Call of Duty Esports Wiki
Advertisement
Call of Duty League
CallofDutyLeague
Event Information
Abbreviation CDL
Organizer Activision
Major League Gaming
Location International
Social Media and Links
Infobox Player Homepage
Infobox Player Facebook
Infobox Twitterlogo std
Infobox Instagramlogo std
Infobox Player Youtube
Infobox Player Snapchat

The Call of Duty League is the premier professional esports league for Call of Duty, organized by Activision. The league is a global, city-based esports league composed of 12 professional teams, representing 11 markets across North America and Europe. See Call of Duty Challengers for the official amateur competition of the Call of Duty League.

History[]

Announcement[]

The Call of Duty League was officially announced on October 9, 2019, on Twitter with the release of a promotional video displaying the 12 cities participating in the inaugural season.[1] The participating cities had previously been announced between earlier in the year during the 2019 season.

First Five Teams[]

In June 2018, it was revealed by ESPN that owners of teams participating in the Overwatch League (operated by Blizzard Entertainment) would be granted first right of negotiation for a Call of Duty franchising spot.[2] On May 2, 2019, Activision unveiled the first five cities participating in the Call of Duty League.[3] The cities announced were:

Further Teams Announced[]

On July 1, 2019 two more cities were announced:[4]

Two more cities took the total number of announced teams to nine on August 20, 2019:[5]

  • Florida - owned by Misfits Gaming
  • Los Angeles (Kroenke) - owned by Kroenke Sports & Entertainment

The remaining three cities were revealed on September 13, 2019, finalising the teams for the first season:[6]

Teams Changes[]

Team Roster Construction Details[]

For full roster construction rules for each season, see Roster Construction Rules.

League Sponsors[]

On January 23, 2020 the Call of Duty League announced it's list of sponsors for the 2020 season.[9]

The sponsors are PlayStation, MTN DEW® AMP® GAME FUEL®, ASTRO Gaming, SCUF Gaming and U.S. Air Force.

Official Call of Duty League apparel is supplied by Outerstuff, with authentic headwear provided by Mitchell & Ness.

Two more sponsors, Twitter and U.S. Army were announced on March 7.[10]

Teams[]

The current teams in the Call of Duty League are:

City/State Team Name Owner Announcement Date First Season
Atlanta Atlanta FaZelogo stdAtlanta FaZe Atlanta Esports Ventures (affiliation with FaZe Clan) 2019-05-02 2020
Boston Boston Breachlogo stdBoston Breach Kraft Sports and Entertainment (affiliation with Oxygen Esports) 2021-12-15 2022
Charlotte Carolina Royal Ravenslogo stdCarolina Royal Ravens ReKTGlobal 2023-09-05 2024
Las Vegas Las Vegas Legionlogo stdLas Vegas Legion c0ntact Gaming, LLC 2022-09-12 2023
Los Angeles Los Angeles Guerrillaslogo stdLos Angeles Guerrillas Kroenke Sports & Entertainment 2019-08-20 2020
Los Angeles Los Angeles Thieveslogo stdLos Angeles Thieves 100 Thieves 2020-11-06 2021
Miami Miami Hereticslogo stdMiami Heretics Team Heretics 2023-08-24 2024
Minnesota Minnesota RØKKRlogo stdMinnesota RØKKR WISE Ventures, LLC 2019-07-01 2020
New York New York Sublinerslogo stdNew York Subliners Andbox 2019-05-02 2020
Texas OpTic Texaslogo stdOpTic Texas OpTic Gaming (affiliation with Team Envy) 2021-11-08 2022
Seattle Seattle Surgelogo stdSeattle Surge Enthusiast Gaming & Canucks Sports & Entertainment (affiliation with Luminosity Gaming) 2019-09-13 2020
Toronto Toronto Ultralogo stdToronto Ultra OverActive Media (affiliation with Splyce) 2019-05-02 2020

The former teams in the Call of Duty League are:

City Team Name Owner First Season Final Season
Los Angeles OpTic Gaming Los Angeleslogo stdOpTic Gaming Los Angeles Immortals Gaming Club (affiliation with OpTic Gaming) 2020 2020
Chicago Chicago Huntsmenlogo stdChicago Huntsmen NRG 2020 2020
Chicago OpTic Chicagologo stdOpTic Chicago NRG (affiliation with OpTic Gaming) 2021 2021
Dallas Dallas Empirelogo stdDallas Empire Envy Gaming, Inc (affiliation with Team Envy) 2020 2021
Paris Paris Legionlogo stdParis Legion c0ntact Gaming, LLC 2020 2022
Florida Florida Mutineerslogo stdFlorida Mutineers Misfits Gaming 2020 2023
London London Royal Ravenslogo stdLondon Royal Ravens ReKTGlobal 2020 2023

Format[]

Season[]

Call of Duty League events will be hosted by teams in their respective home markets. The league will also host its own event weekends, including the Call of Duty League Midseason Weekend and Call of Duty League Championship Weekend.[11]

Original Format[]

The regular season is divided into two splits – not including the postseason. Throughout the season, teams are ranked by match wins and losses to determine who advances to the Playoffs. The post-season will feature the top 8 teams from the season, including 2 wild card spots that advance to the playoffs. During the Call of Duty League Championship Weekend, the final 6 Playoffs teams will face off in double-elimination competition until the final two pro teams go head to head in the Call of Duty League Championship.

Updated Format[]

Each home series event will feature an eight team tournament with teams earning points throughout the season to qualify for the season ending playoffs.

Major Weekend Events[]

The Call of Duty League Launch Weekend will take place in early 2020. Call of Duty League will also host the Call of Duty League Midseason Weekend and the Call of Duty League Championship Weekend.

Home Series Events[]

Each team in the Call of Duty League will host two Home Series events in their market, one in each split. Each Home Series weekend will feature multiple pro team matches, including the host city team. All host cities have the option to host additional events at their Home Series, including amateur open bracket competition.

Match Format[]

All matches will take place in a Best of 5 Series with multiple maps and modes. Mid-match substitutions are allowed.

Age Restriction[]

Players must be 18 years old or older to compete in official Call of Duty League events.

Two Way Players[]

Non-starting players on Call of Duty League rosters will be eligible to compete in official Call of Duty Challengers events.

Challenger Points[]

Challenger Points awarded to Call of Duty League players for seeding purposes in Call of Duty Challengers in case they are a two way player or are no longer a part of a Call of Duty League roster.

Events[]

2023 Season[]

Game Start End Tournament Location Teams Prize Winner Second
2022-12-02 2023-06-18 Call of Duty League 2023 Season International
2023-06-15 2023-06-18 Call of Duty League Championship 2023 Las Vegas 8 $ 2,380,000 New York Sublinerslogo stdNY Subliners Toronto Ultralogo stdTOR Ultra
2023-05-25 2023-05-28 Call of Duty League 2023 - Major 5 Toronto 12 $ 500,000 New York Sublinerslogo stdNY Subliners Atlanta FaZelogo stdATL FaZe
2023-05-05 2023-05-21 Call of Duty League 2023 - Major 5 Qualifiers North America 12 OpTic Texaslogo stdOpTic TEX Atlanta FaZelogo stdATL FaZe
2023-04-20 2023-04-23 Call of Duty League 2023 - Major 4 Columbus 12 $ 500,000 Los Angeles Thieveslogo stdLA Thieves OpTic Texaslogo stdOpTic TEX
2023-03-31 2023-04-16 Call of Duty League 2023 - Major 4 Qualifiers North America 12
2023-03-09 2023-03-12 Call of Duty League 2023 - Major 3 Arlington 12 $ 500,000 Toronto Ultralogo stdTOR Ultra OpTic Texaslogo stdOpTic TEX
2023-02-17 2023-03-05 Call of Duty League 2023 - Major 3 Qualifiers North America 12
2023-02-02 2023-02-05 Call of Duty League 2023 - Major 2 Boston 12 $ 500,000 Atlanta FaZelogo stdATL FaZe Los Angeles Thieveslogo stdLA Thieves
2023-01-13 2023-01-29 Call of Duty League 2023 - Major 2 Qualifiers North America 12 OpTic Texaslogo stdOpTic TEX Toronto Ultralogo stdTOR Ultra
2022-12-14 2022-12-18 Call of Duty League 2023 - Major 1 Raleigh 20 $ 500,000 New York Sublinerslogo stdNY Subliners Seattle Surgelogo stdSEA Surge
2022-12-02 2022-12-14 Call of Duty League 2023 - Major 1 Qualifiers North America 12 Minnesota RØKKRlogo stdMIN RØKKR Toronto Ultralogo stdTOR Ultra
2022-10-15 2022-10-16 Call of Duty League 2023 - Resurgence North America 32 $ 100,000 Logo stdTeam Envailed Las Vegas Legionlogo stdLV Legion

2022 Season[]

Game Start End Tournament Location Teams Prize Winner Second
2022-01-21 2022-08-07 Call of Duty League 2022 Season International 12
2022-08-04 2022-08-07 Call of Duty League Championship 2022 Los Angeles 8 $ 2,550,000 Los Angeles Thieveslogo stdLA Thieves Atlanta FaZelogo stdATL FaZe
2022-07-14 2022-07-17 Call of Duty League 2022 - Major 4 Brooklyn 12 $ 500,000 Los Angeles Thieveslogo stdLA Thieves New York Sublinerslogo stdNY Subliners
2022-06-24 2022-07-10 Call of Duty League 2022 - Major 4 Qualifiers North America 12 London Royal Ravenslogo stdLDN Royal Ravens New York Sublinerslogo stdNY Subliners
2022-06-02 2022-06-05 Call of Duty League 2022 - Major 3 Toronto 12 $ 500,000 Seattle Surgelogo stdSEA Surge Atlanta FaZelogo stdATL FaZe
2022-05-13 2022-05-29 Call of Duty League 2022 - Major 3 Qualifiers North America 12
2022-05-05 2022-05-08 Call of Duty League 2022 - Pro-Am Classic Columbus 16 $ 250,000 New York Sublinerslogo stdNY Subliners Los Angeles Thieveslogo stdLA Thieves
2022-04-24 2022-04-24 Call of Duty League 2022 - Resurgence North America 20 $ 100,000 Los Angeles Guerrillaslogo stdLA Guerrillas Logo stdTiberiousKhan
2022-04-11 2022-04-15 Call of Duty League 2022 - Resurgence Qualifiers North America 40
2022-04-09 2022-04-10 Call of Duty League 2022 - All-Star Weekend North America
2022-03-31 2022-04-03 Call of Duty League 2022 - Major 2 Prior Lake 12 $ 500,000 Los Angeles Guerrillaslogo stdLA Guerrillas Atlanta FaZelogo stdATL FaZe
2022-03-11 2022-03-27 Call of Duty League 2022 - Major 2 Qualifiers North America 12
2022-03-03 2022-03-06 Call of Duty League 2022 - Major 1 Arlington 12 $ 500,000 OpTic Texaslogo stdOpTic TEX Atlanta FaZelogo stdATL FaZe
2022-02-04 2022-02-20 Call of Duty League 2022 - Major 1 Qualifiers North America 12 Atlanta FaZelogo stdATL FaZe London Royal Ravenslogo stdLDN Royal Ravens
2022-01-21 2022-01-23 Call of Duty League 2022 - Kickoff Classic Arlington 12 $ 30,000 Toronto Ultralogo stdTOR Ultra Seattle Surgelogo stdSEA Surge

2021 Season[]

Game Start End Tournament Location Teams Prize Winner Second
2021-08-19 2021-08-22 Call of Duty League Championship 2021 Los Angeles 8 $ 2,500,000 Atlanta FaZelogo stdATL FaZe Toronto Ultralogo stdTOR Ultra
2021-01-23 2021-08-18 Call of Duty League 2021 Season International 12 $ 5,000,000
2021-07-29 2021-08-01 Call of Duty League 2021 - Stage 5 Major Arlington 12 $ 500,000 Minnesota RØKKRlogo stdMIN RØKKR Toronto Ultralogo stdTOR Ultra
2021-07-08 2021-07-25 Call of Duty League 2021 - Stage 5 United States 12
2021-06-17 2021-06-20 Call of Duty League 2021 - Stage 4 Major Arlington 12 $ 500,000 Atlanta FaZelogo stdATL FaZe Dallas Empirelogo stdDAL Empire
2021-05-27 2021-06-13 Call of Duty League 2021 - Stage 4 United States 12
2021-05-22 2021-05-23 Call of Duty League 2021 - All-Star Weekend Pro Skills 1v1 United States 16 ABeZylogo stdTeam aBeZy Dashylogo stdTeam Dashy
2021-05-22 2021-05-23 Call of Duty League 2021 - All-Star Weekend Caster Draft 4v4 United States 4 Team Chancelogo stdTeam Chance Team NAMELESSlogo stdTeam NAMELESS
2021-05-13 2021-05-16 Call of Duty League 2021 - Stage 3 Major United States 12 $ 500,000 Atlanta FaZelogo stdATL FaZe New York Sublinerslogo stdNY Subliners
2021-04-22 2021-05-09 Call of Duty League 2021 - Stage 3 United States 12
2021-04-07 2021-04-11 Call of Duty League 2021 - Stage 2 Major United States 12 $ 500,000 Toronto Ultralogo stdTOR Ultra Atlanta FaZelogo stdATL FaZe
2021-03-18 2021-04-04 Call of Duty League 2021 - Stage 2 United States 12
2021-03-03 2021-03-07 Call of Duty League 2021 - Stage 1 Major United States 12 $ 500,000 Atlanta FaZelogo stdATL FaZe Dallas Empirelogo stdDAL Empire
2021-02-11 2021-02-28 Call of Duty League 2021 - Stage 1 United States 12
2021-01-23 2021-01-24 Call of Duty League 2021 - Kickoff Classic North America 12

2020 Season[]

Game Start End Tournament Location Teams Prize Winner Second
2020-09-12 2020-09-13 Call of Duty League 2020 - All-Star Weekend 1v1 North America 32 $ 100,000 Logo stdCellium Logo stdClayster
2020-09-13 2020-09-13 CDL All-Star 2020 - Mobile Exhibition North America 2 Logo stdTeam Pros Logo stdTeam Casters
2020-09-12 2020-09-12 CDL All-Star 2020: US Army 2v2 Face-Off North America 2 Logo stdMalik & Dexy Logo stdNAMELESS & Flo
2020-08-19 2020-08-30 Call of Duty League Championship 2020 North America 12 $ 4,600,000 Dallas Empirelogo stdDAL Empire Atlanta FaZelogo stdATL FaZe
2020-08-30 2020-08-30 CDL Championship 2020: US Army 2v2 Face-Off North America 2 Logo stdMaven & MerK Logo stdUS Army Esports
2020-08-21 2020-08-21 CDL Championship 2020: Mobile Special Exhibition North America 4 Team Mileslogo stdTeam Miles Logo stdMerK
2020-01-24 2020-08-18 Call of Duty League 2020 Season International 12 $ 6,000,000
2020-07-26 2020-07-26 CDL Warzone Weekend: Week 6 North America 14 $ 8,000 Dallas Empirelogo stdDAL Empire OpTic Gaming Los Angeleslogo stdOpTic Gaming LA
2020-07-24 2020-07-26 Call of Duty League 2020 Week 13 - Toronto Canada 8 $ 100,000 Toronto Ultralogo stdTOR Ultra Atlanta FaZelogo stdATL FaZe
2020-07-17 2020-07-19 Call of Duty League 2020 Week 12 - London United States 8 $ 100,000 Dallas Empirelogo stdDAL Empire Paris Legionlogo stdPAR Legion
2020-07-19 2020-07-19 CDL Warzone Weekend: Week 5 North America $ 10,000 Logo stdTeam SiLLY Logo stdTeam Octane
2020-07-10 2020-07-12 Call of Duty League 2020 Week 11 - New York United States 8 $ 100,000 New York Sublinerslogo stdNY Subliners Chicago Huntsmenlogo stdCHI Huntsmen
2020-07-12 2020-07-12 CDL Warzone Weekend: Week 4 North America $ 10,000 Logo stdPriestahh & Cellium Logo stdDenz & Zed
2020-06-19 2020-06-21 Call of Duty League 2020 Week 10 - Paris United States 8 $ 100,000 Florida Mutineerslogo stdFLA Mutineers Atlanta FaZelogo stdATL FaZe
2020-06-21 2020-06-21 CDL Warzone Weekend: Week 3 North America 60 $ 10,000 Logo stdRambo ILLeYlogo stdTeam iLLeY
2020-06-14 2020-06-14 CDL Warzone Weekend: Week 2 North America 15 $ 10,000 Logo stdTeam Ricky Logo stdTeam Loony
2020-06-12 2020-06-14 Call of Duty League 2020 Week 9 - Minnesota Minneapolis 8 $ 100,000 Florida Mutineerslogo stdFLA Mutineers Atlanta FaZelogo stdATL FaZe
2020-05-24 2020-05-24 CDL Warzone Weekend: Week 1 North America 12 $ 10,000 Paris Legionlogo stdPAR Legion Florida Mutineerslogo stdFLA Mutineers
2020-05-22 2020-05-24 Call of Duty League 2020 Week 8 - Seattle Seattle 8 $ 100,000 Chicago Huntsmenlogo stdCHI Huntsmen London Royal Ravenslogo stdLDN Royal Ravens
2020-05-08 2020-05-10 Call of Duty League 2020 Week 7 - Florida United States 8 $ 100,000 Atlanta FaZelogo stdATL FaZe OpTic Gaming Los Angeleslogo stdOpTic Gaming LA
2020-04-24 2020-04-26 Call of Duty League 2020 Week 6 - Chicago Chicago 8 $ 100,000 Dallas Empirelogo stdDAL Empire Atlanta FaZelogo stdATL FaZe
2020-04-10 2020-04-12 Call of Duty League 2020 Week 5 - Dallas Dallas 8 $ 100,000 Florida Mutineerslogo stdFLA Mutineers Minnesota RØKKRlogo stdMIN RØKKR
2020-04-05 2020-04-05 Call of Duty League 2020 Exhibition Match 2 4
2020-03-29 2020-03-29 Call of Duty League 2020 Exhibition Match 1 2
2020-03-07 2020-03-08 Call of Duty League 2020 Week 4 - Los Angeles Los Angeles 8 $ 100,000 Dallas Empirelogo stdDAL Empire Minnesota RØKKRlogo stdMIN RØKKR
2020-02-22 2020-02-23 Call of Duty League 2020 Week 3 - Atlanta College Park 8 $ 100,000 Atlanta FaZelogo stdATL FaZe Florida Mutineerslogo stdFLA Mutineers
2020-02-08 2020-02-09 Call of Duty League 2020 Week 2 - London London 8 $ 100,000 Chicago Huntsmenlogo stdCHI Huntsmen Dallas Empirelogo stdDAL Empire
2020-01-24 2020-01-26 Call of Duty League 2020 Launch Weekend Minneapolis 12

Organization[]

Current[]

C ID Name Position
Johanna Faries League Commissioner
Xav Xav de Matos Head of Public Relations
Spencer Peterson Head of Player Relations

Media[]

  • 2019
  • 2020

References[]

Advertisement