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How much prize money can Call of Duty pros win at the CWL Pro League? The math is staggering

Published: 22/Jan/2019 4:37 Updated: 22/Jan/2019 7:51

by Albert Petrosyan


One of the major reasons why so many Call of Duty players and teams were so desperate to qualify for the CoD World League’s Pro League was because of the staggering amount of prize money that will be on the line. 

The 2019 CWL Pro League will be offering a whopping total of over $2 million in prize money, which will be split between the regular season and the playoffs.

Every single one of the 16 teams that managed to qualify to the Pro League will be receiving $44,375 just for qualifying, regardless of where they finish in their respective Division.

The six teams that qualify for the Pro League Playoffs will put themselves in position to earn a large chunk of the $1.2 million prize pool, $500,000 of which will go to the first place team. 

In addition to these prize pools, the CWL will also be awarding $2,500 for each victory achieved in a Pro League match, which comes out to a massive total in its own rite. 

FaZe Clan were one of several teams that were stunningly eliminated from the qualifier tournament and will not be competing in this year’s Pro League.

All that being said, how much can a single Call of Duty pro player potentially earn by playing in the Pro League? eUnited star James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks did the math, and the max amount is truly mind-numbing.

Each player will be receiving $8,875 just for qualifying, $500 per win, and a fifth of the prize money allocated for their final placement in the playoffs. 

This means that if a team goes undefeated in the 22 regular season matches and finishes first in the playoffs, they will earn $599,375, a whopping $119,875 per player. 

Fully excited by the prospect of so much prize money, Clayster went on to calculate what a player could earn if their team also went on to win the 2019 CWL Champs after winning the Pro League Playoffs.

Assuming that the winning team earns $600K at Champs, each player will receive $150K, meaning that someone could be $269,875 richer by managing all of the achievements above. 

Naturally, it’s extremely unlikely for such a scenario to take place, but it just goes to show how lucrative the end of this year’s CWL season can truly be. 

Visit any of our links below for more information about the 2019 CWL Pro League, including scheduling, qualified teams, Divisions, and more. 

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Renegades announce new CoD roster ahead of second Challengers season

Published: 31/Oct/2020 14:17 Updated: 31/Oct/2020 14:20

by Joe Craven


Esports organisation Renegades have revealed their Call of Duty roster for the second season of the CDL’s Challengers Series, including players from last year’s Paris Legion roster. 

The switch from the Call of Duty World League to the Call of Duty League represents the greatest shake-up competitive CoD has ever seen. While latter tournaments in the CWL involved an amateur tournament running parallel to the main one, the introduction of Challengers’ Series gives a greater formalisation to competition below the best of the best.

With franchised spots in the CDL costing millions, it’s no surprise that some big name esports organisations have found themselves competing in the Challengers Series. One of these orgs is Renegades, the Detroit-based esports team that has come in and out of competitive CoD in recent years.

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Renegades have come and gone from the Call of Duty pro scene in the past.

On October 31, they announced their CoD roster for the upcoming Black Ops Cold War season, which will be the second season of the CDL and its accompanying Challenger Series.

Perhaps the biggest name in the new roster is Luke ‘Louqa’ Rigas, who represented Paris Legion in the CDL last year. It was an up-and-down year for the Paris Legion, who managed a second place finish at the online CDL Week 12 London event.

He is also joined by ex-Paris teammate Conrad ‘Shockz’ Rymarek, who is best known for his five years with Australian organisation Mindfreak from 2014 to 2019.

Rounding off the roster are Lincoln ‘Fighta’ Ferguson and Amer ‘Pred’ Zulbeari, making a fully Australian roster. The nationalities of all players means they will likely compete in the APAC region of the Challengers Series.

While Shockz and Louqa come off the back of mixed fortunes in the CDL, Fighta and Pred both joined Renegades in January of 2020. In the somewhat weaker field of APAC competition, their Renegades roster dominated the region’s Challenger tournaments during the Modern Warfare season.

Replacing half the team with CDL standard pros means it’s likely we’ll see similar domination this year, barring any shock performances from the other APAC teams.