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2018 Call of Duty® World League Championship, Presented by PlayStation®4, Comes to Columbus, Ohio, This Week


The Culmination of a $4.2 Million Season Prize Pool, the Largest
in Call of Duty® Esports History

Top 32 Call of Duty® Esports Teams to Compete in Record-Setting
CWL Season Finale

Watch Live August 15-19 on MLG and Twitch

The ultimate finale to the record-setting season of the Call of Duty®
World League, Presented by PlayStation®4, kicks off today when the top
teams in Call of Duty® Esports begin in their quest to be crowned the
2018 Call of Duty World League Champion.

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The five-day competition featuring Call of Duty®: WWII begins at
the MLG Arena August 15 – 16, before moving to the Nationwide Arena this
weekend August 17 – 19, for the final elimination rounds and
championship match.

Throughout the season, teams have been competing to earn a spot in the
biggest event in competitive Call of Duty, with teams from around the
world vying for a Championship ring and their share of the event's $1.5
million in prizing as part of the $4.2 million season long purse.

"The 2018 Call of Duty World League Championship is the culmination of
an unbelievably competitive season," said Adam Apicella, Vice President,
Event Operations, Activision Blizzard Esports Leagues. "This year has
been a record-setting season for the CWL, which has seen online and
offline participation grow, while viewership has topped last year. And
it all comes down to this, let's see who is the best Call of Duty
esports squad in the world."

The 2018 CWL season has been led thus far by Team Kaliber and
Rise Nation each capturing three event victories securing their roles as
potential favorites for this weekend's finale.

Here are the groups for the 2018 Call of Duty World League Championship:








Team Kaliber Rise Nation Red Reserve eUnited
Epsilon Esports Tainted Minds Mindfreak Splyce
Team Heretics Lethal Gaming Ghost Gaming EZG Esports
Lightning Pandas Brash ZoneGG Team Sween





FaZe Clan Unilad Echo Fox OpTic Gaming
Complexity Team Envy Luminosity Evil Geniuses
Enigma6 Prismatic Team Vitality Elevate
Morituri Esports Mentality Esports Havok Esports Supremacy

The first two days of competition will see teams compete to determine
the top two squads in each group. The top 16 teams from the Group Stage
moves to a double-elimination format before a champion is crowned Sunday

Tickets for the event are available, while supplies last, for the
Nationwide Arena, August 17 – 19. General admission tickets are
available for $50.00 (plus fees and taxes, while supplies last) and
include entry to all three days of the event at the Nationwide Arena. A
Prestige Experience ticket is available for $180.00 (plus fees and
taxes, while supplies last) and includes three-day entry, guaranteed
floor seating, a Call of Duty® Championship Prestige Hoodie, and access
to the Prestige Lounge on the show floor level. Tickets are available at

The event will be broadcast in its entirety from August 15-19 on,
and via the in-game Call of Duty®: WWII Theater on PlayStation®4.
Championship Sunday will be broadcast on Twitter via @CODWorldLeague.

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

About Activision Publishing, Inc.

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Inc. is a leading global producer and publisher of interactive
entertainment. Activision maintains operations throughout the world and
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company. More information about Activision and its products can be found
on the company's website, or
by following @Activision.

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statements about the expected dates and features of the 2018 Call of
Duty World League Championship, are forward-looking statements, that are
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could cause Activision Publishing's actual future results to differ
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results to differ materially from current expectations.

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