Activision Blizzard has bolstered its support of the Call of Duty Challengers scene as brand new Challengers Cups have been revealed with $250,000 to compete for.
As the Call of Duty League has transitioned to online play, so too has its amateur counterpart in Challengers. Divided into three regions, a new digital format will give players in Europe, North America, and Asia-Pacific (APAC), some fresh competition.
A combined prize pool of $250,000 is on the line, with action kicking off on April 18. Here’s a full rundown on everything you need to know about the brand new Challengers Cups.
Amateur Call of Duty teams were able to compete in five LAN Challengers events throughout the first three months of the year. However, as CDL switched to an online format, the amateur scene was left hanging for a number of weeks.
Their fears have been put to rest though, with Challenger Cups being added to the tournament circuit. The five online tournaments, spanning across three regions, will give tier-two players access to a combined prize pool of $250,000 USD.
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Split across Europe, North America, and Asia-Pacific, these events serve as an online alternative to keep the amateur scene moving forward in 2020 with fresh competitions.
— Call of Duty League (@CODLeague) April 12, 2020
The first Challengers Cup will take place on April 18. $5,000 will be on the line for APAC, $20,000 for Europe, and $25,000 for North America.
Players will also earn Challengers Points for their efforts in the new tournaments. The top team will earn 5,000 points per player.
However, what these points turn into at the end of the year is yet to be revealed.
Events continue throughout each region every fortnight with the same prize pools until five Cups come to an end. CDL's Jack Felling also hinted that Challengers will receive a dedicated broadcast on Sundays.
📢 Let's goooo, we're back! 📢
⚡️Fri/Sat/Sun #CallofDutyLeague Pro Broadcasts
💰 5 New $50,000 Challengers Cups (Deeper prizing, DEDICATED broadcast on Sundays)
🎮 $15,000 Challengers Team Opens online tourneys on same corresponding pro team wknds
✈️ City Circuit (2v2) too
— JackFelling (@JackFellingX) April 6, 2020
With an extra $250,000 now up for grabs, there’s plenty for Challengers players to fight for. These cups aren't going to be replacing CDL online opens, which run every week there's tier-one games on.
You can register for the tournaments right now by clicking on the link to your respective region in the full Challengers schedule.