The 2019 WorldGaming Network Championship Series featuring Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has come to an end, with the star-studded team Yerr taking home first place.
In between the CWL Pro League and CWL London, WorldGaming Network hosted their annual Call of Duty tournament in Toronto, Canada, with this year's event featuring some of the biggest and brightest stars in CoD esports.
You can find the full tournament recap, video higlights, and final placements below, and for more information about the tournament, including full team rosters, competitive structure, and more, make sure to visit our WorldGaming Black Ops 4 tournament hub.
The WorldGaming Black Ops 4 tournament featured eight teams split into two groups of four. In Group A, the two favorites FaZe Clan Black and Evil Geniuses were able to advance to the playoffs, while Nemesis and Team WaR were the odd teams out.
Evil Geniuses won the group thanks to two 3-0 performances against Team WaR and FC Black respectively, while FC Black had to get a tight 3-2 victory over Team War to advance.
In Group B, it was actually Cyclone who surprisingly who was the first to clinch a playoff spot, having beaten CWL Pro League teams UYU and Yerr 3-0 and 3-1 respectively.
Yerr, who were one of the favorites to win the entire thing, also managed to advance to the playoffs by defeating Nation of Power 3-0 in the Group B Lower Final.
With the four playoff teams set, day two of the WorldGaming Black Ops 4 tournament commenced on April 7, with Cyclone taking on FC Black and Evil Geniuses battling Yerr.
Despite having won Group B, Cyclone were pretty much manhandled in the match, as FC Black swept them 3-0 to clinch a spot in the Grand Final.
On the other side of the bracket, the heavyweight matchup between two tournament favorites ended with Yerr defeating Evil Geniuse 3-1, who finished tied for third with Cyclone.
With the playoff semifinals complete, the two Grand Finalists for the WorldGaming Black Ops 4 tournament were FC Black and Yerr - the top amateur squad in the world against an all-star cast of professional players from different CWL Pro League teams.
The game one Hardpoint on Frequency went pretty much how everyone expected - a tightly fought battle that saw FC Black win by the thin margin of 250-242.
Yerr responded to the first map defeat with a resounding victory in the game two Search and Destroy on Arsenal, tying up the Grand Final score at one apiece.
It was a pretty balanced effort for Yerr in the game, as four of the five players finished with at least six EKIA, two of whom had eight or more.
With the Grand Final now tied, the game three Control on Frequency would prove to be a very pivotal match, and Yerr ended up taking the map 3-1 to push their opponents to the brink going into game four.
With full momentum on their side, Yerr made sure that the fourth map would end up being the last one, taking the Gridlock Hardpoint 250-110 and locking up the Grand Final 3-1.
Below you can find the full final placements for this competition, as well as the share of the prize money that each team received. Keep in mind that all prize money was in Canadian dollars and was split evenly between all five players.
In addition to winning $25,000 CAD, the first place team also secured a fully funded trip and team pass to go compete at the CWL Anaheim Open Bracket tournament, which will be taking place June 16-17.
|1||Yerr||Skrapz, SiLLY, Arcitys, Gunless, aBeZy||$25,000|
|2||FaZe Clan Black||ZooMaa, GRVTY, Phantomz, Cellium, Asim||$10,000|
|3-4||Evil Geniuses||Goonjar, Royalty, FeLo, Xotic, Attach||$4,500|
|3-4||Cyclone||GloFrosty, Pandur, Spoof, Super, GodRx||$4,500|
|5-6||Team WaR||Cells, Hollow, Vivid, Stamino, Kade||$2,000|
|5-6||Nation of Power||Archivs, Infamous, Jimbo, Pawns, Zyyral||$2,000|
|7-8||Nemesis Esports||Return, Jintroid, Conbix, Hitmxn, Mujaydin||$1,000|
|7-8||UYU||Proto, Mayhem, Knight, Methodz, Blazt||$1,000|
In addition to the clips included above, you can also find some of the best moments from both days of action at this weekend's competition down below.
New meta incoming?— eUnited (@eUnitedgg) April 6, 2019
Yerrr pulls out 5 snipers for the first round of SnD! 😂 pic.twitter.com/nLDkktEJzm
Now that the WorldGaming Black Ops 4 tournament has concluded, the competitive Call of Duty community will be looking forward to CWL London, the third major tournament of this CWL season, which will feature all 16 CWL Pro League teams back playing with their full regular rosters.