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Luminosity Take CWL Birmingham Open Championship

April 2, 2018

SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 2, 2018--This weekend, competitors from around the world arrived in Birmingham, United Kingdom, to compete for the top prize at the CWL Birmingham Open, presented by PlayStation®4, but only Luminosity walked away champion. Teams Splyce, Rise Nation and OpTic Gaming rounded-out the top four spots at the three-day competition in Call of Duty: WWII, hosted at the INSOMNIA62 Gaming Festival.

For their win, Luminosity had to overcome local favorites Splyce in front of a passionate and vocal crowd. “Winning Birmingham means a lot to me. After Atlanta we really decided to show up here and win this,” said Team Luminosity’s Johnathan “John” Perez.

Fans from around the world watched online as teams from North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region competed via MLG.com/CallofDuty and Twitch.tv/CallofDuty, also via the in-game Call of Duty®: WWII theater within Headquarters on PlayStation®4.

Here are the final rankings for the CWL Birmingham Open:

  • 1 st - Luminosity
  • 2 nd – Splyce
  • 3 rd – Rise Nation
  • 4 th – OpTic Gaming
  • 5 th /6 th – Reckless / Team Envy
  • 7 th /8 th – Echo Fox / Lightning Pandas

The Call of Duty World League enters its first stage finals this weekend as the top eight teams from CWL Pro League Stage 1 will face-off April 6 – 8, at the MLG Arena in Columbus, Ohio. At stake is the winner’s share of a $500,000 event prize pool and the role of early season favorite in the record setting 2018 season of the CWL.

After the playoffs, the Call of Duty World League returns to the U.S. for the CWL Seattle Open, April 20 – 22. CWL Seattle Open tickets are available now in multiple varieties, while supplies last. General admission passes for the event are available for $59.99 (plus applicable fees and taxes). A Premium Pass for the event is also available for $89.99 (plus applicable fees and taxes) and includes an event t-shirt and one month of MLG GameBattles Premium. A $299.99 (plus applicable fees and taxes) Prestige Pass is also available and includes an event t-shirt, event jacket, one-hour early entrance to the venue, access to the Prestige Lounge and more. For tickets, visit MLG.com/CWLSeattle.

Visit CallofDuty.com/esports and follow the Call of Duty World League on Twitter and Instagram for the latest CWL updates. For live broadcasts and Video on Demand, visit MLG.com/CallofDuty.

About Activision Publishing, Inc.

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading global producer and publisher of interactive entertainment. Activision maintains operations throughout the world and is a division of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), an S&P 500 company. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company’s website, www.activision.com  or by following  @Activision.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements: Information in this press release that involves Activision Publishing’s expectations, plans, intentions or strategies regarding the future, including statements about the expected features of the Call of Duty World League and the dates and features of the CWL Seattle Open, are forward-looking statements, that are not facts and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause Activision Publishing’s actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements set forth in this release include unanticipated product delays and other factors identified in the risk factors sections of Activision Blizzard’s most recent annual report on Form 10-K and any subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. The forward-looking statements in this release are based upon information available to Activision Publishing and Activision Blizzard as of the date of this release, and neither Activision Publishing nor Activision Blizzard assumes any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements believed to be true when made may ultimately prove to be incorrect. These statements are not guarantees of the future performance of Activision Publishing or Activision Blizzard and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond its control and may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations.

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