Call of Duty: ESWC CWL Pools Revealed

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(Photo: ESWC)

Just days after the surprise conclusion of CWL Atlanta hosted by MLG, the pools have been revealed for ESWC Paris.

The $100,000 open Call of Duty tournament will take place from February 17 to 19 and feature up to 76 teams competing. Open bracket play will consist of best-of-three matches while teams competing in the pool play will battle in best-of-five games. The top four teams from the open bracket will move into pool play, filling in the one spot vacant in each of the four groups. The top two teams from the pool will move to the championship bracket while the bottom two battle through the lower.

This event features only four North American teams in the pool play while the European region received eight spots, a turnaround from the CWL Atlanta event regardless of the fact that 24 North American teams are attending.

OpTic Gaming was the runner-up in Atlanta, falling to eUnited 6-4 in the final map of the two best-of-five series. eUnited is now the first place team in terms of Call of Duty World League Pro Points by just over 35,000 thanks to the 100,000 point prize. Splyce and Team Infused did well enough in Atlanta, however, Rise and Cloud9 were a bit of a disappointment when looking back to MLG Vegas where the two teams made the final. 

Will the parity of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare continue in Paris?

Pool A

  • uk flag Orbit
  • USA OpTic Gaming
  • uk flag Team 3G
  • world Open Bracket

Pool B

  • USA Rise Nation
  • uk flag Team Infused
  • france Supremacy
  • world Open Bracket

Pool C

  • uk flag Splyce
  • USA FaZe Clan
  • Europe XtroVert eSports Blue
  • world Open Bracket

Pool D

  • USA Cloud9
  • uk flag Elevate
  • uk flag Fnatic
  • world Open Bracket

Steven Cropley

Esports Staff Writer

Steven Cropley has followed and competed in the Counter-Strike franchise since 2003. Having worked for UBINITED prior to their move to Counter Logic Gaming, Steven brings a deep background in competitive first-person shooters with a focus on professional CS.

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