Rise Nation Takes First Place At 2017 CWL Open At MLG Vegas


Rise Nation scores big win putting them one step closer to the 2017 CWL Global Pro League.

The road to the 2017 CWL Championship, Presented by PlayStation®4 has begun with a big win for Rise Nation. Cloud9, FaZe Clan and Allegiance rounded out the top spots after three days of grueling competition at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. They move one step closer to securing a spot in the first ever CWL Global Pro League, beginning in April.


The CWL Open finals capped an exciting weekend of competition at MLG Vegas as fans witnessed the thrilling conclusion to the first major Call of Duty tournament of the season. Rise Nation took home the honors after topping Cloud9, 3 maps to 2 in a tournament that had multiple series decided in intense game 5 battles.

A talented collection of 172 teams battled it out over the weekend. After the dust settled, thousands of Call of Duty fans at Mandalay Bay witnessed Rise Nation emerge victorious as they were crowned champions and secured the top spot in addition to garnering CWL Pro Points and a better position for qualifying for the CWL Global Pro League. Hundreds of Thousands of more fans tuned in online via the Live Event Viewer, YouTube and MLG.tv to witness all the action.

Here are the final rankings for the CWL Open at MLG Vegas:

  • 1st – Rise Nation
  • 2nd – Cloud9
  • 3rd – FaZe Clan
  • 4th – Team Allegiance
  • 5th – Luminosity Gaming, OpTic Gaming
  • 7th – Enigma6, Evil Geniuses

For the latest intel on the Call of Duty World League, Presented by PlayStation®4 and for live broadcasts check out: http://www.callofduty.com/cwl/cwl, tv.majorleaguegaming.com/channel/cwl, www.youtube.com/majorleaguegaming or follow @CODesports on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Call of Duty World League, Presented by PlayStation®4 is proud to partner with Major League Gaming as North American tournament operator and broadcast partner for the upcoming season. Through MLG’s proven live streaming capabilities and technology, CWL fans can watch all the Infinite Warfare esports action on MLG.TV and in-game (IW PS4) through the Live Event Viewer.
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