Activision has announced a new, official eSports league for COD. The Call of Duty World League will be a year-round event, travelling across the globe to find the best CoD players in the world.
“Over the last four years, Call of Duty has grown into a global eSports phenomenon, thanks in large part to events like the Call of Duty Championship and in-game features like CODcasting, League Play, and more. Now, with Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 set to make its debut on November 6 and Call of Duty eSports bigger than ever, the time has come to take competitive Call of Duty to the next level. Today, we’re excited to announce the formation of the Call of Duty World League—a worldwide eSports league operated by Activision.”
The league will host regional tournaments, allowing players who have previously been left out of the eSports arena to join in the action. “The Call of Duty World League will offer new opportunities for amateur players and fans of all skill levels to compete and even earn a spot at the Call of Duty Championship. We’re also upping the stakes by tripling the prize pool to $3 million in potential winnings throughout the year.”
The Call of Duty World League will consist of two divisions, Pro and Challenge. “The Pro Division will feature two seasons in North America, Europe, and Australia—the first of which kicks off in January of 2016. Each season will feature its own regional LAN championship, which fans can watch in-person or online.”
“The Challenge Division will give amateur teams a chance to compete through a series of official LAN events and secure a place at the Call of Duty Championship.” That championship is moving from its usual Spring time spot to Fall 2016.
More news about the Call of Duty World League is expected soon so keep checking for updates as this news develops.