Everything You Need To Know Heading Into CWL Champs 2019

Everything You Need To Know Heading Into CWL Champs 2019

The biggest Call of Duty event of the year is coming to Los Angeles, California this week, August 14-18, 2019. The 2019 Call of Duty World League Championship will feature 32 of the world’s best teams competing on Black Ops 4 for a massive $2,000,000 prize pool and a set of Championship rings.

Table of Contents:
How To Watch
Prize Pool


Brief History

The first million dollar Call of Duty tournament took place in Los Angeles in 2011 on Modern Warfare 3, when OpTic Gaming won after working their way through the single-elimination Call of Duty XP bracket.

OpTic didn’t return to the throne until 2017 when they ended a dominant Infinite Warfare season on top to take the lion’s share of a $1,500,000 prize pool. The organization remains the only one to win multiple Call of Duty Championships.

Other winners include Fariko Impact, compLexity Gaming, Denial Esports, Team Envy, and the most recent winners, Evil Geniuses.

Traditionally, the Call of Duty Championship finds its home in Los Angeles. However, the event was held in Orlando, Florida in 2017 and in Columbus, Ohio in 2018. The event now returns to California in 2019.

After seven iterations of the Call of Duty Championship (though some may not count Call of Duty XP 2011), only five players have earned themselves multiple Championship rings:

  • Karma - 3 championship wins
  • Aches - 2 championship wins
  • Crimsix - 2 championship wins
  • Jkap - 2 championship wins
  • Apathy - 2 championship wins

Will the next Champions be seasoned veterans or rookies?


Call of Duty World League Championship 2019 will be held at UCLA’s Edwin W. Pauley Pavilion. The building originally opened in 1965 and hosts school basketball, volleyball, and gymnastics events. It has a capacity of around 13,000. 

The Pauley Pavilion has a long history of hosting events, including a variety of big-name musical acts, the 1984 Olympics gymnastics events, and a presidential debate. 

How To Watch


You can tune in to matches at mlg.com/callofduty, twitch.tv/callofduty, and via the in-game viewer in the PlayStation 4 version of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

G FUEL will also be sharing some of our favorite moments, exclusive videos and player interviews, and recaps on Twitter and on our blog, so be sure to follow @GFuelEnergy and come back to blog.gfuel.com throughout the event.

In Person:

Spectators 18 years or older can head to the venue beginning Friday, August 16.

Younger fans who are 13 to 15 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and bring a signed parental consent form.

If you’re 16 or 17 years old, you must present a signed parental consent form. 

Download the 2019 CWL Championship parental consent form here

Prize Pool

The $2,000,000 prize pool for Black Ops 4 ties 2016’s Black Ops 3 for the largest in Call of Duty Championship history. The breakdown by placement is as follows:

  • 1st place - $800,000
  • 2nd place - $260,000
  • 3rd place - $140,000
  • 4th place - $110,000
  • 5th-6th place - $75,000
  • 7th-8th place - $50,000
  • 9th-12th place - $35,000
  • 13th-16th place - $25,000
  • 17th- 24th place - $15,000
  • 25th-32nd place - $10,000


The 16 teams that qualified for and played in the Call of Duty World League Pro League automatically qualified for the Call of Duty World League Championships. Their placement at the CWL Pro League Playoffs, held in Miami, Florida, determined their seeding for groups in the Championship.

An additional 16 amateur teams will join the Pro League teams at the CWL Championships. These teams qualified through their placing at the CWL Amateur Finals, also held in Miami last month.

Each group contains two Pro League teams and two Amateur teams, where each team will play against each other once. The top two teams in each group will qualify for the Winner’s Bracket in the Knockout Stage.

The third and fourth place teams in pool play will be eliminated.

Here are the official pools for CWL Champs:

Pool A:

  • eUnited
  • Elevate
  • Celtic FC Esports (formerly known as The Bhoys)
  • RBL Esports

Pool B:

  • Gen.G
  • Enigma6
  • Team WaR
  • Fuego Gaming

Pool C:

  • FaZe Clan
  • Units
  • Mazer Gaming
  • Animosity Gaming

Pool D:

  • Team Reciprocity
  • Team Envy
  • Sage eSports
  • LGND Status GG

Pool E:

Pool F:

  • 100 Thieves
  • Midnight Esports
  • Sicario Gaming
  • FURY Gaming

Pool G:

  • OpTic Gaming
  • Evil Geniuses
  • Carnage Gaming
  • TrainHard eSport

Pool H:

  • Splyce
  • Team Heretics
  • Aspire eSports
  • Hybrid Gaming


The 2019 Call of Duty World League Championship kicks off at 10 am PDT on Wednesday, August 14th with pool play matches. Teams will play three total matches in the first two days of the tournament, which is closed to the public. 

Here’s the CWL Champs 2019 schedule:

Wednesday, August 14, 2019


10:00 AM PDT

  • Elevate vs Celtic FC Esports (Elevate wins 1-3)
  • Gen.G 2 vs 3 Fuego Gaming (Fuego Gaming wins 3-2)
  • eUnited vs RBL eSports (eUnited wins 3-1)
  • Enigma6 vs Team WaR (Enigma6 wins 3-0)

11:30 AM PDT

  • FaZe Clan vs Animosity (FaZe Clan wins 3-1)
  • UNITS vs Mazer (UNITS win 3-2)
  • Reciprocity vs LGND Status GG (Reciprocity wins 3-0)
  • Team Envy vs Sage eSports (Team Envy wins 3-2)

1:00 PM PDT

  • 100 Thieves vs Sicario Gaming (100 Thieves win 3-0)
  • Luminosity vs Singularity (Luminosity wins 0-3)
  • UYU vs Vanity (UYU wins 3-0)
  • Midnight vs Fury Gaming (Midnight wins 3-1)

2:30 PM PDT

  • OpTic Gaming vs TrainHard (OpTic Gaming wins 3-1)
  • Splyce vs Aspire (Splyce wins 3-0)
  • Heretics vs Hybrid Gaming (Heretics win 3-0)
  • Evil Geniuses vs Carnage Gaming (Evil Geniuses win 3-0)

4:00 PM PDT

  • eUnited vs Celtic FC Esports (eUnited wins 3-0)
  • Gen.G vs Team WaR (Team WaR wins 3-0)
  • Enigma6 vs Fuego Gaming (Enigma6 wins 3-1)
  • Elevate vs RBL eSports (Elevate wins 3-1)

5:30 PM PDT

  • Reciprocity vs Team Envy (Team Envy wins 3-2)
  • FaZe Clan vs Mazer (FaZe Clan wins 3-1)
  • UNITS vs Animosity (UNITS win 3-0)
  • Sage eSports vs LGND Status GG (Sage eSports win 3-0)

Thursday, August 15, 2019


10:00 AM PDT

  • Luminosity vs UYU (Luminosity wins 3-2)
  • Midnight vs Sicario Gaming (Sicario Gaming wins 3-2)
  • 100 Thieves vs Fury Gaming (100 Thieves win 3-1)
  • Singularity vs Vanity (Singularity wins 3-0)

11:30 AM PDT

  • Splyce vs Heretics (Splyce wins 3-0)
  • OpTic Gaming vs Carnage Gaming (OpTic Gaming wins 3-1)
  • Aspire vs Hybrid Gaming (Aspire wins 3-1)
  • Evil Geniuses vs TrainHard (Evil Geniuses win 3-1)

1:00 PM PDT

  • Gen.G vs Enigma6 (Enigma6 wins 3-0)
  • eUnited vs Elevate (eUnited wins 3-1)
  • Team WaR vs Fuego Gaming (Team WaR wins 3-0)
  • Celtic FC Esports vs RBL eSports (RBL eSports win 3-1)
2:30 PM PDT
  • FaZe Clan vs UNITS (Faze Clan wins 3-0)
  • Reciprocity vs Sage eSports (Reciprocity wins 3-0)
  • Mazer vs Animosity (Mazer wins 3-1)
  • Team Envy vs LGND Status GG (Team Envy wins 3-2)

4:00 PM PDT

  • 100 Thieves vs Midnight (100 Thieves win 3-1)
  • UYU vs Singularity (Singularity wins 3-2)
  • Luminosity vs Vanity (Luminosity wins 3-0)
  • Sicario Gaming vs Fury Gaming (Sicario Gaming wins 3-0)

5:30 PM PDT

  • OpTic Gaming vs Evil Geniuses (OpTic Gaming wins 3-1)
  • Heretics vs Aspire (Heretics win 3-0)
  • Splyce vs Hybrid Gaming (Splyce wins 3-1)
  • Carnage Gaming vs TrainHard (TrainHard wins 3-0)

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Friday, August 16, 2019

Spectators can enter the venue on Friday, August 16th at 9 AM PDT to view the first matches of the Knockout Stage.


10:00 AM PDT

  • Team Envy vs UNITS (UNITS win 3-2)
  • Singularity vs Sicario Gaming (Sicario Gaming wins 3-1)

11:30 AM PDT

  • Splyce vs Evil Geniuses (Evil Geniuses win 3-1)
  • eUnited vs Team WaR (eUnited wins 3-1)

1:00 PM PDT

  • Luminosity vs 100 Thieves (Luminosity wins 3-1)
  • FaZe Clan vs Reciprocity  (Reciprocity wins 3-1)

2:30 PM PDT

  • OpTic Gaming vs Heretics (OpTic Gaming wins 3-1)
  • Enigma6 vs Elevate (Enigma6 wins 3-0)

4:00 PM PDT

  • Team Envy vs Singularity (Singularity wins 3-1)
  • Splyce vs Team WaR (Team WaR wins 3-2)

5:30 PM PDT

  • FaZe Clan vs 100 Thieves (100 Thieves wins 3-2)
  • Heretics vs Elevate (Elevate wins 3-2)

Saturday, August 17 , 2019

10:00 AM PDT

  • eUntied vs Evil Geniuses (eUnited wins 3-2)
  • UNITS vs Sicario Gaming (UNITS win 3-1)

11:30 AM PDT

  • OpTic Gaming vs Enigma6 (OpTic Gaming wins 3-1)
  • Reciprocity vs Luminosity (Reciprocity wins 3-2)

1:00 PM PDT

  • 100 Thieves vs Sicario Gaming (100 Thieves win 3-1)
  • Evil Geniuses vs Elevate (Evil Geniuses win 3-0)

2:30 PM PDT

  • Luminosity vs Singularity (Luminosity wins 3-1)
  • Enigma6 vs Team WaR (Enigma6 wins 3-2)

4:00 PM

  • eUnited vs UNITS (eUnited wins 3-0)
  • 100 Thieves vs Evil Geniuses (100 Thieves win 3-0)

5:30 PM

  • Reciprocity vs OpTic Gaming (OpTic Gaming wins 3-1)
  • Luminosity vs Enigma6 (nigma6 wins 3-2)

Sunday, August 18, 2019

To be determined.

The anticipation for this year’s event is at an all-time high.

Let us know who you expect to win in the comments below!


Top image via Twitter/MLG

This article was written by long-time Call of Duty fan Josh Billy.