New details about the Call of Duty League, set to be launched in 2020 have this week been released. The new franchised competition replacing the current iteration, will for example feature tournament-based play during its inaugural season, “familiar to the legacy of Call of Duty esports and fresh amidst the backdrop of our city-based franchise structure.”
The call of Duty League, set to be launched in 2020, will feature tournament-based play the League confirmed earlier today, in line with Call of Duty spirit and tradition. The League confirmed a number of details regarding the new iteration of the current competition, and sent the following tweet out, to all CoD fans:
Starting already in the second week of the 2020 CoD League season set to be held in London and scheduled to take place from February 8th to 9th, pro CoD teams will battle it out in a tournament-based structure that the league claims will be “familiar to the legacy of Call of Duty esports and fresh amidst the backdrop of our city-based franchise structure.”
The League went on to say: “This format, coupled with a brand new points system that goes into effect on Launch Weekend, will deliver a competitive experience where every match of the season matters … The result: fans will get to see more matches, more drama, and more teams competing each home series weekend.”
The League revealed its initial schedule back in November, for the inaugural season of the new franchised league. The schedule features 24 events with two homestands in each franchise location.
These new announcements however mean that the Call of Duty League franchises will instead host ‘home series weekends’ featuring tournament-based gameplay instead of individual matches following the conclusion of the Launch Weekend in Minnesota.
The League confirmed that “Launch Weekend will feature predetermined matches in which each team competes twice in head-to-head play, … Each Home Series weekend, thereafter, will feature eight teams competing in a tournament-style competition, providing an opportunity to reign over the weekend bracket, and add to their individual Call of Duty League season point total.”
Specific details of the new points system are yet to be announced, but the league did reveal some details regarding the competition format: the top eight ranked teams at the end of the regular season will advance to the Call of Duty League playoffs. The last six remaining playoff teams at the CoD League Championship Weekend will compete in a double-elimination bracket until a new world champion is crowned.
For now, though, Call of Duty fans will have to be patient and look forward to the start of the 2020 Call of Duty League season, set to begin on January 24th in Minnesota. That’s it for the latest esports news from esportsnow today. Get involved on Facebook or Twitter, give your opinions, talk to fellow esports fans, but most importantly, never miss out on the latest happenings in the wonderful world of esports. Thanks for reading.