There is still no announcement on a location and date for the Call of Duty: Vanguard Championship Weekend — but members of the CoD community have their hearts set on returning to a beloved destination.
London never disappoints when hosting Call of Duty tournaments. CWL Birmingham 2018, CWL London 2019, and the London Royal Ravens home matches in 2020 garnered electric crowds that created unforgettable moments in Call of Duty history.
After an understandable hiatus from hosting events in 2021, members of the Call of Duty community are ready to fly back across the pond and embrace the London faithful for CoD Vanguard’s largest tournament of the 2022 season.
Toronto recently hosted Vanguard’s Major 3 event and it was very well received by the players, coaches, and commentators that attended. The success of the Toronto Major sparked intense lobbying for London to host Vanguard’s Championship Weekend tournament, especially given their raucous events in the past.
OpTic HECZ, and others lobby for CoD Champs in London
London hosted a CWL event in 2019 at the Copper Box Arena, and as seen above, the London fans know how to put on a spectacular Call of Duty event. They also hosted a Home Series there in 2020 during Modern Warfare.
OpTic Creative Director Hitch tweeted on June 7 that “CoD Champs in London would be a madting,” and Esports Engine Program Operations member Ben Nissim responded in a now-deleted tweet, saying that “from this end, we have been actively pushing as best we can to make this happen at some point. I think we all agree it would be an all-time event.”
COD Champs in London would be a mad ting bruv. i’d be chuffed to bits
— OpTic Hitch (@hitchariide) June 7, 2022
CoD commentator Miles Ross tweeted an image of returning home in London after casting Major 3, and OpTic Texas CEO Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez responded by saying: “Champs in London would be lit.”
Co-Founder of Esports Engine Adam Apicella also replied to Ross’ tweet in a now-deleted post, stating: “I’ve been lobbying for this. We have a massive studio over there and a growing team. We could run a banger in a stadium.”
Champs in London would be LIT!
— OpTic HECZ (@H3CZ) June 7, 2022
CoD on-air personality Anthony ‘Nameless’ Wheeler also claimed that a London Champs “would be the best event of all time.”
The demand for CoD Champs in London is there, but whether or not it becomes a reality still remains to be seen. We will provide an update when an official date and location for the Call of Duty Championship is revealed.