Call of Duty Black Ops 4 saw its release on October 12th with several big name streamers taking up the game on Twitch. Blizzard has already announced its intentions to create a sustainable esports scene revolving around the FPS title. Indeed, there were indications that Call of Duty might also witness a similar setup to Overwatch League with the franchise model.
The first event for Call of Duty Blackops 4 has already been announced. The tournament will feature a prize pool of $250,000 and will signal the start of the Call of Duty esports calendar.
Several esports organisations are already announcing details of their roster in preparation for the CWL Las Vegas.
The Evil Geniuses COD Roster
Evil Genius sold their COD roster to Team ENVY in August 2018. They have announced a new roster to represent the organisation at the upcoming tournament. However, this new roster does not have three players who have played together and hence EG will not have an automatic qualification to the tournament.
Roster Announcement: Evil Geniuses Call of Duty: https://t.co/RBEyXlyiMF
Welcome to our new team! @SaintsNato @Goonjar @Felo @SaugaRoyalty @Lacefield pic.twitter.com/w9TqdGrC4w
— Evil Geniuses (@EvilGeniuses) October 11, 2018
This roster has players from multiple different teams. They have players from teams like Lightning Pandas, Ghost Gaming, eUnited as well as Echo Fox.
eUnited add two new players
Felo was a part of eUnited’s COD roster till recently, however, he will be making a move to Evil Geniuses. They will replace him on the team as eUnited have announced the addition of two new players to their roster.
Stand With Us.
Introducing #eUCoD. pic.twitter.com/7Iwtuuohpx
— eUnited (@eUnited) October 11, 2018
The team has placed in the Top four of several past tournaments on a consistent basis. They placed third at CWL Seattle losing to the Rise Nation roster.
CWL Las Vegas 2018 will take place at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. The seeding for the tournament is based on CWL Pro Points from 2018. The event will feature Best of Three double elimination matches with the qualifying matches being Best of Five.