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Call of Duty Championship 2015 Day 1 & 2 Recap



UPDATE Day 2 Recap: 

The 2015 Call of Duty Championship Day 2 was full of upsets. The day started off with Denial talking down OpTic Gaming 3-1, sending OpTic to the loser’s bracket. As the day progressed, many fan favorite teams like Team Kaliber, OpTic Gaming, OpTic Nation, and more were eliminated. Surprises included Team Revenge that have made it all the way to Championship Sunday. 

After day 2 ended, we are now left wth only three teams: Denial eSports, Team Revenge, and FaZe Red. FaZe Red sits in the loser’s bracket finals, awaiting the loser of Denial vs. Team Revenge. Day 3’s action kicks off at 11AM PT with Denial vs. Team Revenge in the Upper Bracket Finals. The winner of this advances to the Grand Championship match. 

Day 3 will also feature a live gameplay look at Advanced Warfare Ascendance DLC MP maps and a new trailer for Exo Zombies Infection. Be sure to tune in.

Day 1 of the 2015 Call of Duty Championship was packed with the most intense action, as 32 teams battled it out in their Groups to secure a placement to advance to Day 2. After all the matches, 16 teams rose to the top.

Group A:

Group A featured OpTic Gaming, Team Orbit, NxG Gaming, and Vitality X. OpTic Gaming took this Group by storm, winning all their series and only dropping 1 match to Team Orbit. With that, OpTic Gaming and Team Orbit have advanced from Group A.

Group B: 

Group B featured Denial eSports, Prophecy, HyperGames, and Klar1ty Gaming. Although Denial was higher seeded, Prophecy came out with all their stratigies and took down Denial 3-2 in their match. Both Denial and Prophecy were able to clean up this group and advance on.

Group C: 

Group C featured FaZe Red, FABE Germany, Automatic Reload, and FABE Allstars. FABE Germany came out strong, but this group saw FaZe Red and Automatic Reload advance through.

Group D:

Group D featured OpTic Nation, Gamers2, Exiles.T1, and SSOF Gaming. OpTic Nation had a strong showing, winning all of their matches. Brazilian team SSOF struggled in Day 1; they were unable to win any series. OpTic Nation and Gamers2 advanced from this group.

Group E: 

Group E featured Team EnVyUs, Team Meance, Mindfreak, and UX Gaming. After a shaky regional performance, Team EnVyUs had a strong showing in Day 1. Although Mindfreak put up a good fight, EnVyUs was able to win their match 3-0 against them. Team EnVyUs and Mindfreak advanced from this Group.

Group F: 

Group F featured Revenge, Aware Gaming, 3SUP, and Team Infused. Revenge was able to sweep through this group and advance alongside Aware Gaming.

Group G:

Group G featured FaZe Black, TCM Gaming, DA.Below Zero, and Ascentia. FaZe Black was able to sweep through this group to secure their spot. Many people expected TCM, the team that placed second at EU Regionals to advance too, but Below Zero came out strong and took the second spot in this Group.

Group H:

This group featured Team Kaliber, Epsilion, Strictly Business, and Integral Nation. This group was termed the ‘group of death.’ Strictly Business was able to take a commanding lead in this Group, securing the top spot. The remaining spot was between Team Kaliber and Epsilon. The match between them went all the way to a Game 5, where Team Kaliber emerged victorious. Strictly Business and Team Kaliber advanced from this Group.

Day 2 Preview: 

Day 2 will feature these top 16 teams going to head to head to secure a spot on Championship Sunday. The top 16 teams will be narrowed down to a mere 3 teams following today’s action. The action kicks off at 9AM PT live here.

Here’s the bracket’s and schedule for today:


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Call of Duty League 2021 season platform will be PC with controller



The Call of Duty League has announced a massive change for the 2021 season and the future of the league itself.

The league announced on September 14 that the 2021 season will be played with controllers on PC.

All Pro players who are part of the CDL will be required to compete on PC platform using a league sanctioned controller. A list of allowed controllers will be announced in the near future.

The League is announcing it will move pro team competition to PC + Controller beginning with the 2021 season. This means that all pro matches will be played on PC and all pro players must use a League-approved controller of their choice.

As part of this transition, Call of Duty League competition will maintain exclusive use of controllers for the upcoming season. This change provides players with expanded choice of controller, allowing them to select the League-approved controller style that works best for their game. More details and rules pertaining to peripherals will be released at a future date.

This marks the first time Call of Duty esports will not be played on a console. Activision’s first real sponsored esports event was the 2011 Call of Duty XP, which was played on Xbox 360. Call of Duty esports went on to play on the Xbox console for through 2015.

Call of Duty transitioned to PlayStation as the premiere partner of esports in 2015 with Black Ops 3, and all league matches have been on PS4 since then.

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Activision has also announced a big change for the Call of Duty Challengers division.

Call of Duty Challengers will be switching to crossplay, which means players on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC can all compete in online Challenger events in the 2021 season.


For the first time in Call of Duty esports history, competitors will be able to compete online in Call of Duty Challengers on their platform of choice across console and PC. We will continue to test platform hardware and make restrictions if necessary.

Players are required to use controllers. Mouse and keyboard peripherals will not be allowed.

Any LAN Challengers event that takes place during the season will be played on PC. Competitors may plug in their League-approved controller of choice.

More information on the 2021 season schedule to come. Stay tuned.

SOURCE: Call of Duty League

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Call of Duty League won’t expand to new teams for 2021 season



The Call of Duty League does not plan to expand beyond the 12 teams for the 2021 season, according to ESPN Esports.

ESPN reports that sources tell them the Call of Duty League made the decision to hold expansion for now because they want to work on showcasing the power of bringing the league to LAN. The 2020 season was switched to online due to the pandemic.

The Call of Duty League Commissioner has stated that there’s a lot of interest from new city owners to join the league, but they don’t plan to expand for the 2021 season.

In a press conference, Johanna Farris, Commissioner, said:

We continue to see great demand for CDL coming in from a lot of different places which is always exciting to see,” Call of Duty League commissioner Johanna Faries said Friday. “Breaking the viewership records that we’ve had with our playoffs run shows what the possibilities are for us in this nascent stage. However, our heads are currently down and focused on our 12 teams that have been with us since the beginning. We were oversubscribed with demand when we settled on our 12, and will do right by that demand at the appropriate time.

ESPN reports that the league intends to expand to new cities and markets for the 2022 season with new team sales set to begin in summer 2021.

It’s not clear at this time which cities are interested in joining the league. So far, 11 cities are part of the league with 4 countries represented.

Activision Blizzard did not respond to request for a comment.


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Call of Duty League returns to 4v4 for 2021 season



The Call of Duty League has announced that the league will return to the 4v4 format for the 2021 season.

The news was announced in a teaser video posted to the CDL social channels titled “Season 2 Intel.”

The 2021 season going back to 4v4 marks a return to the traditional Call of Duty esports format. The format was changed to 5v5 with Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 in 2018. Treyarch wanted to blend casual with competitive, and matched the standard game experience to esports.

In a post on the CDL site, the company confirms this decision was made after consulting the teams, players, and management.

With a new season comes new announcements across many fronts. Today we shared that we will be transitioning to starting roster sizes of four players per team for Season 2, marking a kind of ‘return to our roots’. This decision was made in close collaboration with our teams and players, and it was not made lightly. We know that this transition also brings new implications for both pro and amateur players with rostermania season fast approaching. Over the course of the offseason, we will share more news regarding plans for the 2021 Season — including details on maps, modes, formats, schedule, and more.

More news on the 2021 season to come. Stay tuned.

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