UMG South Carolina: Event Preview
The North American major will be hosted at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel in Myrtle Beach, SC. The address for the tournament location is as follows:
- 2101 North Oak Street Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
If you’re looking to book a room into the hotel, please visit the reservation page.
UMG South Carolina will be featuring the CoD World League “Pro Division” teams this weekend. Here are the 12 professional teams that have been invited to play:
- OpTic Gaming – Scump, Crimsix, FormaL, Karma
- FaZe Clan – Clayster, Enable, ZooMaa, Attach
- Team EnVyUs – ACHES, TeePee, SlasheR, JKap
- Rise Nation – Slacked, Classic, Octane, Loony
- Team SoloMid – ProoFy, Colechan, Pacman, Whea7s
- compLexity Gaming – NAMELESS, Ricky, Parasite, MiRx
- Team eLevate – AquA, Faccento, Remy, Nagafen
- H2k-Gaming – FEARS, LegaL, PHiZZURP, Lacefield
- Team Kaliber – Sharp, Neslo, Theory, Goonjar
- Dream Team – Sender, Diabolic, Happy, Chino
- Luminosity Gaming – Replays, SpaceLy, John, Saints
- Counter Logic Gaming – Methodz, Blfire, PRPLXD, FeLonY
*Note: Player and spectator passes are no longer available on UMG Gaming’s website.
The talent lineup for this event will include the following CoD eSports commentators:
- Landon “MrRosterMania”
- Alan “Bricy” Brice
- Jack “CouRage” Dunlop
- John “Revan” Boble
- Thomas “Chance” Ashworth
According to UMG Events, the open bracket is now its own tournament within the three-day competition. The double-elimination open bracket will commence on Friday approximately around 3:00 p.m. EST and end Saturday afternoon; the CoD World League Champion Tournament – which replaces the former championship bracket – will start soon after.
The Champion Tournament is the second and last tournament of the event. This phase will be formatted into a 16-team single-elimination bracket, featuring the 12 CWL “Pro Division” teams and the top-four finishers from the open bracket. Seeding will be based on CWL standings for professional teams, and final open bracket placements for amateur teams.
With there now being two tournaments within the event, there is now a shared $100,000 prize pool for each of the top eight teams. Open bracket competitors now have the opportunity to not only play for qualification, but some money as well. Here are the prize pool breakdowns:
CWL Champion Bracket:
- 1st – $28,000
- 2nd – $14,000
- 3rd – $7,000
- 4th – $7,000
- 5th – $3,500
- 6th – $3,500
- 7th – $3,500
- 8th – $3,500
- 1st – $12,000
- 2nd – $6,000
- 3rd – $4,500
- 4th – $3,300
- 5th – $1,800
- 6th – $1,200
- 7th – $900
- 8th – $600
The three-day major tournament will be including loads of series throughout both brackets, showcasing the best North American competitive Call of Duty teams in Black Ops III.
Make sure you tune in to watch live broadcasts of the event on Call of Duty’s Twitch.tv channel. Checkout the tentative schedule for UMG South Carolina.
*The schedule is provided by UMG and is subject to change. Times are provided in Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Friday, Feb. 12:
- Registration: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
- Doors open to VIP spectators: 1:00 p.m.
- Doors open to everyone: 2:00 p.m.
- Open Bracket begins: 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 13:
- Open Bracket begins: 8:00 a.m.
- Champion Bracket begins: 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 14:
- Champion Bracket begins: 10:00 a.m.
Are you competing at UMG South Carolina for a shot at the $100,000 prize pool and titleship? Let us know. Follow our Twitter – @eSportsNation for event more coverage and content.