30 March 2016 - 22:27

NA CWL Season 1 Playoffs: Event Preview

ESL is hosting the NA CWL Season 1 Playoffs for Call of Duty®: Black Ops III in Burbank, Calif. on April 1-3, where eight teams will be competing for their share in a $250,000 prize pool.
The Electronic Sports League will be holding the North American Call of Duty World League Season 1 Playoffs for Call of Duty®: Black Ops III in Burbank, Calif. on April 1-3. Eight teams will be competing for their share in a $250,000 prize pool.



This event will be held at the ESL Studio in Burbank, Calif. The address for this event is 1212 Chestnut St., Burbank, Calif., 91506.

Basic Information

This LAN event is set to host the top-eight teams from the first season of the NA CWL. On Friday, the bottom four teams from the first season will each play a relegation match against a challenge division team to decide who will be the final four teams for next season.

The other eight teams that qualified for the playoffs will begin play on Saturday in a single-elimination bracket with best-of-seven series. Check the image below to see what this championship bracket looks like.


The relegation matches are listed below, in the format of former-CWL team vs. challenge division team:

The quarter-final matchups will be as follows:

Here is a list of the maps and game modes for this event:

  • Capture the Flag: Breach, Evac, Fringe, Stronghold
  • Hardpoint: Breach, Evac, Fringe, Stronghold
  • Search and Destroy: Breach, Evac, Fringe, Hunted, Infection, Redwood, Stronghold
  • Uplink: Breach, Evac, Fringe, Infection

The on-air talent lineup for the NA CWL Playoffs looks like this:

Event Schedule

This is sure to be an action-packed weekend full of great Call of Duty matches. To make sure you do not miss any of the games, here is the schedule for this weekend.

*Schedule provided by the CWL official website . All times are in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).

Friday, April 1

  • 10 a.m. PDT: Team Kaliber vs. King Papey
  • 12:30 p.m. PDT: Dream Team vs. Cloud9 Eclipse
  • 3:00 p.m. PDT: H2k-Gaming vs. Team Liquid
  • 5:30 p.m. PDT: Counter Logic Gaming vs. Cloud9

Saturday, April 2

  • 10 a.m. PDT: Rise Nation vs. Luminosity Gaming
  • 12:30 p.m. PDT: OpTic Gaming vs. Team SoloMid
  • 3:00 p.m. PDT: Team eLevate vs. Team EnVyUs
  • 5:30 p.m. PDT: FaZe Clan vs. compLexity Gaming

Sunday, April 3

  • 12 p.m. PDT: Semi-final match #1
  • 2:30 p.m. PDT: Semi-final match #2
  • 5 p.m. PDT: Grand Finals

*All times are subject to change based on the length of matches.

Matches will be broadcasted live on the CWL official website and on twitch.tv/callofduty or twitch.tv/callofdutyalpha .

Will you be in attendance or watching the stream for this event? Let us know by commenting below or tweeting us @eSportsNation .
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