As the inaugural season of the Call of Duty League (CDL) reaches its halfway point at the Seattle Home Series, the League has confirmed format to the season-ending championship among other resoundingly positive changes for the league.
All 12 Teams at Champs
The newly revealed format will see all 12 franchise teams compete for a chance to be crowned the first CDL champion as opposed to the top eight teams in the league table.
- 1st and 2nd place automatically seeded into Round 3 of the Winner’s Bracket
- 3rd and 4th place automatically seeded into Round 2 of the Winner’s Bracket
- 5th-8th place seeded into Round 1 of the Winner’s Bracket
- 9-12th place seeded into Round 1 of the Elimination Bracket
The winning team will receive $2 million in prize money, almost a half of the $4.6 million which will be on the line at the tournament.
- 1st (2020 Champion): $2,000,000
- 2nd (1 team): $1,000,000
- 3rd (1 team): $500,000
- 4th (1 team): $300,000
- 5th (2 teams): $200,000
- 7th (2 teams): $125,000
- 9th (2 teams): $75,000
- 11th/12th (2 teams, last place): $0
The league also confirmed that the tournament will take place in August with dates yet to be revealed..Hopefully it can be contested in an offline environment if the current global climate improves in the coming months.
After it emerged that there were talks of Domination being removed from the competitive rotation, the CDL has confirmed that those talks between league officials and players did take place.
Players agreed that Domination should remain in the playlists for the time being.
Players also had the chance to discuss the possibility of new maps being added into the competitive map pool but at this time, no new maps will be arriving into the rotation which does not come as a surprise.
Watching the CDL will soon give viewers the chance to earn exclusive in-game items. Watch tournaments through the CDL website or through the Call of Duty companion app while signed into your Activision account to be eligible for drops!
More information surrounding the program will be announced in the coming weeks.