OpTic Gaming Takes the Crown at Call of Duty World League Dallas Open Presented by PlayStation®4

The Top Eight Teams Took Home Their Share of the $200,000 Prize Pool After a Hard-Fought Three-Day Competition

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — March 20, 2017 — The CWL Dallas Open, hosted by Major League Gaming Corp., has concluded after a nail-biting competition with OpTic Gaming claiming the top place finish. Teams eUnited, FaZe Clan and Splyce rounded out the top four spots at the end of the three-day tournament at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, TX. OpTic Gaming claimed the largest piece of the prize pool, while securing their spot in the inaugural Call of Duty World League Presented by PlayStation®4, Global Pro League, beginning April 20.

Here are the final rankings for the CWL Dallas Open:

  • 1st - OpTic Gaming
  • 2nd – eUnited
  • 3rd – FaZe Clan
  • 4th – Splyce
  • 5th/6th – Red Reserve & Team EnVyUs
  • 7th/8th – Evil Geniuses & Luminosity Gaming

15 additional teams will join OpTic Gaming as part of the CWL Global Pro League with a total of nine teams representing North America, six from Europe, and one team from Asia-Pacific. These teams will compete for a chance at their share of the $1.4 million CWL Global Pro League prize pool as part of the total $4 million prize pool for the 2017 CWL season.

Here are the teams that will participate in the CWL Global Pro League, with team members noted in parentheses:

North America:

  • Cloud9 (Assault, Aches, Lacefield, Ricky)
  • eUnited (Silly, Prestinni, Arcitys, Gunless)
  • Enigma6 (General, Prodo, Kade, MRuiz)
  • Evil Geniuses (Studdy, Nameless, Negafen, Havok)
  • FaZe Clan (Clayster, Attach, Zoomaa, Enable)
  • Luminosity Gaming (Saints, Octane, Slacked, Classic)
  • OpTic Gaming (Scump, Formal, Karma, Crimsix)
  • Rise Nation (Faccento, Felony, Aqua, Loony)
  • Team EnVyUs (Jkap, John, Apathy, Slasher)

EU:

  • Elevate (Rated, Reedy, Zed, Watson)
  • Epsilon (Dqvee, Vortex, Hawqeh, Joshh)
  • Fnatic (SunnyB, Scrapz, Wuskin, Tommey)
  • Millenium (Nolson, MarkyB, Moose, Peatie)
  • Red Reserve (Seany, Niall, Joee, Urban)
  • Splyce (Zero, Bance, Madcat, Jurd)

APAC:

  • Mindfreak (Buzzo, Shockz, Fighta, Excite)

Be sure to check out https://www.callofduty.com/esports and follow @CODWorldLeague on Twitter , Instagram and Twitch for the latest CWL updates.

For the latest intel on the Call of Duty World League Presented by PlayStation®4 and for live broadcasts check out: http://www.callofduty.com/cwl, tv.majorleaguegaming.com/channel/cwl, www.youtube.com/majorleaguegaming.

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Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements: Information in this press release that involves Activision Publishing’s expectations, plans, intentions or strategies regarding the future, including statements about the expected dates, features and events of the CWL Dallas Open and the CWL Global Pro League are forward-looking statements, that are not facts and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause Activision Publishing’s actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements set forth in this release include unanticipated product delays and other factors identified in the risk factors sections of Activision Blizzard’s most recent annual report on Form 10-K and any subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. The forward-looking statements in this release are based upon information available to Activision Publishing and Activision Blizzard as of the date of this release, and neither Activision Publishing nor Activision Blizzard assumes any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements believed to be true when made may ultimately prove to be incorrect. These statements are not guarantees of the future performance of Activision Publishing or Activision Blizzard and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond its control and may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations.

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