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Our CWL Montage Will Get You Hyped for 2018 CoD Champs

Published: 14/Aug/2018 23:51 Updated: 14/Aug/2018 23:52

by Albert Petrosyan


The entirety of the competitive Call of Duty community is hyped as the 2018 CWL Championships are less than a day away.

The final tournament of the season will also be the biggest as it will feature a whopping $1.5 million prize pool and the unparalleled glory of a World Championship.

From August 15-19, the top 32 teams from around the world will come together in Columbus, OH to do battle for the ultimate prize.

Playing in this tournament will be the likes of CWL Atlanta, Seattle, and Anaheim winners Rise Nation, CWL Dallas, New Orleans and Pro League Stage 2 Playoff champions Team Kaliber, CWL Birmingham victors Luminosity Gaming, Stage 1 Playoff winners FaZe Clan, and of course, the defending World Champions OpTic Gaming. 


16 of the 32 participating teams stamped their ticked to Champs by going through the grueling gauntlet of the Last Chance Qualifiers.

These teams and players will not have the greatest stage in competitive CoD before them to make a statement and a name for themselves among the powerhouse teams.

The first set of group play matches kick off on August 15 at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 5 PM BST

You can keep updated on all schedules, scores, group standings, brackets, and live-streams via our dedicated 2018 CWL Champs hub here

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2021 CDL Challengers info announced: Scouting & Elite Series

Published: 30/Oct/2020 17:42 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 18:35

by Bill Cooney


The Call of Duty League has announced all-new details for upcoming 2021 Challengers events, and there will be even more ways for up and coming players to show their stuff.

Call of Duty Challengers is the official “path to pro” circuit for amateur CoD esports players around the world, and there are two brand new events being added to the circuit in 2021 – the Scouting Series and Challengers Elite.

The 2019 season wrapped up in August with the $500k finals crowning the top teams in North America, Europe and Asia. Once again, players looking for their big break are eagerly awaiting the next opportunity.

They won’t have to be patient for very long either, with the first new Challengers event kicking off just a couple of weeks at the time of writing, in early December with the Scouting Series.

This Series will bring together CDL coaches to draft their own squads from one big pool of all the players that secure an invite. These teams will be split up into EU and NA competitions and will play against teams from their region over the course of the four-day tournament.

Elite is the second new event, and will put the top amateur teams from Challengers into an exclusive bracket to battle it out, sometime “over the course of the 2021 Season.”

Challengers Cups were first introduced in 2019 and will be returning in 2021 as well. These will be standalone tournaments  players across North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region. Through the Cups and the competitive Ladder, players can earn Challengers points which are used to qualify and seed teams for various events throughout the season.

Call of Duty Challengers players at LAN event
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Challengers brings together the best amateur CoD players from around the world to compete.

Specific dates for the upcoming 2021 season events are still unknown, but we’ll keep you posted on them as information becomes available.

If you’re interested in seeing if you and your team have what it takes, you can get more information on how to sign up and get going right here. There’s no guarantee you’ll be the next player on the Dallas Empire or anything like that, but if you’re confident in your ability to frag out, it can’t hurt to give it a shot.