With the CWL Finals Call of Duty event fast approaching, Thomas 'Tommey' Trewren and Maurice 'Fero' Henriquez have announced who they will each be teaming with for the final open bracket tournament of the season.
The upcoming CWL Finals in Miami will be split into two parts - one will be a $1.25 million Playoffs for the CWL Pro League, and the other an amateur open bracket with $150,000 on the line.
Because the Playoffs will be limited to only those who are on active rosters of qualified teams from the Pro League, there will be a lot of professional players who will have to play in the open bracket, because they're either not on pro teams or have been designated as substitutes.
One of those players is Tommey, who started the Black Ops 4 season with Team Reciprocity but stepped away from competing midway through May.
Having decided to return to the thrills of competition, the veteran player revealed on July 3 who his team will consist of at CWL Finals.
One of the more stacked teams that Tommey and co. will have to compete against at the tournament will be the squad that Fero's chosen to team with.
Following his short and disastrous spell with Team Envy, the ex-100 Thieves man was unable to join another Pro League team ahead of the third and final roster change window, and has now announced his open bracket team for the $150,000 tournament.
Going to be teaming with @Nagafen @f3rocitys @Parzelion and @EricJetLii heading into #CWLMiami and we are looking for an organization to represent. If you are interested feel free to contact the email in my bio!— Tyler (@FeLo) July 4, 2019
For most of these players, if not all, placing well at CWL Finals will be their only hope for qualifying for the CWL Championship in August - the most prestigious tournament of every season.
The teams that finish in the top-16 will all clinch a spot for Champs, with the remaining 16 slots filled by the teams currently in the Pro League.
Of the ten players listed above, only three have a chance to make it to Champs if they don't qualify in Miami - Exceed, Nagafen, and FeLo.
All three are currently substitutes for Pro League teams - Midnight Esports, Gen.G, and Evil Geniuses respectively - and could technically still be rotated back into the starting squad in time for the grand tournament in August.
Both the Pro League Playoffs and the open bracket tournament of CWL Finals will take place July 19-21 at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami, Florida.
Prior to the event kicking off, the eight Pro League teams that failed to qualify directly for Playoffs will compete in a Play-In tournament on July 19, from which two more teams will advance to the Playoffs that weekend.