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OpTic Gaming Wins CWL Las Vegas

December 10, 2018 GMT

SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 10, 2018--The first open event of the 2019 Call of Duty® World League season, Presented by PlayStation®4, concluded with OpTic Gaming defeating eUnited to win CWL Las Vegas. Players from around the world competed through three days in the largest open bracket event in CWL history, setting a league record of 272 teams. Splyce and Luminosity rounded-out the remaining top four placing teams at CWL Las Vegas.

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A sold-out crowd at CWL Las Vegas cheer OpTic Gaming to victory. (Photo: Business Wire)

OpTic Gaming’s star player Brandon ‘Dashy’ Otell was named CWL Las Vegas MVP for his performance at the event, helping drive OpTic to victory at the first event of the new season.

The top four teams at CWL Las Vegas automatically qualify for the CWL Pro League, a 12-week regular series tournament which begins in February 2019. Teams who ranked 5 th – 32 nd at CWL Las Vegas will move on to the CWL Pro League Qualifier in January, where they will compete to determine the remaining spots for the 16-team CWL Pro League.

In addition to the sold-out crowd in attendance at CWL Las Vegas, the action was streamed live to fans worldwide on MLG.com/CallofDuty and Twitch.tv/CallofDuty, as well as in the live event viewer within Call of Duty®: Black Ops 4 exclusively on PlayStation®4.

With the completion of CWL Las Vegas, the Call of Duty World League released the calendar of events through June 2019. More dates will be announced as the competition marches toward the CWL Championship next year.

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Visit CallofDuty.com/esports and follow the Call of Duty World League on Twitter and Instagram for more information and the latest updates related to the CWL. For live broadcasts and Video on Demand, visit MLG.com/CallofDuty.

About Activision

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision is a leading global producer and publisher of interactive entertainment. Activision maintains operations throughout the world and is a division of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), an S&P 500 company. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company’s website, www.activision.com  or by following  @Activision.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements: Information in this press release that involves Activision Publishing’s expectations, plans, intentions or strategies regarding the future, including statements about the expected dates, features and events of the Call of Duty World League, including the CWL Pro League Qualifier, CWL Pro League, CWL Fort Worth, CWL UK, and CWL Anaheim, are forward-looking statements, that are not facts and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause Activision Publishing’s actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements set forth in this release include unanticipated product delays and other factors identified in the risk factors sections of Activision Blizzard’s most recent annual report on Form 10-K and any subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. The forward-looking statements in this release are based upon information available to Activision Publishing and Activision Blizzard as of the date of this release, and neither Activision Publishing nor Activision Blizzard assumes any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements believed to be true when made may ultimately prove to be incorrect. These statements are not guarantees of the future performance of Activision Publishing or Activision Blizzard and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond its control and may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations.

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CONTACT: For Information, Contact:

Xav de Matos

PR Manager, Call of Duty World League

xdematos@blizzard.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA NEVADA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ENTERTAINMENT ELECTRONIC GAMES OTHER SPORTS SPORTS

SOURCE: Activision Publishing, Inc.

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