The European Gaming League (EGL) will be hosting the first offline Call of Duty World League Challenge Division tournament, EGL Open – London 2016 , during the PC Gamer Weekender event on March 5-6 in London. The top-tier teams from the European region will have their chance to compete for the shared prize pool of $25,000 and World League points.
EGL Open will be hosted at The Old Truman Brewery in London, UK. The venue is located within walking distance of multiple rail and tube stations in Central London. The gaming floor will be opened for competitors and spectators from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. GMT this weekend.
Here’s the venue’s address:
The Old Truman Brewery
91 Brick Lane
The event will be featuring eight out of 10 CWL Pro Division teams, along with 24 qualified CWL Challenge Division teams. The teams attending are as follows:
- Epsilon eSports – Joee, Moose, Rated, Reedy
- exceL eSports – Braaain, Nolson, QuiKeR, Zed
- Millenium – Swanny, Tommey, Jurd, MadCat
- Splyce – Bance, Hawqeh, Joshh, Vortex
- TCM Gaming – Bran, Niall, Shane, SunnyB
- Team Infused – MarkyB, Peatie, Urban, Zer0
- Team LDLC – Dlogan, Getsom, Tonyjs, Julien Louis
- Team Vitality – Broken, Gotaga, Rskn, Wailers
The talent lineup for the EGL Open has also been announced, revealing four Call of Duty commentators and one interview host. Here is the broadcast team:
- Alan “Bricetacular” Brice – Commentator
- Chris “Tunn” Tunn – Commentator
- Jonas “Oxygen” Ferry – Commentator
- Chris “The Trout 91” Trout – Commentator
- Tommy eSports – Interviewer
*Note: Team passes are no longer available for the Challenge Division spots. Spectator tickets for the event can be still be purchased on EGL’s Eventbrite page .
The EGL Open will kick-off with all 32 teams being positioned into pool play, which will consist of eight groups of four. Each group will include one Pro Division team and three Challenge Division teams. This bracket format is quite different in comparison to North America’s first LAN event, UMG South Carolina 2016 , which consisted of two brackets.
Pool play will conclude on Saturday, with the top-two teams from each group positioning themselves into a 16-team, single-elimination bracket for Sunday’s competition. The 16 remaining teams will be fighting for the first-place prize of $10,000 and championship title.
The shared prize pool consists of $25,000 in prize money. Here is the breakdown per team:
- 1st Place: $10,000
- 2nd Place: $5,000
- 3rd Place: $2,500
- 4th Place: $2,500
- 5th Place: $1,250
- 6th Place: $1,250
- 7th Place: $1,250
- 8th Place: $1,250
Here is the breakdown for the Call of Duty World League points:
- 1st Place: 2,500
- 2nd Place: 1,500
- 3rd Place: 1,100
- 4th Place: 900
- 5th-6th Place: 800
- 7th-8th Place: 700
- 9th-12th Place: 550
- 13th-16th Place: 450
- 17th-24th Place: 300
- 25th-32nd Place: 200
The two-day event will showcase multiple matches of competitive Call of Duty®: Black Ops III . Make sure you tune in to watch the livestreams on EGL’s Twitch and YouTube outlets. No schedule has been released yet by EGL. We’ll be sure to update this article as soon as more information becomes available. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. GMT.
*The tentative schedule will be provided by EGL in Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
Saturday, March 4:
- Matches start at 10:30 a.m.
Sunday, March 5:
- Matches start at 10:30 a.m.
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