The last event for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is just a week away, with CWL Champs 2019 set to kick-off Aug. 14. This is the largest tournament in Call of Duty esports history, featuring a prize pool of over $1.5 million. The event will take place in Los Angeles, California with Pool Play starting Aug. 14 and the tournament ending Aug. 18. You can check out further details and how to watch in our recap.
While the end of the event is the most exciting, Pool Play is perhaps the most important part of the tournament. This decides if a team even makes it into the bracket and where they are seeded. Many teams determine their fate with these three simple Pool Play matches.
Here is the full list of dates and times for every Pool Play match at CWL Champs 2019.
Pool Play will begin on Aug. 14 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time (1 p.m. Eastern). All matches will be broadcast across several different platforms, with the main station being at Twitch.tv/CallofDuty.
Keep in mind that while the times on this graphic are usually accurate, unforeseen events can alter a match’s time.
The matches will take place in waves as you can see above. Games that are featured at the top of their respective slots will be played on the main broadcast station. For example, on Wednesday at 10 a.m., Elevate will face off against the Bhoys on the Call of Duty Twitch stream. At the same time, Gen.G takes on Fuego Gaming on the Call of Duty Bravo stream. The last two matches can be found on the COD Charlie and Delta streams.
As always, there are certain games that are more eye-catching than others. Whether it be a rivalry or two great teams going head to head, Pool Play usually features some nail-biting action.
In our opinion, here are four matches you’ll definitely want to tune into (times in PDT):
Of course, this doesn’t mean any other match doesn’t warrant attention. There are always games that no one expects to be close but end up in an upset or close finish. The four matches above are simply the ones we’ll be playing close attention to.
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Joey Carr is a University of North Georgia Journalism graduate. He has 5+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including Dreamhack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.