[color=#008000;]CWL Las Vegas Open[/color]
The first open event of the year, CWL Las Vegas Open will take place [color=#ffffff;]December 16-18. Over 160 teams[/color] [color=#ffffff;]will compete[/color] in what will be the largest MLG
Call of Duty Open Bracket tournament ever.
Team passes are sold out for the event, but there will be one final opportunity for aspiring players to qualify. On Saturday, December 10th, GameBattles
will be hosting a free North American online qualifier. [color=#ffffff;]The top 4 teams from the qualifier will earn both a CWL Las Vegas Open team pass and a [/color]
[color=#ffffff;]travel stipend for the event[/color]. If a team already in possession of a team pass places in the top 4, that team pass will be made available for any eligible
team to purchase. Visit http://mlg.tv/mlgvegasqualifier to sign your team up now for the qualifier.
Major League Gaming will be the sanctioning body for the CWL season, and GameBattles will be the official destination for earning CWL points online.
[color=#ffffff;]Online ladders for all three regions start December 7,[/color] followed by regular online CWL cups. These events will be [color=#ffffff;]FREE to enter[/color] and will offer CWL
Pro Points toward qualification for events and ultimately CWL Champs. See the GameBattles Online Tournament and Online Ladder rules, and be sure
to visit MLG.tv/CWLGameBattles for more information.
[color=#008000;]Biggest ever CWL LAN Events[/color]
This sets up competition for three epic LAN Events that we already have on the calendar. In addition to CWL Las Vegas Open, the [color=#ffffff;]CWL Atlanta Open [/color]
[color=#ffffff;]will be held on February 10-12. 16 international teams [/color]will earn a spot in pool play based on regional CWL point totals, and the event’s Open Bracket
will allow entry from any eligible teams within North America, Europe, and APAC (Asia-Pacific).
Also returning this season will be the [color=#ffffff;]CWL Anaheim Open from June 16-18[/color]. More details on that event and other information to come.
[color=#008000;]CWL Global Pro LAN League[/color]
[color=#ffffff;]Beginning in April, we’re proud to bring the CWL Global Pro LAN League[/color], which will take place at the MLG Arena in Columbus, Ohio. [color=#ffffff;]16 teams[/color]
(Nine from NA, six from EU, one from APAC) placed in four groups of four will start competition in Stage 1, qualifying based on the CWL pro points they
earn in their respective region. The top eight make it to the Stage 1 Playoffs, while the bottom four go to into a relegation battle. The opportunity for new
teams to qualify into the CWL Global Pro LAN League will once again be made available, as the top two NA, top EU, and top APAC teams based on
regional CWL Pro Points will qualify for the CWL Anaheim Open to challenge the bottom four for a spot in Stage 2.
The four teams that win their relegation battle will join Stage 1’s top twelve teams in Stage 2. At the end of Stage 2, the top eight will compete in the
Playoffs for prize money and CWL Champs seeding. Making it into Stage 2 also holds particular importance: [color=#ffffff;]ALL 16 teams from Stage 2 will [/color]
[color=#ffffff;]automatically qualify for CWL Champs 2017[/color].
[color=#008000;]Call of Duty World League Championship 2017[/color]
[color=#ffffff;]All this leads to the biggest tournament of the year, the Call of Duty World League Championship 2017 in the Fall[/color]. The format will be similar to
2016: 32 teams from across the world drawn into pools, with the top half moving into the Championship double-elimination bracket. 16 teams will qualify
for CWL Champs from the CWL LAN league, with the remaining 16 spots made available through Last Chance Qualifying LAN events across the three
regions (eight from NA, six from EU, two from APAC). Teams will be invited to these regional LCQs based on CWL Pro Points totals.
Rules for GameBattles Online Ladders: http://bit.ly/CWL_GBOnlineRules
Rules for GameBattles Online Tournaments: http://bit.ly/CWL_GBLadderRules