The first-ever CWL Finals will take place in Miami from July 19th-21st. After 12 enthralling weeks of CWL Pro League action, the top 10 teams will battle for a grand total of $1,250,000.
This event will also include the final Open Bracket tournament of the season. Top amateur teams across the globe will fight for a chance to compete at the 2019 CWL Championship as well as a $150,000 prize pool.
Joe Griffin takes a closer look at the UK teams with potential to make noise at the penultimate CWL event of the season.
This promising roster hasn't seen much success this season with a highest placing of 3rd at CWL Fort Worth. However, recent roster changes may see an improvement in their overall performance.
Both Thomas "Tommey" Trewren and Sean "Seany" O'Connor, who are now substitutes, have announced their plans for the near future:
— Tommey (@Tommey) July 3, 2019
Whilst Tommey has picked up some North American talent, Seany has stayed close to home with an all-British roster to close out the season.
Me, @QwiKeR, @Bance, @Nastiee_ & @EmigrantChain will be teaming for Miami & Champs. We will be looking for a organisation to represent, we will have 2/3rd seed. If you want to get in touch DMs are open & E-Mail is in my bio (i will still be under Reciprocity).
— Sean (@SeanyCod) July 7, 2019
The main roster, with new additions Denz and Alexx, have looked strong in the CWL Pro League as they secured 4th place in Division A and a place in the playoffs. Team Reciprocity should not be overlooked as they have the potential do some real damage against top NA teams.
Whilst the team name may be temporary, Units are here to stay. A 6th place finish in Division B means they will take on the bottom 8 teams in a battle for the final two spots in the Pro League Playoffs.
The roster consists of players: Joseph "Joee" Pinnington, Rhys "Rated" Price, Nick "Nolson" Nolson, Connor "Weeman" Chilton and Cameron "Cammy" McKilligan. The notable duo of Rated and Joee is sure to cause problems for the opposition.
Nolson, Weeman and Cammy were part of a Kairos roster who finished 2nd at CWL London Open Bracket Tournament in May. CWL London overall was of course won by 100 Thieves.
Units are a formidable squad with young talent and room for growth. We'll see how they perform at Miami Beach Convention Center later this month.
After recently winning the UK National Qualifier for CWL Amateur Finals, this newly-formed squad looks like a strong contender heading in to Miami.
The roster is full of familiar faces in the UK CoD scene, including veterans David "Dqvee" Davies and Joshua-Lee "Joshh" Sheppard. Despite not being in the Playoffs, Team WaR looks to qualify for the 2019 CWL Championship and take home some of that Amateur Finals prize money.
A small yet impactful presence from UK CoD could see some big upsets in the final two events of the 2018/2019 season. Make sure to tune in to twitch.tv/callofduty on July 19th and watch the action unfold.