Whether it’s at home with your friends, online with players around the world, or center stage at the Call of Duty Championship, competition is part of Call of Duty’s DNA.
This year with the start of the Call of Duty World League, Activision set out to take Call of Duty eSports to the next level with year-round competition, world-class online broadcasts, and a massive $3 million prize pool. However, they knew that the Call of Duty World League needed to be about more than just the pros, it needed to give fans and amateur players around the world a chance to compete at the highest level, which is why they’re excited to announce the first series of events in the Call of Duty World League Challenge Division.
The Challenge Division will offer amateur players outside of the Pro Division a path to the Call of Duty Championship. At the end of the season, based on performance through the year, 80 teams worldwide will be invited to the Championship Qualifiers. In addition to the Call of Duty Championship Qualifiers, top performing teams in Challenge Division events in February and March can make it to the Stage 1 Relegation tournament, where they can take on Pro Division teams and earn their place in the CWL Pro Division and maybe their own guaranteed spot in the Call of Duty Championships.
With so much at stake, now is the time to sign-up for the four online tournaments in North America, each featuring a $25,000 prize pool. All teams are welcome to compete, with players competing for World League points and their shot at the Call of Duty Championship:
The first three European online events, each with $5,000 prize pools. All teams are welcome to compete, with players competing for World League points and their shot at the Call of Duty Championship:
In addition to the online tournaments, Europe will host its first live event ‘EGL Open’ at the Truman Brewery in London on the 5th & 6th March, with $25,000 in prize money and World League points up for grabs for competing teams.
In the Australia/New Zealand region, there will be three online events for Stage 1: