New City-Based Call of Duty Esports League to Launch in 2020

SANTA MONICA, Calif .– (BUSINESS WIRE) -#CWLCHAMPS–The 2019 Call of Duty® World League season concluded with United winning the most prestigious prize in professional Call of Duty® esports: The Call of Duty World League Championship. Through August 14-18, 32 teams from around the world competed in Los Angeles Call of Duty®: Black Ops 4 competitive season.


eUnited captured the organization's first-ever Call of Duty exporting world championship, driven by strong teamwork and MVP skill event Chris 'Simp' Lehr. 100 Thieves, OpTic Gaming, and Enigma6 rounded-out the remaining top four teams at #CWLCHAMPS.

"Congratulations to eUnited for their victory at the 2019 Call of Duty World League Championship," said Johanna Faries, Commissioner of Call of Duty Esports. "Thank you to the teams at Activision and Treyarch as well as our league sponsors for helping us deliver an incredibly competitive and entertaining season of gameplay for our fans around the world."

At 2020, the Call of Duty Esports grows to a city-based franchise league featuring home market games around the globe, including announced teams in Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, Minnesota, New York, Paris, and Toronto. Additional team announcements are coming soon.

Visit CallofDuty.com/sports and follow the official home of Call of Duty esports on Twitter and Instagram for more information on the upcoming season. Video-on-Demand from the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 season is available on MLG.com/CallofDuty and YouTube.com/CODWorldLeague.

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Cautionary Notes Regarding Forward-looking Statements: Information in this press release that involves Activision's expectations, plans, intentions or strategies regarding the future, including statements about the expected dates, features and events of the CWL Championship are forward-looking statements, that are not facts and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Factors That Could Cause Activision Publishing's actual future results to differ materially K and any subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. The forward-looking statements are released upon Activation Blizzard, and neither Activision Publishing nor Activision Blizzard assumed any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements believed to be true when made may ultimately prove to be incorrect. These statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond their control and may cause actual results to differ from current expectations.

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Contacts

For Information, Contact:
Xav de Matos
PR Manager, Call of Duty World League
xdematos@blizzard.com

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