Earns Winner's Share of Event Prize Pool and Becomes Early
Favorite in New CWL Season Featuring $4.2 Million in Overall Prizing -
the Largest in Call of Duty Esports History
Next Up CWL New Orleans Open, Jan. 12 - 14
SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
The CWL Dallas Open culminated with Team Kaliber claiming the
top-place finish during a fiercely competitive tournament in Call of
Duty®: WWII. Teams Splyce, OpTic Gaming and FaZe Clan rounded
out the top four spots to conclude the three-day competition at the Kay
Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas.
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Team Kaliber (left to right; Dylan "Theory" McGee, Lamar "Accuracy" Abedi, Kenny "Kenny" Kuavo and Martin "Chino" Chino) wins the CWL Dallas Open (Photo: Business Wire)
CWL Dallas Open Champs Team Kaliber claimed the largest piece of the
event's $200,000 prize pool, as part of the new season's $4.2 million
prize pool, the largest in Call of Duty esports history.
"Team Kaliber winning CWL Dallas means everything to me. We've all been
putting a lot of hard work in the last few years and I've had a chance
to watch all my friends succeed in that time. I relive this moment
through their eyes and now I've had my chance to win," said Team
Kaliber's Lamar "Accuracy" Abedi after being named CWL Dallas Open MVP.
"Thanks for all the fans in the crowd and watching online. This has been
The enormous open bracket of more than 200 teams proved to be the
largest CWL open event competition ever, where they faced-off over the
weekend in front of live fans and online at MLG.com/CallofDuty.
Here are the final rankings for the CWL Dallas Open:
1st - Team Kaliber
2nd - Splyce
3rd - OpTic Gaming
4th - FaZe Clan
5th/6th - Echo Fox / eUnited
7th/8th - Luminosity / Team EnVyUs
Team Kaliber established themselves as the early team to beat in
the new Call of Duty World League season. The focus now shifts to New
Orleans, the site of the season's second open event. CWL New Orleans
Open will take place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on
January 12-14, 2018.
CWL New Orleans Open tickets are available now in multiple varieties.
General admission passes for the event are available for $59.99 (plus
applicable fees and taxes). A Premium Pass for the event is also
available for $89.99 (plus applicable fees and taxes) and includes an
event t-shirt and one month of MLG GameBattles Premium. A $299.99 (plus
applicable fees and taxes) VIP ticket is also available and includes an
event t-shirt, event jacket, one-hour early entrance to the venue,
access to the VIP Lounge and more. For tickets, visit MLG.com/CWLNOLA.
and follow the Call of Duty World League on Twitter
for the latest CWL updates. For live broadcasts and Video on Demand,
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