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CWL Championship 2019 Betting Preview

The CWL (Call of Duty World League) Championship 2019 will be the seventh annual Call of Duty Championship held by the game developers, Activision. The winner of this event determines the World Champions for the entire Black Ops 4 season. This event is a perfect time to consider stepping into Call of Duty betting. This preview will provide you will all the vital information to help you find the best betting odds.

CWL Championship 2019 Schedule & Format

The CWL Championship is without a doubt the biggest event in the Black Ops 4 season, both in value and stature. The overall prize pool for this event is $2,000,000 and the games take place from Wednesday 14th – Sunday 18th of August. Below is a breakdown of the format of the event.

  • 32 teams
  • Group Stage: August 14th-15th, 2019
    • 8 round-robin format groups (4 teams each)
    • Best of 5 Series
    • Top two teams from each group advance to the Knockout Stage
  • Knockout Stage: August 16th-18th, 2019
    • Double Elimination bracket
    • Best of 5 Series
      • Grand Finals: Team coming from Winners need to win one Best of 5 series, whereas team coming from Losers need to win two Best of 5 series.

Game Types and Maps

  • Control: Arsenal, Frequency, Gridlock, Seaside
  • Hardpoint: Arsenal, Frequency, Gridlock, Hacienda, Seaside
  • Search and Destroy: Arsenal, Frequency, Gridlock, Hacienda, Payload

Betting Favourites for CWL Championship 2019

Are eUnited primed for back-to-back success?

To Win Group A 1.28*
To Qualify From Group A 1.1*
To Reach Finals 2.22*
To Win It All 2.22*

It took quite some time, but the eUnited roster finally got to experience lifting a CWL trophy again at CWL Miami last month. The roster had come close time and time again throughout the Black Ops 4 season. They pulled out a dominant performance at Miami and thoroughly deserved to win.

They will head into the final event of the year full of momentum hoping to secure back-to-back success and lift the Call of Duty World Championship. eUnited are an excellent team to keep an eye on, if they have good odds, it could be worth backing them.

OpTic Gaming’s last event

To Win Group G 1.53*
To Qualify From Group G 1.1*
To Reach Finals 4.33*
To Win It All 6*

Following the sale of OpTic Gaming, there have been many questions raised about the organisation and its players. The CWL Championship 2019 is likely going to be the last time we see the name OpTic Gaming in not just Call of Duty, but esports as a whole.

This roster will never be classed as an underdog due to the raw talent that exists. However, they are touch and go regarding being favourites. They will always be brought up as they have the potential to make deep runs in tournaments and wins. It would be fitting for this great organisation to finish off with a win. If you want to back them for their last ever event, you will find some favourable odds in their favour.

Have 100 Thieves taken the foot off the gas?

To Win Group F 1.36*
To Qualify From Group F 1.08*
To Reach Finals 2.5*
To Win It All 6*

It can be argued that this powerhouse roster has taken their foot off the gas at the wrong time in the season. Following their back-to-back success at London and Anaheim, the team apparently slipped with their practice consistency. This ultimately led to a poor showing at Miami, which shocked many.

They’ve had a couple of weeks now to get back on the grind and fix any mistakes they may have had at Miami. They’ve shown they can go all the way on more than one occasion this season. They are a team worth betting on as they’re bound to hit form again on the biggest stage of all.

Who else is in the mixer?

There are three teams worth highlighting that haven’t managed to find success yet this season, but things could fall in their favour at the CWL Championship. These teams are; Gen.G, FaZe Clan and Reciprocity.

Each of these rosters have shown great potential, especially at Miami recently. If they have kept up on the grind and fixed the mistakes that stopped them from going all the way, be prepared to place bets on these teams throughout the tournament.

Is there a Darkhorse?

Despite their 5th-6th place finish at Playoffs at Miami, I still place Luminosity as a Darkhorse for this tournament. They managed to pull off a Championship win at Fort Worth earlier this and made an impressive run at Miami.

However, the roster has been plagued with inconsistency throughout this season and you never quite know what to expect. There are quite good betting odds for Luminosity now, so if you want to back a more realistic underdog, they are your team.

Betting Tips & Tricks for CWL Championship 2019

We thought it would be worth giving you all a couple of pointers to help you out with Call of Duty betting. In the world of betting, nothing is ever a sure win. This is crucial to remember at this event because form very often goes out the window and it comes down to how a team performs on the day, in that series.

Multiple Reliable Sources

If you want to be successful with Call of Duty betting, you need to do your research. There are plenty of ways to keep track of all the updated information for each team at the event. There’s no point blindly betting on a match-up, make sure you have valid reasoning behind your pick.

Alternative Methods

Most people, especially those that are new to Call of Duty betting, will place bets solely on the match winner. This is where many people go wrong and lower their chances of winning, you also tend to get worse odds this way. Take a lot at other outcomes such as match and round handicaps; this is an effective way to boost your odds.

Pay Attention To The Vetoes

If you want to place a bet on a game that is expected to be close, it might be worth waiting until the veto process has finished and the series is about to start. The veto process is where teams ban and pick maps, depending on how this goes, the favourite to win the series could change.

Accumulators Are Your Friends

If you’re planning to place a couple of bets within the same day of the event, consider using an accumulator. This is a great way to increase the overall odds of your bet(s) but be careful you don’t get too carried away and end up with an unrealistic number of variables.

CWL Championship 2019 Conclusion

All in all, everyone is in for a great few days of action in Los Angeles for the 2019 CWL Championship. With all the pro teams throughout the year being mixed amongst the amateur teams that have been battling through the open events, there’s certainly a big opportunity for upsets to come through.

Almost every year at the Call of Duty Championships there are upsets and there’s always great storylines. We advise you to watch as much of the action of possible and remember to do your research before placing any bets. You can find all our available CWL Championship betting opportunities on this page.