Per Press Release:
The 2018 Call of Duty World League season continues today with the start of the CWL Pro League Stage 1, Presented by PlayStation 4. The qualification-only, nine-week series features the top sixteen teams in Call of Duty esports from North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region as they compete for a spot in the playoffs, and a chance at a major share of the event’s $500,000 prize pool – as part of the $4.2 million season prize purse, the largest in Call of Duty World League history.
The CWL Pro League runs from January 23 – March 22 at the MLG Arena in Columbus, Ohio. The CWL Pro League Stage 1 Playoffs begin April 6 – 8, 2018. The top four teams from each Division move on to the playoff series. All matches will stream weekly Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday on MLG.com/CallofDuty.
Ten teams from North America, five from Europe and one team from the Asia-Pacific region will faceoff in Call of Duty: WWII on the PlayStation 4 in two divisions of eight teams, which competes in two week blocks for a total of fourteen competitive matches within their Divisions. Divisions are determined by final seeding of teams based on CWL Pro Points accrued throughout the season and ending with the CWL New Orleans Open.
The complete CWL Pro League schedule is available online. Divisions will compete on the following dates:
- Division A:
- Block One: January 23 – February 1
- Block Two: February 20 – March 1
- Division B
- Block One: February 6 – February 15
- Block Two: March 13 – March 22