2017 Call Of Duty World League Championship Kicks Off This Week

The final tournament for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is just around the corner, and the top [...]

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The final tournament for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is just around the corner, and the top teams in the world are ready to compete for some big bucks.

Activision has announced that the Call of Duty: World League Championship will kick off this week, starting August 9th at 10:00 AM EDT and running all weekend long, with 32 of the best Call of Duty teams taking on one another in the hopes of winning more than $1.5 million in prizes.

The tournament bracket can be seen below, and, as you can see, a number of top teams are taking part in it, including Team EnVy, Evil Geniuses, Fnatic and a handful of others. It's really hard to see who will take the top spot this year, but it'll be interesting to see how it all goes down.


All matches will be streamed on the official MLG.tv Call of Duty site, and will run from August 9th through the 13th starting at 10 AM EDT each day. A handful of talents will be on hand to provide recaps of each event, as well as live commentary during each match-up.

The price pool will offer $600,000 for first place, while second will receive $200,000 and third will get $100,000, respectively. The rest will be divided up to the rest of the teams, ranging from $80,000 to $10,000, depending on where they place.

Following this tournament, Activision will no doubt move on to some kind of Call of Duty World League events surrounding Call of Duty: WWII. Sledgehammer Games always noted that the game intends to have some big esports support, though it didn't specifically break down those plans. We'll likely see what Activision has in mind probably around the beginning of next year, when it will start to lay down the foundation for a tournament cycle surrounding that particular game.

For now, a lot of people will be tuning in to see Infinite Warfare in action, as teams go head to head and try to prove who's the best when it comes to Call of Duty. We wish all the competitors the best of luck!

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is available now for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.