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Upcoming Call of Duty World League LAN Events



The 2017 Season of the Call of Duty World League kicked off in December with MLG Vegas. Since then, Activision and tournament partners have announced additional events for the 2017 CWL Season for Infinite Warfare.

Gfinity CWL London

The next event will be the Gfinity CWL London Event, taking place January 28-29 at Gfinity’s London Arena. This event will feature 16 of the top EU teams based upon CWL Pro Points competing for a $25,000 prize pool and CWL Pro Points.

This event is an invitational and the 16 EU teams competing have to be announced. For those interested in spectating the event, tickets are on sale now here.

MLG Atlanta

Following Gfinity London is MLG Atlanta, which takes place February 10-12 in the Georgia World Congress Center. This event is open to all players in NA, EU, and APAC region. The event will feature over 176 teams competing for a $200,000 prize pool and CWL Pro Points.

For this event, both EU and NA teams will have a chance to auto-qualify for Pool Play. MLG has announced that the spots for Pool Play will be determined by Pro Point standings on January 30.

If you’re interested in competing or attending this event, tickets and details are available here.

ESWC Winter 2017

The third upcoming open LAN event will be ESWC Winter, which takes place February 17-19 in Paris. The event will feature 96 EU and NA teams competing for $100,000 and 39,800 CWL Pro Points.

If you are interested in competing or attending the event, more information is available here.

Insomnia60, CWL Birmingham

Insomnia60 will be a EU Regional event, taking place April 14-17 in NEC, Birmingham. The event will be open to up to 96 EU teams, featuring a $50,000 Prize Pool and 38,000 CWL Pro Points.

More information available here.

EGL Sheffield

Another regional EU event for the 2017 CWL Season has been announced, EGL Sheffield Open. This event is being featured as part of EGL’s 17 event, taking place June 24-25.

This event will feature only EU teams, up to 64, competing for $25,000 Prize Pool and CWL Pro Points. More details to be announced.

CWL GameBattles

To earn CWL Pro Points online, MLG and Activision have launched daily and weekly tournaments on GameBattles. Players can compete in both daily events to earn Pro Points or in the weekly 2K Series. There’s a 2K event each Sunday in January.

Sign up now and learn more here.

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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.

Call of Duty Challengers

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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