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MLG Anaheim: Event Preview

Major League Gaming is re-entering the Call of Duty scene by returning to the spot of one of the most popular events in Call of Duty history: Anaheim, California.
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Major League Gaming is re-entering the Call of Duty scene by returning to the spot of one of the most popular events in Call of Duty history: Anaheim, California. The MLG Anaheim Open for Call of Duty®: Black Ops III will take place June 10-12 and features a $100,000 prize pool.

Location


This event will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center. The address is 800 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, California 9280.

Basic Information


The tournament will feature a double elimination open bracket, pool play, and a double elimination championship bracket. Every team in Stage 2 of the North American Call of Duty World League Pro Division received an automatic invite to pool play, while 96 amateur and foreign teams will compete in the open bracket to advance to pool play.

The open bracket matches will be best-of-three, double elimination, with the top four teams qualifying for pool play.

In pool play, each team will play a best-of-five series against the other teams in their group, with the top two teams from each group qualifying for the championship bracket.

The pools are as follows:

Group A

  • OpTic Gaming (Scup, Karma, Crimsix, FormaL)
  • Cloud9 (Happy, Assault, Llama, Havok)
  • Team SoloMid (Whea7s, Pacman, ColeChan, Ivy)
  • Open Bracket Qualifier

 

Group B

  • Rise Nation (Slacked, Loony, Octane, Classic)
  • H2k-Gaming (PHiZZURP, FEARS, Lacefield, LegaL)
  • Hundred Thieves (ACHES, Royalty, Remy, Nelson)
  • Open Bracket Qualifier

 

Group C

  • FaZe Clan (Clayster, Enable, ZooMaa, Attach)
  • Team eLevate (Nagafen, Faccento, AquA, FeLonY)
  • Luminosity Gaming (Saints, NAMELESS, StuDyy, SpaceLy)
  • Open Bracket Qualifier

 

Group D

  • Team EnVyUs (JKap, SlasheR, Apathy, John)
  • Dream Team (Chino, Sender, Diabolic, KiLLa)
  • compLexity Gaming (Parasite, Ricky, MiRx, Goonjar)
  • Open Bracket Qualifier

 

The championship bracket will be best-of-five, double elimination series until only one team remains.

Prize Pool


The prize pool of $100,000 and 9,000 CWL points will be distributed as follows:

  • 1st place: $40,000 and 2,500 CWL points 
  • 2nd place: $24,000 and 1,500 CWL points 
  • 3rd place: $16,000 and 1,100 CWL points 
  • 4th place: $8,000 and 900 CWL points 
  • 5th-6th place: $4,000 and 800 CWL points 
  • 7th-8th place: $2,000 and 700 CWL points
 

Event Schedule


June 10

  • Pregame show kicks off at 5:30 p.m. EDT
  • Open bracket begins at 6:00 p.m. EDT
  • Group play begins at 6:00 p.m. EDT

June 11

  • Pregame show kicks off at 12:45 p.m. EDT
  • Open bracket begins at 1:00 p.m. EDT
  • Group play begins at 5:15 p.m. EDT
  • Championship bracket begins at 9:30 p.m. EDT

June 12

  • Pregame kicks off at 12:45 p.m. EDT
  • Championship bracket begins at 1:00 p.m. EDT

Will you be in attendance or watching the stream for this event? Let us know by commenting below or tweeting us @GAMURScom, and be sure to follow us for all of your esports needs.

Spencer Hester can be contacted by email at Hester.eSports@gmail.com or on Twitter - @SpenceGAMURS.

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