Gfinity CoD Summer Championship: Event Preview

The Gfinity Call of Duty Summer Championship for Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare is taking place at the Gfinity Arena in London, on July 31 - Aug. 2.

The Gfinity Call of Duty Summer Championship for Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare is taking place at the Gfinity Arena in London, on July 31 – Aug. 2, 2015. Sixteen of the world’s best competitive Call of Duty teams will be competing for a shared prize pool of $100,000 and the Summer Championship title.

Event Location & Lodging

The tournament’s venue will be located at the Gfinity Arena – Vue Fulham Broadway. The Gfinity Arena continues to amaze players and spectators around the globe, with its cinema-like 4K screens, comfortable seating, soundproof booths and more.

A preview of parts of the arena by Martin Wyatt, Gfinity’s Head of Partner Relations:

Gfinity Arena

  • Vue Cinema
  • Fulham Broadway
  • London SW6 1BW
  • United Kingdom

If you’re late on booking a hotel for the event as a player or spectator, check out the three nearby hotels we recommend:

Basic Information

The Gfinity Summer Championship is an invitational event based off of team’s recent success. The tournament will feature 16 teams competing in pool play and later bracket play. Note that Gfinity follows the PEGI age rating, forcing this event to be 18+ only.

The 16 teams attending are:


*Note: Games2 was switched out for VwS Gaming due to “player related issues,” as stated by Gfinity.

A limited amount of spectator passes are still available for Friday, Saturday, Sunday and the entire weekend. Early Bird Weekend passes sold out very quickly, while four Sunday-only passes were renewed on July 28, 2015.

Spectator passes for the Summer Championship can be purchased on Eventbrite. Note that spectating is also 18+ only as well. The tickets are very limited, get them while they last.

Pool Play and Bracket Information

The Gfinity Summer Championship will be featuring pool play once again, a familiar group stage to start off the event. There will be four groups of four teams, with the top-two teams from each pool advancing into bracket play.

The four groups are as follows:

CoD Summer Championship Groups Red Web

Bracket play will be the second stage of the event, formatted into a single-elimination bracket consisting of the eight teams from the four pools. A loss in bracket play results in the team’s elimination from the remainder of the tournament.

Prize Pool

The prize pool for the CoD Summer Championship equals out to a shared total of $100,000 (£64071.76 / €91015.41) along with the coveted Gfinity championship title and trophy.

  • 1st Place: $50,000
  • 2nd Place: $25,000
  • 3rd Place: $10,000
  • 4th Place: $5,000
  • 5th-8th Place: $2,500

Friday’s Schedule

*Tentative schedule provided by Gfinity. All times are in BST/EDT.

The event is scheduled to start at 6:00 PM BST 1:00 PM EDT on Friday, July 31.

The venue open times and Friday’s schedule can be found below:

  • Friday, July 31 – Doors Open at 5:30 PM BST / 12:30 PM EDT
  • Saturday, Aug. 1 – Doors Open at 11:00 AM BST / 6:00 AM EDT
  • Sunday, Aug. 2 – Doors Open at 10:00 AM BST / 5:00 AM EDT


If you’re not at the event live, you can catch up on the entirety of the Summer Championship event broadcasted live over at Gfinity Live TV. Broadcast times are scheduled to commence at 6:00 PM BST1:00 PM EDT on Friday, 12:00 PM BST / 7:00 AM EDT on Saturday, and 11:00 AM BST / 6:00 AM EDT on Sunday.

How will you be watching the event? Be sure to be on the lookout for our Summer Championship predictions tomorrow. Stay up-to-date on coverage throughout the event over at our Twitter – @eSportsNation.