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Call of Duty® World League Stage 2 Playoffs, Presented by PlayStation®4, Has Arrived


Eight Teams Compete for $500,000 in Prizing – Part of the CWL's
$4.2 Million Season Prize Pool; Event Placement Determines Seeding for
2018 Call of Duty World League Championship

The record-setting season of the Call of Duty World League continues
this weekend when the top eight teams from around the world will compete
for a $500,000 event prize pool at the CWL Pro League Stage 2 Playoffs,
presented by PlayStation®4. The Playoff champions become early favorites
for the 2018 Call of Duty World League Championship taking place August

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CWL Pro League Stage 1 playoff champions FaZe Clan will face intense
competition this weekend, with top division teams OpTic Gaming and Red
Reserve hungry for the first championship of the season. Division B
challenger Rise Nation has already captured three CWL Open championships
this year and looks to establish its place as a dynasty in Call of Duty
esports by winning playoffs.

The eight teams competing at the CWL Pro League Stage 2 playoffs are:

  • Red Reserve
  • FaZe Clan
  • Team Kaliber
  • Echo Fox
  • OpTic Gaming
  • Rise Nation
  • Unilad
  • eUnited

Final placements at the CWL Pro League Stage 2 playoffs will help
determine seeding for the 2018 Call of Duty World League Championship.

The 2018 Call of Duty World League Championship kicks off at the MLG
Arena from August 15-16 before moving to the Nationwide Arena in
Columbus, Ohio, from August 17-19. Teams will compete for the majority
share of a $1.5 million in prizing – part of this season's total $4.2
million prize pool. Tickets are available for the Nationwide Arena at

Fans can tune into all of the broadcast action on
Championship Sunday will also be broadcast live via Twitter on @CODWorldLeague.
Matches will also be available to watch via the in-game Call of
Duty®: WWII
theater within Headquarters on PlayStation®4.

and follow the Call of Duty World League on Twitter
and Instagram
for the latest CWL updates. For live broadcasts and Video on Demand,

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company. More information about Activision and its products can be found
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Stage 2 Playoffs and the 2018 Call of Duty World League Championship and
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