Activision Blizzard has announced the sponsors for the 2020 Call of Duty League season, which will be played on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
The sponsors announced include SCUF Gaming, ASTRO Gaming, PlayStation, and US Air Force.
PlayStation will also be the presenting partner of the Call of Duty Challengers, the amateur circuit of the Call of Duty League. It’s officially called the Call of Duty Challengers presented by PS4.
Here’s the list of sponsors, as announced by Activision Blizzard Esports Leagues:
“This coming weekend in Minneapolis we kick off the next chapter of Call of Duty esports, and we couldn’t be prouder to have these incredible brands as partners for the inaugural Call of Duty League season,” said Brandon Snow, Activision Blizzard Esports League Chief Revenue Officer. “Our partners not only support the players on their mission to win the first Call of Duty League Championship, they provide our fans around the world a better experience while attending Home Series matches or streaming at home.”
MTN DEW® AMP® GAME FUEL® returns to Call of Duty esports in a multi-year agreement which solidifies the brand as the official beverage of the Call of Duty League, the official beverage of the Call of Duty League City Circuit™ and the official beverage of the Call of Duty Challengers™. The sponsorship extends to the 2022 season of the Call of Duty League.
“We’re honored to continue our partnership with the Call of Duty League in celebration of players around the world and their love of the iconic game,” said Erin Chin, Senior Director, Marketing, MTN DEW. “As MTN DEW AMP GAME FUEL enters another banner year, we’re thrilled to keep delivering unique partnerships and best-in-class experiences for the gamers and fans who inspired the product’s creation.”
PlayStation® returns to Call of Duty esports in 2020 with PlayStation®4 as the official platform of the Call of Duty League and the official partner of Call of Duty Challengers. At League Weekend events – including the Call of Duty League Launch Weekend – PlayStation® will be the presenting sponsor of Call of Duty Challengers competition. As part of the path to pro amateur competition structure, PlayStation® will present the Challengers Points Leaderboard on CallofDutyLeague.com as well sponsor key video content, including the post-match on-stage series “Instant Reaction.”
ASTRO Gaming extends its sponsorship of Call of Duty esports through the 2022 season as the Official Headset and MixAmp of the Call of Duty League. In addition to ASTRO Headsets and MixAmps on the mainstage of all events, the company will sponsor a new video content series for the Call of Duty League and will sponsor the Call of Duty League season MVP award. ASTRO Listen-In segments will be featured in every match played this season. Finally, ASTRO is producing a special edition Call of Duty League A40 TR Headset and A40 Speaker Tags for each pro team.
“We’re proud to extend our long-term partnership with Call of Duty esports in the new Call of Duty League. We’re committed to providing all competitors with immersive game audio and precise voice communication,” said Aron Drayer, Vice President of Marketing at ASTRO Gaming. “We’re also excited about creating a special edition headset for the league and all of the new city-based teams.”
Pre-Order your CDL A40 TR Headset and CDL A40 Team Speaker Tags here today @ https://www.astrogaming.com/en-us/customize/special-editions/call-of-duty-league.html
SCUF Gaming will continue its longstanding sponsorship in Call of Duty esports through the 2021 season as the official controller of the Call of Duty League. SCUF will activate throughout League Weekend events and continue its sponsorship of the documentary short series “Behind the Controller” and produce official, special edition Call of Duty League controllers for each of the twelve franchise teams.
SCUF Gaming “SCUF®” is a creator of high-performance gaming controllers and provides accessories and customized gaming controllers for console and PC that are used by top professional gamers as well as casual gamers. Built to specification, SCUF controllers offer a number of functional and design features custom built to increase hand use and improve gameplay.
“Both esports and Call of Duty are deeply rooted in our core DNA so we are delighted that the day has finally come for Call of Duty League to launch. We couldn’t be prouder or more excited to be a foundational partner and to continue innovating the way gamers use a controller to help them perform at the highest level,” said Duncan Ironmonger, CEO & Founder of SCUF Gaming. “Since inception, we’ve been dedicated to supporting the growth of esports; creating the features that have made SCUF an extension of the player to maximize their performance. After 17 years in the making, we’re excited that Call of Duty League Launch Weekend has finally come.”
New to Call of Duty esports is the U.S. Air Force. As part of a one-year agreement, the U.S. Air Force will activate on-site at League weekend events and be featured in League broadcasts. The U.S. Air Force and Call of Duty League will offer fans an opportunity to experience flight simulators in technology-enabled experiential activations for Call of Duty fans. The U.S. Air Force will also be sponsors of a “Match Metrics” broadcast feature, as on-air talent leads pregame examination of the teams that are about to square off.
The Call of Duty League season begins in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with the Call of Duty League Launch Weekend – hosted by the Minnesota RØKKR franchise – on January 24, 2020.
The Call of Duty League follows a home-vs-away format with 5-vs-5 professional match play, with 12 teams in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Florida, London, Los Angeles (2), Minnesota, New York, Paris, Seattle, and Toronto. Throughout the season, each team will host “Home Series” weekends in their market, with multiple pro teams competing at each event.
Call of Duty League also announced Outerstuff, an industry leader in branded apparel, is the developer of official player kits and fan apparel for the 2020 season. In addition, Call of Duty League has signed Mitchell & Ness for authentic, league-licensed headwear across all teams in the league.
Call of Duty League fans worldwide can now access all of their favorite team gear from Outerstuff and Mitchell & Ness, and other League Licensees, through the official Call of Duty League Store at Shop.CallofDutyLeague.com, a Fanatics experience, both domestically and internationally. This further broadens the long-term relationship between Activision Blizzard Consumer Products Group (ABCPG) and Fanatics, the global leader for licensed merchandise
The 2020 Call of Duty League begins on January 24 with the Call of Duty League Launch Weekend event hosted by Minnesota ROKKR. The league features 12 city based teams with teams traveling to home markets for home stead events throughout the year with the season finishing with the Call of Duty League Championship event.
How to earn CDL 2022 Champs viewership rewards for Vanguard & Warzone
Here’s how you earn Vanguard and Warzone Weapon Blueprints and a MW2 beta code by watching the CDL 2022 Championship weekend.
Vanguard and Warzone players can unlock unique cosmetics just by watching the Call of Duty League 2022 Championship weekend, so here’s how to connect your account and unlock Weapon Camos, Calling Cards, XP, and more.
Following the New York Subliners’ incredible run at Major 4, the final eight teams are locked in for the Championship weekend. Let’s go over how you can earn Champs rewards such as a Modern Warfare 2 beta code, Automaton Weapon Blueprint, Operator, Calling Cards, Emblems, and XP Tokens for watching CDL Champs 2022 matches.
How to earn CDL Champs 2022 viewership rewards
If you want to earn CDL 2022 viewership rewards in Vanguard and Warzone then all you need to do is connect your Activision account to YouTube and watch the CDL 2022 Champs weekend.
The Call of Duty League can either be watched on YouTube or the CDL website, so here’s how to link your Activision account on PC and mobile:
- Open YouTube.com or the YouTube app
- Select your profile photo on the top right and hit Settings
- Click on Connected Apps
- Locate Activision and hit Connect
- Sign in to your Activision account
Then, simply watch the Call of Duty League Champs weekend through either YouTube or the CDL website, and you can earn all of the free rewards on offer.
CDL Champs 2022 viewership rewards for Warzone & Vanguard
CDL 2022 Season viewership rewards
Players can earn a ton of Double XP and Double Weapon XP by watching live matches throughout the CDL 2022 season.
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There will be sixteen 30 Minute Double XP tokens up for grabs, with a new level reached for every hour of watch time. Players will earn a regular XP and Double Weapon XP alternating for each hour watched.
- 1 Hour: 30 Minute Double XP Token
- 2 Hours: 30 Minute Double Weapon XP Token
- 3 Hours: 30 Minute Double XP Token
- 4 Hours: 30 Minute Double Weapon XP Token
- 5 Hours: 30 Minute Double XP Token
- 6 Hours: 30 Minute Double Weapon XP Token
- 7 Hours: 30 Minute Double XP Token
- 8 Hours: 30 Minute Double Weapon XP Token
- 9 Hours: 30 Minute Double XP Token
- 10 Hours: 30 Minute Double Weapon XP Token
- 11 Hours: 30 Minute Double XP Token
- 12 Hours: 30 Minute Double Weapon XP Token
- 13 Hours: 30 Minute Double XP Token
- 14 Hours: 30 Minute Double Weapon XP Token
- 15 Hours: 30 Minute Double XP Token
- 16 Hours: 30 Minute Double Weapon XP Token
With four hours of Double XP to be gained, you’ll find leveling up your weapons much easier across Vanguard and Warzone.
CDL Champs 2022 rewards
Vanguard and Warzone players can also earn rewards such as Calling Cards, Emblems, and exclusive Blueprints for watching at least half an hour of August 4’s CDL Championship weekend hosted in LA’s Galen Center.
Perhaps even more exciting is the chance to earn a code for early access to Modern Warfare 2’s beta. There are 50,000 up for grabs in random drops, so make sure to keep an eye on the CDL website to see if you’ve been given one.
Here are the CDL 2022 Champs rewards and their watch time requirements:
- Thursday, August 4
- Camper Calling Card (30 Minutes)
- S&D Star Emblem (1 Hour)
- 1 Hour Double XP Token (1 Hour 30 Minutes)
- Wall Banged Calling Card (2 Hours)
- 1 Hour Double Weapon XP Token (2 Hours 30 Minutes)
- Friday, August 5
- First Blooded Calling Card (30 Minutes)
- Round 11 Emblem (1 Hour)
- 1 Hour Double XP Token (1 Hour 30 Minutes)
- Spawn Trapped Calling Card (2 Hours)
- 1 Hour Double Weapon XP Token (2 Hours 30 Minutes)
- Saturday, August 6
- Donut Weapon Charm (30 Minutes)
- Sprinkles Volk Weapon Blueprint (1 Hour)
- 1 Hour Double XP Token (1 Hour 30 Minutes)
- COD Timing Watch (2 Hours)
- EGO CHALL Calling Card (2 Hour 30 Minutes)
- 1 Hour Double Weapon XP Token (3 Hours)
- Sunday, August 7 – Championship Sunday
- The Chip Emblem (15 Minutes)
- Champs Automaton Weapon Blueprint (45 Minutes)
- 1 Hour Double XP Token (1 Hour)
- Down to the Wire Operator (1 Hour 30 Minutes)
- 1 Hour Double Weapon XP Token (2 Hours)
- Chance to earn Modern Warfare 2 beta code
For more, you can check out the leak claiming Modern Warfare 2’s Ranked Play arrives “shortly after” launch.
Image Credit: Activision
How to register for Warzone $100k CDL Resurgence Rebirth Island open tournament
Here’s how to register for Warzone’s upcoming CDL Resurgence Rebirth Island tournament and compete against pro players for $100k.
Warzone players have the chance to compete against Call of Duty League pro players by qualifying for the CDL Resurgence tournament, where $100k is on the line. Here’s how to register for the tournament taking place on Rebirth Island.
Just after the completely overhauled Rebirth Island Reinforced arrived in Warzone with the Season 2 Reloaded update, the Call of Duty League announced that players can compete against CoD pros in an open tournament.
The Call of Duty League Resurgence: Rebirth Island tournament gives eight teams of North American players the chance to make it to the finals, where they’ll be playing against 12 teams of Call of Duty pros with $100k on the line.
Here’s how to register for the CDL Resurgence open tournament, and compete against pro players for your share of $100k.
- How to play in CDL Resurgence $100k Warzone tournament
- CDL Resurgence $100k Warzone tournament schedule & format
- CDL Resurgence $100k Warzone tournament prizing
How to play in CDL Resurgence $100k Warzone tournament
The CDL Resurgence Warzone tournament is open to any player, as long as they’re over 18 years old, live in North America, and are free to stream their gameplay on YouTube, regardless of platform or input device.
Registration is done through GameBattles, so here’s everything you have to do:
- Log in to GameBattles, or create an account if you don’t have one.
- Register your squad on GameBattles by April 7, 2022, at 3PM PST.
- Play in the “Call of Duty League Resurgence” playlist on April 5-6.
- Be within the Top 40 teams to be invited to the qualifier stage
CDL Resurgence $100k Warzone tournament schedule & format
Warzone players will need to drop into the Call of Duty League Resurgence playlist, where each player in the squad’s 10 best games will be scored. Then the top 40 teams will progress to two Qualification Stages, where the final eight teams will compete against the 12 Call of Duty League organizations.
You can check out each stage and their dates below:
- In-Game Open Stage (April 5-6)
- Qualifier Stage Round 1 (April 11-14)
- Qualifier Stage Round 2 (April 15)
- Main Stage (April 24)
The CDL Resurgence Warzone tournament will be based on players’ eliminations, with a multiplier in place for placements.
Here’s how the CDL Resurgence tournament will be scored:
- 1 Elimination = 1 Point
- Placement Multiplier
- 1st = 2x Points
- 2nd and 3rd = 1.5x Points
- 4th – 10th = 1x Points
CDL Resurgence $100k Warzone tournament prizing
Out of the twenty teams that make it to the Main Stage, only the top 10 teams will be in the money — including the Call of Duty League franchise teams.
Here’s a breakdown of how the CDL Resurgence’s $100k prize pool will be divvied up.
|Placement||$ Per Team||$ Per Player|
Although there isn’t $100k on the line, players can play like the pros in Vanguard’s Ranked Play and earn free rewards such as Blueprints and Operator skins.
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Scump reveals best Vanguard Ranked Play MP40 loadout
Here are Call of Duty pro OpTic Scump’s MP40 loadout, attachments, and Perks you can use to dominate Vanguard’s Ranked Play mode.
Call of Duty: Vanguard’s Ranked Play is here, allowing players to play like the pros, grind through the ranks, and earn unique rewards. You’ll need to best weapons to secure victory, so here’s OpTic Scump’s MP40 SMG loadout for Ranked Play.
Seth ‘Scump’ Abner is one of the most accomplished Call of Duty players of all time, being a member of the OpTic Dynasty and the fifth-highest earning player. After helping OpTic Texas secure a winners bracket slot in the CDL Major 1, Scump dominated Vanguard’s new Ranked Play mode.
As a sub player, Scump runs the MP40 in both the CDL and Ranked Play. If you’re looking to win more matches and raise your ELO, here’s Scump’s MP40 loadout including the Perks and Equipment he uses.
Scump’s Vanguard Ranked Play MP40 loadout
- Muzzle: No. 3 Rifle Break
- Barrel: Krausnick 317MM 04B
- Optic: —
- Stock: Krausnick 33M Folding
- Underbarrel: SMLE Pistol Grip
- Magazine: —
- Ammo Type: Lengthened
- Rear Grip: Stippled Grip
- Proficiency: Brace
- Kit: Quick
Revealed in a February 21 stream, Scump’s MP40 is designed to help him quickly rotate around the map and break into hills. This is also his CDL loadout, so you’ll notice he’s opted for the No. 3 Rifle Break rather than the GA’d F8 Stabilizer which also boosts range.
He has also gone against the grain by not using the Krausnick ISO 1M iron sight, which many pros prefer, and using the default optic. The rest of the attachments are typical for a pro player MP40 build, improving accuracy and mobility.
Scump Vanguard Ranked Play Perks & Equipment
- Perk 1: Survival Training / Ninja
- Perk 2: Radar
- Perk 3: Double Time
- Lethal Equipment: Frag Grenade
- Tactical Equipment: No 69 Stun Grenade
- Field Upgrade: Dead Silence
- Secondary weapon: Ratt
Scump usually runs Survival Training in respawn modes so that Stun Grenades have much less of an effect, but will sometimes switch to Ninja in Search and Destroy to be much more stealthy on the map.
Radar and Double Time are standard Perks for competitive CoD, allowing Scump to see enemies firing on the minimap and move around much quicker. He also uses Frag Grenades and No 69 Stun Grenades due to the others being banned.
And finally, he uses the Ratt pistol as his secondary to get around the map quicker and give him another weapon to use when the MP40 is empty.
If you want a more varied selection of the best weapons, Perks, and Equipment across all roles, you can check out the best Vanguard Ranked Play loadouts.
Image Credit: Activision / Scump
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