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Call of Duty World Championship 2015: Event Preview

Being the most important tournament of the year, teams from around the globe will be putting it all on the line for the astounding one million dollar prize pool and bragging rights to call themselves World Champions.
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The 2015 Call of Duty World Championship® presented by Xbox, is taking place in Los Angeles, California on March 27-29. Being the most important tournament of the year, teams from around the globe will be putting it all on the line for the astounding one million dollar prize pool and bragging rights to call themselves World Champions.

Location and Lodging


Similar to last year’s Call of Duty World Championship, the venue will be hosted at the Event Deck - LA LIVE at 800 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA.

The event is a restricted venue, allowing only qualified teams and spectators 18+ years of age to attend and receive a ticket. If you haven’t booked already, seven hotels were provided and recommended by Major League Gaming.

Basic Information


This will be the first Call of Duty World Championship to offer spectating to the public. In the past, only invited guests were allowed at the events. Unfortunately, tickets on MLG’s website are completely sold out. There may possibly be a limited amount of tickets available at the venue itself, but a number hasn’t been announced. Age restrictions for this event will apply, and a form of valid photo identification will be required at the venue’s opening.

The Call of Duty World Championship is a qualified team-only tournament, allowing the top teams from each respected region. There will be a total of 32 teams competing at the event, starting off in Pool Play groups. The top two teams from each pool will advance respectively to the Double Elimination Playoff Upper and Lower Brackets.

In March 2014, Activision and MLG hosted last year’s Call of Duty World Championship® presented by Xbox at the same location. The former team known as compLexity Gaming, which consisted of: Patrick “ACHES” Price (now on FaZe Red), Ian “Crimsix” Porter (OpTic Gaming), Tyler “TeePee” Polchow (OpTic Nation), and Damon “Karma” Barlow (OpTic Nation) ended up being crowned world champions.

Pool Play Groups and Bracket Information


Seeding for the groups was determined by the Regional Final placements. For those who are unfamiliar with Pool Play, there will be eight groups of four teams competing. The top two teams from each pool will have a guaranteed spot into a 16 team Double Elimination Playoff bracket, while the bottom two teams are eliminated from the rest of the tournament. A loss in the Lower Bracket, will result in elimination from the tournament as well. All matches will be in a best-of-five series.

Pool Play Group and Bracket Information directly provided by Activision:

The top two teams from each group will advance to the bracket phase of the tournament and have an opportunity to claim their share of the $1 million dollar prize pool. Best of luck to all 32 competing teams!

Interested in seeing the 2015 Call of Duty World Championship® Pool Play Groups? Check out our Call of Duty World Championship: Groups Announced article, for all the teams and their consisting rosters within each pool.

https://twitter.com/CallofDuty/status/580236781464866816

Prize Pool


The Prize Pool consisting of a total of $1,000,000 will be distributed between the top eight teams. Don’t forget the ultimate prize here, the World Championship title.

  • 1st Place: $400,000
  • 2nd Place: $200,000
  • 3rd Place: $120,000
  • 4th Place: $100,000
  • 5th Place: $70,000
  • 6th Place: $50,000
  • 7th Place: $35,000
  • 8th Place: $25,000

Round Schedule


Schedule information provided by MLG. Times provided are in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). All times are subject to change based on the length of the matches.

*North American Timezones: MDT 1+, CDT 2+, EDT 3+ hours.

Friday

  • 9:15 AM - Station A Group A - OpTic Gaming vs. Vitality X
  • 9:15 AM - Station B Group F - Aware Gaming vs. Infused
  • 9:15 AM - Station C Group A - NxG Rapid vs. Team Orbit
  • 9:15 AM - Station D Group F - Team Revenge vs. 3sUp Enterprises
  • 9:15 AM - Station E Group G - TCM Gaming vs. Ascentia Gaming

 

  • 10:15 AM - Station A Group C - FaZe Red vs. fabE.Germany
  • 10:15 AM - Station B Group G - FaZe Black vs. DA.Below Zero
  • 10:15 AM - Station C Group B - Denial eSports vs. Klar1ty Gaming
  • 10:15 AM - Station D Group C - fabE.Allstars vs. Automatic Reload
  • 10:15 AM - Station E Group B - HyperGames vs. Prophecy

 

  • 11:15 AM - Station A Group F - Team Revenge vs. Aware Gaming
  • 11:15 AM - Station B Group A - Vitality X vs. Team Orbit
  • 11:15 AM - Station C Group E - Team EnVy vs. Team Menace
  • 11:15 AM - Station D Group F - Infused vs. 3sUp Enterprises
  • 11:15 AM - Station E Group A - OpTic Gaming vs. NxG Rapid

 

  • 12:15 PM - Station A Group G - FaZe Black vs. TCM Gaming
  • 12:15 PM - Station B Group C - FaZe Red vs. Automatic Reload
  • 12:15 PM - Station C Group E - uX Gaming vs. PLT.Mindfreak
  • 12:15 PM - Station D Group C - fabE.Germany vs. fabE.Allstars
  • 12:15 PM - Station E Group G - Ascentia Gaming vs. DA.Below Zero

 

  • 1:15 PM - Station A Group B - Denial eSports vs. Prophecy
  • 1:15 PM - Station B Group H - Epsilon eSports vs. Strictly Business
  • 1:15 PM - Station C Group D - Gamers2 vs. Exile5.T1
  • 1:15 PM - Station D Group D - OpTic Nation vs. SSOF Gaming
  • 1:15 PM - Station E Group B - HyperGames vs. Klar1ty Gaming

 

  • 2:15 PM - Station A Group A - OpTic Gaming vs. Team Orbit
  • 2:15 PM - Station B Group F - Aware Gaming vs. 3sUp Enterprises
  • 2:15 PM - Station C Group H - Team Kaliber vs. Integral
  • 2:15 PM - Station D Group F - Team Revenge vs. Infused
  • 2:15 PM - Station E Group A - NxG Rapid vs. Vitality X

 

  • 3:15 PM - Station A Group E - Team EnVy vs. PLT.Mindfreak
  • 3:15 PM - Station B Group D - OpTic Nation vs. Gamers2
  • 3:15 PM - Station C Group E - Team Menace vs. uX Gaming
  • 3:15 PM - Station D Group G - FaZe Black vs. Ascentia Gaming
  • 3:15 PM - Station E Group D - SSOF Gaming vs. Exile5.T1

 

  • 4:15 PM - Station A Group H - Team Kaliber vs. Epsilon eSports
  • 4:15 PM - Station B Group G - TCM Gaming vs. DA.Below Zero
  • 4:15 PM - Station C Group H - Integral vs. Strictly Business
  • 4:15 PM - Station D Group C - fabE.Germany vs. Automatic Reload
  • 4:15 PM - Station E Group C - FaZe Red vs. fabE.Allstars

 

  • 5:15 PM - Station A Group D - OpTic Nation vs. Exile5.T1
  • 5:15 PM - Station B Group E - Team Menace vs. PLT.Mindfreak
  • 5:15 PM - Station C Group B - Klar1ty Gaming vs. Prophecy
  • 5:15 PM - Station D Group E - Team EnVy vs. uX Gaming
  • 5:15 PM - Station E Group B - Denial eSports vs. HyperGames

 

  • 6:15 PM - Station A Group H - Team Kaliber vs. Strictly Business
  • 6:15 PM - Station B Group H - Epsilon eSports vs. Integral
  • 6:15 PM - Station E Group D - Gamers2 vs. SSOF Gaming

Saturday

  • 9:15 AM - Playoff Bracket Round 1 (4 Matches)
  • 10:15 AM - Playoff Bracket Round 1 (4 Matches)
  • 11:15 AM - Upper Bracket Round 1 (2 Matches)
  • 11:15 AM - Lower Bracket Round 1 (2 Matches)
  • 12:15 PM - Upper Bracket Round 1 (2 Matches)
  • 12:15 PM - Lower Bracket Round 1 (2 Matches)
  • 1:15 PM - Upper Bracket Round 2 (1 Match)
  • 1:45 PM - Lower Bracket Round 2 (4 Matches)
  • 2:15 PM - Upper Bracket Round 2 (1 Match)
  • 3:15 PM - Lower Bracket Round 3 (2 Matches)
  • 4:45 PM - Lower Bracket Round 4 (2 Matches)
  • 4:45 PM - 7th Place Consolation Match (1 Match)
  • 6:15 PM - Lower Bracket Round 5 (1 Match)
  • 6:15 PM - 5th Place Consolation Match (1 Match)

Sunday

  • 11:00 AM - Upper Bracket Final
  • 12:15 PM - Lower Bracket Final
  • 2:30 PM - Championship Match

Matches will be broadcasted live on MLG’s streaming platform. There will be a total of seven streams, five being in English - Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, and Echo, one being in Italian, and one being in Spanish on MLG.tv.


This concludes our Call of Duty World Championship® 2015 Preview. Be on the lookout for our ESN prediction article coming out on Wednesday, prior to the event. Let us know your thoughts on our event preview in the comments below, or at our Twitter - @eSportsNation.

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