This year's Call of Duty World League Championship has come to a close, and it was a pretty tense battle between the 32 teams that got involved this year. However, when it came down to it, a familiar team managed to work its way back to the top to win it all.
The tournament, presented by PlayStation 4, came down to a final round between Team EnVyUs and OpTic Gaming, but in the end, the latter was simply too much to overcome, as it ruled in the final series with a victorious 3-0 win.
It had to come back and force a second best of five series to get to that point, but the team's efforts paid off when EnVyUs couldn't answer back in the final round, with OpTic dominating in each round.
As a result, the team will take home a $600,000 prize, out of the $4 million prize that was offered overall. Here's how the top twelve teams placed in the tournament:
- 1st Place: OpTic Gaming // $600,000
- 2nd Place: Team EnVyUs // $200,000
- 3rd Place: Luminosity // $100,000
- 4th Place: Rise Nation // $80,000
- 5th & 6th Place: FaZe Clan and eUnited // $55,000 each
- 7th & 8th Place: Splyce and Ghost Gaming // $35,000 each
- 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Place: Epsilon esports, Team Infused, Enigma6 Group, Team Allegiance // $25,000 each
As for what comes next, Activision is likely to put a focus onto Call of Duty: WWII, since the Call of Duty World Championship 2017 served as the final event revolving around Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Activision hasn't revealed all its plans yet, but once the game releases, we'll likely hear more about what the team has in mind for the 2018 standings.
One thing's for sure – OpTic Gaming is sure to come back with a vengeance, defending its top place positioning against all sorts of teams, even if the action is changing more to a grounded perspective with WWII, compared to the heights that Infinite Warfare flew with its advanced tactics. It'll be interesting to see how the teams shape up.
Congrats to OpTic Gaming on the win, now let's do it again!
(Thanks to Charlie Intel for the info!)