The announcement of the much-anticipated Call of Duty League has finally arrived, with twelve city-based teams confirmed to kick off the 2020 season on Modern Warfare.
As part of the October 9 announcement, Activision also revealed their new branding for the upcoming Call of Duty League and explained the meaning behind their new logo.
“The Call of Duty League’s logo is made up of three elements, each representing critical levels of its competitive structure.” Activision explained, highlighting each aspect of the new logo, “together, these levels create an aspirational staircase that culminates with the height of elite skill: the professional tier.”
The first layer of the logo was dedicated to the pro players who make up each of the teams in the league.
“The apex of the logo represents professional players from around the world who compete on city-based teams for the Call of Duty League Championship. Pro players are the lifeblood of the league and embody the greatest skill, strategy, and competitive excellence.”
The second step was focused on the aspiring players within the amateur system, highlighting those that will be competing at the open bracket events in the 2020 season in their path to pro.
“The second level of the logo represents the league’s amateur system, where aspiring players who seek to “go pro” can compete for dedicated prize pools. The amateur system will resemble the professional system’s gameplay and will feature both online and LAN (Local Area Network) open bracket events throughout the year.”
And finally, the third layer is a representation of the fan community around competitive Call of Duty, who have shown incredible support in recent years for all of the teams and players competing.
“The third and foundational level represents the Call of Duty League fan community, whose incredible passion for the game and desire to connect and compete in dynamic ways makes the Call of Duty League experience truly unique.”
It was also revealed that more details on the upcoming league, including the competitive structure and events for the Modern Warfare season, would be shared in late October.