2019 CWL Championship: Prize pool, schedule, and how to watch

The Call of Duty World League comes to a close with this weekend's 2019 CWL Championship. Shacknews has your full guide on how to catch all of this weekend's action.


The biggest weekend of the year for Call of Duty esports is ready to kick off. As a matter of fact, this is Call of Duty's biggest esports weekend in years. The 2019 Call of Duty World League Championship will be the last hurrah for the CWL as it's currently constituted. After this weekend, Activision will move forward to the Call of Duty League, formally shifting to the Overwatch League model of city-based franchises.

The top teams for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 have already faced off and now the remaining teams will face off in front of a capacity crowd at the UCLA Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, CA. Shacknews is here with everything you need to know, with a full guide on how to check out all of the action.

How much is the 2019 CWL Championship prize pool?

The 2019 Call of Duty World League Championship will award $2,000,000 USD, spread across a field of 32 teams. Here's how the prize money will be allocated:

  • 1st place - $800,000
  • 2nd place - $260,000
  • 3rd place - $140,000
  • 4th place - $110,000
  • 5th-6th place - $75,000
  • 7th-8th place - $50,000
  • 9th-12th place - $35,000
  • 13th-16th place - $25,000
  • 17th-24th place - $15,000
  • 25th-32nd place - $10,000

2019 CWL Championship group stages

Earlier this week, there were eight groups, each with four teams. These groups included a combination of CWL Pro League teams and CWL Amateur Finals teams. They engaged in a round robin format, with the top two teams from each group advancing to the playoff stage. These matches were best of five games.

Here are the results to the group stages, with the bottom two teams eliminated from competition:

Group A

  1. eUnited: 3-0
  2. Elevate: 1-2
  3. RBL Esports: 1-2
  4. Celtic FC Esports: 1-2

Group B

  1. Enigma6 Group: 3-0
  2. Team WaR: 2-1
  3. Fuego Gaming: 1-2
  4. Gen.G Esports: 0-3

Group C

  1. FaZe Clan: 3-0
  2. Units: 2-1
  3. Mazer Gaming: 1-2
  4. Animosity Esports: 0-3

Group D

  1. Team Envy: 3-0
  2. Team Reciprocity: 2-1
  3. Sage Esports: 1-2
  4. LGND Status: 0-3

Group E

  1. Team Singularity: 3-0
  2. Luminosity Gaming: 2-1
  3. UYU: 1-2
  4. Vanity Alliance: 0-3

Group F

  1. 100 Thieves: 3-0
  2. Sicario Gaming: 2-1
  3. Midnight Esports: 1-2
  4. FURY Gaming: 0-3

Group G

  1. OpTic Gaming: 3-0
  2. Evil Geniuses: 2-1
  3. TrainHard eSport: 1-2
  4. Carnage Gaming: 0-3

Group H

  1. Splyce: 3-0
  2. Team Heretics: 2-1
  3. Aspire eSports: 1-2
  4. Hybrid Gaming: 0-3

2019 CWL Championship Top 16 playoffs

The remaining teams have advanced to the Knockout Stage. This is a double-elimination bracket. All matches are best of five.

Here is the Top 16 bracket:

2019 CWL Championship Bracket

Heading into Day 2, here are the updated brackets, as of Saturday:

The schedule for Day 1 is as follows:

Here is the full schedule for Day 2:

And here is the schedule for the final day of the competition:

As teams advance throughout the weekend, we will be sure to update the schedule and the brackets. Keep an eye on this space over the next few days for all of the latest.

How to watch the 2019 CWL Championship

The 2019 Call of Duty World League Championship will air live on two different Twitch channels for the first two days. Follow both the main Call of Duty and Call of Duty Bravo streams on both days. The Grand Finals will air on the main Call of Duty channel. The action begins Friday at 10AM PT.

You can also check out all of the action on MLG and also in-game on the PlayStation 4 version of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

How to watch the 2019 CWL Championship VODs

Activision and MLG will regularly update the Call of Duty Esports YouTube channel with full matches that can be viewed on demand.

As noted, Shacknews is on-site this year checking out the action. Stay tuned as we report in from this year's Six Major in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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