Call of Duty World League Championship Begins Today in Ohio

The Call of Duty World League Championship, presented as always by PlayStation 4, sets in motion today at the MLG Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

Qualifiers at the MLG Arena will last just two days, from August 15 to 16. The final championship series will then take place from August 17 through 19 at the Nationwide Arena. The game, of course, will be Call of Duty: WWII.

32 teams will be going head to head over the next two days, hoping to earn their spot and make their way to the Nationwide Arena this weekend. Here’s a full list of the competitors:

Group A:

  • Team Kaliber
  • Epsilon Esports
  • Team Heretics
  • Lightning Pandas

Group B:

  • Rise Nation
  • Tainted Minds
  • Lethal Gaming
  • Brash

Group C:

  • Red Reserve
  • Mindfreak
  • Ghost Gaming
  • ZoneGG

Group D

  • eUnited
  • Splyce
  • EZG Esports
  • Team Sween

Group E:

  • FaZe Clan
  • Complexity
  • Enigma6
  • Morituri Esports

Group F:

  • Unilad
  • Team Envy
  • Prismatic
  • Mentality Esports

Group G:

  • Echo Fox
  • Luminosity
  • Team Vitality
  • Havok Esports

Group H:

  • OpTic Gaming
  • Evil Geniuses
  • Elevate
  • Supremacy

Two teams from each group will move onto the weekend. After that, things will move to a double-elimination system, which will eventually leave us with just two teams that will go at it on Sunday for the Championship title.

Adam Apicella, the Vice President of Event Operations at Activision Blizzard Esports Leagues is excited for the championship to begin this evening. “The 2018 Call of Duty World League Championship is the culmination of an unbelievably competitive season,” said Apicella. “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.”

Those looking to watch from home will find the stream at MLG.com/CallofDuty, Twitch.tv/CallofDuty and on PlayStation 4 using the Theater within Call of Duty: WWII.

If you’re in the Columbus area, tickets are still available, ranging in price from $50 to $180. The $180 Prestige Pass will grant you three-day access to the event, as well as guaranteed floor seating, a fancy World League hoodie and access to the Prestige Lounge. You can get your tickets on the MLG website.