Gfinity will be hosting Call of Duty World League (CWL) London in May, as well as a separate amateur tournament for up-and-coming teams.
This confirms the leak that London would be hosting a CWL event this year.
CWL London will take place at the 7,500 capacity Copper Box Arena in London from May 3rd to 5th 2019.
The event, featuring Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, feeds into the Call of Duty World League Championship which takes place in August 2019.
It will see 16 of the top CWL pro teams competing for a share of the $325,000 prize pool.
As well as this, there will be an amateur open tournament, which will feature up to 200 teams and has its own $75,000 pool. It costs £295 for a team to enter here. Info around individual spectator tickets will be released soon.
The Call of Duty World League, Presented by PlayStation 4, has transitioned into a 5v5 format with zero region restrictions for LAN tournaments.
The season launched in December 2018 in Las Vegas with OpTic Gaming coming out on top. The event saw opening weekend records as highest viewed CWL open event in history, number of competitors and overall social engagement, according to Activision internal data.
“Gfinity is going to put on a show and deliver an experience that will excite the global Call of Duty esports community.”
Garry Cook, Gfinity
Gfinity executive chairman Garry Cook said: “In May, London will become the focus of the gaming world. Gfinity is going to put on a show and deliver an experience that will excite the global Call of Duty esports community.
“We know the players and fans and the passion they will bring to the Copper Box Arena. London is in for a treat.”
CWL London marks Gfinity’s first major Call of Duty event since 2016, and a return to the Copper Box Arena for the first time since the Last Chance Qualifier event during the 2017 CWL season.
Other esports events hosted at the Copper Box Arena in the past have included the Rocket League World Championship and the Clash Royale Crown Championship.
Last year, CWL Birmingham took place at Insomnia Gaming Festival.
There’s more info over at cwl.gfinityesports.com and a trailer below.
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