Activision Announces Call of Duty World League
In their blog post, Activision talked about some of the advantages that this World League will bring to the competitive Call of Duty community. “The Call of Duty World League will bring competitive Call of Duty to new audiences and long-time fans alike with regional competitions and live-streamed events throughout the year.”
Activision also stated that the Call of Duty World League will serve as the main competitive league for Call of Duty, with many incentives including a $3 million prize pool and the chance to qualify for the Call of Duty Championship in 2016. “What’s more, the Call of Duty World League will offer new opportunities for amateur players and fans of all skill levels to compete and even earn a spot at the Call of Duty Championship. We’re also upping the stakes by tripling the prize pool to $3 million in potential winnings throughout the year.”
Activision announced that the Call of Duty Championship will now be moved from the Spring of 2016 to the Fall of 2016, which will make it the final LAN event for Black Ops III.
The new World League structure will include two divisions: a Pro Division and a Challenge Division. This new setup will level the playing field and give both amateur and professional teams an equal opportunity to play in the World League and have a shot at qualifying for the Call of Duty Championship. “The Pro Division will feature two seasons in North America, Europe, and Australia - the first of which kicks off in January of 2016. Each season will feature its own regional LAN championship, which fans can watch in-person or online. The results of each regional Pro season will determine which teams advance to the Call of Duty Championship.”
Activision then went on to describe the Challenge Division and what makes it different from the Pro Division. “The Challenge Division will give amateur teams a chance to compete through a series of official LAN events and secure a place at the Call of Duty Championship.”
Everyone is obviously really excited about today’s announcement of the Call of Duty World League. It is great that Activision is taking matters into their own hands to try to continue the growth and development of Call of Duty eSports.
Stay tuned for more exciting announcements from Activision and Call of Duty in the near future.
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