Call of Duty League lays out point system for 2020

Activision delivers more details on the CDL format.

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Activision revealed the point system and home series tournament structure today for the Call of Duty League’s first season.

The inaugural Call of Duty League will kick off with a Launch Weekend in Minneapolis from Jan. 24 to 26. Teams will be competing for Call of Duty League points, which can be earned by winning matches and tournaments.

All 12 teams will be competing at the Launch Weekend, with each team having two matches. Every match won will earn 10 CDL Points. The overall Home Series Weekend event winner will earn an additional 10 CDL Points.

Each Home Series Weekend will offer the following points to winning teams:

  • First: 50 CDL Points
  • Second: 30 CDL Points
  • Third/fourth: 20 CDL Points
  • Fifth/sixth: 10 CDL Points
  • Seventh/eighth: Zero CDL Points

Week two in London on Feb. 8 will feature eight teams competing in a tournament bracket, with the teams being split into two groups.

Regular season CDL points will be used to determine the top eight teams who will qualify for the playoffs. There will also be four wild card spots that will compete for a qualifying spot in a single-elimination bracket.

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The top two seeds from the regular season will earn a first-round bye in a double-elimination bracket.

The Call of Duty League will start on Jan. 24 in Minnesota where the RØKKR will host the Launch Weekend for all 12 teams.