UPDATED with Week #4 Standings & Results – see below
Every game that has a competitive mode will sooner or later hold a large, highly publicized tournament where all the big names of the game will compete with each other. With regard to Clash of Clans, this all started with the introduction of the Friendly Wars (as paradoxical as the name is), when clans could match up against each other in a competitive mode.
After that, several of these tournaments took place last year, but there’s only one that you should really pay attention to when you’re into Clan Wars: the CWL – the Champions War League.
When hearing about this tournament, many (including me) think it’s simply clans competing with each other and, in the end, we see the one and only champion. Although, if you have watched some of the results, the system is a little more complicated due to rules for fair play.
Here you will find how the CWL works and I will also keep you up to date with the current results.
How CWL Works
First of all, the CWL has a lot of rules, but this make it the most thought out competition in Clash of Clans.
In fact, the rules are within a 22 page document and you can clearly see that it is focused on creating the most competitive surrounding conditions.
Cheating is strictly prohibited and .5 bases (bases that haven’t built all available defenses) are not allowed. It’s full power against full power.
They also have specific rules on transfers of players and much more; you can check out the full rules here.
The CWL just finished their first season with a big final match and now Season 2, with a lot of improvements, is just about to start.
Supercell & Champions War League
Champions War League is the first real approach for Clash of Clans to introduce an eSport format to the game and Supercell is 100% supporting.
It’s even rumored that the most recent Clan War Ban for modders had been accelerated by the creators of the Champions War League before Season 2 kicked off.
They have a very famous commentator and supporter with Powerbang, one of the best-known and solid YouTubers when it comes to Clash of Clans Clan War content.
The showdown of Season one, matching OneHive against Dark Looters, has also been turned into a very entertaining Live Event by Supercell (and by far the most entertaining of all the Live War Events they ever hosted).
This shows how much potential this tournament has and I’m looking forward to seeing Season 2 very much.
CWL League Structure
The Champions War League is pretty similar to the playoff system of the NFL for the Super Bowl – but I’m aware that many of you are not familiar with that. You can check out this short video that explains the system:
In the Champions War League, it works the same way and here are the clans who will take part in Season 2:
Each clan will have to battle against 11 other clans from the same League. In the end, the best clans, plus the wildcard winner, will then move on to the playoffs battling against each other in a knockout system.
The season games will take part weekly on every Friday from March 17th until June 9th. After that the winner of the divisions, plus the wildcard winners, will be matched in a knockout system against each other to find the champions of the leagues.
You can check out the full schedule here:
I will also keep you up to date with the weekly results and best attacks every week here on AllClash.
You can also follow the CWL directly on their channel on YouTube here.
Current CWL Standings (INVITE – PREMIERE – RISING – LITE League)
I will keep the current standing up to date after each week of the season.
Tie breaking (identical win-lost-tie percentage):
- Best win-lose-tie percentage in wars within the division.
- Best win-lose-tie percentage in common wars.
- Best win-lose-tie percentage in wars within the conference.
CWL Season Week #4 (April 6th, 2017)
Big things happened as b3astmod3 has been removed from the Invite League due to one of their players using mods.
The Lost from Rising League took over their place and FromTheTop took over the place in Rising League.
As announced on Friday, a more detailed investigation has been underway with regards to the modding activities in the clan b3astmod3. Based on the full investigation, the team has come to the conclusion that the cheating issues in b3astmod3 are widespread, and leadership is involved. Therefore, the only option we have is to ban b3astmod3 from CWL participation.
As previously announced, evidence has been found of burner clans with at least eleven Clantanemo Bay bases built during the CWL war last weekend. Deflo/Marco has admitted to have built those and hit 6 of those bases from three accounts. As we gathered information, we learned that many of the accounts are shared between members and leadership of b3astmod3. Also, the leader of b3, did at least four successfull attacks on built bases from two accounts. While it’s impossible for us to prove exactly who did each attack, we feel that we cannot write this issue off as a “lone wolf closet modder,” especially when looking at the number of bases bult and the number of shared accounts within the clan (several of which belong to leadership).
Aside from the removal of the clan from the CWL, the following people/accounts are also banned from participating in the CWL: Deflo/Marco, Amir3th, Opgamer11880, Painmaker, Fips:) and OpTiMus_PRIME.
Here’s the statement from b3astmod3 regarding the incident:
— B3astmod3 (@B3astmod3_coc) April 1, 2017
Modding is obviously still a topic and one of their players managed to pass the ban waves from Supercell and made it clever enough to trick his own clan for months.
With this big news we’re starting into the BYE week and the next matches will be on April 20th.
CWL Season Week #3 (March 30th, 2017)
Best attacks: …coming soon…
CWL Season Week #2 (March 24th, 2017)
CWL Season Week #1 (March 17th, 2017)
Thanks for editing: EnchinsuOcha