30 teams were announced for the first ever Call of Duty™ World League Pro Division
Over 800 teams competed in Call of Duty: Black Ops III for a chance to make it to the Call of Duty™ World League; only 30 spots were available. Regions from all over the world were represented including: North America, Europe, and Australia/New Zealand.
There are over $3 million dollars in prizes for the last team standing; all games will be played on the PlayStation 4.
Sixteen teams competed for eight spots in the North America LAN qualifier. Among the winners: the undefeated 6-0 EnVyUs, OpTic Gaming Apotheon Esports, Rise Nation, Team eLevate, Team Kaliber, FaZe Clan and compLexity Gaming.
The weeklong North America tournament included more than 460 teams; the European division, 350 teams over 19 countries. The winners from the European division included: French teams, Team Vitality, Team Spartan and PuLse Gaming, UK teams of excel and NGZB, and Giants Gaming from Spain.
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As for the Australia/New Zealand region: Nv, Fast as boii, OrbitGG, and newcomer Pure N3gs locked down a first round spot.
Hate it or love it, the Call of Duty franchise is putting gaming on the map in the mainstream media. This kind of global attention is great for gaming and hopefully, more will take video games serious as a competitive entity.
The CWL Pro Division will kick off on January 5, 2016. For updates and live matches check out CallofDuty.com/esports, and get ready for some high impact action on the battlefield.
h/t Business Insider