Stage 1 of the CWL Global Pro League, a weekly LAN league, will begin on Apr. 20, according to a press release from Activision. According to Activision, the upcoming CWL Dallas Open, Mar. 17-19, will be the chance for teams to earn points to qualify for the GPL.
"The CWL Dallas Open is the final event where teams and their rosters can earn CWL Pro Points for a chance to qualify into Stage 1 of the CWL Global Pro League, beginning April 20," the press release said.
"The CWL Global Pro League, taking place live at the MLG Arena in Columbus, Ohio, will include 16 teams worldwide over two stages of competition, each with a hefty prize pool."
The GPL will follow a string of major Opens across Europe and the US, each with several thousand pro points on the line for teams that want to claim one of the 16 league slots up for grabs.
The first of these Opens will take place Jan. 27-29 in London with a $25,000 prize pool and, more importantly, a 5,000 pro point purse for the victors.
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