Call of Duty World League Stage 2 Finals Recap: three champions crowned
Call of Duty World League Stage 2 Finals took place this past weekend. After an intense four days of Call of Duty action, three champions — one from each region — have been crowned!
In addition, 12 of the Pro Division teams have locked in a spot to compete at the 2016 Call of Duty World League Championship, presented by PlayStation 4 at Call of Duty XP.
Here’s a recap of what happened in each region:
North America had one of the most exciting Stage 2 Finals yet– the big name teams and favorites leading into the event, OpTic Gaming, were eliminated on Day 1 after falling in Game 7 to Luminosity. Dream Team also took out FaZe on Day 2 in that quarterfinal matchup, leaving four teams heading into the semifinals: Luminosity, Dream Team, Team EnVyUs, and Rise Nation.
In the first semifinals, EnVyUs won it 4-1 vs. Rise Nation and secured a spot in the Grand Finals. They were joined by Dream Team, who took out Luminosity in a final Game 7!
The Grand Finals featured EnVyUs going up against Dream Team; Team EnVyUs won the it 4-1 and was crowned the NA Stage 2 Champions!
- 1st: Team EnVyUs
- 2nd: Dream Team
- 3rd-4th: Rise Nation & Luminosity
- 5th-8th: OpTic Gaming, FaZe Clan, Cloud9, and H2K
Auto-qualification to Call of Duty Championship was determined by the Call of Duty Championship Points that each team had. Teams in the Pro Division earned these points based upon their placings at the Stage 1 and Stage 2 Finals.
From North America, here are the 6 Pro Division teams that have qualified for CWL Championship:
- OpTic Gaming
- FaZe Clan
- Rise Nation
- Team EnVyUs
- Luminosity Gaming
- Dream Team
There are still 10 spots left to fill. The online qualification for the North America region takes place August 12-14. If you’re interested in reaching that qualification stage, be sure to compete and earn CWL Pro Points via GameBattles Pro Points tournaments. There’s also one more North America LAN event left, MLG Orlando. More info on that here.
There were not many upsets to start off the EU Stage 2 Finals. Both Splyce and Millenium were able to win their respective quarterfinals matchup and advanced to the semifinals. The first semifinals was incredible matchup, as Splyce went up against Infused. Infused made the miraculous comeback in Game 7 down 2-5 to win it 6-5 and advance to the Grand Finals. The second semifinals matchup was HyperGames vs. Millenium, and Millenium won it 4-0.
The Grand Finals featured Team Infused vs. Millenium. Millenium won the series 4-2 and claimed the title of EU Stage 2 Champions!
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- 1st: Millenium
- 2nd: Team Infused
- 3rd-4th: HyperGames and Splyce
- 5th-6th: Epsilon eSports and Supremacy
Four Europe Pro Division teams have qualified for the CWL Championship:
- Team Infused
There are still 8 spots still left to be filled from Europe. The EU Online Qualification takes place July 22-24.
Australia / New Zealand:
Four ANZ teams competed in the ANZ Stage 2 Finals, and Mindfreak was crowned ANZ Stage 2 Champions after defeating Orbit 4-2 in the Grand Finals!
- 1st: Mindfreak
- 2nd: Orbit
- 3rd-4th: Team Immunity and Chiefs eSports Club
Two ANZ teams have qualified for the CWL Championship:
There are still 2 more spots left for ANZ teams at the CWL Championship. The online qualification for ANZ takes place July 22-24.
The Call of Duty World League Championship, presented by PlayStation 4 takes place at Call of Duty XP, Sept. 2-4, live from The Forum in Los Angeles, CA. If you are interested in attending, tickets to attend the event are still on sale HERE.
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