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Report: 2020 Call of Duty League will see fewer events as part of format change

On Christmas Eve, Activision Blizzard Esports announced that, after listening to feedback from team owners, players, and community, they would be changing the format of the Call of Duty League to a tournament based structure that is familar to the legacy of Call of Duty esports.

The announcement revealed that they were going to implement the tournament based structure and more details would come in early 2020.

We at Call of Duty League are incredibly excited to announce the addition of tournament-based play as part of the inaugural 2020 season. Beginning Week 2 in London, teams will compete in a format that is both familiar to the legacy of Call of Duty esports and fresh amidst the backdrop of our city-based franchise structure. This format, coupled with a brand new points system that goes into effect on Launch Weekend, will deliver a competitive experience where every match of the season matters. The result: fans will get to see more matches, more drama, and more teams competing each home series weekend.

Now, Adam Stern of Sports Business Journal has reported that sources tell him the 2020 Call of Duty League season will see fewer home stead events than originally announced by the company. This is because of the change in format and because some teams were overwhelmed with hosting CDL and OWL events.

Activision Blizzard has removed the Events tab from the Call of Duty League website, which showcased a schedule of events for the year. That is now removed.

We will update if Activision Blizzard says any updates on this.

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Call of Duty League announces Pro Tournament structure is returning for 2020 season

Activision Blizzard has announced today that, as they listen to the fan feedback, they have made changes to the structure of the 2020 Call of Duty League season to include Pro Tournaments into the home series events to have more matches, “more drama,” and more play throughout the year.

Here’s the announcement from the company:

We at Call of Duty League are incredibly excited to announce the addition of tournament-based play as part of the inaugural 2020 season. Beginning Week 2 in London, teams will compete in a format that is both familiar to the legacy of Call of Duty esports and fresh amidst the backdrop of our city-based franchise structure. This format, coupled with a brand new points system that goes into effect on Launch Weekend, will deliver a competitive experience where every match of the season matters. The result: fans will get to see more matches, more drama, and more teams competing each home series weekend.

We love listening to our community, and finding unique ways to deliver on our vision of igniting a shift in sports entertainment. Our competitive format is one of the many highlights we are thrilled to introduce in 2020, including improved watchability, pop- culture infusions, and fan-first experiences at the pro and amateur levels.

Here’s to launching something special together, starting in Minneapolis on January 24th, 2020.

Every Call of Duty League team has shared a positive reaction to this news on social media following the company’s announcement. The new change will go into effect starting with Week 2 of the League, which is hosted by London.

Exactly one month from opening weekend of the 2020 Call of Duty League season, league officials are announcing sweeping changes to the regular season schedule and team scoring for the esports league’s inaugural season. Each of the 12 global teams selected for the Call of Duty League will now host a signature weekend home series that features tournament-style scoring, with more visiting teams in attendance at each event and more live matches played in front of arena audiences. The move distances the Call of Duty League format from other professional esports leagues that focus on home and away travel for participating teams.

The Call of Duty League launches on January 24 with the Call of Duty League Launch Weekend in Minneapolis.

SOURCE: CDL

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Streamer Invitational – December 10

Activision has announced a Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® Streamer Invitational event that will take place on Tuesday, December 10 at 4PM PT.

The event will feature 20 hand picked Twitch streamers competing in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare MP.

The event has a $250,000 prize pool and will be live streamed on Twitch.tv/CallofDuty.

Here’s the announcement image from Call of Duty:

You can watch the event below:

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Call of Duty League Rule Set Updated on November 22

The Call of Duty League team has announced some updates to the original Competitive Rule Set V1 that was revealed back during launch.

The new rule set updates come as Infinity Ward deploys new patches for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare with changes and updates to CDL specific features and sets. The new rule set is now updated with the new features like the spawn camera and more.

These rule sets are in effect for this weekend’s 2000 Challenger Series.

NOV 23 2,000 SERIES RULESET UPDATE

For this weekend’s Challengers 2,000 Series Tournament, we’re incorporating new settings introduced in the latest update for ALL MODES:

  • Game Setting “Input Swap Allowed” set to DISABLED
  • Gameplay Setting “Spawn Camera” set to ENABLED
  • Gameplay Setting “Cranked Timer” set to DISABLED

Additionally, the following changes have been made for ALL MODES:

  • Game Setting “Skip Infil” set to ENABLED
  • Team Setting “Weapon Pings on Compass” set to DISABLED
  • Team Setting “Enemy on Compass” set to DISABLED
  • Gameplay Setting “Equipment Delay” set to DISABLED
  • Gameplay Setting “Equipment Protection” set to 7.5 SECONDS

Additionally, all matches for this weekend should be played with edited private match settings, not in-game CDL settings toggle.

Please stay tuned for more info in the coming weeks on both Specialist usage and settings.

SOURCE: CDL

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Call of Duty League 2020 season Schedule announced

Activision Blizzard has announced the first look at the schedule for the 2020 Call of Duty League Season, which features 12 teams in cities around the world.

The season begins in the end of January 2020 with Launch Weekend hosted by Minnesota, followed by the first homestead event hosted by London Royal Ravens, and then it goes around the 12 different cities throughout the season.

Teams will be traveling to and from the cities for the different events, and a schedule of matchups will be announced closer to the start date.

Some of the teams have confirmed the featured teams that will be in their cities during their homestead weekend.

There’s 12 teams in the League, which was confirmed over the last few weeks, and each city will host these homestead events that fans can attend and watch the action live.

Additional details on the events, including tickets pre-sale is available here.

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Here are the 12 Call of Duty League teams for the opening season

All 12 Call of Duty League teams have now officially announced their branding and logos. The teams have revealed their starting rosters as well throughout the last few weeks.

Here’s the 12 teams.

The Call of Duty League 2020 Season begins on January 24, 2020 with the Call of Duty League Launch Weekend. The Launch Weekend event takes place in Minnesota and will feature both the 12 League teams competing plus an Open Bracket tournament.

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Chicago Call of Duty League team announces team name and branding

The Chicago Call of Duty team has officially announced their logo and branding for the 2020 Call of Duty League.

The team will be called the Seattle Huntsmen.

Here’s the official team logo:

Here’s the team’s roster:

  • Seth ‘Scump‘ Abner
  • Matthew ‘FormaL‘ Piper
  • Peirce ‘Gunless‘ Hillman
  • Alec ‘Arcitys‘ Sanderson
  • Dylan ‘Envoy‘ Hannon

Chicago is one of the last teams to announce their branding for the Call of Duty League. 11 teams have now confirmed their branding as the 2020 season gets closer. Only one team remains: Paris.

The 2020 Call of Duty League begins January 24, 2020 with an event in Minnesota.

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Seattle Call of Duty League team announces team name and branding

The Seattle Call of Duty team has officially announced their logo and branding for the 2020 Call of Duty League.

The team will be called the Seattle Surge.

Here’s the official team logo:

And here’s their roster:

Florida is the latest team to reveal their logo and roster after London Royal Ravens, Dallas Empire, Los Angeles Guerrillas, Los Angeles OpTic Gaming, Toronto Ultra, and Atlanta Faze did over the course of the last few weeks. There’s still a few teams left to reveal information this week, so stay tuned.

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Call of Duty League season begins in January with event hosted by Minnesota

Activision Blizzard Esports League has announced first details on when the 2020 Call of Duty League season will start.

The company said in a press release that the first season of the new Call of Duty League will begin on January 24, 2020. The Launch Weekend Event, which will feature the first Call of Duty Challengers Open Bracket event, will be hosted by Minnesota in Minneapolis Armory from Jan 24-26.

The press release says that this Launch Weekend will feature all 12 professional Call of Duty League teams competing alongside open bracket tournament that will take place. Spectator tickets and team passes will go on sale soon.

The event will be hosted by Minnesota Røkkr – the Call of Duty League team operated by WISE Ventures Esports, under ownership of the Wilf Family (owners of the Minnesota Vikings), and investor Gary Vaynerchuk – will feature all 12 professional Call of Duty League teams competing across three days. The opening weekend of the regular season will feature additional fan and player experiences to celebrate the launch of Activision Blizzard Esports’ highly anticipated new city-based league.

“We are thrilled with the continued growth of the Call of Duty esports footprint as an international, city-based league with 12 teams in 4 countries, all of which deliver epically entertaining competition to millions of fans around the world,” said Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard. “Building on our city-based model’s success in esports first established by the Overwatch League, we are excited to unite the historic passion for the Call of Duty franchise with city-based fandom to create a league to rival the very best leagues in traditional sports in recognizing, celebrating and rewarding our players.”

Launch Weekend will also feature the season’s first Call of Duty Challengers™ Open, where amateur players from around the world can compete as teams in an open bracket tournament format. Beginning in November, Call of Duty Challengers competitors will begin battling via online ladders and tournaments for their share of an overall dedicated prize pool of more than $1 million during the 2020 season. Challengers team passes for Launch Weekend will go on sale in early December.

“We are thrilled to debut the Call of Duty League in Minnesota in partnership with the Wilf Family and everyone at WISE Ventures,” said Johanna Faries, Commissioner of the Call of Duty League. “Bringing together all 12 pro teams and the amateur community together for this special moment will usher in a new era for Call of Duty esports.”

“It is an honor to host the inaugural weekend of the Call of Duty League and welcome our ownership partners, players, and most importantly, our fans,” said Jonathan Wilf, President and Ownership Partner of WISE Ventures Esports. “We have been craving an esports event of this caliber in Minneapolis-St. Paul. With the success this community has in hosting world class events, we are excited to put on an incredible fan experience to launch the Call of Duty League.”

More details are expected to be announced for this event as the date draws closer.

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Minnesota Call of Duty League team announces team name

The Minnesota Call of Duty team has officially announced their logo and branding for the 2020 Call of Duty League.

The team will be called the Minnesota Rokkr.

Here’s the official team logo:

In Old Norse dialects, “røkkr” translates as “twilight,” the moment between day and night when the last light fades beyond the horizon. Røkkr is commonly associated with Ragnarøkkr (Ragnarok), the end of the world or “Twilight of the Gods” in Norse mythology.

Inspired by these legends, our modern day Røkkr is a team of chosen warriors forged in the fierce climate of the true North. As darkness falls, the Minnesota Røkkr emerge. By morning they are the last ones standing.

As with the mythical heroes who battled fate itself, the Minnesota Røkkr must unite all allies — the best players in the world, the fans who wear the colors, and the community they represent.

The Minnesota Rokkr team is owned by WISE Esports Ventures, which is in partnership with the Minnesota Vikings ownership group and Gary V.

Minnesota is the latest team to reveal their logo and roster after London Royal Ravens, Dallas Empire, Los Angeles Guerrillas, Los Angeles OpTic Gaming, Toronto Ultra, Atlanta Faze, and Florida Mutineers did over the course of the last few weeks. There’s still 3 teams left to reveal information this week, so stay tuned.

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