We’re just days away from Gfinity’s CWL London, as we enter the busiest LAN period for Call of Duty in years. Gears and Halo both enjoyed a Major this weekend, bringing together the scene’s biggest names, while Asia also got a dose of Call of Duty. Here are our top stories from this week in esports.
CoD World League Pro Division Dates Announced
Not only have the Call of Duty elite got a huge February of events to look forward to, but now Activision has confirmed the kick off dates for this year’s Pro Division. Teams from North America, Europe, and the Asian-Pacific region will compete collectively in an offline league, in contrast to last year’s online equivalent. The top 9 NA teams, top 5 EU, and best APAC team will battle it out at the Gfinity Arena starting April 20th.
EnVyUs Wins Gears Mexico Major
OpTic Gaming’s Gears of War dominance came to an end in Mexico, as arch rivals EnVyUs finally toppled the Green Wall to lift the title. EnVyUs took home the biggest slice of the $100,000 prize pool, with OpTic Gaming securing second and Ghost Gaming rounding off the top three. North American teams occupied 9 of the top 12 places, while local team Splyce and British quintet Epsilon also secured top 12 finishes.
OpTic back on Top in Halo
After losing out to EnVyUs at the last Halo Major, OpTic Gaming once again lifted a title, this time in St Louis. The World Champions beat Team Liquid in the Final after EnVyUs was eliminated in the Loser Bracket Finals. The newly designed Str8 Rippin secured 4th as they look to continue the legacy of one of Halo’s greatest ever franchises, while EG and Inconceivable split top 6 honors. OpTic Gaming took home $20,000 for their troubles.
Call of Duty Asian Championship Results
The Call of Duty Asia Championships 2017 took place last weekend in South Korea, as 6 regional teams from Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia and Taiwan battled it out for the title of best COD team in the Asian continent. In the end it was Singaporean UnVeil nV who walked out as winners, beating Rampage Gaming in the Grand Final 3-0. The winners took home $12,000, while second place scooped a cool $6,000.
NA & EU 2K Results
Team EnVyUs pulled off a much needed win in last weekend’s North American 2K to push the reigning World Champions into the Top 8 ahead of MLG Atlanta. Once again FaZe Clan reached the final of the 2K, further bolstering their points total and putting more distance between themselves and their nearest rivals, OpTic Gaming. Rise are still sitting pretty on top of the NA Pro Points standing but FaZe Clan are in touching distance of Cloud9 for second seed.
In Europe Splyce once again walked out winners, beating eLevate in the Final. French foursome Supremacy managed to break into the top 4 this time out, splitting the privilege with the ever consistent Infused. Overall, there were very few surprises in the final placements. The teams all-but matched their Pro Points seed, leaving everything to play for come Gfinity this weekend. Both top 4 and top 8, deciding auto-qualification for ESWC and Atlanta respectively, are by no means a foregone conclusion.