For the third year in a row the OpTic Gaming Call of Duty team took down the ESWC CWL in Paris. This is also the fifth time in a row that OpTic Gaming team member Ian “Crimsix” Porter has won the event. He currently tops the leader board for the “winningest” player in Call of Duty competitive e-sports history.
This event came with a prize pool of $100,000 and there were a total of 62 teams competition from both Europe and the United States.
It was held in Paris and it was very heavily weighted in terms of CoD Pro points that a massive 24 teams made the log trip form North America to play in this event.
As there were so many teams there from the region, there were a lot of surprises and upsets along the way, with some teams feeling like they wasted their time by coming to the event as they got surprisingly knocked out in the early stages.
There is bit of a break now for the players in terms of LAN events as the next big competition will not be taking place for another month or so in Dallas.
This will be yet another MLG event and there will be a huge prize pool of $200,000 up for grabs. This will also be the final LAN event that can be played in order to qualify for the 1st stage of the CWL Pro League which takes place in the spring.
While OpTic Gaming took first place in Paris, their age old rivals FaZe Clan finished in the runner-up spot with Rise Nation back in third place.