Feb 17 2017 - 1:12 am

CWL Paris Open Preview

Call of Duty: World League, meet Paris France.
CS:GO Writer

The newest installment of the Call of Duty: World League is coming to Paris, France for the weekend, and all of the ESWC-hosted action begins tomorrow. With this being the third offline tournament for the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare cycle, 63 teams look to regain lost ground a little under a week after the conclusion of MLG Atlanta, a tournament in which the unseen underdog eUnited upset fan-favorite OpTic Gaming in the Grand Finals.

Here’s a complete rundown of everything you need to know regarding the CWL Paris Open.


Streaming Platforms:

  • MLG.tv
  • YouTube


Maps Played and Game Types:

  • Hardpoint: Breakout, Retaliation, Scorch, Throwback
  • Search and Destroy: Crusher, Retaliation, Scorch, Throwback
  • Uplink: Frost, Precinct, Throwback


46-Team Open Bracket:

  • Best-of-Three
  • Double Elimination
  • Top 4 Winners’ Open Bracket teams advances to Pool Play
  • Top 4 Losers’ Open Bracket teams advances to Losers’ Championship Bracket Round 1


16-Team Pool Play:

  • Best-of-Five
  • 4 pools consisting of 4 teams each
  • 2 European teams, 1 North American team, 1 Winners’ Open Bracket team per pool


Pool A:

  • OpTic Gaming
  • Red Reserve
  • Team 3G
  • TBD (Open Bracket team)


Pool B:

  • Rise Nation
  • Supremacy
  • Team Infused
  • TBD (Open Bracket team)


Pool C:

  • FaZe Clan
  • Splyce
  • XtroVert eSports
  • TBD (Open Bracket team)


Pool D:

  • Cloud9
  • Elevate
  • Fnatic
  • TBD (Open Bracket team)


Championship Play:

  • Best-of-Five
  • Double Elimination
  • Top 2 teams from each pool advances to Winners’ Championship Bracket Round 1
  • 3rd place team from each pool advances to Losers’ Championship Bracket Round 2
  • 4th place team from each pool advances to Losers’ Championship Bracket Round 1


$100,000/30,000 CWL Pro Point Prize Pool Spread:

  • 1st Place - $40,000; 10,000 CWL Pro Points
  • 2nd Place - $24,000; 6,000 CWL Pro Points
  • 3rd Place - $16,000; 4,400 CWL Pro Points
  • 4th Place - $8,000; 3,600 CWL Pro Points
  • 5th/6th Place - $4,000; 3,200 CWL Pro Points
  • 7th/8th Place - $2,000; 2,800 CWL Pro Points


English Stream Talent:

  • Alan "Bricey" Brice
  • Christopher "Tunn" Tunn
  • Phillip "Momo" Whitfield
  • Jack "Campbell" Campbell
  • Jack "CouRage" Dunlop
  • Clint "Maven" Evans


French Stream Talent:

  • Jonas "Oxygen" Ferry
  • Julien "BRK" Vanhove
  • Laurent "zanki0h" Bosc
  • Olivier "Olivermo" Morin
  • Quentin "BreiZhix" Bonno


Day 1 in Paris:

  • Pool Play Matches 1 and 2 per team
  • Open Bracket Completion


Day 2 in Paris:

  • Pool Play Match 3 per team
  • Winners’ Championship Bracket Round 1 (Quarterfinals)
  • Losers’ Championship Bracket Round 1
  • Winners’ Championship Bracket Round 2 (Semifinals)
  • Losers’ Championship Bracket Round 2
  • Losers’ Championship Bracket Round 3


Day 3 in Paris:

  • Losers’ Championship Bracket Round 4
  • Winners’ Championship Bracket Round 3 (Finals)
  • Losers’ Championship Bracket Round 5
  • Losers’ Championship Bracket Round 6 (Finals)
  • Championship Bracket Grand Finals


More info on the event can be found here.


Who do you think will win the CWL Paris Open? Tell us your winners with a tweet @GAMURScom.