Rise Nation comes out on top at Call of Duty’s CWL Anaheim Open Championship

Call of Duty CWL Anaheim Rise Nation

Photo caption: Thomas ‘TJHaLy’ Haly, Daniel ‘Loony’ Loza, Rodger Saffold (Rise Nation CEO & NFL Pro), CWL Anaheim MVP Peirce ‘Gunless’ Hillman, Austin ‘Slasher’ Liddic

It was a busy week for Activision and Call of Duty, especially with E3 2018 in Downtown Los Angeles and CWL (Call of Duty World League) Anaheim Open Championship at the Anaheim Convention Center in California. The biggest announcement during the CWL weekend is Rise Nation rising to the top to become the winner. Now they will be the team to beat at the 2018 CWL Championship from August 15-19 in Columbus, Ohio.

The 3-day tournament in Anaheim featured over 150 teams from North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific Region competing in Call of Duty WWII to see who’s the top dog. The final battle pitted Rise Nation against Red Reserve on Sunday, and their victory marks the team’s third time winning the title in the season. Luminosity Gaming and Unilad made it in the top four.

With the win, Rise Nation has earned the majority stake of CWL Anaheim’s $200,000 prize pool, and their banner will be present at a future event in the G FUEL Hall of Champions. (It’s quite impressive as you’re walking through the entrance with lights shining proudly.)

Fans lucky enough to be at the event also had the chance to play the PlayStation 4 multiplayer demo of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. For those hoping to test out the upcoming battle royale mode, Blackout, they will have to wait.

Those who can’t make it were able to watch on live on MLG.com/CallofDuty and Twitch.tv/CallofDuty

Check out the top teams at the CWL Anaheim Open:

1st – Rise Nation
2nd – Red Reserve
3rd – Luminosity Gaming
4th – Unilad
5th/6th – FaZe Clan / OpTic Gaming
7th/8th – Mindfreak / Tainted Minds

The action goes on at the MLG Arena in Columbus, Ohio, on June 26, 2018 for the CWL Pro League Stage 2. The top four teams will then compete at the CWL Pro League Stage 2 Playoffs on July 27-29 for the chance to win money from the $500,000 prize pool.

The season will then close out at the 2018 Call of Duty World League Championship on August 15-19, 2018. You can purchase tickets at MLG.com/CWLChamps.

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