For years, Activision has hosted their own eSports tournament for Call of Duty, called the Call of Duty World League Championship. Earlier this year, they announced they’d be changing things up a bit…that Call of Duty Esports would expand into a city-based franchise league, with games held in home markets around the globe. Today those plans were solidified as Activision formally announced the Call of Duty League.
Launching in 2020, the Call of Duty League will feature twelve professional teams representing 11 regions from across North America and Europe. Their matches will tour across the country, and the game they’ll be competing with will be, of course, Call of Duty Modern Warfare. Sony has secured exclusive rights for PS4s to be used exclusively in this competition.
A six million dollar prize pool is up for grabs, says Activision. Here are the participating teams that we know of:
- Atlanta Esports Ventures’ Atlanta
- NRG Esports’ Chicago
- Envy Gaming’s Dallas
- Misfits Gaming’s Florida
- ReKTGlobal’s London
- Kroenke Sports & Entertainment’s Los Angeles
- Immortals Gaming Club’s Los Angeles
- WISE Ventures’ Minnesota
- Sterling.VC’s New York
- c0ntact Gaming’s Paris
- Enthusiast Gaming’s Seattle
- OverActive Media’s Toronto
The Call of Duty League launches sometime in 2020. More details will be revealed later.
The Call of Duty League launches in 2020. The official esports league of the Call of Duty franchise features 12 professional teams – representing 11 markets across North America and Europe – competing in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare multiplayer matches. The professional competition will travel from city to city, featuring the best Call of Duty esports players from around the globe battling for over $6 Million and the ultimate prize: The Call of Duty World League Championship.