With a massive crowd of Call of Duty esports fans in attendance, 100 Thieves were able to take down the fierce Gen.G team to capture the CWL (Call of Duty World League) Anaheim Cup, the team’s second major event victory of the 2019 CWL season.
Gen.G, OpTic Gaming and FaZe Clan rounded-out the remaining top four placing Pro teams. The three-day esports event held at the Anaheim Convention Center featured teams from around the world competing in the latest Black Ops series title, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.
A great team is essential for victory, however, it’s always important to have a star player to come out and thrive, and that’s exactly what happened with 100 Thieves’ Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat, who was named CWL Anaheim MVP following the team’s victory. With the team’s sweet victory, they won $125,000 of the total $325,000 prize pool for the Pro cup — a pretty nice chunk of money, if you ask me.
In addition, over 100 amateur teams competed for a dedicated prize pool, but the team Mindfreak were the ones that emerged as amateur champions of the event.
The CWL Anaheim cup was streamed live to fans worldwide via MLG and Twitch, as well as, in the live event viewer center within Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 exclusively on PlayStation 4.
All the Call of Duty esports action won’t stop with this event since, during the event broadcast, the CWL announced Los Angeles will be the destination for the 2019 CWL 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 CWL 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.
For those that might not be “in the know”, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is out now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC-via Battle.net.
Author’s note: If I was in this tournament, I’d just try to noob tube everyone in order to win. Congrats to 100 Thieves and Mindfreak, though!
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