Introduction

Welcome to CWL London. This pack is designed to give you all the information you need to attend CWL London as an open tournament player, taking place on 3rd – 5th May 2019, the third Global Open event in the 2019 Call of Duty World League season, presented by PlayStation®4.

On behalf of the Call of Duty World League and their partners, Gfinity looks forward to welcoming you to the event in London, where we hope you will have a fun and exciting weekend witnessing or taking part in some powerful competition.

For more detailed information, FAQs and other questions, please visit the CWL website or tweet Gfinity.

Event Location

CWL London will be held at the Copper Box Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, E20 3HB from Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th May.

Location Map

The venue is walking distance from Stratford Station, Stratford International and Hackney Wick. Please see the next page for further detail on how to get there.

Getting There

By Air

If you are travelling to London from abroad and plan to fly, please see below the best routes from each London airport to Stratford. Walking instructions from Stratford, Stratford International and Hackney Wick will be outlined in the at the end of this section.

London Heathrow

Take the Heathrow Express (Terminals 2 & 3 only) to Paddington. Change here and catch the Circle Line Westbound to Notting Hill Gate. Change here and catch the Central Line Eastbound to Stratford. This journey takes roughly 60 minutes, subject to time of travel and train schedules.

OR

Take the Piccadilly Line Eastbound to King’s Cross St Pancras. Change here and catch the next train to Stratford International. This journey takes roughly 75 minutes, subject to time of travel and train schedules.

OR

Take the Piccadilly Line Eastbound to Green Park. Change here and catch the Jubilee Line Southbound to Stratford. This journey takes roughly 75 minutes, subject to time of travel and train schedules.

London Gatwick

Catch the train from South Terminal to London Bridge. Change here and take the Jubilee Line Eastbound to Stratford. This journey takes roughly 55 minutes, subject to time of travel and train schedules.

Luton

Take the Luton Airport Bus two stops to Luton Airport Parkway Rail. Catch the train from here 1 stop to St Pancras International. Change here and catch the train 1 stop to Stratford International. This journey takes roughly 65 minutes, subject to time of travel and train schedules.

Stansted

Catch the train for Stansted Airport to Liverpool Street. Change here and take the Central Line Eastbound to Stratford. This journey takes roughly 60 minutes, subject to time of travel and train schedules.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE VENUE WILL NOT ALLOW BAGS LARGER THAN 40CM H X 35CM L X 20CM W ONTO THE PREMISES, SO PLEASE ENSURE YOU DROP YOUR BAGS AT YOUR HOTEL OR PLACE OF STAY BEFORE YOU ARRIVE AT THE VENUE.

By Train

Please see below the best routes to take to Stratford from key train stations in London.

Waterloo

If you are traveling to the event from Waterloo, the quickest route is to catch the Jubilee Line Eastbound 9 stops to Stratford. This journey takes roughly 20 minutes.

St Pancras International

Take the train from here to Stratford International. This journey takes 6 minutes.

Paddington

Catch the Circle Line Westbound to Notting Hill Gate. Change here and catch the Central Line Eastbound to Stratford. This journey takes roughly 30 minutes.

Euston

Take the Northern Line Southbound to Kings Cross St Pancras. Change here and catch the train to Stratford International.

If you are coming from any other station, please visit the following link the plan your route: https://tfl.gov.uk/

 

By Car

If you wish to travel to the event by car, please note there is no onsite parking at the venue. Please see details below for the nearest carparks:

 

Parking rates for Westfield parking can be found here.

Parking rates for Stratford International car park can be found here.

By Foot

To get to the venue by public transport, you will be required to walk from one of the following stations:

Stratford

Exit the station and turn left. Walk up the stairs towards Westfield Shopping Centre. Walk past M&S on your left and Aspers Casino on your right. Take the first left and then turn right when you reach the road. Walk along Westfield Ave until you reach the roundabout, then continue straight along Waterden Road until you reach the Copper Box on your left-hand side.

Map

 

Stratford International

Exit Stratford International onto Roundhouse Lane/International Way. At the end of this road, turn right onto Westfield Ave. Continue along this road until you reach the roundabout. Continue straight joining onto Waterden Road and walk until you see the Copper Box on your left-hand side. 

Map

 

Hackney Wick

Exit the station and turn right onto Wallis Road. Take the first right continuing on Wallis Road and continue straight until you cross the bridge. Keep walking until you reach the Copper Box Arena on your right-hand side.

Map

 

Please note that West Ham, who are located next to this venue, are playing at home on Saturday 4th May at 15:00, so transport routes into the area will be busy around this time. The first weekend of May is also a bank holiday weekend, so surrounding areas and travel routes are likely to be slightly busier than usual.

Please ensure you check your route in advance of traveling to the venue, and ensure you are comfortable with the timings and directions.

As previously mentioned, it is worth noting that the venue will not allow bags larger than 40cm x 35cm x 20cm onto the premises, so please ensure you drop your bags at your hotel or place of stay before you arrive at the venue.

 

Schedule & Access Times

This is a provisional schedule for the event and is subject to possible changes.

Wednesday (1st May)

Time Activity
12:00pm Check-in Opens – All players MUST collect their passes before Friday 3rd May
8:00pm Check-in closes

 

Thursday (2nd May)

Time Activity
12:00pm Check-in Opens – All players MUST collect their passes before Friday 3rd May
10:00pm Check-in closes

 

Friday (3rd May)

 

Time Activity
9:00am Admission for all Players
9:30am Doors open for General Admission
12:00pm Amateur Tournament Day #1 Start
1:00pm Pro Tournament Day #1 Start
8:00pm Last Match Day 1 Scheduled (Amateur)
8:30pm Last Match Day 1 Scheduled (Pro)
10:30pm Venue Close

 

Saturday (4th May)

 

Time Activity
9:00am Admission For All Players
9:30am Doors Open For General Admission
10:00am Amateur Tournament Day #2 Start
2:00pm Pro Tournament Day #2 Start
9:30pm Amateur Tournament Day #2 Finish
9:30pm Pro Tournament Day #2 Finish
10:30pm Venue Close

 

Sunday (5th May)

 

Time Activity
9:00am Admission For All Players
9:30am Doors Open For General Admission
10:00am Amateur Tournament Day #3 Start
10:00am Pro Tournament Day #3 Start
2:00pm Amateur Tournament Day #3 Finish
8:30pm Pro Tournament Day #3 Finish
10:30pm Venue Close

 

Please note tournament timings are subject to change.

Team Builder

Register your team here:
https://cwl.gfinityesports.com/register-team-reference

The deadline for the team builder is 6:00 PM ET / 11:00 PM BST on Monday.

You must have acquired a team pass to complete your team builder, you can purchase a team pass here. Team passes will no longer be available after Sunday, 28th April 11:59pm BST.

Accreditation

Please note that you will be required to collect your accreditation for the event on either Wednesday 1st or Thursday 2nd May. Your event wristbands can be collected from the venue registration desk inside Entrance C marked on the below map. This entrance is also marked with the words ‘Main Entrance’ and will be your main point of access for all event days. This entrance is dedicated for open bracket players only. If you have guests attending with you throughout the weekend, they will need to enter through Entrance B.

 

One person can collect accreditation on behalf of their team but must have proof of ticket purchase and accept responsibility to ensure these are distributed prior to arriving at the venue on Friday.

Please see registration opening timings below:

Wednesday 1st May: 12:00 – 20:00

Thursday 2nd May: 12:00 – 22:00

The desk can be found as you walk into the main entrance and turn right, through the doors into the café area.

Please ensure your team have collected their accreditation between these timeframes. If they are not accredited, they will not gain access to the venue.

 

Security Procedures

To ensure the safety and well-being of all guests and participants, there will be strict security procedures in place for this event.

Entry

Upon entry all guests will be required to go through a bag and body search before being allowed access into the venue. Bag searches will be conducted every time you re-enter the venue, so please bear this in mind when deciding on what to bring to the event. Forbidden items include but are not limited to:

  • Illegal or illicit substances, drugs, or drug paraphernalia
  • Weapons of any kind including, but not limited to, guns, ammo, pocket knives, sharp-edged blades, self-defence sprays, or any item deemed as unsafe by security staff
  • Flammable items or liquids including aerosols and fireworks
  • Bags exceeding 40cm x 35cm x 20cm
  • External food or drink, including alcohol
  • Drones or unmanned aerial vehicles
  • Animals except for service animals assisting an individual with a disability.
  • Laser pens, laser pointers, or similar focused light devices
  • Noisemakers such as megaphones, air horns, sirens, whistles, or other devices which may interfere with others’ experience
  • Any item that is not lawfully permitted to be carried in the locality of the venue
  • Additional items may be prohibited at the discretion of security.

ID

Please note that this event is strictly 18+ and you may be required to show your ID upon entry. Please ensure you bring a valid form of ID with you to the venue.

Bag Policy

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT BAGS EXCEEDING A SIZE OF 40CM H X 35CM L X 20CM W WILL NOT BE PERMITTED INTO THE VENUE. IF YOU ARRIVE WITH A BAG BIGGER THAN THIS, YOU WILL NOT GAIN ACCESS TO THE EVENT. THIS IS TO ENSURE THE SAFETY AND WELL BEING OF ALL GUESTS AND PARTICIPANTS.

General Behaviour

Whilst at the event, please be mindful of your behaviour towards others. There will be zero tolerance for aggressive, violent or unlawful behaviour, and anyone witnessed to be behaving inappropriately will be escorted off the premises by a member of security. If you witness any suspicious or unsuitable behaviour, please report it to a member of staff or security.

Event Navigation Map

 

Event Catering

There will be various food concessions open throughout the venue. From here you can purchase food and drinks, including alcohol. If you wish to leave the venue to buy food and drink, please see next section for information on eateries in the area. However, please note that no food or drink purchased externally is permitted into the venue.

Empty bottles are allowed to be brought into the venue to be filled up.

 

Venue Menu

Surrounding Area

The Copper Box Arena is within close proximity to various bars, restaurants, cafes and shops. Please see a map below of Westfield Shopping Centre complex which is just a 10-15-minute walk from the venue.

 

You can find a list of restaurants, bars, and shops here.

Also marked on the map with a red arrow, is The Breakfast Club restaurant/café, which is only a 5-minute walk from the venue, and can offer everyone with an event wristband 15% off any item on the menu (not to be used in conjunction with another offer, i.e. Happy Hour). 

Health & Safety

A Health and Safety inspection has been undertaken ahead of this event to ensure the adherence of all legal H&S rules and regulations. There will be first aid facilities and paramedics on site, who will report to any accidents or emergencies. If you witness, or are a part of an incident requiring medical attention, please inform a member of staff or security as soon as possible.

Local Numbers for Emergencies

Dialling code: +44

Emergency Medical, Police, Fire Services: 999

 

 

We hope this information will fully equip you to attend this event, and we very much look forward to welcoming you!

For more intel about Call of Duty World League and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, be sure to visit CallofDuty.com/esports and follow @CallofDuty, @CODWorldLeague and @Treyarch on Twitter.

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