It’s been brilliant watching the Call of Duty viewership on Twitch reach highs never seen before. Over this past week and a half, Black Ops 4 has been at the top of the browse page. Alongside Fortnite and League of Legends, the vast number of people watching Call of Duty has got us thinking about the competitive season and the first event. CWL Las Vegas.
The first event of the #BlackOps4 season: CWL Las Vegas on December 7-9!
CWL Las Vegas Confirmed Teams
Call of Duty World League Las Vegas will get underway on Dec. 7 and end Dec. 9. Shortly after Sept. 19, it was announced that the Top 12 teams from the 2018 CWL Pro League stage two will make up the 16 pool play spots for CWL Las Vegas. The final four spots will be made up of teams who make it through the CWL Las Vegas Open Bracket.
However, RosterMania has once again been very interesting and many of those Top 12 teams are no longer together. If a Top 12 roster from the CWL Pro League stage two does not retain three of its four players, it will be replaced by a roster with the highest amount of Pro Points from WWII.
RosterMania this off season certainly isn’t over but many rosters have been confirmed. These confirmations have made it possible to see who is currently in Pool Play for CWL Las Vegas.
As of writing this, the teams ready and waiting for Pool Play are:
Despite dropping Jordan ‘JKap’ Kaplan, they retained the other three players from last season. Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper, Josiah ‘Slacked’ Berry and Johnathon ‘John’ Perez all being on LG’s competitive roster once again allows them to cement their spot for Vegas.
Roster: FormaL, Slacked, John, Gunless, Classic.
Everyone in the Call of Duty community couldn’t believe it when Envy acquired the WWII champs from Evil Geniuses. Not only do they have the world champion quartet from last year but this also confirms their Vegas pool play spot.
Roster: Aches, Apathy, SiLLY, Assault, Huke
The first of two new organizations to have Pool Play confirmed for Vegas. Team Reciprocity have acquired three of the UNILAD roster from the WWII season. Bradley ‘wuskin’ Marshall, Zach ‘Zed’ Denyer, Sean ‘Seany’ O’Connor have teamed together once again to confirm Reciprocity’s place.
Roster: wuskin, Tommey, Seany, Zed, Denz.
You all knew it was coming, but
THE #RECPack have entered Call of Duty!!
FaZe’s four from WWII have stuck together, FaZe were always guaranteed a spot in the Vegas pool play because of this. With the addition Anthony ‘Methodz’ Zinni, fans of FaZe will hope to see more consistency out of this very talented team.
Roster: ZooMaa, Attach, Priestahh, Replays, Methodz.
New team, new season, new streak 🔥
A lot of rumours were spread about the eUnited roster going into Black Ops 4. Ultimately, the only player who left the competitive roster from WWII was Tyler ‘FeLo’ Johnson. With the three remaining, James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks, Preston ‘Prestinni’ Sanderson and Alec ‘Arcitys’ Sanderson, eUnited are a confirmed roster for the first event of the season.
Roster: Arcitys, Prestinni, Clayster, JKap, AbeZy.
Stand With Us.
it wasn’t a surprise to learn that the four who finished the WWII season for Red Reserve were sticking together for Black Ops 4. Similar to FaZe, Red Reserve were always guaranteed a pool play place in CWL Vegas. Adding Ben ‘Bance’ Bance to their polished roster could be the move that turns their top 2 placing’s into championships.
Roster: Rated, Zer0, Joee, Skrapz, Bance.
5v5 is a big change and so is this.
The final new organization confirming their place into the CWL Las Vegas pools is 100 Thieves. Similar to Team Reciprocity, 100 Thieves acquired three players from the WWII Team Kaliber squad. These included Kenny ‘Kenny’ Williams, Maurice ‘Fero’ Henriquez and Ian ‘Enable’ Wyatt. A trio who proved last year, that they’re some of the best players in competitive CoD. 100 Thieves are the team to watch at the first event.
Roster: Kenny, Fero, SlasheR, Octane, Enable.
Black Ops 4 Roster Lock
There are a few big organizations who have not yet been confirmed for pool play at CWL Vegas, obvious ones include OpTic Gaming and Splyce. However, the new rosters that they have put together should be in pools due to their collective WWII pro points being a lot higher than other squads.
Recently, it was put on Twitter the possible pool play groups if rosters locked now. On Oct. 12, CODGamepedia tweeted out the following image;
It must be said that changes can still happen but if this was confirmed as the groups for CWL Vegas, the CoD community are in for a real treat. Story-lines are already heating up. The 100 Thieves/OpTic Gaming rivalry will come head to head. And, after Luminosity and JKap were not able to see eye to eye this off season, there will be no love lost between eUnited and LG.
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