Call of Duty World League (CWL) Competition Begins in Dallas Today

Debut Event of Season Brings in Record Number of Teams to a CWL
Event;

CWL Season Prize Pool Tops $4.2 Million

First Live Open Tournament of new CWL Season Features Over 200
Teams from North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific Region to Compete
for $200,000 Prize Pool

SANTA MONICA, Calif.–#CWL–The first open tournament of what could be the most exciting season yet of the Call of Duty® World League (CWL) gets underway today through
Sunday (December 8 -10) at the CWL Dallas Open. Call of Duty
Esports teams from around the world, including North America, Europe and
the Asia-Pacific region (APAC) will descend on the Kay Bailey Hutchison
Convention Center in Dallas to go head-to-head for the first bragging
rights of the new CWL season featuring Call of Duty®: WWII and
the initial steps toward the biggest yearly prize pool in CWL history
topping $4.2 million.

 

This weekend’s event will feature more than 200 teams, the most at an
open event in CWL history. The top four teams from the open winners’
bracket will join pool play tomorrow for the next round of competition.
Those winning teams will then compete on Sunday in the championship
bracket, for a $200,000 event prize pool and the title of the CWL Dallas
Open Champion.

“The CWL Dallas field is set. This is going to be an amazing competition
and a great start to the CWL tournament season,” said executive vice
president and general manager of Call of Duty, Rob Kostich. “The team at
Sledgehammer Games has delivered an incredible experience with Call
of Duty: WWII
. Our team passes for the event sold out in minutes. We
cannot wait to see who emerges from the pack starting in Dallas this
weekend.”

“Call of Duty World League player participation saw tremendous growth
last season, with teams vying for a piece of the largest prize pool in
Call of Duty Esports history,” said Call of Duty Esports Director, Kevin
Flynn. “This season, the prize pool has increased to $4.2 million and a
record number of players at a Call of Duty World League open event will
compete in Dallas.”

2017 CWL Dallas Open Champion OpTic Gaming will have to defend their
title against fierce competition at this year’s event.

CWL Dallas Open tickets are available in multiple varieties. General
admission passes for the event are available for $59.99 (plus applicable
fees and taxes). A Premium Pass for the event is also available for
$89.99 (plus applicable fees and taxes) and includes an event t-shirt
and one month of MLG GameBattles Premium. A $299.99 (plus applicable
fees and taxes) VIP ticket is also available and includes an event
t-shirt, event jacket, one-hour early entrance to the venue, access to
the VIP Lounge and more. For tickets, visit MLG.com/CWLDallas.

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

About Activision Publishing, Inc.

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing,
Inc. 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 and features of the CWL Dallas Open
and the features of the Call of Duty World League, 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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