Luminosity Take CWL Birmingham Open

This weekend, competitors from around the world arrived in Birmingham, United Kingdom, to compete for the top prize at the CWL Birmingham Open, presented by PS4, but only Luminosity walked away champion. Teams Splyce, Rise Nation and OpTic Gaming rounded-out the top four spots at the three-day competition in Call of Duty: WWII, hosted at the INSOMNIA62 Gaming Festival.

For their win, Luminosity had to overcome local favourites Splyce in front of a passionate and vocal crowd.

Team Luminosity’s Johnathan “John” Perez chimed in:

Winning Birmingham means a lot to me. After Atlanta we really decided to show up here and win this

Fans from around the world watched online as teams from North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region competed via MLG.com/CallofDuty and Twitch.tv/CallofDuty, alsovia the in-game Call of Duty: WWII theatre within Headquarters on PS4.

Here are the final rankings for the CWL Birmingham Open:

  • 1st – Luminosity
  • 2nd – Splyce
  • 3rd – Rise Nation
  • 4th – OpTic Gaming
  • 5th/6th – Reckless / Team Envy
  • 7th/8th – Echo Fox / Lightning Pandas

The Call of Duty World League enters its first stage finals this weekend as the top eight teams from CWL Pro League Stage 1 will face-off April 6 – 8, at the MLG Arena in Columbus, Ohio.  At stake is the winner’s share of a $500,000 USD event prize pool and the role of early season favourite in the record setting 2018 season of the CWL.

After the playoffs, the Call of Duty World League returns to the U.S. for the CWL Seattle Open, April 20 – 22. CWL Seattle Open tickets are available now in multiple varieties, while supplies last. General admission passes for the event are available for $59.99 USD (plus applicable fees and taxes). A Premium Pass for the event is also available for $89.99 USD (plus applicable fees and taxes) and includes an event t-shirt and one month of MLG GameBattles Premium. A $299.99 USD (plus applicable fees and taxes) Prestige Pass is also available and includes an event t-shirt, event jacket, one-hour early entrance to the venue, access to the Prestige Lounge and more. For tickets, visit MLG.com/CWLSeattle.

Visit CallofDuty.com/esports and follow the Call of Duty World League on Twitter and Instagram for the latest CWL updates. For live broadcasts and Video on Demand, visitMLG.com/CallofDuty.

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