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How to Keep up with CWL Las Vegas

Amanda Zelauskas

The first major Call of Duty Black Ops 4 event will be taking place this weekend. Hundreds of teams will be fighting for $250,000. The 2018 CWL Champions, Team EnVy, will be looking to defend their title. 2017’s Champions, OpTic Gaming, are looking to impress with their new roster.

The matches for CWL Las Vegas will kick off at 4pm CST on Friday.

The matches for CWL Las Vegas will kick off at 4pm CST on Friday.

There will be dozens of professional teams that will be participating along with amateur teams looking to make a name for themselves. The first event of the season will finally be able to answer the question that CoD fans have been asking since October; who is the best?

Notable Participating Teams

The CWL Las Vegas Open will feature 16 pool play teams and several open bracket teams. The top 12 teams from 2017 automatically qualified for pool play through placement or WWII pro points. The final four pool play teams will be determined through a play-in tournament. The play-in will be held on Thursday, December 6, which is one day before the official event kicks off.

Teams Participating in the Play-in:

Pittsburgh Knights

  • Christopher “Parasite” Duarte
  • Adam “GodRx” Brown
  • Andres Lacefield
  • Casey “Pandur” Romano
  • Dylan “Theory” McGee


  • Mitchell “BuZZO” Mader
  • Cody “Excite” Rugolo
  • Lincoln “Fighta” Ferguson
  • Luke “Louqa” Rigas
  • Conrad “Shockz” Rymarek

The Imperial

  • Bjarne “Denza” Sleebus
  • Billy “Hawqeh” Harris
  • Tom “Moose” Handley
  • Jordan “Reedy” Reed
  • Stephen “Vortex” Allen

Tainted Minds

  • Jayden “Setzyy” Hewitt
  • Kainen “Swiftaz0r” Kini
  • Giancarlo “Nimble” Vagnini
  • Hayden “Damage” Handakas
  • Daniel “Swifty” Hickey

Gone Gaming

  • Koen “Benji” Haakman
  • Ehsan “DREAL” Javed
  • Bradley “endurAAA” Hughes
  • Eddy “Malls” Maillard
  • Arthur “Zayrox” Chabas


  • Mehran “Mayhem” Anjomshoa
  • Dakota “Nova” Williams
  • Nicholas “Proto” Maldonado
  • Cesar “Skyz” Bueno
  • Tristan “Spoof” Green

Str8 Rippin

  • Michael “SpaceLy” Schmale
  • Chance “Maux” Moncivaez
  • Michael “MajorManiak” Szymaniak
  • Jared “Nagafen” Harrell
  • Colt “Havok” McLendon

Team Divine

  • Luke “Bidz” Biddle
  • Josh “Creza” Burman
  • Deleo Devitt
  • Robbe “Nevo” Dhondt
  • Niall Sunderland

Teams Participating in the Group Stage

Group A

100 Thieves

  • Kenny Williams
  • Maurice “Fero” Henriquez
  • Ian “Enable” Wyatt
  • Austin “SlasheR” Liddicoat
  • Sam “Octane” Larew


  • James “Clayster” Eubanks
  • Alec “Arcitys” Sanderson
  • Preston “Prestinni” Sanderson
  • Jordan “JKap” Kaplan
  • Tyler “aBeZy” Pharris

Team Reciprocity

  • Thomas “Tommey” Trewren
  • Bradley “Wuskin” Marshall
  • Sean “Seany” O’Connor
  • Zach “Zed” Denyer
  • Denholm “Denz” Taylor

Play-in team

Open bracket team

Pool B


  • Josiah “Slacked” Berry
  • Johnathan “John” Perez
  • Matthew “FormaL” Piper
  • Peirce “Gunless” Hillman
  • Nicholas “Classic” DiCostanzo

Red Reserve

  • Ben Bance
  • Joseph “Joee” Pinnington
  • Rhys “Rated” Price
  • Trei “Zer0” Morris
  • Matthew “Skrapz” Marshall

Evil Geniuses

  • John “Xotic” Bruno
  • Tyler “FeLo” Johnson
  • Renato “Saints” Forza
  • Jevon “Goonjar” Gooljar-Lim
  • Matthew “Royalty” Faithfull

Play-in team

Open bracket team

Pool C

FaZe Clan

  • Anthony “Methodz” Zinni
  • Dillon “Attach” Price
  • Preston “Priestahh” Greiner
  • James “Replays” Crowder
  • Tommy “ZooMaa” Paparatto

Team Envy

  • Patrick “ACHES” Price
  • Bryan “Apathy” Zhelyazkov
  • Adam “Assault” Garcia
  • Justin “SiLLY” Fargo-Palmer
  • Cuyler “Huke” Garland

Lightning Pandas

  • Dylan “MadCat” Daly
  • Joshua-Lee “Joshh” Sheppard
  • David “Dqvee” Davies
  • Alex “Alexx” Carpenter
  • Adam “Peatie” Peate

Play-in team

Open bracket team

Pool D


  • Jordan “Jurd” Crowley
  • Donovan “Temp” Laroda
  • Ulysses “Aqua” Silva
  • Daniel “Loony” Loza
  • Lamar “Accuracy” Abedi

OpTic Gaming

  • Damon “Karma” Barlow
  • Tommy “TJHaLy” Haly
  • Brandon “Dashy” Otell
  • Seth “Scump” Abner
  • Ian “Crimsix” Porter

G2 Esports

  • Martin Chino
  • Jacob “Decemate” Cato
  • Richard “Ricky” Stacy
  • Rasim “Blazt” Ogresevic
  • Brice Faccento

Play-in team

Open bracket team


Matches will start at 4pm CST on Friday and Saturday. On Sunday the final games will start around 1:30pm CST. You can see the full set of matches to take place on Friday below.

  • 4pm CST: Evil Geniuses vs. Play-in team
  • 4pm CST: OpTic Gaming vs. Play-in team
  • 4pm CST: Splyce vs. G2 Esports
  • 4pm CST: Luminosity vs. Red Reserve
  • 5:30pm CST:FaZe Clan vs. Team Envy
  • 5:30pm CST: eUnited vs. Play-in team
  • 5:30pm CST: Lightning Pandas vs. Play-in team
  • 5:30pm CST: 100 Thieves vs. Team Reciprocity
  • 7pm CST: OpTic Gaming vs. G2 Esports
  • 7pm CST: Splyce vs. Play-in team
  • 7pm CST: Luminosity vs. Play-in team
  • 7pm CST: Red Reserve vs. Evil Geniuses
  • 8:30pm CST: 100 Thieves vs. Play-in team
  • 8:30pm CST: Team Envy vs. Lightning Pandas
  • 8:30pm CST: eUnited vs. Team Reciprocity
  • 8:30pm CST: FaZe Clan vs. Play-in team
  • 10pm CST: Splyce vs. OpTic Gaming
  • 10pm CST: Luminosity vs. Evil Geniuses
  • 10pm CST: Red Reserve vs. Play-in team
  • 10pm CST: G2 Esports vs. Play-in team
  • 11:30pm CST:100 Thieves vs. eUnited
  • 11:30pm CST: Team Reciprocity vs. Play-in team
  • 11:30pm CST: Team Envy vs. Play-in team
  • 11:30pm CST: FaZe Clan vs. Lightning Pandas

Where To Watch CWL Las Vegas

CWL Las Vegas Open matches will be able to be viewed online through different platforms. Fans will be able to watch through MLG’s website or the official Call of Duty Twitch channel. Gamers who own Black Ops 4 will be able to watch the matches through the new in-game World League Hub feature.