamed live right here at callofduty.com/CWL. Guiding viewers through the action all weekend long will be a talented broadcast team:
Presenter: Oliver "OJ Borg" D'Anastasi
Desk host: Alex “Machine” Richardson
Analyst: Giorgio “Pow3R” Calandrelli
Interviewer: Soe “Soembie” Gschwind-Penski
Commentators: Phil “Momo” Whitfield, Clint “Maven” Evans, Alan “Bricey” Brice, Jonas “Oxygen” Ferry
Tune-in to the conclusion of European Pro Division Stage 1 with the Stage 1 Relegation and Playoffs this weekend!
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