With a massive crowd of Call of Duty esports fans in attendance, 100 Thieves rallied through strong competition to capture the CWL Anaheim Cup, the team’s second major event victory of the 2019 CWL season, presented by PlayStation4. Gen.G, OpTic Gaming and and FaZe Clan rounded-out the remaining top four placing Pro teams. The thrilling three-day event set at the packed Anaheim Convention Center featured teams from around the world competing in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.
Led by the impressive play of Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat, 100 Thieves taking home the championship on Sunday, with SlasheR being named CWL Anaheim MVP afterwards. Outside the pro level, 100 amateur teams competed for a dedicated prize pool in the CWL Anaheim MTN DEW AMP GAME FUEL Open Bracket. Mindfreak emerged as amateur champions of the event. Both 100 Thieves and Mindfreak have each won back-to-back events. With both of the teams earning titles at the May 2019 major tournament CWL London.
During the event broadcast, the Call of Duty World League announced that Los Angeles will be the destination for the 2019 Call of Duty World League Championship. The event will take place from August 14-18, 2019 and be held at the UCLA Pauley Pavilion. This final event of the 2019 season will feature 32 teams from around the world as they compete for prizing and a chance to etch their name into the storied Call of Duty World League Championship trophy.
All 16 teams in the CWL Pro League will compete at the Championship event, with the remaining 16 teams determined through final placements at the CWL Finals, taking place in Miami from July 19-21, 2019.