A Japanese Call of Duty: WWII team will be competing at CWL Anaheim following a first-place finish at Battle Conference 2018.
While the competitive Call of Duty scene has expanded rapidly over the course of recent years, the talent pool has increased dramatically around the community with a slew of new players trying their hand at competition.
Although the scene has been dominated by the likes of North America, Europe, and Australia for almost a decade, other regions have increasingly become more connected with the ‘mainstream’ Call of Duty esports community via local tournaments, along with the CWL offering more global competition opportunities.
Hosted at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan Between February 10th and February 11th, ‘Battle Conference 2018’ featured a total of four of the top Japanese Call of Duty teams battling it out for a prize pool of 10 million Yen (~$92,000 USD).
Following a best-of-three format throughout the bracket, the Rush Gaming roster of Ngt, Nami, GreedZz, and WinRed took down SCARZ 2-0 in the Grand Finals to cement themselves as Champions, along with taking home 5 million Yen (~$46,000 USD).
However, the win also secured them a trip to compete against some of the top competition at the upcoming CWL Anaheim Open between June 15th and June 17th at the Anaheim Convention Center, which is an incredible opportunity to see how they fare matching-up with elite CoD teams.
Below, you can find the full VOD from the Japanese tournament, along with more information on the prize pool breakdown.
Prize Pool and Final Standings
- Rush Gaming – $46,000 USD (5 million Yen)
- SCARZ – $23,000 USD (2.5 million Yen)
- DetonatioN Gaming – $13,800 USD (1.5 million Yen)
- CYCLOPS – $9,200 USD (1 million Yen)
A full breakdown of the tournament can be found on the official Battle Conference 2018 page on the PlayStation Blog.