COD World League Championship Most Viewed COD Esports Event in History

Activision Blizzard announced that “Team EnVyUs’ thrilling win over Splyce in last Sunday’s epic showdown, pitting the top American squad head-to-head against Europe’s top team at the Call of Duty® World League Championship, presented by PlayStation®4 was the most viewed esports event in Call of Duty history. Fans tuned-in to Sunday’s epic conclusion held at Call of Duty® XP, to watch these two hard-charging teams compete for their share of $2M – the biggest prize purse in franchise history. Broadcast across five languages, the worldwide peak concurrent viewership topped the previous record for Call of Duty esports events by more than 40%, including previous COD Championship and Stage Finals. Combined the Call of Duty Championship matches surpassed more than 20 million views.”

Said Rob Kostich, EVP and GM, Call of Duty, Activision: “Sunday’s Finals were the perfect conclusion to the biggest fan celebration in our history with Call of Duty XP and to the debut season of the CWL. With over 1,000 teams participating from all over the globe, it came down to the final two elite squads, one from North America and one from Europe.”

Fox Business reported that “the video game giant capped its biggest event yet over Labor Day weekend with a concert by Snoop Dog and Wiz Khalifa; Snoop famously lent his voice to a content pack for Call of Duty: Ghosts in 2014.”

“The show followed the championship match where the four-man squad of Team EnVyUs took down Europe’s top entry, Splyce, in the final. The winner’s take as the first Call of Duty World League Champion? They split an $800,000 check out of a total $2 million purse.”

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