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Call of Duty • Jan 21, 2019

31 prize winning pros on WWII who failed to qualify for 2019 CWL Pro League

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A number of top Call of Duty players have failed to qualify for the CWL Pro League after some shock results at the qualifying tournament that finished on Sunday, January 20.

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The Pro League Qualifier began on January 16 from the MLG Arena in Columbus, featuring the 28 teams who finished from positions 5th to 32nd at CWL Las Vegas descending on Ohio to stake their claim to a spot in the league.

A number of top teams who underperformed at the opening event of the year, including 100 Thieves and FaZe Clan, were in action as a number of shocks saw some surprising names claim a spot in the Pro League.

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100 Thieves overcame a shaky start to qualify for the Pro League.

This left some of World War II's biggest names outside of the qualification spots, with one of the most significant names to not qualify being FaZe Clan. The North American team were eliminated from the qualifier by French squad Overtime Esports in the second round of the tournament's losers bracket.

The roster, that contains all-stars like Preston ‘Priestahh’ Greiner, Dillon ‘Attach’ Price and Tommy ‘ZooMaa’ Paparatto were understandably disappointed in their performance, and marks the first time that the historic organization won't take part in a CWL Pro League season. 

FaZe's inability to qualify comes as a shock considering how highly hyped they were coming into Black Ops 4 on the back of some success in World War II. In fact, out of all the players that failed to qualify for the Pro League, nobody made more than the core FaZe members who represented the organization last season.

In a post to the CoDCompetitive subreddit, Call of Duty fan mstrite61 calculated all of the players who earnt money in World War II but failed to qualify for the Black Ops 4 Pro League, with players who missed out earning a combined $830,000 in prize money from the last title. 

The four FaZe stars earned a cool $94,500 in World War II. They were closely followed by Martin 'Chino' Chino and Anthony 'Methodz' Zinni who earnt $71,000 and $54,375, respectively.

Of course, for players who missed out on qualifying for the Pro League, there is still a chance that they will compete in the league, as teams will now begin to search for substitutes who can fill in for their squad when needed.

The full list of names and their prize earnings can be seen, below.

PlayerEarnings
Priestah$94,500
ZooMaa$94,500
Attach$94,500
Crowder$94,500
Chino$71,000
Methodz$54,375
Theory$47,250
MadCat$33,375
Joshh$31,375
Decemate$22,000
Saints$19,875
Alexx$18,375
Ricky$18,375
Fighta$10,375
Shockz$10,375
Buzzo$10,375
Blazt$8,875
Dqvee$8,750
Hawqeh$8,750
Reedy$8,750
Pandur$8,250
GodRx$8,250
Lacefield$8,250
Parasite$8,250
Censor$7,875
Nimble$6,625
Swiftaz0r$6,625
Swifty$6,625
Damage$6,625
Vortex$5,625
Nameless$5,125

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CWL, FaZe Clan, Pro League