The Stage is Set and the Team Looks Sharp, Call of Duty World League Starts Saturday


The Atlas Lions are all, finally, in Fort Worth for the Call of Duty World League.

Let's reintroduce you to the team:

Baldy: ()

His real-life name is Sam. He plays ICR (mid to long range rifle) which is the main assault rifle role. He first got into gaming on the Nintendo 64 playing games like Goldeneye. He says the first shooter he got into was Star Wars: Battlefront.

He started playing COD in 2009, but his interest started to dwindle until a friend suggested he watch the COD Championships. He started to attend tournaments and his current goal is to participate in the COD Championships.

Divinity: ()

Goes by Aiden outside of the game. He plays the Maddox (mid to long range rifle) which is a flex/AR position. His first shooter was Rainbow Six: Vegas and his first competitive shooter was COD: Advanced Warfare. His goals for his esports career are to make it to the professional ranks and win at least one event.

Hicksy: ()

Charlie also plays the Maddox (flex/ar) role. He got into gaming at seven years old. His first shooter was Call of Duty 4. He shared his Xbox with his brother and started thinking about playing competitively around the time of COD: Ghosts (2013).

His esports goal is to make a career out of esports whether it be as a player or another role.

Trance: ()

Martin plays the Saug, an SMG (Sub-machine gun) that is better suited for closer quarters fighting. He started playing video games on the PlayStation. He played Spyro and Crash Bandicoot. The first shooters he played were COD 3, Metal Gear Solid, and Halo (2 &3)

Played his first LAN in 2015 and was inspired to establish himself on the COD scene. His goal is to progress on the competitive side of esports, but also has interest in esports management and fitness. 

Beanbag: (@YellowBeanBag)

James also plays the Saug SMG. He started playing games like Mario Kart and Pokemon before eventually finding COD: Modern Warfare 2. Got the bug to play competitively thanks to the pro league during Black Ops 2 (2012).

His esports goal is to become a pro.

The team is decked out in brand new Atlas Lions jerseys courtesy of RunGoodGear.

Leading up to the event the Lions played in several online tournaments. They've ran into a few difficult opponents during those tournaments, some of whom are here to compete as well.

The ultimate goal is to gain enough points to compete in the end of season tournament. Beyond that, to earn enough recognition to become pro.

A few of the boys are in the states for their first time, and after dealing with delays and accommodation issues, are all sorted now. They're looking for an early night and will kick off their open bracket play Saturday morning around 10 CST.


From March 15 to March 17, the CWL Fort Worth Cup will be up for grabs at CWL Fort Worth, Presented by PlayStation 4, featuring all sixteen teams currently competing at the CWL Pro League.

While those squads clash for the cup, the best players outside of the Pro League will begin their own road to glory through the CWL Fort Worth MTN DEW® AMP® GAME FUEL® Open Bracket.

The gauntlet tournament is expected to feature hundreds of teams all competing for a dedicated amateur tournament prize pool, critical CWL Pro Points used for seeding at tournaments, and the chance to play on the CWL Fort Worth main stage during the event.

Here’s what to watch for and how the MTN DEW® AMP® GAME FUEL® Open Bracket works:

The Format:

Hundreds of amateur teams will enter, but only one leaves Fort Worth as the MTN DEW® AMP® GAME FUEL® Open Bracket champion.

This competition is a double-elimination tournament with teams seeded via total CWL Pro Points, collected through official CWL online and LAN tournaments. To start, teams will compete in Best of 3 Games – which is one Hardpoint match, one Search and Destroy series, and, if a tie-break is necessary, one Control match.

Once 16 teams are left in the bracket, the matches will all be Best of 5 Games.

Teams will continue playing until there are two squads left standing: the Winners Bracket Finalist and the Losers Bracket Finalist. These teams will face each other on the CWL Fort Worth main stage for the Grand Finals.

Should the Winners Bracket Finals beat the Losers Bracket Finals team, they will be crowned the champions. If the Losers Bracket team wins the first series, the bracket will be reset and a new best-of-five series will be needed to decide a winner.


Dedicated Amateur Prize Pool:

Here’s the full breakdown of prizing for teams:

  • 1st: $15,000
  • 2nd: $12,500
  • 3rd: $10,000
  • 4th: $8,000
  • 5th/6th: $5,000
  • 7th/8th $2,750
  • 9-12th: $2,000
  • 13-16th: $1,500

On top of cash prizes for the top-16 teams, each player on the top-64 teams will all receive CWL Pro Points in the following denominations:

  • 1st: 5000 Pro Points
  • 2nd: 3000 Pro Points
  • 3rd: 2200 Pro Points
  • 4th: 1800 Pro Points
  • 5th/6th: 1600 Pro Points
  • 7th/8th: 1400 Pro Points
  • 9-12th: 1100 Pro Points
  • 13-16th: 900 Pro Points
  • 17-24th: 600 Pro Points
  • 25th-32nd: 400 Pro Points
  • 33rd-48th: 300 Pro Points
  • 49-64th: 200 Pro Points
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