Call of Duty Esports Wiki
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Overview[]

Unlike most other esports, Call of Duty esports takes place on a different game every year. The platform on which it is played also changes from year to year. Major League Gaming ran national championships in the United States from 2008-2011, although these were the biggest events at the time in Call of Duty, these were not 'World Championships'. Activision first supported the scene with a million dollar tournament in 2011 with Call of Duty XP. Due to it taking place on the unreleased Modern Warfare 3 with questionable rules and qualifiers being held on another game (Black Ops), it is not considered to be a 'World Championship'. The first Call of Duty Championship took place in 2013. The first three years of the event took place in the middle of the competitive season, late March or early April, and were run as promotional events for the newest title. Starting with the Call of Duty World League Championship in 2016, Activision created a full global circuit to determine the champions and moved the event to the end of the season. It continued for four years and was then replaced by the franchised Call of Duty League Championship in 2020.

Competitive Seasons[]

Season Platform Title World Championship Winner Location
2024 PC/Crossplay Modern Warfare III Call of Duty League Championship 2024 OpTic Texaslogo stdOpTic Texas Credit Union of Texas Events Center - Allen, United States
2023 PC/Crossplay Modern Warfare II Call of Duty League Championship 2023 New York Sublinerslogo stdNew York Subliners Thomas & Mack Center - Las Vegas, United States
2022 PC/Crossplay Vanguard Call of Duty League Championship 2022 Los Angeles Thieveslogo stdLos Angeles Thieves Galen Center - Los Angeles, United States
2021 PC/Crossplay Black Ops Cold War Call of Duty League Championship 2021 Atlanta FaZelogo stdAtlanta FaZe Galen Center - Los Angeles, United States
2020 PlayStation 4 Modern Warfare Call of Duty League Championship 2020 Dallas Empirelogo stdDallas Empire online
2019 PlayStation 4 Black Ops 4 Call of Duty World League Championship 2019 EUnitedlogo stdeUnited Pauley Pavilion - Los Angeles, United States
2018 PlayStation 4 World War II Call of Duty World League Championship 2018 Evil Geniuseslogo stdEvil Geniuses MLG Arena/Nationwide Arena - Columbus, United States
2017 PlayStation 4 Infinite Warfare Call of Duty World League Championship 2017 OpTic Gaminglogo stdOpTic Gaming Amway Center - Orlando, United States
2016 PlayStation 4 Black Ops 3 Call of Duty World League Championship 2016 Team Envylogo stdTeam Envy The Forum - Inglewood, United States
2015 Xbox One Advanced Warfare Call of Duty Championship 2015 Denial Esports NAlogo stdDenial Esports LA Convention Center - Los Angeles, United States
2014 Xbox One/360 Ghosts Call of Duty Championship 2014 CompLexity Gaminglogo stdcompLexity Gaming LA Convention Center - Los Angeles, United States
2013 Xbox 360 Black Ops 2 Call of Duty Championship 2013 Fariko Impactlogo stdFariko Impact Hollywood Palladium - Hollywood, United States
2012 Xbox 360 Modern Warfare 3 N/A N/A N/A
2011 PlayStation 3 Black Ops MLG National Championship 2011 Quantic Nex-TT-hreatlogo stdQuantic Nex-TT-hreat Rhode Island Convention Center - Providence, United States
2010 PlayStation 3 Modern Warfare 2 MLG National Championship 2010 Influencelogo stdInfluence Hilton Anatole - Dallas, United States
2009 Xbox 360 Call of Duty 4 MLG National Championship 2009 Xtravagantlogo stdXtravagant Anaheim Convention Center - Anaheim, United States
2008 Xbox 360 Call of Duty 4 MLG National Championship 2008 Team FeaRlogo stdTeam FeaR Hard Rock Hotel - Las Vegas, United States

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