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Call of Duty world championships Team EnVyUs with their cheque and trophy Activision

EnVyUs have been crowned this year's Call of Duty world champions, claiming victory over UK team Splyce in front of a packed crowd at the 17,000 capacity Forum arena in California. The new champs' prize for becoming the world's best Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 team was a cool $800,000 (£598,000).

Splyce made history despite their second place finish, becoming the first European side to reach the grand final in the championship's five-year history.

Unable to see their momentum through to a win, the team was bested 3-1 in a best-of-five series on Sunday (4 September).

Round One was a game of Hardpoint won by Splyce 250 to 196 after a dramatic comeback, but American side EnVyUs won the next three games to take the title. They won a game of Search & Destroy 6-2 to claim the second round, won Uplink 13-10 to claim Round Three and put the game to rest with a 4-2 win in Capture the Flag.

The winning EnVyUs team consisted of Jordan "Jkap" Kaplan, Austin "SlasheR" Liddicoat, tournament MVP Johnathan "John" Perez and Bryan "Apathy" Zhelyazkov.

Team Splyce was comprised of Rhys "Rated" Price from Cardiff, Joe "Joee" Pinnington from Stoke, Joshua-Lee "JoshH" Sheppard from Birmingham and Benjamin "Bance" Bance from Plymouth.

You can watch the final day in its entirety in the video embedded below (skip to 2:35:00 for the grand final).

On their way to the championship, EnVyUs took out Team eLevate in a close bout on the final day, while Splyce took out FAB Games 3-1 then Team eLevate in a 3-0 drubbing to reach the grand final. Other competing teams included Cloud 9, Millenium, FaZe Clan, Team Infused and OpTic Gaming.

The championship final marks the end of the first Call of Duty World League, a reformed version of the competition created last year to better appeal to the growing eSports market.

Here's a breakdown of the prize money awarded to each of the 32 competing teams.

  • 1st place: $800,000
  • 2nd place: $250,000
  • 3rd place: $150,000
  • 4th place: $120,000
  • 5th through 8th: $50,000
  • 9th through 16th: $30,000
  • 17th through 32nd: $15,000

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